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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore), A friendly interview between pickets. (search)
the picture; but on regaining his composure, he said that his brother had it in his possession, and must have lost it in the fight. He then asked the name of the one to whom he was indebted for the lost likeness of his mother, remarking: There may be better times soon,, and we may know each other better. He had taken from his pocket a small pocket-Bible, in which to write the address, when Alex.----, who had taken no part in the conversation, fairly yelled: I know that book! I lost it at Bull Bun! That's where I got it, Mr. Yank, said the rebel, and he handed it to Alex. I am much obliged to you, Georgia Legion, for I wouldn't part with it for all the Southern Confederacy. I was a little curious to know something further of the book, so I asked Alex. to let me see it. He passed it to me. I opened it, and on the fly-leaf saw written in a neat hand: My Christmas-gift, to Alex.----, December 25th, 1860. Ella. Well, Alex., said I, it's not often one has the same gift presented to
held its ground firmly by the aid of its batteries, but not without heavy loss. Schenck, being now ordered by Sigel to strike the Rebel assailants in flank and rear, was soon briskly engaged; the enemy attempting to flank him in turn. At this moment, Gen. Kearny's division of Heintzelman's corps arrived on the field, by the Sudley Springs road, and went in on Sigel's right; while Reno, coming up by the Gainesville turnpike, supported our center; and Reynolds, Plan of second battle of Bull Bun, including the more important positions occupied from August 27 to September 1. Explanations. Aa--(arrow-heads)--indicate the route pursued by Jackson's forces, viz.: to Manassas Junction, Aug. 27; via Centerville to Groveton and Sudley Springs on the 28th, and on the 1st of September to near Germantown. The position of Hooker's and Ewell's forces in their engagement on the 27th, near Bristow, is shown; while the position of the commands of McDowell and Sigel, at Gainesville, and Ren
ve Gen. Burnside in charge at Acquia creek and come to Alexandria, as very great irregularities are reported there. Gen. Franklin's corps will march as soon as it receives transportation. On receipt of this I immediately sailed for Alexandria, and reported as follows to Gen. Halleck: Aug. 27, 8 A. M. I arrived here last night, and have taken measures to ascertain the state of affairs here, and that proper remedies may be applied. Just received a rumor that railway bridge over Bull Bun was burned last night. Aug. 27, 9.40 A. M. The town is quiet, although quite full of soldiers, who are said to be chiefly convalescents. The affairs of the quartermaster's department are reported as going on well. It is said that the Bull Run bridge will be repaired by to-morrow. The disembarkation of Sumner's corps commenced at Acquia yesterday afternoon. I found that he could reach Rappahannock Station earlier that way than from here. On the same day I received the followi
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter 17: Second battle of Bull Bun (search)
Chapter 17: Second battle of Bull Bun The next morning, June 2, 1862, my brother and I set out on leave with surgeon's certificate of disability. To Fair Oaks Station I rode beside the driver of the ambulance, while Lieutenant Howard, Capt. A. P. Fisk, and others reclined inside. At the station I had hardly reached the ground when General Philip Kearny rode up with his staff. They dismounted and stood near us, while Kearny and I grasped hands. He had lost his left arm in Mexico. To console me he said in a gentle voice: General, I am sorry for you; but you must not mind it; the ladies will not think the less of you! I laughed as I glanced at our two hands of the same size and replied: There is one thing that we can do, general, we can buy our gloves together He answered, with a smile: Sure enough But we did not, for I never met him again. He was killed at Chantilly. That evening I was near by but did not see him. All the passengers in our freight car, which left Fa
The Daily Dispatch: August 16, 1861., [Electronic resource], Hospital supplies for the Army of the Northwest. (search)
formidable batteries of rifled cannon. The Blight of Abolitionism. The New York correspondent of the New Orleans Picayune, in a letter dated August 3d, adverts to the infamous falsehoods published by the Abolition press, which found a multitude of believers previous to the battle of Manassas, and says: Believing thus, they determined at once that the South should be thrashed, and the men and money were quickly forthcoming to do it. But have they done it? Let the thunders of Bull Bun answer! They found no "divided sentiment there!" They failed to discover the oft declared "weakness" there! They found no slaves in arms against their masters there! But they found an army countless as the leaves of the forest — and men who knew how to right for the sacred soil of home, which they stood upon! The eyes of the North have, indeed, been opened by this premature and inglorious "march upon Richmond," and our people now see in all its painful reality what a task this work of
ve also been parades of the Home Guards, with music, &c. No disturbance occurred. Massachusetts Politics. Boston, August 15 --The Democratic State Committee met yesterday at Worcester, and agreed to call a Convention to nominate State officers, to be held September 10th, in Worcester. Court martial of Col. Miles. Alexandria, Aug. 15 --The trial by court martial of Colonel Miles, charged with unofficer-like conduct on Centreville Heights, on the day of the battle of Bull Bun, is still progressing, the court being held in the City Council Chamber. The witnesses on the part of the prosecution are not more than half through. The counsel for Colonel Richardson, the complainant, is Lieutenant Colonel Lardner, of Detroit, and for Col. Miles, Reverdy Johnson, of Baltimore. Affairs at Alexandria. Alexandria, August 16 --In consequence of the increased shipment of stock over the Philadelphia and Baltimore Railroad, the cars belonging to that company
, such as the march of an army would raise. This excited apprehensions of General Patterson's approach. the enemy, under cover of a strong demonstration on our right, made a long detour through the woods on his right, crossed Bull Run two miles above our left, and threw himself upon the flank and rear of position. This movement was fortunately discovered in time for us to check its progress, and ultimately to form a new line of battle nearly at right angles with the defensive line of Bull Bun. on discovering that the enemy had crossed the stream above him, Colonel Evans moved to his left with eleven companies and two field-pieces, to oppose his advance, and disposed his little force under cover of the woods near the intersection of the Warrenton Turnpike and the Sundley Road. Here he was attacked by the enemy in immensely superior numbers, against which he maintained himself with skill and unshrinking courage. General Bee, moving towards the enemy, guided by the firing, h
determined upon. He has shown himself to be an officer of energy and ability. Major Thomas G. Rhett, after having discharged for several months the laborious duties of Adjutant-General to the commanding officer of Camp Pickens, was detached to join the army of the Shenandoah, just on the eve of the advance of the enemy; but volunteering his services, was ordered to assist on the staff of General Bonham, joining that officer at Centreville on the night of the 17th, before the battle of Bull Bun, where he rendered valuable services, until the arrival of General Johnston, on the 20th of July, when he was called to the place of Chief-of-Staff of that officer. It is also proper to acknowledge the signal services rendered by Colonel B. F. Terry and T. Lubbock, of Texas, who had attached themselves to the staff of General Longstreet. These gentlemen made daring and valuable reconnaissances of the enemy's positions, assisted by Captains Gorce and Chichester. They also carried orde
The Alexandria Rifles. This gallant company suffered severely in the fight of Monday last near Williamsburg. The company is composed of most excellent fighting material, and distinguished itself at the battle of Bull Bun on the 18th of July last. A member of the company who was in the fight of Monday furnishes us with the following list of casualties sustained: Killed.--Capt. John Humphreys, privates Engene Fairfax, Francis Acbott. John P. Thompson. Mortally Wounded.--James H. McVeigh, Samuel Paul. Dangerously Wounded--John Swann; Hugh S. Hill, leg broken; James Stickrev leg broken; Charles McKnight, arm shot off; J. Conrad Johnson, wounded in the arm. John F. Addison, who belonged to the same company, who received a commission in the same regiment as 2d Lieut. three days before the fight, was also killed.