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Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 6: from Manassas to Leesburg. (search)
id of all we could get our hands upon. About the middle of November, pursuant to a policy of brigading together, so far as possible, troops from the same State, the Eighth Virginia Regiment was ordered back to Manassas, and the Twenty-first Mississippi, commanded by Col. B. G. Humphreys, was sent to fill its place — the entire Mississippi brigade, consisting of the Thirteenth, Seventeenth, Eighteenth and Twenty-first Regiments, being then, or shortly after, put under the command of General Griffith, of that State, who was killed at Savage Station in June, 1862, when Barksdale, theretofore colonel of the Thirteenth, was made brigadier-general and took command of the brigade, which bore his name up to Gettysburg, where he met his gallant death. Thereupon Colonel Humphreys, of the Twentyfirst, was promoted to the rank of brigadier, and in turn commanded and christened this fine body of soldiers. It may be well to mention that Colonel Featherstone, of the Seventeenth, was made briga
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 7: the Peninsula Campaign. (search)
, begged rations enough to give them just one meal; but the officer in charge answered: I cannot issue you anything, Captain, except upon the order of General Griffith, your brigadier, or my commanding officer. To which our captain replied: General Griffith is somewhere between here and Richmond, I don't know wheGeneral Griffith is somewhere between here and Richmond, I don't know where your commanding officer is; but if you can't give me anything, except upon the order of one of these two officers, then I can take what my men need, on my own order, and I'll do it. Here, boys, drive a gun up here in the road ahead of this train, unlimber it and load it. Now, sir, you shan't pass here without issuing three dayganization and paralysis of the fearful mud deluge, and meanwhile not only did we artillerymen once more come down to hard pan and hard corn, but one evening General Griffith, who was a charming gentleman, rode over to where our battery was parked, saying to our captain that he came to beg three favors — a couple of ears of corn f
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 8: Seven Pines and the Seven Days battles (search)
ound an Irishman, whom we at first thought dying, as perhaps he was; but a swallow or two of the crathur revived him, and when, under such inspiration, did Pat ever fail to be communicative and. witty? He seemed to grasp the situation perfectly, and upon someone asking if the apparent flight might not after all be a trap-Be dad, said he, an‘ ef it's a thrap, thin shure an‘ little Mac's lost the thrigger! At or near Savage Station, I think on this 29th of June, our brigade commander, General Griffith, was killed. In a shower of projectiles turned loose upon us by an unseen foe, at least half a shell from a three-inch rifled gun lodged in his body. The marvel is he did not die instantly, but I noted a desperate clinch of his fingers and the pallor of his face as he clasped his hands back of his head after he had fallen from his horse. He was a genial and cultured gentleman and regarded as a very promising officer. Colonel Barksdale, of the Thirteenth, at once took command of the
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Index. (search)
6, 50, 52, 64, 139, 150-51, 156, 185, 192-228, 231, 267 Gibson, George, 295 Gibson, John, 295 Gilmer, Jeremy Francis, 182 Gilmer, Louisa Alexander (Mrs. Jeremy F.), 182 Goggin, James M., 174, 274 Gordon, Charles George, 367 Gordon, John Brown, 188, 210-12, 215-16, 218 Gordonsville, Va., 356 Grant, Ulysses Simpson, 238-40, 244, 248, 266-67, 269-70, 276, 285-88, 297, 303-10, 317, 341, 347 Grapevine army news, 162, 166 Greer, George, 212 Gregg, John, 276, 286 Griffith, Richard, 64, 85-86, 95 Grover, Benjamin, 63, 234 Guns, capture of by Confederates, 57- 58, 62, 78, 125, 197 Hagerstown, Md., 222, 231 Hallock, Gerard, 37-38. Hamilton, S. P., 156 Hancock, Winfield Scott, 79-80, 248, 305 Hand-to-hand fighting, 333-34. Hannibal, 119 Hanover Junction, Va., 228, 231,266, 269 Hardaway, Robert Archelaus, 312, 316 Harpers Ferry, Va. (W. Va.), 125, 198 Harrisburg, Pa., 209 Harvard University, 51, 62, 130 Haskell, Alexander Cheves, 57
nd obtained sixty days leave of absence, which, in those days of slow travel, were required in order to spend two weeks in the United States. In an entry in Adjutant Griffith's reports, dated Camp Allen, near Monterey, October 19th, I find this note: Colonel Davis left on furlough for sixty days. He left the camp with a corporal'. During Colonel Davis's absence the regiment was commanded by Major A. B. Bradford. On Monday, December 14th, the army began their march to Saltillo. Richard Griffith's, Adjutant, Diary. About fifty-eight miles from Monterey an express from General Worth brought news that Santa Anna with his forces was advancing upon Saltito the delicate duty assigned him of restoring order among the files of another regiment when rendered unsteady by the fire of the enemy's artillery. Adjutant Richard Griffith rendered me important aid, as well in his appropriate duties as by the intelligence and courage with which he reconnoitred the enemy and gave me valuabl
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2, Chapter 26: the gun-boats in the James River-battle of seven Pines. (search)
path, just under the bluff, to attack the enemy in flank and reverse. Impatient of delay, I had started to see General Magruder, when I met the third courier, who said he had not found General Magruder, but had delivered the message to Brigadier-General Griffith, who was moving by the path designated to make the attack. On returning to the field, I found that the attack in front had ceased; it was, therefore, too late for a single brigade to effect anything against the large force of the enemy, and messengers were sent through the woods to direct General Griffith to go back. The heavy rain during the night of the 30th had swollen the Chickahominy; it was rising when the battle of Seven Pines was fought; but had not reached such height as to prevent the enemy from using his bridges; consequently, General Sumner, during the engagement, brought over his corps as a reinforcement. He was on the north side of the river, had built two bridges to connect with the south side, and, th
nterwoven with the seven days battles as to be more appropriately noticed in connection with them. According to the published reports, General McClellan's position was regarded at this time as extremely critical. During the night I visited the several commands along the intrenchment on the south side of the Chickahominy. In one of these engagements our loss was small in numbers, but great in value. Among others who could ill be spared, here fell the gallant soldier Brigadier-General Richard Griffith. He had served with distinction in foreign war, and when the South was invaded was among the first to take up arms in defence of our rights. Mr. Davis leaned over him and said, My dear boy, I hope you are not seriously hurt. The General grasped his hand and said, Yes, I think fatally; farewell, Colonel. Our troops slept upon their arms. The enemy retreated during the night, and by the time thus gained, he was enabled to cross the White Oak Creek and destroy the bridge
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., chapter 7.42 (search)
th S. C., Col. D. Wyatt Aiken; 8th S. C., Col. John W. Henagan; Va. Battery (Alexandria Arty.), Capt. Del Kemper. Brigade loss: k, 70; w, 349; m, 38 == 457. Magruder's division. Second Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Howell Cobb: 16th Ga., Col. Goode Bryan; 24th Ga., Col. Robert McMillan; Ga. Legion (Cobb's)-; 2d La., Col. J. T. Norwood (mn w); 15th N. C., Col. Henry A. Dowd (w); Ga. Battery (Troup Arty.), Capt. Henry H. Carlton. Brigade loss: k, 66; w, 347; m, 2 ==415. Third Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Richard Griffith (m w), Col. William Barksdale: 13th Miss., Col. William Barksdale, Lieut.-Col. J. W. Carter (w), Maj. Kennon McElroy; 17th Miss., Col. W. D. Holder (w), Lieut.-Col. John C. Fiser; 18th Miss., Col. Thomas M. Griffin (w), Lieut.-Col. William H. Luse; 21st Miss., Col. Benjamin G. Humphreys, Lieut.-Col. W. L. Brandon (w), Capt. William C. F. Brooks; Va. Battery (1st Richmond Howitzers), Capt. E. S. McCarthy. Brigade loss: k, 91; w, 434 ==525. artillery, Lieut.-Col. Stephen D. Lee:
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington, Chapter 15: Confederate losses — strength of the Confederate Armies--casualties in Confederate regiments — list of Confederate Generals killed — losses in the Confederate Navy. (search)
tow Killed at First Bull Run. Brigadier-General Felix K. Zollicoffer Killed at Mill Springs. Brigadier-General Ben. McCulloch Killed at Pea Ridge. Brigadier-General James McIntosh Killed at Pea Ridge. Brigadier-General William Y. Slack Mortally wounded. Killed at Pea Ridge Brigadier-General Adley H. Gladden Mortally wounded. Killed at Shiloh. Brigadier-General Robert Hatton Killed at Fair Oaks. Brigadier-General Turner Ashby Killed at Harrisonburg. Brigadier-General Richard Griffith Mortally wounded. Killed at Savage Station. Brigadier-General Charles S. Winder Killed at Cedar Mountain. Brigadier-General Samuel Garland, Jr Killed at South Mountain. Brigadier-General George B. Anderson Mortally wounded. Killed at Antietam. Brigadier-General L. O'B. Branch Killed at Antietam. Brigadier-General William E. Starke Killed at Antietam. Brigadier-General Henry Little Killed at Iuka. Brigadier-General Thomas R. Cobb Killed at Fredericksbu
ion of the number killed appears, also, in General Fry's report. But this latter number was increased 15,000 by a subsequent revision based upon the papers known as final statements and upon newly-acquired information received through affidavits filed at the Pension Bureau. Confederate generals killed in battle group no. 4 twelve Brigadier-generals Wm. Y. slack Pea Ridge March 8, 1862. Adley H. Gladden, Shiloh April 11, 1862. Robert Hatton, Fair Oaks June 1, 1862. Richard Griffith, Savage Station June 30, 1862. George B. Anderson, Antietam October 6, 1862. Lewis Henry little, Iuka September 19, 1862. O. B. Branch, Antietam September 17, 1862. Turner Ashby, Harrisburg June 6, 1862. William E. Starke, Antietam September 17, 1862. James McIntosh, Pea Ridge March 17, 1862. Charles S. Winder, Cedar Mountain, August 9, 1862. Samuel Garland, Jr., South Mountain September 14, 1862. Tabular statement of organizations in the Union service REG
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