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[Xv.]

near Petersburg, December 18, 1864.1
* * * I have just been ordered to instruct Major Wooton ‘to catch two or three Yankees’ to find out where the Nineteenth Yankee corps is. I would not be surprised when he makes the attack on the enemy's skirmish line to hear a shell come whizzing or bursting over my new quarters. * * * *


1 See Southern Historical Society Papers, Vol. IX, pages 493-4—History of Lane's North Carolina Brigade.

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