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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.21 (search)
earing, and, leaping into the saddle with an angelic smile, galloped off to deliver his interrupted orders. Major-General Philip Kearney, who was killed among the pines at Hanover Court House, Va., during McClellan's Peninsular campaign, had left t exceedingly rash man. During the first year of the war officers were apt to expose themselves by riding off alone, and Kearney had not yet learned that Southern soldiers were not Mexican greasers. During the battle of Hanover Court House he rode d on him to surrender, when Phil turned his steed swiftly and galloped away. But bullets travel faster than horses, and Kearney fell from his saddle perfectly riddled. There was a reckless manner about Kearney that was peculiarly fascinating. He Kearney that was peculiarly fascinating. He was a hard fighter and fairly revelled in the tumult of a battle. Had he lived, he would undoubtedly have attained important command. Major-General E. O. C. Ord was a famous horseman. He sat bolt upright, with long stirrup leathers, but there w
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index (search)
orical Society of, 125. Richmond, Evacuation of, 330; Social Life in, 380. Richmond Fayette Artillery, 57. Richmond Home Guard, 57. Robins, Major W. M., 164. Robinson Leigh, His noble Address on General Joseph E. Johnston: 337. Saddle, General in the, 167; Grant, Lee, Meade, 168; Warren, Burnside, McClellan, Sherman, 169; Hooker. Kilpatrick, Sickles, Hampton, 170; B F. Butler, John Pope, Sheridan, 171; Pleasanton, Hancock, Logan, 172; Stonewall Jackson, Stuart, McClellan, Kearney, 173; Ord, Wallace, Early, Banks, Terry, 174. Scheibert, Major J on Jefferson Davis, 406. Schools, Free in Virginia, 138. Secession of Southern States, Order of the, 412. Sherwood. Grace, Trial of for witchcraft, 131. Slavery in the South, 393; Elements of in Virginia. 135. Smith, J. C., of the Stuart Horse Artillery, 181. Soldiers' Homes in the South, 336. Sorrel's Brigade, 270. Southern Historical Society, Its history, 335. South, The New, 395. Staunton Riv