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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 5. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Battle of Murfreesboro. (search)
m our center was the signal for the attack. The Commanding-General desired that the movement should be made with the least possible delay. It was now 2½ o'clock P. M. Two of the brigades had to march about two miles, the other two about one mile. Brigadier-General Pillow, having reported for duty, was assigned by the Commanding-General to Palmer's brigade, and that fine officer resumed command of his regiment, and was three times wounded in the ensuing engagement. The Ninth Kentucky and Cobbs' battery, under the command of Colonel Hunt, were left to hold the hill so often referred to. The division, after deducting the losses of Wednesday, the troops left on the hill and companies on special service, consisted of some 4,500 men. It was drawn up in two lines, the first in a narrow skirt of woods, the second two hundred yards in rear. Pillow and Hanson formed the first line, Pillow on the right. Preston supported Pillow, and Adams' brigade (commanded by Colonel Gibson) supporte
thering that, with the force I had, it was madness to attempt to scale the hill, the hollow being raked by artillery situated opposite its mouth, and completely enfiladed with rifle-pits, in point blank range. I therefore deployed my men, and commenced firing upon the rifle-pits and works, which were being attacked by General Fagan, aiming to make as great a diversion as possible. I remained here until I was informed that the enemy had retaken the works on Graveyard Hill, when I sent Captain Cobbs, of Hart's regiment, with his company, to General Fagan, and to inform him that I was unable to attack the works in front, being now exposed to fire in rear, as well as flank. I crossed over the narrow ridge in front of the fort attacked by General Fagan, and the fire was so great and severe that the men were compelled to cross this ridge singly. When I reached the crest of the hill I discovered General Fagan's men in a rifle-pit in front of the main works, and they seemed too few, eve
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 6.35 (search)
eving guards every two hours, calls of sentinels and clanking of arms, that sleep is of short duration and very unsatisfactory. January 5th We amuse ourselves playing chess and cards, and reading a few old magazines. Captain Rankin received a kind letter from a lady signing herself Margaret J. Nisbet, telling him she had noticed his name published with other prisoners recently confined at the Old Capitol, and that she wrote to inquire concerning her relatives in Georgia, the Lumpkins, Cobbs and Nisbets. As Captain R.'s wounded arm prevented his writing, I replied for him, giving such information as we had. William P. Wood and Mr.----Clark are the prison superintendents. The latter seems to have special charge of us: he is a rough, but not a cruel man. On the same floor, near our room, the eccentric Miss Belle Boyd was recently imprisoned, and a few ladies are reported to be still here. Miss O'Bannon, of Shepherdstown, Virginia, was lately brought here for giving information
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Defence of Vicksburg in 1862--the battle of Baton Rouge. (search)
mounted home guards, who had managed to get through to the front, and which stampeded on being halted and fired on by the enemy's pickets. When order was restored it was found that Brigadier-General Helm had been seriously wounded, his horse having reared and fallen on him. His Aid-de-Camp, Lieutenant Alex. Todd, was killed, as were several of the men, and Lieutenant-Colonel Caldwell, of the Ninth Kentucky, and Captain Roberts, of the Fourth Kentucky, were wounded. Two of the three guns of Cobbs' battery were disabled. It was now nearly day, and the dispositions for attack promptly made, the command taking position in a single line to the right and left of the Baton Rouge and Greenwell Springs road. While the line was forming we could distinctly hear the reveille of the enemy. A field band was playing the Grand march from Norma, and every note was borne clearly out to us in the still air of early morning. Soon the order to advance was given, and the troops moved rapidly forwar
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The battle of Fredericksburg. (search)
n to lead and Hancock's to follow. The formation of each division was ordered to be brigade front with intervals of two hundred paces. Swinton, page 249. French's brigades was in the following order, viz: Kimball's, Andrews's, Palmer's, Hancock's, Zooks's, Meagher's and Caldwell's. The strength of the column was nine thousand men. At the foot of the hill against which this column was to move, and behind the stone revetment of the telegraph road already described, lay three regiments of Cobbs's brigade, and in a ditch on their left, between the Telegraph and Plank roads, was one regiment of Ransom's brigade, the whole under the command of General T. R. R. Cobb. These regiments were the Twenty-fourth North Carolina, Philips's Georgia Legion, Twenty-fourth Georgia, Eighteenth Georgia. On the crest of the hill at intervals on a front of about four hundred yards were the nine guns of the Washington artillery under Colonel Walton. These guns were four light 12-pounder guns, thre
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Roster of chaplains, army of Northern Virginia. (search)
s one that I made in February, 1865, so that while the regiments all appear, the corps, divisions, and brigades are different from their organization at an earlier period. General Longstreet's Corps (first Corps): Kershaw's Division. Bryan's Brigade. Tenth Georgia. J. C. Camp. Fiftieth Georgia. W. L. Curry. Fifty-first Georgia. C. H. Toy. Fifty-third Georgia. Wofford's Brigade. Sixteenth Georgia. Eighteenth Georgia. Twenty-fourth Georgia. Philip's Legion. Rev. Mr. Flinn. Cobbs'. Sharpshooters. Kershaw's (Old) Brigade. Brigade at large. W. P. Dubose. Second South Carolina. Third South Carolina. Seventh South Carolina. J. M. Carlisle. Eighth South Carolina. H. M. Brearley. Fifteenth South Carolina. H. B. McCallum. James' Battalion. Humphries' Brigade. Thirteenth Mississippi. Rev. Mr. West. Seventeenth Mississippi. W. B. Owen. Eighteenth Mississippi. J. A. Hackett. Twenty-first Mississippi. Rev. Mr. McDonald. Field's Division. Jenkins'
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The career of Wise's Brigade, 1861-5. (search)
200 men of all arms. This force could not in a thin skirmish line reach from battery No. 1 below the city to the plank road. The 46th and 26th were posted on the left from battery No. 1 to battery No. 6; tho 34th from battery No. 14 in the centre, and the Georgia battalion and the militia and irregular forces on the extreme right. Whilst in this position, the enemy numbering 22,200, including Hincks' corps of colored troops, commanded by (Wm. F.) Baldy Smith, advanced from City Point and Cobbs, at 3:30 o'clock A. M., and attacked Graham's battery and some of Dearing's cavalry below our line on the river road, by 8 A. M. on the 15th of June, 1864, and advanced in a body upon our left, from No. 1 to No. 5 where the worst constructed line of the war made a sharp salient angle, leaving the most commanding ground outside of our line in front. The battle was pressed hard upon the left until about 1 P. M., without making an impression, but our whole force had to be closed to the left, a
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Memoir of Jane Claudia Johnson. (search)
to underestimate the valor of our opponents, the writer, as a Georgian and commander of a Georgia regiment, hopes that he will not be taxed with exaggeration, or as claiming undue credit for the troops of his native State, when he says they covered themselves with glory in the bloody conflict they took so conspicuous a part in and around Chancellorsville, Va., on the 3d and 4th of May, 1863. The Georgia troops who took prominent parts in the several engagements were those of Phillips's and Cobbs's legions and the Sixteenth, Eighteenth, and Twenty-fourth Georgia regiments—the latter regiment the writer had the honor of commanding. These brave sons of noble old Georgia did their duty well and unflinchingly, losing heavily both of officers and men. Hundreds upon hundreds of these brave boys are now filling unmarked graves and long neglected trenches in and around Chancellorsville and all along the banks of the Rappahannock. These silent homes of honor and neglected abodes of patriots
The Daily Dispatch: November 3, 1860., [Electronic resource], English view of the late Royal visit. (search)
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almost every day's deeds in this protracted fight. I have sent you a small volume already, and wishing, but unable, to do justice to all, let me conclude by a few correct particulars in regard to the most unfortunate regiment, which deserved, but could not command, success. On Sunday, at 4 A. M., the 18th Mississippi, in the trenches at the foot of Marye's Hill, extended in single file at intervals of from five to ten feet apart over half a mile, thus 450 men guarded the space held by Cobbs whole brigade in the first battle of Fredericksburg. --Twice the enemy's columns were driven back in disorder. About 9 o'clock they asked and obtained a flag of truce to remove their dead and wounded, and thus discovered the small force holding the trenches. Soon afterwards about 10,000 advanced in five columns, one behind the other, and, although dreadfully slaughtered by the terrible fire from the trenches, they rushed over the ground covered with their dead and wounded and succeeded in