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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 26. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.15 (search)
who overtook us were those under a flag of truce. General Emory, who commanded their advance, says that he got to Tunstall's about 2 o'clock that night. Here, he says, he lost Stuart's trail, and could not find it until 8 o'clock next morning. It is a miracle that 1,200 cavalry and two pieces of artillery should have passed over a dirt road without making a track. It is more wonderful than Mahomet's escape from Mecca. It is clear that Providence was on the side of the Confederates. General Warren says: It was impossible for the infantry to overtake him, and as the cavalry did not move without us, it was impossible for them to overtake him. The moon was shining brightly, making any kind of movement for ourselves or the enemy as easy as in the day light. Fitz John Porter regrets, That when General Cook did pursue he should have tied his legs with the infantry command. About day light we reached the Chickahominy. Stuart had expected to ford it, but is was overflowing. He did no
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 26. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), They honor a former foe. [from the Richmond, Va., times, Sunday, Feb'y 5, 1899.] (search)
e soloist veteran sang Only Waiting. Colonel J. Payson Bradley, of the Governor's staff, extended the sympathy of the Commonwealth to the State of Virginia, the birthplace of the dead soldier, and the casket was borne out between the ranks of the white-haired veterans. With them, arm in arm, marched two Confederate soldiers—John D. Hun, adjutant in General Forrest's division of the Seventh Tennessee Cavalry, and Carl G. Monroe, regimental orderly in the First Virginia Cavalry, under Colonel Ezra Warren, the famous Black Horse Cavalry at the battle of Bull Run. Members of twenty-one Massachusetts posts, one Connecticut and one Maine post marched as escort to the grave. The pall-bearers were Captain E. C. McFarland, Arthur Hooper, G. W. Brooks, Ira B. Goodrich, John W. Small, and Paul H Kendricken, all of Post 113. Interment was at Mount Hope Cemetery. The funeral and military arrangements were made possible through the generosity and personal efforts of Dr. John H. Dixwell, t