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Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 11: religious life of Lee's Army (search)
in the company,--whom we will now identify as Allan and Billy,--and in a later chapter will refer high, moral men, but neither was a christian; Allan and I were law students when the war interruptn a pool or stream of water with Billy or with Allan, each of us scrubbing away at his only shirt, s and would be well. The facts relating to Allan's conversion and death are so remarkable that er at Johnson's Lsland in the spring of 1865. Allan was, as before intimated, rather prone to intrhimself. A few days before Billy's return, Allan and I were washing our clothes, and I, as usuaI said decidedly: You have no business, Allan, and no need to face eternal death. That is nout of earshot of others I began: Well, Allan, to go back where we left off- He put his ast position. All thought the struggle over. Allan had just seen a friend on the staff who promistaff shattered in his hands. No. 1 was Billy; Allan was gunner, and stooped to unkey the other spo[2 more...]
William Tecumseh Sherman, Memoirs of General William T. Sherman ., volume 1, chapter 13 (search)
be no want of them. When we begin to act on shore, we must do the work quickly and effectually. The gunboats under Admiral Porter will do their full share, and I feel every assurance that the army will not fall short in its work. Division commanders may read this to regimental commanders, and furnish brigade commanders a copy. They should also cause as many copies of the map to be made on the same scale as possible, being very careful in copying the names. The points marked e and g (Allan's and Mount Albans) are evidently strategical points that will figure in our future operations, and these positions should be well studied. I am, with great respect, your obedient servant, W. T. Sherman, Major-General. The Mississippi boats were admirably calculated for handling troops, horses, guns, stores, etc., easy of embarkation and disembarkation, and supplies of all kinds were abundant, except fuel. For this we had to rely on wood, but most of the woodyards, so common on the
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General B. E. Rodes' report of the battle of Chancellorsville. (search)
cept such as was necessary for hospital purposes, being left behind. On the evening of Wednesday, May 6th, my column was again in motion, and camped that night in their old quarters near Grace church, having been absent eight days, participating in the achievement of a signal victory, capturing 15 pieces of artillery, 10 flags, 75,000 rounds of small-arm ammunition, and four bushels of musket caps, from the enemy. The small-arm ammunition and the caps afterwards fell into the hands of Major Allan, Corps Ordnance Officer, and Captain Marye, Ordnance Officer of Johnson's division. It is worthy of remark that the enemy abandoned such a large number of knapsacks in retreating to his works, that when this division began its homeward march in the rain, it was thoroughly equipped with oilcloths and shelter tents of the best quality. The division sustained a heavy loss in killed and wounded, principally on the second day. The conduct of its men and officers was such as to win the hi
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 11: second Manassas (search)
king an encounter in which the very existence of Jackson's command would be imperilled, and to ask what was the object which Gen. Lee considered as warranting such an extremely dangerous manoeuvre. The answer is not an easy one. . . . We shall. . . . only remark here that this move of Gen. Lee's in dividing his army, was an illustration of the daring, not to say hazardous, policy which he pursued in this summer of 1862. The best answer is the one given by Lee himself, who is reported in Allan's Army of Northern Virginia to have said, in referring to some discussion of this matter, — Such criticism is obvious, but the disparity of force between the contending forces rendered the risks unavoidable. It was scarcely 60 days since Ives, as has been told, stopped his horse in the road to say to me,— If there is a man in either army, head and shoulders above all others in audacity, that man is Lee, and you will live to see it. There has been speculation whether this turning
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 8: eagerness of the soldiers to hear the Gospel. (search)
, and none of us cared to disturb the child. Presently he rose—quiet still, tearless still—gazed down on his dead brother, then around at us, and, breathing the saddest sigh I ever heard, said just these words: Well, I am alone in the world. The preacher-captain instantly sprang forward, and placing his hand on the poor boy's shoulder, said solemnly, but cheerfully: No, my child, you are not alone, for the Bible says, When my father and mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up, and Allan was both father and mother to you: besides, I'm going to take you up, too; you shall sleep under my blanket tonight. There was not a dry eye in the group; and when, months afterwards, the whole battalion gathered on a quiet Sabbath evening on the banks of the Appomattox, to witness a baptism, and C—— at the water's edge tenderly handed this child to the officiating minister and, receiving him again when the ceremony was over, threw a blanket about the little shivering form, carried him in
et Hanson, Sumner217 Pearl Street Harris, Philip 21 Mt. Vernon Street Harris, Ada21 Mt. Vernon Street Harvey, Bernice86 Gilman Street Haven, Mrs. G. D.181 Washington Street Hawes, F. M.257 School Street Hayes, Mrs. W. T.252 Medford Street Hayes, Ethel252 Medford Street Hayes, Mrs. Robert256 Medford Street Hersey, Estolle19 Shawmut Street Higgins, Ruby10 Waldo Street Higgins, Elmer 16 Gilman Terrace Hill, Mrs. Andrew G.30 Dartmouth Street Hill, Gertrude30 Dartmouth Street Hill, Allan30 Dartmouth Street Hills, Maud.20 Tufts Street Holmes, Edna 214 Broadway Holmes, Ruth22 Fountain Avenue Hooper, Leona41 Munroe Street Horton, George36 Everett Avenue Horton, Bessie22 Everett Avenue Horton, Chester 22 Everett Avenue Horton, Arthur22 Everett Avenue Houghton, George 20 Gilman Terrace Humiston, Mrs. F. R.43 Fairmount Avenue Humiston, Doris43 Fairmount Avenue Hutchins, Fred19-A Morton Street Jacobs, Helen59 Gilman Street Jacobs, Leon 59 Gilman Street Jacobs, Cyril
time, by the aid of guards and artillery, he had kept intact, and move toward Warrenton. These movements would bring him into line of battle facing any movement of Lee from Sulphur Springs toward Warrenton. Longstreet's batteries gave parting salutes to these backward movements. Reynolds' division of 6,000 men, from Aquia creek, reported during the forenoon of the 23d, and followed after McDowell. The courage and ready wit of a Confederate soldier are well illustrated by the story that Allan tells in his Army of Northern Virginia: Maj. A. L. Pitzer, of Early's staff, in attempting to find the Thirteenth Georgia regiment, was taken prisoner by a scouting party of the Sixth Federal cavalry. Overmatched in force, the major had recourse to his wits. He persuaded his captors that they were within the Confederate picket lines, and would be fired on whichever way they attempted to escape. He offered to lead them safely in if they would submit to his guidance. The offer was accepted
lded banners making gay their gallant step. But these were no holiday soldiers; they struck long and hard, The losses in these two divisions in their attack on the center were 2,915. and in vastly superior force. So immovably, however, did the battle-tried North Carolinians and Alabamians, aided later by R. H. Anderson's division, Rebellion Records, Vol. XIX, p. 191, et seq. die in piles on the sunken road in which they fought, that they have made it immortal as Bloody Lane. Colonel Allan says: After a most gallant resistance, Hill was driven from the Bloody Lane. Anderson was involved in the defeat, and it looked as if the enemy was about to pierce the Confederate center. The noble efforts of many brave men prevented this result. The artillery was managed and served with a skill never surpassed. Fragments of commands fought with a splendid determination. As General Longstreet says, the brave Col. J. R. Cooke (Twenty-seventh North Carolina) showed front to the en
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 2 (search)
art of the supplies for the troops were necessarily drawn from Lynchburg and Richmond. To prevent delay, therefore, orders were sent to these places directing supplies to be forwarded to convenient points along the line of march. Staunton was reached on the 27th of June. This was the most suitable point at which to supply the army, and there Early made a short halt to make the necessary arrangements to insure the uninterrupted continuance of his march. In this he was ably assisted by Colonel Allan, Majors Harman, Rogers, Hawks, and other members of his staff. The beautiful Valley of Virginia everywhere gave evidence of the ravages of war. Throughout the march down the Valley the unsparing hand of Hunter was proclaimed by the charred ruins of the once beautiful and happy homes. At Lexington the cracked and tottering walls of the Virginia Military Institute, the pride of Virginia and the Alma Mater of many of the distinguished sons of the South, were seen, and near them appeared
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Hanover Grays. (search)
5. First Lieutenant, George P. Haw, served from April 23, 1862, to 1865; lost an arm. Second Lieutenant, John W. Davidson, served from April 23, 1862, to 1865. Third Lieutenant, William N. Parsley, served from April 23, 1862, to 1865. Allan, James B. Allan, Robert (dead). Atkins, H. C. Atkins, William T. (dead). Batkins, Cornelius (dead). Bowles, William. Boyd, George G. (dead). Boyd, William (dead). Brown, Lucian. Brown, P. H. (lost arm and leg; dead). Allan, Robert (dead). Atkins, H. C. Atkins, William T. (dead). Batkins, Cornelius (dead). Bowles, William. Boyd, George G. (dead). Boyd, William (dead). Brown, Lucian. Brown, P. H. (lost arm and leg; dead). Burch, E. T. Burton, Marcus. Butler, John M. (dead). Carlton, Charles. Cook, Lawrence (dead). Corbin, John G. Cosby, John O. (wounded and dead). Christian, Horace (dead). Christian, R. A. (detailed; dead). Crump, Edward. Curtis, Armistead (dead). Dunn, John H. (killed at Drewry's Bluff). Dunn, Charles (killed at Drewry's Bluff). Dunn, Robert S. (wounded; dead). Dunn, Henry C. Ellett, Thaddeus (wounded). Ellerson, Thomas H. (wounded). Gaines, W
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