Your search returned 73 results in 19 document sections:

1 2
ition in the march from Atlanta to the Atlantic. To mention by name each officer who distinguished himself in battle, would be to give a roll of all my officers, with perhaps one single exception, for those who erred in Millen's Grove fought well and gallantly before that fight, in which I am willing that a misconstruction of orders should be their shield. However, I feel constrained to bear testimony to the good conduct and gallantry of Adjutant Mitchell, and Lieutenants Jones, Baker, and Bryan; also to the gallantry of Sergeants Jackson, of company B, and Holland, of company H, and private Pierce, of company A, who, when surrounded by rebels, refused to surrender, but fought his way out like a man. To my battalion commanders, Major C. T. Cheek and Captain John A. P. Glore, my heartfelt thanks are due. On all occasions when I needed brave men and true counsel, I found them ready to support me, and I would especially recommend them to those who have the good of the country at hea
sition been made, when orders were received from General Magruder, through Lieutenant Bryan, a member of his staff, to fall back to the railroad bridge with my whole Walker; Majors C. C. Cole, Vandegraff; Lieutenants Young, Norwood, Crittenden, Bryan, Haskell, Shotwell, Thirty-fourth North Carolina; Captains Collins, Engineer; aollowed. Proceeding to execute it, I sent my principal Adjutant-General, Major Henry Bryan, to put in motion the brigade of General Wright. This was about half past 5 o'clock P. M. Having given Major Bryan ample time to execute this order, and finding Jones's division not yet up, owing to the extreme difficulty of the ground o I regret to lose the services of my gallant and efficient Assistant Adjutant-General Major Henry Bryan, who was twice severely wounded, whilst accompanying Cobb's before five o'clock, I received an order from General Magruder, through Captain Henry Bryan, one of his staff, to advance immediately, and charge the enemy's batter
(the Eighteenth Mississippi,) who occupied the river bank below the town, drove back the enemy in their first attempt to cross the river, and kept them in check until about half past 3 o'clock P. M., when two regiments, the Sixteenth Georgia (Colonel Bryan) and Fifteenth South Carolina, (Colonel DeSaussure,) were sent to his support; and it being then deemed advisable the whole force was withdrawn to the river road, where they remained until daylight the next day, when they rejoined their brigae Bowling Green road to the support of the picket at the Ferneyhough farm, commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel Luse, Eighteenth Mississippi, and was formed on the right, upon the edge of Deep Run, in front of the road, with the Sixteenth Georgia, Colonel Bryan, on the left of Lieutenant-Colonel Luse. The command remained in that position, with three companies thrown forward towards the river as skirmishers, until ordered to retire to the Bowling Green road by General Kershaw, late in the day. The
. Captain Saunders, in his official report, calls special attention to the efficiency of Lieutenants E. Price and J. L. Farrow of the Thirty-third regiment. Lieutenant Bryan, ordnance officer, and Lieutenant Nicholson, brigade inspector, discharged their duties well, though the latter had but few stragglers and no skulkers to drir Lieutenant-Colonel Lightfoot and Major Gordon; the Twelfth, under Colonel Pickens and Captain Proskauer; the Twenty-sixth, under Lieutenant-Colonel Garvin and Major Bryan, and the Fifth, under Colonel Hall and Lieutenant-Colonel Hobson--moved in line of battle with this regiment, and, although passing through a dense and tangled and example. In this charge, Lieutenant Colonel E. L. Hobson was wounded, while gallantly rushing in front of his men, near the enemy's second line of works. Major Bryan, Twenty-sixth Alabama, was also wounded, near the same place and about the same time, while bravely performing his duties. Captain Watkins Phelan, who commande
n Hill, Ordnance Officer attached to these headquarters, having been sent to Battery Wagner, remained during a very prolonged tour of duty, which was performed in such manner as to elicit the warmest approval of the different commanders. Major Henry Bryan and Captain Maloney, of the Adjutant-General's department, are deservedly commended by Colonel Keitt and Brigadier-General Hagood. Majors Holcombe and Sage, Commissaries, and Captains Guerard and Woodward, Quarter-masters, have performedompany A, ten men of the Twenty-fifth South Carolina volunteers, under command of Lieutenants Brown and Taft. At about eleven o'clock P. M., I turned over the command of Battery Wagner to Captain Huguenin, and ordering my Adjutant-General, Major H. Bryan (a member of General Beauregard's staff), who had volunteered for special duty on Morris Island, to accompany me, I proceeded towards Cummins' Point. At the riflepits I received information that more transportation was ready, and I immediate
difficulties to contend with, and generally has met them successfully. I am also greatly indebted to my Chief Paymaster, Major A. B. Cooke, for the ability and energy he has displayed in the execution of the business of his office. To Major G. L. Gillespie, Chief Commissary of General Stevenson's division, and acting Chief Commissary of the army during the siege, I owe my thanks; much is due to his energy and good judgment. Also to Major Orme, General Stevenson's Chief Quartermaster. Surgeon Bryan, Medical Director of the Army of Vicksburg, accompanied me on the field, and performed all his duties there and during the siege to my entire satisfaction. Captain Bryce, Ordnance Store-keeper, displayed great ability and devotion to duty during the siege. He was everywhere he should have been, and was emphatically the right man in the right place. Colonel C. A. Fuller, Inspector of Heavy Artillery, and Lieutenant-Colonel J. S. Saunders, P. A., Chief of Artillery of the department, pe
gn of the best modern built — up guns. Wreck of the giant Blakely gun at Charleston Wreck of the giant Blakely gun at Charleston: view from the rear Views from within Charleston. The city of Charleston was fortified up to its very doorsteps, as is evidenced by these three photographs of the wrecked carriage of the immense Blakely gun on the Battery. The only battery in the path of the Federal fire was that containing this monster piece. Under date of January 6, 1864, Major Henry Bryan, Assistant Inspector-General at Charleston, reported that from August 21, 1863, to January 5, 1864, the observer in the steeple of St. Michael's Church counted 472 shells thrown at the city. Of a total of 225 investigated, 145 struck houses, nineteen struck in yards, and sixty-one struck in the streets and on the edge of the burnt district. Only about one third of these burst. The section of the city most frequently struck was bounded on the north by Market Street from East Bay to M
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, chapter 9 (search)
ring up reenforcements, he felt such apprehensions of soon becoming our prisoner, that he took from his pocket and tore up his diary and despatch book of the campaign. That the ground was less unfavorable for an assault from our right flank appears from the reports of Wright and Mahone, whose small force was not driven back at all, but made a lodgment and held their ground all night. Gen. Wright reports as follows:— At 4.45 o'clock I received an order from Gen. Magruder through Capt. Henry Bryan, one of his staff, to advance immediately and charge the enemy's batteries. No other troops had yet come upon the field. I ordered my men forward, and, springing before them, led my brigade, less than 1000 men, against a force I knew to be superior in the ratio of at least 20 to 1. Onward we pressed, warmly and strongly supported by Gen. Mahone's brigade, under a murderous fire of shot, shell, canister, and musketry. At every step my brave men fell around me, but the survivors pres
join on all officers and soldiers harmony, zeal, implicit and prompt obedience to orders, and confidence in themselves and their commanders; and success will then surely crown their efforts to drive the enemy from our soil, and establish the independence of our country. The following are the officers of my personal and general Staff: 1st Lieutenant A. R. ChisolmA. D. C. 1st Lieutenant A. N. ToutantA. D. C. Colonel George W. BrentA. A. G. Lieutenant-Colonel J. M. OteyA. A. G. Major Henry BryanA. I. G. Major J. B. EustisA. I. G. Major-General M. L. SmithChief of Engineers. Major Edward WillisChief Quartermaster. Major F. MolloyChief Commissary. Surgeon R. L. BrodieMedical Director. Surgeon Samuel ChoppinMedical Inspector. The Medical Director, Chief Quartermaster, and Chief Commissary will act only as inspectors of their respective Departments until further orders. All communications to the Headquarters of this Military Division will be addressed to this place un
f Texas, A. D. C. 3. Captain R. T. Beauregard, of Louisiana, Acting A. D. C. 4. Cadet H. T. Beauregard, of Louisiana, Acting A. D. C. 5. Lieutenant-Colonel A. G. Rice, of South Carolina, Volunteer A. D. C. 6. Lieutenant-Colonel S. B. Paul, of Virginia, Volunteer A. D. C. General Staff. 1. Colonel George W. Brent, of Virginia, A. A. G. 2. Lieutenant-Colonel John M. Otey, of Virginia, A. A. G. 3. Lieutenant-Colonel Alfred Roman, of Louisiana, A. A. and I. G. 4. Major Henry Bryan, of Georgia, A. A. and I. G. 5. Major James Eustis, of Louisiana, A. A. and I. G. 6. Captain Albert Ferry, of Louisiana, A. A. and I. G. 7. Lieutenant-Colonel J. R. Waddy, of Virginia, Chief Ordnance Officer. 8. Surgeon R. L. Brodie, of South Carolina, Medical Director. 9. Surgeon Samuel Choppin, of Louisiana, Medical Inspector. During the war General Beauregard had exerted himself to the utmost to have additional rank given to staff-officers who, in his opinion,
1 2