ll its dear associations (for only a soldier can properly appreciate these), when a deep, rumbling sound, that seemed to rend the very earth in twain, startled me from my slumbers, and in an instant I beheld a mountain of curling smoke ascending towards the heavens.
The whole camp had been aroused, and all were wondering from whence came this mysterious explosion.
It was the morning of Saturday, at 4:44 o'clock, on the 30th day of July, 1864.
The long-talked — of mine had been sprung, Pegram's battery of four guns was blown up, and about 278 sleeping soldiers were buried beneath the upturned earth.
Immediately the leading columns of the Ninth Army Corps, U. S. A., commanded by Colonel E. G. Marshall and Brigadier-General W. F. Bartlett, pressed forward and occupied the Crater and the earthworks for a distance on either side.
Two hundred cannons roared in one accord, as if every lanyard had been pulled by the same hand.
The fiery crests of the battlements shone out for miles
Mechanicsville, Battle of, 160, 249.
Miller, Walter L., 60. Monocacy, Battle of, 174.
Morris Island, 131. Six hundred Confederates under Fire on; their hardships, 365.
Mosby's Men, Hanging of by Gen. Custer, 239.
N. C. Infantry, History and officers of the 23d, 151; 38th, 245, badges to for gallantry, 257; 44th, 334.
N. C. Forces in the C. S. Army, 343.
Page, Col. Powhatan R., 5, 7; killed, 14.
Page, Thomas Nelson, 382.
Parks, Capt. R. S., Address of, 356.
Pegram, Gen., John, killed, 175.
Pender's Brigade, 249, 259.
Perrin, Col., Abner. 17.
Petersburg, Operations before in 1864, 10; Slaughter at in 1864, 222, 345.
Petigru, James Louis, Sketch of, 55.
Pettigrew, Gen. J., 337, 338.
Pickett. Gen. Geo. E., 288.
Pratt, G. Julian, 382.
Prentiss, Sergeant S., Sketch of, 23.
Private Soldier, The, Address by Hon. R. T. Bennett, 302.
Reams' Station, Battle of, 261, 341.
Richmond, Va., Burning of, April, 3, 1865, 135, 267; Retreat from, 135,