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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The story of the Arkansas. (search)
ive with hurtling missiles and the darkness lighted up by burning fuses and bursting shells. On our gun-deck every man and officer worked as though the fate of the nation hung on his individual efforts. Scales was very near, and I could hear his clear voice continually. He coaxed and bullied alternately, and finally, when he saw his object in line, his voice rose as clear as a bell, and his ready! fire! rang out like a bugle note. The last vessel which passed us was that commanded by Nichols (Bricktop) and she got one of our shots in her out-board delivery. He pivoted his eleven inch gun to starboard, heeled his vessel to keep the leak above water, and drifted past the batteries without further damage. We had more dead and wounded, another hole through our armor and heaps of splinters and rubbish. Three separate battles had been fought and we retired to anything but easy repose. One of our messmates in the ward-room (a pilot) had asserted at supper that he would not again
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial paragraph. (search)
r dunning of any kind whatever. We need your subscription now. the Lee camp Fair, held in Richmond, was a splendid success, and a very handsome sum was realized for the Confederate Home. So soon as the plans of the committee are fully matured, we will announce them; but we may say that in the meantime more money will be needed to carry out these plans, and contributions to the fund are still in order. the soldiers' home of the State of Louisiana has been fully organized, with General F. T. Nichols as President, and John H. Murray as Treasurer, and we have received the report for the year ending 1st of May, 1884, which gives a most encouraging exhibit of its affairs. They have twenty-two inmates of the Home, and seem to have made all proper arrangements for their care, and admirable regulations for the management of the Home. Colonel Heros von Borcke, the gallant and accomplished Prussian, who tendered his sword to the Confederacy and served with such distinction on the s