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Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 6: from Manassas to Leesburg. (search)
won the spurs and stars of a general, he had with him the other two companies of our Howitzer battalion, which unfortunately never materialized in the field. We did not wish him to draw unfavorable comparisons and gave him no reason for doing so, though we had no opportunity, while under him, of distinguishing ourselves. He was a man of strong likes and dislikes, and in some way was led to notice and to conceive a decided liking for me. Not long after he assumed command he ordered Captain Shields to send, I think, a sergeant and some fifteen or twenty men, of whom I was one, to take charge of Fort Johnston, a considerable, closed earth-work, on a commanding eminence about a mile out of town, which mounted two or three siege pieces of rather clumsy construction, fired by friction primer like field pieces. In addition to this, we generally had one and, much of the time, two, of our field pieces also with us at the fort. About the same time, the general ordered about the same nu
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Index. (search)
0-21, 195, 230, 242-43, 297, 312, 333, 356-57. United States Congress, 25-32, 62 United States Marines, 26 United States Military Academy, 65, 110-11, 121 University of Virginia, 50-51, 91, 145, 277, 356 Vallandigham, Clement Laird, 26, 28-30. Vicars, Hedley Shafto Johnstone, 230, 367 Venable, Charles Scott, 51, 277 Virginia Central Railroad, 120, 231 189, 308 Sherman, John, 26-28. Sherman, William Tecumseh, 300, 317, 348 Sims, John, 292 Sims, Robert Gill, 292 Shields, John Camden, 67 Sickles, Daniel Edgar, 219 Sickness, 64-65, 229, 348 Sidney, Philip, 230, 367 Slavery, 19-21, 26, 49-50. Slaves with Confederate armies, 136-37. Smith, Carey, 116-17, 292 Smith, Frederick Waugh, 202 Smith, James Judson, 116-17, 292 Smith, William ( Extra-Billy ), 26, 110-11, 194, 202-206. Smith, William Farrar, 269 Smith, William Nathan Harrell, 27 Snakes, 276-77. Snickersville Blues, 70-71. Snowball battles, 157-58. Soldier life, analysis of,