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John Esten Cooke, Wearing of the Gray: Being Personal Portraits, Scenes, and Adventures of War., Facetiae of the camp: souvenirs of a C. S. Officer. (search)
r-General Vā€” , from Corps Headquarters:-- Cry aloud-spare not-show my people their transgressions! Vi. General ā€” made a true cavalier's speech, one evening at our camp on the Rapidan. He had ridden to headquarters on his beautiful mare Nelly gray, whom he had had ever since the first battle of Manassas, and had thus become warmly attached to. When he went to mount again, he found the mare wince under him, and after riding a few yards, discovered she was lame, and limped painfully. Thereupon the General dismounted, examined the hoof, rose erect again, and uttering a deep sigh exclaimed: Poor Nelly! I wish they could fix it some way, so as you could ride me home! That ought to find a place in the biography of the brave officer who uttered it. Vii. While I was in the Valley in 1863, I heard an incident which was enough to tickle the ribs of Death, and for its truth I can vouch. A body of the enemy's cavalry had advanced to the vicinity of Millwood, and