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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.21 (search)
e toughest volumes that this scribe ever attacked—Mechanics, Optics and Acoustics, and Spherical Astronomy. Poor Allen! He was my room-mate during my first year (1854-55), and with L. B. Williams, of Orange; L. W. T. Patton, of Richmond; Peyton Slaughter, of Madison, and myself, made up room No. 13. Where are they now? Williams, Allen and Patton were all of the same class; all occupied the same room; all graduated the same day; were all young lawyers; all colonels of Virginia regiments, and all fell at Gettysburg! And Slaughter had been disabled for life before the sad day on which our room-mates fell. When I went in the Third Class I used to see Allen tugging over Old Jack's terrible lessons in Bartlett's Optics, and one day I opened the book and found on the fly-leaf the following stanza, which I suspect was Allen's own: 'Tis said that Optics treats of light, But oh! believe it not, my lark; I've studied it with all my might, And still it's left me in the dark. Major
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
onies of, 259. Rion, Capt. W. H., Death of, 181, 182. Robinson, Leigh, Noble oration of, 259. Rockwell, Joseph B., 83. Rogers, Hon. R. L., 57. Salisbury, Lord, 343. Saunders, Ll. D., Life and Services of Col. W. L., 212. Seymour, Gen., Truman, 179. Shaw, Capt. R. G., Death of, 181. Sheppard, W. L., 261, 294, 361. Sherman, Terms offered Johnston by, 205. Shiloh, Battle of, 326. Simkins, Col. J. C., Death of, 172, 182. Slaughter's Mountain, Battle of, 378. Slaughter, Peyton, 308. Slavery forced on Va., 267; Efforts for emancipation, 273. Smith, Hugh R., 79. Smith, W. C., 81. Soldiers' Home, Richmond, Va., Its origin, history, benefactors, and roll of inmates, 315. Sophocles, His Tragedy of Antigone, 375. Sorrell, Gen. G. M., 58, 69; gallantry of, 80. South, Noble Defence of the; past relation of to Slavery, 263. Stevenson, Gen., 179. Stewart, Col., Wm. H., 314. Strong, Gen. G. G., 179 Death of, 180. Sumter, Who fired the first gun o