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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Another account of the fight. (search)
e truth of what I have written. A pretty fight. It was the prettiest fight I ever saw. We did not have one man hurt, though several of us had holes through our clothing. At the bridge, beside Mr. Burke and Dr. Sutphin, Jack Carter, who was a farmer and lived near Mount Carmel, was killed by a shell. I have written my account of this fight as I saw it. All that has been said about that gallant old friend, Colonel T. S. Flournoy, I heartily indorse, as well as the gallantry of Colonel Henry E. Coleman and those with him on the lower side of the bridge. The Halifax boys. But I do think that the Halifax boys are entitled to the credit of whipping a regiment of General Wilson's best troops with two guns. I may at some future time give my recollections of this battle if it is thought it will help some future historian to give a true account of this splendid fight which saved General Lee's army from immediate retreat, as the burning of this bridge would have cut off his supplie
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.28 (search)
nd east sides of the Staunton river. Colonel Coleman's position. Your statement says ColoneColonel Coleman assumed command of the forces at the bridge and prepared the defences; on the contrary, CColonel Coleman reported to me for service only a short time before the engagement actually began. nge. This was all done before I had seen Colonel Coleman, and well do I remember the words of gallween the devil and the deep sea. After Colonel Coleman reported to me I placed him in command ofee of the engagement, causing him to give Colonel Coleman due consideration in his congratulatory o of the river in this engagement, or that Colonel Coleman would have claimed for himself what your tle on the left bank of the river. Colonel Henry Eaton Coleman, I consider, was a man of high sensthe enemy. I regret the painful wound of Colonel Coleman, of the Twelfth North Carolina, who exhibto you for and obeying your orders. Colonel H. E. Coleman did not reach the bridge until the mor[3 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The First North Carolina Volunteers and the battle of Bethel. (search)
d at the Camp of Instruction of Weldon, N. C., where they will be organized into a regiment in like manner, viz.: 1. Warrenton Guards—Gaptain Wade. 2. Granville Greys—Captain George Wortham. 3. Halifax Light Infantry—Captain Whitaker. 4. Cleveland Guards—Captain Aug. W. Burton. 5. Catawba Rifles—Captain T. W. Bradburn. 6. Duplin Rifles—Captain Thomas S. Kenan. 7. Nash Boys—Captain William T. Williams. 8. Warrenton Rifles—Captain Jones. 9. Townsville Guards—Captain Henry E. Coleman. 10. Lumberton Guards—Captain Richard M. Norment. As soon as all the companies shall have assembled the commanding officers will hold an election for field officers of the regiment. Such of the above companies as may be stationed in this city will proceed to Weldon, N. C., on Saturday morning, the 11th instant, and report to the commander of the Camp of Instruction. All orders heretofore issued inconsistent with the foregoing are hereby annulled. Arms wi
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index (search)
ral H. V., 386. Brackett, General Albert G., 281. Brockenbrough, Dr., John, 327. Brooke, Captain John M , 3 Brotherhood of the Southern Cross, Order of, 288. Buchanan, Admiral F., 6, 75. Burke, Rev Mr., 53. Butler, General B. F., 62. Canada, Plan in, to rescue Confederate prisoners on Johnson's Island, 288. Chancellorsville, Battle of, 323. Chapultepec, General W. S. Walker at, 296. Chew's Battery, 65. Colby, General L. W., 265. Cole, Major R. G., 266. Coleman, Colonel, Henry Eaton, 52, 203. Colonial Virginian, The, 125. Confederate Army, The, Its numbers—troops furnished to, by States—its losses, and contrasted with that of Grant in 1865, 253, 399; Feeding of, when paroled, 266. Confederate, who led a Federal charge, A. 297. Confederate Flag, Return of General Maury's, 263. Confederate Soldier, Humor of the, 313. Confederate Veterans, United; General Gordon's Address to, 175;Homes for in the South, 313. Confederacy, Last Days of the, 329