ntervals of fighting or work.
One of his passions was hunting.
This amusement he pursued upon every occasion-over the fields of Spotsylvania, amid the woods of Dinwiddie, and on the rivers of South Carolina.
His success was great.
Ducks, partridges, squirrels, turkey, and deer, fell before his double-barrel in whatever country d sent him, in friendly recognition of his merit, presents of venison and other game, which was plentiful along the shores of the Rowanty, or in the backwoods of Dinwiddie.
Hampton was holding the right of General Lee's line there, in supreme command of all the Virginia cavalry; but it was not as a hunter of bluebirds --so we usedsaving for the time the great war artery of the Southern army.
Thenceforward, until he was sent to South Carolina, Hampton held the right of Lee in the woods of Dinwiddie, guarding with his cavalry cordon the line of the Rowanty, and defying all comers.
Stout, hardy, composed, smiling, ready to meet any attack — in those last day