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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 5: the Chattanooga campaign.--movements of Sherman's and Burnside's forces. (search)
rs and ledges, rocky crests and tangled ravines, cutting their way through the felled trees with which the mountain-side had been covered, under the very muzzles of the Confederate cannon, driving the foe from his camp in the hollow or plateau well up toward the crest, and forcing him around the arable belt toward the Chattanooga Valley. In this work, Cobham's brigade, posted on high ground, did effective service, by pouring destructive volleys from above and behind the Confederates, while Freeland's brigade was rolling them up on the flank. Both were supported, closely and warmly, by the brigades of Whittaker and Creighton. Not knowing to what extent the Confederates might be re-enforced, and fearing a fatal entanglement and disordering of his troops in the mountain, Hooker now directed them to halt. But they could not be restrained. Inspired by their success they pushed on, and notwithstanding their adversaries had been re-enforced, they continued to be irresistible. Two of O
ome, every one, and let it wave, That floating piece of poetry. Our fathers came and planted fields, And manly law, and schools, and truth; They planted Self-Rule — we will guard By word and sword, in age and youth. Broad Freedom came along with them, On History's ever-widening wings; Our blessing this, our task and toil, For “arduous are all noble things.” Then sing and shout for our free land, For glorious Freeland's victory! Pray that, in turmoil and in peace, Freeland our land may ever be. ome, every one, and let it wave, That floating piece of poetry. Our fathers came and planted fields, And manly law, and schools, and truth; They planted Self-Rule — we will guard By word and sword, in age and youth. Broad Freedom came along with them, On History's ever-widening wings; Our blessing this, our task and toil, For “arduous are all noble things.” Then sing and shout for our free land, For glorious Freeland's victory! Pray that, in turmoil and in peace, Freeland our land m
reenforced, and fearing, from the rough character of the field of operations, that our lines might be disordered, directions had been given for the troops to halt on reaching this high ground; but, fired by success, with a flying, panic-stricken force before them, they pressed impetuously forward. Cobham's brigade, occupying the high ground on the right, between the enemy's main line of defence on the plateau and the palisades, incessantly plied them with fire from above and behind, while Freeland's brigade was vigorously rolling them up on the flank, and both being closely supported by the brigades of Whitaker and Creighton. Our success was uninterrupted and irresistible. Before losing the advantages the ground presented us, (the enemy had been reenforced meantime,) after having secured the prisoners, two of Osterhaus's regiments had been sent forward on the Chattanooga road, and the balance of his and Cruft's divisions had joined Geary. All the rebel efforts to resist us only re
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Gettysburg campaign--report of Brigadier-General Harry T. Hays. (search)
heir progress insurmountable, were yet amenable to all the orders of their leaders, and accepted readily any position assigned to them. While rendering this tribute to the merit of all of my command, I would call attention particularly to the efficiency of Colonel L. A. Stafford, Ninth Louisiana regiment, and Colonel D. B. Penn, Seventh Louisiana regiment. In the engagements of the 1st and 2d July, each of these officers distinguished himself by an exhibition of gallant bearing in leading their respective regiments into action, and of soldierly skill in its management and control. My thanks are due to the several members of my staff, each of whom, in his respective departments, was attentive to the discharge of his duties — Captain New, Assistant Adjutant-General and Acting Inspector; Captain Seymour, Assistant Adjutant-General, and Lieutenant Freeland, Aid-de-Camp. I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant, Harry T. Hays, Brigadier-General Commanding
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lookout Mountain, battle on (search)
opened at once on the breastworks and rifle-pits along the steep wooded acclivity. The brigades just mentioned formed a junction, and, sweeping everything before them, captured the rifle-pits, allowing but few men to escape up the mountain. At the same time the troops scaled the rugged heights, cutting their way through felled trees, and driving the Confederates from the hollow to a plateau well up towards the crest and forcing them around towards the Chattanooga Valley. At the same time Freeland's brigade was rolling them up on the flank. The struggle on the mountain-sides, in a dense fog (or, rather, a cumulus cloud) that hid the combatants from view, was fierce. It was, literally, a battle in the clouds. At considerably past noon the plateau was cleared, and the Confederates were flying in confusion down the precipitous ravines and rugged slopes towards the Chattanooga Valley. All the morning, while the battle was raging, so thick was the cloud on the mountain that only at i
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Roster of the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
18 Feb 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Duncan, Lorenzo S. 21, mar; farmer; Hinsdale. 15 Dec 63; 20 Aug 65. $325. Hartford, Conn. Ellis, George J. F. 19, sin.; hostler; Providence, R. I. 10 Mch 63; missing 18 Jly 63 Ft. Wagner. $50. Fletcher, Francis H. Sergt. 22, sin.; clerk; Salem. 13 Feb. 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Died at Salem. ford, Joseph 21, sin.; hostler; Boston. 27 Mch 63; missing 18 Jly 63 Ft. Wagner. $50. Foster, Moses 19, sin.; farmer; Pittsfield. 26 Dec 63; 20 Aug 65. $325. Freeland, Milo J. 22, mar.; laborer; Sheffield. 16 Feb 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Gardner, Ralph B. Corpl. 23, sin.; laborer; Gt. Barrington. 18 Feb 63; 27 Jly 65 Gen. Hos. Annapolis, Md. Captd 18 Jly 63 Ft. Wagner; ex. 13 Apl 65 Wilmington, N. C. $50. garrison, Silas 20, sin.; painter; Chatham, Can. 28 Mch 63; missing 18 Jly 63 Ft. Wagner. $50. Gibson, Martin 18, sin.; waiter; Taunton. 10 Oct 63; 12 Sep 65 Boston. $50. G. A. R. Post 50, Chicago. Glazier, Abraham 18, sin.; farmer; Catskill,
stituted to recover damages, in money, because of acts done by the defendants as soldiers in the army. Judgment after judgment was obtained in the courts below and sustained by the appellate court of the State; but these defendants were generally old Confederates, who had faced trials and oft-times death itself in battle, and bravely did they seek to maintain their rights as belligerents until the Supreme court of the United States at its October term, in the year 1888, decided the case of Freeland vs. Williams, involving the question of the belligerent rights of the Confederate soldiers, in their favor. The case is reported in the 131st United States Reports, at page 405. There was no organized body of Confederate soldiers from Wetzel, Marshall, or Tyler counties. About fifty men in all entered the service from Wetzel, but in doing so they were compelled to run the blockade, and scattered to the four winds. Some of them were afterward found in Louisiana and Tennessee regiments
Effects of the Crisis. --Friday and Saturday last were two of the most calamitous days ever known in the commercial history of New York. It is said that not less than ninety firms were forced to succumb to the pressure, and among them many heretofore deemed opulent — such houses as Freeland, Squires & Co., which has been in existence for a quarter of a century.
Hannah and Barney Bleany, killed; 2d Lieut. Thomas A. Price, 3d Serg. Wm. W. Tarpley and Daniel Burnes, slightly wounded; 1st Serg't James Parsons and Barney Brennan, severely wounded, and Chas. W. Burrows, missing. Company B, Lieut. Parish, commanding.--Private Van Buren Oakley, killed; 2d Lieut. Wilie P. Mangum, mortally wounded; Serg. David C. Roberts and Corp'l Arthur S. Carrington, severely wounded; Allen Tilly, William Ray and Gilford Laws, slightly wounded. Company C, Capt. Freeland, commanding.--Privates John A. Hutchins and Robert Falkner, killed; Private Wm. P. Haley, mortally wounded; Serg't Albert W. Pickett, Privates James Roman, Hiram W. Vickers, James Copley, Spencer B. Freeman, Silas Hutchins, Wm. Shamblee, John E. Davis, Allison S. Glenn, and Harrison Carden, severely wounded; Harrison Pickett and Owen W. Willett, slightly wounded. Company B, Capt. Avery, commanding.--Private Joshua M. Sorrell, mortally wounded; Privates J. R. Roberts, Jacob Thomas, T
, that the chief loss was sustained." Company A.--Killed: None. Wounded: Lieut Smith, contusion; Privates King, severely; Wm Glesson. do; H Dempsy, slightly; J R Blakley, do; J W Coletrim, do.--Missing: Privates J Lehey, R Croker. Company B.--Wounded: Sergt Leathers, slightly; Privates John W. McFarland, severely; Wm G Ray, slightly; W U Roberts, do; Wm Latta, do; Jas Moore, severely, left on the field. Missing: Privates H S Harris, Wm Glann. Company C.--Wounded: Capt W J Freeland, severely and missing; Corp'l W Woods, mortally and left on field; Privates S Haichens, severely and left on field; W T Gresham, slightly; W J Laycock, slightly; E N Blalock, mortally; J F Hall, severely; H Vickers, slightly. Missing: Sergt A J Carroll, Privates M V Biaylock, W J Holloway. Company D.--Killed: Private J A Houk. Wounded: Lieut Ray, slightly; Sergt Conner, do; Privates J M Baker, R A Coon, severely; J F Dennis, arm; R Keller, arm; Allen Martin, dangerously; P Quigley, m
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