closer approach, but when once broken, I never knew them to rally under fire.
At Second Manassas
the Twenty-ninth New York stood until it was necessary to use the bayonet.
four regiments maintained unbroken front until the hostile colors almost kissed.
A large number of prisoners (over one thousand) were captured Sunday, but as Stewart
's men had part in the capture, I cannot say what number thereof properly belonged to the brigade.
It was at Benning
's suggestion that Stewart
made any captures at all, however, for I heard it made and Stewart