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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 13. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 11 (search)
unded. It is proper to state that the band, who had been ordered to the rear, dismounted, and of their own volition went to the front to pick up the wounded and carry them to the ambulances. They never afterwards shrank from the performance of that self-imposed duty of devotion which endeared them to the regiment. The following general order was issued, the original of which has been preserved by the writer: General order. headquarters District, Western Louisiana, in the field, April 5th, 1864. No.——. On the 2d instant, while marching his regiment from Manny to Pleasant Hill, Colonel X. B. Debray was suddenly attacked by the enemy in superior force. Considering the unexpected nature of this affair, and the circumstance that Colonel Debray's regiment had never before been in action, the soldierly qualities displayed by the Colonel, and the good conduct of his men, meet the acknowledgment of the Major-General commanding, who has every reason to form brilliant expectation
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 13. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Kilpatrick-Dahlgren raid against Richmond. (search)
l 4, 1864. Respectfully forwarded. This additional report was called for by me because Captain Fox's former report seemed to throw some doubt as to whom the credit of the ambuscade was due. His concluding remarks, however, I think show that this credit was due, as at first supposed, to Lieutenant Pollard, who, according to his report, chose the ground, stationed the men, and then sent to King & Queen Courthouse for Captain Fox. J. E. B. Stuart, Major-General. headquarters, 5th April, 1864. Respectfully forwarded for information of the Department. R. E Lee, General. Letter from Lieutenant Pollard. Company H, Ninth Virginia cavalry April 9th, 1864. General,—I have the honor to report, in reply to your order of March 19th, received to-day, that early on the morning of——I got information from my scouts that the enemy were crossing into King William moving towards King & Queen. I immediately started with my company to meet him at Dunkirk, the only ferry at w<