Then Colonel Lewis Williams, of the 1st Virginia Regiment, came to me and said: Captain Bright, I wish to ride my mare up, and I answered: Colonel Williams, you cannot do it. Have you not just heard me give the order to your general to go up on foot?
and he said: But you will let me ride; I am sick to-day, and besides that, remember Williamsburg.
Now Williamsburg was my home and I remembered that Colonel Williams had been shot through the shoulder in that battle and left at Mrs. Judge Tucker's house on the courthouse green.
This I had heard, for I missed that fight, so I answered: Mount your mare and I will make an excuse for you.
General Garnett had been injured by a kick while passing through the wagon train at night, had been allowed to ride; Colonel Hunton of the same brigade also rode, being unable to walk.
He fell on one side of the red barn and General Kemper on the other side.
So there were eight mounted officers, counting General Pickett and staff, mounted i