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4 2 'm?? '),:? PAPERS RETURNED AFTER ill YEARS Talc of How tlio (?!.1 Sbtdrcrs Fight thc War (Jver Acam. ONCEENEMIES; NOW FRlENDS Incidentaiiy Some Very Intercst ing War History ls Bjought to thc Surface. ?Edltor of The TImes-Blspatch: . Sir.?It is witii pleasure thal 1 pay tribute t" Colonel M. B. Blrdseyc, ?i Fayetteville, Now Ycrk. I flral becanio B.i quali tc I (?) with the colonel w.-t-s in 1S64; he was connectcd wltli tho Harrla Light Cavalry, of New i'ork, and 1 wns Contederate chlef of ocouts. My first knowledge c-f hlm was through the followlng llatterlng Incidont: 1 had presented to o love!;.- young Indy Miss cjertrnde McMurran, r idlng nea.. Ske'nker's Ford, Re '1 ahannock county, Vn.. n rtm horse. Soon 1 reafter Col? onel Blrdsc; cam. . with !.>?? troopers. and scclna thls anlmal. fclt BOtncwhal i ivetoui thereof and was threatenlng to decamp 1 r. with v. i Mlss Gertriide i xpostulated. and In? formed Col. nei Blrdscye 1 Captain Shadburne gave hct f ? where upon the colonel proposed to Ulsa Gcr trudo thal the captaln should bring out twelve ph ked mc n and ln n like num .*h.-r. nnd dgh't f'ir tho horse, the vlctor bccorhlng possessor thereof. To thls tho young lady rcadlly aKreed. bul th. Captain Shadburno hai" c if thi Mh ., he would ow her to and ?h I it 1 was m no vi . ?? . ? u .?? . eyer capturod tho colonel I .-'.? u d tr. al him kindly, whlch li tred her would certainly bo done, but t t< fortunes of war decreod otherwiso and the colonel aiiiiin-t bectuno, my oaptor, of ?whlch tho followlng ls o brlof narra tlvo: Tn July, 1861, as was my wont, the enomy's lines wero my hablt'at, and many n s< ? ne wi tlu rc enacl. d. So, one dark nu.niiiii-', ns we wi" alwiit ari-ing from ou rearthy pallots for another day's adventure, wo were star tled by onemy, who had Btolen upon us all unawaiys, and we were suddenly Burroundcd and ful? ly* awakened by tlio eraeks of rlilee nnd whlzzlng of bullets; tho enemy was led by tho Indefatlgabli Colonel Birdseye, who had ferretted us oul where and when we thought wo we\< ni'ost secure, nnd but for the tinielj ?warnlng of otie of my ecouts. Cleol from Texas, he surely would have been enptured. As it wns. my trlen. and ai?jlnc rnj.tr ol oi ra giaaseB, .'i senw.?.l 1*> -n?e"T?y Mlss S^alll. Dlckersor of fllaryu's- Heigbts, Va., and eBcapc without my mllltary jacket and boot. ln my Btocklng-feet, l called my boy ? -..-?-tii. r nnd pursued tho colonel an his men Bomo mx mlles, and was with in a fow hundred yards of him who ,?, , ntered hls camp lines and wa saf'-. l'rnm that time. July, 1864, untl recently l never knew who lt was tha so rudoly dlBturbed my Blumbors thu ii Forwi )?,-? been mora zenlmis ln his dutliea thnn thla iniin. P, M. li. YOfNO. Brig.-Crenl. Corhmandlng DlviBipn. Lteadquartera Cavalry Corps, Aprll 13. 1SH4. ncapoctfully forwnrdod. f cohcttr In n?. high bptnloo eitprcBsml of Sergeatit Shadburne. Tlio nbjoction, howovor, to Biiclt an orgnnlzatlon ln thnt mnny man will be Incorporated who nre ontlroly imiii for Buch duty; tlio very na.ture <?f tho aervl.'equlroa it to ln; parformee) by amdll dotached porttes: tho condl Clon nf the coun,try mokua tlio maln trnnnco of aucli n foroe nn imiinssi hiilty if kept tog.-ti^r. it, in.ore.pver, would e-ut tilT ii aourco nf suppiy of i-.-rrults te? tho companlea riiisod ln thbsa countloa, which thoao samo nion might be lnducad to joln. J. K n. STUART. Mujor-Getieral, Headqurtrtera Army N. Vn.. .1 I April. 1S64. Respectfully fprwafded. Tho ro marks of Major-Qenetal Stuart nre concurred in. 11. B. l.KR, Ooncrnl. Respectfully returned. Tlie depart? ment Invarlnbly dectlnes' to grant au thorlli.-H to form new eonrmands. The remarka of Gonoral Stuart ara np pioved. By comtnand of tbe Secretary nf War, SAM'L MKLTON. April 20. lSG-l. Mnjnr nn.l A. A. Q. Arcpmpanying these papers, our friend the colonel wrlteg In part as fedlows: Fayottovllle, N. Y? July 10. loor,. My ti.-nr Frlond Shadburne,?InclOBCd hereln ls tho mucli-talkcd-of documont that I to'ik from your aaddlebags that cventful .Tuly morning In lKfi-i. ThiH paper was in a ellary bearirig tlie name e; !>. Shadburne. The dlory I turned over t? dlvlslon headquarters. I have always consldered thls llttlo plece nf paper a ourloslty and of wonderful Inti rest, bearlng as lt dn"5 tho in dorsements of buc- woll-kno-wn gon . rals as 11. B. Lee. J. B. R- Stuart. P. M. B. VnmiK and .1. B. C.nrdon. and 1 reallse liow you, ns nn old soldier, must value tlie good oplnion and ap proval of your brigade, dlvlsion, corps and army commander. Much as I disllke to part wlth thls relie- of tbe Clvll War, I feel that bo twi .11 man nnd man it bolongs to you aml it ls a pleasure and aatlsfactloi t-. plai ?? lt In your bands uft>-r forty two ) bars. Replylng to your inqulry as to how i found you und your oominand thai early morning In July, lSGS. I wil endcavor to brlelly stnto my recollec tlons of that little Biirprlse party tha 1 arranged for your special benefit. I. at the Uma, was a squadron com mandi r In the Second New York Cavalrj illirris Llght), and. with my seiuaelroi ? ?;' alxty-odd men, waa on a three daya tour of pi-'ie. t duty on what we knew us the Fort Powhatah Road, and Bome mUei from our regimental camp. Tbla was * mountcd vidette l.ne, and tliere seemed te bc an operi space of about-three mllei between tho Fedcral and Confederate plckct liri.j. When I relieyed the olfleei uf his llne I was by him cautloned ti look out for Shadburna and his men, wln sepmed qulte ui horne luside our plcke llnes, purli'tilurly at night. As the re sult of a thorough search in that see tlon a darky was found who liad si-i Shadburne and his men, and I o sati llial th ? Sunday before ShadbUI ne wa; making hls headquarters at a farmhoua a couple of mil<:s OUUlde our plckct llne where ho kept hls horsea and slcpt ii the doorj'ord. So about m'ldnight, taklni LicuUm'ant Georgo Uouston and twelv men, wlth thla negro as a guido, I lc-f e>ur outpost, dismountod, and r.-.ulil found your rendezvoua, but not wiihou ularinlug one of your men, who aeeme tovbo up tcpd.lng your horses, whlch war eatliig corn Iu the car on tho groune Ulld the sound of this nltru.-t.-d our at tentlbn In the stftlness of tho night. You man (Ired on us, and r'an to the houe and doiu-yai.l. from which soon came rpsilade of pisl >i ahots. Having the houa w.-li surrounded, wo plleej Into the dooi yaid, iiiiej there captufed bno man i . have forgotten liis nanvo). Another ma .-<-n to fail, apparently wounded, ln ?.t into the bushes and gj>t away i the darkneas. We got sovcral Ijorsi (slx, If my raemory servea mo rightlj nnd aets of uorse caulpmenta, two doubh bnrrel shotguna; a iii-ld glass und aeveri r?svolver8, One of tiie luUer now huni in my dinlng-room: It Is navy six.--, u iniih.tiou ('..lt rpvolver, of the klnd so lo hav.- been mnde in England l'or tl Confedi rato goyci^imeht. Stampi-d em tl barrel is thc maker'a name?"Lcecli Hlsson, c. S. A." But for 'ii.< bra mountlng it lonks nme-h llko tlie Colt Navy, Tho shotguna were muzzle-londo of Knglish make, One had a niendi stock. uu Uie stoe-k of ono was InLi 1, Ihe v. >rd "Rlchmond," imd on tbe oth WBS inlilld "r.-li'ishiirg." Tbe lutter gavo io Lleutenant Uouston, but bo suns wero atolen from the ciieckroom Willard'a Hotel, In Wushlngton, in A a j Buat, i-.,i. I had checjccd iheni thcr .. ' exjiectlng to expresa them home.- tho i< ,t I lowing day, .1 j Tho prisonej- told roo that ho thoug ,r j li was Sbadburiio who was vyounded a i. escaped Into (ho buslics near the houi ?r nnd laler i waa told by some citlzcn ? 1 Lhiil tlon thai Shadbumo dled - wouni reeel.hai night, So I li i Itlteel yoil os .!.-...] all llii-s,- v.-ars, nn d l !~i Octobi i. wlien Mr. Rlngolel An ;, of Mosby'a inen, oi Woodvll ?!.i mo thai you wore still on eari ld he w nild ' nde'avor to locato v< ?ih Ictti i from liis glves hla bxn :n lindlng you, Klad you woro n u wore nol had killeel. and ln wounded. 1 sh wlll 1.. cpcel to hour fn u. h ir-time si-i-ap. Whal llll.. ?r th thnt prl nnpr a nainei i am romlmled of s..m thlng llko Llndaay. 1 turnod him ov lo Gnnbral Wllson, our dlvlslon coi mandor. ni.i Mr. ArmstronB toll y nt inv vlslt iu Rappahiinnoek eoun Va.. laat i?i.-lolu'i-V 1 was Vlaltillg .\ Vlgla nnd fainilv. Vlgls aerved G'obh'H LQgion, aml I had i-arrh-d i. li tti :? of hls forty-ono yeara I roro i found him. Thla letter i BWi ? th.'arl. MlSB Ann!,- l-'i-h.-r, ||vl near Sperryvlllo, \'a.. hud glvon me, May. ??;;, to mail l'or h.-r. 1 illd l mail R, belng UU l.asy as a la.y l;|||| siuikea ai tho tlme, iniiklng inv . ? ? i- ln i'.v'i di rate uiilform from : rjson ln i.vn. i burg, Vn . throu . ? r.o mt>.-(., 1,, Harpor'a For i irump I i ? asfully madi in ai und iiKiu.i-ii nighis. h igl i i ao. tlon oi cMPiod by M 1 ty's und WhHo'a I'aiti-aii.-. i wna oi turod hy mon of Hosrcer'f, I,nurel Brl gndo at Todd*H Tavern, Vn., Mny S, "04, nnd tnncle my osenpo from a mllltary prlson in J.ynrhburg, Vn., Muy U, '84. Thls remlncls me that somo ycmrB Blnce I tiint n flfih N.-w Vork mvnlry 11111)1, who hnd served ns iiront, and he clulineil thnt he nl one timo hnd you iih II prisoner on a l'edernl hnt-go ncar t'H.v Polnl, Vn., nnd that you niiide your eacapo frnm tho hnat. Waa thnt so? Trust Ing thnt T may henr from you soon, 1 am Vouni sln.-erely, M. B. BIHOSKYK. The lnst InfOfmatlon wns true. I wns a prisoner ln Irons nn board the prleon barge Wnikli ln tho spring of 18(16, nnd from theuee mmlo my oseape. t wns not wound.'d ln Ihe llttle osoa pade with our frlend. tlie eolonnl, nnd am now nn uetlvn prac-lltloner nt Iho San FrninU'in >har. huving heen a law? yer ever slnco ISfi". II givi.'S me grent sat.lsfnetlon If I ean inld one fenther to tho plunie of tho gailant, Indeffltlgnble, goneroue.t and 1 trust. liiinilsmile Colonel Ulrclx byo. 1 trust ho may never regrot hls magnnrilmlty to a fallen fne, nnd mny our Divlne Master fully reward hlm for his gOpd deods Ih tho wlsh and prayer of hls frlend, ..??.,, GKOUGK D. SllAPBURNIS. Kan Franeiaco, pol RHCOLLECTIONSOF FLAG OF VIRGINIA One Rresented to Seeond Regi ment Virginja Cavalry, and How lt Was Receivcd. Thls story, connected with our State (ing, Will brlng back memorles of scones enaoted by the surVIvora of our denr old reglment, the Seeond Virglnla Cavalry of the Army of Northern Vir? glnla. Lato in tho evenlng of the 12th of December. 1SC3, when Ihe chllly wln.ls wero blowlng fresh over the snow-clad hills of Culpeper and Albomarlo. we arrlved nenr Charlottesvllio, oxpectlng to go Into winter quarters, und to but Id huts, ns had beon done hy Col? onel C. O. Theodorle Biand for tlie Biitish prisoners of General I'hlllips'a army, captured at Saratogu and Ipcatad here In sight of tlie home ot the Sitge of Monticeilo ln I77ii. Hopes ran high for a pleiisant resplte. and the .lieiir injr rocoptlon accorded to us by the fnir ladies ln wel.ning Company K bac-k to thelr homo* in Albemarle. ina.ii' a ploasing lmpresslon. The next day the mall hoy was crowded wltli Ictters to tho denr ones at home, tell Ing of liopes of quiet and visits antici patod, with eomforts to be sent to us. lc<ng slnco almost forgotten. Tho pre lirhinorles had beon arrangod, but ln a few short Uiurs a mlghty change came over the splrlt of our dreanis. The followlng mornlng, tho 14th of December. whon mnny of tho men had been granted leavo to vlslt the clty. a telegram arrlved at lieadQitarters an nounctng Avorlll's raid, but lt had been so well nrrangod as to my:-tify our otll elnls. Bugle at headquarters pealed long and loud. "rfaddle up; saddlo up: water your horsos; glve them somo bay, and got them all ready for mov tng to-day." Next came a circular order, "Druw three-days' ratlons, and be ready to movo at the earliest liiomont praetlca ble; each trooper to provide hlmself with a full couipiement of ammuni tioti." I-:aeh regimental ancl company bugler was posted off to thc clty to sound the assembly, to call tho men to camp. In a few hours everythlng was packed, and off we started over the Blue Itidge at Brown's Gap, and down ancl aeross to the Valley pike, nnd on to Mount Cr.iw ford. Hero confllcting orders came, which started us baek towards Staunton. When Withln Bix miles of that point wo worc oountermarched to Mount Orinyford agaln. The divorsion made by the enemy had thrown our command off thc- track. Then camo a rushlng order heading us for I^exingion, and ufter a good, hon? est moal we moved to Colllerstown, at the foot of the Aliogliany Mountalns. Up tliat iccberg, for the road was covered with ice and snow, and as sllck as glass, tho men were compelied to dismount ;uid tho danger from the horses sllpplng above you, sliding and scrambllng, wat worse thun belng *ln a cavalry melee whero there was a cluince to defond your aelf with arms. A aadder plight was never seen, und soldiers wero nover ir a worse condltlon, oven wlten Napolcor reueated ln Itussia. Arriving at tho top of this terribl. aseont, .a still worse fule set-med to foi low us." Bc-ing ordored back agaln riowi this c.-hasm, we had n rough tumblo t< tlie bottom of the mountaln. By thli timo rills were swollon into ragtng an< dangeroua waters. Many splendlcl ole steeds bad thelr logs broken, manj .sprnined, cut and hruiseel and me.do plt eoisly lamo. Back we moved to Buoh ntian and Flncastle, and then cjn toward: Covlngton; thence to Cullehan's and thi Warm Springs, whero, meeting with Gen er;d Imboden's cavalry, thu wlld chus' was given up. Half dozen eommunders hnd beei ! follud, Averill had dOUblod and ejudci thein ull under good guidc-H, and liui made g.ioii hls escape, IIoi-hos to thi Unlted states government wero of mbr.i avall than men. Not a drop of bloo. had been spilt by our men, but ou. Bufferlhg beyond duscription from coli and ruin, snow und hlgh waters, an. suanty ratlons for mt-n and bt-nHts, ii tlio suddle Bometimos a whole day am most of thu nlght; we had marcho. over three hundred mlles In twelv days aud had not. drnwn a trigger, bu our brlgado was absplutoly uned iq and hundreds of horses werci ruinec: Taklng u day of resl ut tho Wari Spring, wheii.. hay in plonty wus to b had, our ri-giim-nt, belng near ou homos, wus wlsely allowed to disban for a mniiiii to recrult, with ordera t roasseroble at Lynchburg II not unde un eincrgency call (o the front. At Fiiicastlo Iho reglmenfal mal wus found, und ln It cdmo the follow Ing lottor from that u'cl Uomau, hones John Leiiher, Governor of Vlrglnii to our Colonel T. T, Mimford, wltli hl reply pn behalf nf liis command: Rxccutlve Department, Rlchmond, *?'u.. Deo. It. 1863, Cblonol t. T. Mtinfoiii, Seeond Regi mont cif Virginia Cavulry, Army q Northern Virginia: Sir,?I have the pleBsun: of preacn1 Ing to you a llag for th" Seeond Kegl iiniit of Vlrginiu Cavalry, whleh ha kii long, wo falllil'ully. and wltli sur t I dUtlngulahed ablllty been comjnandc . I l.y you. The giillunt servlees n-nclirc . I by yourself and mon from the Ine.-i r | tlon of tho wnr to the present dn have Insplrc.'d ln mo us n Virglnla ,. nml as tho Bxoimtlvo <>f tho Cotnmoi . woalth, tho livelhst fe.-llng of prlil und nppreuiatlon. i havo niways r,-ii confldont thnt Vli glivla "iti'.-rs nnd Drlvaleu ln thia wt would proVO lli.'inselvi'H eiimil lo U besl troopa thui over graoed n aorvh or honored n battlorleld. I liavfl ni i.n dlsappointod, and now that I a uli'iiil ln i-etlre from ofllco 1 IV.-l p,|, ln il... larltlg tliat th.- Virglnla ot tl tlovolutioii of n;<i win nol furniah i nnlilnr or brlghter lilelory of herBo md hor m.iiK than ihe Vlrglnlu of 180 k*h Boforn thle war ulnill .-,,<! w, fferlng, niore"?j fnllcii tn us ?'"'"" in. in in .-nii-ii!.ii-d lo bravu iiii.i who wlll dufuud U wlili wplrlt, courngo nnd devotlon, whlch Vlr glnlans nover fall to oxhlblt. Truly youra, .fOlIN LETCHEH. Copy, Oct. 20, innfl. lIontlniliKterai Becond Virglnla Cuvnlry, ?Dtieomuet' 31, lstfl. To Hla Kxcelloncy, john Lokolior! Hlr,?Tho heaiitlful Htnti) llng ha Htowed by your Kxeolleney upon tho Hncnnd Regimont nf Vlrglllln. Cavalry, under my command, hns beon recelved. 1 thiink you 011 bohalf of tho regimont for tho eompllineiit uwnrded ltn olllcra nnd mon, und for niyself for your klnd ment Ion of my surrloes. lt is a prnud snllsfni-tlon to us tn hnvn hiid the prlvl legn of iildlng to ilefend vlrglnlu, and n pbasuro tn know that In dolng so wo huvn contrlhutad our slinre ln niuln tnlnlng a grent nml glorlous cause. In ncceptlng this Hug i fooi that 1 do not. pronilse too niiieh for my ollloei-fl und mon when I aaauro y.nur Hxocllenoy thnt you wlll not be dlsappolnted ln tlie splrlt, devotlon nnd courngo, thoy dlsplay |n pros.-rvlng thls emblem of Stato floyerelgnUy nnd mnliilalnlng with heaft the indopendohco of tho South. Adcopt nssiiratic-rs of the hlghest re? spect nnd wltli my best wlshes, belleve mo your most ohodlont snrvant. THOMAS T. MUNKORD, , Colonel Seeond Virglnla Cavalry., Copy October 26, 190B. When tho flng wns unfiirled the nld boys oheered lt to thc; oeho, nnd tho band reridcrcd, "Tlien Vou Wlll Hoinein lier Mo," wltli a feellng tliat toucttcd overy heart, nnd lt wlll he long re menibored by tlie regiment wltli a prldo whlch only mon can feel who have gunrded what hns hen Intrustod to them. It fliitlei-ecl cloflantly whorever we moved, and at tbe lnst flght ot Uio regimont at A ppoptatjtojd when lt en? tered tlio Lynchburg Rond, Sergennt Pnrker, Company F, was klllcd; Sum Smlth, of Cnnipnny I, c.olor-bearer's horso was klllcd: John Moon took the colors; Prlvntes .1. II. Bnlley, Company E. and Goodwin, Company G. wero woundod. The protldesl sn t Isfnotlon in us nll Is that tiin old Seeond Virginia held togothor en masso, moved to Lynch? burg, whero It wns organizod In Mny. 1861, nnd dlsha.ti.led upnn the same ground upon which It wns formed, with Vlrginla's flng atlll flontlng with Its "Slo Sempor Tyrannla" streamlng over Wt XV. H. AT.MOND, Lynchburg, Va., May I. 1007. ? HEROES OF MEXICO TOHAVETHEIRDAY Aged Warriors Will Have Prob? ably Their Last Reunion at Jamestown Exposition. Tho Jamestown Exposition 1ms ns signcrt August 23d as Mexlcan War Voterans' Day. nnd has offorecl tho use of tho Exposltlon Auditorlum or Qpn vontion Hall. The National Assnria tlon of the Veterans of tlie Mexlcan War will meet thero. There wlll he present veterans from many States. although tho avcrago ago ls now eighty-slx years. The reunion wlll bo notablo, belng a gathering of such old men to meet thelr comrades, in all probnMllty for thc last tlme, to ?eoall the incidents of the campalgn nf slxty years ago. In that anny thnt wont to Mcxioo?about 78,000 mon, regulars and voluntecrs? there are now only about 3,000 who survive, and tl:ose who ares ablo wlll no doubt makf an effort to be in at tendaneo at th" reunion. Colonel Louis F. Beeler. of Baltl? more, is the presldent of the Natlonal Associatlon of Veterans of tho Mcxi can War. H? was at Jamestown on the openlng day of the exposition. and completed the flnal nrrangements for the reunion on August 28d. Virginia had a line regimont in the Mexicon War. It wns known as tho First Regiment of Virginia Volunteers. The followlng roster of Company A of that regimont has been furnished hy Mrs. Jesslo I-tnndolph Smlth, of Hen derson, N. C, eommanchint of Carolina Camp. Daraea of 1S4S: Itobcrt G. Scott. captain: Thomas P. August, flrst lleutenant: William Gravatt, seeond lleutenant; Chnrles Bodoker, seeond lleutenant; Henry H. Tillman, first sergeant; Thomas E. Wat? kins, seeond sergeant; Kmile Rauxj sergeant; Peter C. Flournoy, sergeant James T. Cox, corporal; James AVinn corporal; Thomas C. Ball, corpornli Frc-de,rick Hacht, corporal; John C. Craft, musiclan; Jumes Templeton musioian. Pivates?iohn Atherton, Andrew J Plllson. Charles H. Brown, Mlles Btich anan, Edgar A. Barzlza, Jumes W. Bar ber, Abner G. Bohannon, Charles Brldgewater, Lafayette Corbin. Stephor C. Curry, John Cliallice, Jolu Doylo, Lowis Davls, James (3 Uavis, Jesso C. Drewry. John W Ellis, Joshua D. Fry, William Franeis Josiah Faulkner, James C. Gurrott Peter F. Hallman, Rlehar.l Hllliard, E J. Hatcher, Frederick Hall, W. H. Haw kins, John Holra, Woodson Haley, Al more Johnson, Noah Jowltt, John R Jones, A. A. Krishmann, Lewls I.ot tier, M. C. McKenney, Andrew A. Mon terjo, Lewls Maule, Pelaskl P. Merry mnn, John MeMann. Thomas Poe, Jolu .Ioc, I)or(istas Plerco, John A. Potts Murtin Qulnn, W. A. Roano, Henrj Rollberg, John H. Scott, Jumes Stagg James XV. Splllman, Charl'-a H. Vel llnc-s, Lewls XV. Wrenn, James S. Whlt low, Tliomas B. "Winston, Robinson li Wurron. Family Enhstments. Edltor of Tho Times-Dispatch: Sir.?In connectlon witli tlio questiot of the largcBt contrl'tnition from ti xfngle family to the Confcclerato Armj that of a famlly named White, oi Westmorelnnd county, deserves honor. aMe montion, lf lndeed, in somo re spects it does not stand unparalleled Thls famlly llved near Montross, anc withln two mlles of the birthplaco n Generul II. E, Xjeo. Tho hrotb'ors wer. six In nutnbe.r, and among them wor< two sets of twins. They -woro fin< speciments of vlgorous manHood, eaei of t.heni measurlng over six foot li lu-lght. Thoy enilsted ln Company C Forty-Sovonth Virglnla Inl'antry. Thel nauii'K and fale are as followa: Georgi 11. Whilo was killod ut Swven PJnoe wliilst bearing Genonil IVttigrew inidly woundod on IiIh huc-k; John W AVhite, woundod ut Andcrscin's Station Thomas S. Whlto, dled at I'uinp ClJf, ion ln 'Oll James F. Whlto, woiuldu. ut (icttyshurg, and dlod from wound al Lynchburg.; Josoph ('. Whlte woundod at Chanoollorsvlllc, dled frun wounds lu lUchiiMind; H. G, Wlilu woundod at Ctmncelloravillo and u Cold Harbor. AI u reiint meotlng of tho Wost mop-l.'ind t'ump of Coul'cclerato Vot iruiiH to lonslilor and perfect the roll of tholr nld cornpaiilpa, iln- "nb.>v fi.etw were stuloil nnd corroliornted h several survlvlng comrudos of thls re nmrkuble hand of brothpra. C. W. BKALIfl, Coiiiinandor WeHtmnrelutid Cunip, lliiKtio, Va., 1007, Force of Habit. what 1)1-111 Ki'IK-fllll. : ??Itcieruii ' Un- n-nmli of llie inllllury iitepV" "Hlllhty I'l-nllineiri't., Hi-iK'-um." w "Wrona! H'? aoventy-llvo ceiitlini'lnu "Very woll, moKeuni. I'H lot you havo for llntl" -"MwKKDiidnrfor lllutter. German Meteorologist Dead. |,of.i,?oi- vot) Heznld, dlr.-clor of tl riuyal MeieoroloKlciil liiMtltulW ln Bo iln. iiiwd niu otUur duy. m EGGLESTON FAMILY Ry roeiuest, wo ho.rb presont tlio cout of iirniK of tho Bggleston family, tis given for tho family of Kgloston, Cotlhcbttcut, ns desn-ndi'il from Rngot Kglestuii, horn in England, mnrrlnd Mary Talcott. and sottled 1C7I at Wlnd Hor, Conn., whore he dled. Though tlio Npw Bngland family spell tlio name witli but ono g, yet tho Vlrglnla Eggleatons claim tiu'in na of tho samo stock, nnd use thelr arma, Tho arma as shown, nro for Bggleston proper, bolng a qliartor of tlio ahlolel, In ronildtmtlon with thos.- of tho Talbotfl, of Bngland nnd Irelanil. henee, nlwnys tho crost of a Talbot'S head. Thoy nre do'scrlbcd aa" "on a abloi.i argont. a orosa, eoble, in tho Ilrst eiuartor of wlilch a fle-ur <le 11s, of tho scrond?Oreist: u Tul bot's hoad eraaed, sablo, eollar. <1 nrgont. Motto: In Cruee Halus. Kgglos toh ls a 'Welsfli name, an.l algnlllca tho "Keystonc of an Areh." Joseph Bggleston nnilcrnt'd from Wnies or Iroland, and sr-ttb'd near Hampton, Vn. Ho waa tho father of Joseph Kggloston, who llv.-el at "Fow liiitan." above Willhimsbiirg. Ifo was twlco marrled, hla flrst Wlfe fnanio im. known) leaving ono sr.n, Honjiunln Kp-glostnn, who Inhorlto.l tho family liuinslon e.f "I'.iwluitan." Hls second wlfo wns Ann Pettls, of Hanover eoiinty. who b.-ft llvo sons ? Joseph, .lohn, " Rlchard. Wllliam und Edward; ihwi two daughters, Uotsoy, .,,,,, -. John and E.lwurd Bettlod ln Hanover; Rlchard ln Powhatan, uml jQSepll and WilMam in Amellii rolinty. Joseph Eggleston, of Amolla, raar rloit Juditii Sogar, of Urbanna, John. of Hanover, marrled Botspy Carey. RK-hurd Bggleston nmr rled Reheeca Chuff, of Han? over. Wllliam, of Ain-iii'.. marrled Judlth Caroy, of Vorktown. Edward, of Hanover. marrled Retsey Walcs, ox samo county. Wllliam Eggloston, of Amolla, was father of tho followlng childron: Wllliam (who never mar? rled); Edward, Mathow, Rlchard, .Jeidltli, who marrled M.ije.r Joaoph E.; Anno, who marrled Mf. Hlckman, nml Joseph John Eggleston, of Hanovair, left ono daughter, who marrled Mathows Eggleston, from whom nre el.se-onded tho Raptls.-s and others. Kiehurd Eggleston marrled Mls? <.hurf, who wns grandmother ?.f Trent J-.g gioston. Joseph Bggleston, e.r Amelja, was father ..f Major Joseph Bggleston, of Bggtoaton; of Mrs. Jano Cocke, Mrs. Anno Hardway. Mrs. Mary Moado, und Mrs. Ellzabeth Archer. Major Joseph Eggleston \y^ flrst marrled tb Sally Meade, daughter of General Edward Meade. She dled at tbe a_:.- of twenty-flve, leaving three .-,;???- riari-s. Wllliam und Edward. His second wlfe wai. Judlth Carey Eg Bleston, hls flrst cousln. She eurvlvod himmuny years. and attAlned the age of nineiy-six. Hor chlldren were PranbljS, Edward and Sjally ?CB?* The above family record '? take " from a paper in posaosslon of Mrs W P. Holm and Miss Muriiinna V. Kgglostnn, of Carrollton, Carroll coun. tyWe can r_1d to the above, spilywnat, bv saylng BIshbp Meade gtvi a much_oi the Eggleatons, of Amella county. Ho says that Joseph Eggleston, Sr.. moved to Amolla in 1758 or 51'. Both Wllliam an.l Joseph Kggleston. Sr.. and his son. Joseph, Jr.. woro very active workers in tho old Grubhlll Church there, and tbe plate of tho church was always kept in tho family of Joseph Egglos? ton Sr., nnd Jr., untll tho death of tho lalter. Even up to 1700 thero wero Rlchard, Joseph and Charles MgteB toti. of tho vestry. Ho gives he fam? ily as of Irish OXtract, settling flrst on the eastern aho.re t>f Vlrglnla. West?RichesoR. Tlio Genealoglcal Column of tho Weat family, ln Tho Tlmcs-JMs_atch M'JM; uary 20, l'Jo7, I road witli a great ei.-al of Interest, but _s our branch of tbe 'family was not mentioned, and us inqui riea havo slnco been made about ".Sti sanna Wosi," perhaps the line 1 trace may glve some llght on tbe BUbl.0Ct. Reoords I have aro ln many UlBtances Kimilur to Ihose given in Tho Tlmes-His patch. Mr. WlUium Wlnston Fontaina traoos ttifl llne of dosoent of Colonel John West, tho son of Colonel John West, thu Governor of Virgluiu, anel brother of tbe thlrd Lord elo la Warr, and from Lord Sackville West obtulned tlio blrth of Uie .?hildrcu of Fjanois West, second I.ureJ de la Warr. Thla'la tho record ln part; "Thomas Weat, Lord do la Warr, rnar ried Anno Knolleys, dauglitor of Slr Fron c-is Knolleys, treasurer of tho Queen'i majeatlos' housohold, an ollleer of tbe Lord do la Warr houso. In Sussox, the 10th dny of Novembcr, Anno'Doininl la.i John West, thelr iifth son (and twolftl chlld), was born on tho 14th dny of De? cember, 1&'J('. between t> and B of tbe edock, in the aflernone. Sir John Nowls Mr. John Fosk'lri, godfathers; Mra. ScuO aniore, Mra. Ratcliffe, godmothers, al Lestwood Munelay." . ColonelJohn West, Sr., dled about 1860 Colonel John West and liis wlfo, Anno bad, as far as known, only one chlld Colonel John West, the son of Colone John West, tho brother of iho thlrd Lor; elo la Warr. is mentioned in varlous rce orda as captaln in W>2, major in 1670 lleuteiihnt-colbnel ln 107.3. und aat on th. court-martlal in l?7ti that trled tlie net herenta of Bacipn, us colonel. Ilo mur riod in or before 1667< tho daughter ,o Major Jose]>li t'rashaw, of Vork county mado hls will ln Nuveinlje.Jr, 1689, and elioi soon after. Ho left three sons and on daughter, Anno. who marrled Henry Fox The threu suns were: Flrst?John W.-sl who iiiiuTted Judilh Armistoad; neeoneI Tliomas VVe-st, wlm loi't throo sons nn ono daughter. who marri.-d Rlchard Grog ory; tlllrd?Ntttha,lllel West, who wa llvlng OiHober 30, 1733/ and dled soo after, leaving '<? duughter, Unlty, wll marrled wuiiani l-iiiiulibiso, brothor .o John Randilelge, who was Mrs. .Marth "WashiiiKtoir.s father. Holnn bae-k to Thomas West, tho see ?iul son liis three sons w.-ie: Flrs't Thomas, of West Point, who marrio Miirlhu Colo, Ulld Iltid several ehildrei umong whom was John (,">) West; see ond--Nathanlol; thlrd?Colonel Franol West, of Klng Wllliam eouniy, menibi of tlm House of Burgosses from i-Tls I 1,768; marrled a wldow, .Mrs. .lane Blng barn, dlllightor oi' Willlani ColO, oi' W.u wlek county. Theh- ehililr.-n were: Kin r-Agnos W.-si, who marrlod WlUium Dni drldgo, son ol' Wllliam li.indildgo uu hls wlfe, Unlty Weat, Se.-o.ml-- - %vhu marrled Gpiiotu! Unngborno, Trad tlon snys she ls luirlpd in tho fnnil1 vault nt Drury Uno, the cjd faroil> hon of the Wesls alld Illeli.-.-ions, ahooi li'. mlles. trom Weat ffuim, iu Klng wuiiu county. Tho vault waa built by Colonel Francis West to biiry hls duughtor, Ag? nes, who marrled Wllllam Duudrldgu. Colonbl Francis West wua also buried In thls vault. Tlilrd?Susaiina Weat, who marrled, ilrst tlme, hor ilrst coustn, West Gregory, aon of tlie daughtof of West, who marrled Klchard Gregory. AVest Grognry soon die.l, and hls wldow, Su? sanna, marrled/BCCond timo, Colonel Holt RlqhosOn. Thls duughtor of Thomas Weat who marrled Itlcilard Gregory, hnd three son.'i and soveral daughtcra; Flrst?lto gnr Gregory, who marrled Mury Cole ''lalhorno; seeond?ltichard Gregory, thlrd?AVest Gregory, who, as 1 Btatod above, marrled hls lirnt cotlsfn, Sijuunnu West. Colonel Holt Rlcheson, hor see? ond huftbnnd, was an ofllcer In tlu; Amer? lcan ltovolutlon. Ho wus liorn S.-ptem ber 30, 17:hi. l-iiisujiruj. AVest, hls wife, who was tho daughter of Colonel Francis AVest, was born Mnrch 15, 17-14. She wns only twenty-one when hor Ilrst chlld w.is born Mary Evana Rlcheson, born August, 1705. Bho marrled Mr. Frnzer. Of Frazcr'a Ferry. Klng Wllllam county nnd had three children?Agnes, Alexan? dor und Mury. Agnes marrled John ltonii", of Nowlngton, Klng and Queoii county. Sho was beautlful and a lovely oharactOT, nnd only eighteen yenrs old when hor aud and untlmoly death oc? curred. Alexandor Frnzer marrled Ann Cathorlno (Nancy). daughter of Major Iiniry Rogadolo and Barliaru. (Fox) Kugs dale, his; wife. Thelr daughter* marrled in tho Tnu-heart, Mfejurfnger ancl Cut tlng famllles, John, thelr flon, marrled a Boston uidy, and tho young.-st dnugh t.r, Mildred sv.-st, dled* uninarrlad. Mary Fraaer marrUd Mr, Frank Rowe, c>r Klng .-md Queon county, grondmolher of Mrs. Saiiunl Beach, cif Hii-hmoitd. The aacond chlld of Colonel Holt Rlcheaon and Su suniia, hla wife, wa.s Jumes Ri.'1108011 born i7t;7. dled young; thlrd Susanna Weal Rlcheson. marrled .Mr. Pairnor; no children; fourth -Frances Un^bnrn^ Rlcheson. born 1772. dled January. 1R15; marrled Benjarhln Qunrjea, of KUig wil? liam county. and h.ul one daughter nnd two sons: Flrat?Franclfl West Quarlea, born January .1, 18081 seeond?Thomas Delaware Quarlca, 1,0m july 20. Jg06; thlrd Susanna Quarlea, Imrn /anuary ?!". 1809. Francis West Quarlaa marrled, ilrst, Mary Llpacomb; for hls socond wife his first rousln, Mnry Kllzal.<-th VVcat Riohoson (daughter of Franda Weal (2) Benjamin Moaby Quarles. who w.i* in the roal ostate buslnosj, marrled Nann.Ie Eubank, duughtor of IJ.-nrv K11 hunk and Eliza Frances <M.utox> Eu hank. Tlo.-y had tlireo daugbtora nn.J four sons-Mary Kilza, marrled Aoor< Ftathburj ciiiiui (they havo orii daughter, Anne Benjamln Gursn) seeond. Thomas Henry; thlrd Besslo Winston; fourth. Ettj Uichaaon; fifth, Benjamln Eubank alxth, Wllllam West (thOBO tjlcd ln ln fancy); seventh, Edward Delawan who marrled Ann Hurwell Cooko daughter of Lleutenant N. B. Cooke an, Virginia Winston, his wife, nf Hanovei county, Vu. Thoy havo one daughter VJrglnla Winston. Ol WHIlam Delnwnro Quarles, book keeper ln tho Planters' Bank, .11.'d un marrled. (1) AVest Rlcheson Quarles, bankci and liroker, marrled Mary Ryan daughter of Miehaol Ryan und Honzi (Rlcheson) nyan, his wife, of ftlaya vllle, Ky. Thoy had ono son und thre. daugliters?namely, Loulse, who njar ried AVilliaui Bonte, urtlsl. of Nev Vork; Mary AVjnaton, Mildr.-ii Coletnaj nnd Thomas Delaware. These dk-d ii ln fancy. Fifth chlld of Thonias Peluware am Mury Ann Qutirloa, Ann AVinstO' Quarles. who married John S. Elletl presldent of tho Stato itiink of Vir glnia., hud ono daughter and four son ?Mary Delaware, John Spears, Jr, Henry Guerrant. AVInston (who diei lu infnncy, and Thonias AVest. (li)Mnnn Snttcrwhlto Quaiics, vico presidc-nt of tho Arirginia Trust Com pany, marrled Ann llke Hlll, daughto of Lewls JHII und Mury B. (Muury) Hi' hls wife. They had throo daughter I und one son?Mary Lowla, who inarrle AVm. Horatio Brown (thoy have tw sons, W111. Horatio, Jr., and Man Quarles); Lucy Winston, Helen Maur and Mann Sattorwhitc, Jr., who dled i hls sixteenth year. (7) John Porall Quarles, clerk in Vir ginla Trust Company, marrled Ell Donnis. daughter of Dr. Benjamln Don iils and Charlotto AV. Dennls, his wif. of Amolia county, hnd two dauglitoi and ono son?Ellzabeth, who dled 1 hor twelfth year; Henry Rosencrant; Murguorlte. (S) Ellzaboth Ragsdale Quarle .Voungcst chlld of Thomas Dclnwai and Mary Ann Quarles, married Colotu G. Porcy ifawes. f Tlio thlrd chlld of Benjamln Qunrk and Francos Langhorno Quarles, li: [ wife, was Susanna Quarles, who mai ried Thomns "Peinborton, of lleni'h county, had flve daughters ancl om son?namely! Ilrst, Mury Frances, wl) 'iiurricl Jumes Winston, of Chcstorfiol I I county; seeond, Ihittio West, who : mai . 1 liod Riehard Rust; thlrd, Thomas Wi s 1 liam Peniborton (who married Bett :) | Crew, ilaughtor of Coriiollus Cro'w un u j Blizaboth Crew, liis wife), had tw f I S0I1S, Dr. Russell Peinborton, who mai 1 ried MabOl Todd, and Porcy Pombei ! ton; fourth, Anna Marlo, who 11111: . riod, flrst, James Rust; socond, Judt _ Long, of Florlda; thlrd, Mr. Jonos, 1 ,1 Florlda. Fll'lh, Margurel Mttgoon, wl , J maiTicil klchard Meugher. ol" Florld; '. \ sixth, Avis L'lnut, who married Gharh P. Itiuly-. To return to tho children or Coion Ifolt Rlcheson und Susanna Wust, ti lifth c-liihl was Agnes Pvlohcson, boi 177-1. Sixth, Holt C. Rioheson, born 177 went Lo seu und was never'hearet of tt terwurds. Seventh. Francis AVest RlchofiO 1. born 1778; nuirrleil Betsy Kagsdul duughu-r of Mujoi* I >rury and ihuha (FOX) KuKsdulo. They had 0110 eh|i Mury Kllzaheth West Kieheson. w| wus tho soound wilc of hor first cousl Fraiicls West Quiirlna. They wero. mar? rled at her home, Urtiry Lano, ln Klng Wiiiiain. Sho wna grnndmotlior of nr, I)o Ia Warr Bcnjamln Eastos, of iun dolph-Macon Collogn. Elghth, John A. RIchOSO/1, born 17S0, dleel young. Buurinna We.it Rlohoson, tlopnrtcit this iir,; Docomber, 1780. Colonel JJolt Itleheson marrled for hla second wlfe. Kllnzboth Hogg, do acohded from tlio Rroteyj aml Chandlers, Their chlldron wero: (1) Janp Porey Rrnto Itleheson, born Mnrch, 178.5; marrled Captaln John Mut tox, of Klng Wllliam county (grand mother nf Mrs. h. m. Quarlcs, of thls City). Thoy lirni one dnugliter nnd livj sons. Tho daughter. Ell/a FraneeB, mnrrled Henry Bubank, of Klng a:nl Queen county, (2) Ellzabeth Tlolt Itleheson. bnm 17K5; marrled Captaln Fleet, ot Klng Wllllnm county. (S) Joiin Dretp RleheHon, born Feb? ruary 27. 17H7; marrled Mlldxed Rngn dalo (twln-slstor of Naney Ragsdalc), daughter of Major Drury aml Barbaru (Vpx) RagsdaJe. Ho was grandfather of Mr.t. W. R. Quarlbs, of Rlchmond, now of New Vork. (4) Gracy Brota Rtchoaon, born 17S3; dled young. (8) Anderson Jtlchcson, ln.rn 1793; eil> d young. To mako the West Ilno tlearcr I wlll trae.: tho des.endant: Colonel John West, Oovernor of vir glnlu. ir..a'-H.37, brother nf li.ir.l l.onl He Ia Wa.rr, marrled Ann- Knolleys. Thelr son, Colonel John West, fifth ton Cir.d twelfth chlld), horn Decembet 11. lv.io, nnd dled nbout 1853, marrlod Anno-. Thelr son. Colonel John West, mnr ri.-d in or before 18.87, a daughter of Major Joseph I'ra.-diow. Th.-lr ?on, Captaln Thomas Went, marrled Mnrtha Cble. Thelr son, Captaln Francls Weat. marrled Mrs. Jane Blngham, daughter of Wm. Colo. Thelr daughter, Suaannn West, m,.r rle.i ber flrat cousln, JVpat Orcgory. j|.- soon dled, and she ninrri d, second tim. . Colonel Holt Rlcliesoh. TU-ir daughter, Fiances Lnngborno ki. iieeon, marrled BeriJoinSn Q i ? of Klng Wllliam eoiinty. Tholr chlldrea i(, .... ci.-t. Francca West Quacb ?-. see nn i ThOUMU Dclawaro Quarles; tl'.ird. LETTERS AND QUERIES. Guin?RobertsoR?-An Error Permlt mo to hupuly a t'- ..onraph ?r a eiil omUsIon ln the prlnted March 31. 191 It was pVintcd thui Norman named Robert would be called Robertson." lt waa l..r should havo i- ? n Norman named Robei 'Flta-Robert,' whlle t Robert would bear tbe surname l ertson." REAE Nuchols or Nuckols. Some of those respeetablc famlllei ha.ve llvod for several genoratlona in Hanover, ('aroiin.- and Spotsylvanla countles. Tho Nucholsea or NUck have also liv.-d ir. Loins.i eoiinty. tiiih-.l genealoglcal facts of thla tho tfarbrough family may pcrhapa ba gottcn from the parlsh and cbiinty recordfl of the mentioned, thougl l, r. d greatly from Fedexaj dovnsta-] tiona during the Clvll War. county records were destroy. d, wlth] tho exception of a ycry few, pscaped burntng. Nolther of the< fnmilleH have us. .1 coats of arn foi-.-. during or slnco tho Am R.-solutlon; nor can any authentloj proof of arml.gon.ous descent be found for them. Tho Yarbrough family always been notcd in its ellffc lieigliborhooda for the oxtremo beauty' of Its daughters, ns well as for their hig^i moml qualltles. AN INTKRESTKD READER. Lacey. In reply to a request for Lac r-eords. very little is found that c be given. Elllot Lacey was a prlvate in tho Colonlal servlce from Jiedfor.i county, 1758 (see Rening, Volumo VII.. page 208). He also mentlems Joseph Lacey (Volumo XVV page Ui), and Theophl lus Lacey (Volumo VIII.. page 30). Iu 177.1 Theodorle T.aey (wilhout thi waa llvlng In Plttsylvania county. Thla is all we can gath.-r. Cary. The nrms of Colonel Miles Cary aml genealoglcal sketeh of family waa given May 29, 1001. W.e cannot ropeat thls. Womack. The earllest naniea gjvon of tho Womack family are thoso of Abraham, Alle-n. Jue.ob and Wllliam. Jacob Womack wns an ensign from Lunen? burg county in tho Colonlal servloo, 175S. Abraham Womack was a prl? vate In the ttame company. Wllliam Womack lived in Prlnoo F.dwnrd coun? ty nbout eight miles from Hampden Sldney College. Ono of hls duughtera marrled an Elliot; another marrled Captaln Raldwin. His son mnrrled| Miss Flournoy. and iinotlier son mar? rled Miss Allen. Watson Womack rep l-esented Princo Edward in tho Legis? lature of yi.rg.ixUa. This Is all that can bo found.' Belfield. Tho Rein.dd family, wlth coat pf_ arnw was given in the Genealoglcal Column Oetobor 2. 1004, ln whichwus_ given n.1 that bould ho obtalned. Tho BeUlelds uf Lnneaster eoiinty, Va., were doubtleaa ot tho samo family. Lane. To "lteneler": Ciln Hnd little concem-i Iner Lane fftmlly of Ialo of WIgllt. Tho earllest given is of Joseph Lane of Iho Kortliern Neok (posslhly Islo of Wlght), who signed resolulions of pntrlots 1708. The. I.anes wero llvlng In Stafford aa early us 1084. J. AV. Lane was In tho vest'rv of Amelia eemnty 17?0. Rleharel and W. L. Lano wero ln tbo vestry of i.Vheellng 1S21. Wo havo none of tl\a fuinily records ln hand. Moseley. C;m nny Mos-'ley descendnnt tell who was Iho father of Dr. James 1>. Mbaoley, who served in tho TwentietU Reglmotit, Vlrglnla Mllltia, under command of Llou leriiiiit-Coloiiel James Uoliinson, In tlm Wnr of 1818? A.lso who wero tho chll? dren ot' Snnniel, who inarrieil llanuali liii.sselt Hangorlleld? DB80BNDANT QF DR, JAMBS.i '? Tho lli'dl'ord Moseleys nro doalr'od, l'e wlileli might ibrow suiuo ll_Ut upun thq Ut, al-ovo.