in my immediate presence, it very deeply impressed me. In my company two men, Orderly Sergeant W. W. Tayleure and Private Buck Johnson, of the Petersburg Riflemen, came very near having a personal difficulty.
Tayleure had been standing on the step,in order to be able to shoot from the parapet, and had been firing at the enemy from this position.
Just at this time Buck Johnson, who had doubtless been engaged in the same way elsewhere, and who was never known to flinch, bearing a splendid reputto be standing on the floor of the trench.
Tayleure asked him why he did not get up on the step and fire at the enemy.
Johnson's high spirit promptly resented the imputation against his courage, implied in this question, and he used some very stroubstituted profound seriousness in the place of angry words, and I believe the needless quarrel was never renewed.
Both Johnson and Tayleure served to maintain on several subsequent fields of battle the good name that each had already well won in t