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The Shriver Grays. --A company with this designation, from the city of Wheeling, took part in the hottest of the battle at Manassas on the 21st inst. This company was formed at Wheeling in May, when the enemy's troops were collecting at that place, and made its way, in small detachments, almost from within the enemy's lines, to Harper's Ferry. Being attached to the Twenty-seventh regiment of Virginia Volunteers, forming part of tile brigade of General Jackson, in General Johnston's army, the company has shared in much severe service with credit to itself, and finally, at Manassas, proved itself equal to the rest of our heroes in the desperate struggle of the left wing. The officers, Captain Daniel M. Shriver, First Lieutenant John S. Mitchell, and Second Lieutenant John B. Lady, led with great gallantry, and the men followed with the determined courage of veterans in a successful charge of their regiment and others on one of the enemy's batteries, after sustaining for hours a st
The Daily Dispatch: August 7, 1861., [Electronic resource], The twenty-seventh Virginia Regiment. (search)
ounded. The first five badly wounded, and the balance not dangerously. Of the "Alleghany Rifler," George Noell, Pat Manne, and Pat Conway were killed — David Gilbert, Thomas Holvin, Christopher Fry, Cadet J W Daniel. Thomas Rose, William A Dawson, and Jacob Landes were wounded; the first three severely, and the rest not dangerously. Captain S W Brown, of the "Greenbrier Sharp-Shooters," was the only one injured at all of the Company. He was badly wounded in the hand. Of the "Hibernians," an Irish company from Alleghany county, cadet C. R. Morris, John A. Hall, and John Ryan were killed — Pat. Quinn, Pat. O'Donnell, and D. A Wheeler, were dangerously wounded. Nine others were severely, but not dangerously wounded. Of the "Shriver Grays," a company from the city of Wheeling, John J. Fry and Geo. Wheeler were killed. Lieut J. W. Lady, Wm. Quarrier, Wm. Burkett, John Frederick and John Towers were wounded, the two first dangerously, and the rest not dangerousl
ard and occupied our lines for some distance. The Twenty-seventh Virginia was in advance, but on the approach of the enemy fell back, leaving behind them the "Shriver Grays," a single company, who were not notified of the removal of the regiment by the Sergeant-Major who posted them. Through the night they maintained their positiy were found all right, however, very wet, cold, and hungry, but with their usual enthusiasm and vigilance unabated by the storm. On approaching the regiment the "Grays" were received with great pleasure by their companions, who supposed them lost, and cheer after cheer burst forth at their safe return.--For once, at least, the "GGrays" have had their metal rested, for it is such trying circumstances as these that bring out the true qualities of men. About 12 o'clock to-day a large number of the enemy came up to Mason's hill and made preparations for an easy time. They could be seen smoking, chatting, playing cards, and amusing themselves generally.--J
socks. Acquinton Military Aid Society, King William, 15 pairs socks, for N. W. Miss Margaret Watkins, Drake's Branch, 15 shirts, 25 cotton gowns. Proceeds of Dr. Read's Lecture at Athens, Tenn., through Geo. Mason, Esq., $42. Mrs. Jane S. Tunstall, King and Queen, for Maryland Troops, 4 shirts, 1 pair pants, 1 pair drawers, 10 pair socks. Bale comforts for Maryland Hospital. William Smith, Mecklenburg, 12 pairs socks. Mrs. E. Griffin, 6 pairs gloves for Shriver Grays, of Wheeling. Mrs. Darracott and Mrs. Winston, through Dr. McCaw, for N. W., blankets and socks. Scottsburg Aid Society, 1 box, containing comforts, pillows, socks, dried fruit, flannel drawers, &c. 4 pairs socks and 2 pairs gloves, through J. B. Watkins. Mrs. James Pae, 3 pairs socks, pamphlets and books. Mrs. John G. Blair, 16 pairs gloves for N. W. Mrs. George Hannah, 11 pairs socks, 1 pair gloves. Arthur McClash, contribution $5. Contributio
y, and which it would be invidious to make mention of acts of particular bravery, the in case anxiety of the friends of Northwestern Virginias who were engaged in this battle, will, I trust, beamole apology for a short notice of the brave and gallant men of the 27th regiment a Virginia volunteers, commanded by the noble Col. John Echols. This regiment began the attack, and remained in the van and thickest of the conflict till the whole force retired from the scene. The invincible. "Shriver Grays," Ied by the fearless Capt. Shriver, were advanced as skirmishers, and by their timely discovery of the presence and position of the enemy, perhaps prevented a terrible butchery of the majority of this command. Throughout the whole fight, Capt. Shriver, Lieuts. Mitchell, Zane, and Lady, were foremost, exposed to a deadly fire, cheering, rallying, and encouraging their men. They won imperishable laurels on this day, at old every soldier of their company engaged, without a single exceptio