But I cannot give a fairer or better idea of our view of the battle than by quoting from pages 48, 49 of Colonel Taylor's admirable book:
From these extracts I think it will be clear to the candid reader that the retreat to the Jamesss of artillery concentrated, as the Federal guns at Malvern Hill were, upon very short attacking lines of infantry.
Colonel Taylor says divisions were marched forward at different times, each attacking independently and each in turn repulsed.
I thto Lee, notwithstanding his successful defense at Malvern Hill.
The matter will be found circumstantially set out in Colonel Taylor's book, pages 41-44, substantiated and confirmed by a full extract from General Stuart's manuscript of Reports and nost as I have reason to believe, had never been in the region before.
Yet, once more.
Stuart, glorious Stuart, as Colonel Taylor justly calls him, while his boyish indiscretion in firing into the huddled masses of the enemy from Evelington Height