igade behaved very well, and the Twelfth regiment most gallantly.
We drove the enemy beautifully for a half mile or more through the woods, killing and wounding many of them.
The casualties in the Twelfth were five killed—Wm. F. Pucci,
Mr. W. W. Tayleure gives the following pathetic incident as to young Pucci:
Just a few days before the spring campaign opened with this battle, there was quite a religious revival going on in the camps, and many were induced to join the church.
Young Pds from the spot where Longstreet was wounded and General Jenkins was killed; indeed, the same volley that disabled these generals likewise struck down two of the color-guard of the Twelfth regiment.
I cannot forget the gallantry of May
Mr. W. W. Tayleure, of Brooklyn, New York, who was first sergeant of the Petersburg Riflemen, writes: Ben. May stood upon a stump with his lithe graceful form, a smile upon his face, waving our battle-flag until it was recognized.
It was a beautiful and gran
street's staff, a few weeks ago I wrote to General Sorrel to make some inquiries of him as to his refeel satisfied that my correspondence with General Sorrel, supplemented by these statements, will ins they have interested me.
My letter to General Sorrel I mailed to Savannah, Georgia, and was as :
Petersburg, Va., January 13, 1892. General G. M. Sorrel, Savannah, Ga.:
dear General—Being assenting to my reading our correspondence, General Sorrel, says:
Please give my heartfelt regafirst turned over this correspondence with General Sorrel, and requested his recollections of the baplank-road.
May was knee-deep in a swamp, and Sorrel's horse was floundering in the mud. At this moons of the swamp or marsh in which the May and Sorrel incident occurred (I. A.) and about the locatiart of the line was ordered to move forward by Sorrel in person.
I think he attempted to take our cultaneously and cheered, calling out, Lead us, Sorrel!
Lead us as you did in the Wilderness!