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a roar and a rush, carrying houses and bridges before it to the Appomattox river.
This necessitated the strengthening of the line of works in front of Gregg, and I received an order from General Lee, in person, after dark on the night of the 25th March, to construct pits for two pieces of artillery, and to be in position before daylight.
Obtaining negroes from the engineer corps, we worked all night, and at sunrise, when General Lee rode up from his headquarters, the pits were finished andin front of Gregg, General Lee ordered a larger work to be constructed upon the site of the pits, and when completed by the engineers with a large force of men, was occupied by Lieutenant Battles and his two guns.
Extract from my diary:
March 25th.—Fighting all day all along the lines.
Am in command at Fort Gregg.
Enemy take our picket line.
Attack expected at the ravine between Battery Gregg and Battery 45.
March 26-28th.—Working on new fort in front of Gregg.