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Lt.-Colonel Arthur J. Fremantle, Three Months in the Southern States, May, 1863. (search)
Spaniard, in the Confederate army. This vehicle caused considerable merriment amongst the soldiers, who called it a chicken-wagon. We left Jackson with the leading troops about 8 A. M., amidst a great waving of handkerchiefs and showers of flowers, thrown by the few remaining ladies who were still left in that dilapidated place. The corps under General Gist consisted of three weak brigades, the leading one composed of Georgians and South Carolinians; the next were Texans, under General Ector; and the last were Arkansians, under General McNair. General Gist had twelve goodlooking Napoleon guns with him (twelve-pounders). The horses were fine animals, and were in wonderful good condition, considering that they had been ten days on the railroad coming from South Carolina. The troops were roughly but efficiently clothed; their boots were in good order, and all were armed with Enfield rifles. The weather was very hot, and we were halted to bivouac for the night, at a spot
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 4. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Official report of General R. L. Gibson of the defence and fall of the Spanish Fort. (search)
from the commencement~ to the close. In the first days of the investment (the third I believe) Thomas' brigade of Alabama Reserves was relieved by Holtzclaw's and Ector's brigades, both together exceeding Thomas' by about one hundred muskets. Large detachments from these commands did not rejoin them. While the transfer was bein a part of these brave men. I desire to express in the strongest terms my admiration of the steady valor and cheerful endurance of the officers and members of Ector's, Holtzclaw's, and Gibson's brigades, as well as of Patton's Artillery. I thank them for their zealous co-operation and soldierly bearing: Brigadier-General J. F. Holtzclaw, commanding the left wing; Colonel J. A. Andrews, commanding Ector's brigade; Colonel Bush. Jones, commanding Holtzclaw's brigade; Colonel F. L. Campbell, commanding Gibson's brigade; Colonel Frank Zacherie, Colonel I. W. Patton, commanding the artillery; and also Brigadier-General Bryan M. Thomas and Colonel D. E. Hug
ommanding a sub-corps, composed of Liddell's and Walthall's brigades, under General Liddell, and Ector's, and another, commanded by Colonel Wilson, of Georgia, under General Gist, were ordered to cargade, of Breckinridge's division, guarded Childress Bridge, on the extreme left of our army, and Ector's brigade was in front of Reid's Bridge on our right. While our army was thus advancing towarmmanding his own brigade, under Colonel D. C. Govan, and Walthall's brigade; and Gist commanding Ector's brigade, and another, under Colonel Wilson, took position on our right, with Cheatham's divisiing the enemy and retarding his movements, was now being sorely pressed by Thomas, and requested Ector's brigade to support him, Colonel Wilson's brigade at the same time moving forward. After a gals, was moving to turn our right wing, and Liddell's division was immediately advanced to support Ector and Wilson, who had been badly repulsed. It was now about noon when Walthall's and Govan's brig
and material as to be of further service to the Confederacy. On receiving this information, I replied: I am trying to gather a force which may attempt to relieve you. Hold out. The same day I sent orders to Major-General Gardner to evacuate Port Hudson. I then determined, by easy marches, to reestablish my line between Jackson and Canton, as the junction of the two commands had become impossible. On the twentieth and twenty-first of May I was joined by the brigades of Generals Gist, Ector, and McNair. The division of General Loring, cut off from General Pemberton in the battle of Baker's Creek, reached Jackson on the twentieth, and General Maxey, with his brigade, on the twenty-third. By the fourth of June the army had, in addition to these, been reenforced by the brigade of General Evans, the division of General Breckinridge, and the division of cavalry, numbering two thousand eight hundred, commanded by Brigadier-General W. H. Jackson. Small as was this force, about twen
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 4: campaign of the Army of the Cumberland from Murfreesboro'to Chattanooga. (search)
forward the right of his division on the road to Alexander's bridge, and in that manner attempt to capture the isolated brigade. This brought on a battle. While Thomas's troops were making the prescribed movements, a portion of Palmer's division of Crittenden's corps came up and took post on Baird's right; and at about ten o'clock in the morning Croxton's brigade of Brannan's division became sharply engaged with Forrest's cavalry, which was strongly supported by the infantry brigades of Ector and Wilson, from Walker's column. Back upon these Croxton had driven Forrest, when the latter was stoutly resisted. Then Thomas sent Baird's division to aid Croxton, and after a desperate struggle the Confederates were hurled back with much slaughter. Walker now threw Liddle's division into the fight, making the odds much against the Nationals, when the latter were in turn driven; and the pursuers, dashing through the lines of three regiments of regulars (Fourteenth, Sixteenth, and Eighte
h his Division, capture the garrison, if practicable, and gain possession of the supplies. Accordingly, on the 5th, at 10 a. m., after a refusal to surrender, he attacked the Federal forces at Allatoona, and succeeded in capturing a portion of the works; at that juncture, he received intelligence that large reinforcements were advancing in support of the enemy, and, fearing he would be cut off from the main body of the Army, he retired and abandoned the attempt. Major L. Perot, adjutant of Ector's brigade, has informed me by letter that our troops were in possession of these stores during several hours, and could easily have destroyed them. If this assertion be correct, I presume Major General French forbade their destruction, in the conviction of his ability to successfully remove them for the use of the Confederate Army. Our soldiers fought with great courage; during the engagement Brigadier General Young, a brave and efficient officer, was wounded, and captured by the enemy.
ss Duck river to Columbia, the corps alternating as rear guards to the Army. Lieutenant General Lee and the corps commanded by him deserves great credit. After the fight at Nashville I at first hoped to be able to remain in Tennessee, on the line of Duck river, but after arriving at Columbia I became convinced that the condition of the Army made it necessary to recross the Tennessee without delay, and on the 21st the Army resumed its march for Pulaski, leaving Major General Walthall with Ector's, Strahl's, Maney's, Granberry's and Palmer's infantry brigades at Columbia as a rear guard under General Forrest. From Pulaski I moved by the most direct road to the Bainbridge crossing on the Tennessee river, which was reached on the 25th, where the Army crossed without interruption, completing the crossing on the 27th, including our rear guard, which the enemy followed with all his cavalry and three corps of infantry to Pulaski, and with cavalry between Pulaski and the Tennessee river.
idge, while Baird should throw forward the right wing of his division on the road to Alexander's bridge; thus attempting between them to capture or crush the Rebel brigade, if such there were where McCook located, it. It was now 9 A. M.; and, while Baird and Brannan were making the required movements, Palmer's division of Crittenden's corps came up and took post on Baird's right. By 10 A. M., Croxton's brigade of Brannan's division had become engaged, driving back Forrest's cavalry; when Ector's and Wilson's infantry brigades were sent in by Walker to Forrest's support. Croxton, of course, was brought to a dead halt; but now Thomas sent up Baird's division, and the Rebel brigades were hurled back, badly cut up. Hereupon, Walker in turn sent up Liddell's division, making the odds against us two to one; when Baird was in turn driven: the Rebels, charging through the lines of the 14th, 16th, and 18th U. S. regulars, taking two batteries; while Walthall's Georgia brigade captured the
on Fort McAllister, 463-4; his partiality to deck-fighting, 472. Duryea, Gen., at South Mountain, 198. Duvall's Bluff, 555. E. Early, Gen. Jubal A., charges at Cedar Mountain — is forced to fall back, 177; commands Jackson's division at Antietam, 206; at Gettysburg, 380 to 387; menaces Washington — is repulsed, 605; he surprises Crook at Cedar Creek, 613; Sheridan routs him at Cedar Creek, 614-5; again routed at Waynesboro, 727. East Point, Ga. Sherman's operations at, 636. Ector, Brig.-Gen., at Chickamauga, 417. eddy, Col., Killed at Iuka, 224. Edisto Island, occupied by Sherman, 460. Edisto river, Sherman's army crosses the, 698. Egan, Col., his gallantry, 188. Elder's battery, at Olustee, 531. Eldridge, Col., 127th Ill., at Vicksburg, 310. Emancipation, views of distinguished statesmen and generals on Slavery, 232 to 256; proclamations of President Lincoln, 253-5; proclamation of Gen. Fremont in Missouri, 239; Congress debating, 256. Emmett
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington, Chapter 15: Confederate losses — strength of the Confederate Armies--casualties in Confederate regiments — list of Confederate Generals killed — losses in the Confederate Navy. (search)
- 133 19th Tennessee Stewart's Cheatham's 16 111 -- 127 9th Texas Smith's Cheatham's 18 102 2 122 24th Alabama Anderson's Withers's 20 95 3 118 41st Alabama Hanson's Breckenridge's 16 94 38 148 29th Tennessee Smith's Cheatham's 27 82 -- 109 32d Alabama Adams's Breckenridge's 21 86 21 128 2d Arkansas Liddell's Cleburne's 15 94 9 118 2d Arkansas Rifles McNair's McCown's 10 99 11 120 10th South Carolina Anderson's Withers's 16 91 2 109 10th Texas Cav'y (dismounted) Ector's McCown's 10 93 15 118 Arkansas Post, Ark.             Jan. 11, 1863.             24th Texas ---------- ---------- 12 17 25 54 6th Texas ---------- ---------- 8 24 21 53 Thompson's Station, Tenn.             March 5, 1863.             1st Texas Legion ---------- ---------- 11 59 7 77 4th Mississippi ---------- ---------- 9 37 -- 46 Chancellorsville, Va.             May 1-3, 1863.             37th North Carolina Lane's A. P. Hill'
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