the company, and we employed two Irishmen to cook for us, but the number being entirely too large, some of us employed a servant and organized another mess, consisting of ten of us, and ever afterwards knowne as ‘Mess No. 10;’ it consisted of David Barton,1 Holmes Boyd,2 Johnny Williams,3 Lyt. Macon,4 Lanty Blackford,5 Randolph Fairfax,6 Kinloch7 and Philip8 Nelson, Bev. Jones,9 Ned Alexander,10 and myself.11 This was one more than the number, but Kinloch Nelson was sick for some time and we took Lanty Blackford in his place.
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Lane 's Corps of sharpshooters.
A secret-service episode [from the Richmond, Va. , Dispatch, October 21 , 1900 .]
Harper's Ferry and first Manassas .
Much fire but little fighting.
Glowing tribute to General R. E. Lee .
Very complete roll [from the Richmond , A., Dispatch, September 16th , 1900 .]
The Confederate States Navy and a brief history of what became of it. [from the Richmond, Va. Times December 30 , 1900 .]
How Lieut. Walter Bowie of Mosby 's command met his end. [from the Richmond, Va. , Times, June 23 , 1900 .
The correspondence of Gen. Robt. E. Lee .
The case of the South against the North . [from New Orleans Picayune , December 30th , 1900 .]
Official report of the history Committee of the Grand Camp C. V., Department of Virginia .
The natal day of General Robert Edward Lee
A Sketch of the life and career of Hunter Holmes McGuire , M. D., Ll. D.
Dr. McGuire in the Army .
Thomas R. R. Cobb .
Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard .
How Hagood saved Petersburg .
Crenshaw Battery , Pegram 's Battalion , Confederate States Artillery .
1 See notes 2, 3, 13 and 16.
2 See notes 2, 3, 13 and 16.
3 John J. Williams, of Winchester, Va., later Sergeant in Chew's Battery of horse artillery; attorney-at-law and Mayor of Winchester, Va.; Commander of the Grand Camp, C. V., of Virginia; died in Baltimore, Md., October, 1899.
4 See notes 2, 3, 13 and 16.
9 See notes 2, 3, 13 and 16.
11 James M. Garnett, of Hanover county, Va., later Second Lieutenant, C. S. A., and Chief of Ordnance of the Valley District; first Lieutenant, P. A. C. S., and Ordnance Officer of the ‘Stonewall Brigade,’ and Acting Ordnance Officer of Jackson's Division; Captain in charge of General Reserve Ordnance Train, A. N. Va., and lastly Ordnance Officer of Rodes's (later Grimes's) Division, 2d Corps, A. N. Va.; now (1900) teaching in Baltimore, Md.
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