ridge in the bottom, just to the right of the road.
Plan: Vaughan to get into their rear by Taylor's Gap on our left; Crittenden in front with about three hundred men, collected from the nitre and mining bureau, and the artillery; while General Bre, 1864.—Lynch fired the signal gun promptly at daybreak.
As soon as the attack commenced, received permission from General Crittenden to lead a skirmish line forward so as to secure an eminence for shelling the earthwork and two guns at foot of gap. soon followed.
Lieutenant Blackwell's horse killed.
Just then, as all was ready for an assault on the earthwork, General Crittenden informed me that General Breckinridge had been repulsed with considerable loss, and the whole command had orders to Lee's surrender was true.,
April 12th, 1865.—Council of war was held.
Vaughan cut matters short by calling on General Crittenden for his opinion.
My opinion is that the war is over, said he. It was determined to disband the artillery, allowing
Captain Sawyer in command.
Levi's battery, Captain Barr in command: two iron 12-pound howitzers, one iron 6-pouhree caissons.
No horses or wagons.
Present for duty: Captain Barr, Senior First Lieutenant G. D. Searcy, Junior First Lie.—Reached Saltville; placed Burroughs in Fort Breckinridge, Barr in Fort Hatton, Lieutenant Kain (or Kane, I am unable to stth 12-pound howitzers.
December 6th, 1864.—Placed two of Barr's guns (howitzers) under Captain Barr in Fort Statham, alsoCaptain Barr in Fort Statham, also Lieutenant Burroughs with one rifle.
Stoneman, not wishing to attack the troops posted at Saltville, determined to pass byyth county, Va., to attack Stoneman in flank, if possible.
Barr, King, and Sawyer were left at Saltville; Barr in command.
Barr in command.
To-day Lynch's battery, acting with Vaughan's brigade, was captured at Walter's bridge, most of the men and officers fortuner been worth hauling about any way. Remnants of McClung's, Barr's and Sawyer's men were merged into Lynch's battery.