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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The campaign and battle of Lynchburg. (search)
were captured by his force. During the second day that Hunter was in the lines around Lynchburg McCausland made a raid around his rear and attacked his train at Forest Depot, driving a guard of onch it contributed to his rapid flight that night can never be known. Due credit was not given McCausland for this, nor for many of his other valuable services. Lynchburg owes much to Ramseur's Divecond Corps and to the men who occupied the lines when Hunter arrived, but it was the skill of McCausland and Peters and the unflagging energy and courage of their officers and men, which so retarded that when he did arrive there was force enough on our line to prevent his capturing the city. McCausland and his command were the real saviors of the city, and some lasting memorial of its gratitude should be erected to perpetuate their deeds. McCausland proved himself a soldier of a high type. There were few officers in either army who, with such a force, could have accomplished as much. H