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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 23. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Historical sketch of the Rockbridge artillery, C. S. Army, by a member of the famous battery. (search)
eral Jackson, and sent to Lexington, Va., to invoke the aid of the wonderful memory of our late Captain McLaughlin. A new and satisfactory roll was thus made out, and it was said that a year afterwards the lost rolls were found, and that the new one thus made out nearly corresponded with the lost history. On May 4th, the company reached Cocke's Tavern, on the old turnpike leading from Charlottesville to Staunton. On the 5th, it re-crossed the Blue Ridge at Rockfish gap, passed through Waynesboro, and bivouacked a few miles east of Staunton. On the 6th, it passed through Staunton to neighborhood of West View, and on the 7th and 8th continued its march toward Monterey, the county-seat of Highland county, reaching, on the 8th, the foot of the mountain east of the village of McDowell, which was then occupied by Federal troops under General Milroy. The infantry advanced to the top of the mountain and became hotly engaged with the enemy, who were in a strong position. Our battery