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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 23. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.29 (search)
George A. Hundley. Interesting personal Observations. The thrilling and exciting times immediately preceding the war-the first battle of Manassas. Amelia C. H., Va., January 1, 1895. George S. Bernard, Esq., Petersburg, Va. My dear sir,—In response to your request, I have witten you the enclosed sketch, giving an , we found everything in dire confusion, and there, all hope having fled, the cavalry, the last organized body of our army, disbanded. When I left my old home in Amelia, I took with me my young cousin, Eugene Jefferson, a boy, who fought by my side at High Bridge, Farmville, and Appomattox. When we disbanded that night at Lynchbon the roadside, just beyond the court-house, where General Lee had slept on his way to Richmond the previous night. That evening, after we had crossed over into Amelia, we met some Yankee marauders, who, presenting pistols, halted us and wanted to know whether we were bushwhackers. They informed us that they had just taken a pi