Another account of the fight.
The following letter gives another account of this remarkable battle:
Randolph, Charlotte county, Va., Aug. 24, 1891. General D. H. Maury:
My Dear General: * * * My brother, then under eighteen years of age was engaged in the battle.
He assures me that there were in the fort not more than between four and five hundred men and boys—men over forty-five from the surrounding counties, and a few army men and officers on furlough; that of this number not morel, commanded a company of boys in the battle.
Account of Captain J. W. Lewis.
[times, October 11, 1891]
My attention has been called to the account of that glorious battle of 24th June, 1864, at Staunton bridge.
I am glad that General D. H. Maury and Major John B. McPhail have given so interesting an account of it. But you will see that both accounts only refer to the fight on the lower or eastern side of the bridge.
We had six pieces of artillery, four on the lower side of the br
Recollections of General Earl Van Dorn.
The history of a gallant soldier of the Confederacy—his personal Characteristics and his military Achievements—the campaign on the West of the Mississippi. By Major-General Dabney H. Maury.
General Earl Van Dorn was, in the opinion of the writer, the most remarkable man the State of Mississippi has ever known.
My acquaintance with him began in Monterey, in the fall of 1846.
He was aide-de-camp then to General Persifor F. Smith, and was one of ; but never did I know him to postpone his duty for pleasure, or to pursue conviviality to a degree unbecoming a gentleman.
Take him for all in all he was the most gallant soldier I have ever known.
A letter from Colonel Dillon.
General D. H. Maury, Chairman Executive Committee Southern Historical Society:
Dear General: I take advantage of a few hours' detention here to say, in reply to your inquiry of the 12th instant, that, while my memory is not fresh as to all the details of Gen
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Lewis, Captain J. W., 56.
Loehr, Charles T., 100.
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Louisiana Historical Association, 35.
McClung, Major J. W., 299.
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McPhail, Major John B., 56.
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Maury. Colonel R. L., 105.
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Negro troops, 102.