d as prisoners of war, though paroled, and the next day unconditionally released. * * * Dr. H. Black, Acting Medical Director, discharged his duties well.
The following extract will be found of interest from a letter to Dr. Kent Black, Blacksburg, Va., son of Surgeon Harvey Black, dated Marion, Va., December 26, 1898, from Dr. John S. Apperson, formerly Hospital Steward to Surgeon Harvey Black from Harper's Ferry, Va., when the old Stonewall Brigade was organized up to the surrender at Appomattox.
I remember, and very clearly, that about this time it was well understood that General Jackson regarded the medical officers of the opposing army as non-combatants and not amenable to the same restrictions as other prisoners of war. And this is in perfect harmony with the Christian character of this great soldier.
His courage, fidelity to duty, and loyalty to his native State and the cause he loved were equaled only by his humanity.
No matter what the conditions were—whether in camp
Adams, Chas Francis, 1, 102,121, 126; John Q.,25
Albemarle, The Confederate Ram, 205.
Alexander, W. A., 164.
Anderson, Fort. 205.
Appomattox, 28, 103.
Arlington, Va., 3.
Austin, Captain C. W. 96.
Averell, General W. W., 281.
Baltimore, Johnson's ride around, 215.
Barry, Major, John, 114.
Bartlett, Hon. C. L., 355.
Barton, Captain R., 117.
Beall, J. Gates, execution of, 262.
Blackford, Captain C. M., 279.
Black Horse Troop, Reminiscences of, 142.
Blaine, J. G. 78.
Bombshell, Captured the, 211.
Boonsboro Md., 145.
Breathed, Major, James, Sketch of, 346.
Brown. John Young, 188; Colonel Ridgeley, killed, 215.
Buck. Captain S. D., 104, 371.
Buckingham Yancey Guard, 154.
Buckner, General S. B., 117.
Butler, General B. F., 95; at New Orleans, La., 188; infamous order of, 194; Hon. W. E., 860.
Cameron, Hon. W, E., 360.
Cedar Creek, Battle of, 184; losses at, 109, 371.
Chambersburg, Pa., 266.