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My personal experiences in taking up arms and in the battle of Malvern Hill. Address by James F. Crocker, before Stonewall camp, Confederate Veterans, Portsmouth, Virginia, February 6th, 1889, and published at its request. Commander and Comrades: It is my turn, by appointment, to give to-night some reminisences of the war. It is expected, as I understand it, that these reminisences may be largely personal and that it is not to be considered in bad taste to speak of one's self. In fact our soldier lives were so much the same, our experiences and performances, our aspirations and devotions to our cause were so common to each and all, that to speak of one's self is but to tell the story of the rest. Let it be understood at once that no true soldier can speak of himself and of his services in the Confederate Army, however humble the sphere of his service, without a tone of self commendation. And if I seem to speak in self praise, remember I but speak of each of you. Comr