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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Fifteenth Virginia Infantry. (search)
ck for duty with his company. He evidently did not like the ehange, for after carrying it for two days his gun was brought to me one morning with this written on a dirty piece of paper: Major, take your d—n old rifle and go to h—l; I am going to Mosby. Which I suppose he did, for he was never any more with us, and it became a standing joke with the field officers of other regiments to ask me, most emphatically: Where is——? Answer: Gone to h—l or Mosby. The whirl of events. After crosMosby. The whirl of events. After crossing the Potomac, it was a continual whirl of events. At Crampton's Gap supporting the Manly artillery, of North Carolina, and they did some good shooting at the enemy coming through Middletown. We could not get at them. Lower down the mountain we saw the lofty and lovely fight that Cobb's men put up. About night we were outflanked and nearly surrounded. A night's march somewhere, to Harper's Ferry, I believe; then a march to Monocacy Bridge; arrived a few hours after the fight; through
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Twelfth Alabama Infantry, Confederate States Army. (search)
h, and deserve honor for their devotion to truth and their adopted homes. Rumors are rife that General Early will attempt to retake Winchester soon. This is very improbable, as Sheridan's forces are too numerous. Reinforcements pass by the office every day going to the front, and Early's army must be a mere handful of exhausted, illy equipped men, incapable of any offensive movement. The ladies bring us all kinds of reports, usually very cheering. They always look on the bright side. Mosby's men venture into the city quite often at night, to see relatives and friends, and gain all the information they can. They are greeted warmly, and secreted by the citizens until they are ready to leave the city. They carry outmany letters for Dixie Land. The risk they run is very great, but they are daring scouts, accustomed to danger and fond of its excitement. The Twelth's artillery Associations. This sketch would be incomplete if I did not mention the gallant batteries which were