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Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 9: Malvern Hill and the effect of the Seven Days battles (search)
and Lee University in 1872, on January 19th, Lee's birthday, Gen. Jubal A. Early says: Holmes' command, over six thousand strong, did not actually engage in any of the battles. But Col. Walter H. Taylor, in his Four years with General Lee, published in 1877, already referred to, repeats three times — on pages 51, 53, and 54-that Holmes' command numbered ten thousand or more; and it is obvious, upon a comparison of the two statements, that Early's figures, over six thousand, did not include Ransom's brigade, which numbered thirty-six hundred. It seems incredible, yet it appears to be true, that General Holmes was very deaf; so deaf that, when heaven and earth were shuddering with the thunder of artillery and the faces of his own men were blanched with the strain, he placed his hand behind his ear, and turning to a member of his staff, said, I think I hear guns. The story was told by one of his own brigadiers, and if anything approximating to it was true, then a great responsibili
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Fields, Spotsylvania County, Va., 229-30. Port Republic, 245 Presbyterians, 25, 139, 160, 318 Preston, William Ballard, 31-32. Price, Sterling, 117 Prisoners of war, Federal, 57-58, 80-81, 174-75, 212-14, 240, 255-56, 280, 294 Promotion on the field, 336-45, 365-66. Provost guards, 82 Pryor, Roger Atkinson, 26-27. Raccoon Ford, Va., 120, 232 Railroad artillery, 95 Rainsford, William Stephen, 92-94. Randolph, George Wythe, 48, 160 Randolph, Innes, 18 Ransom, Robert, jr., 102 Rappahannock Bridge, Va., 228, 231-32. Rations, 85-88, 162, 254, 326-27, 346-48. Religion among Confederates, 20-21, 37-38, 41, 47, 65, 72, 110-15, 138- 51, 161, 181, 189, 202, 208, 211, 243-44, 255-56, 267, 298, 314, 320-21. Richmond, Va.: after the war, 90, 188, 300, 318, 357; at the beginning of the war, 39-41, 44-45, 48; before the war, 30-31; during the war, 41, 82, 119-20, 154, 211-12, 237, 239, 294-96, 299, 318-19, 340; Lee Monument in, 300; Lee's house in, 357;