He states that Early in neither of these battles had more than ten thousand men, including all arms of the service, while official reports show that General Sheridan brought against him over thirty thousand well equipped troops.
General Gordon holds his figures somewhat when he states in a note that Early's army was scare of Early's forces was only seven thousand, two or three hundred (7,200-7,300) infantry.
The remarks were passed on what great odds we would have against us in Sheridan's 35,000 or 40,000 finely equipped, well-fed men, with repeating (or breach-loading) rifles—5 to 1 against us—to say nothing of their superior equipment of suppl supposing them too badly routed to make another stand.
That ball, of course, ended my personal participation in that battle, and I knew nothing personally of Sheridan's rally and afternoon attack, except in the finale.
I was picked up on a stretcher, taken to the field hospital, where I was laid on the ground, and a knapsac
es, History of the, 239.
Ramseur, Ambuscade of, General S. D., 213.
Randolph of Roanoke, John, Key to the Eccentricity of, 75.
Robins, Colonel, Wm. Todd, 275.
Rodgers, Wm. W, 163.
Rodgers, Judge Robert L, 69.
Rodgers. Miss Ruth.
Ruins, The pathos of, 67.
Scovill, Colonel E. A, 45.
Secession, the right of, 55; Early approval of in New England, 59, 61; proposed by Massachusetts in 1844, 60.
Seddon, James A , 133.
Sheppard, W. L., 237.
Sheridan, General Philip H, Vandalism of, 215.
Siever's, Wm, 237.
Simmons, Dr., James, 36
Slavery in the South incident on conditions; perpetuation of not the cause of the war 58; Sentiment of the world as to, 63.
Smith Briggs, Capture of the by Confederates, 162.
Smith, General E. K. at Manassas, 175.
Smith, General G. W., 1:3.
Smith, Wm., Governor and General, Unveiling of Statue to, with addresses and ceremonies incident thereon, 222
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