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ugee to his home. The quiet of thriving villages, when the old man on his crutch and the brave and war-worn veteran with his armless sleeve, shall tell of bloody battles and scenes of privation to smiling children around him. The quiet of prosperous cities, whose wharves shall whiten with an opulent commerce, whose shops shall hum with a busy industry, and whose spires point to that haven of rest which is far away. Then from a thousand happy hearts and happy homes shall arise thanksgiving and praise to the God of battles as of grace, while tears of gratitude will embalm the memories and bedew the graves of the brave men whose blood has been shed as a libation to liberty. A. D. Dickinson, Chairman, A. J. Marshall, Andrew Hunter, Senate Committee, B. H. Shackleford, Chairman, R. W. Hunter, F. B. Deane, A. C. Cummings, R. H. Baker, House Committee. Adopted by Senate, March 5, 1864. Shelton C. Davis, C. S. Adopted by House of Delegates, March 9, 1864. Wm. F. Gordon, C. H. D.
vely skirmishing during the entire day — had one man wounded. About five o'clock A. M., on the fifteenth instant, the brigade was relieved by Rodes' brigade, of D. H. Hill's division, and returned to the rear in third line — reserve. During the entire four days of exposure, suspense, and danger, both officers and men evinced the true spirit of patriots and soldiers. I cannot but feel proud of the honor of having commanded such men. Captain R. T. Colston, second in command, and Adjutant R. W. Hunter, deserve honorable mention at my hands for gallantry and good conduct during the engagement, and their material aid in the command of the regiment. Respectfully submitted, J. Q. A. Nadenbousch, Captain, commanding Second Regiment Virginia Infantry. List of Casualties in the Second Virginia Infantry, December 13, 1862: Company A.--Private Thomas Barr, severely wounded by gunshot, not serious. Company E.--First Lieutenant W. B. Colston, severely wounded by shell, very serio
ravery which cannot be surpassed, and aided me materially more than once in rallying and pushing forward some portions of the line, momentarily wavering under the superior numbers and withering fire of the enemy. I also wish to express my high appreciation of the skilful, zealous, and able manner in which Dr. R. F. Coleman, division surgeon, discharged the duties of his office. I am, sir, very respectfully, Your obedient servant, R. E. Colston, Brigadier-General. Official copy: R. W. Hunter, A. A. G., Johnson's Division. Report of Brig.-General W. H. F. Lee. Thursday, April 30th.--Marched from Culpeper to Rapidan station with Ninth and Thirteenth Virginia cavalry, and one piece of artillery; left one squadron in Culpeper, which fell back on the appearance of the enemy, and joined me at Rapidan. Enemy appeared that evening. Friday, May 1st.--Engaged all day with one or two brigades of cavalry. One charge made by Colonel Beale with one squadron, to draw them o
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Early's Valley campaign. (search)
magnified, and the importance of his operations so exaggerated, Grant had considered it necessary to largely increase the Army of the Shenandoah, and to supersede Hunter, whose incapacity had long been obvious, by Phil. Sheridan, one of the most energetic and unscrupulous of his Lieutenants. Being aware of the great increase of ft of the inclemency of the season. Sheridan then occupied the lower Valley, where he employed himself in completing the work of destruction so bravely begun by Hunter, in which he seemed to vie with Alaric. His work of devastation was so complete that he exultingly reported to his supeperior that a crow in traversing the Valle Colonel Samuel Moore, Inspector-General of Early's corps; Colonel Green Peyton, Adjutant-General Rodes' division; Captain Lewis Randolph, of Rodes' staff; Colonel R. W. Hunter, Adjutant-General Gordon's division; Colonel Carr, Inspector-General Breckinridge's division, captured near Cross Keys, Valley of Virginia; Major Brethard,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Annual reunion of the Virginia division, A. N. V. (search)
Anglo-Saxon race. Great men never die, Their bones may sodden in the sun, Their heads be hung on castle gates and city walls, But still their spirits walk abroad. Again, gentlemen, permit me to thank you for your kind remembrance of the Army of Tennessee, and to again assure you that it is a pleasure to meet you to-night. Then followed a number of volunteer toasts, which were in turn happily responded to by Colonel James Lingan, President of the Louisiana Division, Army of Tennessee Association; Dr. Carrington, late of the Confederate States navy; Colonel F. R. Farrar ( Johnny Reb ), of Amelia; General Fitz. Lee; Rev. H. Melville Jackson, of Richmond; Major R. W. Hunter, of Winchester, formerly of the Staff of General Edward Johnson, and General John B. Gordon, and General J. A. Early, who always brings down the house. The whole occasion was indeed a joyous one, which renewed many glorious memories and revived hallowed associations which we would not willingly let die.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Hampton's report of the battle of Trevylian's depot and subsequent operations. (search)
instructions from the General-Commanding, moved on the 26th June to the Pontoon bridge, with a view to cross and join the army on the south side of the James river. This closed my operations, which had for their object the defeat of Sheridan's movement in our rear. The recent publications of the enemy, together with some of their orders which have been captured, show that Sheridan's object was to destroy Gordonsville and Charlottesville, with the railroad near those places; to unite with Hunter in his attack on Lynchburg, and, after the capture of that place, to move their joint forces to the White House on the Pamunkey, from which point they could join Grant or threaten Richmond. Sheridan was defeated at Trevylian's; was punished in the skirmishes at the White House and Forge bridges, and was routed at Samaria church. We captured 852 prisoners, whilst his loss in killed and wounded was very heavy. I beg to express my entire satisfaction at the conduct of officers and men in my
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Battle of Monocacy-report of General John B. Gordon. (search)
, of Evans' brigade, and both meritorious officers. Colonel Lamar, a most promising young officer, was shot from his horse at the head of his regiment. Several other regimental commanders of this brigade were wounded — some, it is feared, mortally. Lieutenant Colonel Hodges, Ninth Louisiana regiment, Hays' brigade, an officer of rare merit, was severely wounded and left at hospital in Frederick City. I cannot too highly commend the conduct on the field of the members of my staff--Major R. W. Hunter and Captains V. Dabney and L. Powell. The prompt, fearless and intelligent manner with which they bore my orders to every portion of the field met my hearty approbation. Lieutenant S. Wilmer, my signal officer, had been previously wounded, during the skirmishing in front of Maryland Heights, bearing under severe fire an order from me. Major Moore, my inspector, rendered efficient service in his department. My senior surgeon, Dr. J. H. Stevens, labored assiduously during the afternoo
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Colonel Winston's Correction corrected. (search)
t of Steuart's brigade. They will substantiate the only point at issue, viz: that Steuart's men made that charge without aid from any quarter. The accuracy of my estimate of the loss in Steuart's brigade is also called in question. I stated the loss at 680, killed, wounded and missing; my critic, relying on the consolidated reports, says it was 301. Now, through the kindness of a friend, I have obtained from the Confederate archives at Washington a copy of the tabulated report of Major R. W. Hunter, Assistant Adjutant-General to Major-General Edward Johnson. This document gives the following table of casualties:  killed.wounded.missing.aggregate. Johnson's staff 112 Stonewall brigade3520887330 Jones' brigade5830261421 Steuart's brigade83409190682 Nichol's brigade4330936388 Total2191,2293751,823 It appears, then, that my estimate of loss (680) was less than the loss as stated officially by General Johnson's Assistant Adjutant-General, viz: 682. The losses in Daniel
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Sketches of operations of General John C. Breckinridge. (search)
rginia was brief. Within a few days the intelligence came that General Hunter, reinforcing and superseding Siegel, had advanced up the ValleyCharlottesville crosses the Blue Ridge. While preparing to move on Hunter, General Breckinridge received information that the latter was movi through the counties of Nelson and Amherst. His interpretation of Hunter's design was correct, since he had scarcely reached Lynchburg before it was announced that Hunter was within a day's march. Fortunately, General Early, who had started for a diversion towards Maryland, also arrived with a portion of his corps the next day, and when Hunter appeared before the place, instead of finding it unprotected, he found a well command following next morning. Having no adequate cavalry force, Hunter was enabled to escape, going by way of Buford's gap and thence to S which he burned Chambersburg in retaliation for the barbarities of Hunter at Lexington and along his whole line of march in the Valley. In
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial Paragrpahs. (search)
d work can do so by sending a contribution to James B. Russell, chairman Finance Committee, Winchester.] Nor will our limited space allow any detailed account of the ceremonies of unveiling the monument. By every train and every highway, the people poured into the old town, and a crowd assembled which the most careful estimates put at full 25,000. The military and civic procession was under charge of General J. E. Johnston, assisted by General Dabney H. Maury, Colonel L. T. Moore, Major R. W. Hunter, Major S. J. C. Moore, Major H. Kyd Douglass, General J. R. Herbert, Colonel H. E. Peyton, Captain Wm. N. Nelson, Colonel Wm. Morgan, Major F. H. Calmes, Colonel C. T. O'Ferrall, Captain S. S. Turner, General Geo. H. Steuart, Colonel R. P. Chew,. Captain P. P. Dandridge, Captain Ran. Barton, Colonel Harry Gilmor, Colonel R. H. Lee, Captain Wm. L. Clarke, Dr. W. S. Love, Dr. S. Taylor Holliday, and Dr. Cornelius Baldwin--names which will all be recognized as among our most gallant Confe
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