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General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 5 (search)
st leaving the wood and entering the open ground when I first saw it. Here Colston's brigade joined the Confederate, and Kearney's division the Federal troops engaged. But in the open ground the Confederates were more rapidly successful than in theeft in the road where we found them. Longstreet reported nine thousand men of his division engaged with Hooker's and Kearney's divisions on the right. General Sumner, the ranking Federal officer on the field, stated that two-thirds of Smith's dps, united in this second position, was assailed with such spirit by the Confederate troops that, although reenforced by Kearney's division of Heintzelman's corps, it was broken, divided, and driven from its ground — the greater part along the Willawal of the Confederates to their camps on Monday, although his statement shows clearly that all his troops and Keyes's Kearney's division; Hooker's was not engaged. that fought there were defeated, and driven back six or seven miles to the shelter