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Owen Wister, Ulysses S. Grant, V. (search)
onelson; over Smith's gallantry that saved the day on the 15th, and his delightful address to the Iowa volunteers; over McClernand's good fighting, and over Foote and his gunboats. About the navy, indeed, a word must be said. From Fort Henry, which it took unaided, to the day when Vicksburg fell and the great river rolled unvexed to the sea, the navy was not only illustrious and invaluable, but also it made fewer mistakes than the army. The names of Foote, Porter, Davis, and Farragut (let Ellett's be added too) must be spoken together with those of the land soldiers. As some one has happily said, the army and the navy were the two shears of the scissors. From Donelson, Grant stepped into a broadening labyrinth of action. He wished at once to strike Polk at Columbus. Halleck prescribed caution; and Polk, unhindered, escaped south to Corinth, where under Sidney Johnston the South was massing all the strength it could bring. Columbus fell to the Union; and New Madrid and Island
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 6.34 (search)
ll men took heart when they descried the grave and gracious face, and Traveller stepping proudly, as if conscious that he bore upon his back the weight of a nation. Beauregard was already at the Gee House, a commanding position five hundred yards in rear of the Crater, and Hill had galloped to the right to organize an attacking column, Statement of Lieutenant-Colonel W. H. Palmer, chief-of-staff to General Hill. and had ordered down Pegram, and even now the light batteries of Brander and Ellett were rattling through the town at a sharp trot, with cannoniers mounted, the sweet, serene face of their boy-colonel lit up with that glow which to his men meant hotly-impending fight. Venable had sped upon his mission, and found Mahone's men already standing to their arms; but the Federals, from their lofty look-outs, were busily interchanging signals, and to uncover such a length of front without exciting observation, demanded the nicest precaution. Yet was this difficulty overco
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Detailed Minutiae of soldier life. (search)
ere panic striken, all efforts to rally them were vain, and the enemy was almost upon the column. General Gordon ordered General Walker to form his division and drive the enemy back from the road. The division advanced gallantly, and conspicuous in the charge was Cutshaw's battalion. When the line was formed, the battalion occupied rising ground on the right. The line was visible for a considerable distance. In rear of the battalion there was a group of unarmed men under command of Sergeant Ellett, of the Howitzers. In the distribution of muskets at Amelia Courthouse the supply fell short of the demand and this squad had made the trip so far unarmed. Some, too, had been compelled to ground their arms at Sailor's creek. A few yards to the left and rear of the battalion, in the road, was General Lee, surrounded by a number of officers, gazing eagerly about him. An occasional musket ball whistled over, but there was no enemy in sight. In the midst of this quiet a general officer
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 13: results of the work and proofs of its genuineness (search)
y. On the very morning of the fight his breakfast consisted of a handful of parched corn, which he generously shared with a comrade. In the centre of the line of battle were posted one gun from his own battalion, commanded by Lieutenant Hollis (Ellett's Battery), and a section from Braxton's Battalion, commanded by Lieutenant Early. Further to the right, sweeping the Gilliam field, were the remaining three guns of Ellett's Battery. There had been during the morning some sharp skirmishing Ellett's Battery. There had been during the morning some sharp skirmishing with the enemy, but everything had grown quiet towards midday, and old soldiers doubted whether there would be any general engagement. Pegram, wearied down by fatigue, was sleeping soundly among the guns on the right, when sudden, ripping volleys of musketry from the centre told him that the enemy were charging his batteries. He instantly jumped into his saddle, and rode at full speed down the line of battle to his guns. Lieutenants Hollis and Early were using double canister at close range,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Hanover Grays. (search)
m (dead). Brown, Lucian. Brown, P. H. (lost arm and leg; dead). Burch, E. T. Burton, Marcus. Butler, John M. (dead). Carlton, Charles. Cook, Lawrence (dead). Corbin, John G. Cosby, John O. (wounded and dead). Christian, Horace (dead). Christian, R. A. (detailed; dead). Crump, Edward. Curtis, Armistead (dead). Dunn, John H. (killed at Drewry's Bluff). Dunn, Charles (killed at Drewry's Bluff). Dunn, Robert S. (wounded; dead). Dunn, Henry C. Ellett, Thaddeus (wounded). Ellerson, Thomas H. (wounded). Gaines, William (detailed). Gray, John (wounded and dead). Gardner, R. E. (discharged; dead). Gibson, John T. Gibson, Robert H. Griffin, R. R. (wounded). Harwood, John W. (detailed). Haw, Edwin (dead). Haw, John H. (sergeant). Haw, Richardson W. (twice wounded; dead). Haw, William (wounded). Hazelgrove, Andrew (died in prison). Hogan, William (dead). Home, Robert R. (died in prison). Home, Ral
carry out the object of the resolution relative to signing the resolutions; but the following names were signed. A great many left without signing, though heartily endorsing the resolutions: Warwick & Barksdale, J. B. Fergason, Bro. & Co., Bolling W. Haxall, Chs. T. Wortham & Co., John F. Regnault, Spence & Garey, T. B. Starke, Haxall, Crenshaw & Co, A. K. Parker & Co., Barksdale & Bros., Putney & Watts, Corbin Warwick, Crenshaw & Co, Davis & Hutcheson, Ellett & Weisiger, Thos. R. Price & Co., W. S. Triplett, W. T. Staples & Co., Brown & McClelland, Andrew Pizzini, Jos. Brummel & Co., Ragland & Bro., Benj. Davis, E. Wortham & Co., Peyton & Archer, Mead & Baker, Apperson & Dupuy, John Howard, Mitchell & Tyler, O F. Breses, Wm. A. Wyatt, Geo. W. Royster, M. T. Starke, Darracott, & Co., W. H. Haxall, John Dooley, Jas. S. Kent, J. R. Anderson & Co., Fisher & Shepherd. P. T. Moore & Co., Jas. Woodho
rt which it is not in the habit of grating for light and trivial reasons. "Mr. Paul, the French Consul at Richmond, will be able to lay before you documents which will show that the Government has not taken this step without first collecting the most exact information with reference to the enterprise. "I avail myself of this occasion to assure you of my distinguished consideration. "Henry Mercier. "Mr. Ellis, President, &c." We presume these letters, not only that from Messrs. Ellett and Garnett, detailing conversations with the French Minister, but the last one above given from that high functionary himself, will be considered as fully conclusive of the high character, standing and responsibility of the house of Bellot des Minieres Bros. & Company — the more so when it is reflected that the Imperial Government never grants the slightest recognition of any person or enterprise that does not bear the highest character. These conclusions are further borne out by the r
the twenty-third day of the session, may be set down as a blank day in the public proceedings of the Southern Congress. The public will agree, too, that on several of the other days of the session what was done in open session was of little interest or importance. A fracas occurred on Wednesday last, between two of the Charleston reporters, which resulted rather discouragingly to one of them, who in consequence is confined to his room. Information has reached here that the Hon. Mr. Ellett, appointed Postmaster General, has declined the honorable position. Mr. Wirt Adams, a citizen of Mississippi, and a commission merchant of New Orleans, and late Commissioner from Mississippi to the Louisiana State Convention, is mentioned now as the next appointee for that Cabinet office. D. P. Blair, Esq., Special Post-Office Agent for Alabama and Northern Mississippi, is also spoken of for the place. I am advised that the Hon. W. P. Chilton, of this city, and Deputy in the Congress fro
Who will do likewise? --The ladies of Hanover, in the neighborhood of Salem Church, having heard of the exposed condition of Capt. B. W. Talley's company, (Hanover Grays,) a portion of Col. August's Regiment, on Monday morning commenced making tents, and by Wednesday had finished 12 tents 10 by 10 ft, said by a judge to be as good as any he had seen. These tents would have cost the State from $250 to $300. Girls from 14 to ladies of 60 years of age were busily engaged in this werthy enterprise. Such patriotism claims our highest admiration. Mr. Haw gave essential aid in labor and material. Camp stools were made by Messrs. Ellett, Cross & Curtis and sent along, which will add to the comfort of the company. The above articles have left our wharf for Williamsburg, at which place the Grays are now stationed, in charge of Messrs. Wm. E. and P. R. Norment. All honor to the ladies of Hanover for leading off in so laudable an enterprise.
Ellett & Drewry, no. 17 Pearl street, Have in store and offer for sale a large stock of-- Cotton Yarns and Cotton Rope; Brown Drillings and Osnaburg; 3-4, 78, and 4-4 Brown Sheeting and Shirting; Cotton Plaids and Stripes; Heavy Woolen Linseys, Kerseys, and Tweeds, Military Buttons; Blue Cloths; Light finished Cloths, suitable for ladies' cloaks; And a good assortment of seasonable Dry Goods. oc 8--ts
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