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D. H. Hill, Jr., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 4, North Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 55 5 Browse Search
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eir hopes realized in the beautiful monument now standing in Capitol Square, Raleigh, they caused to be chiseled on one of its faces this inscription: First at Bethel: Last at Appomattox. This terse sentence epitomizes North Carolina's devotion to the Confederacy. From the hopeful 10th day of June, 1861, when her First regiment, under Col. D. H. Hill, defeated, in the first serious action of the Civil war, General Pierce's attack at Bethel, to the despairing 9th day of April, 1865, when Gen. W. R. Cox's North Carolina brigade of Gen. Bryan Grimes' division fired into an overwhelming foe the last volley of the army of Northern Virginia, North Carolina's time, her resources, her energies, her young men, her old men, were cheerfully and proudly given to the cause that she so deliberately espoused. How ungrudgingly the State gave of its resources may be illustrated by a few facts. Gen. J. E. Johnston is authority for the statement that for many months previous to its surrender, Genera
the United States), and the action began at 9 a. m. between Cox's division and Garland's brigade. General Hill, in Battles and Leaders, II, 563. Against Garland's 1,000 men, General Cox, of Reno's corps, led the brigades of Scammon and Crook, stated by Cox as less than 3,000. The Thirteenth North Carolina, under Lieutenant-Colonel Ruffin, and the Twentieth, undeconds bayonets and clubbed muskets were brought into play. Cox's numbers enabled him to fall on both flanks of the Carolini line of staff officers, teamsters, cooks and couriers. General Cox, however, did not know that he had an open front, and rercements, all Hill's available artillery was kept busy. General Cox, from his article in Battles and Leaders, evidently thoues were sent to Ripley's left, and took position in front of Cox. In some way, Ripley's brigade got out of line and marched h. Reno's other divisions, Willcox, Sturgis, Rodman, joined Cox and formed on the Confederate right. The First corps under
lina, 164; Fourth Virginia, 163; Cobb's legion, 157; Fourth North Carolina, 155; Fifth Alabama, 154; Fourth Georgia, 1500. No words can ever make such undying attestation to North Carolina heroism as is borne by these simple figures. Among the killed were the following officers from North Carolina: Cols. J. T. Purdie, J. C. S. McDowell; Lieut.-Cols. C. C. Cole, J. L. Hill, and Maj. L. Odell. In the list of wounded were Gens. R. F. Hoke, S. D. Ramseur; Cols. T. M. Garrett, T. F. Toon, W. R. Cox, A. M. Scales, W. M. Barbour, C. M. Avery, E. G. Haywood; Lieut.-Cols. J. W. Lea, R. V. Cowan, W. H. A. Speer, Forney George, J. B. Ashcraft; Majs. M. McR. McLauchlin, W. G. Morris, W. L. Davidson, T. W. Mayhew; Adjt. Ives Smedes. On June 9, 1863, at Fleetwood, near Brandy Station, the greatest cavalry engagement of the war occurred. The Union forces, numbering about 10,000 men, under General Pleasanton, attacked General Stuart, commanding the Confederate cavalry, which numbered nearl
arolina battery, posted on the Confederate side of the river, made continuous efforts to direct a successful fire upon the assailants of its comrades across the river. On this same date, the Federals succeeded in crossing the Rappahannock at Kelly's ford notwithstanding the efforts of Rodes' division, which was guarding several fords along the river, to prevent it. The troops most actively engaged at Kelly's ford were the Second North Carolina, commanded at the opening of the affair by Colonel Cox, then, upon that officer's being wounded, by Lieutenant-Colonel Stallings, and the Thirtieth North Carolina, Lieutenant-Colonel Sillers commanding. Colonel Sillers also received a terrible wound. The North Carolina losses in these engagements were: killed, 6; wounded, 109. The most serious infantry engagement during the November movements was at Payne's farm, or Bartlett's mill, on the 27th. The Federals unexpectedly attacked Johnson's division. The main attack fell on Steuart's an
y-second, Colonel Brabble; Forty-fifth, Colonel Boyd; Fifty-third, Colonel Owens, and Second battalion, Major Hancock; Ramseur's brigade, made up of the Second, Colonel Cox; the Fourth, .Colonel Grimes; the Fourteenth, Colonel Bennett, and the Thirtieth, Colonel Parker; Johnston's brigade (absent the first day), constituted as folling order: On the right, Thirtieth North Carolina, Colonel Parker; on the left, Fourteenth North Carolina, Colonel Bennett; right center, Second North Carolina, Colonel Cox; left center, Fourth North Carolina, Colonel Grimes. This formation was made under a severe fire. Before ordering the charge, I cautioned the men to keep the t of Harris' brigade, which he held unto the last. For this all honor is due Colonel Bennett and the gallant officers and men of his regiment. To Colonels Parker, Cox, Grimes and Bennett, to the gallant officers and patriotic men of my little brigade, the country owes much for the successful charge, which I verily believe turned
the left. There were present in the army thus posted, so far as may be made out from the meager reports, the following North Carolina troops: Martin's, Clingman's, Daniel's (now commanded by Brig.-Gen. Bryan Grimes), Ramseur's (now under Brig.-Gen. W. R. Cox), Johnston's, Cooke's, Kirkland's (now under MacRae), Lane's, Scales', and Hoke's (under Lewis and later Godwin) brigades, and the remnants of the First and Third regiments subsequently assigned to General Cox's brigade. Then operating oficers whose name sought to be recorded, gave up their lives for the cause they loved. Deaths and consequent promotions brought, of course, changes in the brigade and regimental commands. General Ramseur became a major-general. Bryan Grimes, W. R. Cox, William MacRae, gallant soldiers, all received worthily-won commissions as brigadiergen-erals. The great Overland campaign was ended, and Grant was still no nearer Richmond than McClellan had been in 1862. In a few days he moved his army t
as fast as the armies consumed them. Wagons had to make regular trips to supplement the worn-out trains. At the opening of the spring campaign, the following North Carolina troops were present in the army of Northern Virginia:--In Gen. Bryan Grimes' division were the First North Carolina, Maj. L. C. Latham; the Second, Maj. J. T. Scales; the Third, Maj. W. T. Ennett; the Fourth, Capt. J. B. Forcum; the Fourteenth, Lieut.-Col. W. A. Johnston; the Thirtieth, Capt. D. C. Allen; all of Gen. W. R. Cox's brigade; the Thirty-second, Capt. P. C. Shurord; the Forty-third, Capt. W. J. Cobb; the Forty-fifth, Col. J. R. Winston; the Fifty-third, Capt. T. E. Ashcraft, and the Second North Carolina battalion, all of Grimes' old brigade, commanded by Col. D. G. Cowand. In other divisions—Walker's, Heth's, Wilcox's and Johnson's—were the Fifth, Col. J. W. Lea; the Twelfth, Capt. Plato Durham; the Twentieth, Lieut. A. F. Lawhon; the Twenty-third, Capt. A. D. Peace; the First battalion, Lieut. R.
r-General William Ruffin Cox Brigadier-General William Ruffin Cox was born March 11, 1832, at Sco colonists in the new world. The father of General Cox died when the latter was four years old, aharpsburg, Judge W. P. Bynum became colonel and Cox lieutenantcolonel, and soon afterward Bynum resigned and Cox took command of the regiment, and was promoted to colonel in March, 1863. In the batprominent attention to the manly and chivalrous Cox of the Second North Carolina, the accomplished called out to an aide: What troops are those? Cox's North Carolina brigade, was the reply. Then ecalled to the rear. It was the brigade of General Cox, marching in the rear, which faced about, andoned the attempt to capture the command. General Cox was with his men to the bitter end. Eleven x years. Intending to retire from politics, General Cox returned to his estate in Edgecomb and resude of heroes led by Parker, Grimes, Bennett and Cox, rendered services which received the thanks of[3 more...]