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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Kirby Smith's campaign in Kentucky. (search)
my seas of summer time. Flags of battle, hanging yonder, Flutter not at strife's increase; On their pulses lie the fingers Of the Great Physician — Peace.In the marble camp before us, Silence paces to and fro-- Spectre of the din of battles Hard fought in the long ago. While he marches, from the meadows, O'er the heights, around the curves; Come the men of many combats-- Death's Grand Army of Reserves.In the swift advancing columns, Many a battle-blazoned name. With Stuart, Ewell, Hays and Ashby, Bears the honor cross of Fame. Down the spectral line it flashes-- Glorious symbol of reward Won when all the world was looking Unto Lee and Beauregard.From the war-graves of Manassas, Fredericksburg and Malvern Hill; Carrick's Ford and Massanutton, Fast the shadowy legions fill. From the far off Rappahannock, From the red fields of Cross Keys, Gettysburg — the Wildernesses-- From defeats and victories:Tired trooper — weary marcher-- Grim and sturdy cannonier-- Veteran gray, and slender str<
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Memoir of the First Maryland regiment. (search)
ight. The next day — though relieved as rear guard--Ashby, who had just been made a General, asked Colonel Johridge spans the Shenandoah. While the cavalry under Ashby had dismounted, during one of those numerous halts, ankees were, however, they were not quick enough for Ashby, who instantly formed and charged, routing them totalonel of cavalry, and sent off to the Valley to meet Ashby. His only interview with the Virginia Cavalier was when he was riding bareheaded behind one of Ashby's troopers — a prisoner. He expressed profound disgust at th which he attributed his whole disaster. As soon as Ashby chased the remnants of the Yankees back he returned,got up next to the Fifty-eighth Virginia. Ewell and Ashby rode at the head of the column — the latter explainiies D and G of the regiment out as skirmishers under Ashby's immediate command. Moving cautiously along, in thd. The fight, short as it was, had cost us dearly. Ashby's horse fell at the first fire, immediately jumping <
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 3.22 (search)
close and bloody. Colonel Johnson came up with his regiment in the hottest period of the fire, and by a dashing charge in flank, drove the enemy with heavy loss, capturing Lieutenant Colonel Kane commanding. In commemoration of their gallant conduct, I ordered one of the captured Bucktails to be appended as a trophy to their flag. The gallantry of the regiment on this occasion is worthy of acknowledgment from a higher source, more particularly as they avenged the death of the gallant General Ashby, who fell at the same time. --Ewell's Report of the Battle of Cross Keys. As soon as we arrived at Staunton Colonel Johnson prepared a written statement of the dispute in the regiment, of the complaints of the men and his own knowledge and opinions of them, and of the facts on which they were based, and sent them to Richmond, by Captain Murray, who delivered it to a trusty person in Richmond, to be handed to the Secretary of War. Before sending it he read the paper to several of the
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Notes on Ewell's division in the campaign of 1862. (search)
undred men) got engaged with the Pennsylvania Buck-Tail Rifles, and had their hands full till the First Maryland came to their help. The fight lasted only half an hour. Our loss was seventy-five, that of the enemy nearer one hundred and fifty. Ashby was killed ten steps in front of the line of the Fifty-eighth Virginia trying to induce them to charge. His horse was killed under him, and he had scarcely disengaged himself and started forward when he, too, was killed, shot directly through thnd Captain Brown's (formerly Captain Gaither's Company, and in the First Virginia Cavalry) Company of Maryland Cavalry was left under command of Colonel Bradley T. Johnson. While in the valley all the cavalry had been placed under command of General Ashby--after his death Beverly W. Robertson was appointed Brigadier-General and assigned to the command. He arrived just as we left the valley. I forgot to mention that Captain Hammond's Company of the Cavalry had been acting as couriers for Ge
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Longstreet's report of the Pennsylvania campaign. (search)
I supposed the intimation meant other preparation; and knowing of nothing else that I could do to render my preparations complete, I supposed that it was desirable that I should cross the Shenandoah. I therefore passed the river, occupied the banks at the ferries opposite the gaps, and a road at an intermediate ford which was practicable for cavalry and infantry. On the following day the enemy advanced his cavalry in full force against General Stuart, and drove him into and nearly through Ashby's Gap. I succeeded in passing part of McLaws's division across the river in time to occupy the gap before night, and upon advancing a line of sharpshooters the next morning at daylight, the enemy retired. I believe that he engaged the sharpshooters lightly. General Stuart reestablished his cavalry, and McLaws's division was withdrawn to the west bank of the Shenandoah before night. On the 23d I received orders to march via Berryville, Martinsburg, and Williamsport, into Maryland. The