's run, opposing the Federal
attempt to extend their line of battle.
In this engagement, S. W. Crowson
of the Ninth was wounded; Colonel Scott
of the Tenth received a serious wound, resulting in amputation of his arm; Captain Floyd
of the Eleventh Florida was killed.
The brigade was now ordered to winter quarters, but before reaching them received orders to-return, as the enemy was making demonstrations for an attack upon General Gordon
south of Hatcher
's run. Moving rapidly to his assistance they found that he had engaged the enemy.
As brigade after brigade came up they formed a line of battle, with only 3,500 effective men, under General Finegan
; then charged the enemy, who fled in confusion, until night ended the battle.
On the morning of the 2d of April, General Lee
's lines were broken and the retreat began.
On the 6th the enemy pressed upon us in the rear and by a flank movement other portions of the army pressed us on another road.
Various lines of battle were formed, and the Fifth, Eighth and Eleventh Florida regiments, commanded by Gen. Theodore Brevard
, were sent out as skirmishers and captured by General Custer
's cavalry force.
The remainder of the Florida
brigade crossed High bridge
and marched to Farmville
The Ninth Florida, being crowded by the enemy, halted and fortified for an attack, and picket-fighting began.
The enemy then made a charge but were repulsed.
Massing their forces in a ravine that ran to the left of the Confederate
command, their movement was discovered by General Sorrel
, who by a gallant charge captured 900 prisoners, 200 others having been captured during the engagement.
This was the last battle.
the army reached Appomattox Court House.
Capt. L. M. G. Gary
, of Company G, remained with the Ninth until late in the fall, engaging in all the battles fought to that time.
Being appointed a staff officer of his brother, Gen. M. W. Gary
, he was engaged with that