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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 4: military operations in Western Virginia, and on the sea-coast (search)
rteenth, under Colonel Smith. A battery of two rifled 6-pounders was commanded by Captain Schneider, and another of four mountain howitzers was in charge of Captain McMullen. The order was promptly obeyed. The Tenth Ohio still led, and at half-past 3 o'clock in the afternoon, when Lytle's skirmishers emerged from the woods into upon them the concentrated fire of the foe. The storm was so heavy that the line recoiled and broke, but it was soon rallied, and the batteries of Schneider and McMullen were ordered up to the support of the smitten regiment. Benham was now satisfied that Floyd's weakest point was on his right wing, and he resolved to attack hConfederates. Lowe was pushing rapidly forward, when he was instantly killed by a musket-ball that pierced his forehead and entered his brain. Hartsuff hurried McMullen's battery into a position to play effectively on the principal redoubt, whilst Schneider's on the right of the road completely commanded the entire front of the