Southern Historical Society Papers.
One of our men seized his bridal, thus stopping his horse, and it was then discovered that he was wounded and unable to control the animal. In another instant, but for General Lee's quick out-cry, he would have been riddled with bullets. The general had taken in the situation, when it had occurred to no one else on our side, and thus saved the life of the gallant Federal officer.
First Lieutenant Charlotte Cavalry, 14th Virginia Cavalry.