Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Colonel Magruder” in chapter 1 of John Bell Hood., Advance and Retreat: Personal Experiences in the United States and Confederate Armies:
... this line bristling with bayonets.
The excitement therefore soon subsided, and the soldiers returned to their respective bivouacs.
Such was my first night of service in the Confederate Army.
Colonel Magruder assigned me to the command of the cavalry companies then at Yorktown, and directed me to drill and discipline them, and at the same time picket his front.
These troops were from Virginia and as fin...
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