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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Malvern HillJuly 1, 1862. (search)
ountry on every occasion which has presented itself. It may not be inappropriate to remark that this company, to which General Magruder refers, lost the first man killed in battle in the war; for Samuel W. Prvor had been killed in a skirmish below Bethel church, the Confederate line, and was sleeping in his family burying ground in Charles City county, before Wyatt fell at Big Bethel in June, 1861. It also lost about the last man killed in the war; for its gallant first lieutenant, William H. Harwood, who had passed through every cavalry fight of his command, and been engaged in as many hand-to-hand encounters as any man in the service, fell pierced through by a cannon ball, in the desperate charge on General Gregg's brigade, the day before the surrender at Appomattox. Benjamin H. Harrison was captain of this company at Malvern Hill. Magruder thus refers to him: The noble, accomplished, and gallant Harrison, commander of the Charles City Troop, uniting his own exertions with
The Naval Academy. --A letter from Annapolis states that on Monday last, when the Massachusetts troops arrived at the Naval Academy, on routs for Washington, the following officers and midshipmen tendered their resignations, and to-day are in the city awaiting to be paid off: W. H. Parker, Va., W. P. Buckner, Ark., J. T. Wood, Md., lieutenants; Wm. H. Harwood, Md., professor; E. F. K. Vt., J. M. Spencer, Md., first class mi men; H. B. Tyson, Ba., G., A. Howland H. B. Littlepage, Va., T. L. Moore, second class midshipmen; R. S. Floyd, W. W. Huttler, Va., R. C. Holt, Te A. S. Worth, Va., A. Casum, Va. Chew, Mo., J. P. Claybrook, Mo., D. Carr Md., third class midshipmen; D. Trigg, Va., H. Cook, Va., O. A. Brown, Va.,--Mayo, Va., fourth class midshipmen.