Alan J. Pitts
Re: 1907 Veteran's Census
Thu Jul 26 11:43:35 2001
If I recall, Humphreys reported the capture of sixteen Confederate officers on March 25th. My list includes only officers in Moody's Brigade who had attained the rank of captain or above. Certainly there must have been an equal number of Alabama lieutenants who fell into Federal hands. Based on that alone, I'd guess that nearly all of the Second Corps was occupied in a struggle with Moody, Davis (from Heth's Division) and possibly Wise.
At the end of the day Humphreys reported that most of his line was under attack and assistance from the Fifth Corps was urgently needed. The Second Corps numbered about 20,000 officers and men at that time. Moody's Alabamians must have given a good account of themselves, despite the loss of the two flags.