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Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 19: Spottsylvania (search)
tery and was very devoted to it and his comrades in it, had come to the line to see how we were getting on, and gave us news of other parts of the line. He, Beau Barnes, and others of us, were standing by our guns talking, when a twenty-pounder Parrott shell came grazing just over our guns, passed on, and about forty yards behinf it and followed its upward flight until it seemed to be going straight to the sky. Stiles said, There it goes, as though flung by the hand of a giant. Beau Barnes, who was not poetical, exclaimed, Giant be darned; there ain't any giant can fling 'em like that! He was right! If the foregoing was not written with malicious intent to expose me to the scorn of all sensible and practical people, then my belief is that Willy Dame dreamed the absurd story; but if Barnes and I did speak under the circumstances mentioned, and both are correctly quoted, then I admit the redoubtable Beau had decidedly the best of it, and I apologize humbly. The 10th o
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Index. (search)
auded, 53-58. Artillery, Confederate, general description of, 52-58, 95 Atlanta Campaign, 300-301, 317 Atlee's Station, Va., 269-70. Atrocities, 80-81. Badeau, Adam, 304-305. Baldwin, John Brown, 31, 50 Ball's Bluff, 61-63, 234 Baltimore, Md., 240, 354 Baptists, 139 Barksdale, Thomas, 149 Barksdale, William: before the war, 26, 28-29; during the war, 64,95, 129, 131-33, 179; troops of, 26, 64- 65, 68-71, 95, 97, 128-33, 138-39, 144, 176, 179, 223, 261, 292-93. Barnes, Beau, 252-53. Barrett, ............ (orderly), 260-61, 270 Battle fatigue, 77 Battlefield tours, 92-94, 107 Bayonets used in action, 333 Beauregard, Pierre Gustave Toutant, 208, 242, 274, 309 Beers, James H., 37-44, 150, 154, 181, 183 Bell, John, 25 Benjamin, Judah Philip, 26, 40 Beulah Church, Va., 270, 272 Big Bethel, Va., 44-45. Blount, ........... 321,330 Bocock, Thomas Stanhope, 26-27. Boonsborough, Md., 66 Botts, John Minor, 31-32. Bowling Green, Va., 2