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H. H. Miles, second lieutenant, commissioned April 23, 1861.
W. M. Harrison, second lieutenant, commissioned April 18, 1861.
Henry Linkenbauer, second lieutenant, commissioned April 25, 1861.
J. T. Vaughan, second lieutenant, commissioned April 24, 1861.
George Hatley Norton, second lieutenant, commissioned May 13, 1861.
—— Tabb, second lieutenant, commissioned May 18, 1861.
M. Seayers, second lieutenant, commissioned April 19, 1861,.
[From the Richmond, Va., Dispatch, August 15, 1899.]
THE LIGHT DRAGOONS.
Recollections of a Celebrated Military Command.
BIG MEN'S NAMES ON THE ROLLS.
Judge Crump, Colonel Dodamead, Colonel Evans, Doctor Gibson, Dick Haskins, John M. Gregory, Joe Mayo, Colonel Tompkins Members.
I knew Mr. S. S. Sublett, now dead, and I have been privileged, in the friendship, of the estimable contributor, Charles Montriou Wallace. His excellent son will, it may be hoped, for many years yet, honorably sustain the name, but if the father survive me, I shall not complain. As is relentless fate, a large majority of these worthies are also dead. Most of them have long- gone to their reward.—Ed.
The following list has been given me for publication in the Dispatch by Mr. Samuel S. Sublett, of Sublett's, Powhatan county. He will be remembered by our elderly citizens as the courteous and hospitable proprietor of the Columbian tavern in the good old days of unreconstructed Virginia.Mr. Sublett tells me he was of the famous Richmond Light Dragoons for eight years, during which time he never missed but one roll-call. He has appended to the list of names a pencil-sketch of the company's flag, which he had the honor to bear on parade-days as flag-sergeant. Its colors are red, white, and blue, displayed in separate bands or bars, with a sprinkling of stars—the old thirteen.