with the enemy at Beverly ford, a victory saddened by the death of Lieut. I. W. Brewer
, Third company, and other brave men, went into the fighting at Manassas plains with two of the companies assigned to different brigades.
The Fourth, under Capt. B. F. Eshleman
, Lieuts. J. Norcum
, H. A. Battles
, and G. E. Apps
, was with Pickett
's brigade; the Second, under Capt. J. B. Richardson
, Lieuts. Samuel Hawes
, G. B. De Russy
, and J. D. Britton
, with Toombs
The First under Capt. C. W. Squires
, Lieuts. E. Owen
, J. M. Galbraith
, and C. H. C. Brown
; and the Third under Capt. M. B. Miller
, Lieuts. Frank McElroy
and Andrew Hero
, were held together.
About noon on the 29th, Longstreet
to open on the enemy's batteries near Groveton
soon found the enemy with his shells and silenced a battery in front.
, with three rifle guns under Lieutenant Owen
, and followed by Lieutenant Landry
's Donaldsonville artillery, two guns, found place on Miller
The roar of these guns, pouring confusion into the enemy's lines of infantry, meant that Longstreet
, long looked for, was near, and that a strong fighter had come to the help of a greater.
, on the qui vive
, hears the welcome note.
Thousands listening to the guns yell wildly along their battle-lines.
's army is no longer separated from its brothers—Lee will have his lieutenants at each hand.
Next morning (30th) Richardson
, going to the front with Toombs
, came to the rescue at the Chinn house
where the Confederate infantry had taken a battery, but feared its loss in the face of heavy reinforcements.. When Richardson
got in position on the left of the Chinn house
, the enemy was advancing rapidly in large force, but after a few shots he succeeded in holding the captured battery and compelling another battery—immediately in his front and greatly annoying our infantry —to retire from the field.
Having got the four Napoleons Richardson
turned them on their late owners—a good