ming from that direction, while Garnett's men came in contact with the enemy behind the wall; then Armistead's men rushed across the wall and pursued the enemy, who abandoned the battery some 300 feet in rear of the wall.
Then came a short lull in the battle, but firing was kept up and men fell to rise no more.
About 150 Federals were captured at the angle and taken off the field.
It was at this time that General Lewis A. Armistead was killed, having his left hand on one of the guns of Cushing's battery, and in his right hand he held his sword on which he had placed his hat. Thus a hero meets a hero's death.
The line around the angle was being fast thinned out, and now was the time for reinforcements to push on the victory within our grasp, but none were there to aid Pickett's men in their struggle to hold the position for which they had fought so hard.
The supporting line on Pickett's left struck the enemy's line further to our left, reaching there long before Pickett, th