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By Sam R. Watkins

Sam R. Watkins

“Co. Aytch”

Maury Grays, First Tennessee Regiment

or, A Side Show of the Big Show

By SAM. R. WATKINS,

COLUMBIA, TENN.

“Quaeque ipse miserima vidi,
Et quorum pars magna fui.”

TO THE MEMORY
OF MY DEAD
COMRADES OF
THE MAURY GRAYS,
AND THE FIRST TENNESSEE REGIMENT, WHO
DIED IN DEFENSE OF SOUTHERN HOMES AND
LIBERTIES: ALSO TO MY LIVING COMRADES,
NEARLY ALL OF
WHOM SHED THEIR
BLOOD IN DEFENSE
OF THE SAME
CAUSE, THIS BOOK
IS RESPECTFULLY
DEDICATED BY THE
AUTHOR . . . . .

CONTENTS

CHAPTER I–RETROSPECTIVE
WE ARE ONE AND UNDIVIDED
THE BLOODY CHASM
EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND SIXTY—ONE
CAMP CHEATHAM
ON THE ROAD
STAUNTON
WARM SPRINGS
CHEAT MOUNTAIN
ROMNEY
STANDING PICKET ON THE POTOMAC
SCHWARTZ AND PFIFER
THE COURT—MARTIAL
THE DEATH WATCH
VIRGINIA, FAREWELL

CHAPTER II–SHILOH
SHILOH

CHAPTER III–CORINTH
CORINTH
ROWLAND SHOT TO DEATH
KILLING A YANKEE SHARPSHOOTER
COLONEL FIELD
CAPTAIN JOE P. LEE
CORINTH FORSAKEN

CHAPTER IV–TUPELO
TUPELO
THE COURT—MARTIAL AT TUPELO
RAIDING ON ROASTINGEARS

CHAPTER V–KENTUCKY
WE GO INTO KENTUCKY
THE BATTLE OF PERRYVILLE
THE RETREAT OUT OF KENTUCKY
KNOXVILLE
AH, SNEAK
I JINE THE CAVALRY

CHAPTER VI–MURFREESBORO
MURFREESBORO
BATTLE OF MURFREESBORO
ROBBING A DEAD YANKEE

CHAPTER VII–SHELBYVILLE
SHELBYVILLE
A FOOT RACE
EATING MUSSELS
POOR BERRY MORGAN
WRIGHT SHOT TO DEATH WITH MUSKETRY
DAVE SUBLETT PROMOTED
DOWN DUCK RIVER IN A CANOE
SHENERAL OWLEYDOUSKY

CHAPTER VIII–CHATTANOOGA
BACK TO CHATTANOOGA
AM VISITED BY MY FATHER
OUT A LARKING
HANGING TWO SPIES
EATING RATS
SWIMMING THE TENN. WITH ROASTINGEARS
AM DETAILED TO GO FORAGING
PLEASE PASS THE BUTTER
WE EVACUATE CHATTANOOGA
THE BULL OF THE WOODS
THE WING OF THE “ANGEL OF DEATH”

CHAPTER IX–CHICKAMAUGA
BATTLE OF CHICKAMAUGA
AFTER THE BATTLE
A NIGHT AMONG THE DEAD

CHAPTER X–MISSIONARY RIDGE
MISSIONARY RIDGE
SERGEANT TUCKER AND GEN. WILDER
MOCCASIN POINT
BATTLE OF MISSIONARY RIDGE
GOOD—BYE, TOM WEBB
THE REAR GUARD
CHICKAMAUGA STATION
THE BATTLE OF CAT CREEK
RINGGOLD GAP

CHAPTER XI–DALTON
GEN. JOE JOHNSTON TAKES COMMAND
COMMISSARIES
DALTON
SHOOTING A DESERTER
TEN MEN KILLED AT MOURNER’S—BENCH
DR. C. T. QUINTARD
Y’S YOU GOT MY HOG?
TARGET SHOOTING
UNCLE ZACK AND AUNT DAPHNE
RED TAPE
I GET A FURLOUGH

CHAPTER XII–HUNDRED DAYS BATTLE
ROCKY FACE RIDGE
FALLING BACK
BATTLE OF RESACCA
ADAIRSVILLE OCTAGON HOUSE
KENNESAW LINE
DETAILED TO GO INTO ENEMY’S LINES
DEATH OF GENERAL LEONIDAS POLK
GENERAL LUCIUS E. POLK WOUNDED
DEAD ANGLE
BATTLE OF NEW HOPE CHURCH
BATTLE OF DALLAS
BATTLE OF ZION CHURCH
KINGSTON
CASSVILLE
ON THE BANKS OF THE CHATTAHOOCHEE
REMOVAL OF GEN. JOE E. JOHNSTON
GEN. HOOD TAKES COMMAND

CHAPTER XIII–ATLANTA
HOOD STRIKES
KILLING A YANKEE SCOUT
AN OLE CITIZEN
MY FRIENDS
AN ARMY WITHOUT CAVALRY
BATTLE OF JULY 22ND, 1864
THE ATTACK
AM PROMOTED
28TH OF JULY AT ATLANTA
I VISIT MONTGOMERY
THE HOSPITAL
THE CAPITOL
AM ARRESTED
THOSE GIRLS
THE TALISMAN
THE BRAVE CAPTAIN
HOW I GOT BACK TO ATLANTA
THE DEATH OF TOM TUCK’S ROOSTER
OLD JOE BROWN’S PETS
WE GO AFTER STONEMAN
BELLUM LETHALE
DEATH OF A YANKEE LIEUTENANT
ATLANTA FORSAKEN

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