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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Address before the Virginia division of Army of Northern Virginia, at their reunion on the evening of October 21, 1886. (search)
l society. Such, doubtless, were the men who have composed most armies of the world, and such men formed a large part of the Federal army in our war. There were, it is true, in the first regiments raised at the North, especially in New England, such men as Judge Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., describes in an exquisite address delivered at Keen, New Hampshire, memorial day, 1884; men representing all that was highest in the Puritans alike of Old and New England. Such men, doubtless, composed Grover's New England brigade, which made the famous charge on us at Manassas, and no doubt many of the Western regiments were composed of the true yeomanry of the soil. But I rather think the composition of the Fifth New York infantry (Duryee Zouaves), as given in the history of that regiment, was more of the average of the Union troops. Mr. Davenport, who wrote the history of the regiment, says: There were men among us who could respond to any duty; representatives from all trades with a spr
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Fortification and siege of Port Hudson—Compiled by the Association of defenders of Port Hudson; M. J. Smith, President; James Freret, Secretary. (search)
s, and the fight was looked upon with extreme satisfaction by all the troops in garrison. General Grover's approach. On the next day Colonel Wingfield's cavalry commenced skirmishing with the adas formed, was, first, Weitzel on the north, resting on the river and crossing Sandy creek; then Grover; then Augur; while General Thomas W. Sherman's command constituted the extreme Federal left reaching the river. The troops or commands engaged on May 27 were Weitzel's brigade (division?), Grover's division, Emory's under Colonel Payne, and the divisions under Major-General Augur and Brigadiedier—General. W. Dwight, Brigadier-General. Henry W. Birg, Colonel Commanding Third Brigade, Grover's Division. Approved: Frank Gardner, Major-General. Approved: N. P. Banks, Major-General. eral commanding (from General Banks's Campaign of Port Hudson). Right—General Weitzel and General Grover. (Banks's Report, page 146). Centre—General Augur, 3,500 men (Banks's Report). Artil