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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 587 133 Browse Search
Elias Nason, McClellan's Own Story: the war for the union, the soldiers who fought it, the civilians who directed it, and his relations to them. 405 1 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 258 16 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 156 0 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 153 31 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 139 3 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 120 0 Browse Search
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac 120 0 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 119 1 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 1: The Opening Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 111 3 Browse Search
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do very much towards supplying them with arms. There are many arms in the country which would do terrible execution upon an invader, but which an inspecting officer would reject. There is no better arm for execution than the long, heavy rifle of the Virginia sharp-shooter.--That was the arm which drove the stealthy savage from the Western Virginia forests.--That was the arm which won King's Mountain and turned the tide of battle against the enemy which finally swept him from our shores at Yorktown. There is great virtue in that good old rifle of blessed memory. It can speak a terrific rebuke to the invaders of a free country. There is not a county from tide-water to the Big Sandy that could not arm one or two companies of a hundred men with this deadly rifle. It would be heavy to carry; but the boys would not feel a weight they are so accustomed to bear. If we can do no better, this is the arm for our impromptu infantry who may fail in procuring muskets from the State. An invad
ed, I believe, to attach this company, which will be an infantry company, to Col. Reger A Pryor's Regiment, now forming and composed as yet of six companies. They are promised the best kind of arms. It is also proposed to form here an artillery company, and as there exists in the county abundant material for this much-needed arm of the service, and many persons prefer it, I will state that the list is now ready for all to sign who desire, with every prospect of success. We desire to man some of the guns, now being planted at Yorktown, and to do our part to prevent Lincoln's pirates from effecting a landing, and to keep off the Border ruffians from your fair city. We had a severe frost on Sunday morning last, doing smart damage to the early vegetables, also to the corn, and I fear to the early wheat; but the rain now falling will revive things very much. Our county patrol is working finely now, and the various equals of the Home Guard muster often and drill. E. W.