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D. H. Hill, Jr., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 4, North Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 3 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: December 1, 1860., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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put on record testimony to the grimness of their attack. He says: Dashing across the intervening plains, floundering in the swamps, struggling against the tangled brushwood, brigade after brigade seemed almost to melt away before the concentrated fire of our artillery and infantry; yet others pressed on, followed by supports as dashing and as brave as their predecessors. In the repeated assaults of the afternoon, the Sixteenth North Carolina, Colonel McElroy, and the Twenty-second, Lieut.-Col. R. H. Gray, won enviable reputation, as Gen. A. P. Hill reports, by carrying the crest of a hill, and were in the camp of the enemy, but were driven back by overwhelming numbers. Toward night, Longstreet, A. P. Hill and Whiting united in a final charge on Porter's left, and in spite of the fact that be had been reinforced by Slocum, broke through his strong lines. Then, writes General Law, We had our innings. As the blue mass surged up the hill in our front, the Confederate fire was pour
ous period of twenty-four years. As a member of this exalted body he rendered efficient service to his State, and while retaining the affections of the people of whom he was part, gained the respect and admiration of the representatives of the whole nation. As a forcible and elegant public speaker and a wise councilor he held a high position during his public career in the Democratic party. In the second administration of President Cleveland he served as minister to Mexico, succeeding ex-Governor Gray, of Indiana. Major-General Robert Ransom Major-General Robert Ransom was born at Bridle Creek, Warren county, N. C., February 12, 1828, the second son of Robert Ransom, his elder brother being the soldier and statesman, Matthew W. Ransom. He was graduated at the United States military academy in 1850, and promoted to a lieutenancy in the dragoons. As a cadet and officer he was distinguished for splendid horsemanship and the practical qualities of a soldier. He was on duty at th
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