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[149] Stuart's headquarters and check the triumphant advance of Pleasanton, who had driven back all our cavalry until they met the ‘Cobb Legion.’ ‘I do not claim that this was the turning point of the day.’ (P. M. B. Young's Report, Records of War of the Rebellion, Vol. XXII, p. 732.) As Major Heros Von Borke, the celebrated Prussian officer on General Stuart's staff, said to General Stuart in my presence: ‘Young's regiment made the grandest charge I see on either continent,’ and Brandy Station is considered the greatest cavalry battle of the war.

Wounded again while attempting to lead two regiments of infantry in the charge, which had been sent to reinforce him, he being in command of Hampton's brigade, August 1, 1863, (but although one of the color-bearers rushed out waving his flag following Colonel Young,) both regiments laid down, preferring ‘to fire lying down’ than to follow the cavalry colonel, whose conspicuous uniform, commanding presence and emphatic pleadings for them to ‘forward,’ in tones that ‘could be heard a mile,’ was too fair a mark for the hundreds who were shooting at him, and he was shot through, and once more promoted for ‘gallantry on the field.’


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