rew off his shattered brigades, Magruder ordered in his forces on Hill's right.
The brigades of Armistead, Wright, Mahone, G. T. Anderson, Cobb, Kershaw, Semmes, Ransom, Barksdale and Lawton threw themselves heavily, not all at once, but in succession, against their courageous and impregnably posted foes.
Cobb's command included the Fifteenth North Carolina under Colonel Dowd.
Ransom's brigade was solely a North Carolina one—the Twenty-fourth, Colonel Clark; the Twenty-fifth, Colonel Hill; the Twenty-sixth, Colonel Vance; the Thirty-fifth, Colonel Ransom; the Forty-ninth, Colonel Ramseur. General Hill says of General Magruder's assault:
I never saw 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, tearing great gaps in its ranks; but the heroes reeled on, and were s
etreating enemy near Banks' ford. Twenty of the enemy were wounded by this shelling and fell into our hands the next day, and many were killed.
The total Federal killed and wounded in this series of battles reached 12,216; they also lost 5,711 prisoners.
Rebellion Records, XXV, I, pp. 185, 191. The total Confederate loss in killed and wounded was as follows: killed, 1,581; wounded, 8,700; total, 10,281. North Carolina had fewer regiments than usual with General Lee at this time.
Both Ransom's and Cooke's brigades were on other duty.
There were present in General Lee's army in these battles, 124 regiments and 5 battalions of infantry.
North Carolina had present 24 regiments and 1 battalion.
Nearly exactly, then, one-fifth of the Confederate army was from North Carolina, and one-fifth of the battle casualties would have been, therefore, that State's fair share of loss.
However, of the total Confederate casualties—killed, 1,581; wounded, 8,700—North Carolina lost in killed, 55
ff on the south side of the Confederate capital.
Of the four division commanders under Beauregard, three of them, Gens. Robert Ransom, Hoke and Whiting, were citizens of North Carolina.
The following North Carolina troops were part of that organiznts—Eighth, Colonel Whitson; Thirty-first, Colonel Jordan; Fifty-first, Colonel McKethan; Sixty-first, Colonel Radcliffe; Ransom's brigade—Twenty-fourth, Colonel Clarke; Twenty-fifth, Colonel Rutledge; Thirty-fifth, Colonel Jones; Forty-ninth, Colon was hurried there, thus stopping his brilliant campaign in North Carolina. General Whiting's force was moved up, and General Ransom's division placed under General Beauregard's direction.
Scattered troops were also hastily sent to Beauregard.
Thatcharge of the column of six brigades, with orders to proceed at once toward Drewry's bluff and effect a junction with General Ransom's division.
General Whiting arrived at Petersburg on the 13th, and General Beauregard, after explaining to him his p