by a small, impromptu troop led by the gallant Captain John Q. Winfield, of Broadway.
This handful of men was composed of members of several cavalry commands, who happened to be on furlough or cut off by Sheridan's advance.
Some of these were McNeill's men, a number of them were Linvill's Creek boys—the Pennybackers, Bowmans, Shoups, Sites, Showalter's, Houck's, of Harrisonburg; the Ackers, one of them being the stalwart Jake Acker, kindhearted and gentle and true, but when aroused, brave bebushwhackers.
On the way he tremblingly asked if we were going to take his life.
I told him we did not make war that way. He talked about his wife and children.
We started him on foot through the mountains with the chance to escape.
However, McNeill caught him over in Hardy and he was brought back after Sheridan's retreat and so got to Richmond after all. His horse was traded off to Dr. C. for ten gallons of apple brandy.
A high, long, lean Rosinante of a horse he was—and a most unfortunat
gton, Battle of, 155.
Lincoln's Administration responsible, 186.
Lodge, Henry Cabot, 180.
Longstreet's Division at Gaines' Mill, 97.
Loss, Unparallel, of Company F, 26th North Carolina, 199.
Lodt Cause, The, 56.
Louisiana, Purchase of. 162; Troops of, at Fort Gregg, 265.
Lunt, George, 188.
McCabe, Captain, W. Gordon, 212, 242.
McClellan, General George B., 348.
McGuire, M. D., LI.
D., H. H., Sketch of life of, 267; his family, 275.
McMartin, Colonel F. W, 206.
McNeill's men, 98.
Macon, Sergeant Lyttleton S , 70.
Mahon, General William 204.
Malvern Hill, Battle of, 11, 341
Manassas First, Ammunition at, 289.
Marks, Edwin, 236.
Maryland, Invasion of, 354.
Masons in the Army 46.
Massachusetts in 17 1770, 1773, 157; in 1811, 173.
Massie, Captain, J. Livingston, 69.
Maury's fealty, Commodore, 112.
Mechanicsville, Battle of, 92
Minor, Lieutenart C. W. Berkeley, 70.
Minor, Captain Robert D, 305.
Moon, The, behind the hil