oat looked as large as a flour-barrel, and must have done some damage to her.
Then we tossed our caps into the air, and shouted our cry of victory.
After which Captain Drewry took us in hand, and said: Don't a man leave for the quarters, for I want you to fix up these parapets that have been knocked down, and those sandbags torn to pieces, must be replaced and get ready for them, for the boats will probably be back here again in two hours.
But they never returned again.
President Jefferson Davis, with General Robert E. Lee, having galloped down from Richmond, came to Gun No. 2, soon after the firing ceased.
The General showed us how to replace the sand-bags, and both seemed well pleased with the results of the engagement.
Thus the writer of this who had never been absent from duty since the company had been mustered in, must have made it clear to the reader that Captain Drewry, with his company, of most all Chesterfield men—he and most of them plain farmers—had by his