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h Mississippi enlisted as the Home Guards of Marshall County, and were mustered into the State service at Holly Springs, February 16, 1861. Their checked trousers and workday shirts are typical of the simple equipment each man furnished for himself. The boots worn by Colonel Barry, at the right, were good enough for the average Confederate soldier to go through fire to obtain later on in the war. Lacking in the regalia of warfare, the Ninth Mississippi made a glorious record for itself in Chalmers' Brigade at Shiloh, where it lost its gallant Colonel, William A. Rankin. Never, said General Bragg, were troops and commander more worthy of each other and their State. the Southerners to hold their own against the ever increasing, well-fed and well-supplied forces of the North. To quote again the able Englishman just mentioned, Judicious indeed was the policy which, at the very outset of the war, brought the tremendous pressure of the sea power to bear against the South, and had her s
men working their way up the slope came the order to retire. General Chalmers, of Withers Division, did not get the word. Down in the ravinf battle. Here they stand, ununiformed but fearless. Attached to Chalmers' Brigade on the extreme right at the opening of Shiloh these soldiierce attack that caused the surrender of Prentiss' division. General Chalmers wrote of the bravery of these Mississippians when attacked in il the order of retreat was received. Bragg reported: Brigadier-General James Chalmers, at the head of the gallant Mississippians, filled — h For an hour his guns increased the difficulties of Jackson's and Chalmers' brigades as they made their way to the surrounding of Prentiss. ithers set his division in motion to the right toward this point. Chalmers' and Jackson's brigades marched into the ravine of Dill's Branch athers' desperate attempt on the Landing. The dauntless brigade of Chalmers, whose brave Southerners held their ground near the foot of the ra
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 1: The Opening Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), Engagements of the Civil War with losses on both sides December, 1860-August, 1862 (search)
ssing. Maj.-Gen. A. P. Hill's Division, 619 killed, 3,251 wounded. Maj.-Gen. T. J. Jackson's command, 966 killed, 4,417 wounded, 63 missing. Maj.-Gen. T. H. Holmes' Division, 2 killed, 52 wounded. Maj.-Gen. J. E. B. Stuart's Cavalry, 15 killed, 30 wounded, 60 missing. Artillery, Brig.-Gen. W. N. Pendleton, 10 killed, 34 wounded. Total, 2,820 killed, 14,011 wounded, 752 missing. July, 1862. July 1, 1862: Booneville, Miss. Union, 2d Ia., 2d Mich. Cav. Confed., Gen. Chalmers' Cav. Losses: Union 45 killed and wounded. Confed. 17 killed, 65 wounded. July 4-28, 1862: Gen. Morgan's raid in Kentucky. July 6, 1862: Grand Prairie, near Aberdeen, Ark. Union, detachment of the 24th Ind. Confed. No record found. Losses: Union 1 killed, 21 wounded. Confed. 84 killed, wounded, and missing (estimate). July 7, 1862: Bayou Cache, also called cotton Plant, Round Hill, Hill's plantation, and Bayou de view. Union, 11th Wis., 33d Ill., 8
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 13: results of the work and proofs of its genuineness (search)
nals, there will be hot work to-morrow. The heroism of the Fourth Alabama, illustrated in the fierce struggle on that morrow, has been heralded to the world, and is now historic. In the thick of the fight, at about 11 o'clock, Lieutenant James Camp Turner fell, pierced through the breast. Tell my sister, said he, I die happy on the battle-field, in defence of my country; and with these words on his lips—his dying message to his idolized, only sister—his pure spirit ascended to God. James Chalmers, of Halifax county, who fell on the outpost and died several days after at Fairfax Court House, is thus spoken of by an intimate friend: He possessed all the higher attributes of a Christian warrior, with hand on hilt and eye on heaven, fighting at once under the banner of his country and the Cross of his Saviour. He had been for many years a most consistent member of the Episcopal Church, and he carried his piety with him into every relation of life. At home he was a working C
exceptions, behaved well. Among the others mentioned by Chalmers were Serg.-Maj. William A. Rains and Private Fleming Thompson, of the Ninth, two brave Mississippi boys of but seventeen years of age, who accompanied him on horseback, and in the absence of staff officers bore orders under the heaviest of the fire. The brigade went into action with 1,740 men, captured 1,600 prisoners, and lost 82 killed and 343 wounded. General Bragg in his official report of the battle, wrote: Brig.-Gen. James Chalmers, at the head of his gallant Mississippians, filled—he could not have exceeded — the measure of my expectations. Never were troops and commander more worthy of each other and of their State. The Mississippi cavalry were distinguished on this field. Col. A. J. Lindsay, commanding the First cavalry—in which Miller's battalion was incorporated, with that officer as lieutenant-colonel—went into battle with Cheatham. After the withdrawal of the Confederate army, the Mississippi ca
m Shiloh the loss of 10,699 was rapidly repaired, raising the aggregate to 64,500, effective total 32,212. About a month later the aggregate was 112,092, but the effective total was only 52,706, largely on account of the sickness which was terribly prevalent while this great army was held inactive. The assignment of Mississippi commands in this army was as follows: In Polk's First corps, Maxey's brigade, Twenty-fourth infantry, Stanford's and Smith's batteries. In Bragg's Second corps, Chalmers' brigade, Fifth, Seventh, Ninth, Tenth and Thirty-sixth (Blythe's) infantry. In Hardee's Third corps, Wood's brigade, Thirty-third infantry. In Breckinridge's corps, Statham's brigade, Fifteenth and Twenty-second infantry. In Van Dorn's army, Ruggles division, Anderson's brigade, Thirty-sixth infantry; Walker's brigade, Thirty-seventh infantry. On May 6th, General Bragg was given immediate command of the army of the Mississippi, General Beauregard retaining general command of the combi
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Graduates of the United States Military Academy at West Point, N. Y., [from the Richmond, Va., Dispatch, March 30, April 6, 27, and May 12, 1902.] (search)
f Northern Virginia. Frank Huger. 1877. Born Virginia. Appointed at Large. 31. Colonel, 1865, commanding Huger's Battalion of Artillery, Artillery First Corps, Army of Northern Virginia. Edward B. D. Riley. 1880. Born Indian Territory. Appointed at Large. 34. Lieutenant-Colonel, 1864. Chief of Ordnance, Hindman's Corps, Army of Tennessee. Harold Borland. 1887. Born North Carolina. Appointed Arkansas. 41. Captain, Acting Assistant Adjutant-General to Brigadier-General Chalmers, 1861, Army of the Mississippi. 1861 (May). Llewellyn G. Hoxton. 1893. Born District of Columbia. Appointed at Large. 6. Lieutenant-Colonel, commanding Hoxton's Battalion Artillery, Hardee's Corps, Army of Tennessee. Nathaniel R. Chambliss. 1896. Born Virginia. Appointed Tennessee. 9. Major, June 9, 1862. Chief of ordnance, Hardee's Division, 1862; in 1863-‘64 commanding arsenal, Charleston, S. C. Charles E. Patterson. 1903. Born Indiana. Appoint
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Appendix. (search)
st Lieut., C. M. Blackford. Second Lieut., Van R. Otey, Second Lieut., Wm. H. Stratton. Second Lieut., A. D. Warwick. Second Lieut., John Alexander. Second Lieut., John O. Thornhill. Second Lieut., J. P. Robertson. Lieutenant, R. B. Isbell. First Sergt., Wm. Langhorne. First Sergt., Robert W. Lacy. Second Sergt., E. G. Scott. Second Sergt., John S. Massie. Third Sergt., A. S. Watson. Fourth Sergt., W. B. Cross. Sergeant, M. B. Langhorne. Sergeant, C. Christian. Sergeant, James Chalmers. Sergeant, John T. Luckett. Corporal, S. M. Alexander. Corporal, C. V. Donohue. Corporal, F. M. Stone, Privates. Abbott, J. P. Alexander, E. A. Barnes, A. J. Bays, John R. Akers, E. A. Allen, T. W. Barnes, E. F. Berkley, Joseph. Bibb, John R. Bowman, N. B. Boyd, James. Brooke, St. George T. Browning, John. Carnefix, E. M. Clay, D. C. Cox, John C. Cox, Samuel, Crumpton, Robert. Dobyns, Joe. Early, S. H. Edwards, J. T