reponderating power of the reserves to Germany — the marvellous comprehensive military method that brings, at the tap of the drum, thousands of drilled, disciplined men to the support of the main body, as opposed to a conscription or enlistment of raw levies from the population at large.
King William and Von Moltke strongly felt the hand of Shamhorst, who undertook the reorganization of the military resources of Prussia after Jena in 1806--an honor in our war which such leaders as Albert Sydney Johnson, Lee, Johnston, Beauregard and Jackson must share with a Cooper.
It is the astute, clear, calm and penetrating minds of Shamhorst and Cooper, whose judgment and masterly ability quietly plan, arrange and direct the machinery which is to be put in motion by the brilliant army chieftains, such as I have mentioned, that wins success.
General Samuel Cooper possessed an inheritable right to his enviable eminence.
From Dorsetshire, England, his great grandfather came, and settled in
August 3, 1889, William T. Lewis, First Company Howitzers.
January 11, 1890, Joseph Landrum, G, Twenty-sixth Virginia Infantry.
January 20, 1890, Robert H. Leadbetter, Rantaub's Battery.
October 14, 1890, Reuben W. Long, Johnson's Battery.
May 11, 1891, Lem. R. Lansford, F, Sixteenth Virginia Infantry.
October 27, 1891, W. S. Sayard, G, First Virginia Infantry.
March 14, 1892, Joseph W. Little, I, Eighteenth Mississippi Infantry.
March 14, 1892, John F. Lay,ton, A, Fifty-eighth Virginia Infantry.
September 19, 1889, William H. Quinn, E, Second Virginia Cavalry.
April 10, 1885, C. Roach, Lee Battery.
April 27, 1886, L. D. Robinson, F, Fifth Virginia Cavalry.
May 11, 1886, William Rowles, Johnson's Battery.
September 21, 1886, John Raines, I, Thirtieth Virginia Infantry.
June 24, 1889, Albert G. Robertson, Heavy Artillery.
May 15, 1891, John L. Reid, surgeon Confederate States Army.
December 19, 1891, Samuel Rutherford, B, Th