U. S. CIVIL WAR
The Confederate artillery at Widow Tapp farm was no match for such a large infantry force. As Union troops began flanking the artillery, Lee saw a group of Confederate soldiers running eastward on the Plank Road.
General John Gregg   97
They were Texans from Hood's old brigade commanded by General John Gregg. Longstreet's forces were finally up. Lee, caught up in the excitement, rode forward to lead them into battle but the troops yelled "Go back, General Lee, go back." A sergeant grabbed Lee's bridle rein and his aide, Colonel Charles Veneable, shouted above the noise, that he should go back and give orders to Longstreet. Lee waved the troops on and then rode to Longstreet, who bluntly told him he should go further behind the lines.
Texas Monument at Widow Tapp Farm - 2000   (5)
"Lee to the Rear" Monument at Widow Tapp Farm - 2000   (5)
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