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snow lies on the ground unmelted, and what is worse, the commis- sary department has failed to furnish any rations for two days, ex- cept some flour. The river is frozen over here, and in two days more the Yankees will not need pontoon bridio
December 10. I do not now anticipate a battle at this place, at least for some time. Do not be uneasy about my being "rash." The bubble reputation cannot drag me into folly. God helping me, I will do my duty when called upon, trusting the consequences to Him. I go on picket again to-morrow, and hence cannot write regularly.
Three days later the attack was made. Standing behind the stone wall in the Telegraph road, General Cobb was struck by a shot fired from a gun in the yard of " Federal Hill," placed, it was said, be- neath the windows of the very room in which his mother was mar- ried. The femoral artery was severed, and death soon ensued.
[From the Richmond, Vs., Dispatch, August 12, 1900.]
WASHINGTON ARTILLERY HEROES.
The Camp Desires to Perfect the Record of the Dead.
Washington Artillery Camp, No. 15, United Confederate Veterans, has resolved to keep a memorial record of all veterans of the Bat- talion Washington Artillery who were killed or died in service; also those who have died since the war. They desire friends to furnish the date, place of death, and age of the following comrades of the battalion :
Harry L. Allen, William Moran,
J. H. Berthlott, H. N. McNair,
W. H. Blunt, W. T. Normant,
Ed. A. Cowen, N. Byron Phelps,
Wm. T. Cummings, Chs. Peychaud,
R. W. Davis, J. G. Pierson,
Pat. Eagan, John N. Payne,
Joseph Hanlan, L. Parsons,