at Columbia, where General Wheeler was to report to General Hampton upon his arrival.
Each general had a squad of scouts, who were brave and courageous men. I will give their names as I remember them: General Hampton's scouts were G. D. Shadbourn, sergeant commanding; Bob Shiver, W. W. Miller, D. F. Tanner, Phil Hutchinson, Jim Doolin, Jim Guffin, Lem Guffin, Walker Russell, David Smith, Jack Shoolbred,——Simons, Jim Sloan, Shake Harris, and R. B. Merchant.
General Butler's scouts were Dick Hogan, sergeant commanding; Hugh K. Scott, Bernard King, Joel Adams, Jim Niblet,——Black, ——Ashley——, Callins——, Hodges, Bill Burness, Bill Turner, Pem Guffin, and a brave young lad from Virginia named Colvin, and also the fearless Captain James Butler.
Colvin was killed just before Johnston surrendered.
General Wheeler's scouts were commanded by Captain Shannon.
The gallant General Butler commanded the rear guard.
On the morning of the 17th of February, 1865, when the rear gua