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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Southern Historical Society Papers. (search)
ieutenant, William S. Long. Not given. Junior Second Lieutenant, Kenneth Thigpen. September 7, 1861. Co. B—Captain, Lewis S. Williams. Not given. First Lieutenant William A. Owens. Not given. Second Lieutenant William P. Hill. October 18, 1858. Junior Second Lieutenant, Thomas D. Gillespie. April 16, 1861. Co. C—Captain, E. A. Ross. February 1, 1861. First Lieutenant, E. B. Cohen. February 1, 1861. Second Lieutenant, T. B. Trotter. February 1, 1861. Junior Second Lieutenant, C. W. Alexander. February 1, 1861. Co. D—Captain, Richard J. Ashe. November 28, 1860. First Lieutenant, James R. Jennings. July 29, 1861. Second Lieutenant, Richard B. Saunders. November 28, 1860. Junior Second Lieutenant, Richardson Mallett. July 29, 1861. Co. E—Captain, William Wallis McDowell. April 27, 1861. First Lieutenant, Washington Morrison Hardy. April 27, 1861. Second Lieutenant, George Henry Gregory. April 27, 1861. Junior Second Lieutenant, James Alfred Patton. April 27, 1861.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 3 (search)
t bright land was darkened with the black pall of despair and that grand cause crushed to earth by the weight of a host in arms well-nigh a million strong, he returned that sword to its scabbard as pure and stainless as when it first flashed in the face of the foe. This is neither the time nor the occasion, were I competent for the task, by close analysis of his character and deeds, to approximate the place of Lee in the Pantheon of the great. As a soldier he must yield precedence to Alexander, and Caesar, and Frederick, and Napoleon; but he was nevertheless a great captain, and as an accomplished English critic has written, In strategy mighty, in battle terrible, in adversity, as in prosperity, a hero, indeed. The bloody battles before Richmond, when, like a lion springing from his lair, he took the offensive, and hurling his army like a thunder-bolt on the legion of McClellan, he defeated him at Cold Harbor and drove him to refuge at Harrison's Landing, proves the truth of
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 18 (search)
t at the muzzle of the enemy's guns. Major Pyron was also in the thickest of the fray, and contributed much by his example to the success of the charge, as did also Lieutenant Ochiltree, of the General's staff. There were others there whom I now regret my inability to name. Where all, both officers and men, behaved so well, it is impossible to say who was most deserving of praise. The enemy retired across the river and were in full retreat. When Major Raguet, Captains Sheennan, Adair, Alexander, Buckholts, and Lieutenant Thurman reached the field with their companies, mounted, I asked and obtained permission from Colonel Green to cross the river with these companies to pursue the flying foe. When the head of the column reached the opposite shore we were ordered to return. Night closed in on the hard-won field of Val Verde. This brilliant victory, which, next to heaven, we owe to the heroic endurance and unfaltering courage of our volunteer soldiery, was not won without loss.