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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 2 0 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), A monument to Major James W. Thomson, Confederate States Artillery. (search)
tery was always on the front and engaged almost daily in action. January 16th, 1865, the battery was disbanded, owing to the scarcity of rations and forage. It was called to assemble in Lynchburg April 1st, 1865. The names of the sixteen who were on duty at time of the surrender, were Captain Tuck. Carter (Captain James Thomson had been promoted to major), W. R. Lyman, Charles and Frank Conrad, Clayton Williams, Charles W. McVicar, Frank Asberry, Pub Zirkle, Atkinson, Thornton, Dailey, John Hare, Crawford, Louis Morrell, William Thomson, and Pem. Thomson. Major Thomson left Captain Carter in command and went to the front near Petersburg. April 7th, while leading a charge of a squad of Rosser's cavalry at High Bridge, was badly wounded. Rallying the men he charged the second time and was repulsed. Gathering a few he charged the third time and was killed. Captain Jacob Engle, living near Harper's Ferry, saw him shot off his horse. A comrade ran to the body and unbuckled his
On reaching a spot about three rails below Donalsonville a rebel battery, placed behind the levee opened fire on the gunboats and transports. Embrasures had been cut through the levee to admit the guns, which were six in number — namely, four brass six-pounders and two twenty- pounder rifles. The Sciota, which had the lead, was struck several times, and I regret to say that 1st Lieut. Swacey, a quiet and unassuming young man and excellent officer, was killed, as was a seaman named John Hare. Some of the transports were completely riddled by the enemy's shot. The Saint Maurice had three killed at once, and two hours after the firing ceased the carpenter and a deck hand were found dead below. At the same time two feet of water was discovered in the hold of the Saint Maurice. The pilot of the Cyrus Bell was shot dead at the wheel. The General Williams had ten men scalded to death by the cutting in two of a supply pipe. The Iberville had one of her engines disabled by the e
e gun in position, from which they have been throwing shells over the surrounding country and towards Petersburg. Two flags of truce were sent by the enemy towards our lines on Sunday afternoon, but nothing relative to their purpose has transpired. On Saturday and Sunday there was some heavy skirmishing in Chesterfield county, in which the enemy were considerably worsted. Several dwellings have been burnt by the invaders in Prince George, among them, reported, are those of Mr. John Hare, Mrs. Beasely, and Mr. Gregory. Yesterday. Up to the time of writing this paragraph we have no definite account of the operations of yesterday; though a gentleman who left Petersburg at 6 o'clock, A. M., informs us that everything was quiet at that hour. No official dispatches were received at the War Department last night from any quarter. Later. The telegraph informs us that nothing of interest transpired yesterday, and we have the same intelligence from a gentle