He would steal up to the enemy's skirmish line, sometimes crawl until within easy running distance then dash forward, halt on the line of pits, and just as the rear of his command passed him he would order both ranks to face outward and wheel, and they, coming back in single ranks and at a run, would capture everything before them and not fire a gun. In all of his dashes he never lost a man, killed, wounded or captured.
The Yanks often called to our pickets to know: When is your Major Hooten coming this way again.
The morning of the 30th of September troops were ordered from the right of Petersburg to support those engaged on the north side of the James, leaving the works at the Pegram house to be defended by a weak skirmish line of dismounted cavalry.
The order was countermanded soon after we had crossed the Appomattox, and we were moved back, as our right was threatened in force.
That afternoon the brigade was ordered to the right of the road leading to the Jones house