I found him out by his name on his drawers. "Lieut. Ramsey, U S. Artillery," and I suppose he was the son of Capt Wm Ramsey, of the U S. Navy Some old army friend was having him buried, and I could not help wishing he had died in a better cause than that of Abe Lincoln.
Immediately in this neighborhood was placed one of our batteries, commanded by Col. Imboden, of Augusta county, which a regiment of New York Zouave, in extended line was marching to out flank This Col. I. E. B. Stuart, with the quick eye of a true soldier, saw, and immediately ordered Capt.
R Welby Carter, of the London, Volunteers, to leap a fence with about 35 of his company, and charge the Zouaves through their centre.
In doing this, the company had to receive the fire of the whole regiment of the enemy for the distance of about two hundred yards--At it they went, however, four abreast and revolvers in hand.
All the first four went down except John P Debutts, who was wounded in his right hand