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Appendix L: newspaper article, a reply by General Barnes to a newspaper article signed Historicus, mentioned in letter of March 22, 1864. see page 182, Vol. II (f
d the honor to command.
An alarming incident, however, occurred.
Barnes' division of the Fifth Corps suddenly gave way, and Sickles, seeing this, put a if he broke through this gap on our front, and General Birney was sent to order Barnes back into line.
No, he said, impossible.
It is too hot, my men cannot stand i brigade (Second corps), and this gallant officer instantly volunteered to take Barnes' place.
When they reached the ground Barnes' disordered troops impeded the adv you can't get out of the way, cried Zook, lie down and I will march over you.
Barnes ordered his men to lie down, and the chivalrous Zook and his splendid brigade, of some and exalting the moderate claims of others to a ridiculous excess. James Barnes, Brigadier General United States Vols. Commanding Second Division, Fifth Co