Nesbitt Memorial Library Journal, Volume 9, Number 2, May, 1999 Page: 115
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Reminiscences of the Old Brigade
Virginia Point about 11 o'clock. And that closes
their operations of 1862 ...
We have marched this year, and most of it
has been done on foot, not including the bat-
tery and Boone's marches, but just counting
the distance that we have actually traveled from
one place to another, 3447 miles. Add to this
the drilling and the scouting we have done, and
you double that distance. Raguet, Shropshire,
Buckholdts, and Adair, and many of our band
sleep upon the peaks of Glorietta. Sutton,
Lockridge and Van Hueval sleep in the valley
of the Rio Grande, while White and Greer rest
their long rest on the banks of the Mississippi;
and thus on the mountain top, on the clear and
sparkling waterf of the Rio Grande, high up in
the north, and on the muddy waters of the Mis-
sissippi, far down in the south, and at almost
every step between, our noble dead are sleep-
Would that I could give you every name,
for every name deserves to be perpetuated in
living letters of sparkling gold; but the names
of many are forever lost, but I present you with
a list of all I could obtain. Read carefully every
name, and remember as you read it, that man
died for you, for your institutions, and that you
might live, and then go to sleep--for scarcely
will the excitement attending the birth of the
new born infant, 1863, have subsided e'er our
guns, as we close with the foe, will awaken
June 7, 1888
Davidson from Donna Anna
to the End of 1862
... 5th Regt., field officers-Major S A
Lockridge, Major J S Shropshire.
Co. A-Lieut. D A Hubbard, R H Carter,
JH David, JE Smith, ST Jones, M Pankey, S
Putnan, J Stultz, S M Wells, W L Bonds, A B
Carter, W L David, A Henry, W H Landrum,
I S Smith, P G Silvey, Chas Seymour, Sam
Ferril, W Newson.-19 . ..
... 5th Regt.-Col. Thomas Green.-1.
Co. A- S Henderson, M C Knowlton, W
L Davidson, A L Baker, P L Clapp, Suff Clapp,
H D Donald, F B Gillespie, J S Knowles, J H
McLeary, J D Montgomery, A G Mitchell,
George Martin, A Schubert, Wash Seymour,
D H Taylor, F Caldwell, A S Grow, D W Rob-
erts, J K Van Arsdale, Wm Hewson.-21 ...
Many in the list of the dead, were wounded
and lingered many days before they died. I call
all killed however, who died from the effect of
wounds, and in the campaign in New Mexico,
our medical stores were so deficient, in fact
none at all, our blood in such a condition that a
wound of any sort, no matter how slight, was
almost certain death.
While we had good, kind and able surgeons,
who were always willing and anxious to do all
in their power to heal the wounded, cure the
sick and alleviate their sufferings, yet they were
utterly without the medicines and hospital stores
to do so.
And to such extremities were we reduced,
that men would linger and die in their compa-
nies, rather than go to the hospitals, and some
even sought relief when mortally wounded, in
suicide, even when marshaled to meet the foe,
and while engaged in deadly strife you could
hear the exclamation from those weary, ragged
men, "If you hit me at all make a dead shot
don't leave me to suffer for days and then die
I do not pretend that this is a perfect and
complete list of our dead and wounded; on the
contrary I know that it is not all the dead, nor
one-fourth the wounded, but is the very best I
could do, after an honest, hard and faithful
search for years. That it is not correct, I know
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