The disputes between our officers at this period are deeply to be regretted.
At this late date I do not like to mention one subject, but having noticed that the records refer to a trial of Colonel Munford
, I will state the facts.
ordered a detail from the 2d, 3d and 4th regiments to go on a raid to Beverley
On account of the worn down horses and dispirited men, an earnest protest was made.
, Major Charles
Old and myself visited General Rosser
at his headquarters, asking that the raid be abandoned, or at least delayed.
pressed for delay, that Jack Palmer
, our quartermaster, might return from Richmond
with much needed supplies.
At this time nearly every horse in the 3d regiment needed shoeing.
As senior captain present, I was in command of the regiment, and found great difficulty in securing the detail that was made up for the Beverley raid.
Out of the discussions and disagreements at Rosser
's headquarters, grew the arrest and trial of Colonel Munford
He was unanimously acquitted by the court.
's commission as brigadier-general, according to the Confederate
roster by Colonel Charles C. Jones
, dated from November, 1864. General Stuart
recommended him highly for the command of Robertson
's brigade, and General Hampton
urged his appointment to the 2d brigade.
Do you inquire why the delay?
I reply, West Point
stood in the way.
At Five Forks Munford
commanded Fitz Lee
's division, and bore the brunt of the attack made by Warren
The records show that we killed and wounded nearly as many of Crawford
's and Chamberlain
's divisions as we had men. Only a day of two before the surrender we captured General Gregg
and many of his command.
The 3d regiment led this charge.
I have spoken to men here to-night who were in the fight.
of my own company was killed by my side.
Only a few days ago I was looking over a letter from General.
, in which he mentioned Harwood
as a brave man and gallant officer.
Our brigade headquarter flag was carried safely to the end, and was placed on President Davis
' bier at New Orleans, when he and General Early
acted as pall-bearers by request of the Virginia
division of the A. N. V.
The Historical Society of New Orleans has