I don't know of your rules, but I shall reserve the privilege of using this material in the way I have just mentioned.
During the operations around Spotsylvania Courthouse, General John B. Gordon had command of Evans' Georgia brigade and Pegram's Virginia brigade.
As a member of the Thirteenth Virginia Infantry, I was attached to Pegram's brigade.
We were in reserve.
To be in reserve at a time like that implied two things—confidence upon the part of our commander, and hard work upon Pegram's brigade.
We were in reserve.
To be in reserve at a time like that implied two things—confidence upon the part of our commander, and hard work upon the part of the men. In neither case was there disappointment.
The evening of the 11th closed in dark and chilly.
We were made more uncomfortable by the fact that orders came around for no fires.
So, rolling up in our oil cloths, we were soon dreaming, perhaps, that the Cruel war was over.
The gray dawn of the morning of the 12th found us standing at attention.
Some time since I read an account of the battle of the 12th of May, written by a Northern officer.
In this account he said that
orfolk, Va., Surrender of, 327.
North Carolina, Conservatism of, 111; First Regiment Infantry, distinguished officers of, 117; the Immortal Fifth Regiment, 122; the Twentieth Regiment, 165; Thorough Devotion of its People, 268.
Northen, Com R. N. of Pickett Camp, 346.
Ogden, Major Fred N., 302.
Old Dominion, The Battle field, 383.
Order, The, lost at Frederick City, 131.
Page, Gen. R. L., 291.
Palmer, Col. W H., 107.
Parker, Capt. W. H., 304.
Pawnee, The, 348.
Pegram, Col. W. J., 362
Peninsula Campaign, The 1st Va. Infantry in the, 104.
Picayune, The N. O., La., cited, 160, 215, 299, 307, 321.
Picherit, Rev. H. A., prayer of, 187.
Pickett Camp, C. Veterans, 104, 346.
Pittman, Engineer, Reddin, 292.
Polk, Gen., Leonidas, at Cassville, 314; his career, 321.
Polk, Gen. L. E., 147.
Polk, Dr., Wm. M , His life of his father, 321.
Purcell Battery, Its gallantry, 362.
Randolph, Gen. G. W., 118.
Ratchford, Major James W., 135