Capers, Ellison; South Carolina - Page 156
During the engagement at Sharpsburg my men behaved well, obeyed orders, and never gave back except at my command.
Troops of McClellan literally tore into shreds the already ragged army of Lee but the Confederates never gave back.
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The Twentieth Ohio was never taken by surprise, was never thrown into confusion, and never gave back under fire. ... Rosecrans on Sewell Mountain, the Twenty-sixth led the advance, and brought up the retreat from that point.
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South Carolina Troops in Mississippi—Engagement near Jackson—
This battery was destined soon to fire the first gun of the war. ...... my men behaved well, obeyed orders, and never gave back except at my command. ...... position and usefulness in civil life and highly distinguished in the field. ......
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