to winter quarters along the Potomac in the neighborhood of Dumfries, some thirty miles below Washington.
Shall I pause to describe to you this splendid body of men, as they stood for the first time on dress parade on the banks of the Potomac?
Wigfall, McLeod and Rainey, of the 1st; Hood, Marshall and Warwick, of the 4th, and Archer, Robertson and Botts, of the 5th, composed the field officers of the regiments, and thirty as gallant captains as ere commissions bore commanded the thirty companer troops upon which to rely.
In truth, its signal achievements in the war of secession have never been surpassed in the history of nations.
And hear what the greatest military chieftain of modern times, General Robert E. Lee, addressing General Wigfall, on the 21st of September, 1862, just after Sharpsburg, writes: General, I have not heard from you with regard to the new Texas regiments, which you promised to raise for the army.
I need them very much.
I rely upon those we have in all ou