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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 23. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.3 (search)
ed under him. On freeing himself from his dying horse, he found himself confronted by a big Yankee, sabre in hand. Moses being a smaller man than his antagonist, and dead game, determined to force the fighting, and he made a furious thrust inside of his adversary's guard, which caused a clinch, and a fall, then the Gael above, Fitz James below, and not only so, but the Gael had in the brief struggle secured a firm hold with his teeth on Fitz James' finger. As good luck would have it Private Bill Martin, whose horse had been also killed, came along just at this juncture, and, in his own expressive language, lifted the Yank off of Shaftsbury with his revolver. As no such name as Shaftsbury Moses appears on the muster-roll of the cadet company, it is proper to state that cadet J. H. Moses, while at the Citadel, on account of his scholarly style of composition, had been dubbed by his fellow-cadets Lord Shaftsbury. In this battle Sergeant G. M. Hodges' horse was killed under him, and h