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‘ [22] instructions when Colonel Morrison rode up to me from the direction of the left of my line, and I becoming aware of his presence with his regiment, my command of it ceased, but not till then.’

(Ah! Jimmie, here I think your recollection is at fault. I could scarcely get through that swamp on foot. Would never have done so on horseback, and I came from the right.)

First Lieutenant William L. Smith, of the Fifteenth Virginia Infantry, says: ‘Haw's mistake was quite a natural one; he being at one point of the line, could not possibly tell what took place at all times at other points. The facts in the case are these: While we were in skirmish line under the brow of the hill and protected by a slight thicket of trees, you came up and passed in rear of Company A, going to the right. A few moments later we advanced to the attack. I do not know whether you saw Captain Waid assume command or not. I know positively it was at this time you came up, for I remember, distinctly, remarking to one of my comrades, “Well, the Colonel is up just in time for the ball.” ’


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