Thursday, August 23, 2012
"The next man I saw shot was Captain Lewis. He was hit with a spent ball, square in the forehead, but high up and with sufficient force for the ball to stick.
He picked it out and called my attention to it. I told him if the wound was painful, he had better retire. But, he replied, "No, not for that." Very soon he received a shot in the hand. The two was enough for him and he retired.
I afterwards told him that in our association, I had hoped to convert him to Campbellism (a religious doctrine), but since Yankee bullets could not penetrate his head, there was no use in trying Campbellite argument, and I should have to give up. He is a Methodist to this day."
- Colonel Sydney Drake Jackman, C.S.A., - Describing the fight at Lone Jack, Missouri, August 16th, 1862 - From his published memoirs, "Behind Enemy Lines" , Compiled & Edited by Richard L. Norton.
Photo: Col. Jackman