Corps, and no other men were in sight.1 He says that he rode towards the Confederate position, when ordered to do so, until he got “out of sight of the group, then made a circuit around it, and returned within my [his] own line.” This it was impossible for him to do from the position on the road where Wilbourn and Wynn were with Jackson, which was at the same spot at which the latter was when first fired on, without getting into the Confederate lines; nor could he have made a circuit around the party on the road without encountering the same troops that had. wounded General Jackson, as it must be recollected that he was, after having been taken from his horse, on the north side of the road, and when wounded he had not gone obliquely towards his line more than twenty paces before he was fired on by the troops, not more than thirty yards distant. Therefore, while he was being carried off by Wilbourn and Wynn, he was not more than fifty yards from the troops that had wounded him. The group that General Revere saw must have been a different one altogether from that with General Jackson. As it is possible he may have met another Jackson on the steamer, so it is possible that the cavalcade he saw may have been a party of Federal cavalry or horsemen cut off in the previous rout, and that the group of men around the wounded one he saw may have been likewise Federal officers or soldiers. The coincidence in regard to the order received in each case to ride and see what troops those were, would not be a hundredth part as remarkable as the fulfillment so literally of the “horoscopic prediction.” But whatever may be the solution of his narrative, he must not expect us to accept as true the coincidence in regard to the “horoscopic prediction,” either as a “merely fortuitous” one, or as a fulfillment produced by “the evil aspect of the square of Saturn,” any more than we can believe that the “continuous wail” of the whippowil was composed of “spirit voices” foreshadowing the impending disaster. In regard to the supposed mystery connected with the man seen by Wilbourn and Wynn, this is to be said: it would not have been at all remarkable if, in the confusion attending the rout of the Eleventh corps, some courier or other horseman belonging to the Federal army had been cut off and bewildered, and that when he found himself in the presence of the persons with General Jackson,
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Detailed Minutiae of soldier life.
Relative numbers at Gettysburg .
General Early 's reply to the count of Paris .
General Tan Dorn 's report of the Elkhorn campaign.
The Second battle of Manassas --a reply to General Longstreet .
The battle of the Wilderness .
Hart 's South Carolina battery --its War guidon — addresses by Major Hart and Governor Hampton .
Remarks of Major Hart .
Presentation of Army of Tennessee badge and certificate of membership to ex-president Davis .
Address of Colonel James Lingan , President of the Association .
Two witnesses on the treatment of prisoners -- Hon. J. P. Benjamin and General B. F. Butler .
Detailed Minutiae of soldier life.
The naval fight in Mobile bay , August 5th , 1864 --official report of Admiral Buchanan .
Killed and wounded of Confederate fleet in action of August 5 , 1864 , Mobile bay .
Annual meeting of Southern Historical Society , October 28th and 29th , 1878 .
Sixth annual report of the Executive Committee of the Southern Historical Society for year ending October 29th , 1878 .
The Gettysburg campaign --official reports.
Stonewall Jackson — the story of his being an Astrologer refuted — an eye-witness describes how he was wounded.
Annual reunion of the Virginia division, A. N. V .
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