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[133] the Sixth Regiment, South Carolina troops, for promotion to the rank of Brigadier-General.

His superior capacity and constancy in the discharge of his ordinary duties as a Colonel would strongly recommend him for advancement, but he merits it more particularly for gallant conduct in battle.

At ‘Seven Pines’ he was one of the leaders in the intrepid and irresistible charge of the Second Brigade, Longstreet's division, which encountered and beat a greatly superior force of the enemy in four successive combats, driving them two miles from their first line of battle.

Throughout the whole action he was conspicuous for skill and courage, coolness and good management.

At the close of the fourth and last encounter he received a very severe wound through the arm and shoulder.

His conduct excited my admiration, and I am happy to perform this rather tardy act of justice.

I am, very respectfully,

Your most obedient servant,

R. H. Anderson, Major-General Provisional Army. To General S. Cooper, Adjutant and Inspector-General, Richmond, Va.

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