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Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 15: in Pennsylvania (search)
Chapter 15: in Pennsylvania Impressing horses the only plundering Lee's Army did a remarkable interview with an old lady in a Pennsylvania town she expects to meet Stonewall Jackson in Heaven two Pennsylvania boys make friends with the rebels Extra Billy Leads the Confederate column into York, his brigade band playing Yankee Doodle, and makes a speech on the public Green old Jube breaks up the meeting Dick Ewell and the burghers of Carlisle. I do not remember where I overtook Ewell's corps, but think I entered Pennsylvania with them. General Lee had issued stringent orders against plundering and, certainly in the main, the men carefully observed these orders. I was constantly told by the inhabitants that they suffered less from our troops than from their own, and that if compelled to have either, they preferred having the rebels camped upon their lands. I saw no plundering whatever, except that once or twice I did see branches laden with fruit broken from ch
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 21: Cold Harbor of 1864. (search)
of Kershaw's old brigade, which was supporting our guns at Cold Harbor, were three young men, brothers, whose cool daring in battle attracted our special admiration. We did not know the names of these gallant fellows, but had christened them Tom, Dick, and Harry. A day or two after the great fight a fourth and youngest, a mere lad, who had been wounded at the Wilderness, came on his crutches to visit his brothers, and they had a hard time getting him safely into the trench. We noticed they cahe sultry noon, except, of course, the spiteful sputter of the sharpshooters, all the men from his neighborhood were soon busy painfully scribbling on scraps of paper and in the cramped trenches, letters for Fred to carry home. Meanwhile, Tom, Dick and Harry surrounded their pet, as he evidently was; and indeed he was a lovely thing. We had not specially noted that the other young men were gentlemen. In fact, that did not so specially appear through the dirt and rags. We had readily seen