This memoir centers around the military service of the author under Turner Ashby and Stonewall Jackson. His encounters with a mysterious foreign spy provide for engaging reading. David Humphreys was shot three times at short range, and was carried across the Rappahannock River for dead, when the water splashing in his face revived him.
About the author: Virginian David Humphreys was born May 2, 1832. He served under the command of both Turner Ashby and Stonewall Jackson. After the war, he was a prominent citizen of Norfolk and resided there until his death July 5, 1905.