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l there, Franklin A. Dick, refused to allow them decent and Christian burial, and had their bodies taken from the houses of their friends at night and buried in unknown and unmarked graves in the common potters' field. The retreat to Arkansas was a severe one. It was now the middle of January, and the weather suddenly became very cold. The change was ushered in by a snow, which lasted ten hours. The snow covered the earth to the depth of nearly two feet, and, freezing on top, made marching difficult and dangerous to man and horse. Many of the men were poorly clad and suffered greatly, some of them having their hands and feet frozen. Davidson's command of Federal cavalry followed hard after, forcing the men to keep with the column and preventing them stopping at farmhouses for any length of time. At last Batesville was reached, and the warmth of the hospitality with which the command was received by the generous people there made amends for all the hardships of the campaign.
had been a hard one, but there was not much rest for the cavalry. Shortly General Davidson, with about 6,000 Federal cavalry, came down Crowley's ridge from Missouri, and Marmaduke prepared to meet him, but Davidson turned aside, without hazarding a fight, and went to Helena. As soon as Davidson had disappeared a light ironclad Davidson had disappeared a light ironclad boat came up White river to very nearly where Shelby's brigade was camped, and Colonel Thompson undertook to capture it. But the boat was bullet-proof, and in the figas killed, and Maj. David Shanks of the same regiment was severely wounded. Davidson's column was only part of a force General Frederick Steele was concentrating a A few hours after Marmaduke reached Brownsville, the head of Steele's column, Davidson's cavalry in advance, appeared on the prairie. General Walker decided to retrks, and the sides are fringed with a heavy growth of timber. For several days Davidson's and Marmaduke's commands skirmished with each other. General Walker was in
ement secret. Marmaduke was ordered to delay Steele as much as possible. He ordered Shelby to fall in his rear and annoy and retard him, by striking and getting away, wherever opportunity offered. Shelby carried out his instructions to the letter. Captain Wilkinson brought in 18 prisoners. Lieutenant Wolfenberger brought in 20 more, together with the contents of several commissary wagons. Altogether ten or fifteen of these detached parties returned with supplies, prisoners and horses. Davidson's cavalry was demoralized and rarely ventured beyond the protection of the infantry. In the meantime Marmaduke, with his own brigade, had thrown himself in Steele's front and compelled him to halt and deploy his infantry so frequently that he made but slow progress in his forward movement. When Steele crossed the Ouachita at Arkadelphia, Shelby crossed it eight miles below, keeping pace with him and looking for a weak place in his column in order to strike him a sudden blow in force. Be
e wave past the hall in which the convention acted, and a warning to unfriendly States bordering thereon: Resolved, That we, the people of the State of Louisiana, recognize the right of the free navigation of the Mississippi river and its tributaries by all friendly States bordering thereon. The secession measure was not to pass unchallenged. A certain result does not insure an unquestioned passage. Already, on January 15th, Senators Slidell and Benjamin and Representatives Landrum and Davidson, favoring immediate secession, had left for Washington. Twenty-five hundred copies of the ordinance bill were ordered to be printed. Then the opposition to immediate secession gave voice. Changing the countersign without mercy, Rozier of Orleans and Fuqua of East Feliciana could not have been more courteous or freer from prejudice. Against immediate secession the opposition moved for delay—a weak device. Mr. Rozier, true son of Louisiana through all of his deep love for the Union, offe
he purpose of opening a line of retreat, the Mississippians were among the most conspicuous for gallantry and steadiness under fire. The left wing included the First, Lieutenant-Colonel Hamilton, and Twenty-third, Lieutenant-Colonel Wells, in Davidson's brigade; the Fourth, Major Adair, in Colonel Drake's brigade; the Twentieth, Maj. W. N. Brown, in McCausland's brigade; the Twenty-sixth, Colonel Reynolds, in Baldwin's brigade. Baldwin's own regiment, the Fourteenth, fought under Maj. W. S. arris, Fourteenth, acting assistant adjutant-general; and Thomas A. Burke and T. F. Carrington, privates of the Fourteenth, who acted as aides, the latter receiving a serious wound. The action of the brigade of General Clark, commanded by Colonel Davidson previous to the battle and in the battle by Col. John M. Simonton, First regiment, is well described in the latter's report. After Baldwin was in action his brigade advanced to the front, and was soon hotly engaged with the left of McClerna
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.24 (search)
signation accepted by President. Dungan, D. H., Assistant Surgeon. Passed Board at Chattanooga July 9, ‘63, as Surgeon appointed by Secretary of War, April 17, ‘62, to take rank from Jan. 12, ‘62. 1st Tennessee Regiment Cavalry, Headquarters, A. T., July 10, ‘63. Ordered to report to General Forrest as Surgeon 1st Tennessee Regiment. Appointed Surgeon by Secretary of War April 25, ‘63, to rank from July 9, ‘63, report to Medical-Director Sept. 30, ‘63. April 30, ‘64, 1st Tennessee. Davidson, J. T., Surgeon. June 30, ‘64, 49th Alabama Regiment. Dupree, J. W., Assistant Surgeon. June 30, ‘64, Bannthan's Battery, Oct., 1864, Pointe Couppiee Battery. Dunn, J. A., Assistant Surgeon, appointed by Secretary of War to rank from Dec. 22, ‘62. Passed Board at Richmond, Dec. 19, ‘62. Sept. 30, ‘63, 42d Georgia Regiment, March 31, ‘64, 52d Georgia, April 30, ‘64, Pioneer Corps, Stevenson's Division. Dunn, R. L., Assistant Surgeon, appointed by Secretary o
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The honor roll of the University of Virginia, from the times-dispatch, December 3, 1905. (search)
nge Co., Va., 1863. Cowin, J. H., Ala., Chancellorsville, Va., 1861. Cox, J. E., Lt., Va., Chesterfield, Va., 1865. Cropp, J. T., Surg., Va., 1863. Cunliffe, W. E., Miss., Chancellorsville, Va., 1861. Davenport, N. J., La., 1863. Davidson, G., Capt., Va., Chancellorsville, Va., 1865. Davidson, A., Va., Lexington, Va., 1864. Davis, R. B., Capt., Va., Peeble's Farm, Va., 1864. Davis, R., Capt., Va., Woodstock, Va. Davis, L. W., Va., 1864. Doby, A. E., Capt., S. C., Davidson, A., Va., Lexington, Va., 1864. Davis, R. B., Capt., Va., Peeble's Farm, Va., 1864. Davis, R., Capt., Va., Woodstock, Va. Davis, L. W., Va., 1864. Doby, A. E., Capt., S. C., Wilderness, Va., 1864. Drewry, J. H., Va., Ashland, Va., 1863. Dyson, L. M., S. C., Charlottesville, Va. Earle, C. E., Capt., S. C., Richmond, Va. Earle, W. R., S. C., Manassas, Va., 1861. Easton, E. W., Ala., Richmond, Va., 1862. Elliott, R. E., Jr., Capt., S. C., Richmond, Va., 1863. Elliott, R. H., Lt., Ga., Atlanta, Ga., 1863. Elliott, P., Ga., Washington, D. C., 1865. Ewing, D. P., Va., Botetourt Co., Va., 1862. Exumn, J. K., Ky., Shiloh, Tenn., 1862. Fairfa
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.36 (search)
. The command marched immediately to the depot. We had orders not to shout or make any noise of any kind. When we arrived at the depot, thirty rifles [really Enfield rifles] were distributed among the battalion [volunteers to take small arms having been called for.] I was among those who volunteered to take these small arms [all there were on hand.] We then drew some ammunition and returned to Camp Instruction. On the next day, April 5th, we marched in the direction of the Narrows, Sergeant Davidson, who had no gun, being in charge of the armed part of the battalion. When we had gone about five miles we were ordered back to Dublin in great haste to hold the place until Echols' army could relieve us. I was then placed in command of the armed men. Query; Why was not an officer placed in command, it being the armed portion of the force and about the fourth part of it? Several officers were present [besides McLaughlin]. I left my diary in charge of G. W. Thomas and marched with
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.11 (search)
d and Fifty-eighth Virginia Regiments (formerly Pegram's brigade); Ramseur's Division, Early's corps, Army of Northern Virginia. Lunsford Lindsay Lomax, colonel Eleventh Virginia Cavalry, February 8, 1863; brigadier-general, July 23, 1863; majorgen-eral, August 10, 1864. Commands—Brigade composed of the Fifth, Sixth and Fifteenth Regiments, Virgina Cavalry, and First Regiment, Maryland Cavalry, Army of Northern Virginia; division composed of the cavalry brigades of Johnston, Jackson, Davidson, Imboden and McCausland, Army of Northern Virginia, commanding Valley District, March 29, 1865. Armistead Lindsay Long, major of artillery, C. S. A., July 19, 1861; colonel, military secretary, April 21, 1862; brigadiergen-eral of artillery, September 21, 1863; died at Charlottesville, Va., April—, 1891. Commands—Commanding artillery, Early's Corps, June 13 to August 30, 1864; commanding artillery, Ewell's Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, commanding artillery, Valley District, Novemb<
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 37. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Stuart's cavalry in the Gettysburg campaign. (search)
ts were so inviting and so brilliant. Capt. Bulloch again wanted Capt. Murdaugh detailed to command one of three vessels to make an attack on the New England ports. In a letter to the Secretary of the Navy from London, January 10, 1865, Capt. Bulloch says: I have long thought that a severe blow might be struck at New Bedford, Salem, Portland and other New England towns by sending from this side ships prepared with incendiary shells and Hall's rockets. If you will send out Commodore Davidson and Lieut. J. Pembroke Jones and will detail Lieut. Murdaugh, who is now in Europe, these three officers to command the ships, and each having not more than two subordinates of prudence and experience, I think the expedition could be secretly managed in the spring or early summer. This scheme was never consummated, coming as it did so soon before the termination of the war. What I have here recorded does not do justice to the naval career of Capt. Murdaugh. That the services he
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