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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 4 0 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Fatal wounding of General J. E. B Stuart. (search)
y be the reason why Gus Dorsey was never mentioned by any of those would-be historical writers. Though Gus Dorsey, like his comrade, the famous Jim Breathed, is little known to the Confederate societies of Maryland, both are most favorably known to that ideal soldier and gentleman, without an if or a but—Brigadier-General Thomas T. Munford—as they were to Colonel William A. Morgan and other gallant Virginians, who, like themselves, were at the front to the end. In Mohun, by Lieutenant-Colonel J. Esten Cooke, there is a picture of Captain Dorsey catching General Stuart when wounded, only Captain Dorsey was not mounted; he was fighting Company K dismounted. In the Campaigns of Stuart's Cavalry, by Major H. B. McClellan, Stuart's chief of staff, there is the account of the wounding of General Stuart that was sent to Mrs. Stuart shortly after the General's death, and which was published by her authority in Volume XVII, Southern Historical Society Papers. In this account there is mu
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Notes. (search)
stly condemned the others. We have largely borrowed, for the same campaigns, from the following works: Four Years with General Lee, by Colonel Taylor; Personal Reminiscences of General Lee, by the Rev. J. Wm. Jones; Life of General Lee, by J. Esten Cooke; Pickett and his Men, by W. Harrison; and for that of Vicksburg a narration of the siege by a resident has furnished us with some curious details. Let us quote, in short, among our authors, the most illustrious of all, General Sherman, to wht held out chances of positive success, seemed also likely to compromise the very existence of his army. Page 80. Captain Royall was seriously but not mortally wounded. He survived both his wound and the war. Although the charge of General Cooke was made under unfavorable circumstances, he must be praised for having ordered it. He could not select his ground, and by sacrificing a portion of the Fifth cavalry he saved several Federal batteries, to which he gave time to withdraw. Pa