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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 23. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.3 (search)
d to support us on the right, but unfortunately his horse bogged up in the miry woods, and, like Moses of old and the promised land, they could see us and hear of us, but could not get to us at once. during their service, and the writer will relate an incident of this battle in which Shaftsbury Moses measured sabers and fists with one of Kilpatrick's troopers. The cadet company was fighting hand to hand with the enemy, and Moses' horse was killed under him. On freeing himself from his dying horse, he found himself confronted by a big Yankee, sabre in hand. Moses being a smaller man than hMoses being a smaller man than his antagonist, and dead game, determined to force the fighting, and he made a furious thrust inside of his adversary's guard, which caused a clinch, and a fall, then the Gael above, Fitz James below,pressive language, lifted the Yank off of Shaftsbury with his revolver. As no such name as Shaftsbury Moses appears on the muster-roll of the cadet company, it is proper to state that cadet J. H. Mos