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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.38 (search)
War's bravest deeds. [from the Richmond, Va., dispatch, January 30, 1894.] The heroism of private Chew Coleman, of Crenshaw's Battery, at Spotsylvania Courthouse, May, 1864. In the desperate battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse, in May, 1864, when Grant and Lee were approaching Richmond on parallel lines, the Crenshaw Battery, of Pegram's Battalion, Army of Northern Virginia, was ordered by General Harry Heth to change its position to another part of the field. While the guns were being lchest of the caisson, and the heat set fire to the next one, but it did not explode immediately. The driver of the lead team, in his fright, tumbled from his horse, and the team made straight for the enemy's lines. The wheel driver, however (Chew Coleman, of Spotsylvania, by name), kept his seat, although next to the exploded chest, and the heat set fire to his jacket, which burned through to the skin, and, notwithstanding the flesh was crisping up, and he was suffering the most excruciating p
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
Colonel J. A., 215, 320. Chancellorsville, Battle of, 44, 382. Chapman, Captain R. F, 288. Charleston Convention of 1860, The, 154. Chew's Battery, 365. Chew, Col., Robt. Preston, 365. Chicago Light Artillery Co. A, its Claims as to Shiloh, 215. Chickamauga, Battle of, 141. Chickamauga. The C. S. Steamer, 278. Christmas of 1864, 272. Clark, Capt. M. H 310. Clayton, Gen. H. D, 146. Cleburne, Gen. P. R., 145; Anecdotes of, 299. Coke, Hon., Richard, 337. Coleman, Chew, 374. Cold Harbor. Battle of, 363, 368, 378, 380. Colorado, The, 269. Colquitt, Gen. A. H , 288. Colston, Gen. R. E., His Address before the Ladies' Memorial Association at Wilmington, N. C., 39. Confederate Camps, Papers of Value, 347. Confederate Point, 258 Confederate Soldier, The, his traits, 29, 221; trials, 34, 80; privations, 65, 359; morale of, 78; The Raw, 346. Confederate States Treasury Deposits, 304. Constitution, The Atlanta, Ga., cited, 165. Cornub