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Zzzsergeant—Major Lacy's recollection.

Sergeant-Major James B. Lacy says: ‘On our advance we came to a little stream in a bottom, which we crossed, and found ourselves in sight of the field, and saw the enemy occupying the Howlett-house works. We came to a halt, and I think it was Captain Waid who asked me “where was Morrison?” As I did not know, he sent me to look for you. I found you a short distance in rear, talking with one of the sergeants in the line of file-closers.’

I delivered his message, which was, “We have sighted the enemy and await your instructions.” Your reply was, “Use your own discretion, but be prudent, and tell him not to get where he cannot extricate himself.” I ran back swiftly, found the men where I had left them, gave Captain Waid the instructions, and had hardly done so when, without any order that I heard, a big yell went up, and every man dashed out of the woods and into the field, and the enemy, making little resistance, left the works just before we got to them.

‘You were dismounted when I saw you in the woods, and did not have your horse with you. All the horses were left on the pike when we entered the woods.’


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