Zzzgood work of Sharpshooters.
It will therefore be seen from the statements of these witnesses that the sharpshooters not only brought on the engagement and drove the enemy, but did so notwithstanding the fire from their own troops in the rear, and the swamp, marsh and burning woods in front.
The corps was on daily duty as scouts and flank pickets on the line of march, and at Spotsylvania Courthouse were deployed on an extended line from the extreme right of our division — a position they held while the brigade was moved to the left in support of other troops where they engaged in this hard-fought battle.
They subsequently were sent to the extreme left, and across the river Po
to meet a flanking column of the enemy, whose intention it was to turn our left flank.
, who conducted this movement, pushed the sharpshooters rapidly forward, following with his line of battle, broke through the marching column, capturing a great many prisoners, and routing the remainder.
At Jericho's Ford on the North Anna river
, near Verdon station, in Hanover county
, the corps of sharpshooters accomplished