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irection. Longstreet and A. P. Hill moved nearer the Chickahominy. Many prisoners were taken in their progress, and the conflagrations of wagons and stores marked the way of the retreating army. Longstreet and Hill reached the vicinity of New-Bridge about noon. It was ascertained that the enemy had taken a position behind Powhite Creek, prepared to dispute our progress. He occupied a range of hills, with his right resting in the vicinity of McGehee's house, and his left near that of Dr. Gaines, on a wooded bluff, which rose abruptly from a deep ravine. The ravine was filled with sharp-shooters, to whom its banks gave protection. A second line of infantry was stationed on the side of the hill, behind a breastwork of trees, above the first. A third occupied the crest, strengthened with rifle-trenches, and crowned with artillery. The approach to this position was over an open plain, about a quarter of a mile wide, commanded by this triple line of fire, and swept by the heavy bat
ong the entire front of the woods in rear of Dr. Gaines's house, discovered to me the position in whared this forest, we arrived at the house of Dr. Gaines; beyond this house, as we approached it, was camp of the enemy. Slightly to the left of Dr. Gaines's house, the field was bounded by a small grthe open field extending beyond the house of Dr. Gaines, the enemy's skirmishers could be distinctlyorks and retreated rapidly in the direction of Gaines's farm, or Cold Harbor, down the Chickahominy. Crumpler, severely wounded, since dead; Lieutenant Gaines, Adjutant, wounded; eleven privates and ies.--Wounded, one. IV. Into the action at Gaines's farm, or Cold Harbor, my regiment went with attery moved with the brigade until we reached Gaines's farm, when we were halted to wait further orvening of the same day it was again engaged at Gaines's farm; the three howitzers being stationed onh side of the Chickahominy River and occupying Gaines's farm. Our brigade was immediately in rear o[6 more...]
tenant-Colonel P. A. Work, commanding First Texas; Lieutenant-Colonel B. F. Carter, commanding Fourth Texas; Captain Turner, commanding Fifth Texas, although not wounded, deserve great credit for their skilful management and coolness during the battle. It is but justice to Colonel J. C. G. Key, Fourth Texas, to state that he was present at the battles of Boonsboroa Gap and Sharpsburg, although unable to take command of his regiment, in consequence of a severe wound received at the battle of Gaines's farm, June twenty-seventh, 1862. During this engagement and that of the battle of Manassas, Riley's, Bachman's, and Garden's batteries were admirably handled by the battery commanders; Major B. W. Frobel, commanding, acting with great coolness and judgment upon the field. Too much cannot be said of the members of my staff. The chief, Major W. H. Sellers, had his horse shot whilst ably directing the Texas brigade, at the battle of Manassas, during the time of my being sent for by the