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wife as she sang him a ballad, was a picture the soft lights of which were in effective and pleasing contrast with the Rembrandt shadows of the dark wood and the rude warriors that lay there. General Stuart had married a daughter to Colonel Philip St George Cooke, of the U. S. Dragoons, a Virginian by birth, and West-Pointer by military education, who had remained in the Federal service, and was now making war upon his native State as a brigadier-general of President Lincoln's appointment. On several occasions, during the campaigns in Virginia, General Stuart came very near making a prisoner of his father-in-law; and I believe it would have given him greater satisfaction to send General Cooke under escort to Richmond than to capture the mighty McClellan himself. The military family of General Stuart consisted of fourteen or fifteen high-spirited young fellows, boon companions in the bivouac, and excellent soldiers in the fight, of whom, alas! seven were afterwards killed in ba
Heros von Borcke, Memoirs of the Confederate War for Independence, Chapter 16: (search)
one, and expecting a renewal of the attack the following morning. Of our own army only one-third had been engaged, and our loss did not exceed 1800 in killed and wounded. Most of these belonged to A. P. Hill's division, and had fallen during the first attack in the morning on the spot where our lines had for some time been broken. We had to mourn the loss of two general officers, Maxey Gregg of South Carolina, and Thomas R. R. Cobb of Georgia, who fell on Marye's Heights. At his side General Cooke, a brother of Mrs Stuart, was dangerously wounded in the forehead. The Federal loss was not less than 14,000 in killed and wounded (we took only 800 prisoners), and in this frightful aggregate of casualties was to be reckoned the loss of many officers of rank. Among these there was the much-lamented General Bayard, a cavalry officer of great promise, who, far in the rear of his lines, was torn to pieces by one of our exploding shells while in the act of taking luncheon under a tree.
eneral Confederate States army. Wm. Steele, Captain 2d U. S. Dragoons now Brigadier General Confederate States army. B. H. Robertson, Captain 2d U S Dragoons, now Brigadier General Confederate States army. John Pegram, Lieutenant 2d U S Dragoons, now Brigadier General Confederate States army. J H Hawes, Captain 2d U S Dragoons, now Brigadier General Confederate States army. Alfred Pleasanton, Captain 2d U S Dragoons, now Major General United States army. Philip St George Cooke, Colonel 2d U S Dragoons, now Brigadier General United States army. L P Graham, Major 2d U S Dragoons, now Brigadier General United States army. John Buford, (deceased, who was the best cavalry officer in the Federal service,) Captain 2d U S Dragoons, died a Major General United States army. Lewis Merrill, Lieutenant 2d U S Dragoons now Brigadier General United States army. Wesley Merritt, Lieutenant 2d U S Dragoons, now a Brigadier General United States army.
Three hundred dollars reward. --Ran away, on the 6th March, my negro man John. He is 25 years old, 5 feet 7 or 8 inches high, very stout built; has a round face, high forehead, full head of hair, and of good countenance, very black, and is a blacksmith; had on when he left jeans pantaloons, blue jacket, and a pair of boots; he was raised in Powhatan county by Philip St George Cooke. I purchased him of John R Sedgwick in December last. I will give the above reward for him if delivered to Lee & Bowman, Richmond, Va, or to at Wytheville, Va. He is supposed to be making his way to the county of Powhatan. John G Crockett. ap 2--26t
Three hundred dollars reward. --Ran away, on the 6th March, my negro man John. He is 25 years old, 5 feet 7 or 8 inches high, very stout built; has a round face, high forehead, full head of hair, and of good countenance, very black, and is a blacksmith; had on when he left jeans pantaloons, blue jacket, and a pair of boots; he was raised is Powhatan county by Philip St George Cooke. I purchased him of John R Sedgwick in December last. I will give the above reward for him if delivered to Lee & Bowman, Richmond, Va, or to me at Wytheville, Va. He is supposed to be making his way to the county of Powhatan. John G Crockett. ap 2--26t