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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)
of May at Harper's Ferry. We had now several young men from Winchester in the battery, and this fact led to the forming of a pleasant acquaintance with many of the good citizens of that delightful old town. When the order came about the 17th of July to prepare rations for three days, we went to work compounding our flap-jacks, but many of us were fortunate enough to get our flour baked in the town, or to get baker's bread in exchange for flour, so that we were relieved of a great burden. nd on, and proved themselves worthy of the commendation of their great leader.] July 3d, went into Charles City county, remained several days, and returned to the vicinity of Richmond. On the 15th, set out for Louisa Courthouse; got there the 17th July, and joined its brigade on the 19th. Went to neighborhood of Gordonsville, and was there till 7th of August, when it went toward Culpeper Courthouse. On 9th August, engaged in the battle of Cedar Mountain. [General Winder, commanding the bri