Clipped From The Raleigh Herald
Proof a orig- from fol- Of AMP and STEDMAN Member of "Roundheads'* Tells Graphic Story of Fight in Which Com- .mander Was Caotured. to the the of thej the was one of the Roudheads, and \ from the left of Petersburg on i summoning past! November 21.'. KM. and our corps, the i Nillll! . ivii'"'<.-d >»<• Second torps, and j end. '.u <:tij>>. d die lir.es from the . atlox river to Fort Mikle. Division I •.'(.-wmamler Uen. Orlando 11 '.Vilcc-x 1 llis headquarters \ n the Friend's " oll! " nearly dirtrctly back of Kurt i .Siedniiin. Our brigade-, tlie Third o.' j the iirst division, occupied the lines j from Ftorr. SKdman to Koi'l Haskdl. ' writes Phillip Crowl of Beaver Kalis.-I Pa., in the National Tribune. In j i-'ort Sic-dman was the iirst battalion \ of the Mth .\. Y. The 59'th Mass was nearby In the rear' of'Fort Sled' man, in rear of Battery No.'10. In a i clump of pines on the left of I'ort i Stedman was ihe 3d JJd:, then Hat- j I tery No. n, then the 31st..Mass.. then | i Battery Xo. 12, and the 100th Pa. (Houndheads) occupied the ride pits up to Port llaskel'l. On the morning of Afarch 2ij, 1.S65, (just at our drum corps was getting out to beat reveille, the ball opened. It was 5 a. m. Co. F was.the second company on the right when the fort was taken. The e.ncniv, filed right through to our rear, and formed in two lines, and came advancing upon us. Co. thrown the se- tiers, and i "Surrender yon Yank.'' D of our regiment was back, and we, skirmishing. fell back to bur works, hi the meantime onr colonel, James Pentecost, rode down to the right of the line, and Kaid: "Boys, our brigade, commander, Geu. Bonaparte Mclaughlin, of file ~'7fh • .Mass., is taken prisoner." Col. Pentecost then ordered us to the other side of the ride pits and into Fort llaskeil. We obeyed or- moumed on the front of inside of the aba-t-ils and dug right out Cor the fort. \VV ttt as far as tlie.little run that went through our' works, when 1 r '"'" 151 ' "'"' c:m ' v ' (!( ' upon the works to get a pal-tin;.; shot at the .Minnies', j and Uu> Iirst thing 1 heard was: When I got to my feet there were '[ l"i or l'» Johnnies with their guns i trained on us. They captured onr I'irsi Lieutenant. Ed iicMiiien. Fife J M«J- Steward Alford and a recruit by •..,!"„"Others d ^, ecn °- works, to AlCord, of Co. F, was killed right * alongside of us. 'Ool. ./auies Pente- ] cost -\viis mortally wounded, just on , the other side of the works, dying the j next day. ! Then the Johnnies started with us '. 1 prisoners over to their main line of j '' ' 1 was wounded and left ly- i ing about 50 yards In front of onr j c\vn company's works in a gopher i hole with Steward Alford, who had es- j eaped the notice of the .lohnnloE as they were hustling to get out of the j ' place when" the balls were making I the dirt (ly. j Alford and I lay in (his hole'all the ( time the flsht Was going on, and j could see Ihe enemy in our works and j also see them trying to storm Fort ) Kafkoll. They would get over tho | rilie pits and fry and net around In | front, of the fort, but were cut down j as fa:-1 :;•• ihi-y not over. After the i li.uht was over, about. S a. in., two com- i i-'.dos of HK.UI ;•;• Xn. 12 came out and : carried me into the rifl," pits. .My;" t-,.-.) i;:"S!-]i'.-.'.'i-: ; I'.i'liit'd to lift me over the works.