ing, it was impossible to remove them, many of the horses being killed by the enemy's fire.
Was General Porter prevented from bringing off all these guns by the cavalry charge?
General Porter says, p. 322:
Just preceding this break (in Morell's line) I saw cavalry, which I recognized as ours, rushing in numbers through our lines on the left.
All the evidence goes to disprove this very deliberate statement, and that all the infantry on the left had broken and was fast disappearing no earthly object, between two lines of fire — is seldom thus forestalled!
Seriously, this passes the bounds of sanity.
But it is emphasized by his map, which represents my cavalry as actually making a flank march between the lines of battle,--Morell's and Longstreet's.
It seems necessary to add the statements of eye-witnesses, from different points of view,--men of well-known high character,--to corroborate my assertions and my corrections of the misrepresentations of the part played by t