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Report of General Harris concerning an incident at the battle of the Wilderness.

Headquarters brigade, December 2d, 1864.
Lieutenant-General R. H. Anderson:
General — Your note, inquiring about an incident which happened on the evening of the sixth of May last, in the Wilderness, during the advance of my brigade, is received. The main facts related by you are true. The enemy were moving by the flank with the apparent intention of getting in rear of the brigades of Davis, Perry and Law, when my brigade suddenly encountered them. They halted, came to a front and fired one volley, which wounded Colonel Manlove and four or five of my men.

My command then fired, gave a yell and charged, driving the enemy with ease, killing thirty or forty, including one colonel, one lieutenant-colonel, a captain and inspector of ordnance on General Burnside's staff; wounding many and capturing ninety or one hundred, including one colonel.

Hoping this incomplete narration of facts will prove satisfactory,

I am, General, with high respect, your obedient servant,

W. H. Harris, Brigadier-General.

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