Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Major Ed. Willis” in chapter 1.23, section c.1.23.104 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25.:
... for him.
We came to the railroad, about sixteen miles or so from Petersburg, and halted along the track.
The 7th, under Colonel Rion, was in front and nearest to Petersburg.
Towards evening, Major Ed. Willis , of the Quartermaster's department, came along from Richmond with an engine, tender, and two cars.
He called for two companies of volunteers from the brigade to go to Petersburg.
Colonel Rion ste...
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