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Reminiscences of the war. By General William Smith. Skirmish at Fairfax C. H., May 31st 1861. [None who knew him could fail to admire the enthusiastic courage with which Governor Wm. Smith, of Virginia, threw himself into the thickest of the
are sure our readers will thank us for these interesting sketches by this gallant old hero.]
On the night of the 31st of May, 1861, Lieutenant-Colonel Ewell (subsequently General Ewell), just out of the Federal lines, in which he was Captain of ca and no ammunition, and took no part in the affair.
So here is the number and character of our entire force on the 31st of May, 1861, and the only force in any way concerned in the affair of the next morning.
In this state of things, the enemy ha stice they should be exposed.
I repeat that the whole Confederate force at Fairfax Courthouse, on the night of the 31st of May, 1861, was composed of the companies and of the character and description I have heretofore named; and I will add, that th