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October 13th (search for this): chapter 11.83
rited artillery combat. Field's attack fails. Hoke cannot get at the enemy out of his trenches and does not move. In the afternoon the troops are posted behind Cornelius creek General Gregg killed; Bratton wounded. October 8, 9 Quiet and without change. October 10 Field and Hoke move down in front of Cornelius creek and a line of rifle pits formed. Gary puts two regiments on the left of Field. October 11, 12 Quiet. Troops occupied in strengthening their defences. October 13 Early in the morning Gary's pickets are driven in on the Charles City road. He has hastily to send for the mounted regiment he had on the Nine-Mile road. A force of the enemy presses Field's left and endeavors to turn it. The Texas and Law's brigade are thrown rapidly to the left of the Darbytown road and the others moved up to it, Hoke closing in on Field. The day passes in efforts of the enemy to feel our lines or break through them. The enemy's cavalry on the Charles City road di
October 14th (search for this): chapter 11.83
Quiet. Troops occupied in strengthening their defences. October 13 Early in the morning Gary's pickets are driven in on the Charles City road. He has hastily to send for the mounted regiment he had on the Nine-Mile road. A force of the enemy presses Field's left and endeavors to turn it. The Texas and Law's brigade are thrown rapidly to the left of the Darbytown road and the others moved up to it, Hoke closing in on Field. The day passes in efforts of the enemy to feel our lines or break through them. The enemy's cavalry on the Charles City road disappears and by night everything is again quiet, the enemy having retired. Gary's two dismounted regiments were sent to him in the morning, two regiments of Bratton relieving them. At night Field has four brigades on left of Darbytown road and Bratton on the right of it, Hoke touching his right, and Colquitt's brigade of his division extending to New Market road. October 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 Are all without change of note.
October 11th (search for this): chapter 11.83
the New Market road. Field at once attacks him, and Major Johnson has a spirited artillery combat. Field's attack fails. Hoke cannot get at the enemy out of his trenches and does not move. In the afternoon the troops are posted behind Cornelius creek General Gregg killed; Bratton wounded. October 8, 9 Quiet and without change. October 10 Field and Hoke move down in front of Cornelius creek and a line of rifle pits formed. Gary puts two regiments on the left of Field. October 11, 12 Quiet. Troops occupied in strengthening their defences. October 13 Early in the morning Gary's pickets are driven in on the Charles City road. He has hastily to send for the mounted regiment he had on the Nine-Mile road. A force of the enemy presses Field's left and endeavors to turn it. The Texas and Law's brigade are thrown rapidly to the left of the Darbytown road and the others moved up to it, Hoke closing in on Field. The day passes in efforts of the enemy to feel our
October 12th (search for this): chapter 11.83
Market road. Field at once attacks him, and Major Johnson has a spirited artillery combat. Field's attack fails. Hoke cannot get at the enemy out of his trenches and does not move. In the afternoon the troops are posted behind Cornelius creek General Gregg killed; Bratton wounded. October 8, 9 Quiet and without change. October 10 Field and Hoke move down in front of Cornelius creek and a line of rifle pits formed. Gary puts two regiments on the left of Field. October 11, 12 Quiet. Troops occupied in strengthening their defences. October 13 Early in the morning Gary's pickets are driven in on the Charles City road. He has hastily to send for the mounted regiment he had on the Nine-Mile road. A force of the enemy presses Field's left and endeavors to turn it. The Texas and Law's brigade are thrown rapidly to the left of the Darbytown road and the others moved up to it, Hoke closing in on Field. The day passes in efforts of the enemy to feel our lines or
hen thrown to the left, on the outside of the exterior line, and Hoke on the inside of it. After crossing a thick abatis and an almost impenetrable swamp, the enemy is found in position near the New Market road. Field at once attacks him, and Major Johnson has a spirited artillery combat. Field's attack fails. Hoke cannot get at the enemy out of his trenches and does not move. In the afternoon the troops are posted behind Cornelius creek General Gregg killed; Bratton wounded. October 8, 9 Quiet and without change. October 10 Field and Hoke move down in front of Cornelius creek and a line of rifle pits formed. Gary puts two regiments on the left of Field. October 11, 12 Quiet. Troops occupied in strengthening their defences. October 13 Early in the morning Gary's pickets are driven in on the Charles City road. He has hastily to send for the mounted regiment he had on the Nine-Mile road. A force of the enemy presses Field's left and endeavors to turn it.
October 10th (search for this): chapter 11.83
f the exterior line, and Hoke on the inside of it. After crossing a thick abatis and an almost impenetrable swamp, the enemy is found in position near the New Market road. Field at once attacks him, and Major Johnson has a spirited artillery combat. Field's attack fails. Hoke cannot get at the enemy out of his trenches and does not move. In the afternoon the troops are posted behind Cornelius creek General Gregg killed; Bratton wounded. October 8, 9 Quiet and without change. October 10 Field and Hoke move down in front of Cornelius creek and a line of rifle pits formed. Gary puts two regiments on the left of Field. October 11, 12 Quiet. Troops occupied in strengthening their defences. October 13 Early in the morning Gary's pickets are driven in on the Charles City road. He has hastily to send for the mounted regiment he had on the Nine-Mile road. A force of the enemy presses Field's left and endeavors to turn it. The Texas and Law's brigade are thrown r
He came to Rice's turnout by rail. Fitz. Lee's division of cavalry is also sent to the north side. July 30 In the morning the enemy is discovered to have abandoned the Long Bridge road and retired to the other side of the river, leaving a force at Deep Bottom on the right of our line. Heth's division is sent back to Rice's turnout. His trenches are occupied by Field. In the evening Kershaw recrosses to the south side by Chaffin's Bluff to halt for the night near the Clay house. July 31, August 1 and 2 Affairs unchanged. August 3 Colonel Carter, with some artillery, moves down the river, escorted by two regiments of cavalry, to annoy the enemy's transports. August 4, 5 Quiet and without change. August 6 General Anderson visits Richmond to meet the President and General Lee. Soon after I receive orders to join him with the staff. August 7 Leave Richmond at 7.30 A. M. by rail and arrive at Mitchell's station at dark. August 8 Last of Kersha
October 18th (search for this): chapter 11.83
Quiet. Troops occupied in strengthening their defences. October 13 Early in the morning Gary's pickets are driven in on the Charles City road. He has hastily to send for the mounted regiment he had on the Nine-Mile road. A force of the enemy presses Field's left and endeavors to turn it. The Texas and Law's brigade are thrown rapidly to the left of the Darbytown road and the others moved up to it, Hoke closing in on Field. The day passes in efforts of the enemy to feel our lines or break through them. The enemy's cavalry on the Charles City road disappears and by night everything is again quiet, the enemy having retired. Gary's two dismounted regiments were sent to him in the morning, two regiments of Bratton relieving them. At night Field has four brigades on left of Darbytown road and Bratton on the right of it, Hoke touching his right, and Colquitt's brigade of his division extending to New Market road. October 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 Are all without change of note.
October 17th (search for this): chapter 11.83
Quiet. Troops occupied in strengthening their defences. October 13 Early in the morning Gary's pickets are driven in on the Charles City road. He has hastily to send for the mounted regiment he had on the Nine-Mile road. A force of the enemy presses Field's left and endeavors to turn it. The Texas and Law's brigade are thrown rapidly to the left of the Darbytown road and the others moved up to it, Hoke closing in on Field. The day passes in efforts of the enemy to feel our lines or break through them. The enemy's cavalry on the Charles City road disappears and by night everything is again quiet, the enemy having retired. Gary's two dismounted regiments were sent to him in the morning, two regiments of Bratton relieving them. At night Field has four brigades on left of Darbytown road and Bratton on the right of it, Hoke touching his right, and Colquitt's brigade of his division extending to New Market road. October 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 Are all without change of note.
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