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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Trees whittled down at Horseshoe. (search)
ain's war record by Senator Daniel. The entire contribution follows: Captain William W. Old, the eminent lawyer, of Norfolk, Va., served as aide-de-camp of Major General Edward Johnson, and after the capture of his chief at the Horseshoe, May 12, 1864, with Lieut. Gen. Ewell, and after the latter's assignment to command in Richmond, he was with Lieut. Gen. Early until August, when General Johnson, being exchanged, he attended that officer to his new assignment under General Hood. Captainpressing my gratification in reading this book and my admiration of the author, to call attention to what he says in regard to the fact, so often reported that two trees were whittled down by bullets in rear of our lines at the Bloody Angle on May 12, 1864. He refers to this fact on pages 262-3, and though he quotes what Colonel Taylor had written on the subject in his Four Years with General Lee, he seems to doubt the fact simply because he did not happen to see these trees himself, and his do
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Twelfth Alabama Infantry, Confederate States Army. (search)
t and faithful member of this company, has written an excellent pamphlet called the Muster Roll of Company E, 12th Alabama Regiment, and it is a souvenir of great interest and value, and should be in the hands, not only of every member of Company E, but of the 12th Alabama. Captain C. M. Thomason. He succeeded Captain Meroney, but resigned his commission and joined the Seventh Alabama cavalry. He was a teacher of note. Captain John Rogers was promoted captain of the company, and on May 12, 1864, while leading a charge at Spotsylvania Courthouse, was mortally wounded, and on the 19th of the month died. He was a gallant young man. First Lieutenants: W. L. Meroney, C. M. Thomason, John Rogers. Second Lieutenants R. H. McCampbell, W. A. Lankford, Alex. Majors. Of this officer I have written in connection with the battle of Snicker's Gap, where he was killed by my side. Casualties. At the battle of Seven Pines, May 31, 1862, twelve of this fine company were killed on the
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.33 (search)
B. Potter, of Burnside's Corps, page 920 of Record, says: The usual skirmishing and artillery fire continued till the morning of the 18th (May 1864) when we attacked the enemy with vigor all along the line, made three charges on his works and met with considerable loss. We did not succeed in carrying his works, hut gained some important ground, rendering parts of his line untenable. General W. N. Pendleton, General Lee's Chief of Artillery, pages 1054 and 1056, of Record, says: (May 12, 1864) Major Cutshaw was assigned to the command of Hardaway's battalion and Major Page put in command of the combined remnants of his own and Cutshaw's battalions. On the morning of the 18th, the enemy again attempted to carry the line still held by the Second corps near the scene of the former conflict. This time, however, he met guns in position to receive him. His heavy force was allowed to get within good range of our breastworks. There the guns under Colonel Carter (Hardaway's battal