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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 8.83 (search)
watching the enemy on the opposite side. Our rations now gave out, and how to live without eating became the problem that each soldier had to solve to suit himself. A long week of marching and countermarching ensued, in which we subsisted on green corn and apples; then a forced march of twenty-eight miles to Thoroughfare Gap, on the hottest day I ever remembered, with the dull booming of the cannon on the other side of the ridge to quicken our wearied footsteps. The next day, the 30th of August, we fought the battle of Manassas, and lost a fourth of our brigade. The history of that glorious day I will skip. We got each a Yankee haversack and a full square meal, and I saw scores of soldiers, nearly famished, eating while they fought, indeed, it used to be a saying of our foes, that a rebel soldier would charge through hell to capture a Yankee haversack. The night after the battle we drank a gallon of real coffee per man, and filled up on salt pork, boiled beef and canned
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 9.91 (search)
s Brigade. Colonel Eppa Hunton. 8th Virginia. 18th Virginia. 19th Virginia. 28th Virginia. 56th Virginia. Evans's brigade. An independent brigade. On August 30th Evans commanded Hood's division as well as his own brigade. Brigadier-General N. G. Evans. Colonel P. F. Stevens. 17th South Carolina. 18th South Carolina. r. 5th Alabama Battalion. 19th Georgia. In Archer's brigade August 9th, according to his report of Cedar Run or Slaughter Mountain, and in Thomas's brigade August 30th, according to Surgeon Guild's report of casualties. 1st Tennessee, (Prov. Army.) 7th Tennessee. 14th Tennessee. Thomas's Brigade. Brig.-Gen. E. L. Thomas. 14th Georgia. 19th Georgia. In Archer's brigade August 9th, according to his report of Cedar Run or Slaughter Mountain, and in Thomas's brigade August 30th, according to Surgeon Guild's report of casualties. 35th Georgia. 45th Georgia. 49th Georgia. Artillery. Lieutenant-Colonel R. L. Walker. Braxton's Virginia Battery,