left of the brigade in a wheat field, on the right hand side of the Middletown road, and about 1 1/4 miles from Gettysburg, Penn. After shifting positions from time to time, a charge was ordered, and the troops moved up gallantly, driving the enemy from every position to and through the town. During the advance a portion of the enemy's troops overlapped, and I thought hardly pressed the right of the brigade. I moved my regiment by the right flank, and assisting the Forty-fourth and Twenty-first Georgia regiments, the enemy was soon dislodged with heavy slaughter. The enemy, being now in full retreat, were followed closely through the town, many prisoners being captured. Upon reaching the southern edge of the town a halt was ordered, and we remained in this position until about sunset upon the evening of the 2d. We then moved to the night attack upon the enemy's works, which superior officers saw fit to abandon, and a retrograde movement was made to a hill on the southwest side of the town and about equally distant between the seminary and the cemetery. A slight protection was constructed, and here the troops remained until the entire army fell back to the western and adjacent heights. Whilst in this position my regiment was shelled by our own artillery, and the officer in command should be made to pay the penalty for his criminal conduct. I do not know positively which batteries they were, so I mention no names, but I believe the general officers might ascertain. The regiment acted throughout the entire engagement with its accustomed gallantry. Both officers and men deserve great praise. Major Hardeman was among the first to enter the town, as was Adjutant Thomas. Captain J. T. Carson and Lieutenants Crittenden and Waterman did their duty well and were of assistance to me. I append a list of casualties. I am, Captain, respectfully, Your obedient servant,
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The race problem in the South —Was the Fifteenth Amendment a mistake?
Times have changed.
A list of Confederate officers, prisoners, who were held by Federal authority on Morris Island, S. C. , under Confederate fire from September 7th to October 21st , 1864 .
Annual Reunion of the Association of the Army of Northern Virginia .
Oration of the evening.
Life, services and character of Jefferson Davis .
He truly represented the South in not Negotiating for peace on other terms than independence.
Two revolutions rising on parallel lines—the Revolution of the North against the Constitution .
Secession preached and threatened in all sections—the Northern record for it and against extension of the Union .
The United States treated secession as a political question and met it by Revolution.
The Twelfth Georgia Infantry .
List of casualties in the Twelfth Georgia regiment in the battle of Gettysburg , July 1st , 1863 .
The Monument to General Robert E. Lee .
The unveiling of the statue of General Robert E. Lee , at Richmond, Va. , May 29th , 1890 .
Testimonials from visiting soldiers.
Robert Edward Lee .
Letters of R. E. Lee .
At Lee 's tomb.
Lee 's Birthday: eminent men of the United States send sentiments for the day—ministers, soldiers, statesmen and scholars each bring an offering.
Lee as an educator.
Robert E. Lee .
Prisoners of the civil war.
Andersonville prison .
The unveiling. [ Richmond Dispatch , June 10 , 1890 .]
Valuable war relic.
Casualties in the old First at Gettysburg : two out of every three men who were carried into the charge shot down.
Lee 's Lieutenants.
Names of surviving Generals of the Confederate Army —a valuable Roster. [ Richmond Dispatch , May 29 , 1890 .]
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