elds, through a grove, across a creek, up a little slope and into the town itself.
The pursuit was so close and hot that, though my gun came into battery several times, yet I could not get in a shot.
Gordon was the most glorious and inspiring thing I ever looked upon.
He was riding a beautiful coal-black stallion, captured at Winchester, that had belonged to one of the Federal generals in Milroy's army — a majestic animal, whose neck was clothed with thunder.
From his grand joy in In Scribner's for June, 1903, General Gordon mentions this horse, describing him very much as I have done.
He adds that he only rode him in one battle; that he behaved well at first under artillery fire, but later, encountering a fierce fire of musketry, he turned tail and bolted to the rear a hundred yards or more.
I am glad I did not witness this disgraceful fall.
Nothing could have been more superb than his bearing so long as he was under my eye. In battle, he must have been a direct descenda
Rodes, Robert Emmett: description of, 261-62; mentioned, 192, 197, 209-10.
Roll of Honor, 343-44.
St. George's Church, Fredericksburg, Va., 139-40.
St. George's Church, New York, N. Y., 92
St. Paul's Church, Richmond, Va., 92
Salem Church, Battle of, 174-79, 213
Savage Station, 64, 94-98, 116-17.
Savannah, Ga., 78, 229, 275, 317
Sayler's Creek, 261, 318, 326-35, 351
Schele DeVere, Maximilian, 51
Scott, Thomas Y., 292-93.
Scott, Winfield, 36-37.
Secession Convention, Va., 189-90.
Sedgwick, John, 146-47, 164-66, 174- 79, 189, 213
Selden, Nathaniel, 149
Semmes, Paul Jones, 174
Seven Days Campaign, 89, 91-118, 191
Seven Pines, 18, 88-91, 109
Seward, William Henry, 26, 288
Sharpsburg Campaign, 66, 118, 124- 27, 198
Sharpshooting, 76-77, 290, 295-301.
Sheldon, Winthrop Dudley, 175
Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864,
Stonewall Brigade, 324-27.
Stuart, Alexander Hugh Holmes, 31-32.
Stuart, James E
nded by Lieut.-Col. Shepherd, and consisting of two battalions of the Eighteenth infantry, one battalion of the Fifteenth, one of the Sixteenth, and one of the Nineteenth, was ordered to support the batteries.
The Ninth brigade, commanded by Col. Scribner, formed the left of the line, and was posted principally along the natural rifle-pit of the turnpike and railroad The Seventeenth brigade, commanded by Colonel Beatty, formed the right of the line, and was posted along the crest of the concav adore him — did not fancy this retrograde movement.
The regulars, Twenty-fifth, Sixteenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth, under Col. Shepherd, on his right, liked it no better.
Youthful Beatty, Third Ohio, commanding the Seventeenth brigade, and Scribner with the Ninth, were also in ill-humor about it, but there was no help for it. After debouching from the cedars, Loomis and Guenther could find no good position at hand for their batteries, and the whole line fell back under severe fighting, the