ir, I doubtless exclaimed: Breathes there a man with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land?
This company was officered by Captain Joseph R. Hardesty; William Taylor, First Lieutenant; David Hume Allen, Second Lieutenant, and George Mason, Third Lieutenant.
The private soldiers were:
Lewis Ashby, Buckner Ashby, George Ashby, Shirley C. Ashby, John H. Anderson, Milton B. Anderson, Jacqueline R. Ambler, Jonah Bell, James D. Bell, John Wther companies, constituted then the 1st Regiment of cavalry, and was commanded by Colonel J. E. B. Stuart until after First Manassas, in which battle he charged Heintgelman's Zouaves with Company D and the Loudoun company.
The gallant Lieutenant David H. Allen was killed, F. H. Calmes and Magner were wounded in this charge, and nine men of the Loudoun company killed.
Shortly after that battle Stuart was made brigadier-general, and Captain William E. Jones was made colonel, and assumed comman