Author: Decimus et Ultimus Barziza


Graphic Description of the Battle of Gaines’ Mill (1862)

Decimus et Ultimus Barziza details the actions of the 4th Texas Infantry at the Battle of Gaines’ Mill on June 27, 1862. The Battle of Gaines’s Mill, fought on June 27, 1862, and one of the Seven Days’ Battles, was a Confederate victory and remembered by many of its participants as the most intense fight of the American Civil War (1861–1865). This letter was originally published anonymously on August 4, 1862 in the (Richmond) Daily Whig and again in The Houston Tri-Weekly on April 3, 1865.