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Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 3: in Mexico. (search)
all opposition and took possession of the capital. Jackson had displayed qualities which could not fail to draw the eyes of his commanders upon him. The outline which has been given of his share in the battles, is sustained by the following passages from the official reports of the Commander-in-Chief, Generals Pillow and Worth, and his own captain. The first says:-- To the north, and at the base of the mound (Chapultepec), inaccessible on that side, the 11th Infantry, under Lieut.-Colonel Herbert, and the 14th under Colonel Tronsdale, and Captain Magruder's field-battery, 1st Artillery (one section advanced under Lieutenant Jackson), all of Pillow's division, had at the same time some spirited affairs against superior numbers, driving the enemy from a battery in the road, and capturing a gun. In these, the officers and corps named gained merited praise. Having turned the forest on the west, and arriving opposite to the north centre of Chapultepec, Worth came up with the troo
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Chapter 22: capture of Winchester. (search)
ached the Valley pike at Newtown. On moving along the latter road past Bartonsville towards Kernstown, I found Lieutenant Colonel Herbert of the Maryland line occupying a ridge between the two places with his battalion of infantry, a battery of artie me to get into that road, and to drive it back upon the main body in order that my movement should be unobserved. Colonel Herbert could not inform me of the strength of the force in his immediate front, and I therefore halted my division and formion to protect the ambulances, ordnance and medical wagons, and the artillery from any movement around our left, and Colonel Herbert was ordered to take position with his battalion of infantry on Gordon's right, which extended across the Valley pike a force on foot moving with arms in their hands, and as we had but a very small battalion of cavalry (that belonging to Herbert's command, which did capture some prisoners), nothing was accomplished by the attempts made at further pursuit of Milroy
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Index. (search)
126, 129-131, 136, 139, 141, 143, 150, 152, 158, 171, 175-77, 179, 180, 188, 202-04, 206, 208, 210, 211, 219, 221, 222, 226-27, 229, 230, 232-34, 239, 241-43, 247, 248-49, 251-53, 257, 259, 267-69, 271-76, 307, 310, 311-315, 319, 320, 322, 345-46, 351, 374, 478 Hazel River, 106 Hazel Run, 167-69, 191, 194, 205, 207, 211, 220-24, 227-30, 233 Hazelwood, 184 Hedgeman's River, 108 Hedgesville, 284 Heidlersburg, 263-64, 266-68 Heintzelman, General (U. S. A.), 32, 131 Herbert, Colonel, 241, 243, 251 Heth, General, 236, 352-54, 356, 358, 363 Higginbotham, Major J. C., 125 Highland County, 459 Hill, Colonel, 24 Hill, General A. P., 76-77, 86, 93, 98, 99, 100, 102-03, 119, 123-29, 133, 135-39, 150, 155, 158, 162-64, 166, 170-72, 176, 179, 188, 195, 211-17, 236-37, 253, 263, 266, 269, 270-71, 273, 275, 278, 281-83, 285, 302-04, 307, 316, 322, 324, 326, 343-44, 351-52, 358-59, 363-64, 371, 403 Hill, General D. H., 62-65, 67, 69, 71, 76, 78, 79, 81, 82, 86, 87,
kets were then extended; and on returning from this duty, I remarked to Buckland that I believed we would be attacked before night. But he thought not, and requested me to retire to my tent, and seek repose. I went, but concluded to write to my wife. About two o'clock that afternoon, the rebels opened fire upon our pickets. I instantly mounted my horse — that I had left standing at the door, and rode with all speed to the picket line, where I discovered that the rebels had captured Lieutenant Herbert and seven privates. The Seventy second, Fortyeighth, and Seventieth were soon rallied; and I thought if no fight now ensued, it would be no fault of mine, eager as I was for the fray. So I rode rapidly up the Tennessee river, in order to strike the Hamburg road, aware that I could see up that road about one mile, and thus discover what was going on. As I was proceeding, I perceived, at a little distance, two rebels, who fled at my approach. I soon reached the road, and discover
our behalf. His reply was as follows: You invaders! you abolitionists! you that are stealing our property! you talk about Christianity! You should be the last men to utter a word on that subject. A lieutenant in our ranks, named Herbert, answered him by saying: If your so-called Southern Confederacy cannot furnish us with enough to eat, just inform us and we will acquaint our government of the fact. This seemed to irritate the doughty Colonel, and he replied very fiercely: I'll let you know that we have a government strong enough to hold you. You will have to go into close confinement. In a short time four men with loaded guns entered, and took Lieutenant Herbert from the prison. What was to be his fate we knew not, but in five days he returned, his appearance indicating that he had been exposed to severe treatment. He told me that he was taken to the old county jail, was there incarcerated in a damp, filthy, and bedless cell, swarming with odious verm
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Return of the Army-marriage-ordered to the Pacific coast-crossing the Isthmus-arrival at San Francisco (search)
o be trusted with large commands. Graduating in 1843, I was at the military academy from one to four years with all cadets who graduated between 1840 and 1846-seven classes. These classes embraced more than fifty officers who afterwards became generals on one side or the other in the rebellion, many of them holding high commands. All the older officers, who became conspicuous in the rebellion, I had also served with and known in Mexico: Lee, J. E. Johnston, A. S. Johnston, Holmes, [Paul] Herbert and a number of others on the Confederate side; McCall, Mansfield, Phil. Kearney and others on the National side. The acquaintance thus formed was of immense service to me in the war of the rebellion — I mean what I learned of the characters of those to whom I was afterwards opposed. I do not pretend to say that all movements, or even many of them, were made with special reference to the characteristics of the commander against whom they were directed. But my appreciation of my enemies w
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 29 (search)
Burnside, they should not be made to suffer for his deed. They say we have two of Burnside's captains at Atlanta (and they give their names) who would be the proper victims. I saw a paper to-day, sent to the department, with a list of the United States officers at Memphis who are said to have taken bribes; among them is Col. H — r, of Illinois, Provost Marshal General (Grant's staff); Col. A- , Illinois, ex-Provost Marshal; Capt. W--, Illinois, Assistant Provost Marshal; Capt. C-- (Gen. Herbert's staff), and Dan Ross, citizen of Illinois, procurer. On the 9th instant Gen. D. H. Hill (now lieutenant-general, and assigned to Mississippi) asks if troops are to be sent to cover Lee's retreat; and fears, if the enemy establish themselves at Winchester, they will starve Lee to death. Speaking of the raid of the enemy to the North Carolina Railroad, he said they would do the State infinite service by dashing into Raleigh and capturing all the members of the legislature. He also h
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXX. September, 1863 (search)
cealing the erection of batteries, etc. etc. Mr. Miles in reply asserts the fact that Gen. B. did the utmost that could be accomplished with the force and means left at his disposal by the government; and that the grove would have been felled, if he had been authorized to impress labor, etc. It is sad to read these criminations and recriminations at such a time as this; but every Secretary of War is apt to come in conflict with Beauregard. Gen. Whiting asks, as second in command, Brig.-Gen. Herbert, and reiterates his demand for troops, else Wilmington will be lost. This letter came open-having been broken on the way. If a spy did it, which is probable, the army will soon learn what an easy conquest awaits them. Mr. C. C. Thayer, clerk in the Treasury Department, leaves on the 9th, with $15,000,000 for the trans-Mississippi Department; another clerk has already gone with $10,000,000. After all, I am inclined to think our papers have been lying about the barbarous conduct
on in October last, and would direct the provost marshal to arrest all State officers who had failed to subscribe to such oath within the time fixed by the Convention, and had attempted to exercise civil authority in violation of the ordinance. The U. S. flotilla on the Lower Potomac was actively engaged to-day in shelling the woods and burning the buildings of the rebels at Freestone Point, Va. The Harriet Lane, Anacostia and Jacob Bell, supported by the Reliance, Stepping Stones, and Herbert, poured a heavy fire for an hour and a half upon the enemy's position. The rebel batteries at Shipping Point kept up a brisk fire, which was responded to by the Union battery at Budd's Ferry with a few shells. Lieut. McCrea, with a boat's crew from the Jacob Bell, and another boat from the Anacostia, went ashore and burned down the rebel buildings at Freestone Point, containing stores.--(Doc. 218.) Adjutant S. K. Hall, of Colonel Eads' Twenty-seventh Missouri regiment, came in to Sed
message to the commander of the rebel forces at that place: In a few days the naval and land forces of the United States will appear off the town of Galveston to enforce its surrender. To prevent the effusion of blood and destruction of property which would result from the bombardment of your town, I hereby demand the surrender of the place, with all its fortifications and batteries in its vicinity, with all arms and munitions of war. I trust you will comply with this demand. General Herbert replied that when the land and naval forces made their appearance, the demand would be answered. At the same time he advised the people of the city to keep cool — there is no danger. When the enemy lands and endeavors to penetrate into the interior, he will be fought on every inch of ground. In the mean time, every man should stand by his arms, and be ready to take the field at a moment's warning. --Houston Telegraph, May 23. There was a general advance of the Union lines toward
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