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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 37. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Eighth Virginia's part in second Manassas. (search)
t. The enemy being gone, we returned to our bivouac and sent out a detail to look for our missing men. After awhile Aden Rogers, with one or two more, came in with a finely equipped horse, on which was French Gulick, with a broken thigh. Colonel, Rogers said to me, this saddle and bridle is for you, but I want the horse to go courting on after the war. Poor fellow, he rode no horse courting, but rode one to his death soon after his exchange to the cavalry. Awaking the next morning, I looked up towards Company D and thought Rogers and his horse had quickly come to an excellent understanding. Going up to them I found all hands asleep and Rogers reclining against the horse, which was dead as a mackerel. I saw then he had been shotRogers reclining against the horse, which was dead as a mackerel. I saw then he had been shot through, though it had shown no signs of distress when brought in. We started in pursuit, but the events of the next two or three days are so accurately related in McCabe's Campaigns of General Lee that every one remembers them. Our men were hun