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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 26. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), War Diary of Capt. Robert Emory Park, Twelfth Alabama Regiment. January 28th, 1863January 27th, 1864. (search)
d 20. Drilled company in breaking files to the rear, breaking in platoons, loading by numbers and stacking arms. The men have grown rusty. The election held to decide who of the company should wear the Badge of Honor for gallantry at Chancellorsville resulted in twelve votes each for Sergeant Wright and private Chappell. In drawing, the latter won, and his name was sent to General Lee. May 21. Officer of the guard for twenty-four hours. Castle Thunder was the countersign at night. May 22. Lieutenant Rogers, of company E relieved me from duty, and punished as absent without leave by having him cut down stumps all day in camp lines. Heard of the death of Capt. Fitzgerald, of company H. Bill G. came back after a six months absence without leave, and was placed under arrest. Bill Cooper had a substitute rejected. Ed. Mahone, of Auburn, brought on four Irishmen as substitutes. They are frauds and should not be accepted. Some, I feel sure, are deserters from other commands.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 26. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), William Henry Chase Whiting, Major-General C. S. Army. (search)
ir losses were ten times as great as ours. So much for prompt and timely action at a critical moment. The whole of Franklin's superb division was routed by Whiting's two small brigades. This repulse occurred May 6th, and inspired the troops anew with devoted confidence in their indomitable leader. In token of this General Whiting was surprised at the reception of a letter from the officers of the 4th Alabama, of his brigade, tendering to him a present of a noble charger, which on May 22nd was formally presented at dress-parade, as an evidence of high esteem and appreciation of you as a soldier and a gentleman, by the regiment. On the last day of the same month, occurred the famous engagement of the Seven Pines. It will be remembered by veterans that this bloody conflict has gone into history as a drawn battle. The victory of Seven Pines for the Confederates being followed by inaction at Fair Oaks the next day, and the result a check, but not an overwhelming defeat for t