In telling this plain and unvarnished story I have been aided by the diary, or rather the diaries, which I kept during the war, and from which I have freely quoted, just as they were written, without recasting the sentences, or improving the style, or toning down the sentiments they contain. I have also reproduced an article written many years ago by request, and published in the Southern Historical Society Magazine, telling the story of the part taken at Gettysburg by the Third Brigade of Johnson's Division, Ewell's Corps.

It has not been my purpose to write a history of the campaigns in which I took so humble a part, but simply to present a few pen and ink sketches of the life and experience of a Confederate soldier, in the hope that I may thereby contribute in some small degree to a better understanding of the spirit of the epoch--both of the soldiers who fought the battles, and of the people on whose behalf they dared and suffered what they did.

He used to be a bad boy but now he’s settled down and has a really good job as the head of security – protecting us from the pesky hostiles that live out in the jungle and want to kill us all for no apparent reason.

Text scanned (OCR) by Carlene Hempel Images scanned by Carlene Hempel Text encoded by Jill Kuhn and Natalia Smith First edition, 1999 ca. We may not forget --we veterans of the Civil War--that the best of our life and work lies behind us: morituri salutamus.

All double right and left quotation marks are encoded as " and " respectively. Spell-check and verification made against printed text using Author/Editor (Soft Quad) and Microsoft Word spell check programs. Departure from the University--En route for Baltimore--News of martial law in that city--A letter--Arrival at Winchester--Decision to enter the army--Expectation of battle at Darksville--My first dinner in camp--First Maryland Infantry--Col.

All single right and left quotation marks are encoded as ' and ' respectively. Page vii I HAVE set down in the pages that follow some of my experiences and observations during my service with the Army of Northern Virginia, first as a private soldier, then as a staff officer, and finally as a chaplain in the field. George Steuart--The forced march from Winchester to Manassas Experiences on the march--Letter to my mother--A letter from home.

If you see Tony Almeida and he isn’t being tortured by terrorists tell him he’s a daddy. But actually, the last three were in the 21st century so in a sense they don’t count… To tell you the truth, I’m a little worried about my relationship with Sawyer/James/La Fleur. Of all the years she could have time traveled to why did it have to be this one? Gee, now that I think about it, there’s a lot of shit I don’t know about that’s going on around here.

It might have something to do with Jenna Elfman being a Scientologist but I dunno. Sawyer/James/La Fleur and before that Jack and before that Ben and before that the married guy that Ben killed – I am such a slut. We love our Southland; we are Southern men; but we are glad that sectionalism is dead and buried, and we claim our full part in working out the great destiny that lies before the American people. The soldiers of the Southern Cross have long ago bowed to the decree of Almighty God in the issue of the great conflict. We thank God that to-day the sun shines on a truly reunited country.800K Academic Affairs Library, UNC-CH University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1999. But whatever of life remains to us we have long ago dedicated to the service of our common country.© This work is the property of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. We joyfully accept our share in the responsibilities, the opportunities, the strenuous conflicts, of the future, against foes within and without, for the moral and material glory of our country. In connection with the Gettysburg campaign, I have undertaken to discuss the much mooted question of the action of Gen. I am not, in these pages, brooding over the ashes of the past.