e were all gentlemen volunteers at this time,--said our Captain, L. G. Smith.
Our steps became unconsciously brisker, and alertness was notihe animated volleys.
Forward, gentlemen, make ready!
urged Captain Smith.
In response, we surged forward, for the first time marring thcked into them with levelled muskets.
Aim low, men!
commanded Captain Smith.
I tried hard to see some living thing to shoot at, for it app and I felt like cuffing him for deafening my ears!
I knew how Captain Smith and Lieutenant Mason looked, how bravely the Dixie Greys' banne more active than otherwise I would have been, perhaps, because Captain Smith had said, Now, Mr. Stanley, if you please, step briskly forwardkirmishers had so quickly disappeared.
I was inclined to blame Captain Smith for urging me on, when, within a few minutes after, he must havh Arkansas Regiment, Col. Lyon commanding, Lieut.-Col. Hawthorn, Capt. Smith commanding Dixie Greys, Co. E. Col. Lyons was accidently killed