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e marched toward the locks. Near South Mills it encountered Col. A. R. Wright, commanding the Third Georgia regiment (585 strong), some drafted North Carolina militia, Gillett's company of Southampton cavalry, and McComas' battery of four pieces. Wright's total force seems to have numbered about 750 men. Of these, he sent three companies and the militia a mile to the rear to hold an important crossing. Stationing his artillery in the road and supporting it with his little force, which General Huger says was not over 400 men, Wright pluckily waited for the attack of the enemy. In spite of a long march, Reno, who had no idea of the small number of his foe, attacked promptly, but for three hours made no impression on Wright's force, sheltered cleverly by the artillery and a strip of woods. At last McComas, who had fought his guns manfully, was killed, and Colonel Wright fell back a mile to his supports. General Reno did not attempt to follow, and that night at 10 o'clock left his d
part of it was the result must have been disastrous to McClellan. Longstreet, who commanded the entire right, was to send in D. H. Hill's division in a front attack on Casey on the Williamsburg road, and support that attack by his own division. Huger was to move on the Charles City road, parallel to Hill, and make a flank attack synchronous with Hill's front attack. G. W. Smith, in charge of the left wing, was to keep Sumner's corps, north of the river, from reinforcing Keyes, and if not attacked early, he was to assist the right wing. For various reasons, not in the province of this writer to consider, only a part of the plan was carried into effect. Huger never made the flank attack, and in the first day's fight only one of Longstreet's brigades got into close action, although Hill's division was fighting Casey, Couch and Kearny. On the left wing, the line of battle was never formed until the head of Sumner's corps was in position to receive it. On the day appointed, D. H.
um. This was a square stand — up fight, with no intrenchments of any sort on either side. It had been expected that General Huger would engage Slocum, and that General Jackson would attack the Federal right, while Longstreet pressed the front. However, both Jackson and Huger found it impracticable to reach the ground in time. Hence Longstreet alone struck the blow in which all were expected to participate. On opening the battle, General Longstreet sent Branch's--North Carolina brigade of ue might have been less disastrous to them. However, of the ten divisions present, only those of McLaws, D. R. Jones and Huger, all under Magruder, on the right, and that of D. H. Hill, in the center, dashed against those guns; and these two forces, detaches Sickles' and Meagher's brigades successively to Couch's assistance. During this time, Whiting on the left and Huger on the right suffer Hill's soldiers to become exhausted without supporting them. .... At 7 o'clock, Hill reorganized the
commanded at Vienna, in the first encounter of the cavalry of the opposing armies. On March 6, 1862, he was promoted Brigadier-general for the express purpose of organizing the cavalry of Generals Johnston and Beauregard in the West and Southwest, but New Bern having fallen, his destination was changed, and he was engaged for a time in holding in check the enemy in eastern North Carolina. In June, 1862, in command of a brigade of six North Carolina regiments, he was temporarily attached to Huger's division. His troops, though mainly new to battle, were distinguished both at the opening and the close of the bloody Seven Days struggle. In the Maryland campaign he commanded a brigade composed of the Twenty-fourth, Twenty-fifth, Thirty-fifth and Forty-ninth regiments, Walker's division, Longstreet's corps; participated in the reduction of Harper's Ferry, and was distinguished at Sharpsburg. In his report of the latter battle General Walker wrote: To Brigadier-General Ransom's coolne