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 guard was leaving Columbia, and while the remnant of
John Bowlin, slightly on the lip; Joseph Janney left thigh amputated; Robert White, knocked down by grape shot striking cartridge box, and stunned by ball through the hat; Albert Heaton, Minnie ball in the thigh, seriously; Richard Grubb, three balls in hat; and several others with musket balls through their clothes.
Evergreen Guards, Captain E. Berkeley's Company.--Killed-- Jas. A. Kinney, Joseph B. Luntsford, Wm. E. Ball, Wm. Hewett.--Wounded seriously--Corporal Benj. Hurst and private Bernard King; slightly, John Shanny and Capt. Bazell, of Md.
Camp Rifles, Capt. Wm. Berkeley.--Only one wounded, private Baker, of Middleburg, dangerous.
Capt. W. Carter's Cavalry--Killed — Frank Dowell, Enoch McCarty, G. Francis, John Plaster, Stephen Cornell, Peyton Wilson, and a Mr. Hicks, of Md.
Capt. Rogers' Artillery.--Wounded — John Howser, Since dead.
Wampler's Company.--Killed — None.--Wounded — T. Myers, J. W. Nichols, G. T. Loveless.
Caroline county, Virginia.