Petersburg with them about the last of January, 1864, and went to the vicinity of Newbern, N. C., and had quite an exciting time, capturing a good many prisoners and some fine guns and horses. We captqred one complete camp of a New York regiment about five miles out from Newbern. While in North Carolina we were at Goldsboro, where in February we re-enlisted for the remainder of the war. We were at Rocky Mount and Tarboro in May. We returned to Virginia in time for the battle of Drewry's Bluff, May 16, 1864, after which we went to Richmond, and, lying on the green grass inside the Capitol Square, heard a speech from Congressman McMillan from Tennessee, and drew some chewing tobacco, after which we took the train for Guinea Station, in Spotsylvania, just in time to make the march with Lee's army for the North Anna. Here we held Grant's vast army in check for some days, when we made the move to Cold Harbor, and there I made my last fight, being desperately wounded, and my career as an active Confederate soldier came to an end.
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The battlefields of Virginia .
The address of Hon. John Lamb .
Historical memorial of the Charlotte Cavalry .
Some war history never published.
Mr. Davis 's Version of it.
Yankee gunboat Smith Briggs. from the Times-dispatch, March 18 , 1906 , and July 15 , 1906 .
First battle of Manassas .
Mrs. Eggleston 's address.
William Smith , Governor of Virginia , and Major-General C. S. Army , hero and patriot.
Fellow-citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia .
Roll of brave men.
List of Virginia chaplains, Army of Northern Virginia .
Location of the guns.
The Berkeley brothers from the Richmond News-leader, January 21 , 1907 .
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