artillery. After the second, a flag of truce was sent from the town to obtain permission to provide for the wounded. Three heavy lines advanced immediately upon the return of the flag and renewed the attack. They were bravely repulsed on the right and left, but the small force at the foot of Marye's hill, overpowered by more than ten times their numbers, was captured, after a heroic resistance, and the hill carried. Eight piecies of artillery were taken on Marye's and the adjacent heights. The remainder of Barksdale's brigade, together with that of General Hays, and the artillery on the right, retired down the telegraph road. The success of the enemy enabled him to threaten our communications by moving down the telegraph road or to come upon our rear at Chancellorsville by the plank road. He at first advanced on the former, but was checked by General Early, who had halted the commands of Barksdale and Hays, with the artillery, about two miles from Marye's hill, and reinforced them with three regiments of Gordon's brigade. The enemy then began to advance up the plank road, his progress being gallantly disputed by the brigade of General Wilcox, who had moved from Banks' ford as rapidly as possible to the assistance of General Barksdale; but arrived too late to take part in the action. General Wilcox fell back slowly until he reached Salem church, on the plank road, about five miles from Fredericksburg. Information of this state of affairs in our rear having reached Chancellorsville, as already stated, General McLaws, with his three brigades and one of General Anderson's, was ordered to reinforce General Wilcox. He arrived at Salem church early in the afternoon, where he found General Wilcox in line of battle, with a large force of the enemy — consisting, as was reported, of one army corps and part of another — under Major-General Sedgwick, in his front. The brigades of Kershaw and Wofford were placed on the right of Wilcox, those of Semmes and Mahone on his left. The enemy's artillery played vigorously upon our position for some time, when his infantry advanced in three strong lines, the attack being directed mainly against General Wilcox, but partially involving the brigades on his left. The assault was met with the utmost firmness, and after a fierce struggle, the first line was repulsed with great slaughter. The second then came forward, but immediately broke under the close and deadly fire which it encountered, and the whole mass fled in confusion to the rear. They were pursued by the brigades of Wilcox and Semmes, which advanced
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The defence of Mobile in 1865 .
Detailed Minutiae of soldier life in the army of Northern Virginia .
Defence of Fort Gregg .
Address on the character of General R. E. Lee , delivered in Richmond on Wednesday , January 19th , 1876 , the anniversary of General Lee 's birth
March 7th to 12th , 1865
Maryland troops in the Confederate service.
Comments on the First volume of Count of Paris ' civil War in America .
The last Confederate surrender.
The peace Commission of 1865 .
Memoranda of the operations of Brigadier-General W. H. F. Lee 's command during General Stoneman 's raid into Virginia .
Report of Major-General C. L. Stevenson from the beginning of the Dalton - Atlanta campaign to May 30 , 1864 .
April 5th to 10th , 1865
Report of Major-General Samuel Jones of operations at Charleston, South Carolina , from December 5th to 27th , 1864 .
Sketch of the late General S. Cooper .
Report of General J. E. B. Stuart of cavalry operations on First Maryland campaign, from August 30th to September 18th , 1862 .
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