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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The captured guns at Spotsylvania Courthouse — Correction of General Ewell's report. (search)
o take position about one hundred yards to the right of Carter; and Reese, four rifles, about fifty yards to the right of Fry. Total, fourtee order to place Fry's two guns under Lieutenant Deas, and thence to Reese's battery. Having seen Reese going into position, I started off toReese going into position, I started off to return to Montgomery's battery (formerly commanded by me), but was astonished to find that the enemy had already captured that part of the lceeded in firing once. In this condition of affairs, I returned to Reese's battery at once, and ordered Captain Reese to save his guns. OnlCaptain Reese to save his guns. Only one was saved, and this was brought off under the charge of a sergeant, whose name, I regret to say, I cannot recall. Captain Reese and thCaptain Reese and the remaining three guns were captured, without the opportunity of firing a shot. This rifle gun of Reese's, therefore, and Montgomery's brassReese's, therefore, and Montgomery's brass twelve-pounder, before mentioned, were the only two guns of my battalion that were saved, and I came off with them along with Lieutenant Coc