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A Maryland Confederate. [from the Richmond, Va., Dispatch, January 17, 1903.] Matchless for hard fighting and bravery. Recollections of Major James Breathed. By H. H. Matthews, Pikesville, Md., a Member of Breathed's Battery. So little is generally known of the early life and ancestry of Major James Breathed, the fearless, dashing artillery officer who commanded the celebrated battery which has always been known as Breathed's Battery, since the death of the immortal Pelham, on March 17th, 1863, at Kelly's Ford, Va., I thought the public would perhaps be gratified by a recital of his early life up to and after the Civil war. Please pardon the length of this letter, as I find it impossible to do him justice in a shorter one. Major James Breathed, of the Stuart Horse Artillery, Cavalry Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, C. S. A., was the son of John Breathed and Ann MacGill Williams, of Hagerstown, Md. His ancestors came from England and the north of Ireland, and to Maryl