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Southern Historical Society Papers.

Vol. IX, Richmond, Va., June, 1881. no. 6.

History of Lane's North Carolina brigade.

By Gen. James H. Lane.

Battle of Jericho Ford — report of General Lane.

Headquarters Lane's brigade, September 20, 1864.
Major,--I have the honor to report that we left the church in the neighborhood of Spotsylvania Courthouse after dark on the 21st of May, marched until 2 o'clock that night, resumed our march at 4 1/2 o'clock on the morning of the 22d, and bivouaced about noon that day near Hewlett's Station, on the Central railroad. At 6 o'clock A. M., on the 23d, we moved still further down the railroad, and about noon went into camp close to the South Anna river and near Anderson's Station. That afternoon we were ordered up the railroad, formed line of battle on the right of McGowan, perpendicular to the road, and threw forward a portion of our sharp-shooters. The Seventh regiment was soon afterwards detached to guard a ford on the river. We were subsequently ordered still further up the road — our sharp-shooters

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