"Peculiarly distinguished among the advance guard, where all were distinguished, must be recorded . . . Private J. W. Brown, of Company F, First Georgia Regiment, who, upon hearing the order to fall back, exclaimed, 'I will give them one more shot before I leave,' and while ramming down his twenty-ninth cartridge fell dead at his post." - General Henry R. Jackson in his report of the Battle of Greenbrier River.

Friday, February 3, 2012

We Are Not Amused

General Jackson has received the "Romney Petition," sent through channels.  Good soldier that he is, "Stonewall" forwards it on to his commanding officer, General Joseph E. Johnston - with the following notation:

Winchester, February 4, 1862

Respectfully forwarded, but disapproved.

Major-General, Commanding.
This weekend I will be at the Chickamauga Civil War Show in Dalton, Georgia.  I invite everyone to stop by the Mercer University Press table to say hi.

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