orth Carolina if it were possible.
The party with which I connected myself was composed of sixteen young men whose names are as follows: Edward G. Steane, of Richmond; Willie T. Eustace, of Louisiana; Harrison Sublett, Richmond; J. B. Ayers, Buckingham; Henry C. Barnes, Richmond; S. E. Ayres, Buckingham; Frank J. Barnes; Richmond; John W. Seay, Buckingham; John W. Todd, Richmond; J. Walker Barnes, Stafford; Willie H. Page, Richmond; Bird G. Pollard, King William; W. P. Gretter, Richmond; O. A. Mosby, Louisa courthouse; Harry C. Townsend, Richmond; James S. Carter.
These having elected E. G. Steane as their leader struck out in the directionof James river, intending to cross that and place it between them and the Yankees, purposing thereafter to make for the Blue Ridge Mountains and travel down to North Carolina.
After marching through the woods about four miles we halted for the night in an old tobacco barn, which we found deserted and in a very retired spot.
It was a very pleasa