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‘ [303] regiment of northern Pennsylvania, sends his compliments to the commander of the Southern forces this afternoon, and desires to speak in terms of commendation and praise of the gallant conduct of the officer who rode the gray horse.’

Fairfax County, Va., December 20, 1861.
This old letter, faded and worn, is preserved in Mrs. Ogden's scrapbook, and appended to it are the following two interesting autograph letters from two of the greatest leaders of the Southern hosts:

headquarters Second Brigade, Second cavalry, Camp at Centreville, January 10, 1862.
Major C. L. Jackson, C. S. A. and A. C.:
My Dear Sir,—General Stuart has sent to me the accompanying note to be delivered to you. As I had not the honor of commanding the only regiment of my brigade engaged in the affair at Drainesville, I am glad that I was so gallantly represented by an officer of my staff—the rider of the gray horse. I cordially join with General Stuart in hoping that you may long be spared to the service and the cause, and when opportunity again offers, that our enemies may have cause to admire the gallantry of the officer who rode the gray horse at Drainesville.

Very faithfully yours,

Sam Jones, Brigadier General.

General Stuart's letter is written in the firm and flowing hand which characterized the great cavalry officer, and reads as follows:

headquarters cavalry Brigade, Camp Qui Vive, January 10, 1862.
To Lieutenant C. L. Jackson, C. S. A. Aid-de-Camp to Brigadier-General Sam Jones, and Volunteer Aid to General Stuart at Drainesville.
Sir,—I have the pleasure to enclose herewith a note which was sent to me by Colonel Kane, who commanded a regiment of Federals at Drainesville, on the 20th ult. From what I saw myself of your gallantry on that day, together with diligent inquiry into the matter, I am satisfied that you are “the officer who rode the gray horse.” Such a testimonial from an enemy must be very gratifying

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