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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Battle of Gettysburg-report of General G. Doles. (search)
ee hundred yards to the rear. We remained in this position until 1.30 o'clock A. M., July 4th. We were then ordered to fall back to the heights near the Theological College. This command was actively engaged in heavy skirmishing during the 2d, 3d and 4th July. In the action of July 1st, Lieutenant-Colonel Winn was killed and Lieutenant-Colonel Lumpkin fell severely wounded (leg since amputated) while gallantly leading their respective regiments in a charge against the enemy. To Colonel e of our own batteries, from which fire I lost several men killed and wounded. This was from a two-gun battery (brass pieces), stationed on the side of the hill where General Rodes' headquarters were at the opening of the engagement. Again, on July 3d, while my command was lying in line of battle, I sent a request back for our batteries, stationed on the hill near the pike leading from Gettysburg to Fairfield, to shell some houses in my front for the purpose of dislodging the enemy's sharpsho
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), History of Lane's North Carolina brigade. (search)
me divided by the interference of a brigadier-general unknown to me, who had ordered the left of my regiment to march to the left. I remained with a portion of my men on the field until dark, and reported to you in an old field, at which place you were encamped. On the 1st July we were quiet until six o'clock in the evening, at which time we were ordered in to support D. H. Hill's division. In this fight I was not engaged, but was under a heavy fire of shot and shell. On the 2d and 3d of July we were marching after the enemy; but their retreat was too speedy to be overtaken. We then bivouacked for several days, invited the enemy to battle, which was not accepted. We then marched to this point, arriving here on the 9th instant. My loss was very heavy for a small command. The report of casualties has been sent in, as well as that of the action of the officers and men, which need no correction. I am happy to say that, with a few exceptions, I am truly proud of the officer
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Battle of Gettysburg--report of General Junius Daniel. (search)
r Winston, however, notwithstanding the painful character of his wound, did not quit the field, but remained with his regiment until late in the engagement of the 3d July, when a second wound, more severe than the first, compelled him to retire; both of these officers were wounded while leading their men in an advance upon the enemajor Lewis, of the Thirty-second, severely wounded at the close of the first day's fight, and Colonel Kernan, of the Forty-third regiment, severely wounded on the 3d July while leading his men against the enemy's works. These officers, with the exception of Captain Hammond, are in the hands of the enemy. I desire also to mentiont-Colonel W. G. Lewis, Forty-third regiment; Lieutenant-Colonel D. J. Conand, Thirty-second regiment; Captain A. Galloway, commanding Forty-fifth regiment on the 3d July after Major Winston had been disabled; Captain Hopkins, of the same regiment; Captain London, of the Thirty-second, commanding skirmishers; Captain Whitaker, seni
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Gettysburg. (search)
he division, I raised no question of rank, but conformed the movements. of my brigade to that of Brigadier-General Ramseur, advanced with him, got under the fire of the enemy's skirmishers and artillery without returning the fire, and perceiving, as I believe every one did, that we were advancing to certain destruction, when other parts of the line fell back, I also gave the order to retreat and formed in the road, in which we maintained a position during that night and the whole of the 3d day of July, while the fight of that day was progressing, and from which we fell back about 3 o'clock A. M. of July 4th to the ridge near the Theological Seminary. From this position I was moved about 2 P. M. same day to escort the wagon train on the Fairfield road. I inclose herewith a list of casualties. To the officers and men of the brigade, great credit is due for the great bravery with which they sustained the position to which they were ordered to advance. Captain D. P. Halsey, Assistan
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Gettysburg campaign--report of Brigadier-General Harry T. Hays. (search)
Early out of the city to a range of hills on the west. Here I put my brigade in line of battle, the division line being on the left of Major-General Rodes. In this position I remained with my command until two o'clock on the morning of the 5th July, when the line of march was taken towards Hagerstown, Maryland. My loss the 2d July was five officers and sixteen men killed; fifteen officers and one hundred and four men wounded, and three officers and thirty-eight men missing. Loss the 3d July, one officer and seven men killed, three officers and thirty-seven men wounded, one officer and eighteen men missing. On the 4th July, twenty men were reported missing. Total loss--seven officers and twenty-nine men killed, twenty-two officers and one hundred and seventy-eight men wounded, four officers and ninety-one men missing. The missing, I fear, were either killed or wounded. The artillery I captured on the heights of Cemetery hill I was compelled to abandon. The prisoners sent t
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Battle of Gettysburg. (search)
hree hundred yards in rear, and be in readiness to attack at daylight; withdrew accordingly. July 3d Remained in line all day, with severe and damaging skirmishing in front. Exposed to the artt the following report of the operations of Major-General Heth's division in the battle of the 3d of July at Gettysburg. On the evening of the 2d, this division, under command of Brigadier-General report of the part taken by my brigade in the military operations at Gettysburg on the 1st, 2d, 3d and 4th of July last. On the morning of the 1st of July, I moved my brigade from its camp near f the enemy's line, on the right of General Ewell's corps. Here we remained until the night of July 3d, when we were ordered to take position in the woods on the right of Gettysburg, near the town, d that which fell to the lot of its line of skirmishers. During the days and nights of 2d and 3d of July, the brigade was posted in line of battle immediately in front of the enemy, and in support of
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Some of the secret history of Gettysburg. (search)
d about midnight from the pickets in advance of Ewell's line that the enemy were retiring. This, on investigation, was found to be seemingly true, the rumbling of heavy wheels betokening, by the receding sounds, the withdrawal of Meade's artillery from our front There are men now in this city who will bear testimony to the correctness of this statement. For some unexplained reason this retrogade movement was checked, the guns were returned to their former positions, and the dawn of the third of July disclosed Meade's army in full array, presenting the same bold, defiant and formidable front that it had done on the previous evening. The writer had a circumstance related to him a few months after the war which possibly may throw some light on these mysterious movements in Meade's army. He is induced to recall it at this time on account of having recently come in possession of certain official documents of the Confederate government which have a bearing on the subject. Ulrich Da