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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), History of Lane's North Carolina brigade. (search)
guns of Walker's artillery when we were fighting the assaulting column. The infantry fire in our rear was for a short time more severe than that in front, as Mahone's brigade poured such a fire into us that Lieutenant-Colonel Cowan and Lieutenant-Colonel McGill had to rush back and ask them not to fire into friends. What induced these brave Virginians to fire upon us I have never been able to learn. After my brigade captured the battery of six guns, which we were unable to bring off for tholdier in camp and on the march, as well as in battle. In the flank movement my brigade capturedthree flags and a large number of prisoners — supposed to be about four hundred--notwithstanding, General Mahone said, in the presence of Lieutenant-Colonel McGill, that afternoon, that the d — d North Carolinians were deserting his brave Virginians. First Lieutenant James Grimsley, Company K, Thirty-seventh regiment, with a small squad of men, had the honor of capturing the colors of the Seven