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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.1 (search)
8. In addition there were about 120 missing, nearly all of whom must have been wounded or killed; but, as they fell into the enemy's hands, they were not included in the hospital report. This loss occurred mostly in the first day's fight, where the regiment encountered the 151st Pennsylvania This regiment lost 335 men in killed, wounded and missing, on July 1. and Cooper's Battery of Rowley's Brigade, Doubleday's Division. The quartermaster of the 26th who made the official report on July 4th, states that there were only 216 left for duty after the fight on the 1st inst. The regiment then participated in Pickett's charge on the third day of the battle, in which it attacked the position held by Smyth's Brigade, Hoyt's Division, Second Corps. On the following day it mustered only 80 men for duty, the missing ones having fallen in the final and unsuccessful charge. In the battle of the first day, Captain Tuttle's company, [F.] went into action with three officers and eighty-four
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Autobiography of Gen. Patton Anderson, C. S. A. (search)
at once to take a census of the inhabitants of the new Territory of Washington, and also a Treasury draft for a thousand dollars, to defray my expenses in the work! This was a piece of good fortune in the nick of time, for in two minutes more the steamer dropped her anchor off the city of Astoria, and soon we disembarked. My wife remained at the house of our uncle at Astoria and I started in a few days to Puget Sound to commence the official labors assigned me. I reached Olympia on the 4th of July and on the 5th started through the Territory to take the census. The only mode of travel then known in the country was by canoe with Indians as watermen or on foot. For two months I was constantly engaged in this way, frequently walking as much as twenty five miles per day, and carrying my blanket, provisions, and papers on my back. My health was already robust and the work was a pleasure. On completing the census, my wife accompanied me in a canoe, &c., up the Cowlitz river to Olym
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.33 (search)
Helena. [from the N. Y. sun July 1896.] a Veteran's story of the desperate Fourth of July battle. An attempt to save Vicksburg. It failed, However—the attempt of 8onfederates to dislodge 4,000 Yankees was Unsuccessful—a true and thrilling Fourth of July story. These are souvenirs of the one Fourth of July I shall never forgeFourth of July I shall never forget, said a Confederate veteran in Washington, on his way to the reunion at Richmond. He held up in evidence a pair of empty sleeves, which showed both arms cut off ju-mile march from Little Rock to give the Yankees in their works at Helena a Fourth of July surprise party. You see, we had been lying idle all summer in Arkansas, whown. I struck Shelby's brigade, and that ended my adventures that terrible Fourth of July; but as I have talked chiefly of my deeds and those of my own command. I w twenty remained where they fell. Since that day at Helena I tell the boys I would rather buck against a hoodoo than try to down Old Glory on the Fourth of July
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.45 (search)
mand of the visitors. Every organization in the county participated in the parade and exercises attending the unveiling of the Louisiana monument. Every public building and store was decorated. When the exercises were over on the afternoon of July 4th, and the veterans spoke of returning to Washington or Richmond that night, the hospitable Winchester folk would not hear of it, and insisted that they must remain until Monday at least. On Sunday the visitors were driven around the country, visorgia and Louisiana have removed these crumbling memorials and replaced them with marble stones, which will be everlasting. These four States have likewise erected monuments to their dead. The Louisiana monument which was unveiled on the 4th of July, is a beautiful granite shaft planted on a slight eminence in one of the prettiest part of the soldiers' cemetery. The specifications called for Georgia granite, with a total height of eighteen feet, the base being four feet three inches squa
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.60 (search)
withstand his attack, their line broke, and they fell back. It was a day of triumph for the Confederate cavalry, but unfortunate for the main force of our army, ended this third day of the battle. The roar of cannon, and the rattling volleys of infantry fire had told us that desperate fighting was carried on along the entire line. The results and details of the struggle were not, however, positively known to us when we moved back towards Hunterstown and encamped on fields and meadows. July 4th.—At daybreak I was ordered to take charge of all members of the regiment, whose horses were not in marching condition and needed shoeing. There were about forty men to follow me and we started to find the field forges, but in vain. We were sent from place to place, and at last I was told that they had been ordered to join the wagon train on the Chambersburg road, and move to the rear. This was the first information I received of the retrogade movement of our army. I resolved then to try