o were comrades with us at first.
There were less than 1,000 left of the 2,850 who returned from Charleston in April, 1864, Less than half were paroled of 2,400 who charged at Howlett's. Their last, after fighting in nineteen battles, was their most glorious charge; and they fired the last guns of the infantry at Appomattox.
Of this and other commands, Gloucester's dead were piled on every battle field: Page, Taylor, Fitzhugh, Puller, Ellis, Robins, Hibble, Baytop, Millers, Roane, Bridges, Banks, Norton, Amory, Cooke, Edwards, Griffin, Massey, Newcomb, Bristow, Jones, Barry, Ware, Simcoe, R. B. Jones, Kenan, Pitts, Pointer, Leigh, Jeff Dutton, Elijah Dutton, Vincent Edwards, Dunstan, Hughes, Evans, Cary, Thos. Robins, Freeman, John Roane, Jenkins, Hobday, Albert Roane, Ransome, White, J. W. Robins, Woodland, Cooper, Summerson, Williams, Hogg, Sparrow, T. J. Hibble, Alex. Dutton, John Edwards, Rich, Dutton again, Dunbar Edwards, Gwyn—I cease to call the roll, for they are absent by f
ould have done so?
When, in May, 1862, he whipped Banks at Winchester and had, what seemed then and even now Ferry, he not only knew the number and condition of Banks' army, but in his mind he clearly saw the locality f he expected a battle that day. He smiled and said: Banks is in our front and he is generally willing to fightackson had in his small army less than 5,000 men. Gen. Banks, who was advancing upon Winchester from Harper's 30,000 soldiers.
Gen. Jackson repeatedly offered Gen. Banks battle, but the latter declined, and on the nighthe left wing; the main army on the Rappahannock—with Banks thrown out to Culpeper Courthouse, Jackson determine it. He intended first to attack his old antagonist, Banks, at Culpeper, and then to descend like a thunderbolts.
That night, as we pursued the beaten army of General Banks, we captured some of McDowell's men, proving thahis original plan of striking in detail.
As it was, Banks' army was so crippled as to be of little use, as Gen