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Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 3: from New York to Richmond (search)
ree boys must go South as soon as possible, leaving mother and the girls to follow when the way should be clear and we ready to receive them. As there was no assurance of reaching our destination in safety without passports, father, who knew General Scott well, applied to him for passes South for himself and his three boys. The General replied, sending my father a pass, but refusing to furnish passports for his sons, and it then became necessary for us boys to devise some route, other than thou doing here? He was very pale, and had evidently been subjected to severe mental and moral tension-nevertheless, Yankee-like, he answered my question by asking another, What are you going to do? O, said I, we are going South by sail-boat; General Scott won't let us go by railroad. Instantly he replied, I am going with you. Who was the man who thus, without hesitation, reservation or condition, cast in his lot with us? The story is in every way so remarkable that I cannot forbear a f
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 21: Cold Harbor of 1864. (search)
e had been a number of Yale men in the Twenty-first--the Sims, Smiths, Brandon, Scott, and perhaps others. A good many were gone, and those of us who were left were talking of them and of good times at Old Yale, when someone said, Scott, isn't it your turn to go to the spring? Yes, said Scott, submissively, I believe it is. PaScott, submissively, I believe it is. Pass up your canteens, and he loaded up and started out. There was a particularly exposed spot on the way to water, which we had tried in vain to protect more perfectly, and we heard, as usual, two or three rifle shots as Scott passed that point. In due time we heard them again as he returned, and one of the fellows said, Ha! they are waking up old Scott, again, on the home stretch. The smile had not died upon our faces when a head appeared above the traverse and a business-like voice caf yours dead out here! We ran around the angle of the work, and there lay poor Scott, prone in the ditch and almost covered with canteens. We picked him up and bor
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Index. (search)
w Club, 49 Robertson, Frederick William, 92 Rodes, Robert Emmett: description of, 261-62; mentioned, 192, 197, 209-10. Roll of Honor, 343-44. St. George's Church, Fredericksburg, Va., 139-40. St. George's Church, New York, N. Y., 92 St. Paul's Church, Richmond, Va., 92 Salem Church, Battle of, 174-79, 213 Sassafras, 162 Savage Station, 64, 94-98, 116-17. Savannah, Ga., 78, 229, 275, 317 Sayler's Creek, 261, 318, 326-35, 351 Schele DeVere, Maximilian, 51 Scott, Thomas Y., 292-93. Scott, Winfield, 36-37. Scribner's, 210 Secession Convention, Va., 189-90. Sedgwick, John, 146-47, 164-66, 174- 79, 189, 213 Selden, Nathaniel, 149 Semmes, Paul Jones, 174 Seven Days Campaign, 89, 91-118, 191 Seven Pines, 18, 88-91, 109 Seward, William Henry, 26, 288 Sharpsburg Campaign, 66, 118, 124- 27, 198 Sharpshooting, 76-77, 290, 295-301. Sheldon, Winthrop Dudley, 175 Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864, Stonewall Brigade, 324-27. Stuart