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d much disappointment is manifested when one is told "the last number has been sold." Our town is very quiet now. We entertain no apprehension of an attack from the enemy. We think the lesson they received on the glorious 21st October will cause them to ponder long and well before they attempt any advance. Did you hear of that Mississippi youth who fought so bravely? It is but sheer justice to mention another, a Virginian. We refer to the grandson of ex-President Tyler, master John Tyler Waller, who, just recovered from an attack of illness; shouldered his musket, and joining the 8th Virginia, under Colonel Hunton, was in the first attack, and continued the fight until the enemy was driven into the Potomac. He is highly spoken of by Gen. Evans, which must delight his grandfather's (the noble old patriot) heart. But thousands of boys like these two youths — aged about 15--will be found in our Army, and of such stuff heroes can be made if property cared for and noticed. I
courage, to secure successful movements upon the battle-field. Louisiana. A youthful hero.[for the Richmond Dispatch] Among the many youthful heroes who fell dying or wounded, at the battle of Williamsburg on Monday last, was John Tyler Waller, the same who at Leesburg received the approbation of Gen. Evans for his heroic conduct. Young Waller, (14 years of age,) belonged to the gallant "Home Guard" of Lynchburg, (Captain Otey,) whose company was in the thickest of the fightWaller, (14 years of age,) belonged to the gallant "Home Guard" of Lynchburg, (Captain Otey,) whose company was in the thickest of the fight during the entire period of action. When met by his father, who was deeply distressed, he remarked, " Father, I feel defending my dear mother's grace." God grant him recovery from his wounds, and that his brilliant promise may be fulfilled, to the discharge of even more important duties to his country. A Friends who Saw Him. Lists of casualties.Seventh Virginia regiment. Headquarters 7th Va., Vols., May 8th, 1862. To the Editors of the Dispatch:--You will confer a favor by pu
To the Editors of the Dispatch: As you kindly published in your paper a complimentary notice of young John Tyler Waller, who was wounded in the battle of Williamsburg, and as the valued friend who penned it made inadvertently a few slight mistaken, I will correct them, as the brave boy would not wish to secure more than his meed of praise. He was sixteen years of age, instead of fourteen, a few weeks before the battle of Leesburg. The night of the day on which he was wounded he said to his father who was anxiously watching by his bed, "Pa, if die I fell defending my mother's sacred grave" Williamsburg was his birthplace and former home, and his mother's loved remains repose in the family graveyard, not more than half a mile from the battle field this, of all places, was the spot he would most have desired to sued his blood to defend although, as an enlisted soldier, he would do his duty anywhere. C. P. S.