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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 23. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Historical sketch of the Rockbridge artillery, C. S. Army, by a member of the famous battery. (search)
erred November 3d to Company A, First engineer regiment. near Barboursville, Va., April 30, 1864. Battery remained at Frederick Hall from December 31, 1863, till February 6, 1864; marched that night and the 7th February fifteen miles; 8th, went fourteen miles toward Orange Courthouse; 9th, back again toward Frederick Hall seven miles and camped near Vidiersville; 10th, eighteen miles to Jones' Store; 11th, reached old camp at Frederick Hall (six miles), and there remained till Monday, 29th February, at 12 M., when there was an alarm that the enemy's cavalry was at the camp; battery ordered out, and went into position for a fight on right of the railroad; remained there the rest of the day and night, and returned to camp the morning of 1st March [the record has it 30th February—a natural slip, considering the circumstances], where it remained till 1st April. It then left camp and marched fourteen miles to Louisa Courthouse; 9th, marched sixteen miles to a place two miles west o