A brilliant coup.
How Wade Hampton captured Grant's entire beef supply.
Colonel Cardwell's thrilling story.
[from the Charleston, S. C., News and Courier, Oct. 10, 1894.]
The greatest cattle raid of the War—2,486 beeves driven from Coggin's Point into the Confederate lines.
After that fateful day, May 11, 1864, when the bullet of the enemy took from the cavalry corps its great commander, J. E. B. Stuart, at Yellow Tavern, that man who Longstreet said was the greatest cavalryman America ever saw; that man upon whom Jackson threw his mantle, like Elijah of old; that man upon whom General Lee depended for eyes and ears—General Lee did not have to look for his successor; no, he was close at hand, and had carved his name with his sabre high in the list of the world's great soldiers.
It was Wade Hampton upon whom the mantle fell, and who was worthier?
We have heard and do know of the achievements of this command and that command, from the pens of officers and privates, an