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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Annual reunion of Pegram Battalion Association in the Hall of House of Delegates, Richmond, Va., May 21st, 1886. (search)
olonel T. J. Evans. 8. Lee camp soldiers' home—The Wards of the Confederacy. Responded to by Colonel J. B. Purcell. 9. the press—May its Impressions Always be Correct. No response. Organization of Battalion, April, 1865. Colonel—Wm. J. Pegram. Adjutant-Wm.—Gordon McCabe. Surgeon—James Hines. Quartermaster—Robert B. Munford. Lieutenant-Colonel.—Joseph McGraw. Sergeant-Major—E. Keith Dargan. Assistant-Surgeon—Hall. Commissary—Arthur Parker. Chaplain—E. H. Rodman. Batteries: Purcell—First Captain, R. Lindsay Walker; Captain R. Lindsay Walker organized this Battery, and commanded it until March 31st, 1862, when he was made Major of Artillery; was afterwards promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel and Brigadier-General of Artillery, which position he occupied at the surrender. Second Captain, William J. Pegram; Lieutenant William J. Pegram, elected Lieutenant in Purcell Battery shortly after organization, was promoted Captain M
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), A visit to BeauvoirPresident Davis and family at home. (search)
he seems to delight especially to talk of the Confederacy; its splendid rise, its heroic struggle, its sad fall, when compelled to yield to overwhelming numbers and resources. He seemed thoroughly familiar with the minutest details of all the Departments of the Government. He gave some very interesting details of experiments made while he was Secretary of War, on the question of whether to cast guns hollow or to bore them out from solid castings, and spoke of the laudable pride with which Rodman sought him when he had prepared some cannon-powder, and exclaimed, Eureka, eureka! He gave a very interesting account of some experiments made by Professor Bartlett, of West Point, under his direction, on the proper size and shape of bullets. The experiments failed, but last year at Beauvoir he got to thinking over it, and thought that he discovered the cause of the failure. He at once wrote to Professor Bartlett, giving him his theory, but received from him a very kind reply, in whi