votion akin to the sentiment which prompts the gift.
They know that the honored name you bear will be a guarantee to them that the work of their hands will lead your gallant command to Honor and Immortality.
I am only for a few days longer at these headquarters, and will deliver the guidon to your order.
I have the honor, General, to be, with high respect,
Your obedient servant, S. Bassett French, Colonel and A. D. C. to Governor of Virginia.
headquarters Valley district, Near Martinsburg, September 25, 1862.
Colonel — Under orders from General Hampton, I conducted to this point the escort detailed to receive and guard the guidon presented by the ladies of Fredericksburg to Hampton's Cavalry Brigade.
In your absence, the package containing the gift has been handed me by Major Paxton, with whom I have left General Hampton's note of thanks in reply to your letter.
I have the honor to be, Colonel,
Your obedient servant, Theodore G. Barker, C