of the 13th and marched to the brow of the hill in front, losing 9 killed and 44 wounded, though the brigade was not actively in the fight.
On the 14th the Seventh regiment was sent to fill a gap in the line along the railroad.
Had there been any question of the result of the battle, any doubt of the final outcome at any hour of the day before the sun went down, the Louisiana
infantry would have been called on to lend their aid to make the issue glorious.
batteries rendered effective service during the 13th and 14th.
The Guard artillery took position with the gallant Pelham
on the extreme right.
This was the post of responsibility, for wherever Pelham
's guns were heard there honor abode.
Their enfilading fire mowed down the enemy, actively threatening on the plain.
Here Capt. Edgar D'Aquin
The Washington artillery, with its four batteries, gallantly and, it need not be added, successfully defended Marye's hill against heavy and repeated assaults during the day. Five successive charges were repulsed by their skilled gunners.
Among the generals who bravely led the assaulting lines was Hancock
, known far and wide in the army of the Potomac as ‘Hancock the Superb
Among the devoted soldiers who fell in the ‘slaughter-pen’ before their invincible fire came the Zouaves and Meagher's Irish brigade.
These brave men, bearing the green flag with Ireland
's golden harp, did not stop their impetuous rush until within five and twenty paces of Cobb
's infantry line.
There they were met with such a tempest of shell, shot, canister and musketry, that two-thirds of them were left on the field in front of the stone wall.
After four hours and a half of this dreadful work, calling for the concert of every faculty of mind, heart and body, Colonel Walton
relinquished the defense to Moody
's Madison ‘Tips.’
The ‘Tips,’ true to their