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Lee, his subordinate commanders and his peerless soldiers,
and my undying love for my old comrades, living and
dead, I set apart as the best I have, or shall ever have, to
bequeath to my heirs forever.

6. And now, being dead, having experienced a death
to Confederate ideas and a new birth unto allegiance to
the Union, I depart, with a vague but not definite hope
of a joyful resurrection, and of a new life, upon lines
somewhat different from those of the last eighteen years.
I see what has been pulled down very clearly. What is
to be built up in its place I know not. It is a mystery ;
but death is always mysterious. AMEN.

I read this will at the breakfast-table. It amused the
family, but with me it was no joke. I was dead. Every
thing that I had ever believed in politically was dead.
Everybody that I had ever trusted or relied upon politi
cally was dead. My beloved State of Virginia was dis
membered, and a new State had been erected out of a
part of her, against her will. Every hope that I had ever
indulged was dead. Even the manhood I had attained
was dead. I was a boy again, a mere child, precocious,
ignorant, conceited, and unformed. I had set my heart
and soul on the career of a soldier. What hope was left
for that? The night s reflections had made all these
things clear as never before. Boy as I was, I felt it as
keenly as did the embittered Moor when, in his agony, he
exclaimed :

Farewell the plumed troop, and the big wars,
That make ambition virtue ! O, farewell !
Farewell the neighing steed, and the shrill trump,
The spirit-stirring drum, the ear-piercing fife,
The royal banner, and all quality,
Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war !



THE END 463

And, O you mortal engines, whose rude throats
The immortal Jove s dread clamours counterfeit,
Farewell ! Othello s occupation s gone ! "

In hopelessness I scanned the wreck, and then I went
back to school.



In June, 1865, a boy named John Sergeant Wise, a
visitor at the home of his uncle, General Meade, in Phil
adelphia, was a witness of the triumphant return of the
armies of the Union. He was regarded as such a mere
child that he was not invited to the table when com
pany came, but dined with the other children in the nur
sery. A little later, he sat in overalls and a straw hat
fishing near the shores of the blue Chesapeake. In Sep
tember, he was sent to school. In October, he was playing
furiously on the scrub nine of his college baseball team.
Two years later, he was admitted to the practice of law,
and even then he had not attained his majority.

It is incredible that this stripling was the same person
as the young officer whose observations and career have
been chronicled in these pages. Nor is it more difficult
now for the reader than for the writer to realize that this
narrative is aught but a dream.



INDEX



Abingdon, Va., 373, 381.
Abolitionists, 48, 49, 73.
Accawmacke, The Kingdom of, 10-

22.

Accomack County, when formed, 15.
Alabama Regiment, Third, 212-

214.

Albemarle County, 138.
Albemarle Sound, 175.
Alexander, colonel of artillery, 340.
Allen, Major " Buck," of Claremont,

409.

Aliens of Tuckahoe, the, 139.
Allstadt, Mr., captured by John

Brown, 128.

Amelia Court House, 416.
American flag, 3, 9, 50, 160, 161.
American party, 53.
Anderson, Lieutenant-Colonel, 182,

184.

Anderson, Lieutenant-General, 330.
Anderson family, 239.
Andrew, Governor John A., 134.
Andrews, Olivero, 402.
Annamessex Creek, 18.
Aqueduct, at Rio de Janeiro, 102.
Arbuckle family, 29.
Arlington, Lord, 18.
Arlington plantation, 18.
Army of Tennessee dissolves, 456,

457.

Arnold of Rugby, 246.
Arthur, President Chester A., 239.
Ashby s Landing, 182, 184.
Ashland, ya., 308.
Assassination of Lincoln, how re
ceived, 454, 455.
Assawamman Creek, 18.
Atwill, Cadet, killed, 302.
August, Colonel Thomas P., 68.
Augusta County, 23(5.
Averill, General, raid by, 272.

Bacchante, painting by Pauline Lau
rent, 208, 210.
Bagwell family, 17.



Bagwell, Lieutenant E. R., 431, 432.

Balcony Falls, 138, 234, 235, 312.

Baltimore, 17, 30, 40.

Baptists, 10.

Barclays, the, 239.

Barksdale, Dr. Randolph, 69.

Barron, Commodore James, 191, 192.

Bartlett, General, 3(58.

Bartow, General, 169.

44 Basin Cats," Richmond, 59.

Baylor, Colonel R. W., 119.

Bayly family, 29.

Bearing of Union officers to Confed
erates, 457.

Beaufort, The, Confederate steamer,
196, 200, 201, 205.

Beauregard, General, 169, 170, 315,
330, 361.

Bee, General, 169.

Bell, Lorenzo, 29, 31.

Benjamin, Judah P., 176-178, 401,
445.

Ben McCulloch Rangers, 186, 187.

Benton, Jessie, 72.

Big Bethel, 168.

Big Lick, 219.

Bishops Lydeard, 26.

Black Horse Cavalry, 147.

Blackstone family, 29.

Blandford, church and cemetery, 356,
360.

Blockade runners, the nabobs, 397,
398.

Blue Ridge, 138.

Blues, Richmond, 110, 166, 170, 186,
188.

Boggess, Cadet, 258.

Boilings of Boiling Island and Boi
ling Hall, 139.

Bombproofs, appeal to soldiers to
fight on, 395, 390.

" Bonnie Blue Flag " first heard, 157.

Bonsacks, 231.

Booth, John Wilkes, 93, 131.

Botafogo, 1.

Botetourt County, 236.



466



INDEX



Bowdoin family, 17.

Bowman family, 17.

Bowman s Folly, seat of the Crop
pers, 29.

Bragg, General Braxton, 175, 415,
445.

Brandy distilling, 216.

Braxton, Colonel, 340.

Brazil, 1, 10, 17, 33.

Breathitt, Colonel, 340.

Breckinridge, General John C., 71,
72, 288, 294, 401, 445, 450-453.

Bricabrac, at Rolleston, 208.

Brooke, Captain John M., 194, 195.

Brooks, Preston S., 115.

Brown, General, of Freedmeu s Bu
reau, 211.

Brown, Old John, 75, 113, 136, 144 ;
his constitution, 127, 128.

Browne family, 17.

Brownsville, seat of Upshur family,
29.

Bruton parish church, 26.

Buchanan, President James, 71-73,
115, 135, 170, 239.

Buchanan, Admiral, 194, 195, 198,
200.

Burbridge, General, raid by, 377.

Burkeville, Va., 416-471, 419, 420.

Burnside, General A. E., 352, 354,
356.

Burnside s expedition, 181-183.

Butler, General B. F., 211.

Butlers, the old slave, the terror of
small boys, 122.

Cabell, Cadet Sergeant, 299, 302,

306.

Cabell, Mrs., mules of, 67.
Cabells of Nelson, the, 139.
Cadet boxes from home, 283, 284.
Cadet nicknames, 261, 262.
Calhoun, John C., 239.
California, 2.

Campbell family, The, 239.
Campbell, Douglas, 239.
Campbell, Miss, of Louisiana, 403.
Camp Lee, stationed at, 308.
Cape Charles, 10, 11, 18.
Cape Henry, 10, 167.
Cape Horn, 2.

" Captain Jenks " first heard, 441.
Carnifax Ferry, 170.
Carrington, Major Isaac H., 409.
Carter, Colonel Thomas H., 340.
Carvell, John, blockade runner, 409.
Gary, Miss Connie. 401.
Cateti, suburb of Rio de Janeiro, 1.
Catholic Church, 53.
Chaffin s Farm, 207.



Chamberlayne, Captain J. Hamp-

den, 360.

Chapel Hill, N. C., 238.
Charles I., 10, 17, 23.
Charleston Kanawha, 167.
Charlottesville, Va., 138, 308.
Charlton, Stephen, 18.
Chesapeake Bay, 10, 11, 22, 27, 40,

167, 196, 463.
Cherrystone Creek, 18.
Chesconnessex Creek, 18, 27.
Chickahominy, 213, 214.
Childhood at Only, 44-46, 52, 53.
Childish amusements at Richmond,

70, 71.

Chincoteague, 18.
"Chinook," Captain H. A. Wise,

261.

Christening, 8.
Christiansburg, Va., 385.
Christmas, 1-4, 7, 391.
" Church Hill Cats," Richmond, 59.
Civilian soldiers, 457, 458.
Civilian s clothes, how they felt, 460.
Cleveland, President Grover, 239.
Climate of Eastern Shore, unsur
passed, 14.

Clover Station, Va., 412.
Cocke, General Philip St. George, of

Belle Mead, 139, 276.
Cocke, Sylvester P., financier, 215,

216.

Cockes of Fluvanna, 139.
Coehorn mortars at crater fight,

352.

Cold Harbor, 308.
Coles, Captain, killed at Roanoke,

186, 187.

Colonna, Cadet, 247-249.
Colston, General R. E., 261, 268.
Columbia, the frigate, 8.
Compton family, 239.
Confederate prices, 392-394.
Confederate reserves, 372, 391.
Confederate traitors, 460, 461.
Confederate wedding, a, 397.
Confederates who were never Con
federates, 396.
Congress, the ship, 198, 199.
Constitution, the ship, 48. ^
Cook, co-conspirator with John

Brown, 127.
Cooks, of old time Virginia, un-

equaled, 66.

Cooper, General Samuel, 175.
Corbin family, 29.
Cornfield peas, the best friend of

Confederates, 393.
Corporal, promoted to, 284.
Corps of cadets, first sight of, 101.



INDEX



467



" Country be d d. There is no

country," 434.
Craney Island, 164, 167, 196.
Crater, battle of the, 346-363.
Crawford, Thomas, the sculptor, 100.
" Crazes," the periodical political,

o4.

Creeks, what they are, 18.
Croatan Sound, N. C., 181.
Crockett, Cadet, killed, 302.
Cromwell, Oliver, 240.
Cropper family, 17, 129.
Cropper, General John, 27.
Cropper, Sarah, 27.
Cuba, early discussion concerning,

115.

Culpeper, Lord, 18.
Cumberland, the ship, 160, 198, 199.
Currituck Sound, 175.
Curtis, the scout, 425.
Custis family, 17, 29.
Custis, John, 18.

Daingerfield, Mr., captured by John
Brown, 130.

Dale, Sir Thomas, 13.

Dale s Gift, 13.

Daniel, John M., 171, 177.

Danville, Va., 412, 433, 457.

Davidson, Captain Greenlee, burial
of, 2tf7.

Davis, President Jefferson, 175, 214,
260, 309, 330, 400, 401, 415, 417, 447.

Davis, Mrs. President, 401.

Dayton, W. L., candidate for Vice-
President, 72.

Deane, Dr. Francis H., 70.

Decatur, Commodore, 191.

Deer, on John Smith s map, 12.

Deering, General "Jim," 337, 338.

De la War, Lord, Thomas West, 23.

De Leon, Cooper, 402.

De Royter, Dutch admiral, anec
dote concerning, 205.

Deserter-hunting in Floyd County,
Va., 385-391.

Devonshire, our folks from, 23.

Diggs, Governor, grant from, 26.

Dimmock, Captain Charles, 59.

Dimmock, Marion, 59.

District of Columbia, 119.

" Dixie " first heard, 157.

Domestic luxury great in South, 66.

Domestic servants unsurpassed, 60.

Donelson, Andrew J., candidate for
Vice-President, 71.

Douglas, George, a slave, 47.

Douglas, Stephen A., 71, 116, 118,
156, 157.

Dress of period, 1856-60, 66, 67.



Drunkenness on Eastern Shore, 1(5.
Dublin Depot, Va., 372, 373, 391.
Dudley, Rev. Jacob D., 137, 143, 144.
Dueling, the practice of, 94-97.
Dtinkards, the, 226.
Dunlop, Mr. James, of Petersburg,

317, 318.

Duryee, Colonel Abram, 110.
Dutch of New York, 237.

Early, General Jubal A M 227-229,

315, 395.

" East Lynne," the play, 93.
Eastern Shore, first settlement of, 14.
" Eat, drink, and be merry," 410, 411.
Echols, General John, 294, 2%, 298,

300.

Edgar s battalion, 302.
Ekeekes, Chief of Onancock, 27.
Eliza, my white nurse, 38, 46, 52, 460.
Elizabeth River, 153, 167, 196, 209.
Elliott, General, of South Carolina,

346, 352, 359.
Elliott s salient, 346, 352, 353,357, 359,

360.
Emancipation, many Southerners

working for, 113.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 134.
England, home of our people, 23.
English ancestors the best, 24-26.
"Enquirer," Richmond, 80, 90.
Episcopalians, 16.
Equipages, handsome, in Richmond,

67.
Ericsson, steamer, Seventh New

York Regiment on, 105.
Evacuation of Richmond and Peters
burg, first news of, 412-416.
Evans family, 17.

Evans, Cadet, color-bearer, 298, 302.
Ewell, General R. S., 330, 332, 427,

428.
"Examiner," Richmond, 171, 177.

Falls of the James, 14.

Fanatics, what they are, 49.

Farmville, 426-4:56.

Father Ritchie, 90.

Faulkner, Charles J., cadet and sen
ator, 273, 275, 301.

Field, General, 330.

Fighting among Richmond boys, 58.

Fighting ground, V. M. I., 253.

" Fighting in the Union," 158.

Fighting prevalent on Eastern Shore,
16.

Fillmore, President Millard, 71.

Finnev family, 29.

First lessons, 48.

First love, 48.



468



INDEX



First settlement of Eastern Shore, 14.

First Virginia Regiment, 106-112,
120, 124.

Fiske, John, 239.

Fitchett family, 17.

Five Forks, 412.

Flanner, Captain, 360.

Flat Creek, 425.

Fleet, Captain A. F., 318.

Fleming family of West View, 139.

Flower de Hundred, 14.

Floyd County, deserter-hunting in,
385-391.

Floyd, General John B., 170, 171.

Forrest, Commodore, 194, 195.

Fort Calhoun, 167, 196.

Fort Norfolk, 162.

Fort Sumter, 159, 160.

Fort Wool, 167, 196.

Fortress Monroe, 11, 167, 197, 209.

Foster, General, 182, 185-187.

Fourth of July, 105.

Fowle, Mrs., of Alexandria, 69.

Franklin County, 212.

Franklin Street, Richmond, 67.

Frederick the Great, sword of, 129.

Freesoilers of Kansas, 115.

Fremont, John C., 72.

Fry, Major, 188.

Furniture, sumptuous among South
erners, 66.

Gaits of Albemarle, The, 139.

Game on Eastern Shore, 14.

Games and sports of eastern shore
man, 16.

Garnett, Dr. A. Y. P., 3, 166, 415,
460.

Garrison, William Lloyd, 134.

Garrett, Cadet, 301.

Gauley River, 170.

Gayety under desperate conditions,
396.

Genesee valley, 138.

German population of Virginia, 236.

German prisoners, 291.

Germantown, the ship, 160.

Gettysburg, 272, 329.

Gibbons, General, 324.

Gibbs, Hampton, 360.

Gibson, Colonel J. T., 119.

Gilham, Colonel William, 102, 103,
261.

Gillett family, 17.

Glade Spring, Va., 373.

Glen Cove, the steamer, 107.

Gloria landing, Rio de Janeiro, 2.

Goffigon family, 17, 29.

Goldsbrough, Commodore, 182.

Goochland County, 137, 212.



Goochland Troop, 146, 147.
Goode, Colonel J. Thomas, 346, 359.
Gordon, General John B., 320, 339.
Gosport Navy Yard, 160, 172, 195,

*-OtJ.
Gouverneur, Samuel L., and family,

105.

Governor s election, 1855, 55.
Government House, Richmond, 57.
Gracie, General Archibald, 358.
Graham family, 239.
Granger craze, 54.
Grant, General U. S., 239, 285, 291,

302, 308, 319, 326, 353, 354, 365, 427.
Gravesend, England, first of family

sailed from, 28.
Grays, Richmond, 110.
Great Eastern, 154.
Greeley, Horace, 134.
Green, Colonel, 188.
Greenback craze, 54.
Green Bay, 419.

Greene, Lieutenant S. Dana, 204.
Greensboro, N. C., 448.
Guard of the Metropolis, the, 59.
Guiteau, Charles, 131.
Gulf Stream, 14.

Halifax Court House, 442, 448, 457.
Halleck, General H. W., 1-9.
Hammond s Landing, 185.
Hampton, Va., 11, 197.
Hampton, General Wade, 328, 330,

332.

Hampton Roads, 11, 154, 167, 196.
Hancock, General W. S., 354.
Hanna, Cadet Lieutenant, 302.
"Happy Land of Canaan, The,"

song, 136, 168.

Hardee, General W. J., 175.
Harper s Ferry, 118, 135.
Harrisons of Ampthill, 139.
Harrisons of Clifton, 139.
Harrisons of Elk Hill, 139, 147, 148.
Harrison, President Benjamin, 239.
Harrison, Burton, 215, 401, 444, 445.
Harrison, Captain Julien, 147, 148.
Harrison, Dr. Randolph, 69.
Harrisonburg, Va., 291, 308.
Harvie, Captain Edwin, 449.
HaskeU, Captain John C., 340, 360.
Hatch, Hon. W. H., of Missouri,

409.

Hatteras Inlet, 175.
Hawkins, Colonel Rush, 189.
Haxall, Dr. Robert W., 70.
Haxall, Miss Lucy, 69.
Heath, Roscoe B., 70.
Henrico Light Dragoons, 106.
Henricopolis, 14.



IYDEX



Henry, Judge James, 27.

Henry, Mary, 27.

Henry, Patrick, 99, 100, 238.

Henry, a slave of Colonel Preston,

375-378.

"Herald," New York, on the John

Brown verdict, 130.
Heth, General Harry, 328-330.
High Bridge, Va., 425, 428, 435.
Hill, Captain A. Govan, tactical

officer of cadets, 299.
Hill, General A. P., 326, 327, 301-

361.

Hobsons of Eastwood, 139.
Hobsons of Howard s Neck, 139.
Hobsons of Snowden, 139.
Hog-killing time, joys of, 144, 145.
Hoke, General, 330, 354.
Hollywood Cemetery, 107, 189.
Hopkins, Captain Stephen, 30, 48.
Hospitals in Richmond, 394.
Hotels, in South, why worthless, 65.
Houston family, 239.
Howardsville, Va., 137.
Howell, the Misses, of the "White

House set," 403.
Hubards of Buckingham, 139.
Huger, General Benjamin, 175-180.
Hungers Creek, 18.
Hunter, General David, his raid,

310.

Ignorance in the South, false ideas

about, G3, 64.
Ildefonso, Dr. 6, 7.
Indians, 10, 11, 14.
Irish, the hostility of Know-Nothings

to, 53.

Irish terriers, 44.

Italian skies on Eastern Shore, 22.
"It clamor et agmine facto," 439-

441.

Jackson, Andrew, 239.

Jackson family, 239.

Jackson, General "Mudwall," 379.

Jackson, "Stonewall," 58, 61, 102,

103, 169, 238, 240, 261, 268-270,

330, 331, 356.
James I., King, 11, 13.
James II., King, 2:36.
James River, 11, 63, 137, 196.
James River valley, 137, 140.
James River and Kanawha Canal,

138.

Jamestown, 13, 14.
Jamestown, the steamer, 106, 199,

205. .
"James River low grounds," 137-

140.



Jefferson, Cadet, killed, 302.
Jefferson, Thomas, 54, 99, 100.
Jetersville, Va., 416, 417.
Jim, the butler, 122, 208, 210.
"John Brown s Body," the song,

136.
"Johnny conies Marching Home,"

the song, 440.
Johnson, Captain, and his coolies,

Johnson, General Bushrod, 346, 354,

358, 361, 434.
Johnson, " Monkey," 30.
Johnston, General Joseph E., 169,

170, 176, 215, 449-453.
Johnston, Mrs. Joseph E., 449.
Johnston s army, 448, 453-457.
Jones, Lieutenant Catesby, of the

Virginia, 195, 202, 204.
Jones, Cadet, killed, 302.
Jordan, Colonel, of North Carolina,

182, 183.
Joynes family, 17, 29, 31.

Kanawha valley, 170.

Kansas, troubles in, 115.

Kemper, General James L., 323,

328, 329.

Kennard family, 17, 29.
" Kentucky gentleman would never

take away a bottle," 453.
Kentucky thoroughbreds, 67.
Kickotan, 11.

Kictopeke, Indian chief, 10.
King, Vice-President William R.,

48. ^

Kinship on Eastern Shore, 16.
Kite-flying, political, 55.
Knights of the Golden Horseshoe,

235.

Know-Nothing campaign, 53-57.
Knox, General Henry, 238.

Lacy s Springs, 285.

Lafayette College, Easton, Pa., 238.

Lambert, Rev. Mr., 8.

Lambert s Point, 164, 167, 196, 209.

Lampkin, Captain, 360.

Laughing King of Accawmacke, The,
10, 11, 15.

Laurel Brigade, 285.

Leatherbury family, 17.

Ledlie, Major-General, 354, 356.

Lee, General Custis, 427, 428.

Lee, General Fitzhugh, 328, 330, 333,
337, 425, 426, 438.

Lee, General Robert E., 6, 104, 132,
133, 170, 177, 193, 215, 228, 288,
302, . 508, 326, 328, 330, 331, 340,
345, 359, 361, 393, 428, 436.



470



INDEX



Lee, General W. H. F., 328, 330,

333, 425.

Lee, Light Horse Harry, 334.
Lee family, 10, G9.
Lee s army, 59, 161, 260, 297, 330.
Legare, Sidney, 92.
Lewis, Andrew, 98.
Lewis, John, 238.
Lexington, Va., 100, 231, 233, 234,

310.

Liberty Hall Academy, 238.
Libraries, private, in Virginia, 64.
Lincoln, Abraham, 75, 116, 118, 131,

134, 144, 157-160, 454.
Lincoln, news of assassination of,

454, 455.

Littleton family, 17.
Logan, Governor, of Pennsylvania,

236.

Logans of Dungeness, 139, 279, 283.
Lomax, Colonel, 161.
Lomonizoff, Baron, 6.
Long, General, 339.
Longfellow, H. W., 134.
Longstreet, General James, 327.
Louis Napoleon, 92.
Luray Gap, 295.
Lynch, Commander, 182.
Lynchburg, Va., 137, 313, 416.
Lynnhaven Bay, 167.
Lyons, Mary Power, 69.
Lyons, Mr. and Mrs. James, 69, 70,

75.

McCabe, Captain W. Gordon, 354.
McCausland, General John, 268, 310.
McClellan, General George B., 170,

171, 177, 214.
McClungs, The, 239.
McDowell, Cadet, killed, 306.
McDowells, The, 239.
McFarland, Mr. and Mrs., 69, 70.
McKinley, President William, 239.
McLaughlin, Major, 296, 300.
McLaughlins, The, 239.
Mahone, General William, 268, 319-

327, 330, 361, 372, 428.
Mahone s brigade, 364.
Male attire in 1856-60, 66.
Mallory, Colonel Francis, 322.
Mallory, Hon. Stephen, Secretary

of the Navy, 402, 445.
Malvern Hill, 214.
Manassas, 162, 168, 178.
Manchester, Va., 457.
Marshall, Chief Justice John, 99.
Marshall, Colonel Charles, 342, 428.
Marshall, General Humphrey. 403,

404.
Mary Anne, a slave, 39.



Maryland, State of, 11, 18, 29, 30,

Mason, George, 99, 334.
Mason, Hon. John Y., 92.
Massachusetts and John Brown, 133.
Massanutten Mountains, 295.
Meade, General George G., 353, 356,

358, 360, 463.
Mechanicsville, Va., 214.
Mecklenburg Resolutions, 238.
Meherrin, Va., 417, 419, 422.
Merrimac, the ship, 160, 172, 191,

193, 206, 209, 212.
Merrimac and Monitor, 191-205.
Merritt, Cadet, wounded, 299.
Methodists, 16.

Mexican War, 2, 4, 6, 30, 31, 268
Michaux, of Michaux s Ferry, the,

139.

Milford Station, 308.
Minnegerode, Rev. Charles, 70.
Minnesota, the ship, 198, 201.
Minor, Lieutenant R. D., 195, 201,

202.

Mobile, Ala., 161.
Mohawk valley, 138.
Monacon country, 235.
Monitor, appearance of, 202, 205.
Monroe, President, 104, 112, 199.
Montgomery, Ala., 161.
Montgomery Guard, 110.
Moores of Rockbridge, 239.
Morson family, 69.
Morsons of Dover, the, 139, 143.
Moseley family, 152.
Mott, General, 324.
Mount Airy, 304.
Mount Custis, 29.
Mount Jackson, 302.
Mount Prospect, 29.
Mules used for equipage, 67.
Munford, Rev. William, 69.
Music, at entertainments in South,

68.
Myers, Major William B., 402.

Nag s Head, N. C., 180, 181, 189.
Nandua Creek, Va., 18, 26.
Nansemond River, Va., 167, 196.
Napoleon III., 92.
National patriotism in Virginia in

1858, 98.

" Navy Hill Cats," Richmond, 59.
Navy Yard at Norfolk, evacuation

and burning of, 162, 164.
Negro troops, first encounter with,

366 ; enlisted by Confederacy, 394,

306.

Nelson, Captain, of the Phoanix, 10.
Nelson, General Thomas, 99.



INDEX



471



New Hampshire, 237.

Newman, Isaac, sharpshooter, 349,

350.

Newmarket, Va., battle at, 294.
Newport, Captain, 235.
Newport News, 197.
New York, 10, 14, 17, 105-112.
New York Marine Artillery, 182.
New York regiments, 105, 107, 182,

199.
Norfolk, Va., 17, 40, 152, 154, 157,

160, 101, 107, 109, 175, 195, 200,

209, 211, 365.
Northampton County, Va., when

formed, 15.

North Carolina, coast of, 175, 206.
North Carolina regiments, 186.
Norwood, Colonel, 18.
Nottingham family, 17, 29, 30.

Occahannock Creek, 18.

Oceanic, the steamer, 154.

Ochiltree, Colonel Thomas P., 402,
403.

" Old Bald," Colonel J. T. L. Pres
ton, 201.

Old Dominion, 17.

"Old Gill," Colonel William Gil-
ham, 201.

" Old Jack," Stonewall Jackson, 201.

Old Plantation Creek, Va., 18.

" Old Polly," General R. E. Colston,
201.

" Old Spex," General F. H. Smith,
245, 201.

" Old Tom," Colonel T. H. William
son, 201.

Oliver, Captain, 154.

Onancock Creek, 18, 27, 48.

kt Only," my father s home, 27, 28.

Ord, General, 354.

" Oregon Hill Cats," Richmond, 59.

Organ Mountains, 2.

Ould, Major Robert, 409.

" Our American Cousin," first seen,
66.

Page, Major Legh R., 409.

Page family, (59.

Palmer, Rev. Dr., of New Orleans,

145.

Panic, creating a, 426, 427.
Parke, General, 182, 187, 188.
Parker, Lieutenant-Commander, 200.
Parker, Captain W. W., of Parker s

Battery, :UO.
Parker family, 17.
Parramore family, 17.
Pate, Henry Clay, captured by John

Brown, 126.



Patton, George, 300.
Fatten*! brigade, 298.
Paul, Colonel Samuel, 361.
Paulding, Commodore, 161.
Paxton, General, burial of, 267.
Paxtons, the, 239.
Pegram, General John, 69.
Pegram, Colonel William J., 59, 340.
Pendergast, Lieutenant, 200.
Penii heiresses, 69.
Pennsylvania, the ship, 160.
Percival, Captain, U. S. N., 211.
Periodicals, 64.
Peterkin, Rev. Joshua, 70.
Petersburg, 206, 297, 315, 317 ; mine
at, 351 , 352 ; evacuation of, 412-416.
Philadelphia, 10, 17, 33, 34, 46, 78.
Phillips, Wendell, 134.
Pickett, General George E., 69, 330,

3:w, ;539.

Pickett s division, 329, 428.

Piedmont, Va., (53.

Pierce, President Franklin, 48, 49, 89,
239.

Pig Point Battery, 167.

Pimlico Sound, 175.

Pitts family, 17.

Pizzini, Cadet, 302.

Pleasants, Colonel Henry, mining
engineer, 353.

Pocomoke River, 11, 18.

Pomegranates on Eastern Shore, 4.

Pontoon bridge across river at Rich
mond, 457.

Poore, Ben : Perley, 211.

Porter, Midshipman, 186.

Portsmouth, Va., 209.

Pottawatomie massacre, 126.

Poulson family, 17, 30.

Powhatan, 11, 13.

Prentice, Clarence, 403.

Presbyterians, 15.

Preston family, 219, 239.

Preston, Captain Frank, 293.

Preston, Colonel J. T. L.. 261.

Preston, Colonel Robert T., 372, 391.

Preston, Captain Samuel, 360, 3(57,
368.

Price, Professor Thomas R., 69.

Prices of commodities, 1864-65, 392.

Prince of Wales, visit of, 155, 156.

Princess Anne County, 158.

Public Guard of Virginia, 59, 74, 106.

Public schools in South, why none,
64.

Public spirit lacking, 65.

Puritan blood, 34.

Raleigh, the, 196, 201.
Randolph, Hon. George W., 70.



472



INDEX



Randolph, John, his home, 441, 442.

Rappahannock River, 11.

Raritan, the ship, 160.

Reagan, Postmaster-General J. H.,
402, 445.

Reams s Station, 328. -

Rebel Will and Testament, 461,
462.

Redwood, Cadet, 297.

Reed, Cadet, wounded, 299.

Reeve, Major John, 455, 456.

Reno, General, 182, 187, 188.

Reveille, 254-256.

Rhodes, General, 268.

Richmond, Va., 13, 38, 39, 43, 57, 63,
71, 118, 137, 212, 309, 310, 315, 328,
392, 393, 396, 457 ; news of evacua



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