help us take out the gun, and who stood by us all the while, cheering us with his presence and his words, the Donaldsonville Artillery owes much of the honor which this action added to its name.
After all, history and official reports to the contrary notwithstanding, we did not dislodge that enemy, who only hugged the ground more closely and stole away after dark.
If we did not succeed, we had the satisfaction of having tried. R. Prosper Landry.
J. E. B. Stuart.
[from the Rockbridge county news, November 28, 1895.]
[The following tribute to General Stuart appeared in the London Index soon after his death.
It is republished now in the County News, by request, from a copy of the original paper.]
Since the death of Stonewall Jackson, the Confederacy has sustained no heavier loss than has befallen her in the untimely close of the brilliant career of Major-General James E. B. Stuart.
No two men could have been more opposite types of the soldier—Jackson, the earnest,