and emaciated; so apparent was this, that when I marched my brigade by a group of Federal officers, one of them exclaimed in my hearing, ‘Great God, can it be possible that these men held us in check for so long a time.’ The morale of the men was excellent. They could not have been driven; they might have been overwhelmed, but had no thought, so far as I could observe, of retreat or surrender. It would have been impossible for them to have continued the struggle much longer, as it was beyond the endurance of human nature. 5. Are there any authentic accounts of the siege of Vicksburg extant. Ans. None that I know of. The late Jefferson Davis once asked me to write a history of the siege. I contemplated doing so, but was told that Colonel McCardle, of General Pemberton's staff, was about to publish such a work, which induced me to abandon it. Regretting that I am unable to give you more accurate dates. I am, with the highest esteem, most truly yours.
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Reunion of Company D . First regiment Virginia Cavalry , C. S. A.
The question of rank.
The Medical history of the Confederate States Army and Navy
The determination of the number and condition of the surviving Confederate soldiers who were disabled by the wounds and diseases received in the Defence of the rights and Liberties of the Southern States .
Organization of a Medical relief Corps during the reunion of the United Confederate Veterans , at Chattanooga, Tennessee , July 2 , 3 , and 4 , 1890 .
From the valuable Roster of the Louisiana troops mustered into the Provisional Army Confederate States , prepared by Colonel Oscar Aroyo , Secretary of State .
Unveiling of the monument to the Richmond Howitzers
With the Oration of Leigh Robinson , of Washington, D. C.
Exercises at the Theatre .
History of the Home .
Senator Hill 's address.
Unveiling of the statue of General Ambrose Powell Hill at Richmond, Virginia , May 30 , 1892 .
March through the streets.
General Walker 's Oration.
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