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[125] could march such a long distance under the fire of so many guns and yet so few of them be killed.

Our brigade, on the day of this fight, was commanded by Colonel Brockenbrough of the Fortieth Virginia, General Field having been severely wounded on the day before. We had but little difficulty, and lost very few men, in retaking the line, as the enemy had lost very heavily and had become consideraby scattered in their fight with the Louisiana and Stonewall brigades.

Robert M. Mayo, Late Colonel Forty-Seventh Virginia Infantry. Hague, Westmoreland County, Virginia.

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