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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 5. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Steuart's brigade at the battle of Gettysburg.--a narrative by Rev. Randolph H. McKim, D. D., late First Lieutenant and Aide-de-camp, Confederate army. (search)
at the point of the bayonet. I find a similar statement in Swinton's Army of the Potomac, page 355, in a pamphlet by Dr. Jacobs, and in an article by General Howard in the Atlantic llfonthly, July, 1876. I was at a loss to account for it until I s: The ground was rough, and the woods so thick that their generals did not realize till morning what they had gained. Dr. Jacobs says: This might have proved disastrous to us had it not occurred at so late an hour. And Swinton declares it was a po They were never relieved for a moment during all that seven-hours unintermitting fire of which General Kane speaks. Professor Jacobs says the battle raged furiously, and was maintained with desperate obstinacy on both sides. He goes on to speak of had to face in front, and a battery of artillery posted on a hill to our left rear opened upon us at short range. Professor Jacobs seems to allude to this when he says: In this work of death, a battery of artillery placed on a hill to the right of
get through their work here and bags some of them. If they go, they leave our sick and wounded here, and will only be too glad to be rid of them; but it is to be hoped there will be no long intermission between the pulling down of the stars and bars and the hoisting of the Stars and Stripes, for we should stand a fair chance of starving. Of course, situated as we are, the news that we hear is vague and unsatisfactory, and it is only worth noting down in order to compare with the original Jacobs, of which we hope in a few days to be in possession. It is probable that you, even as I write, know more of the campaign of the last month than I, who have been an actor in it. It is a fact that no one knows so little about a war, or even a great battle, as the soldier engaged. We are told that Port Hudson fell on the twenty-seventh of June, the works being stormed by a last desperate charge of our men; and it is this sudden release of Banks's troops, the energy with which they have be
arkson, of the Twelfth; and the third under Major Jacobs, of the Third--the whole under Lieutenant-Cthere had any expectation of our approach. Major Jacobs's detachment of the Third was detailed for such effect as shall presently be seen. Major Jacobs's only artillery force was one howitzer, unr purpose against the enemy during the war, Major Jacobs destroyed and laid in ruins the costly struch-coveted desideratum has been reached. Major Jacobs destroyed the finest cotton-mill in the Sta amount of stores for the rebel army. When Major Jacobs destroyed the cotton factory he said to theggestion was immediately improved by many. Major Jacobs destroyed a railroad train of thirty cars, r safety, and was in motion, backing out, when Jacobs ordered its capture. Private White, of companstruction, and I do not know how much more, Major Jacobs returned to the main column, having made a s. Truly a maguificent day's work. After Major Jacobs had started with his detachment to Rocky Mo[1 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 2: Lee's invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania. (search)
g retained in the field beyond the fall election, and thus be deprived of voting against the supply of further men or money for the war; and some, also, says Professor Jacobs (Rebel Invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania, page 10), who were Pennsylvania College. brave and patriotic in words, could not make up their minds to expoould meet only Pennsylvania militia, but when the terrible fire was opened upon them, the fearful cry spread through their ranks, the Army of the Potomac! --see Dr. Jacobs's Rebel invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania, page 43, and Swinton's Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, page 359. Pettigrew's brigade was terribly shatteredactors in the scenes, of the official reports of the opposing commanders and their subordinate officers; narratives of correspondents with the armies, and of Professor Jacobs and others who have published interesting monographs concerning the battle. Special acknowledgment is due to Colonel J. B. Batchelder, for his communication
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 3: political affairs.--Riots in New York.--Morgan's raid North of the Ohio. (search)
ssed the Ohio into Indiana, at Leavenworth, to test the temper of the people. They swept through two or three counties in that region of the State, but were captured June 19, 1868. when making their way back, by the Leavenworth Home Guards, under Major Clendenin, and the steamer Izetta. Morgan started northward a little later, June 27. with thirty-five hundred well-mounted men and six guns. He crossed the swollen Cumberland River at Burksville, July 1, 2. after some opposition from General Jacobs's cavalry, Morgan's artillery and baggage was crossed on hastily-constructed scows, and the troops swam their horses. and pushed rapidly on to Columbia, where he was encountered July 3. and kept in check for three hours by one hundred and fifty of Wolford's cavalry, under Captain Carter, who was killed in the affray. After partly sacking the town, the raiders proceeded to destroy a bridge over the Green River, at Tebb's Bend, where they were confronted July 4. by two hundred Michig
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 12: operations against Richmond. (search)
eport of Lieutenant-General U. S. Grant, of the Armies of the United States--1864-65, July 22, 1865. While Butler's main army was making movements toward Richmond, Kautz was out upon another raid on the railways leading to that city from the South and Southwest. He left Bermuda Hundred on the 12th of May, with two brigades, Composed of the Third New York, First District of Columbia, and Fifth and Eleventh Pennsylvania. The brigades were commanded respectively by Colonel Spear and Major Jacobs. and passing near Fort Darling, swept on the are of a circle by Chesterfield Court-House and struck the Richmond and Danville railway, at Coalfield Station, eleven miles west of the Confederate capital. He struck it again at Powhatan; menaced the railway bridge over the Appomattox, which was strongly guarded; swept around eastward, and struck the road again at Chula Station; and then, with a part of his command he crossed to the Southside railway at White and Black Station, while the rem
, the regiment joined Sherman's Army at Ackworth, Ga., the army being then engaged on the Atlanta campaign. The Sixteenth was then in the First Brigade (Force's), Third Division (Leggett's,) Seventeenth Corps. It was prominently engaged at Atlanta, July 22, losing 25 killed 83 wounded, and 11 missing. The regiment marched with Sherman to the Sea and through the Carolinas. Twenty-Sixth Wisconsin Infantry. Cogswell's Brigade — Ward's Division--Twentieth Corps. (1) Col. William H Jacobs. (2) Col. Fred. C. Winkler; Bvt. Brig.-Gen. companies. killed and died of wounds. died of disease, accidents, in Prison, &c. Total Enrollment. Officers. Men. Total. Officers. Men. Total. Field and Staff   2 2       12 Company A 1 10 11   7 7 101   B 1 21 22   8 8 103   C 2 17 19   5 5 103   D   18 18   3 3 105   E 1 19 20   13 13 114   F 2 17 19   11 11 116   G 2 24 26   10 10 112   H   19 19   6 6 101   I 2 15 17   8 8 112   K
ances of shameful aggravation. He was, however, released in a few days; but that does not atone for the criminality of his malicious arrest and false imprisonment. The battle-scarred veteran, Colonel Frank Wolford, whose name and loyal fame are part of his country's proudest memories, and whose arrest for political vengeance should put a nation's check to blush, is yet held in durance vile, without a hearing and without an accusation, so far as he or his friends can ascertain. Lieutenant-Governor Jacobs, whose yet unclosed wounds were received in battle for his country, was made a victim to partisan and personal enmity, and hurried without a hearing and without any known accusation through the rebel lines into Virginia. The action in this case is in defiance of Federal and State Constitutions and laws, in defiance of the laws of humanity and liberty, dishonors the cause of our country, and degrades the military rank to the infamous uses of partisan and personal vengeance. Other
s, 61-62. J Jack, —, 37. Jackson, Governor of Missouri, 400. Jackson, General T. J., 50, 73, 87, 88, 90, 109, 110, 111, 114, 115, 116, 117, 120, 121-22, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129,131, 132, 133, 134, 262, 265, 268-69, 270, 271-73, 274-75, 277, 278, 279, 281,284, 285,286, 294, 296, 301, 302, 303, 306, 309, 310, 345, 449, 469, 488, 489. Extract from report on battle of Shiloh, 51. Activity in the Shenandoah, 90-98. Wounded, 303. Death, 308-09. Mississippi, evacuation, 354-55. Jacobs, Lt. Governor (Ky), 397. Jacques, Col. James F., 515-16. Jamestown (gunboat), 165, 168, 169. Jeffers, Lieutenant, 85. Jefferson, Thomas, President of U. S., 226. Jefferson Davis (privateer), 10, 237. Jenkins, General, 103, 367, 370, 436. Charles J., 630-31. Johnson, Andrew, President U. S., 258, 417, 418, 584, 624. Military governor of Tennessee, 238. Johnson, Andrew. Attempt to reconstruct Tennessee, 240. Proclamation for capture of Davis, 595-96. Address to defeate
receive a black mark by contact with the bullet. Bul′let-screw. One at the end of a ramrod to penetrate a bullet and enable the latter to be withdrawn from the piece. See ball-screw. Bullet-shell. An explosive bullet for smallarms. Jacobs's bullet-shells, used with the rifle of General Jacobs of the East India service, have an inclosed copper tube containing the bursting-charge, which may be fulminate or common powder, and is exploded by a percussion-cap or globule on striking. General Jacobs of the East India service, have an inclosed copper tube containing the bursting-charge, which may be fulminate or common powder, and is exploded by a percussion-cap or globule on striking. In experiments made with them at Enfield in 1857, caissons were blown up at distances of 2,000 and 2,400 yards; and brick-walls much damaged at those distances by their explosion. See bullet. Bul′ling. (Blasting.) Parting a piece of loosened rock from its bed by means of exploding gunpowder poured into the fissures. Bullion. 1. A word whose original meaning indicated a rounded stud or ornament, and came to mean a metallic clasp, boss, hook, button, or buckle. The meaning has <
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