Gallant and devoted Chaplain.
Rev. James P. Smith
, of Fredericksburg
, who was captain on Stonewall Jackson
's staff when he was wounded, marched with the veterans.
It was noticed that he had a bandage over the arm of the Confederate
coat he wore, and when asked by an old comrade why he had the bandage, he replied with deep emotion: ‘To conceal the stains of blood left there from General Jackson
It will be remembered that when Jackson
was being borne from the field the fire became so hot at one point that Captain Smith
insisted upon lying by his side and protecting his loved general with his own body, and these blood-stains yet remain to tell the story of his devoted heroism.