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[69] 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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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.

5 Launcelot M. Blackford, of Lynchburg, Va., later Lieutenant and Adjutant of the 24th Virginia Regiment; now (1900),and for thirty years past, Principal of the Episcopal High School of Virginia.

6 Randolph Fairfax, of Alexandria, Va., killed, as stated above, at Fredericksburg, Va., December 13th, 1862.

7 Kinloch Nelson, of Clarke county, Va., later Lieutenant and Ordnance Officer of Kemper's Brigade, Pickett's Division; Professor in the Episcopal Theological Seminary of Virginia; died a few years

8 Philip Nelson, of Clarke county, Va., later Lieutenant in the 2d Virginia Regiment of infantry, ‘Stonewall Brigade;’ now (1900) Superintendent of Schools of Albemarle county, Va.

9 See notes 2, 3, 13 and 16.

10 Edgar S. Alexander, of Moorefield, Hardy county, Va. I have not been able to trace the career of Ned Alexander.

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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