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half an hour, until a battery was brought into position on the right of the pike, when General Ramseur again ordered an advance, which was made in good order and with a gallantry never exceeded. In this advance Battle's brigade charged a battery in its front, capturing, in addition to six guns, many prisoners and a flag."
General Battle never sufficiently recovered from his wounds to en- able him to return to the field, and Colonel Hobson remained in command of the brigade until the end, and surrendered it at Appo- mattox.
I have known many men of character and renown, but I have never known one who more admirably combined the officer and the gentleman than did Edwin LaFayette Hobson. He was the flower of chivalry and the soul of honor.
CULLEN A. BATTLE.
Petersburg, Va. , November u, 1901.
[From the Richmond, Va., Dispatch, November 17, 1901.)
DREWRY'S BLUFF FIGHT.
A Letter from the Late Major A. H. Drewry on the Subject.
The following letter, written by the late Major Drewry, of " West- over," was only delivered to us a few days ago, and hence the delay in its publication. It will doubtless be read with interest, not only because it refers to an important event, but because it will revive memories of one of the most useful, enterprising and hospitable citi- zens ever reared in Virginia:
To the Editor of the Dispatch:
In your issue of the ist,* I observe your mistake in saying the position was held by the heroic men of the Virginia in the engage- ment at Drewry's Bluff on the i5th of May, 1862. The guns in the fort were in charge of soldiers for the most part drawn from the county of Chesterfield, who had been stationed there from the break- ing of the first ground, contributing much from their own means and drawing largely upon their friends to assist in the work, and were under my command, as may be attested by the order of Gen-
- We do not know what date he refers to. EDITOR DISPATCH.