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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The campaign and battle of Lynchburg. (search)
r and man to a cross of honor. When Hunter's army reached Buchanan McCausland had been hovering in front of his vanguard for many miles. s point across James river, over which Hunter expected to cross. McCausland sent his men over the bridge, and from the south side of the rive bridge. The Federal cavalry charged up very close to him before McCausland applied the match, as he was desirous that every man of his commay was so occupied in the effort to kill him that they did not see McCausland, who escaped in a small boat under the burning bridge, and was nosite bank of the river. This thoughtful and gallant conduct of McCausland delayed Hunter's column for a whole day, thus giving Lynchburg a ts duty. Never did cavalry do better service than did that under McCausland, both as Hunter advanced and as he retreated. Had McCausland hadMcCausland had the full command of the cavalry on the retreat, Hunter's wagon train and artillery would have fallen into the hands of the Confederates; but