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ill in r I. flmfTp VOL. II. NEWBEBN, C WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 1874, NO. 5 outwent Mar ffostsji BST" In this column ve desire to publish sfnch poetry as is commemorative of events which occurred during the war, or of the sentiments and feelings of those who par ticipated in it, and memorial sketches in Terse of gallant officers and men wbo fell in battle, or signally distinguished them selves. Our supply of poetry on hand in less than any other xabciial, and we re- fpectfully ask those who have such as iw suited to the purpose for which we design this column to add to our small stock. North Carolina can boast of several (ladies and gentleaienj who have poetical talents of high order, and fro.ua, them we should ee pleased to hear at all times. Th battle biding terminated in o coscr plete route of the. enemy, ny men slept on the ground tUy had so bravely won.. My officers, and men behaved finely, and X refrain from discirimi nations Such was their steadiness, that I was able to pre serve my line of battle unbroken through- put the day. ! Capt., JV T. Hawks and Lieut. J. A. Bryan, of, my staff, were with me,and con ducted themselves gallautly Your obedient servant, L. OB. BRANCH, Maj. Geu THK SIXXY LAXD. BY ATPL.KTON O-AKSMITII OF OARTSKET. "Bury me. boys, on the field'''' )Vheat. A Confederate refraiu, written to commemor ate the last words of the writers friend Co. Uob Wheat originally published in the Houston Telegraph 1873- The battle was over and the death trodden plain Wept calm nrath the miii's dying ray, A wounded soldier lay writhing in pin Who cried as his lif ebbed away. I dit for the South for the dear Sunny South - For the mot er that said, "never yield !" And I only ask tnat you bear hear my sword And bury me, boyV on tho fieM, They buried him there where the twilight spread Its glocm like a pall o'er the fky And thre lei, her sleep with the tinknown dead In the spot where a soldier tdioul lie. He died for the South for the doar Sunny South For the cause fiat never could yield An 1 they bar that mother his unconquorert pword And buried him there on the field. Ar.d that mother Iooxh forth from her lone cot tage door An 1 witchea the troops filing by And whe sigh that Fate hath le't her no mote Da tho field t tr their co'int y to die. She gnvo her all for the dear Smny Scrnth llcr hope, her --ou.forther thk-M Ai d t-lie !(ks n Lis swordtt with a mournful I ride Vi'Loui tlicv bnritd uway on the f.t'd. There am Home whom -Loir country will never f. r'..t When bar Fie Jm at last nlnll be won And the heio'n wreath on the brow shall be set Of the .author who givu uiiher hod. Fur we will all die fur We deaf Sunny Sou'h V.'e never, no never will ie Id And we only k, if percl. since we may fall, 'il.;it you bury a, boye o.i the field. After the battles around R'ohrnond, tUiw brigade encamped below that vity for a fhort time and was then ordered to Gor dousville, near which place it remained uutil just before tho battle of Codai' Itun, in which battle it bore a very conspiucons part, as will appear from the following re port: Hhadquaiiteus Branch's Brigade, j A. P. IIilis DlVIStfoN, August 18, 18G2. S Jfaj. 11. C. Morgan, Aft. Adjt. (Jen.: Sir. I have the honor to report that, on Saturday, 9th August, whilstou the march to Culpepper Court House, I was ordered to halt my brigade and form in line of bat' tie on the left of, and at right angles to the road. The formation was scarcely completed before I waa ordered to advance in line through the woods ami thick un dergrowth a heavy musketry fire being heard not far from my front. I then pro ceeded plsout one hundred yards! when I commenced meeting tho men of a brigade which had preceded me, retreating in greae disorder,and closely pursued by tho enemy. Opening ranks to permit the fugitive to Extract From Other Official Re ports. Cam? Near Libekty Minns, 1 Headquarters 2d Brigade, 1t Division, A. V. D. J Major W. T. Taliaferro, Asst Adjt. Gen. 1st Div.: With coolness an.d de termination, the regimeuta ou the right delivered their fire, keeping e. superior number of the tnemy at bay, Firing now commenced on the olt, aud hastening to the position occupied by the 1st Virginia battalion, I discovered the euemy in heavy force rapidly advancing, uot more than 50 yards from our front, beariug down upoa us also from the left, delivering, as they came, a most galling fire. Unable to withstand this fire from front and flank, the 1st Virginia battalion gave way in con fusion, and rendered abortive any efforts of its corps of gallan,t officers to reform it. Finding our left turned, I lode up to Maj. Laue, commanding the 42 1 aud ordered a change of front to meet the evening in this new uirectiju; but, before this could bo executed, he fell mortally wounded,an,d the movement could not be accomplished before the euemy had commenced a lira in their rear, pr(vluoiug some disorder and confusion. The other regimeuts, all the while engaged in front, were also attacked iu rear, now that the left flauk was turned produoing much disorder in their tanks, Reinforcements coming up, portions of the different regiments were reformed and assiato I in driving the euemy discomfited from the field, THOMAS S. O UIXETT, Lt, Cal, eoud'g 2d brig., 1st div. A. V.I, IIu Qiu. Ut Bma. Va, Vow. V. D. August 15, 18G2. I!'. D. Taliaferro, A. A. G. Arriving at the woods in his retreat, the enemy attempted to reform his liue, which I determined to prevent by following him up ; but at this moment, I was informed that the euemy had turned the left of the second brigade, (which X supposed until that moment, rested ou th right of the first brigade,) whereupon I immediately directed a ohauge of front, which was duno as promptly as. it could be under tho oirou instances, which enabled me to engage this flauk movement of the enemy. But Gen. Branch's brigade coining up at this moment, hie lite being perpendioular to the road, while the liue of the firat brigade was parallel. General 15iauch opened a vigorous fire upon the enemy, which soon succeeded in driving him from his position. He waa hero com pelled to pass through a large grniu field in his retreat, which exposed his broken columns to a deadly orosa fire from, this and Branch's brigade. CHAS. A. KONALD, Col. Comd'g 1st lirigi'de. IId. Qrs, 1st Div. Valley Army, ) Liberty Mills, Va. Aug. 15, 18&J. Capt. A. S. Pendleton, A, A. G, The third brigade advanced in fine style, and the enemy gave way before the severity of its fire. At this moment I 4'scpvered that, owing to the fact that the flrnt brigade had xot moved sufficiently near originally, or that the order had not pass, and pressing forward in unbroken reached Col. Iionald in time, the enemy line, my brigade met the enemy, who had lia'l attacked the left wing of the second already turned the flank of Gen. Taliafer-' brigade and turned it, aud that it was fall ro's brigade, which waa on the right of thb . itJg kck iu soma disorder. This move road, Kot in the least shaken by the ment exposed, also, tho left flank of the panic cries of the fugitives, and without; third brigade, and caused it to fall back ; halting, my brigade poured volley alter voljey into the enemy, who broke and fled precipitately through the woods and across the field. Qn reaching the edge of the field, I discovered the enemy in force on the opposite side, aud halting brigade in ftq eligible position, opened fire along the whole liqe. for a time the enemy stood their ground, but we were within good rnuge acrpss an open field, and the xecu tiou we were doing (clearly perceptible to the eye) compelled them to commence breaking. Now it was that their ca7alry attempted to cl;arge Qen. Taliaferro's bri gade, which fiad partily rallied, after I had cleared their flank. The cavalry xaoved diagonally across my front, presen- tiug to me their flauk, The combined fire of Taliafeiro's brigade in front, and mine lu flank, broke up tho colqmu and sent it fljing to the rear. My brigad immedi ately moved forward in pursuit of the re treat but it was soon afterwards brought back to its ongiual position, At this critical moment the first brigade movt6J up, nqd with Qeu, Branch's brigade, of Gen. Hill's division, encountered the enemy, confused by theiy severe conflict with the second brigade, and drove them back with terrii bio slaughter, The third brigade uqw ad vanced to the brow of the hill overlooking the corn fielf!, and the second brigade to the edge of the woods, and drove the en emy in front of them from their positions in confusion, To cover his retreat, the enemy's cavalry charged the tliird, brigacjej but they were met by such & shower qf missiles that the whale cojumn was turned, wheeled to the right, and before it could be wheeled off to the rear was forced to run the gauutlefc of the other brigades, and scattered in every direction with heavy loss. Wm. B. Taheferbo, Brig. Gen. Comdg First Division. ing enemy, and whilst I was hesita- titim'n fl.ii i i A ? i.-i J: tou I should take, Maj. Gen, Jackson Camp Gbego,' March 8, 18G3. ' came up, and by his order.I changed front Col. C. J. Faulkner, Aiaistant Adjutant 8" as to incline to the right, and pushed General f i to a point some distance in advance of lhe battle-field, at which ho bad ti.e)vd My order of march was Thomas, Branch, lult. Archer, Pender, Stafford and Field. Arriv ing within aboufc six; miles ol CuJpeperO. H., the heavy firing in front gave notice that the battle bad. commenced. I was then direvted by Gen. Jacksoa to send, a brigade to the support of Taliatoro, -w,bo was in line of battle on the right of. the. raain, ?oad Thonvvs was sect on, this duty, and formed his line immediately iu fr.on.t of Taliaferro's. Lieutenant Colonel Wal- Ijier placed Pegrans and Fleet'3 bat- terries in eligible positions in, front of Early's brigade (Gen.. Xaji.ajerro's right, Branch, Archer and Render aft they, cam,e up, were successively formed on the left of the road. Winder's, brigade immedi ately in front of BjraucU 1 eiug hard pressed, brokle1 and many fugitives came back. Without waiting for the formation of the entire line, Branch was imni.iately ordered forward, aud passing through the broken brigade, received the enemy's fire, promptly returned it, checked the pursuit, and in turn drove them back, and relieved Taliafeiro's Hank. The enemy, driven, across an open field, had rallied iu a wood skirting it. Branch was engaging when Archer came up, aud, with Pender on the left, the enemy were charged across this field, the brigade of Archer being sub jected to a very heavy fire. Gen. Thomas, on the right, had been ordered by Geu. Jackson to the right to support Early's brigade. Quite a large por-tiou of both Early's and Taliaferro's brigades had been thrown into contusion, some of the regi ments standing firm, the 14th aud 21st Virginia and 12 th Georgia. Thomas formed his line of battle along a fence bordering a corn field, through which the enemy were advancing. After a short coutest here the efceniy were hurled back. Pegram's and Fleet's batteries, the latter uuder command of Lieut. Hardy, did heavy execution this day, and throve back several attempts to capture, their gnus. The Hth Georgia, under toe gallant FoU som, having become separated from the rest of the brigade, by our fugitives, charged the enemy, aud with brilliaut suc cess. The enemy had now been driven from every part oi the field, but mude an attempt to retrieve his fortunes by a cav alry charge. Their squadrons, advancing across an open field in front of Branch, exposed their flank to him, and, encoun tering a deadly fire from the Hth Georgia and 12th Virginia, had many saddles emp tied, and flod in uttor disorder, A, P. HILL, Maj. Gen. IId. Qrs. 2nd Corps, A. X. V. April 4, 18u3. Bricj. Qen. li. 11 CM If on, Assistant Ad jnta,nt and Inspector General; During the advance of of the enemy the to rear.the guns of Jack- sou's di vision becoming exposed, they were witiidrawn. At this critical moment Branch's brigade, of Hill's division, with Winder's brig ule further to the left, met the Federal forces, flushed with their torn-, porary triumph, and drove them back with terrible slaughter through the wood. The fight was still maintained with obstinacy, between the enemy md the two brigades just namtd, when Archer and Pender coming up. a general charge was made, which drove the enemy across the field into the opposite wood,s strewing the narrow valley with their dead. In tfiis oharge, Archer's bri gade was subjected to a, heavy fire. At this time the Federal oavalry charged upon Taliaferro's brigada with irapetuons valor, but were met with such determined resistance by Taliaferro's brigade iu its front, and by so galling a fire from Branch's brigade in flank that it was forced rapidly from the field, with loss and in disorder. T, J, JACKSON, Lt. Geo. IId. Qks. Archer's Brigade, August 14, 18G2. On arriving near the point where General Jackson's division was already engaged, I proceeded to form line of battle iu the woods to the Ipft of Branch's brigade, w' ieh completed, its for mation and advanced before my line was half formed. Supposing that I would bo wanted in front inunediately, I moved for ward with the 1st Tennessee and 19th Georgia regiments, 5th Alabama battalion arid 7th Tennessee in line, leaving the 14th Tennessee, which was in rear, to come up into line and overtake the brigade as best it coul4. I advanced several hundred yards in this manner, obliquing towards the right, iu order to get near the left of Branch's brigade, when I overtook its left regime ut, which had become separated from the main body. . Iu passing to the front of this regiment my line became somewhat broken, anjl halted a few min utes for it to reform. During the time thus employed, Colonel Forbes' 14th Tennessee regiment cam up into line, and I rode tp the road, about fif ty yards on my right, to ascertain whether they were ours or the enemy's troops firing thjem, I found it was Branch's brigade, on the right of the road, and in a line even with that of my own, halted, aud firing at au enemy in frbnt. J, L, AUCHER, Brig. Geo, Gen. J ames H. Lane's report of the oper ations of this gallant brigade from the bat tle of Cedar Run to the close of the first Maryland campaign, will appear next week KOt of I. II. Hill. Headquarters Division. Gey JR. 1. Cfyitton A . A- General: General: hv tla. honor berewi tb to. report tUe op&raiion of my command from, the battles around Bich,rsyOc4. Ujutiji after the battle of Sharpsburg. On the 23rd of July was detached from, my division, and placed in charge of the department of the south side, extend; ing from Drewry's Bluff to the South, Car olina Hue.. As Gen. McCkdlan was then a' WectoverK on the James, some thirty miles from Richmond, ami waa thought that he might attempt an advance to the &cxth side, my first attention was given to the defences; in that direction. Heavy de tails were made frcm the divijsjou and two. brigades, ueajf. the. bluff, to complete A line of in French men fcs arou&d it, aud controll ing the Petersburg road. Not a spade full of oarth had been thrown np arouo,d Peters,burgt and it was in a wholly defonoe eaa condition. A system of fortifications was began (which subsequently met the approval of the chief engineer, Col. J. F. Gilmer, C. S. A.,) and the brigades of Robert Ransom, Walker- and Daniel, were put to work on it. About a thousand ne groes were prooured, chiefly from North Carolina, aud employed in like manner. Pontoon bridges were constructed at va rious points to make the connection rapid laige force, and was wholly iudcfeusiblw by a small one. X accordingly ordered up Anderson'B brigade. A regiment of Kip ley's brigade waa sent to hold another pasa some three miles distant, cl civ; lef,t. I fjelt reluctant to order up Ripley pnd Rodes from the important positions they wer$ holding, until something definite was k.now.n of the streugtn, and designs of the yankees. About s.even oclock,they opened fire upon our Ught, au 1 pu.sh.jd forward a large force through the dense woods, to gain a practicable road to our rear. Gar land's brigade was scut in to meet this c,yerwhemi,ng force and succeeded iu checking it c,ud securing the road from any further attack that day. This bril liant service, however, cost us the life of that pure, gallant rnd accomplished Chris tian soldier, Geu. Garland whd had no su periors, and few equals iu the service. Tje yankees ou their si.de, lost Geu.Rei.0, a renegade Virginian, who was killed by a happy shot from the 23d North Caroliua. Garland's brigade was badly demoralized by hi,s fall, and the rough ha,udVu it had received, aud had tbe yaukeo pressed vig orously forward, the road mjgh hu been gained. Providentially, they were igno raut of their success, o themselves too much damaged to. advance. The 20th North Carolina, of this brigade, under Col. Iverson,had attacked a jaukee battery and secure, between the position tp be killed H the oisqs, and driven eff the secured. The defences of the Appomat- I cannoneers. 4ms battery, was used no tox were also strengthened, a,nd a, rnve able car planned and ordered to prevent a landing at City Point. An effort was made to organize a,ud, make efficient the numer ous independent companies in tho depart ment, which had been of little use and of much expense to the country, A concen tration of these troops at "Weldon and Goldsboro' was ordered to prevent the cutting of our important lines southward. In nccorda.noa with instructions from the General commanding Army of North ern Virginia, I made a personal examina tion of the yankee shipping and encamp ment, on the 28th instant, and determined to attack it from Coggius.' Point and My ocele's on the South side. This expedition was entrusted to Brig. Gen. French, aud was a complete success. Forty-three pieces, under command of General Pendle ton and Ool. J. T. Brown, were daced in position on the night of the 31st, on the banks of the river within easy yauge of the objects to be reached. Much damage was done to the yankee shipping, some de struction of life caused in the camp, and tho wildest terror and. consternation pro duced. The report of Geu. French is herewith submitted. This officer had charge of the expedition, agreeably to the wishes of Gen. Lee. Doubtless, the night attack had much to do with the evacuatiou of Westover, as it wade cClollan feel that his shipping was insecure, Two (Jays after fie took possession of Coggins' Point, and maintained a force on the south side till he left the river, IJis gunboats were attacked at the mouth of the Appomattox, and points were selected for the further harassing of his shipping. An expedition was sent out, under Col. J. R. Chamblis, to within two miles of Suffolk. Arrange ments were made for the defence of the Blackwater, Chowan and Tar rivers, an4 a point selected for fortificatiqna pn the Roanoke to secure Weldou. On the 21st August, I left Petersburg to join the army in northern Virginia, and given command of MoLaws division and three brigades of my own division at Han? over .1 unction. The brigades of Ripley and Colquitt, of my division, wefe iu ad vance of us, nt Orange C, H. On the 2Gth of August, we left Hanover Junction, and joined Gen, L,ee at Chantilly, on th.$ 2d of September, three days after the yan kees had been finally and decisively beat en in the second great battle of Manassas. Ou the 4tli, Anderson's brigade was sent to fire on the yankee trains at Berlin, and, with two brigades, we drove away the yan kee forces near the mouth of tbe Monocacy and crossed the Potomac. That night and the next day were spent in destroying the lock and canal banks, The aqueduct could pot be destroyed for want of powder and tools. The night of the 5th, my division followed Geu. Jack- sou to within a few miles of Frederick. ("Ripley di4 DO draw trigger why, I do The General being disabled by the fall of his horse, the next morning I was placed in charge of all the forces, aud marched into Frederick. The telegraph wires were fiH and the station seized. A few stores, and prisoners were taken in the city. On the 10th, my division consututed the rearguard, pn4 bad charge of the irn mense wagon train moving in the direction of Hagarstown. Qn the J3th, I was or dered by Qen. Lee to dispose of my troops sq as to prevent the escape of the yaukees from Harper's Ferry, theu besieged., aud also to guard the pass in he Bhie R.idge, near Boonsboro.' VIaj. Gen. Stuart repor ted to me th.at two brigades only of the yaukeec were pursuing us, aud that one brigade would be sufficient tq hold the pass. I, however.sent itbe brigades of Gar laud and Colquitt, and ordered my other three brigades np to the neighborhood of Boonsooro. An examination of the pass, very early iu the morning of the Utb.sat isfiedme that it could only be held by a more that day by the yaukee Anderson's brigade arrived iu time to take the place of the much demoralized troops of Qarlaud,- There were two moun tain roada practicable for artillery on the right of the main turnpike. The defence of the further, one b,ad cos Garland his life. It was now entrusted to Col. Rosser, of the cavalry, v ho had reported to me, and who had artillery and dismounted sharpshooters. General Anderson w as en trusted with the care of the nearest and best road, Bondurant's battery was sent to aid him in its defence. The brigadp of Colquitt was disposed on each side of the turnpike, and that, with Lane's battery, Was judged adequate to the task.. There was, however, a solitary peak on the left which, if gained by the yaukees, would give them coiitrol of the ridge command ing the turnpike. The possession of this peak was, therefore, everything to the yau kees, hi they seemed slow to perceive it. J had f large number of guns from Cutt' artillery placed on the left of tla hill ou the turnpike to sweep the approaches t this peak. From the position selected there was a full view of tho country for miles around. But the mountain was. so steep that ascending columns were but lit tle exposed to artillery fire. The artiller ists of Cutt's battalion behaved gallantly, but theiy firing was the worse I pver wit nessed. Rodes and Ripley came up soon after Anderson. Rodes was sent to the left to seize the peak already mentioned., and Ripley was scut tq tho right to support Anderson. Several attempts had been made previous to this, by the yankees, to force a passage through the woods on the right of, and near the turnpike. But these were repulsed by the Gth and 27th Geor gia and the 13th, Anjima f Colquitt's brigade. It was now past noon, and the yankees had been checkod for more than five hours. But it was evident that they were iu large force on both sides of tho road, and the signal corps reported heavy masses at the foot of the mountain. In answer to a dispatch from Gen. Longtreet I urged him tq hurry forward troops to my assistance. Gen. Drayton and Col. G. T. Anderson came up, I think, about three q'clock, with one thousand nine hundred men, and I felt anxious to beat the force on my right before the yankees made their grand attack, which I feared would be on our left. Anderson, Ripley and. Drayton were called together, and I directed them to follow a path until they came iu contact with Rosser, when they should change their flank, march in line of battle and sweep the woods before them. To facili tate their movements, I brought up a bat tery and made it shell the woods in various directions. Anderson soon became par tiallv. and Dravton hotly enaracred. But J T 7 ww not know. The 4th North Carolina (An derson's brigade) attempted to carry a yan kee battery, but failed. Three yankee brigades inpved np in beautiful order against Drayton, and his men were soon beaten and went streaming to the rear. Rosser, Anderson anl Ripley still held their ground, aud the yaukees could not gain our rear. Affair were now very serious pn ray left, A division of yankees were advanciug in handsome style against Rodes. I had every possible gqu turned upon the yan kee columns, but owing to the steepiss of the acclivity andtbebad haudlingof the gnus, but little harm was done to the "re storers of the Union." Rodes handled his little brigade in au admirable and gallant manner, fighting for hours, vastly ha peri or odds, and maintaining the key points of the position till darkness rendered a further advance of tho yankees impossi ble. Had he fought with !t.&3 obstinacy, a practicable urtirry road to the rear j would hav been sajnird ou onr left, atd I the line of retrent cut off. Col. Gordon, the C'bristiau hero, ex celled hifc former deed at Seven Fines and in the bdtth'g around Richmond. Our language i not CApubl of expressing a higher compliment. G.eu. Rodes says tho men nud ofHecn generally behaved well, bul Cot. Gordon, 6th Ahb'tma, Mj. Hobsou, 5th Alabama, and Col. Hattle, 2d Alabama, deserve pecial mention for admirable conduct du ring the whole right. We did not Jnvo the enemy back or vLip him; Lut, vtU oue thousand two but-dud men. we held his whole divinon at bay for four bour4 and a half, without atsbdanco from uny one, losiug, iu that time, not more than half a mile of ground. Ho. estiu.atea his loss at four hnndrel an 1 twenty fro, oat of ono thousand to hundred taken iu a:tion, but thinks tb.t he inflicted a three-foil heavier; n tho yuukees. Col. Gavle, ot t ho 12th A'h bama, was killed, aud CjI. O'Neal, St'.h Alabama, and "ieut. Cpl. Pickcv, of tLe 12th, severely wo.mded. Maj. Gen. Long?treet cam up ahott 4 o'clock vith the command of Brig. Geua. Evans and 1), ,11. Jojiea. I had now be-, come familiar with the ground und knew all the iil poiut4 and bad these troop reported to me, the remit Injght bavn betn different. As it was thoy took wrong position?, aud, in their exhausted combtiou after a long irarcli, they Mcro broken and scattered. Our whole left now faiily ixposod, aud tho yaukees bad but to ptibh down to seize tlio turnpike. It was now dark, however, and they (caicd to advance. All the available troops were collee'rd behind a stone wall, to reit uu approach upon the turnpike from the b.ft. 1 couinged by thtir saicceca in thtt d.rcc tiou the yankees thought it would bo an easy matter to nioe directly up tin: tnm? pike, But they eio. soon undeceived. They wero hero.ica.iiy met aud bloodily ie pulsed by the. 31 and 2lh Georgia ltgi ments of Colquitt' brigade. The fight lasted lor uioro thau ou h ur after night, but gradually subside! asti c yaukees retired. Gen. Hood (vvlo Ind gone in ou the right with his wo uobt brigades) oushed fdrwaid his hkinnisher aud drove back the yuukees. V retrea ted that night to &UMptburg, having ac complished, ail that was required tho delay uf tho yaukeo araiy until H irpvr4 Ferry could not b.welicveJ. Should tho truth ever be known, the battle of S utl Mountain, as far as my divisiou was eon ceined, will bo regarded ns one of th- most remarkable and creditable of tho war. The division had marjUed all tlju way from Richmond, and the str igstin had been enormous, iu consequence of heavy marclus;, deficient commit parint, want of shoes, aud inefficient officers. Ow ing to these combined causes, thn divisr ion numbered les.i thau five thousand men on the morning of tho 11th September, and had five loads to guard, extending over a space of us many milca. This small f jrce successfully resisted, without np. poit, for eivht Louis, tbo whole yankee, army, and when its supports were beaton, still held the roads, so hat our let rent was effect ed without the of a p:n, a wagon, cr an ambulance. Jlodoh br.pade lm immortalized itself; Colquitt'n had fought well, aud tho two regiment a ruc-i , closely pressed, (2d J aud 2S:h Georgia; had repulsed the foo with slaughter; Garland's b. igade had' behaved uooly uu til demoralized by the fall of it gdlant leader, and being outl! inlcd by the yjfu kees; Anderson's brigade hu eh jw n (t wonted gallantry; Kiph-y's brigade for some cause, Jiad not been ongupcd, tri was used with Hood's tuu biig idea teo er the ret i eat. Had Longstiiet'n division been with mine at daylight in the morning, tho yan kees would have bpen disaBtronnly re pulsed. But they had gained important positions befuro tlio arrival pf reiLforce meiits, These additional troops came rp after a Ian?, burr.'ol au I 3tLa:iding march, to defend localities which tin r were ignorant, and to fiqht a fO)fl:ibd with partial t-ucvcr.s, and lr-id hob'iof key points to further ndranct. Had onr forces never bvi n tcp;i rated, the battle pf Sijarpsburg iitrr would have octn foaghl and the yankee 3 wo ild pot huvc even th s'jado.v cf cons jlatioii for the lo-, ut Har per's Ferry. Ve reached Sharpsbnrg aboat dayl:tht, OU the morning of th 2"ifi. T yauV.'e made their appearance that day, und homo skirmishing aud c announdirg ccuir d. There was a good dca. of atillry tir'oi during the f jrcnoou cl the 'ih; am.1 Mo that afternoon, the jt.kees cio -ed tlio Autietaui, opposite the cuntro of ny liur, and made for Hagcrvt n turnpike. we been in conditiou ty attack them, an they crossed, much damage would havf becu inflicted. But as jet thero were b 1 t two weak divisions on the Ground. Lt t.g street held tho poit: ;.n ouih of !( ufc boro' turnpike, and 1 that ou Iht- riyul. Hood's coinniad 'v.' phi m1 on v.y L t ij1 guard the Hager?u a pikt-. Jp.m i u sundown, I got up a batiory (Lane'. of corrrrsrED $x szcovd paok.