When I was detailed for such a dangerous duty I began to think I was a man of great importance, and felt my upper lip for a moustache.
It had been rumored all the evening that the Yankees were landing in large forces at Virginia Beach.
I was placed at the forks of a road, and told to halt everything and everybody, and demand the countersign.
If they did not have it correct, word for word, I was to march them to the officer in charge.
The countersign for that night was Beauregard.
Being a new name to me, I got it Guardbeaure.
Between the hours of 2 and 3, while everything was perfectly quiet and the moon throwing its beaming rays on this mother earth of ours, I heard, away off in the distance, the soldiers' soul-stirring music—drum and fife.
I looked down the road, and as plainly as I could see at the distance from which I guessed the music came, I saw a moving mass.
Under the exciting circumstances, my eyes imagined so much that I took it to be a regiment.
cond Corps of, 84.
Ashby, Gen. Turner W., how killed, 224.
Association of Army of Northern Va., Virginia Division; Reunion of, 57; officers of, 103; Louisiana Division of, 160.
Augusta Battery, 262.
Avery, Hon. A. C., 110, 340.
Badeau's History of Grant, cited, 61.
Badger, Richard, 110.
Baker, Hon. Richard H., 336.
Baker, Sallie, 37.
Barlow, U. S. A., Gen, 338.
Barringer, Gen., Rufus, 340.
Battaile, J. E., Poem of, 201.
Battery Gregg, 77.
Battery Lamb, 289
Beauregard, Gen. G. T., 376.
Bee, Capt., Barnard, 115.
Beecher, Rev., Henry Ward, 200.
Beecher, Rev., Thos. K., 17.
Bentonville, Battle of, 149.
Bethel, Battle of, 118
Bibles Through the Blockade, 265.
Bland, C. C., Heroism of, 271.
Blanton, Corporal L. M., 109.
Blockade Running, 263.
Blocker, Capt. C. H , 280.
Bloody Angle, The, 228.
Bordunix, William, 343.
Bowles, C. S. Navy, Surgeon R. C., 294.
Bragg, Petition for the removal of Gen.; favored by President Davis, 143, 266, 3