"...the enemy deployed in a ravine which was between us and the city, and distant about 300 or 400 yards from the stone wall, and
advanced with fresh columns to the attack at intervals of not more than fifteen minutes, but they were repulsed with zeal and driven
back with much loss on every occasion. This continued until about 4.30 p.m."
-- Maj. Gen. Lafayette McLaws,
"...our batteries poured a rapid and destructive fire into the dense lines of the enemy as they advanced to
the attack, frequently breaking their ranks and forcing them to retreat to the shelter of the houses. Six times did the enemy,
notwithstanding the havoc caused by our batteries, press on with great determination to within 100 yards of the foot of the hill,
but here encountering the deadly fire of our infantry, his columns were broken and fled in confusion to the town...the last [assault]
occurred shortly before dark. This effort met the fate of those that preceded it, and, when night closed in, the shattered masses of
the enemy had disappeared in the town, leaving the field covered with dead and wounded."
-- General Robert E. Lee,