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Historical sketch of the Fifteenth Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers

First Brigade, First Division, Sixth Corps

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Author: Anonymous
Published: 1880
Language: English
Wordcount: 8,246 / 34 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.1
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 595
Added to site: 2011.10.14 30886
Genres: War, History

A detailed description of the course of events following parts of an army during the civil war.

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d a sharp brush with the rebel skirmishers, the cross-roads was under their guns, and they were separated some distance from the main army. The next morning, being ordered to develop the flank of the enemy's main line, the two regiments advanced, drove the rebel skirmish line before them for about a mile, and finally struck the right of the rebel line, strongly entrenched on the top of a high hill. This was the position afterward known as "the bloody angle." The two regiments attacked vigorously, but were forced back by a heavy musketry and artillery fire. Two more regiments were sent to their assistance, and again they attacked, but with no better success, and they were compelled to be content with holding the position they had gained in an unequal contest. The characteristic orders under which they were acting, issued by an able general officer, afterward killed, and sadly missed, were--"Fight! Fight! ---- it, fight!" Two days later, this was found to be the strongest field-work ever attacked by the army.



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