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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 41 5 Browse Search
Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 30 2 Browse Search
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The Third, Roger A. Pryor, colonel, F. H. Archer, lieutenant-colonel, and Joseph Mayo, major; the Sixth, William Mahone, colonel, Thomas J. Corprew, lieutenantcol-onel, and W. P. Lundy, major; the Ninth, F. H. Smith, colonel, J. T. L. Preston, lieutenant-colonel, and Stapleton Crutchfield, major (the superintendent and two professors of the Virginia military institute); the Twelfth, D. A. Weisiger, colonel, F. L. Taylor, lieutenant-colonel, and Edgar L. Brockett, major; the Twenty-sixth, R. E. Colston, colonel, H. T. Parish, lieutenant-colonel, and John C. Page, major; the Forty-first, John R. Chambliss, Jr., colonel, George Blow, Jr., lieutenantcol-onel, and Fred W. Smith, major. The Forty-first had but seven companies. There was a cavalry regiment of eight companies, without field officers, and a battalion of field artillery of five companies, without field officers. Of the officers named, Mahone afterward became major-general, and Pryor, Weisiger, Colston and Chambliss, brigadie
tubbornly and successfully, the Federals in his front not making a countercharge. At the same time Wilcox and Pryor, on Pickett's right, but concealed from him by a wood, were actively engaged with Hooker's troops, which boldly pushed into the woods held by the Confederates, and engaged them in a lively fight just at the time when Hill's order came directing Wilcox to retire to the line in his rear. This he did, but Hooker did not follow him; Pickett, thus left alone, asked for supports. Colston was sent to his left and Mahone to his right, and once more there was an hour of fierce contention without special advantage to either side, when the fighting ceased and Pickett removed his wounded, and at about 1 p. m. retired in good order, unmolested, from the field of carnage. During this haphazard fighting Smith did nothing on the left, fearing to provoke McClellan to move across the Chickahominy in force to the assistance of his three crops that had been engaged in the pending conte
ree lines of battle, with Rodes (D. H. Hill's division) in front, supported by Colston (Trimble's division), and he in turn by part of A. P. Hill's division. When ts march with Rodes, commanding D. H. Hill's old division in front, followed by Colston and A. P. Hill; 26,000 war and camp hardened veterans led by Jackson in personded nearly to the Orange plank road, which was held by the Stonewall brigade. Colston's division was formed in rear of Rodes, in almost equal length of line of battle; two brigades of A. P. Hill's division were formed in the rear of Colston, with their right resting on the old turnpike, while the remaining brigades of Hill's dhese obstructions to his progress, and at the urgent solicitation of Rodes and Colston, he called a halt, and ordered that the men should sort themselves and the comin to thank God for a great victory. On Monday, May 4th, leaving Trimble's (Colston's) and D. H. Hill's (Rodes') divisions in front of the formidable works at Cha
ward B., major; Guy, John H., major, lieutenant-colonel; Scruggs, D. E., major, lieutenant-colonel; Waller, Richard P., lieutenant-colonel. Second Infantry regiment: Allen, James W., colonel; Botts, Lawson, major, lieutenant-colonel, colonel; Colston, Raleigh T., major, lieutenant-colonel; Jones, Francis B., major; Lackland, Francis, lieutenant-colonel; Moore, Edwin L., major; Nadenbousch, John Q. A., lieutenant-colonel, colonel; Randolph, William Welford, lieutenant-colonel: Stewart, Charleh Cavalry battalion (transferred to Thirteenth Cavalry): Belsches, Benjamin W., major. Sixteenth Cavalry regiment: Ferguson, Milton J., colonel; Graham, William L., lieutenant-colonel; Nounnan, James H., major. Sixteenth Infantry regiment: Colston, Raleigh E., colonel; Crump, Charles A., colonel; Crutchfield, Stapleton, colonel; Ham, Joseph H., lieutenant-colonel, colonel; Holladay, Francis D., major; Page, John C., major, lieutenant-colonel; Parrish, Henry T., lieutenant-colonel, colonel
dy and mind, and his life was terminated December 26, 1861. Brigadier-General Raleigh Edward Colston Brigadier-General Raleigh Edward Colston was born at Paris,Brigadier-General Raleigh Edward Colston was born at Paris, France, of Virginia parentage, October 31, 1825. When seventeen years old he came to America with a passport, as a citizen of the United States, issued by Minister ut of about 6,000, including 8 brigade commanders, 3 of whom were killed. General Colston rendered especially valuable services in rallying the men under the terrifommander, General Lee put a Marylander, George H. Steuart, in command, and General Colston was ordered to report to General Cooper at Richmond. In October he was asnses, with the injunction to hold out until Wise could bring up his reserves. Colston joined Major Archer, who had less than 200 at the point attacked, and skillful to rout the Federal column, which was about to occupy the city. In July, General Colston was assigned to command of the post at Lynchburg, where he remained until
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.27 (search)
every officer and private to sustain. [Signed] A. P. Hill, Major-General. The regiment remained in camp until the 28th of April, 1863, when the command marched in the direction of Fredericksburg, and remained in camp below the city until the evening of May 1. On the morning of May 2 Jackson began to march upon Chancellorsville, and after a long and fatiguing journey the division was placed at right angles to the old turnpike road, Hill's Division being third in line, Rhodes' and Colston's being ahead of him. Hooker, having thrown up heavy works west, south and east, with the Chancellor house behind the center and with the dense thicket in front, was in a position almost impregnable. The flank movement was ordered about 6 o'clock in the afternoon. The Confederates rushed forward, cheering wildly, and in a few moments the enemy were completely demoralized and fled. On account of the thickets the lines had been mingled in confusion, and it was necessary to reform the lines
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Raleigh E. Colston, C. S. Army. (search)
onored comrade Raleigh Edward Colston. General Colston was born of Virginia parentage in the cit his graduation and this last promotion, Professor Colston was a diligent and successful student, iia Military Institute, and knew him well, General Colston was assigned to the command of a brigade flank and rear, did not wait for an attack. Colston's division followed so rapidly, that it went finished the career of Stonewall Jackson. Colston was, on duty, possibly a little impetuous. After the death of Jackson, General Colston was ordered to report to General Beaureguard, and was at City Point and threatened Petersburg, General Colston was ordered to Petersburg, where he remaiof Northern Virginia. During that period General Colston kept the enemy at bay, and repelled severid he turned over the command to Major Prout, Colston was wholly paralyzed from his waist down, and addressed to his army, doubtless recurred to Colston's memory, and helped to sustain him in his di[10 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Ode to the Confederate soldiers' monument in Oakdale Cemetery, Wilmington, N. C. (search)
Ode to the Confederate soldiers' monument in Oakdale Cemetery, Wilmington, N. C. Dedicated to the Ladies' Memorial Association, of Wilmington, N. C. By General R. E. Colston. This Ode was delivered at the Anniversary Supper of the 3rd Regiment Association, on May 10, 1872, in reply to the second regular toast: Our dead. Erect upon a granite base He looks toward the glowing West; How stern and sad his noble face, How watchful!—thoa he stands at rest. He seems to scan with steadfast gaze The foeman's dark'ning line of blue; Does he perceive across the haze The glancing bay'nets flashing through? One hand with ev'ry clinched nerve Grips hard the gun o'er which he bends; The other hangs in graceful curve Which rounds the sinewy fingers' ends. Behold!—no carpet-knight is he, His manly grace is Nature's own; In ev'ry feature one may see The light that's caught from battle alone. His garments rough are old and worn, Hard used the shoes upon his feet, That belt and cartridg
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
173. Cedar Run, Battle of, 98, 161. Centreville, Battle of, 100. Chambersburg, Battle of, 259. Chancellorsville, Disparity of Confederate and Federal forces at, 109, 169, 348. Chantilly, Battle of, 99. Christian Maj. E. J., killed, 159. Christie, Col. D. H., killed, 166. Clark, George, 84. Clayton, Capt., Robert, 139. Cleery, Major F. D 5. Cobb, Gen. T. R. R., Legion of, 147. Coinage Debate in 1852, 200. Cold Harbor, Battle of, 160, 171, 209, 234. Colston, Gen. R. E., Tribute to, 346; Ode by, 352. Confederate Cause, The, 21, 357. Confederate Dead, The, Poem by A. C. Gordon, 382. Confederate Forces, Total of, 308. Confederate Navy, The Shenandoah, 116; Alabama, Florida, 126. Council, Col J. C., 12. Cowardin, Lieut. John L., 139. Crater, Charge at the, 285. Crutchfield's Artillery Brigade; Operations of April, 1865, 38, 139, 285. Cumberland Grays, 21st Va. Infantry, Roster and Record of, 264. Custer, Gen., Geo. A., 239.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.11 (search)
y of Northern Virginia; inspector-general, Army of Northern Virginia, October 28, 1862; died at Columbus, Ga., February 18, 1879. Philip St. George Cocke, * * * brigadier-general, October 21, 1861; died at Belmeade, in Powhatan county, Va., December 26, 1861. Commands—Brigade composed of Eighteenth, Nineteenth, Twenty-eighth and Forty-ninth Regiments, Virginia Infantry; subsequently composed of Eleventh, Eighteenth, Nineteenth and Twenty-eighth Regiments, Virginia Infantry. Raleigh Edward Colston, colonel Sixteenth Regiment, Virginia Infantry, May 21, 1861; brigadier-general, December 24 1861; died near Richmond, Va., July 29, 1896. Commands—Brigade composed of Third Virginia and Thirteenth and Fourteenth North Carolina Regiments, Infantry, with unattached artillery and cavalry. In 1862, brigade composed of Thirteenth and Fourteenth North Carolina Regiments, Infantry, and Manley's light battery of artillery. At battle of Chancellorsville brigade composed of Tenth, Twenty