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Nordon darkies is no ‘count, and yet dey puts on all de airs in the worle. If eber I ketch any of dern darkies comin‘ in my way, or foolin‘ wid me, dis chile is goin‘ to make somebody holler, sure! General Evans had received command of all the forces in South-Carolina; and as that State was threatened with invasion, he now hurried forward to perfect arrangements; his successor in our command was General D. H. Hill, (brother-in-law to Stonewall Jackson,) and a very superior officer. General Griffith (cousin of the President) commanded the brigade. From the moment of his arrival, Hill was continually in the saddle, and, nearly always alone, soon made himself master of every acre in Loudon County. I shall have to speak of this officer again. He had already achieved fame at Little Bethel as colonel of the Carolina Volunteers, and greatly emulated Jackson in all his doings. Having selected fine sites near the river, he commenced fortifying with great vigor, much to the annoyance o
eing protected by a surrounding wall of cottonbales! Its motion was slow, for the battery weighed some sixty tons, and several shaky wooden bridges had to be crossed. Having arrived at a point where the Nine Mile Road crosses the railroad, General Griffith, of the Mississippi Brigade, was speaking to the engineer, when the enemy fired a shell at it, a fragment of which struck Griffith, and he shortly afterwards expired beneath a tree. The Railroad Merrimac instantly advanced, and was soon engGriffith, and he shortly afterwards expired beneath a tree. The Railroad Merrimac instantly advanced, and was soon engaged in dispersing the flying enemy, its large shells exploding right and left in the woods with loud detonations. Large columns of white sulphurous smoke now rose up into the sky, their beautiful spiral forms and broad-capped tops looking like mammoth pillars of ivory rising from the dark and distant line of timber. The enemy were destroying ammunition; but to prevent further waste of such valuables, the Merrimac ran along towards Savage station, and routed several batteries drawn up to o
render him no assistance, and Ramseur's division, which had maintained some organization, was in such tolerable shape as to check him. Meanwhile Torbert passed around to the west of Winchester to join Wilson, but was unable to do so till after dark. Crook's command pursued the enemy through the town to Mill Creek, I going along. Just after entering the town Crook and I met, in the main street, three young girls, who gave us the most hearty reception. One of these young women was a Miss Griffith, the other two Miss Jennie and Miss Susie Meredith. During the day they had been watching the battle from the roof of the Meredith residence, with tears and lamentations, they said, in the morning when misfortune appeared to have overtaken the Union troops, but with unbounded exultation when, later, the tide set in against the Confederates. Our presence was, to them, an assurance of victory, and their delight being irrepressible, they indulged in the most unguarded manifestations and e
and Richmond both got aground. Some attempt was made by the rebels to press the attack upon the vessels aground. but they were beaten off without difficulty.--(Doc. 155.) One of the police guard of Alexandria, Va., arrested a little girl, to-day, who wore a red and white cape, alleging that the colors of the cape were obnoxious. The mother of the girl accompanied her to the office of the Provost-Marshal, where she stated that the article of dress had been made four years since. Capt. Griffith promptly ordered the release of the little lass, and directed the guard to devote his attention in future to weightier matters than the clothing of children.--Alexandria News. Capt. John Brown's company of sharp-shooters arrived at Camp Jennison, Kansas City, Mo., and were attached to the command of Colonel Jennison.--(Doc. 160.) The privateer schooner Beauregard, of Charleston, S. C., Capt. Hay, was captured one hundred miles east-northeast of Abaco, by the W. G. Anderson, U.
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 2: Lee's invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania. (search)
of a true man and Christian soldier, that it should not be left unrecorded, and is here given. When orders were issued for the army to pursue Lee, See page 74. General O. O. Howard, commanding the Sixth Corps, hastened to the bedside of Captain Griffith, one of his beloved staff-officers, who had received a mortal wound. After a few words, the General opened his New Testament, read the 14th chapter of John, and then, kneeling, commended his dying friend to God. An embrace and a hurried farewell followed, and so the friends parted, never to meet again on the earth. That night Captain Griffith died, and Howard, in pursuit of Lee, bivouacked in a drenching rain near the base of the South Mountain range. Soon after the Battle of Gettysburg the State of Pennsylvania purchased seventeen acres of land adjoining the Evergreen Cemetery, on Cemetery Hill, near that village, for the purpose of a burial-place for all the Union soldiers who fell in that battle. On the 19th of November f
H. Wager Halleck , A. M. , Lieut. of Engineers, U. S. Army ., Elements of Military Art and Science; or, Course of Instruction in Strategy, Fortification, Tactis of Battles &c., Embracing the Duties of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Engineers. Adapted to the Use of Volunteers and Militia., Chapter 11: army organization.—Artillery.—Its history and organization, with a brief Notice of the different kinds of Ordnance, the Manufacture of Projectiles, &c. (search)
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the ruins we create in vindicating them. I am, your obedient servant, H. Marshall. Abstract from field return of the Army of the Mississippi, General G. T. Beauregard commanding, for April 30, 1862. Troops. Present for duty. Effective total. Aggregate present. Aggregate present and absent. Officers. Men. Polk's (First) corps5507,1867,75912,00617,185 Bragg's (Second) corps6679,53910,44717,67423,100 Hardee's (Third) corps5677,0977,87911,24615,937 Reserve3474,7725,2927,12111,731 Griffith's brigade961,3611,4151,7362,320 Hogg's brigade1182,0552,0612,4083,750 Little's brigade1952,2962,3613,0104,512 Whitfield's (Texas) Legion486967139601,239 32d Mississippi31407407488791 Cavalry3314,6727,37810,25413,318 Artillery1192,290 Total3,06942,37145,71266,90393,883 Abstract from monthly post return of troops at Fort Pillow, Brig. Gen. John B. Villepigue commanding, for the period ending April 30, 1862. Command. Present for duty. Aggregate present. Aggregate present and absen
uding pioneers and ambulance corps, of whom 889 fell at Malvern, and 3 out of 4 Colonels were killed. Brig.-Gen. Garland reports his loss in all the battles at 192 killed, 637 wounded, 15 missing; total, 844. Howell Cobb reports that his brigade, of Magruder's division, went into battle at Savage's Station 2,700 strong; whereof but 1,500 appeared on the battle-field of Malvern, where nearly 500 of them were killed and wounded. Among the Rebel officers killed during the Seven Days were Gen. Griffith, Miss; Cols. C. C. Pegues, 5th Ala., Allen, 2d Va., Fulkerson. commanding Texas brigade, and Lt.-Col. Faison, 3d N. C. subordinate reports indicate heavy losses in other divisions. On the whole, it is fair to estimate our total loss at 15,000 killed and wounded, and 5,000 unwounded prisoners; and the Rebel as at least equal to ours, minus the prisoners and the guns. Gen. McClellan had telegraphed the President from Haxall's, on the morning of this battle, that: My men are completel
sses being probably tenfold those of the strongly fortified and thoroughly sheltered Rebels. Some ground was here gained in the assault; but it was mainly abandoned after dark. On our left, McClernand's attack seemed for a time more effective, or, at least, was believed by him to be so. Rushing forward to the assault precisely at 10 A. M., Lawler's and Landrum's brigades had, within 15 minutes, carried the ditch, slope, and bastion, of the fort they confronted, which was entered by Sergeant Griffith and 11 privates of the 22d Iowa; all of whom fell in it but the Sergeant, who brought away 13 Rebels as prisoners. The colors of the 48th Ohio and 77th Illinois were planted on the bastion; and, within the next quarter of an hour, Benton's and Burbridge's brigades, fired by this example, had carried the ditch and slope of another strong earthwork, planting their colors on the slope; while Capt. White, of the Chicago Mercantile Battery, carried forward one of his guns by hand to the di
illed on Red river, 548. Gregg, Gen., taken prisoner at Farmville, 743. Gregg, Gen. (Union), attacked, and 500 men captured from him near Jefferson, Va., 395. Gregg, Brig.-Gen. (Rebel), wounded at Antietam, 210; at Gettysburg, 389. Grenada, Miss., cavalry raids to, 615. Grierson, Col. B. H. (since Gen.), raids from Lagrange to Baton Rouge, 301; raids toward Mobile, 695. Griffin, Gen., at Gaines's Mill, 156; at Malvern Hill, 165; captures 1,500 Rebels at Five Forks, 733. Griffith, Sergeant, 22d Iowa, captures 13 prisoners. 312. Grimes, Senator James W., of Iowa, his bill for the education of colored children, 266. Grover, Gen. C., reoccupies Baton Rouge, 327. Groveton, Va., battle of, 183. gunboats, captured and destroyed by the enemy on Red river, 550. Guntown, Miss., Sturgis routed at, 621. H. Habeas Corpus, Vallandigham's case, 489; President Lincoln on, 491. Hagerstown, Md., Longstreet advances to, 196. Haines's Bluff, Miss., Sherma
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