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The Daily Dispatch: August 5, 1861., [Electronic resource] 7 3 Browse Search
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War 5 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: July 31, 1861., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 2 0 Browse Search
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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., Jackson at Harper's Ferry in 1861. (search)
John Brown and his associates were tried and sentenced. From a photograph. the night, the Monticello Guards, Captain W. B. Mallory, and the Albemarle Rifles, under Captain R. T. W. Duke, came aboard. At Culpeper a rifle company joined us, and just as the sun rose on the 18th we reached Manassas. The Ashbys and Funsten had gone on the day before to collect their cavalry companies, and also the famous Black horse cavalry, a superb body of men and horses, under Captains John Scott and Welby Carter of Fauquier. By marching across the Blue Ridge, they were to rendezvous near Harper's Ferry. Ashby had sent men on the night of the 17th to cut the wires between Manassas Junction and Alexandria, and to keep them cut for several days. Our advent at the Junction astounded the quiet people of the village. General Harman at once impressed the Manassas Map of Harper's Ferry. Gap train to take the lead, and switched two or three other trains to that line in order to proceed to Strasbu
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 2 (search)
the Potomac, contending with three divisions of the United States army and superior forces of cavalry and artillery; yet the brave Southern volunteers lost not a foot of ground, but repelled the repeated attacks of the heavy masses of the enemy, whose numbers enabled them to bring forward fresh troops after each repulse. Colonel Stuart contributed materially to one of these repulses, by a well-timed and vigorous charge upon the Federal right flank with two of his companies, those of Captains Welby Carter and J. B. Hoge. It must not be supposed that such successful resistance by the Southern troops was due in any degree to want of prowess in their assailants. The army they fought belonged to a people who had often contended on the field on at least equal terms with the nation that had long claimed to be the most martial in Europe. The Northern army had the disadvantage, a great one to such undisciplined troops as were engaged on both sides, of being the assailants, and advancing
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 5 (search)
sion. It occupied a line of rifle-pits, strengthened by a redoubt, and covered by abatis. Here the resistance was obstinate; for the Federal troops, commanded by an officer of tried courage, fought as soldiers usually do under good leaders, and time and vigorous efforts were required to drive them from their position. But the resolution of Garland's and George B. Anderson's brigades, that pressed forward on the left through an open field, under a destructive fire; the admirable service of Carter's and Bondurant's batteries, and a skillfully combined attack upon the Federal left, under General Hill's direction, by Rodes's brigade in front, and that of Rains in flank, were finally successful, and the enemy abandoned their intrenchments. Just then reinforcements were received from their second line, and they turned to recover their lost position. But to no purpose — they were driven back, fighting, upon their second line-Couch's division at Seven Pines. R. II. Anderson's brigade, t
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 6 (search)
gons, from Tennessee to Mississippi, fully sustained this opinion. That time was more than three weeks. Brigadier-General Forrest, who was detached by General Bragg to operate on Major-General Grant's rear, was very successful in breaking railroads in Vest Tennessee. After destroying large quantities of military stores also, and paroling twelve hundred prisoners, he was pressed back into Middle Tennessee l)y weight of numbers. At the same time, a body of Federal cavalry under Brigadier-General Carter, supposed to be fifteen hundred, burned the Holston and Watauga railroad bridges near Bristol. As soon as Major-General Rosecrans was informed of the large detachment from the Confederate army of Tennessee to that of Mississippi, he prepared to take advantage of it, and on the 26th1 of December marched from Nashville toward Murfreesboroa. On his approach this movement was promptly reported to General Bragg by Brigadier-General Wheeler, who commanded his cavalry. In consequence
Brig.-Gen. Bradley T. Johnson, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 2.1, Maryland (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 5: Marylanders in the campaigns of 1861. (search)
ee with them about—and seized Harper's Ferry as the base of his 50 proposed negro insurrection in 1859. So the very first step taken in Virginia, after secession was agreed to, was the seizure of Harper's Ferry. Governor Letcher ordered the volunteers of the valley there within five hours after the convention passed the ordinance of secession on April l7th, and about dusk on the 18th, the Second Virginia regiment, Colonel Allen, with several detached companies and with James Ashby's and Welby Carter's troops of cavalry from Fauquier land Loudoun, took possession of the place, with its workshops and machinery. The Union officer that was posted there as the regular guard with a detachment of half a hundred infantry, retired after having set fire to the armory, where a large number of muskets were stored, and to the storehouses and machine shops. The Virginians got in in time to save most of the buildings and the machinery, and a large lot of gunstocks was afterwards shipped to Fayett
our batteries, commanded by Col. Imboden, of Augusta county, which a regiment of New York Zouave, in extended line was marching to out flank This Col. I. E. B. Stuart, with the quick eye of a true soldier, saw, and immediately ordered Capt. R Welby Carter, of the London, Volunteers, to leap a fence with about 35 of his company, and charge the Zouaves through their centre. In doing this, the company had to receive the fire of the whole regiment of the enemy for the distance of about two hundred yards--At it they went, however, four abreast and revolvers in hand. All the first four went down except John P Debutts, who was wounded in his right hand, Capt Carter's horse fell dead under him, but he called to his men to charge on, who having still with them their first and second Lieutenants Rogers and Chamberlin, went on. Others of the company fell — others cut their way through the centre of the Zouaves, then wheeled to the right and come through again. The centre of the Zouaves was b
Report of Capt. Welby Carter's Company.[correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.] Fauquier County, August 1st. I have seen several requests in your paper to Captains of companies to send the lists of the killed and wounded in the Manassas b State. Col. J. E. B. Stuart arranged the companies so that the first organized were in advance; the oldest being Capt Carter's, as it was a company prior to John Brown's invasion. At the time when the New York Zouaves were attempting to outfl owing, it is thought, to the fact that the Clark Cavalry did not understand the command; hence the dreadful havoc in Captain Carter's ranks, who charged forward with only thirty-three men. (Messrs. J. T. Carter, Gus Carter, T. Leath, C. Shamlin, Plaazell, of Md. Camp Rifles, Capt. Wm. Berkeley.--Only one wounded, private Baker, of Middleburg, dangerous. Capt. W. Carter's Cavalry--Killed — Frank Dowell, Enoch McCarty, G. Francis, John Plaster, Stephen Cornell, Peyton Wilson, and a Mr.
hey will not show their faces here again very soon. They were the most terrified body of troops that ever fled from a battle-field, and it is estimated that they left two millions of property behind them in artillery, small arms, ammunition, camp equippage, &c. &c., the road being strewn for miles, above and below this place, with their abandoned arms, stores, and equipments. It was certainly the best equipped army that ever took the field in this country. There are two Loudoun companies here, which were in the hottest of the fight on Sunday week, and suffered considerable loss--Capt. Rogers' Battery and Capt. Welby Carter's Cavalry Company. Carrier lost nine of his men on the field, and we understand one of Rogers' men has died of his wounds since the fight. The troops near here are all under the command of Gen. Elizey, who is quartered at Fairfax Station, and who was pronounced by Gen. Beauregard to be the Blencher of Manassas. He was promoted by the President on the spot. M.