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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Memoir of
Jane Claudia Johnson
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.26 (search)
In a Federal prison. [from the Richmond, Va., dispatch, September 8, 1901.1 Interesting career of Lieutenant W. W. George, of Echols' brigade. His escape from Fort Pulaski. With several Companions he cut through the casemates with an Oyster—Knife and an iron Clevis—a cat for dinner. The following incidents in th
n the seclusion of the mountains, an athlete by nature, and a soldier by birth—responded promptly to his country's call, and followed the fortunes of his brigade (Echols') from the Kanawha to the Blue Ridge, and until he was finally thrown into the vortex of battle which tried men's souls and made heroes in an hour's time.
His ba diate friends, and it is with the greatest pleasure I chronicle these facts:
W. W. George was second lieutenant in Company H, Twenty-sixth (Edgar's) Battalion, Echols' Brigade, Breckinridge's Division.
This command arrived at Cold Harbor from Monroe Draft (now Ronceverte, West Va.) They had been on the road one month and three<
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.35 (search)