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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)
ordan would come to the rescue, and after quietly passing around and seeing that the harness was all right, the horses seemed to be charmed by him. He had only to take them in hand, and in his quiet tones order them to get up, and up they got and pulled without a protest. We reached the neighborhood of Port Republic, near the Lewis house, May 1st—the weather still showery. On the 3d the skies brightened, and we crossed the Blue Riege over a well-beaten road through Brown's gap, into Albemarle county. On this march one of the headquarter wagons, in which the company's copies of the pay-rolls, made out up to that time, were carried, broke down, and the contents were left at a farm-house near the road. We did not know that they were lost till some months afterwards, when it was time to get our pay. No one supposed that it was a matter of much moment, but a couple of months afterwards a muster-roll was prepared containing all the names of men and officers, and the dates when they w