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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Report of the battle of Averysboroa, North Carolina, by General W. B. Taliaferro. (search)
ket line, to communicate with them, and was made prisoner. I was directed by Lieutenant General Hardee, that in the event that the enemy moved forward in the morning, I should hold the position occupied by Rhett's brigade, now commanded by Colonel Butler. First South Carolina infantry, until it was no longer tenable, and then fall back upon the position occupied by Elliott's brigade, which I had placed in position behind a narrow swamp some two hundred yards in rear of the first line — which ghteen months past to the heavy artillery of the enemy, told in the coolness and determination with which they received and returned the heavy fire of this day. I take pleasure in especially mentioning Brigadier-General Stephen Elliott and Colonel W. B. Butler, commanding brigades; Lieutenant-Colonel Brown, Second South Carolina artillery; Lieutenant-Colonel Joseph Yates, First South Carolina regiment artillery; Major Blanding, First artillery; Major Warley, Second South Carolina artillery; Majo
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Garland's report of the battle of seven Pines. (search)
vates Rawls, Morrison and Waller. Company E--Captain McCaslin; Lieutenant Reynolds (dead); Sergeant Roberts; Coroporals Howard and Cross; Private Burleson. Company F--Captain Pooser (killed); Privates Irvin (killed), Tillinghast, Pooser and Butler. Company G--Captain Flagg (killed); Lieutenants Brown and Wright, and Seargeant Roberts--wounded; Private Masters. Company H--Lieutenant Carlisle; Privates Papy (killed), Halman (wounded), A. Dupont and Crabtree. Company I--Corporal Belate (wounded). Company K--Captain Butler (killed). Company L--Captain Perry (killed); Privates Herndon, Dampier, Horton and Wilder. Fifth North Carolina. Lieutenant J. M. Taylor, Assistant Adjutant-General; Lieutenant J. A. Jones. Company E--Sergeant J. M. Miller, Color-Bearer; Corporals L-Bain and Benjamin Rollins. Company H--Sergeant James Goodman (for gallantry here and Williamsburg). Second Mississippi battalion. Company A--Private Sutton; Company B--Private Willis; Comp
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The battle of Averasboroa. (search)
of that morning, as described by General Taliaferro, Captain de Rosset, finding his men slowly pressed back, asked Colonel W. B. Butler, commanding Rhett's brigade, for orders; explaining that General Elliott was too far away, on the extreme right, to report to in the emergency. Colonel Butler replied: I have no orders to give you; his answer being evidently prompted by a not unnatural reluctance to give orders to troops under fire not a part of his command and not ordered to report to him. In the handling of his own brigade Colonel Butler evinced great skill and excellent judgment, and his praises were in every mouth. Turning then to an officer commanding a Georgia battalion on his right — probably the Twenty-third--Captain de Rosset advetermined upon, but in the act of giving orders for the formation for the movement, Captain de Rosset fell, almost at Colonel Butler's feet, shot through the lungs, as was supposed, mortally wounded. Even in that situation he rallied a few men, who
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Hampton's report of the battle of Trevylian's depot and subsequent operations. (search)
he two divisions. At daylight my division was ready to attack at Trevylian's — Butler's and Young's brigades being held for that purpose, whilst Rosser was sent to cons were made, General Lee sent to inform me that he was moving out to attack. Butler was immediately advanced and soon met the enemy, whom he drove handsomely untilinforced and took position behind works. Young's brigade was sent to reinforce Butler and these two brigades pushed the enemy steadily back, and I hoped to effect a se the enemy attacked. At 3.30 P. M. a heavy attack was made on my left, where Butler's brigade was posted. Being repulsed, the enemy made a succession of determinesomely repulsed. In the meantime General Lee had, by my directions, reinforced Butler's left with Wickham's brigade, whilst he took Lomax's brigade across to the Gorz. Lee co-operated with me heartily and rendered valuable assistance. Brigadier-General Butler, who commanded my division a part of the time, General Rosser and Colo
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Engagement at Sappony church-report of General Wade Hampton. (search)
emy — who had two lines of works — was so strong that I could not attack it in front, so at day-light I threw portions of Butler's and Rosser's brigades on the left flank of the enemy. At the same moment Chaimbliss advanced the whole of the front lid by Stony Creek depot, in order to get on the Halifax road to intercept them, should they attempt to cross below Reams'. Butler's brigade was sent to Malone's crossing, two miles south of Reams' station, and the other brigades were ordered to occupy the roads leading into the Halifax road. I moved up with Chambliss' brigade, following Butler, and soon after crossing Rowanty creek we met an advance of the enemy who had struck the Halifax road between Butler and Chambliss. These were charged anButler and Chambliss. These were charged and scattered, when another party were reported coming into the same road at Perkins' house. I took a portion of the Thirteenth Virginia, and meeting them, drove them back, and Lieutenant-Colonel Phillips pushed on, getting possession of the bridge ov
Federal troops in Alexandria, to the Captain of the steamer Powhatan. It will be remembered that this company afterwards took the oath of allegiance and were released: Steamer Powhatan, Navy-Yard, June 6, 1861. We, the undersigned, now held by the United States as prisoners, desire to express to D. C. Woods, U. S. A, (acting captain of our boat,) our grateful appreciation of the kindness he has shown us. We hope that in his future career in life, those with whom he may come in contact may render his "times" as agreeable as he has made our sojourn with him. "May his shadow never grow less." Signed by M. Dulany Ball, Capt. C. S. A.; I. M. Grisby, Lieut. C. S. A.; James W. Nelson, W. E. Ford, R. D. Warfield, R. Williams, J. B. Monroe, W. H. Kirby, J. C. Kincherton, J. W. Cooksey, W. B. Butler, Edwin Reid, J. L. Speaks, E. F. Thomson, J. E. Burke, J. F. Nelson, A. Tennent, F. M. Smith, John Clump, Summerfield Ball, John H. Ball, Basil Alexander, Alexander M. Smith.