To rotate the image, hold down SHIFT and ALT on your keyboard, and then click and drag on the page.

Download page

This transcription is complete!

On they came! Our line as still as the

death which hovered so near them – calmly

waiting their movements. – they as unconscious

of the terrible vengeance they were invoking, as

if we were not in existence, - until within

about a hundred yards of us when Col. S

order sounded clear & distinct in the awful

silence, "Let them have it." and instantly

from two embrasures, burst two bright flames.

whose death accompanying projectiles, [?]

into their astonished ranks, confusion almost in-

-describable. – They did not wait for us to give

them a taste of our small arms, but splendidly

performing, a "right about wheel skedaddle,"

they commenced such an inglorious retreat as

was, perhaps never equalled. – Shell after

Shell exploded in their disordered ranks, and

in a few moments, after, all that could be seen

of our valiant foe, was a long dark line of

battle, most beautifully drawn up just out

of range of our Artillery. – Here gathering

their scattered senses, they remained, contemplating