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e's corps not being sufficiently strong, it had been provided that Gladden's brigade, of Bragg's corps, should occupy his right. This line ey, and before seven o'clock his column was also put in motion; and Gladden's and Withers's other brigades were placed in line of battle, in dConfederate array: The front line, composed of the Third Corps and Gladden's brigade, was under Hardee, and extended from Owl Creek to Lick Centre. The interval, on his right, to Lick Creek, was occupied by Gladden's brigade, detached from Bragg, and put under Hardee's command forhe battle. Hardee's three brigades numbered 6,789 effectives, and Gladden added 2,235 more — an effective total in the front line of 9,024. brigade, 2,208 strong, was drawn up three hundred yards in rear of Gladden, its left on the Bark road. Chalmers's brigade was on Jackson's right, en echelon to Gladden's brigade, with its right on a fork of Lick Creek. Clanton's cavalry was in rear of Chalmers's, with pickets to
an's right brigade, under Colonel Shaver, and Gladden's brigade, burst in upon Prentiss's division.. It was not eight o'clock when Shaver's and Gladden's strong line fell fiercely upon them. Here assailed by Chalmers's brigade, which was on Gladden's right. Here the Eighteenth Wisconsin, 1,00e first assault upon Prentiss's division, General Gladden, who led the attacking brigade, fell mortnt an Irishman and two yards of red flannel. Gladden's death was a serious loss. It has been che centre and right by the dashing charges of Gladden's, Wood's, and Hindman's brigades. The ce and Jackson's fresh brigade on their right. Gladden's brigade, which had suffered severely in its to its front. General Johnston, coming upon Gladden's brigade at this time, ordered it to charge;ens's brigade to Gibson's right; the next was Gladden's, and then Jackson's brigade. When Breckinrof Snake Creek. The battle was renewed by Gladden's gallant brigade, now commanded by Colonel D
kson's, which had fallen to pieces in the night, were there. The regiments of Gladden's brigade were represented by small bands of one or two hundred men, under various commanders. Colonel Deas, with 224 men of Gladden's brigade, was aided by the Fourth Kentucky, which had become detached from Trabue's brigade. In a charge heed and wounded was much greater. Besides the commander in-chief, and Brigadier-General Gladden, there was a great number of regimental officers killed. Bragg had te, was wounded; and Colonel Dan Adams, and Colonel Deas, who in turn succeeded Gladden, were also wounded. The long list of field and company officers, and of brave Major-General Hardee, was constituted of his corps, augmented on his right by Gladden's brigade, of Major-General Bragg's corps, deployed in line of battle, with thable soldier and captain was lost to the service of the country, when Brigadier-General Gladden, commanding First Brigade, Withers's division, Second Army Corps, die
with abandoned arms, broken gun-carriages, horses plunging in agony, and the dead and dying in every frightful attitude of torture! The battle of Shiloh was the bloodiest of the war. The little army of the South had lost near one-third of its whole number; while the Federals had bought back their camp with the loss of not less than 16,000 men. And, while the bloodiest field, none had so splendidly illustrated the stubborn valor of the men and the brilliant courage of their leaders. Gladden had fallen in the thickest of the fight-,the circumstances of his death sending a freshened glow over the bright record he had written at Contreras and Molino del Rey. The names of Bragg, Hardee and Breckinridge were in the mouths of men, who had been held to their bloody work by these bright exemplars. Wherever the bullets were thickest, there the generals were foundforgetful of safety, and ever crying-Come! Governor Harris had done good service as volunteer aid to General Johnston; an
cease firing. There was now no possible chance for my escape, and I instantly received a blow which felled me to the earth. How long I remained insensible I could not tell. The first thing I recollect taking cognizance of, was the act of Colonel Gladden, who, dragging me out of a pool of water into which I had fallen, demanded my surrender. I seemed to lose all thought of home, wife, friends, earth, or heaven. The absorbing thought was the success of our army. Will you surrender? demanded Colonel Gladden. I have discharged my last bullet, sir, I replied. He commanded me to mount my horse. I refused. My captors then seized hold of me, and, throwing me across my wounded horse, made a rapid retreat. Our boys were coming at double quick, and so impetuous was their charge towards the enemy, who was now approaching-consisting of Beauregard's advance guard of five thousand cavalry — that they began retreating in wild confusion. More than a hundred riderless horses ra
d and free, small and great, black and white, with countenances forlorn, agonized, or ferocious, with limbs mangled and torn. Sorrowful were the wailings of the wounded, and bitter the imprecations of the chagrined and discomfited crew. Colonel Gladden and four privates were my escort to Jackson's tent. I have brought you a Yankee, General, said Colonel Gladden. The rebel general inquired of me my rank. I declined telling him. I was then asked for papers, and upon making examinatiColonel Gladden. The rebel general inquired of me my rank. I declined telling him. I was then asked for papers, and upon making examination, they found with me maps of the Hamburg road, and a small rebel fortification. As soon as they made this discovery, Jackson inquired: Sir, what is the number of your men? We have a small skirmishing party, General, I replied. You have not captured them all to-day, and you will not tomorrow. Sir, he answered sharply, you know the number, and if you do not inform me, and that promptly, I shall have you punished. I shall not inform you, said I, coolly; you affirm that you ar
igures that crowd the memory of every Confederate who looks backward on the field of war. Louisiana gave us Richard Taylor, who fought under the eye of Stonewall Jackson in the Valley, and whose men charged and took Shields's batteries at Port Republic, and who in Louisiana hurled back in disorder the magnificent army of Banks. Bishop General Polk, our saintly gallant veteran, whose death left our country, and especially the Church, mourning; Harry T. Hayes, Yorke, Nicholls, Gibson, Gladden, and Moulton, who charged with his men up the hill at Winchester into the fort deemed impregnable, and put Milroy's army to flight; C. E. Fenner, Now Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Louisiana. who, with his Batteries of Donaldsonville, under Maurin and Prosper Landry, achieved distinction; the Louisiana Guard, under D'Aquin, Thompson, and Green, all gallant gentlemen whose renown their countrymen treasure above price. From Georgia came Commander Tattnall, John B. Gordon, t
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 10: General Mitchel's invasion of Alabama.--the battles of Shiloh. (search)
, the first and second extending from Owl Creek on the left to Lick Creek on the right, a distance of about three miles, supported by the third and a reserve. The first line was commanded by General Hardee, and was composed of his own corps and Gladden's brigade of Bragg's corps, with artillery following by the main road to Pittsburg Landing. The cavalry was in the rear and on the wings. Bragg's corps, composing the second line, followed in the same order, at the distance of five hundred yargreater part of the time, and hurling back tremendous charges by the massed foe. On both sides death had been reaping a bountiful harvest. The brave General Wallace had fallen, mortally wounded, and been carried on a litter from the field. General Gladden, of the Confederate army, had been killed, and their Commander-in-chief, General A. S. Johnston, who had almost recklessly exposed himself, had also been mortally hurt at about half-past 2 o'clock. Johnston was hit by a piece of a shell t
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 19: the repossession of Alabama by the Government. (search)
e harbor the position of the more remote defenses, on the east side of the bay, are indicated on a subsequent page. besides several which guarded the entrances to the rivers that flow into the head of Mobile Bay. Along the shore, below the city, were Batteries Missouri, Mound and Buchanan. Just below the latter, and terminating the middle line of fortifications, was Fort Sidney Johnston. In the harbor were two floating batteries and four stationary ones, named, respectively, Tighlman, Gladden, Canal, and McIntosh. The channels were obstructed by piles in many rows. General J. E. Johnston said Mobile was the best fortified place in the Confederacy. It was garrisoned by about fifteen thousand men, including the troops on the east side of the bay, and a thousand negro laborers, subject to the command of the engineers. These were under the direct command of General D. H. Maury. General Dick Taylor was then in charge of the Department Redoubt and ditch at Mobile. this was
nd second extending from Owl Creek on the left to Lick Creek on the right — a distance of about three miles--supported by the third and the reserve. The first line, under Maj. Gen. Hardee, was constituted of his corps, augmented on his right by Gladden's brigade of Maj.-Gen. Bragg's corps, deployed in line of battle, with their respective artillery, following immediately by the main road to Pittsburgh, and the cavalry in rear of the wings. The second line, composed of the other troops of Brag close of the day. Not his State alone, but the whole Confederacy, has sustained a great loss in the death of this brave, upright and able man. Another gallant and able soldier and captain was lost to the service of the country, when Brigadier-General Gladden, commanding First brigade, Withers' division, Third army corps, died from a severe wound received on the fifth instant, after having been conspicuous to his whole corps and the army for courage and capacity. Major-General Cheatham, c
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