Harper's Ferry and first Manassas.
Extracts from the diary of Captain James M. Garnett, in charge of General Reserve Ordnance train, Army of Northern Virginia, from January, 1863, to February, 1864; and Ordnance officer of Rodes's (later Grimes's) Division, 2d Corps, A. N. Va., from February, 1864, to April 9, 1865.
Reserve Ordnance train, A. N. Va., Camp near Cobham Station, V. C. R. R., Wednesday, September 9th, 1863.
Monday, April 15th, 1861, maybe considered the commencement of this war for Virginia, for on that day appeared Lincoln's proclamation for 75,000 men to crush the rebellion, which hurried up our old fogy Convention, and compelled their secession on Wednesday, April 17th.
I was at that time at the University of Virginia, that session being my third, as I went there from the Episcopal High School of Virginia in '57, spent sessions '57-8 and '58-9 at the University, taught '59-‘60 at Greenwood, Mr. Dinwiddie's boarding-school in this (Albemarle) county,
in his modest and gentlemanly way, with a host of once familiar faces that are to be seen no more on this earth, but who, we trust, have reached the eternal shore, where there shall be no sorrow, and where they shall have beaten their swords into ploughshares and their spears into pruning-hooks.
I append as a fitting conclusion to these imperfect reminiscences, the beautiful and tender poem of Percy Greg, the English historian, which needs only to be read to be appreciated.
The 9th of April, 1865. It is a nation's death-cry-yes, the agony is past, The stoutest race that ever fought to-day has fought its last. Aye!
start and shudder, well thou may'st, well veil thy weeping eyes; England!
may God forgive thy part-man cannot but despise. Aye!
shudder at that cry that speaks the South's supreme despair- Thou that could save and saved'st not — that would, yet did not dare; Thou that hadst might to aid the right and heart to brook the wrong, Weak words of comfort for the weak, a
Alabama Regiment cut to pieces, Williams' 94.
Alexander, Edgar, 71.
Anderson's Corps complimented, 11.
Appomattox Courthonse, Wants of the army at, 39; Last charge at, 41, 259; Last man killed at, 252.
April 9th, 1865, lines by Percy Greg, 376.
Arizona organized by the C. S. Government in 1862, 222.
Armistead Brigade transferred, 8
Army of Northern Virginia unparalleled, 113.
Artis Avis or Bird of Art, 304.
Attucks, Crispus, 157.
Townsend, Mrs., Mary Ashley, 228.
Treaty the only Confederate, 265.
Troy, Siege of, cited, 39.
Tuttle, R. M., 199.
Uncle Tom's Cabin, 248.
Virginia, Council of War of, in 1861, 15; Cavalry, charging the 14th Regiment, April 9, 1865,75; Infantry, 1st, on April 8, 1865, 8, 844 371; 14th offering of, 72; 10th, Company F, roll of, 15; Company D, 44th, history and roster of, 259; on the tax on tea in 1774,168.
Von Hoist, opinion of the U. S. Constitution, 161.