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Toward the middle of July expectant eyes were turned to Virginia. The Confederate army under Generals Johnston and Beauregard was throwing itself into position to stop the On to Richmond march of the Federal army under Gen. Irvin McDowell. Two ever before fought on this continent, and the largest volunteer armies ever assembled since the era of standing armies Beauregard in Battles and Leaders. were approaching each other. Battle is always horrible, but this was most horrible in that theColonel Lightfoot, became separated from the right companies and took no part in the gallant rush forward, of which General Beauregard says, Fisher's North Carolina regiment came in happy time to join in the charge on our left. Official Report. l cut down and their commander seriously wounded. But the charge was a costly one. Colonel Fisher, in the words of General Beauregard, fell after soldierly behavior at the head of his regiment with ranks greatly thinned. With him went down many Nor
y seen, to surprise the town, but the rains delayed and exposed the movement. General Lee advised against an assault on the town on account of the loss it might entail. Letter to Longstreet.—Rebellion Records, XVIII, 966. In a letter to General Beauregard, then at Charleston and expecting to be reinforced from North Carolina, General Hill describes the objects of his attack on Washington: For the last four weeks I have been around Washington and New Bern with three objects in view—to harellion Records, XVIII, 959. The reason for these instructions was, that now as the spring was fairly opening there were loud calls for the troops operating in North Carolina. General Lee was trying to reinforce for his spring campaign. General Beauregard was asking for aid at Charleston, and the Richmond authorities were anxious to strengthen the Western armies. Hence the campaign in North Carolina was again reduced to defensive issues, and the troops moved to bigger fields. During the
hour. Rebellion Record, XXXIII, p. 310. General Hoke next moved against New Bern, and Roman says: General Hoke had already taken the outworks at New Bern and demanded its surrender; when in obedience to instructions from Richmond, General Beauregard sent him a special messenger (Lieutenant Chisolm, A. D. C.) with orders to repair forthwith to Petersburg, no matter how far his operations might have advanced against New Bern.... No time was lost in carrying out the order. Roman's Life of Beauregard, II, p. 199, Note. The effect that may be produced by the daring battle of a small force was most clearly shown by the attack of 306 North Carolina horsemen upon Kilpatrick's cavalry at Atlee's station near Richmond. On the 28th of February, General Kilpatrick was ordered by the Federal government to take 3,000 cavalrymen and six pieces of artillery and make a dash upon Richmond, then but slightly guarded. He was to be accompanied by Col. Ulric Dahlgren, and the avowed object
a was largely represented, fought, under General Beauregard's able direction, the battle of Drewry'sd General Ransom's division placed under General Beauregard's direction. Scattered troops were also hastily sent to Beauregard. That able soldier soon organized them into an effective command, and tn reached Petersburg on the 10th of May. General Beauregard at once placed Hoke in charge of the colg arrived at Petersburg on the 13th, and General Beauregard, after explaining to him his plans, set command of the brigade. On the 16th, General Beauregard, putting Ransom's division on his left, ce. From this admirably conceived plan, General Beauregard expected to destroy or capture Butler's artillery was engaged all the morning. General Beauregard says of this action that General Ransom'. On the right, General Hoke, of whom General Beauregard says, he handled his command with that rforced his way by Ames' men, reported to General Beauregard, and returned that afternoon with many p[3 more...]
that is, to destroy the lines of supply to the Confederate depot, Richmond, on the south side of the James, as close to that city as practicable, after those on the north side had been rendered useless. Campaign of 1864 and 1865. If Petersburg could be captured, but one railroad leading into the city of Richmond would be in Confederate hands. Just after the disappearance of the Union army from Lee's front at Cold Harbor, General Hoke's division was sent back to Petersburg to assist General Beauregard in the defenses around that city. It arrived just in time to be of most signal service. On the 13th of June, General Early, commanding Ewell's corps, was directed to take his command and move to the valley of Virginia, to meet Hunter. The North Carolina troops that followed Early up and down the valley, and shared in all the hardships of a campaign that had its full share of successes and reverses, were as follows: The Thirty-second, Fifty-third, Forty-third, Forty-fifth regiments
Chapter 16: Around Petersburg Beauregard's masterly defense Lee's army in place and Grant is foitured works. At the opening of the assaults on Beauregard's works around Petersburg, thee men holding those, at least 90,000 men were pressing daily against Beauregard. Colonel Roman says: With such fearful and almost incredible odds against him, General Beauregard, from the 15th to the 18th of June, maintained a successrtune that lent itself to such a result. Life of Beauregard, vol. II, p. 227. General Badeau, in his miltion of the failure of the great army to dispatch Beauregard: Then, indeed, when all their exertions had proverew inside the main works. At this time General Beauregard had only Wise's brigade, 2,400 strong, and Dearin were necessary to properly man these works. General Beauregard's number on the morning of the 16th was, he se lines were still in Confederate hands. But General Beauregard, not knowing that Longstreet's corps was near
Reynolds' brigade. During his absence, that regiment was commanded by Lieut.-Col. J. T. Weaver, whose gallant life was given up for his State. Through all the trying marches, hungry days and nights, stubborn fighting and nerve-testing vicissitudes, these noble men kept close to their colors, and illustrated by their patient endurance and cheerful obedience that they were of the heroic clay from which soldiers are made. After Hoke's division was recalled from New Bern to engage with Beauregard's army at Drewry's bluff, there were no military operations, except of minor importance, in North Carolina, until the first attack on Fort Fisher. Colonel Lamb, the heroic defender of the fort, thus describes his works: At this time Fort Fisher extended across the peninsula 682 yards, a continuous work, mounting twenty heavy guns, and having two mortars and four pieces of light artillery. The sea face was 1,898 yards in length, consisting of batteries connected by a heavy curtain and
ng threatened by Butler, he was called to that field, and joining Beauregard May 10th, was put in command of the six brigades sent forward to being ordered to Petersburg, won the rank of brigadier-general in Beauregard's campaign against Butler. Here he was in command of Hoke's old defeated the enemy at Suffolk March 9, 1864, and then fought with Beauregard before Petersburg, with Longstreet on the north side of the Jamesxpress purpose of organizing the cavalry of Generals Johnston and Beauregard in the West and Southwest, but New Bern having fallen, his destintz's raids with the handful of men at his disposal. He commanded Beauregard's left wing at the battle of Drewry's Bluff, May 16th, and gallan He was sent to inspect the works at Charleston harbor, and under Beauregard rendered valuable service, not only as engineer in fortifying Mor work, and made the arrangements for moving the army to reinforce Beauregard at Manassas Junction. His service at the glorious victory of Jul