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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 13. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Hampton at Fayetteville. (search)
ldier was returning alone from the pursuit of the fugitives when he encountered a Federal straggler coming from the town, not far from the corner above alluded to. He charged the fellow with his sabre, all the chambers of his revolver being empty, when the man in order to escape left his horse and sprang over a fence into an adjoining field. The Confederate got his horse across the fence, cut the Federal down, and then ordered him to march in front of him as a prisoner, which, in broken German English, he readily promised to do. As they neared the fence again, however, going back to the road, he turned upon and was about to kill his captor with a small revolver, which had been secreted on his person. Just then, General Hampton who had come up, and was watching from the road what was going on, covered the enterprising prisoner with his revolver (which was unloaded), and, like the historic coon, he did not wait to be shot, but handed over his pistol to his intended victim. But, like m
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 13. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Book notice. (search)
Book notice. The life and campaigns of Major-General J. E. B. Stuart, Commander of the cavalry Army of Northern Virginia. By Major H. B. Mcclellan. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin & Co.; Richmond, Va.: J. W. Randolph & English. We said two years ago that we had had the privilege of reading some of Major McClellan's Mss., and that he would produce a book of rare interest and great historic value. The book, gotten up in the best style of the bookmaker's art, is now before us, and we do not hesitate to say that it more than fulfills our prophecy. Major McClellan had a rare subject for an interesting book, and he has been fully equal to the occasion. Major-General J. E. B. Stuart, or Jeb. Stuart, as he was familiarly called, was unquestionably one of the prominent figures of the war—in our judgment, the ablest cavalry leader which the war produced on either side. He handled infantry with great skill, was delighted when he could crowd them with artillery, and see