Dead bodies several layers deep.
On Monday morning a truce was granted, and the Federals
sent out details to bury their dead between the lines.
They dug a long ditch and placed the bodies crosswise, several layers up, and then refilled it. After they had finished burying their dead and were moving off, General Mahone
noticed that they had left the dirt piled high enough for breastworks on the slope of the hill, midway between the two lines of battle.
He quickly discovered the danger of this, as it would have afforded shelter for another assaulting column.
He stopped the burial detail and made them level the ground, as they found it.
, Chief of Artillery
of General Lee
's army, was standing near, and paid a high compliment to Mahone