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The General wounded.

Most of General Johnston's staff having been sent off on duty except myself and Colonel——, and the air seeming to be alive with whizzing bullets and bursting shells, Colonel——would move his head from side to side, as if trying to dodge them. General Johnston turned toward him and smiling said: ‘Colonel, there is no use of dodging; when you hear them they have passed.’ Just after saying this a shell exploded immediately in his front, striking the General from his horse, severely wounded and unconscious. I immediately sprang forward, catching him up in my arms, carried him out of the enemy's fire. Others coming to my assistance we moved him back about a quarter of a mile, and laying him down, hastily sent for a stretcher.

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