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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.15 (search)
ton, who was always well up in front, snatched off his overcoat and throwing it to his son, with, Take care of my overcoat, Preston, drew his sabre and dashed into the fray, followed by that brave boy, who pitched the overcoat into a fence corner, as he had come to Maryland to fight Yankees, and not to carry his father's overcoat. The Brandy Station fight. At Brandy Station the 9th of June, 1863, did Colonel Young recapture Stuart's headquarters and check the triumphant advance of Pleasanton, who had driven back all our cavalry until they met the Cobb Legion. I do not claim that this was the turning point of the day. (P. M. B. Young's Report, Records of War of the Rebellion, Vol. XXII, p. 732.) As Major Heros Von Borke, the celebrated Prussian officer on General Stuart's staff, said to General Stuart in my presence: Young's regiment made the grandest charge I see on either continent, and Brandy Station is considered the greatest cavalry battle of the war. Wounded again w