line, and then with Pender
's North Carolinians defeated yet a third Federal line after a sharp conflict.
had to withdraw his brigade some distance after this because he found himself beyond support on either flank.
The loss of the brigade in killed and wounded was 177.
Among the killed were Capts. Robert P. Harman
and W. H. Shaw
, and Lieut.-Col. James M. Fielder
. Capt. T. T. Mounger
and Lieut. H. A. Solomon
fell mortally wounded within a few yards of the enemy's breastworks.
reported that Generals Pender
deserved, for their successful attacks, to be specially mentioned.
moved with the main army to meet Hooker
, he left Early
with his division, Barksdale
's brigade, and the reserve artillery under General Pendleton
, to hold Sedgwick
On Sunday, while Hooker
was being pressed back to Chancellorsville
crossed at Fredericksburg
and made an attack upon Marye's hill.
The first attack was repulsed, but a second one carried the trenches, capturing a large part of the Eighteenth Mississippi and part of the Twenty-first, besides a company of the Washington artillery with its guns.
Early, hastening up with his division, checked the progress of the enemy.
The next morning General Early
in the rear, while McLaws
attacked in front.
Early's attack began before that of McLaws
As the brigades of Hoke
crossed Hazel run
to move toward the right, Gordon
's brigade advanced toward Lee
's and Marye
's hills, followed by Smith
Col. C. A. Evans
, of the Thirty-first Georgia, was in the lead in this attack of Gordon
's brigade, recapturing Marye's hill and holding it, and subsequently, aided by the rest of the division, Gordon
compelled the enemy to give up the only advantage he had gained in the three days batties.