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Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 5: field artillery in the Army of Northern Virginia (search)
hout orders. Nor were the Federal artillerymen one whit behind in this loyal devotion to their pieces. One of the Haskells, who, as I remember, served on General McGowan's staff, told me this vivid story. It seems almost incredible, yet I have no reason to question its truth; at all events, it is too good not to be told. the very faces of their gunners and into the very muzzles of their guns. The Federal artillerymen, as was their wont, fought him fiercely, muzzle to muzzle-until McGowan's infantry coming up, Pegram passed around the work, to the right and front, after the retiring Federal infantry, while the artillerymen and their pieces fell intgh in the air. Having rooted out a few friction primers from a gunner's haversack and fished a string or a handkerchief out of someone's pocket, for a lan. yard, McGowan's infantry managed to load one of the captured pieces and, turning it in the direction of the retreating Federals, sent two or three shots whizzing over their hea
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48. Louisa Court House, Va., 90 Louisiana Guard Artillery, 197 Louisiana Infantry: 9th Regiment, 212-13. Louisiana Tigers, 80-81, 172, 201 Lounsbury, Thomas Raynesford, 34 Lutherans, 206 McCarthy, Daniel Stephens, 294-96. McCarthy, Edward S.: family of, 294- 96; mentioned, 74, 85, 95, 159-60, 229, 260, 271, 291, 293-96. McClellan, George Brinton, 74, 79, 88-89, 92-95, 101-104, 106-108, 125-26, 285 McDowell, Battle of, 218 McDaniel, Henry Dickerson, 220-21. McGowan, Samuel, 57-58. McGuire, Hunter Holmes, 105, 245-46, 351 McLaws, Lafayette: described, 223; mentioned, 129, 165, 168-69, 173- 79, 182, 192, 222-24, 231, 270 Machine guns, 76-77. Magruder, John Bankhead, 75, 79-80, 94-97, 102, 107, 160 Mahone, William, 311 Malvern Hill, 41, 96-97, 101-18, 130, 146, 309 Manassas, Va.: first battle of, 41, 44- 48, 59, 111, 324; second battle of, 118-24, 191 Manly's Battery (N. C.), 154, 168, 301, 310 Marse Robert, 18-21. Marshall, Charle