Tobe Wallis Hood's Brigade
Stn tiutanct jssjsjsj ssssyssjsssswii Port Arthur,. Texas, October 21.-When 21.-When 21.-When Hood's famous Texas brigade went to Virginia in 1WJ. Tob Wllle, from Houston, Houston, wss with It, having enlisted in Houston. Houston. JUef before the second Msnassas battle Ton had th end of on finger .m bis right hand shot on while In a skirmish. skirmish. When fhe doctor dressed th wound he told Tob he would have a few weeks' rest now, he could not use his gun, "No, sir, says Tob, extending his hand, "I can pull her with thla finger yet." In a few days the brigade wee in the great second Manassas tight. - Tobe was there with hut linger tied up. The first rush drove the Federals back about three-fourths three-fourths three-fourths of a mile. Something struck Tone's leg slid shattered the bona. The Federals rallied and the Texu troops fell hack to first position, leaving Tobe on the field and In the Federal lines. All aay h lay there and- and- th night cam on, cold and chilly as th nights are In th Vir- Vir- Jrlnl hill. No relief came and all night ong h lay wounded on th field. Morning came and Tobe concluded to try to worg hi way back to th lines. Bending his broken and shattered leg he laid It across th thigh of th other leg, and lying on hla back, with his elbow and head began to work hla way back toward toward the lino. Progress wns slow. After a tlm h reached the federal pickets. pickets. They gava him water and food and wished him suomss. Ut that afternoon he succeeded In reaching th Southern lines. His leg was amputated and Tob Willis may still b living. Sucb grit and nduranc ar raraly found. .