of the militia or the veteran reserves.
Among them were some characters which are worth a paragraph.
There was a long-nosed, long-faced, long-jawed, long-bearded, long-bodied, long-legged, endless-footed, and long-skirted curiosity, yclept Captain Peck, ostensibly engaged in taking charge of certain companies of rebs, but really employed in turning a penny by huckstering the various products of prisoners' skill — an occupation very profitable to Peck, but generally unsatisfactory, in a pecunPeck, but generally unsatisfactory, in a pecuniary way, to the rebs.
Many of them have told me of the impossibility of getting their just dues from the prying, round-shouldered captain, who had a snarl and an oath for every one out of whom he was not, at that instant, making money.
Another rarity of the pen was Lieutenant John McC., a braw chiel frae the land oa cakes, who was a queer compound of good-nature and brutality.
To some of us he was uniformly polite, but he had his pistol out on any occasion when dealing with the majority of
h Corps, the, 352.
Oates, Colonel, 282.
On-to-Richmond movement, 327.
Orange Court House, Va., 182, 183, 222, 320, 328.
Ordinance of Secession, 87.
Ordnance Department, the, 350.
Ord's Eighteenth Corps, 359, 387.
Ould, Judge, Robert, 76, 419.
Palo Alto, battle of, 32.
Paris, Count of, quoted, 53.
Patterson, General, Robert, 38, 46, 103, 104, 105, 107, 109, 269.
Paxton, General, killed at Chancellorsville, 257.
Payne, General W. H., 375.
Peace Conference, 86.
Peck, General, 243.
Pegram, General, John, 114, 115, 369.
Pelham, Major, John, killed, 242.
Pender's North Carolina brigade, 252.
Pendleton, Edmund, 80.
Pendleton, General W. N., 260, 276, 302, 293, 414.
Perote, castle of, 40.
Perry, Colonel Herman H., 390.
Perry, Commodore Matthew C., 18.
Petersburg battery, 358.
Petersburg nearly lost, 348; mine exploded, 357; evacuated, 379.
Pettigrew, General, 270; killed, 307.
Pickett, General, 225; mentioned, 288; charge at Gettysburg,