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e Stonewall brigade, and there broke off towards the right through the woods, and nearly to Pegram's left — Again and again the enemy made desperate efforts to drive out the Confederates and press through the gap still existing, but they failed. Harris's Mississippi brigade was sent up at this time, and put in on Ramseur's right, over the same ground as Battle's, and it drove the enemy from another portion of the works; and the ground thus regained they held for the remainder of the day. Subsequently Perrin's and McGowan's South Carolina brigades were brought up and put in on the right of Harris, and still later the remnant of Johnson's division moved up to close the gap between Pegram's left and the right of the other troops to about one hundred yards in the angle of the works which the enemy continued to hold, and from which we did not succeed in busting them. Our artillery was so far regained as to enable Major Curshaw to take his artillery men to the pieces and work them during t
ding the field afar off, and seeing how vainly the chieftains of the opposing armies essay to end the strife by victory — feels his vocation, known his hour for action is come, and proclaims to his Kentuckians the fact. Come, "C, Kentuckians, to the rescue!" cries he. Come, O, "ten thousand" of you, "for six months!" "I will lead you!" He adds, "Let us help to "finish this war and save our Government!" Of course, it is only in keeping with the modesty of true presiding that the Bramlette (Harris name) proposes to "Andy"to end the war, when everybody knows he can do it without assistance! Bramlette had hoped that he would not be needed — he did not went to eclipse the name and fame of the great Yankee leaders; he had fame enough for a man of such little vanity, (another type of greatness!) and he withheld his might for this generous motive, although he knew he could decide the contest in any "six months" that have intervened since the war. He has, moreover, been like a devout lover
The Daily Dispatch: May 27, 1864., [Electronic resource], Losses in Alexander's battalion light Artilliery (search)
he casualties in Alexander's battalion light artillery in the recent fights in Northern Virginia: Moody's Battery, Mississippi.--Killed: Lieut D Burrows, Maryland; Sergt R B Smith. Wounded Sergt T Hogan, slightly privates Martin Kenney, Jas Brady, Jno Stocks, C Delany, Jno Ryan. Smith's Battery, Virginia.--Wounded: Privates Jno W Scott, Wm Sherwell, Samuel H Turner, ad slight. Ficklin's Battery, South Carolina--Killed: Corporal J C Kenney, private J Aligood. Wounded Capt J S Ackis. private P Jordan. Woolfolk's Battery, Virginia.--Killed: Corporal E H Revere. Wounded: Private T J Harris, slight. Taylor's Battery, Virginia--Capt O B Taylor wounded slightly, and private Geo Chambers, do. Parker's Battery, Virginia.--Wounded: Lieut J Brown, severely in the face, doing well; Corp J W Uriander, slightly in arm; privates S H Parker, Jr, severely in arm (amputated) and in leg, flesh wound; Montraville Cannon, slightly in arm; C W L Holland, slightly in hand.
The Daily Dispatch: May 27, 1864., [Electronic resource], The ancient boundaries of Virginia. (search)
s describes the scene in the Yankee House of Representatives when Mr. Harris, of Maryland, delivered the speech which first let some light int Members turned to look, a little space is formed about him, and Mr Harris waits, "I ask if it is proper for a member to pray God Almighty." order," latterly drowned out the remainder of the sentence. Mr. Harris resumes with the same game cook air, when the stentorian voice br "What sort of a point of order is that, I'd like to know?" heers Mr. Harris. "I want to know (order, order, order, and an unconscionable it never may be. I hope you will sever subjugate the South." Harris meanwhile has been sending, with head thrown back and arms the vere, in his dogged way. "You mean you're afraid of it"? exclaims Harris, leaning forward and putting on his most offensive sneer. Shouts oves, I prefer the former" "Now," says Mr. Wood, assuming, like Harris, the defiant role, "now, sir, I endorse every word of that. If you