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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Heroes of the old Camden District, South Carolina, 1776-1861. an Address to the Survivors of Fairfield county, delivered at Winnsboro, S. C., September 1,1888. (search)
duty while we had arms in our hands, should refrain from all expression of vindictiveness and hardness of feeling to those who, with equal sincerity as ourselves, espoused the cause of the Union, and at the call of their States fought on the side in which their States had enrolled them. For myself, I can truly say that I have no feeling of hatred or animosity for the true Federal soldier. I can heartily join my Northern friends in their admiration and respect for McClellan and Meade, and Hancock and Humphreys, and many others. There are few men I would go further, personally, to serve than General Henry J. Hunt, the Federal chief of artillery in the Army of the Potomac. For the noble and generous promptings of Grant's heart in the first moments of his great triumph, and his magnanimous treatment of Lee, I feel the greatest gratitude, a gratitude which I will not allow to be diminished even by his after conduct as a politician, under the influence of party spirit at Washington; bu
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Incidents of the skirmish at Totopotomoy Creek, Hanover county, Virginia, May 30, 1864. (search)
terwards that General Breckenridge, having taken his position after dark, had by some mistake gotten nearly a mile beyond the alignment of Lee's line of battle and was drawn up within long rifle range of the enemy, who at that point consisted of Hancock's corps. So it was, that when daylight disclosed our position to the enemy he concentrated the fire of his heavy guns on Breckenridge, who found himself the centre of a long line of artillery practice, while the other batteries of Lee were not as circumstances would admit of, I sat down in my rifle-pit and began to think of home, and wife and children, whom I never expected to see again. For what chance could two hundred or so of men have in retreating a mile across open fields with Hancock's whole corps right after them and on them? for we had to stay in our rifle-pits until they drove us out. As I sat there thinking, as I had never thought before, for never had death seemed so near, I heard a familiar voice in the dark calling m
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Field Telegrams from around Petersburg, Virginia. (search)
his number; captured and destroyed seventy-five (75) loaded wagons; brought off over two hundred prisoners, including several officers; between five and six hundred horses and mules; upwards of two hundred head of fine beef cattle, and many valuable stores. Considerable number of enemy killed and wounded. His loss two killed and three wounded. W. H. Taylor, A. A. G. 15th August, 1864. General R. E. Lee, Chaffin's Bluff: One of Dearing's scouts, said to be generally correct, reports Hancock's Second corps went to City Point and came back again yesterday. Fields' capture of prisoners from this corps yesterday seems to contradict this. Perhaps you have positive information. Dearing also reports enemy have withdrawn their pickets from Garey's Church. Hill reports enemy has strengthened his force in his front. At daylight three brigades were seen moving to enemy's left. Hill's pickets report wagons or artillery moving from 11 until 3 o'clock last night to our left. W. H. Ta
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Hagood's brigade: its services in the trenches of Petersburg, Virginia, 1864. (search)
me after, and the remaining brigades continued their march on the pike. At noon on the 15th Smith's corps of the Federal army, being Grant's advance, was before the eastern defences of Petersburg, manned by Wise's brigade and the local militia, composed of the boys and old men of the city. After consuming the evening in reconnoissance and preparation, Smith assailed with a cloud of skirmishers and easily carried the works, capturing some artillery and prisoners. Just after this success Hancock's corps arrived; but the enemy, instead of pressing on and seizing the town, which lay at his mercy, determined to await the morning before making a decisive advance. Hagood's brigade reached Petersburg at dark, and while the men were being got off the cars and formed in the streets, its commander proceeded to Beauregard's headquarters to report for orders. General Beauregard was on the lines, and Colonel Harris of his staff was instructing General Hagood to move out on the Jerusalem pl
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Old South. (search)
sible eulogies to the Old South. But there was one great error in this training. The simple-hearted, confiding Southern masters, always careless of their own money, did not teach their slaves to be cautious about their investments, and tens of thousands of these credulous creatures put their money in a bank in Washington, established by the philanthropists, and lost it all. 3d.—Development of Great Men. I love to hear the praises of the wonderful deeds of McClellan, Grant, Meade, and Hancock, for if they were such great warriors for crushing with their massive columns the thin lines of ragged Rebels, what must be said of Lee, the two Johnstons, Beauregard, and Jackson, who held millions at bay for four years with their fragments of shadowy armies? Pile up huge pedestals and surmount them with bronze horses and riders in bronze. All the Union monuments are eloquent of the prowess of the ragged Rebels and their leaders. Suppose the tables had been turned, and that either of
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
116, 133, 138, 143, 144, 149, 152, 176, 190, 318; his brigade in the trenches before Petersburg, 395; report of, 402. Hagood, Camp, 117. Hall, Lt. A. J., 375. Halpine, Gen., Chas. G., 353. Hamilton, Capt., 70. Hammond, Lt. F. G., 188 Hammond, Capt. S. J., 134, 162. Hammond, Capt. T. L., killed, 191. Hampden, 112. Hampton, Anthony, 13. Hampton, Edward, 13. Hampton, John, 13. Hampton, Richard, 13. Hampton, Wade, 13, 94, 226, 262, 274. Hampton Roads Conference, 320. Hancock, Gen. W. S., 30, 48, 264. Hancock, Md., 90. Hanging Rock, Battle of, 5, 9, 10, 17, 30, 32. Hanna, 9. Hansbrough, Col., 88, 90. Harden, Capt. O., 15. Hare's Hill, 401, 410. Hardie, Gen. W. J., 131, 301, 309. 368. Harding, 359. Harman, Major, M. G., 87. Harpers Ferry, 20, 85, 268. Harper's History of the Rebellion, deprecated, 30, 31. Harris, Lt., Chas., 59. Harris, Col., 377. Harris, Col. D. B., 116. Harris, Gov. Isham G., 274, 352, 386. Harris, Hon. W. P., 275. Harri