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nt (with a North Carolina brigade) attacked the hill with impetuous courage, but soon sent for reinforcements. The Sixth Georgia and the brigade of Toombs of Jones' division went to his assistance. General Hill in person accompanied the column. They approached the crest in handsome order, but discipline was of no avail to hold them there, much less to make them advance further. They soon retreated in disorder. Gordon had made a gallant advance and some progress, as also had Ripley and Colquitt's and Anderson's brigades. Peninsula Campaign, p. 160. The task was, however, too great for their unaided strength, and having done all that men dare do, they were driven back with frightful loss—a loss, perhaps, of not less than 2,000 men. Just as Hill drew off his shattered brigades, Magruder ordered in his forces on Hill's right. The brigades of Armistead, Wright, Mahone, G. T. Anderson, Cobb, Kershaw, Semmes, Ransom, Barksdale and Lawton threw themselves heavily, not all at once, b
ill sent Garland's North Carolina brigade and Colquitt's Georgia brigade. Colquitt's brigade was poColquitt's brigade was posted by General Hill across the National turnpike. The Twenty-third and Twenty-eighth Georgia were the old Sharpsburg road, and to the right of Colquitt. Garland had five regiments, but the five ammmanding position considerably to the left of Colquitt. Ripley on arriving was directed to attach hk to its position. A skirmish line attack on Colquitt was driven back. While waiting for reinforceps, advanced on the National turnpike against Colquitt. Before the general advance in the afternoont, that on the extreme left, and that against Colquitt near the center. The attack on the right was This assault was especially directed against Colquitt's two brave regiments behind the stone fence. lost 38 of his 1,500 men, but failed to move Colquitt from his advantageous position. During thi and this brought into action the brigades of Colquitt and Garland, of D. H. Hill's division. Garla[3 more...]
al Jackson advanced. D. H. Hill's division, under Rodes, held the front line. On the left of this division was Iverson with the Fifth, Twelfth, Twentieth and Twenty-third North Carolina regiments. In reserve just behind Rodes' right brigade (Colquitt's), was Ramseur, with the Second, Fourth, Fourteenth and Thirtieth North Carolina regiments. Trimble's division under Colston composed the second line; in this were the First and Third North Carolina regiments. A. P. Hill's formed the third lined, and this exposing the three regiments Pender had in advance, they, too, fell back. At this juncture the flank attack of French, and later Humphreys, struck the Confederate left. Iverson and Thomas hurried some troops there, and Colston and Colquitt soon stopped the movement, and the general Confederate advance followed. Iverson's brigade loss was 370 men. While these North Carolinians and others were striking so manfully on the left, Ramseur's Carolinians and Doles' Georgians were war
som's division. General Whiting arrived at Petersburg on the 13th, and General Beauregard, after explaining to him his plans, set out, escorted by a regiment of Colquitt's brigade and Colonel Baker's Third North Carolina cavalry, to assume command in front. General Beauregard estimated his strength at 25,000 men. On the 13th succeeded to the command of the brigade. On the 16th, General Beauregard, putting Ransom's division on his left, next to Drewry's bluff, Hoke's on his right, Colquitt in reserve, ordered an attack at daylight. The attack was to begin by Ransom's turning the Federal right. Whiting's division, then at Walthall Junction, and ale having been promoted on General Daniel's death. General Hoke, to whom a permanent division, composed of Martin's and Clingman's North Carolina brigades and Colquitt's and Hagood's brigades, had been assigned, also reported to General Lee at Cold Harbor just in time to be of the utmost service to him. Commenting on the ser
and to stand with a full knowledge that their distant homes were being ruthlessly desolated, and that the pangs of hunger were pressing cruelly upon their unprotected families. What Captain Elliott says of Martin's North Carolina brigade was, changing only the numbers, true of every brigade that there lived in the ground, walked in the wet ditches, ate in the ditches, slept in dirt-covered pits. He says: At the beginning of the siege, June 20th, the report of Martin's brigade, occupying Colquitt's salient, showed 2,200 men for duty. In September, when they were relieved, the total force was 700 living skeletons. Occupying the sharp salient, the work was enfiladed on both flanks by direct fire, and the mortar shells came incessantly down from above. Every man was detailed every night, either on guard duty or to labor with pick and spade repairing works knocked down during the day. There was no shelter that summer from sun or rain. No food could be cooked there, but the scanty pr
nemy's gunboats at bay. Brig. Gen. W. W. Kirkland, of Orange, with his brigade, held the intrenched camp. He had highly distinguished himself as colonel of the Twenty-first North Carolina volunteers. At the foot of the hill were posted the Junior and Senior reserves, under Col. J. K. Connally. Across the Telegraph road, upon their left, was Battery A, Third North Carolina battalion, Capt. A. J. Ellis. Next was the brigade of General Clingman, and still further the Georgia brigade of General Colquitt. For tedious weeks the great guns of the mighty fleet, close in upon the left flank, and the sharpshooters in front, made no impression upon General Hoke and his men. General Schofield, however, came to reinforce his lieutenant, and the landing of his forces made necessary the evacuation of Forts Caswell, Holmes, Campbell, Pender and Anderson. The garrisons from these forts and part of Hagood's brigade became engaged at Town creek, and for some time gallantly defied all efforts to
som. The latter, in his report of the battle of Drewry's bluff, May 16th, said that after they had gained the enemy's outer works, and were in confusion in the midst of a dense fog, a sudden assault was delivered by the Federals, driving back the left of Hoke's division. Though ammunition was almost exhausted, Colonel Lewis was ordered to throw the only regiment he had in hand at double-quick to the point of danger, which was handsomely done, and he engaged the enemy long enough to allow Colquitt's brigade, of the reserve, to arrive. In command of his brigade, assigned to Ramseur's division, General Lewis participated in Early's victorious march down the Shenandoah valley and through Maryland to Washington, and in the hard battles with Sheridan in the valley, during the remainder of 1864, and then returning to Richmond and Petersburg was on duty there until the retreat westward. In a desperate fight of the rear guard at Farmville, April 7th, he was severely wounded and taken priso