Thursday, July 21, 2011

1861 July 21

[From the diary of Harrison B. Jones, 33rd Virginia Infantry]


To day after getting an
early breakfast we were
marched at a quick pace
having understood that the
federal forces were making
a attempted to flanke us
about 2 o clock we were
drawn up in line a battle
about the time we got
fairly in line one of our
company was wounded in
the leg -- we remained in
that position some time
exposed to heavy fire --
from the Federal forces
we then fired a round or
two and charged upon the
enemy running them from
their cannon -- our company
lost 6 killed & fifteen
wounded besides several
others marked a little

MSS 14169

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