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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 1 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: July 4, 1862., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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ce shot, mortally wounded. Brigadier-General Longstreet, while finding on all sides alacrity, ardor and intelligence, mentions his special obligations to Cols. Moore, Garland, and Corse, commanding, severally, regiments of his brigade, and to their field-officers, Lieut.-Cols. Fry, Funsten, and Munford, and Majors Brent and Skinner, of whom he says: they displayed more coolness and energy than is usual among veterans of the old service. General Longstreet also mentions the conduct of Captain Marey, of the 17th Virginia volunteers, as especially gallant on one occasion, in advance of the Ford. The regiments of Early's brigade were commanded by Colonel Harry Hays, and Lieutenant-Colonels Williams and Hairston, who handled their commands in action with satisfactory coolness and skill, supported by their field officers, Lieut.-Col. DeChoiseul and Major Penn, of the 7th Louisiana, and Major Patton, of the 7th Virginia Volunteers. The skill, the conduct, and the soldierly qualitie
side nearest the road and the guard tents on the other. At the upper end of this parallelogram a space a hundred feet square is marked out, constantly guarded by sentinels and upon which no one, no matter how high in position, is allowed to encroach. In the centre, of this sacred spot are two wall tents, each about twenty feet square, set alongside of one another, though with a slight intervening space. The left hand one is occupied by Gen. McClellan, the other by his father-in-law, Gen. Marey, the Chief of Staff. Both are furnished alike, each has a stove, camp stools and table, corsage camp bed, desk and toilet materials, and various wine bottles lying about denote the means used even by Major- Generals to beguile weary hours and entertain visitors. In front of the General's tent a hundred feet wide street runs to the opposite side of the camp, where two or three peaked Sibley tents are pitched to accommodate the soldiers acting as the camp guard. On each side of this Stree