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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The career of Wise's Brigade, 1861-5. (search)
nd Mathews and Gloucester poured out their cornucopias upon us; but Oh! shall I ever forgot the little hen-coop carts of King and Queen. They were constantly coming packed to the tops of their cover-hoops always with good things from the dear mothers and sisters and wives at home! I had seen those little characteristic carts before the war in the market-places of Richmond, and felt a funny feeling about them, such as used to titulate my nerves by seeing the fish-carts around Norfolk and Portsmouth, drawn by the tackies of Blackwater, 130 of which, in a single day, I have counted which had but thirty eyes. As an eastern shore man I could not but think how incomparable with them was the train and steers of Accomack. But the war taught me how precious they are and capacious too of every sort of good things. One of those little carts, hauled by a poney, was like an open sesame, it was full of hams and chickens and eggs and melons and cakes and cider and home-made wine and letters and
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The charge of the Crater. (search)
Wm. H. Stewart, C. S. Army. The editor is indebted to the gallant author for a revised copy of this excellent paper, which was published in the Norfolk, Virginia, Landmark, July 30, 1897, the thirty-third anniversary of the memorable action which is so graphically described. The article has been highly commended by Henry Tyrrell, the author of a series of articles on General R. E. Lee, which recently appeared in Pall Mall Gazette, London. Colonel Stewart, a valued citizen of Portsmouth, Virginia, is favorably known to the public by his contributions to the press, as well as an entertaining lecturer: As the wild waves of time rush on, our thoughts now and then run back over rough billows, to buried hopes and unfulfilled anticipations, and oft we linger long and lovingly, as if standing beside the tomb of a cherished parent. Thus the faithful follower of the Southern Cross recalls the proud hopes that led him over long and weary marches and in bloody battles. These foo
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.43 (search)
gton, Charlottesville Battery, Charlottesville. E. E. DePriest, Twenty-third Infantry, Richmond. W. P. Carter, Page's Battery, Millwood, Clarke county. George W. Mercer, Twenty-ninth Battery, Rural Retreat. J. H. Johnson, Twenty-fifth Virginia, Franklin, Pendleton co. J. J. Dunkle, Twenty-fifth Infantry, Franklin, Pendleton co. H. C. Dickinson, Second Cavalry, Liberty, Bedford county. J. W. Mathews, Twenty-fifth Infantry, Beverly, Randolph co. H. A. Allen, Ninth Infantry, Portsmouth. R. E. Frayser, Signal Officer, New Kent Courthouse. J. R. Christian, Third Virginia, New Kent Courthouse. L. Harmon, Twelfth Cavalry, Staunton. A. Dobyns, Forty-second Infantry, Jacksonville, Floyd county, J. W. Helm, Forty-second Infantry, Jacksonville, Floyd county. A. R. Humes, Twenty-first Cavalry, Abidgdon. W. P. Duff, Fifteenth Infantry, Jonesville, Lee county. D. C. Grayson, Tenth Infantry, Luray, Page county. A. N. Finks, Tenth Infantry, Madison Courthouse. F.