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beyond New Market bridge, by twenty dismounted horsemen, who fired upon them. Rawlings was instantly killed by a bullet through his head. Lieutenant Johnson and Mr. Shurtliff were also seen to fall, and have been carried off prisoners. The rest of the party escaped.--Baltimore American, July 20. By an order from the War Department at Washington, it was forbidden to muster any soldier into the service who is unable to speak the English language. By the same order, Brevet Second--Lieutenants Clarence Derrick, James P. Parker, and Frank A. Reynolds, (having tendered their resignations in face of the enemy) were dismissed from the service of the United States.--(Doc. 105.) To-day the Virginia Legislature, in session at Wheeling, adopted the following resolutions: Resolved, That the Governor be and is here-by requested to apply to the President of the United States for authority to contract with some individual or individuals, on behalf of the General Government, for nece
nia, Col. McLeod Murphy captured three rebels in uniform, while out scouting on his own account. He saw three of them getting water, while their arms were leaning against a tree but a few feet off. Col. Murphy rode up, and, without firing his revolver, collared the crowd and brought them into camp.--N. Y. World, July 27. The Second Regiment of Georgia volunteers from Savannah, passed through Charleston, S. C., on their way to Virginia.--Charleston Mercury, July 27. Brevet Second Lieut. Clarence Derrick, of the Engineer Corps, Brevet Second Lieut. Jas. P. Parker, Fourth Infantry, and Brevet Second Lieut. Frank A. Reynolds, having resigned just after graduating from West Point a few weeks since, were dismissed from the service of the United States.--Philadelphia Inquirer, July 27. James H. Otey, Bishop of Tennessee, issued a pastoral letter to the clergy of the Protestant Episcopal Church in his diocese, promulgating a prayer and service to be used on the Sunday preceding
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 8: the siege and capture of Fort Donelson. (search)
troops, who Bushrod R. Johnston. occupied the heights that reached to the river, just above Dover. Buckner was directed to strike Wallace's division, which lay across the Wynne's Ferry road, at about the same time, so that it should not be in a condition to aid McClernand. Pillow expected, he said, to roll the enemy in full retreat over upon General Buckner, when, by his attack in flank and rear, they could cut up the enemy and put him completely to rout. Pillow's report to Captain Clarence Derrick, Assistant Adjutant-General, written at his home in Columbia, Tennessee, on the 18th of February, 1862. McClernand's division was well posted to resist the assailants, had they been on the alert; but the movement of the Confederates appears not to have been even suspected. Reveille was just sounding, and the troops were not under arms; and so sudden and vigorous was Pillow's attack, that the whole of Grant's right wing was seriously menaced within twenty minutes after the prese
many times their superior in numbers. I cannot particularize instances of heroic daring performed by both officers and men, but must content myself for the present by saying, in my judgment, they all deserve well of the country. I have the honor to be, very respectfully, Your obedient servant, John B. Floyd, Brigadier-General Commanding. Official: John Withers, A. A. Gen. A. & I. G. O., March 10, 1862. General Pillow's report. Columbia, Tennessee, February 18, 1862. Captain Clarence Derrick, A. A. General: On the eighteenth instant, General A. S. Johnston ordered me to proceed to Fort Donelson and take command at that post. On the nineteenth instant, I arrived at that place. In detailing the operations of the forces under my command at Fort Donelson, it is proper to state the condition of that work and of the forces constituting its garrison. When I arrived, I found the work on the river battery unfinished, and entirely too weak to resist the force of heavy artil
Capt. R. L. Poor, chief engineer; Surg. John A. Hunter, medical director. First brigade, Brig.-Gen. John Echols: Fiftieth Virginia infantry, Col. Thomas Poage, Colonel Rodgers; Sixty-third, Col. J. J. McMahon; Twenty-third battalion, Lieutenant-Colonel Derrick. Second brigade, Brig.-Gen. John S. Williams: Forty-fifth Virginia infantry, Col. William H. Browne; Twenty-sixth battalion (Edgar's), Maj. A. M. Davis; Twenty-second regiment, Col. George S. Patton. Third brigade, Col. George C. rtillery beyond the Elk, from which sharpshooters attempted to keep back the victorious Confederates, but Otey, Bryan and Stamps brought up their guns at a gallop and soon made the Federal infantry abandon their last position. McCausland, with Derrick's battalion as skirmishers, McMahon, Rodgers and Patton in line, and his own regiment in reserve, Lowry's battery and a section of Otey's, advanced with some brisk skirmishing into Charleston, and on reaching the Elk found the suspension bridge
igade, Brig.-Gen. John Echols: Twenty-second regiment, Col. George S. Patton; Forty-fifth regiment, Col. William H. Browne; Twenty-third battalion, Lieut.- Col. Clarence Derrick; Twenty-sixth. battalion, Lieut.-Col. George M. Edgar; Chapman's battery. Second brigade, Brig.-Gen. John S. Williams: Sixty-third regiment, Col. J. J.giving Jackson about 750 men. Jackson was also reinforced that night and on the morning of the 6th by the Fourteenth Virginia cavalry, the Twenty-second regiment, Derrick's battalion, and Jackson's and Chapman's batteries, which were under the brigade command of Colonel Patton, while General Echols took general command. About 11 allery on the right and threatening the center, but making the serious attack on the left, where Colonel Thompson soon called for help. The Fourteenth cavalry and Derrick's battalion were sent there, then several companies of the Twenty-second, and finally Colonel Patton moved to that point, but was unable to withstand the pressure
army of Western Virginia constituted G. C. Wharton's division of Early's army of the Valley during the fall and winter of 1864-65, and suffered severely in the disaster of Waynesboro, March 2, 1865, which practically ended the career of the various commands, though a remnant of the division maintained its organization after the surrender at Appomattox. in April was as follows: Echols' infantry brigade, Brig.-Gen. John Echols: Twenty-second, Col. George S. Patton; Twenty-third, Lieut.-Col. Clarence Derrick; Twenty-sixth battalion, Lieut.-Col. George M. Edgar; partisan rangers, Capt. Philip J. Thurmond; partisan rangers, Capt. William D. Thurmond; partisan rangers, Capt. John Amick; battery, Capt. George B. Chapman. Jenkins' cavalry brigade, Brig.-Gen. Albert G. Jenkins: Fourteenth regiment, Col. Charles Cochrane; Sixteenth regiment, Maj. James H. Nounnan; Seventeenth, Col. William H. French; Twenty-second regiment, Col. Henry S. Bowen. Saltville garrison, Col. William H. Brown
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Graduates of the United States Military Academy at West Point, N. Y., [from the Richmond, Va., Dispatch, March 30, April 6, 27, and May 12, 1902.] (search)
Virginia. Appointed Tennessee. 9. Major, June 9, 1862. Chief of ordnance, Hardee's Division, 1862; in 1863-‘64 commanding arsenal, Charleston, S. C. Charles E. Patterson. 1903. Born Indiana. Appointed Arkansas. 16. Killed April 6, 1862, at Shiloh. Charles C. Campbell.* 1911. Born Missouri. Appointed Missouri. 24. Captain of artillery and Major First Missouri Infantry, Mathias W. Henry. 1931. Born Kentucky. Appointed Kentucky. 44, 1861 (June.) Clarence Derrick.* 1936. Born District Columbia. Appointed at Large. 4. Lieutenant-Colonel Twenty-third Virginia Battalion of Infantry. George O. Watts.* 1964. Born Kentucky. Appointed Kentucky. 32. Lieutenant, Confederate States Army. Engineer officer to General Villepigue, Fourth Sub. District, District of Mississippi. Frank A. Reynolds. 1965. Born Virginia. Appointed New Mexico. 33. Lieutenant-Colonel Thirty-ninth North Carolina Infantry, Mc-Nair's Brigade, Army of Ten
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index (search)
Chambliss, J. R., 60; N. L., 75. Chase, W. H., 40. Childs, F. L., 68. Chilton, R. H., 40. Church, J. R., 69. Clark, M. L., 44. Cocke P. St. George, 35. Cole. R. G.. 62. Collins, C. R., 74. Cone. A. F 71. Cooper, J. .. 37; S., 40. Corley, J. L.. 62. Cosby. G. B., 64. Crittenden. G. B., 35. Culberson J., 60. Cumming, A., 60. Cunningham, A. S., 70; G. A., 71. Dancy, F. L., 42. Daniel. J., 63. Davidson, H. B., 65. Davis J., 43; J. L., 36; M. L., 64. Derrick, C., 76. DeRussy, L. G., 40. Deveuve. H., 64. Deshler. J., 67. Dimmock, C., 41. Dixon, J., 72. Donelson, D. S., 41. Drayton, T. F., 43. Dubose, B. E., 37. Duncan, J. K., 58. Early, J. A.. 39. Echols, W. H., 72. Elzey, A., 40. Ewell, B. S., 35; R. S., 47. Evans, N. G., 58. Fain, R. G., 35. Ferguson, S. W., 71. Field, C. W. 59. Fish, O. H.. 71. Flewellen, J. P., 61. Forney, J. H., 64. Frazier, J. W., 60 Fremont, S. L.. 48. French, S. G., 52. Frost, D. M., 53. Fu
those surrendered, I deem it proper to lay before the public my official report of the several conflicts. This, I am aware, is irregular, and in violation of the usages of the Government, but feel that the extraordinary circumstances of the case justify a departure from usage so far as to publish the report, not doubting but that the Government will approve of the motive which indecisive publication. Gid. J. Pillow, Brigadier General. Columbia, Tenn, February, 18, 1862 Capt Clarence Derrick Assistant Adjutant General. On the 8th inst., General A. S. Johnston ordered "us to proceed to Fort Donelson and take command of that post, On the I arrived at that place in retailing the operations of the forces under my command as Fort Donelson, it is proper to state he condition of that work and of the forces constituting its garrison. When I arrived I found the work on the river battery unfinished and wholly too weak to resist the force of heavy artillery. I found a te