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Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War. 2 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: November 12, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 1 1 Browse Search
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Battle of Leesburg.--One personal encounter is worthy of record. As Captain Jones, of Company B, Seventeenth Mississippi, was passing through the woods at the head of his men, he met another party headed by an officer. The two halting instantly upon discovering their close proximity, Jones exclaimed, For God Almighty's sake, tell me quick-friends or enemies — who are you? The other replied, We are friends, and at the same time advanced. A little boy, named Joseph Ware, who was behind the Mississippian, instantly cried out, Captain, they are not friends; don't you see they have not guns like ours. They are Yankees, let me shoot. Again Jones exclaimed, Who are you? Speak quick, for I can't keep my men from firing. I'll let you know who we are, you d — d rebel, said the Yankee officer, for such he was, and suiting the action to the word, he sprang upon and seized Captain Jones by the collar. For a second or two a scuffle ensued between the officers, when the latter broke loose