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 Lieutenant James Ellett succeeded to the command of the battery, and proved as efficient and gallant a commander as he had been a second. When temporarily in command of the battery at Sharpsburg, when Captain Crenshaw had gone ahead to locate his position, the writer heard an artillery captain ask Lieutenant Ellett where he was taking his battery, he replied: ‘Just over yonder.’ The captain then suggested that the position was untenable; that he would lose his guns, as he (the captain) had examined the position. Lieutenant Ellett listened attentively, and when the captain had finished, simply said, ‘Forward!’ and the Crenshaw Battery was soon in action and held the position until the battle ended. On Friday, September 26, the following congratulatory order from General A. P. Hill was read at evening assembly:
On Saturday, October 4, the following order from General Lee was read, which is worthy of a place in this history, and needs no comment:
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