Autobiography of Eppa Hunton
Though this book was published in 1933 Eppa Hunton told the story of White Oak Road with very similar wording in his
testimony on page 623 of the Warren Court of Inquiry.
This testimony was referenced on page 321 of
The Shenandoah Campaigns of 1862 and 1864 and the Appomattox Campaign 1865
by William W. Swan and also
briefly by Chamberlain in his speech, Military Operations on the White Oak Road
When Hunton states, "Warren sent out another division" on page 118 he is referring to Chamberlain's two brigades of Griffin's
First Division of the 5th Corps. Hunton goes on to say, "I ordered my men to hold their fire until they came close.
The order was obeyed, and when we opened upon this fresh division, the line of the enemy gave way and one-third of them broke and ran.
The other two-thirds stood under fire, reorganized their line, and charged us with great gallantry. If we had not retired in great
haste all of us would have been captured. I have rarely seen more gallantry than was displayed by Warren's division on that occasion."