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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Demonstration on Harpers Ferry, from the Times-dispatch, December 9, 1906. (search)
hat I had done and showed the result to him. His only reply was, I wish you and your men to stay with me as couriers, and assigned me with four men to go with Colonel Baylor, commanding the Stonewall Brigade, who was to make the advance on the works. We advanced through the woods to the top of the same ridge I had been on in the, with skirmishers out well to the front, and reported to Stonewall (who was back hurrying up troops) that we were ready to advance. The order came, Advance Colonel Baylor gave the order, Forward! The skirmishers moved across the field, the line of battle following. The enemy were not yet seen, but we expected to meet them in the next field. Not a shot was fired. Just as our skirmishers got over the fence, and as we with line of battle got to the fence, here came a courier to Colonel Baylor from Jackson to halt. There we stood possibly fifteen minutes, when another courier came from Jackson ordering the line of battle to fall back to the ridge on w