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[359] by General Lee that the brigade was his last available reserve, and unless they recaptured the works he intended to reform it in person, and lead it. ‘Well,’ said one of the men, ‘if the old man comes down here, we will tie him to a sapling while we make the fight.’

The gallant officer who has kindly furnished this valuable account, has made a valuable contribution to that history which will surely accord the credit due to all the gallant officers and men who participated on this memorable occasion with Mahone's division.

Very respectfully,

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