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Dodge's mention of a gallant charge by the Irish Brigade in this action was probably culled from an imaginative newspaper account; the Irish Brigade's role here was comparatively minor. The tales of the enemy bayoneting wounded were equally imaginative. M. Did you ever think your Son would be in want of a piece of bread? I did not. But here I am, hungry, and without a morsel to slake it, and furthermore no money can furnish bread. Here we are half a mile from the enemy, our 3 days' rations gone, no sutler near us, & nothing to eat.
Here we are half a mile from the enemy, our 3 days' rations gone, no sutler near us, & nothing to eat. However I hope that we shall soon be able to get something, by hook or by crook. Our pickets were driven in a few hundred yards this morning, but the Rebels did not advance. I think the lesson they got on Sunday week is enough for them. I rather think they will evacuate Richmond. At all events, in case of a battle, they will be beaten. Our men have learned one thing, that it is cold steel that carries the day.
From the Peninsula to Gettysburg, Theodore Dodge “journalized” (as he put it) with remarkable dedication. He scarcely missed a day. At one point, after a wound and typhoid fever immobilized him, he dictated a careful narrative based on notes he had somehow managed to scribble during his trials. The frustration for the reader is that this remarkable journal ends all too soon. As a lieutenant, then as a captain, Dodge always took his post with his men at the center of the fighting. He was wounded once slightly, a second time seriously, a third time so seriously as to lose a leg.