Virginians in the battle of Shiloh,
New Hope, Va, May 28, 1862.
To the Editors of the Dispatch:
In a recent issue of your paper I notice the names of several Virginians
mentioned as having participated in the great battle of Shiloh
I wish to add another.
I refer to Gustavus Credson
He is a native of Albemarle county
, but removed several years ago with his parents to Shelby county, Tennessee
, where he has been since living.
He is not yet eighteen years of age and joined the army soon after the commencement of hostilities; thus furnishing another of the numberless illustrations of the unyielding determination of the Southern
people of all classes to drive back the invaders or perish in the attempt.