Re: Pvt. Cunliffe & Stonewall Jackson
Private William Eggleston Cunliffe of the Confederate Signal Corps bravely rode with his commanding officer and cousin Captain Richard Eggleston Wilbourn and General Stonewall Jackson at Chancellorsville on the night of May 2, 1863. In a hail of gunfire Private Cunliffe was killed and General Jackson lay mortally wounded initially tended by Captain Wilbourn who had been a medical student at the University of Virginia when the war began. Jackson would eventually die from his wounds but Captain Wilbourn would retell the events of this fateful night until his death in October 1875. Perseverance: A Biography of Captain Richard Eggleston Wilbourn - Chief Signal Officer, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia is the incredible life story of this remarkable man. But hurry if you want a copy of my book. Pioneer Publishing Company (www.pioneersoutheast.com) has only 51 copies of the first edition left in stock and does not plan to publish a second edition.
Walter E. Waddell