es of the right.
As the Twelfth Regiment marched back to find its place on the other side of the Plank road, it was mistaken, in the wood, for an advance of the enemy, and fire was opened on it from the other regiments of the brigade.
The men threw themselves to the ground to let the fire pass.
Just then our party of officers was up and rode under the fire.
General Jenkins had not finished the expressions of joyful congratulations which I have quoted when he fell mortally wounded.
Captain Doby and the orderly, Bowen, of Kershaw's staff, were killed.
General Kershaw turned to quiet the troops, when Jenkins's brigade with levelled guns were in the act of returning the fire of the supposed enemy concealed in the wood, but as Kershaw's clear voice called out F-r-i-e-n-d-s!
the arms were recovered, without a shot in return, and the men threw themselves down upon their faces.
At the moment that Jenkins fell I received a severe shock from a minie ball passing through my throat a