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John Esten Cooke, Wearing of the Gray: Being Personal Portraits, Scenes, and Adventures of War., A fight, a dead man, and a coffin: an incident of 1864. (search)
e sprung, and a gentleman every inch of him. Mountjoy's was a face, a figure, and a bearing which a at Berry's ferry, and secure his captures. Mountjoy had but one fault as an officer --rashness. nfavourable for receiving their assault, that Mountjoy gave the order for his men to save themselveshey reached the fence, the fifteen men of Captain Mountjoy appeared, mounting the steep road like liards the ford. Last of all came Mountjoy-but Mountjoy, furious, foaming almost at the mouth, on firoment when he brought up the rear of the men, Mountjoy was raging. Nevertheless he stopped in the v Oh, no! was the faint reply. I am one of Mountjoy's men. Tell him, when you see him, that I saire in gray. We neglected to state that fact. Mountjoy's men were in blue. Thus the opponents had swch they could not destroy, and had vanished. Mountjoy had succeeded in getting off with his men. Atght, and at the head of them, we believe, was Mountjoy. The body, still in its rude coffin, was [5 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), A horror of the war. [from the Richmond, Va., times, March 14, 1897.] (search)
yal. He, therefore, ordered them to be kept under close guard until his return to Fauquier. In a few days Mosby left Mountjoy with twenty-three men in the Valley, and proceeded to Rectortown to execute his purpose. Meanwhile, another party of Custer's men had been captured by Mountjoy and left in charge of Jimmy Chilton, at the residence of a citizen on the Blue Ridge. These prisoners were confined in a school-house, and appeared to be comfortable and cheerful, expressing their surprise atere to be executed in the neighborhood of Winchester, As the party was passing through Ashby's Gap, they were met by Captain Mountjoy, who was returning from the Valley with an additional supply of prisoners taken from General Custer's command. Amon ground, rushed passed him, and, screened by the misty dawn, was soon lost to view. When the substitution made by Captain Mountjoy was reported to Mosby, he was much offended, and with severity told him he must remember in future that his command
The Daily Dispatch: May 14, 1861., [Electronic resource], English Opinions on the Fort Sumter affair. (search)
gle for Southern independence. Patriotic speeches were delivered by Col. Ruggles, May, Lacy, Capt. Walker, Capt. Maule, Lieut. Cunningham, Lieut. Gilman, Mr. Seddon, Dr. Blankman and others. The last toast was proposed by Color Sergeant Tompkins: "Our Captain." "Enough said." This was received with vociferous cheers and drank standing, each man purposing in his heart to follow the Captain wherever he might lead, which will always be in the front rank and in the thickest of the fight. Private Mountjoy then enlivened us with a song, which was received with bursts of laughter. The Fredericksburg Brass Band was in attendance, having kindly volunteered to discourse sweet music for the occasion. About half-past 5 o'clock, P. M., the line was formed, and marched back to the camp, each man to his respective "stall," all feeling better for having passed a jolly day, despite the rain and muddy streets. B. B.--The Caroline Grays, Captain Peacross, have arrived, and will be tomorrow
y waited to give battle, but our brave boys met them at the threshold, and pouring into them such a storm of grape, canister, and small arms, as to force them soon to evacuate their position, and retreat to Gainesville, twelve miles distant. On our side none were injured, while the Yankees admit a loss of one killed and six wounded. From all the information in our possession, their loss was six killed and seven or eight wounded occasioned entered by the accurate aim of our pickets, under Sergt Mountjoy, a splendid marksman, from Louisiana, and one of the coolest boys in the army.--The intelligence received since the skirmish leads us to believe that the Yankees were from 700 to 900 strong, with two Parrott rifle guns; and at the time the attack was made we might have been repulsed, but their last opportunity is gone, and, in the writers opinion, the town of Warrenton is safe for some time, unless the Feds bring a very much larger force to bear against it than heretofore.--Colonel Payne