Notes of a Confederate staff-officer. by W. Roy Mason, Major, C. S. A.
Fredericksburg was the first great battle that I saw in its entire scope.
Here the situation of the country — a champaign tract inclosed in hills — offered the opportunity of seeing the troops on both sides, and the movements down the entire lines.
I witnessed the magnificent charges made on our left by Meagher's Irish Brigade, and was also a sorrowful witness of the death of our noble T. R. R. Cobb of Georgia, who fell mortally wounded at the foot of the stone-wall just at the door of Mrs. Martha Stevens.
This woman, the Molly Pitcher of the war, attended the wounded and the dying fearless of consequences, and refused to leave her house, although, standing just between the advancing line of the enemy and the stone-wall, the position was one of danger.
It is said that after using all the materials for bandages at her command, she tore from her person most of her garments, even on that bitter cold day, in h