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Southern Historical Society Papers.
The report of casualties in the different regiments and companies cannot yet be furnished, as the reports have not been received from their respective commanders.
S. D. Lee,
H. B. Lee, First Lieutenant and A. D. C.
Defence of Batteries Gregg and Whitworth, and the Evacuation of Petersburg.
By Maj.-Gen. C. M. Wilcox.
[We give from the pen of a gallant participant still another account of the heroic defence of Battery Gregg, together with other matters pertaining to those stirring scenes.]
The January and February numbers of the Southern Historical Society Papers contain accounts of the attack, defence and capture of Fort Gregg, April 2, 1865, called at the time Battery Gregg. The first mentioned number has the report of Brig.-Gen. James H. Lane, accompanied by several letters: one of his own addressed to myself, and one from each of the following named officers of his brigade, Lieut. Geo. H. Snow, Lieut. F. B. Craige, and Lieut. A. B. Howard, of the Thirty-third North Carolina, and one from Lieut. D. M. Rigler, Thirty-seventh North Carolina regiment; there is also a short extract from a letter of Col. R. V. Cowan, Thirty-third North Carolina, addressed to Gen. Lane, refering, as do the other mentioned letters, to this fight.In the February number, the editor refers to what is stated in the previous number, and "that all may be heard and with the view of getting at the truth," publishes an account of this affair, from a "Soldier's Story of the late war, by Napier Bartlett." Many and conflicting statements of this Battery