Though my perishing ranks be strewn in their goreThey lay peculiarly thick just in front of the railroad cut; in some instances one on the top of another, and up almost to the very edge of the cut. These were all killed by minnie balls. Especially for the purpose of ascertaining what destruction had been done by our artillery, the Doctor and I rode over the ground which had been commanded by it. Several hundred yards in front of the railroad cut and near a small persimmon tree, we found four bodies which were lying together and had evidently been killed by the same shell. On a hill about three-quarters of a mile from our guns we found another body that had been killed by the artillery. These five were all that we could find, and we wondered at the time, and often spoke of it afterwards, how so many men
Like ocean weeds heaped on a surf-beaten shore.
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