ne ever witnessed on this continent was revealed.
The broad plain, level as a floor, stretching from the river to the position held by Lee and extending for miles to the right and left was literally blackened by the advancing lines of battle of Burnside's splendid army.
In our front, covering the left flank of the advancing Federal infantry, were massed the field-batteries of the enemy, which we were soon to engage, long lines of cavalry protected their left flank, while Stuart's cavalry hovemaimed and mangled, are struggling in dumb agony over dead and dying men; caissons are blown up, guns dismounted, and the earth rocks and trembles to the hoarse bellowing of artillery.
On our left the long, rolling volleys of musketry told that Burnside was grappling with Lee's matchless infantry, to be hurled back again and again in defeat and death.
And then that crashing, deafening sound—like the roar of some mighty conflagration—a thousand buildings toppling and falling into volcanoes of f
d his daughters, 327.
Randolph Wm., Distinguished Descendents of, 135.
Ray, Rev. George H., Address of, 392.
Reams's Station, Battle at, 113.
Richmond College, Geographical and Historical Society of, 125.
Richmond, Evacuation of, 330; Social Life in, 380.
Richmond Fayette Artillery, 57.
Richmond Home Guard, 57.
Robins, Major W. M., 164.
Robinson Leigh, His noble Address on General Joseph E. Johnston: 337.
Saddle, General in the, 167; Grant, Lee, Meade, 168; Warren, Burnside, McClellan, Sherman, 169; Hooker.
Kilpatrick, Sickles, Hampton, 170; B F. Butler, John Pope, Sheridan, 171; Pleasanton, Hancock, Logan, 172; Stonewall Jackson,
Stuart, McClellan, Kearney, 173; Ord, Wallace, Early, Banks, Terry, 174.
Scheibert, Major J on Jefferson Davis, 406.
Schools, Free in Virginia, 138.
Secession of Southern States, Order of the, 412.
Sherwood. Grace, Trial of for witchcraft, 131.
Slavery in the South, 393; Elements of in Virginia.
Smith, J. C