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NP: September 5, 1864 Richmond Examiner: McIntosh’s Battalion at Ream’s Station, August 25

Editor’s Note: This article was transcribed by Jackie Martin.

AUGUST 30, 1864.


You will please allow me a short space in one of your columns to correct a mistake, and render justice to all the brave and noble men engaged in the gallant and triumphant assault (of 25th instant) on the enemy’s works near Reams’ station.  I noticed in a recent issue that while the troops engaged were being designated the artillery was known only as Pegram’s.  Now while it is just and proper to admit that Colonel [William R. J.] Pegram did command the artillery engaged, still I deem it no breach of justice to state that there was other than his battalion engaged, for, as a member and eye-witness, I assert that four pieces of McIntosh’s battalion (viz:  one section of Johnson’s and one of Hurt’s batteries,) commanded by Captain [William B.] Hurt, was in the engagement and took a very active and prominent part in the affair, being the advance battery when the attack was made.  I write this with no eye to partiality, but simply for the sake of justice.


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  1. No title. Richmond Examiner. September 5, 1864, p. 1 col. 5
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