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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Stonewall Jackson's scabbard speech. (search)
rnished plates and gleamings guns, the battalion moved gayly along the upper route, all hearts aglow at the thought of the bright eyes that would greet them on the way, and jubilant in anticipation of the brilliant ball that would close the year's exercises at night. Now, with determined mien, these impetuous youth are moving forward, silently, but with quick and resolute step, imagining little and recking less the danger ahead. At that time the superintendent of the Institute, Colonel Francis H. Smith (now Major-General and venerable with years), was an invalid in his chamber recovering from an attack of pneumonia. His attention being arrested by the beating of the drum, he went to the window and saw the cadets moving down the hill, many loading their guns as they went. He did not know the cause, but was sure trouble was brewing. Hurrying as soon as possible across the parade ground and through private lots, he reached the street in time to bring the column of cadets to a halt