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The Daily Dispatch: September 11, 1861., [Electronic resource], Cappanousic, Gloucester Co.,Va., August 30, 1861. (search)
Cappanousic, Gloucester Co.,Va., August 30, 1861. I have just returned on a visit from Gloucester Point. An immense crowd gathered there to-day to witness the presentation of a most beautiful flag to the Gloucester Light Dragoons from the patriotic ladies of this county. It was a beautiful blue banner, bearing on one side the coat of arms of Virginia, and on the reverse the words "From beauty's hand to valor given. " Major Thomas S. Taliaferro presented it in behalf of the ladies, and in a few patriotic remarks explained the motives which induced them to make such a presentation. Mr. John T. Bray accepted, in behalf of the Troop, (of which he is a member,) and in a short and eloquent address assured them that they would stand by that "bright, blue banner," until their last man expired; and the several toasts were responded to by Capt. Jeff. Pope, Major Early of Alabama, John. T. Seawell, Major T. S. Taliaferro, Lieut. Clopton, Capt. Garrett, and Professor Hogg. Jackson.
rrespondence of the N. O. Delta, it had been our impression that "the subject of this notice" was killed in the battle. Jackson is well known on all the Southern fields where horse-flesh is put to the test of bottom and speed: James Jackson, oJames Jackson, of North Alabama, well known in New Orleans, particularly to Territus thereabouts, volunteered as a private, and joined the Fourth Alabama regiment which suffered so severely on the 21st. On the first charge of that gallant regiment. Jackson was shJackson was shot through the lungs, and when the regiment was pressed back he was left among the killed and wounded. Shortly after, a Yankee approached him and said: "Friend, you appear to be badly wounded; what can I do for you?" Jackson replied, "some water, fJackson replied, "some water, for God's sake. " The Yankee, in giving him the water, noticed a fine fob chain hooked in his vest, and said, "young man, I see you cannot survive, give me your watch and I will send it to your mother." Jim looked at him askant and said: "Horse, that