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Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 18: Campaign of 1864-the Wilderness (search)
ed home. I cannot forbear mentioning that Billy was one of these latter, and my youngest brother, who had joined us from Georgia some months before, another. Some of these men arrived before we left camp at Morton's Ford; and others walked many hours, following the solemn sound of the firing, and found us in the midst of the sombre Wilderness, and two at bloody Spottsylvania. One of these two, a Petersburg boy, was delayed because of having fought at home one day under Beauregard against Butler. To this I may add the fact that another man of the battery, wounded during the campaign, apologized humbly to the captain for the imprudence which led to his wound, because, as he said, he well understood what the loss of one man meant to us now. Upon the whole, while not formally deciding, as the Supreme Court of Texas recently did in a telegraph case,--as to the inherent difference between Willy and Billy, --yet I am inclined to think in this particular that Billy is rightthat in the
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 22: from Cold Harbor to evacuation of Richmond and Petersburg (search)
tioned on the lines, between that and the James, near the Dunn house, the Howitzers quartered in the house; and there the battalion remained from say the 20th of June, 1864, until the 2d of April, 1865, without ever so much as firing a shot or being fired at by an enemy, except that I have an indistinct recollection of our taking a rifled gun, I think of Manly's battery, a little in advance and to the left of our regular position, and taking a shot or two at the astronomer or observer in General Butler's tower. This was really a little hard on that gentleman, as I am confident he never did us any harm; but then I am equally confident we did not do him any. On the contrary, we gave him a little respite from his high and exalted position and his exhausting observations. I said the experience was unparalleled. I refer of course to our being placed in such a safe and easy position. Both the preceding winters we had passed upon the advanced picket line of the army-while most of the
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Index. (search)
, 115-17, 194, 245-46. Breathed, James, 53 Breckinridge, James Cabell, 26, 308 Bridgeport, Conn., 37 Bristoe Station, 228 Brookin, ........... 329 Brown, Francis Henry, 51 Brown, John, 26, 31-33, 48, 82 Buford, John, 210 Burgoyne, Marshall K., 212-14. Burial of the dead, 41-42, 98, 116-17, 132, 143-44, 148-49, 219-20, 294-96. Burning of wounded men, 282 Burnside, Ambrose, 127, 134, 137, 163, 228, 258, 309 Burrows, John Lansing, 139 Burt, E. R., 64 Butler, Benjamin Franklin, 242, 310 Butterfield, Daniel, 211 Cabell, Henry Coalter, 65, 121, 124, 154-57, 186-87, 230, 232, 243, 259, 264, 270-73, 276-77, 280 Cabell's Artillery Battalion, 55, 65, 120, 154, 258, 268, 270-73, 281, 312 Callaway, Morgan, 230-31, 270, 272, 275, 280-83, 297-99, 302 Camp equippage, 46-47, 158, 242-43. Camp Lee, Va., 74 Camp life, 46-49, 60-61, 68-71, 145- 46, 157-58, 170-72, 268-69. The campaigns of Gen. Robert E. Lee, 102, 307-308. Campbell, Alexander 27