o him. I said: No; I will take them to the General myself.
He replied, I am your superior officer, and have the right to order you.
I said, Superior officer or not, you will not get this sword and these pistols unless you are a better man than I am, and I don't think you are.
I then hastened to General Johnston, and we carried him several miles towards Richmond, to a house where we stayed all night, and had his wounds dressed by a surgeon.
Brought to Richmond.
The next day, the 31st of May, we moved him to Mr. Crenshaw's home on Church Hill, in Richmond, where he remained until he was convalescent, I remaining with him by his order until he recovered from his wound, except the time during the seven days battle, when he ordered me to report to General R. E. Lee as courier.
General Johnston thanked me for recovering his sword and pistols, which were of the finest make, being a present from the inventor, Colonel Colt.
The General made me a present of one of the pistols, and