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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 31. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.51 (search)
em into camp as part and parcel of their contingent a negro boy by the name of Overton, who cooked for them and looked after their wants and necessities. The quarteat a safe distance from the enemy. At the battle of Brandy Station, Tom and Overton, who had on the Banks retreat well supplied themselves with arms, joined in thone night the poor wretch made a rush for liberty and safely escaped. Tom and Overton, not only good soldiers, but excellent foragers, also scoured the country adjauently the subject of conversation on the march and around the camp fire, when Overton revealed the secret, that he had followed us to our snug quarters that night, obbed the spring-house. Even at that late day our anger was not appeased, and Overton was severely upbraided, not for violation of the Biblical law so much as for ner 1, 1899, and is buried near-by the spot that witnessed his boyhood sports. Overton returned home with the Timberlakes and met death by an accident, while Tom mar