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Boonsboro, which latter place was occupied by Wright's brigade of Anderson's division. From this pforward; Perry's brigade quickly followed, and Wright moved simultaneously with him. The two divisio the fight was raging on our right, Wilcox and Wright of Anderson's division, were pressing the enemred, and nearly up to the summit of the hill. Wright had swept over the valley, under a terrific fing the mighty efforts of two little brigades, (Wright's and Wilcox's, for Perry had fallen back over Perry's brigade, which was between Wilcox and Wright, soon after its first advance, was pressed so ank, while a large force was thrown in rear of Wright's right flank. The failure of Posey and Mahonights captured and abandoned the day before by Wright. Lieut.-Gen. Longstreet massed a large numberne on the heights stormed on the day before by Wright's brigade. Our fire drew a most terrific one this critical moment the shattered remnant of Wright's Georgia brigade is moved forward to cover th[8 more...]
: General: We have been hard pressed since daylight by the combined forces of Price, Holmes, Marmaduke, Parsons, Carter, Dobbins, and others. Thus far we have held our own, and have captured several hundred prisoners, whom I send to you by Major Wright, of the Twenty-fourth Iowa, on board the steamer Tycoon. The enemy are now evidently preparing for a renewed attack in force. Send another gunboat if possible. The Tyler has done good service to-day. In great haste, your obedient serstern laws that govern a military organization. Assistant-Surgeons Nicholson and Eakin were on the field, and were active and vigilant in their attentions to the wounded. A section of the Third Iowa battery (from Dubuque) commanded by Lieutenant Wright, was posted on our right, and did good service, and rendered the position of the enemy very uncomfortable. I would like to give you the details of the general engagement, but have not time, and you will doubtless see them elsewhere. Suf
before them. It was now about two P. M. The enemy was being largely reenforced, and hurrying forward his multiplied numbers to recover his lost ground, when the chafing Cheatham moved forward his veterans of J. K. Jackson's, Maney's, Strahl's, Wright's, and Preston Smith's brigades, relieving Liddell's command, and met the shock of battle as the enemy's forces came rolling down toward them. The artillery, under Major Melancthon Smith, opened on them a sweeping fire which made their columns srisoners. Like the ocean's wave, rolled onward the brigades of the warrior Cheatham toward the centre of the enemy's works, which were carried with an irresistible impetuosity. Maney's brigade adding new laurels to its fame, as well as Strahl's, Wright's, Jackson's, and the lamented Preston Smith's capturing several pieces of artillery, and a large number of prisoners. This sealed our victory. The enemy was totally routed from right, left, and centre, and was in full retreat to Chattanooga, n