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ch shows of what stuff the Georgia boys are made. William DeJarnette, of the Rome Light Guard, having been slightly wounded and left behind, concealed himself in the bushes. The Second Rhode Island Regiment passed by without seeing him, but Colonel Slocum, who commanded the regiment, and who came on behind, discovered him in the bushes. Attempting to draw his pistol, he said: Your life, you rebel! For some reason he could not get out his pistol easily, and seeing DeJarnette level his musket at him, he cried out: Don't shoot. But the Georgian did shoot, and killed him, too. I saw Slocum's grave to-day in a little cabbage garden by the roadside, and also found there Major Ballou, of the same regiment, who had his leg shot off. There is still another fact I cannot forbear to record. After the terrible fire to which the Eighteenth Georgia had been exposed and which they received with the immobility of a marble statue, General Beauregard passed the little remnant of the regime
old when I visited the camps of Beauregard's army at Manassas. It was my first sight of such a scene. I was with my brother-in-law, Catlett Fitzhugh, and rode horseback about the camps, witnessing the drilling of troops and seeing everything that was to be seen about a large army. General Winfield Scott was too old to command, hence General McDowell was in charge of the United States troops on the 21st with the following brigadiers under him: Generals Burnside, Porter, Wilcox, Franklin, Howard, Sherman, Keys, Schenck, Richardson, Blenkers, and Runyon, while General Beauregard had under him Generals Bonham, D. R. Jones, Longstreet, Hampton, Ewell, and Holmes. General Joseph E. Johnston, who was in charge of the Army of the Shenandoah, reinforced Beauregrrd on the 21st, after a forced march from the Valley of Virginia, his brigadiers being T. J. Jackson, Barnard E. Bee, and E. K. Smith. The twelve companies of cavalry were commanded by Colonel J. E. B. Stuart. In examining my fi
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officers. While Colonel Strange, of Charlottesville, Va., was drilling his regiment in that town a short time before being ordered to the front, he said: Mr. Jones, stand square, sir! Mr. Jones immediately replied: Colonel Strange, I are squar, sir! Mr. Jones was a splendid specimen of the mountaineer, and of Mr. Jones immediately replied: Colonel Strange, I are squar, sir! Mr. Jones was a splendid specimen of the mountaineer, and of such material as many of the best Confederate soldiers were made. Yes, we whipped them badly at Manassas, sometimes called the battle of Bull Run by the skedaddlers, for it was the battle of Manassas that gave to the English language the new word skedaddle. So much has been written about this battle that I will not attempt any Mr. Jones was a splendid specimen of the mountaineer, and of such material as many of the best Confederate soldiers were made. Yes, we whipped them badly at Manassas, sometimes called the battle of Bull Run by the skedaddlers, for it was the battle of Manassas that gave to the English language the new word skedaddle. So much has been written about this battle that I will not attempt any special description of the disposition of the troops or their manoeuvres, but give you extracts from papers and reports from men who were engaged in the battle, that these facts may be before the eyes of our citizens, and not reply, as did a young lady to a friend of mine a few weeks ago in Philadelphia, when asked some question ab
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from Staunton, Kemper's from Alexandria, Thomas's from Richmond, Pendleton's from Lexington, Rogers's from Leesburg, and the Wise Artillery, Captain Arburtus. The Washington Artillery and Latham's Battery and Kemper's were in position to do most, but all his companies manoeuvred well and delivered their fires with great effect. I do not believe that I have informed you in any of my letters that Colonel Cameron, of one of the Pennsylvania regiments, had been killed, and that his brother, Lincoln's Secretary of War, had sent a friend, one Arnold Harris, a lobby member about Washington, to ask for his body. As he did not come under a flag of truce, General Johnston ordered him into custody and sent him to Richmond. The Republican secretary chose to ignore the existence of our authority and the rank and position of our officers by sending a verbal message and without a flag, just as the Ministers of King George were wont to act towards General Washington and the Continental Congre
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ddle. discipline of our troops. The lack of it was most Conspicuous—a writer who visited Beauregard's Camp when a boy recalls the great battle. Was there ever a more humiliating scene enactedey hung Jeff. Davis on a sour apple tree? I was only 15 years old when I visited the camps of Beauregard's army at Manassas. It was my first sight of such a scene. I was with my brother-in-law, Cat Wilcox, Franklin, Howard, Sherman, Keys, Schenck, Richardson, Blenkers, and Runyon, while General Beauregard had under him Generals Bonham, D. R. Jones, Longstreet, Hampton, Ewell, and Holmes. Generah Georgia had been exposed and which they received with the immobility of a marble statue, General Beauregard passed the little remnant of the regiment that was still left and which was ready to strik General Scott to McClellan, July 21, A. M: Johnston has amused Patterson and reinforced Beauregard. McDowell this morning forcing the passage of Bull Run. In two hours he will turn the Manas
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d were in full retreat. The brigade is composed of one Tennessee and one Mississippi regiment and a battalion from Maryland. As they rushed into the fight I could but recall with an appreciation, I never felt before the words of Holy writ, as terrible as an enemy with banners. The artillery companies did good service also. Those engaged were the New Orleans Washington Artillery, Latham's Battery from Lynchburg, Imboden's from Staunton, Kemper's from Alexandria, Thomas's from Richmond, Pendleton's from Lexington, Rogers's from Leesburg, and the Wise Artillery, Captain Arburtus. The Washington Artillery and Latham's Battery and Kemper's were in position to do most, but all his companies manoeuvred well and delivered their fires with great effect. I do not believe that I have informed you in any of my letters that Colonel Cameron, of one of the Pennsylvania regiments, had been killed, and that his brother, Lincoln's Secretary of War, had sent a friend, one Arnold Harris, a lobby
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superior force. General Scott to the commanding officer at Baltimore, July 21: Put your troops on the alert. Bad news from McDowell's army; not credited by me. Captain Alexander to Washington: General McDowell's army in full retreat. The day is lost. Save Washington and the remnants of this army. The routed troops will not reform. General Scott to McDowell: Under the circumstances it seems best to return to the line of the Potomac. President Davis to General Cooper, Manassas, July 21: Night has closed upon a hard fought field. Our forces have won a glorious victory. Colonel Kerigan, at Alexandria, to Cameron, July 22: There are about 7,000 men here without officers; nothing but confusion. General Mansfield, to Captain Mott at the Chain Bridge, July 22: Order the Sixth Maine to keep their demoralized troops out of their camps. General Mansfield to General Runyan, July 22: Why do the regiments I sent to you yester
e the close of the Civil war to know that the army of General McDowell, on the 21st day of July, 1861, composed of several t General Winfield Scott was too old to command, hence General McDowell was in charge of the United States troops on the 21sdispatches. General Scott to McClellan, July 18: McDowell yesterday drove the enemy beyond Fairfax Courthouse. He ohnston has amused Patterson and reinforced Beauregard. McDowell this morning forcing the passage of Bull Run. In two houly 21: Put your troops on the alert. Bad news from McDowell's army; not credited by me. Captain Alexander to Washington: General McDowell's army in full retreat. The day is lost. Save Washington and the remnants of this army. The routed troops will not reform. General Scott to McDowell: Under the circumstances it seems best to return to thee enemy and taking three of his batteries, a panic seized McDowell's army and it is in full retreat on the Potomac. A most
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rming that he called upon a man who had shot him down for some water, and that the Confederate supplied him from his own canteen. No country produced a more humane type of men than did the South. A lieutenant of our own city, when falling back under the tremendous fire at the battle of Gettysburg, was appealed to by a Yankee officer for help—when, without a moment's hesitation, he stooped down and gently lifted him upon his back and bore him away to a place of safety. This was Lieutenant P. T. Oliver, a prosperous merchant and a most excellent citizen of the city of Athens. Our soldiers never resorted to such barbarous treatment of men as the water torture, practiced by the United States troops in the war in the Philippines. Nor did we burn houses down over the heads of women and children (as I witnessed in the Valley of Virginia), by the order of General Sheridan, and approved by the United States Government at Washington. Now let us see, of both sides, who were interested i
ung man (our overseer's son) had shot him from up the mountainside, some 150 yards from where I was standing. These men were independent and courageous, and often paid but little attention to the discipline imposed by their officers. While Colonel Strange, of Charlottesville, Va., was drilling his regiment in that town a short time before being ordered to the front, he said: Mr. Jones, stand square, sir! Mr. Jones immediately replied: Colonel Strange, I are squar, sir! Mr.Colonel Strange, I are squar, sir! Mr. Jones was a splendid specimen of the mountaineer, and of such material as many of the best Confederate soldiers were made. Yes, we whipped them badly at Manassas, sometimes called the battle of Bull Run by the skedaddlers, for it was the battle of Manassas that gave to the English language the new word skedaddle. So much has been written about this battle that I will not attempt any special description of the disposition of the troops or their manoeuvres, but give you extracts from papers
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