s thus stretched, let me paint for you two or three life and death pictures of Cold Harbor of 1864.
The reader may recall our Old Doctor, the chief of our ambulance corps, who helped to rally the Texans and Georgians on the 10th of May at Spottsylvania, first exhorting them as gentlemen, then berating and belaboring them as cowards.
No man who was ever in the Howitzers but will appreciate the grim absurdity of this man's feeling a lack of confidence in his own nerve and courage; but he did followed, when, for example, its huge adversary overlapped it upon one flank or upon both; or even turned its flank and took it in reverse — a thing which actually happened at least once in this campaign, when Hancock, on the 10th of May, at Spottsylvania, marched clean and clear around our left flank, and even, for a time, drove us in the fighting there.
The men in our line fully appreciated what was happening, and yet there was not the slightest trepidation.
Billy chanced to be standing ne
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
Snickersville Blues, 70-71.
Snowball battles, 157-58.
Soldier life, analysis of, 358-68.
Somerville Ford, Va., 232
Southern Historical Society Papers, 286
Spotswood Hotel, Richmond, Va., 45
Spotsylvania, Va.: battle of, 144-45, 156, 241, 248-69, 291, 305; Bloody Angle at, 262-64, 287, 305-306, 342; brick kiln at, 260-61; earthworks at, 288-90, 347
Spotsylvania County, Va., Poison Fields in, 229-31.
Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 354
Staunton Artillery (Va.), 196-97.
Stevens, Thaddeus, 26, 29
Stiles, Benjamin Edward, 78, 124, 136- 37, 282-83.
Stiles, Eugene West, 39, 41, 241, 249-50.
Stiles, Joseph Clay, 25, 30, 34, 36-40, 111-15, 138-40, 158-59, 161-62, 182, 189, 356