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‘ [284] half an hour, until a battery was brought into position on the right of the pike, when General Ramseur again ordered an advance, which was made in good order and with a gallantry never exceeded. In this advance Battle's brigade charged a battery in its front, capturing, in addition to six guns, many prisoners and a flag.’

General Battle never sufficiently recovered from his wounds to enable him to return to the field, and Colonel Hobson remained in command of the brigade until the end, and surrendered it at Appomattox.

I have known many men of character and renown, but I have never known one who more admirably combined the officer and the gentleman than did Edwin LaFayette Hobson. He was the flower of chivalry and the soul of honor.

Cullen A. Battle. Petersburg, Va., November 11, 1910.

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