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Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 8: Seven Pines and the Seven Days battles (search)
soldierly stand in the open field beyond; so they cheered us enthusiastically the next time we moved by them. The second morning after,--just as we came into battery on the field of Frazier's (or Frayser's) farm, where the fighting had closed after dark the preceding day, and which on that morning presented perhaps the most ideal view of a battlefield I ever saw-captured cannon, exploded limbers and caissons, dead horses and dead men scattered over it in most picturesque fashion,--Col. Stephen D. Lee, of the artillery, afterwards lieutenant-general, rode out in front of our guns, took off his hat to us and said that he had witnessed and remarked upon our performance of two days ago, at the railroad bridge and in the field, as General Magruder had also; that nothing could have been more soldierly, and having thus shown ourselves equal to the most trying duty of the soldier, the duty of standing and receiving fire without replying to it, he had determined we should certainly have t
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 19: Spottsylvania (search)
ow, not yet clean gone in slumber, grunted out: First Company, Richmond Howitzers. What a change! Instantly there was a perfect chorus of greetings from the warm-hearted Texans. Boys, here are the Howitzers! Where's your old deaf man? Trot out your old Doctor. They're the jockeys for us. We are going to stay right here. We won't get a chance to run if these plucky Howitzer boys are with us. Billy tells me that he remembers, word for word, the last crisp sentence Col. Stephen D. Lee uttered the morning he complimented the old battery on the field of Frazier's Farm; that he said, Men, hereafter when I want a battery, I'll know where to get one! Two years later, at the base of the Bloody Angle, General Ewell seems to have been of the same opinion. He held our centre, which had just been pierced and smashed and his artillery captured. He wanted guns to stay the rout and steady his men, and he sent to the extreme left for Cabell's Battalion. I do not mean that th
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Index. (search)
267, 357, 361; early war career of, 17-18; and Gettysburg, 22, 191-92, 197-99, 207-208, 214-15, 222, 267; and Grant, 238- 39; and Jefferson Davis, 17-18; and Joe Johnston, 90-91; mentioned, 26, 41, 76, 187, 235, 264, 277, 341-42, 367; and Petersburg Campaign, 317; and Rappahannock Bridge, 231-32; Richmond home of, 357; and the Seven Days, 89, 91-94, 98-102, 106- 109; and Sharpsburg, 125-26; uniform and memorabilia of, 357; why called Marse Robert, 18-21. Lee, Samuel Perry, 352-54. Lee, Stephen Dill, 96, 258 Lee, William Henry Fitzhugh, 18 Lee's Miserables, 252 Leesburg, Va., 60-63, 65, 67, 71, 73, 130, 145, 310 Letcher, John, 17 Letcher Artillery (Va.), 41 Lexington, Va., 105 Medals, 341-44. Methodists, 139, 230 Milroy, Robert Huston, 192, 198, 210 Mine Run, Va., 228, 231, 233-35. Minor, John Barbee, 356 Mississippi Infantry: 13th Regiment, 60, 64, 95; 17th Regiment, 60, 64, 98,116, 129, 143, 176; 18th Regiment, 60, 64; 21st Regiment, 64,98, 115-17,