They were patriots worthy of their names, and a roll of them should be preserved.
There were six Englishmen, whose names I have been unable to get, who also deserve especial mention at my hands for similar service.
Harpers Ferry men.
James Merrick, John Hewett, Otho Hewett, William Martin, William Copeland, Philip Schavman, William Nicholson, Tollect Duke, Louis Keyser, Joe Keyser, John Schilling, John Price, Timothy Harrington, Philip Burkhart, Joe Burkhart, McCloud Lewis, Jessie Graham, John Cord, Levi Decker, Thomas Boswell, Joe Boswell, V. Talley, J. E. P. Daingerfield, Jacob Sponcellor, Richard Clowe, Hamson Clowe, John Claspy, William Hewitt, and George W. Decker.
Sergeant Stephens deserves special mention at my hands.
He was an old United States sergeant, and joined the Southern army at great peril.
He was one of the most methodical and accurate accountants I ever knew—wrote a beautiful hand-writing, was never sick, or lost a day during the four years he was