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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 37. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Work of the Ordnance Bureau of the war Department of the Confederate States, 1861-5. (search)
rious move upon Macon was made by the heavy column of cavalry commanded by Gen. Jas. Wilson. This force came down from north Alabama, had a heavy fight with Forrest d been prepared several months before, and were hourly expecting the arrival of Wilson's force, known to be near at hand, when a joint telegram was received from Genetions for the close of hostilities, and ordering an immediate armistice between Wilson's command and the Confederate forces opposed to him. Our men were kept in positer commanding the leading regiment refused to halt, but sent on the flag to Gen. Wilson, who was at some distance in the rear. As soon as he received it he rode fo ordnance stores, by agreement with Maj. McBirney, Chief Ordnance Officer on Gen. Wilson's staff, he and I acting under orders from Generals Wilson and Cobb, with a Generals Wilson and Cobb, with a view to safe-guarding the city from possible disaster by fire or explosion. What are one's feelings now in recalling these long by-gone days of the Civil War?—days