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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), An independent scout. (search)
men were sent out and captured him. Upon questioning him, he told us of Captain Jones and his command; at the time it was not believed, but in less than an hour it was found to be too true. The men had hardly got in with the Yankee, before Captain Blackford, an independent officer, and about half a dozen of his men who had been flushed by Jones, rode into our camp and informed us that the Yankees were right at hand. By some means we were under the impression that there were about sixty of th attacked us, capture d Bonham before he could mount his horse, recaptured Jones, and after chasing Craton and myself nearly a mile captured Craton, I alone being left to tell the tale. But the adventures of the main party must be told. Captain Blackford and our men drove the force, under the immediate command of Jones, in confusion before them to the main street of the town, and there, much to their astonishment, met about a hundred troops drawn up in reserve. Without hesitating at all, t
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Stuart's expedition into Pennsylvania. (search)
e North. One or two of my men lost their way and are probably in the hands of the enemy. The results of this expedition in a moral and political point of view can hardly be estimated, and the consternation among property holders in Pennsylvania beggars description I am especially indebted to Captain B S. White, South Carolina cavalry, and to Mr.——, and Mr.——, whose skillful guidance was of immense service to me. My staff are entitled to my thanks for untiring energy in the discharge of their duties. I enclose a map of the expedition drawn by Captain W. W. Blackford, to accompany this report. Also, a copy of orders enforced during the march. Believing that the hand of God was clearly manifested in the signal deliverance of my command from danger, and the crowning success attending it, I ascribe to Him the praise, the honor, and the glory. I have the honor to be, most respectfully, your obedient servant, (Signed) J. E. B. Stuart, Major General Commanding C