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s Wigfall Mess, evidently in honor of General Wigfall, who came to Virginia in command of the Texas contingent. The general was fond of relating an experience to illustrate the independence and individuality of his boys. In company with Major-General Whiting he was walking near the railroad station at Manassas, and, according to wont, had been cracking up his Lone Star command, when they came upon a homespun-clad soldier comfortably seated with his back against some baled hay, his musket leaned against the same, and contentedly smoking a pipe. The two officers passed with only the recognition of a stare from the sentry, and Whiting satirically asked Wigfall if that was one of his people, adding that he did not seem to have been very well instructed as to his duty. To his surprise the Texan general then addressed the soldier: What are you doing here, my man? Nothina much, replied the man; jes' kinder takina care of this hyar stuff. Do you know who I am, sir? asked the general.