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fantry, Capt. Wright Huske; Enfield Blues, Capt. D. B. Bell; Southern Stars (Lincoln), Capt. W. J. Hoke. The whole force was nominally under the command of Col. J. B. Magruder, and numbered between 1,200 and 1,400 men. To surprise and capture this force, Gen. B. F. Butler, commanding on the Virginia coast, sent Gen. E. W. Piercton in his Army of the Potomac says that while Colonel Warren yet remained on the ground the Confederates abandoned the position. This is far from correct. General Magruder in his report says that the Confederate cavalry pursued the Federals for five miles. Colonel Carr, who commanded the Federal rear guard, says, The pursuit of the Confederates was easily checked. Battles and Leaders, II, 150. These two reports establish the fact that there was pursuit and not abandonment. Colonel Magruder further says, Official Report. It was not thought prudent to leave Yorktown exposed any longer. I therefore occupied the ground with cavalry, and marched th
eninsula. On the 4th of April, 1862, his troops began to move against the Confederate works, held at that time by Gen. J. B. Magruder with about 11,000 men. General Magruder had spent much time and work upon the construction of parallel lines of foGeneral Magruder had spent much time and work upon the construction of parallel lines of fortifications across the peninsula. However, the Confederate commander-in-chief, General Johnston, after an examination of the works and of the whole ground, decided that it was not feasible to attempt to hold the peninsula, flanked as it was by watether, the North Carolina soldiers, in common with all their comrades from other States, suffered unusual hardships. General Magruder gives this account of the situation in the trenches: From the 4th of April till the 3d of May this army served almosled them to face about to escape being run over at will by their pursuers. The Peninsula, in Civil War Series. General Magruder had been ordered not to stop in Williamsburg at all. Gens. G. W. Smith and D. H. Hill were ordered to resume the mar
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 .-Col. W. P. Bynum, of the Second, and the Third under Colonel Meares. As Hill's men moved in, Magruder also ordered an advance of his troops, but they were delayed and did not get into close action s—a loss, perhaps, of not less than 2,000 men. Just as Hill drew off his shattered brigades, Magruder ordered in his forces on Hill's right. The brigades of Armistead, Wright, Mahone, G. T. Anderse; the Thirty-fifth, Colonel Ransom; the Forty-ninth, Colonel Ramseur. General Hill says of General Magruder's assault: I never saw anything more grandly heroic than the advance after sunset of the nine brigades under Magruder's orders. Unfortunately, they did not move together and were beaten in detail. As each brigade emerged from the woods, from fifty to one hundred guns opened upon it, t
ier-general. In the peninsular campaign in Virginia and at Second Manassas his regiment was a part of Howell Cobb's brigade, first under the division command of Magruder and later of McLaws. At Sharpsburg he commanded the brigade, reduced to 250 men, repelled three assaults of the enemy, and fell back when he had but 50 men leftm the United States service and was commissioned colonel of infantry in the regular army. In September he was commissioned brigadier-general and assigned by General Magruder to command of one of the brigades on the Yorktown, Va., lines. Soon afterward he was given charge of the first division of Magruder's army, the second beingMagruder's army, the second being under General McLaws. He took a prominent part in the defense of Yorktown, and in command of a brigade of Alabama and Georgia regiments participated in the battles of Williamsburg and Seven Pines. In the latter conflict he made an opportune flank movement under great difficulties through a swamp and attacked the enemy. He was