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The charge of Cooke's cavalry at Gaines's Mill. by Philip St. George Cooke, Brevet Major-General, U. S. A. In The century for June, 1885, there is an article on the battle of Gaines's Mill, signed by Fitz John Porter, in which appear singular errors of statement regarding the action of the Cavalry reserve, affecting also the conduct and reputation of its commander. He says [see p. 340 of the present volume]: We lost in all twenty-two cannon; some of these broke down while we were with
r saw a battery or two emerge from the dust, . . . withdrawing from the contest.
I then wheeled my squadrons into column of fours, at a trot along the top of the hill, until getting in rear of the batteries — receiving the enemy's fire at a loss of an officer and many men and horses — and, as I then supposed, saving the batteries from further loss.
The orders actually given were to support the batteries to the last moment, and then charge, if necessary, to save them.
Detroit, June, 1885