‘ They were driven over their own battery by the charge of the Thirty-third,’ and the battery captured as related by General Cummings
After the battle was over, General Jackson
rode to one of the field hospitals.
As he sat upon his horse he looked steadily upon the dying Captain Lee
, of the Thirty-third, who was propped against a small tree, and made this remark: ‘The work Colonel Cumming
's regiment did today was worth the loss of the entire regiment.’
Location of the guns.
It will be observed that in Colonel Cummings
' description of the action, he says: ‘The pieces taken by the Thirty-third were situated considerably to the left (as we were facing) of the Henry House
, and the pieces taken by the other regiments of the brigade were somewhat on the same line, but nearer the Henry House
I have no doubt that this statement as to the location of the guns is correct.
Major R. W. Hunter
, who was at that time first lieutenant and adjutant of the Second Virginia Infantry, which was immediately on the right of the Thirty-third, confirms Colonel Cummings
' statement, and I have seen similar statements in other accounts of the battle.
The History of the Ulster Guard
, a New York regiment, by Colonel Gates
, who commanded it, contains a description of the battle at this point very much like that of Colonel Cummings
Confusion has arisen in some of the versions of this conflict by the writer's failing to distinguish between the separated guns that were taken by Colonel Cummings
and those subsequently carried nearer to the Henry House
, when the whole field was swept in the final Confederate charge.