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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 25: the battle of Bull's Run, (search)
broke the Confederate line into fragments, and sent them flying, was a furious charge directly on their center by the New York Twenty-seventh, Colonel Henry W. Slocum. The troops engaged in this first severe conflict of the day were the First and Second Rhode Island, Second New Hampshire, Eighth, Fourteenth, and Twenty-seventh New York, Sykes's battalion of Regulars, Griffin'a battery, and Major Reynolds's Rhode Island Marine Artillery. The fugitives found General T. J. Jackson, with Stanard's battery, on the plateau. He was in command of reserves next behind Bee, and had just arrived and taken position on the eastern edge of the table-land. When Bee hurriedly exclaimed, They are beating us back! Jackson calmly replied, Well, Sir, we will give them the bayonet. This firmness encouraged Bee, and he tried to rally his men. Form! Form! he cried. There stands Jackson like a stone wall. The force of that idea was wonderful. The flight was checked, and comparative order was