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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Heroism of James Pleasants, of the Gcochland county cavalry. (search)
Heroism of James Pleasants, of the Gcochland county cavalry. [Extract.] In Goochland county court 21st March, 1864. On motion of Walter D. Leake, Esq., the following preamble and resolutions offered by him were unanimously adopted by the court and ordered to be spread upon its minutes: Whereas, In the savage war of invasion waged against us by our cruel and implacable Northern foe, the defence of our wives and children, our homes and firesides, depends upon the patriotism and prowess of our citizen soldiery, and the country ought to hold in sacred remembrance the deeds of heroism and bravery of the privates in the ranks, therefore— Resolved, That the cool bravery and patriotic ardor of Private James Pleasants, of the Goochland cavalry, in killing one of the enemy and capturing thirteen others and sixteen horses in the recent raid of Dahlgren in our county, were in keeping with the character which this young soldier has won in the army, and the court orders the