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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Beauregard's report of the battle of Drury's Bluff. (search)
ant James Walker of the Second Tennessee regiment. This regiment suffered severely. I recognised the body of Captain Armstrong, as we passed over a part of the hotly contested field. There lay the gallant soldier stark dead with his face to the foe. He fell fifty yards in advance of his company. Strange emotions swept over my heart as I gazed for a moment upon the prostrate form of my friend, and then hurried on in pursuit of the retreating enemy. Then came my friend from childhood, Jimmie Walker, with a mortal wound, going back to die. I could only greet my dying friend with one word, and then on to the slaughter of men. This is the glory of war! Among the Federal prisoners are Colonel Dougherty, a Major, two surgeons, and many commissioned officers. I feel badly to-day from the effect of seven miles double quick, but am devoutly thankful to our Heavenly Father for my escape from all bodily injury. I was exposed to a galling fire of grape and canister from the gunboats, and
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Diary of Rev. J. G. Law. (search)
ant James Walker of the Second Tennessee regiment. This regiment suffered severely. I recognised the body of Captain Armstrong, as we passed over a part of the hotly contested field. There lay the gallant soldier stark dead with his face to the foe. He fell fifty yards in advance of his company. Strange emotions swept over my heart as I gazed for a moment upon the prostrate form of my friend, and then hurried on in pursuit of the retreating enemy. Then came my friend from childhood, Jimmie Walker, with a mortal wound, going back to die. I could only greet my dying friend with one word, and then on to the slaughter of men. This is the glory of war! Among the Federal prisoners are Colonel Dougherty, a Major, two surgeons, and many commissioned officers. I feel badly to-day from the effect of seven miles double quick, but am devoutly thankful to our Heavenly Father for my escape from all bodily injury. I was exposed to a galling fire of grape and canister from the gunboats, and