etreat from Richmond, and the fight at Sailor's Creek.
This has put me in a reminiscent mood, and I would like to give, for your Confederate column, some of my recollections of those stirring times, more especially of the retreat from Richmond, and the participation of my command in the battle of Sailor's Creek.
During the winter of 1864-65, my battalion, the 10th Virginia Artillery, was stationed immediately in front of Fort Harrison.
The battalion had formerly been commanded by Major William Allen, of Claremont, but at that time by Major J. O. Hensley, of Bedford county.
It was composed of five companies—Companies A and C, from Richmond, commanded respectively by Captains J. W. Barlow and Thomas P. Wilkinson; Company B, from Bedford county, Captain Robert B. Clayton; Company D, from Prince George, Captain C. Shirley Harrison, of Brandon; and Company E, from Henrico, Captain Thomas Ballard Blake. Lieutenant Sam Wilson, was Adjutant.
The 10th Virginia and the 19th Virginia Ba
Dowdy, Wilson M., while in the hospital at Winchester, in 1862, hearing that his company was in a heavy engagement, seized a musket, and running at a double-quick, fainted, fell, and in two days a little mound was raised to mark the spot where this gallant soldier sleeps.
Dunford, John F., killed at Gettysburg.
Edwards, Thomas, died in hospital.
Flippen, Charles, killed at Kernstown.
Flippen, J. T., wounded at Chancellorsville, and died since the war.
Flippen, Allen, died in 1862.
Flippen, William, died in 1861.
Godsey, Daniel L., died since the war.
Garnett, Robert K., killed at Gettysburg.
Garnett, James S., lost a leg; since died.
Hendrick, Merritt S., died in 1861.
Hatcher, Joseph, died in 1862.
Harris, Joseph N., died since the war.
Jones, Levi, died since the war.
King, George H., was the last man killed at Gettysburg in his company, a few yards from the enemy's line.
Merryman, James, died soon after the war.
umber of the members on the morning of April 2, 1865, where the Confederate line was first broken, near the P. and W. railroad, there were only about forty of the company in the surrender.
List of members.
W. P. Alexander, James G. Allen, William Allen, B. F. Barnett, Hugh S. Beard, William Bartley, John Bowman, M. B. Campbell, James A. Campbell, W. A. Campbell, Sr., W. A. Campbell, Jr., N. M. Campbell, W. H. Cash, William Cash, J. V. Cash, John Cash, B. D. Cash, Joseph Cash, James P. Cash, P. Risk, wounded at Bristoe Station, October 14, 1863; James B. Culton, wounded at Bristoe Station, October 14, 1865; A. J. Griffin, wounded at Alleghany Mountain, December 12, 1861; ——Gaylor, Cross Keys, June 8. 1862.
Died from Sickness—William Allen, Joseph Cash, John Cash, William Cash, and Marvel Coffey, at Staunton in 1861; Eugene Durham, 1864; James Goolsby, 1861; Thomas Gordon, 1861; W. L. Hamilton, Petersburg, in 1865; John F. Hamilton, in prison, 1864; Ed. N. Heizer, at Charlottes<