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2d, which is on the march to aid the left wing. This regiment, to which was attached Kemper's battery, followed by the 8th, Col. Cash, hurried to the scene of action. It was met along the way by numbers of the wounded, dying, and retiring, who declared that the day had gone against us; that Sloan's regiment, the 4th, was cut to pieces; that Hampton's Legion, coming to the rescue, and the Louisiana battalion, were annihilated; that Gen. Bee and Col. Hampton were mortally wounded, and Col. Ben. Johnson killed; and that the Confederate forces were out-flanked and routed, and the day lost. This was the unvarying tenor of the words that greeted us from the wounded and dying and the fugitives who met us during the last mile of our approach to the field of battle. To the sharp cry of the officers of the 2d regiment, On, men, on! these fellows are whipped, and think that everybody else is, the troops responded nobly, and closing up their columns marched rapidly and boldly forward. Th
which is on the march, to aid the left wing. This regiment, to which was attached Kemper's battery, followed by the Seventh, Col. Cash, hurried to the scene of action. It was met along the way by numbers of the wounded, dying, and retiring, who declared the day had gone against us; that Sloan's regiment, the Fourth, were cut to pieces; that Hampton's Legion, coming to the rescue, and the Louisiana battalion, were annihilated; that Gen. Bee and Col. Hampton were mortally wounded, and Col. Ben. Johnson killed; and that the Confederate forces were outflanked and routed, and the day lost. This was the unvarying tenor of the words that greeted us from the wounded and dying, and the fugitives who met us during the last mile of our approach to the field of battle. To the sharp cry of the officers of the Second regiment, On, men, on! these fellows are whipped, and think everybody else is! the troops responded nobly, and closing up their columns, marched rapidly and boldly forward. T
ened at being taken. They were composed of the following regiments: Twenty-fourth Texas, dismounted cavalry, Col. Wilkes; Twenty-fifth, same, Colonel Gillespie; Fifteenth, same, Colonel Sweet; Sixth Texas infantry, Colonel Garland, Colonel Taylor's regiment, and Colonel Darnel's. Six of the nine guns in the Fort belonged to Captain Hart's Arkansas battery, three pieces being twenty-pound Parrotts. The Commander-in-Chief of the confederate forces was Brigadier-General Churchill; Captain Ben. Johnson, Adjutant-General, Captain Wolf, Chief Quartermaster, Captain Little and Captain Brown, aids. Brigade commanders were Colonel Deshler, Colonel Garland, and Colonel Portlock. There was also a large number of captains and lieutenants. They will be sent to Cairo this morning. Our loss in the engagement was about one hundred killed, and five hundred wounded, who go up on the steamer January. To-day they are digging the graves and collecting the dead for burial. Fifty or more add
ion that in the endurance of all the hardships imposed by our rulers in their attempts to conciliate traitors, upon the loyal inhabitants, that it is a necessity, to enable them hereafter to live in harmony with such demons as those who have perpetrated these outrages. The devils in hell, by comparison, would show as bright angels of light by the side of such men. Ben. Loan, Brigadier-General M. S.M. headquarters Fifth cavalry M. S.M., Independence, Mo., January 11, 1863. General: Private Johnson, of the artillery company, was brought in dead to-day. He is the fifth one murdered last week, four from the artillery and one from the militia. If you could see their mangled bodies, you would not wonder why it is that I write you that guerrillas' wives should be forced out of the country. They were all wounded, and killed afterward in the most horrible manner that fiends could devise; all were shot in the head, and several of their faces are terribly cut to pieces with boot-heels.
Me.; Thomas Mellen, b. 29 Mar. 1773, d. in Lexington. Ky.; Charles, b. 8 Oct. 1774, grad. H. C. 1795, was a lawyer, editor, and poet, d. in Brimfield 19 Oct. 1820; Pamela, b. 21 Ap. 1776, m. Col. John Orne of Lynnfield; John, b. 21 Mar. 1778, the veteran printer and editor of the New Hampshire Sentinel at Keene, N. H., where he d. 6 June 1873; Henry, b. 10 Dec. 1779, d. in Paris, Me., 1845; Sophia, b. 5 Jan. 1782, known as a poetess, d. unm. 12 Oct. 1805; Clarissa, b. 4 Ap. 1784, m. Benjamin Johnson of Boston, Mar. 1805, d. in Camb. 1813; William, b. 20 Feb. 1786, d. 15 Mar. 1806; George, b. and d. 1787; Lydia, b. 11 April 1790, m. Rev. William Frothingham of Belfast, Me., 1821; George Washington, b. 21 July 1792, a merchant in Wiscasset, Me., and afterwards editor of the New York Statesman, d. at Keene 28 Feb. 1829; Rebecca, b. 25 Aug. 1794, unm. Rev. Caleb the f. d. of consumption 7 Feb. 1803; his w. Pamela m. Col. John Waldron of Dover, N. H., 14 Sept. 1809, and d. July 1823, a
Me.; Thomas Mellen, b. 29 Mar. 1773, d. in Lexington. Ky.; Charles, b. 8 Oct. 1774, grad. H. C. 1795, was a lawyer, editor, and poet, d. in Brimfield 19 Oct. 1820; Pamela, b. 21 Ap. 1776, m. Col. John Orne of Lynnfield; John, b. 21 Mar. 1778, the veteran printer and editor of the New Hampshire Sentinel at Keene, N. H., where he d. 6 June 1873; Henry, b. 10 Dec. 1779, d. in Paris, Me., 1845; Sophia, b. 5 Jan. 1782, known as a poetess, d. unm. 12 Oct. 1805; Clarissa, b. 4 Ap. 1784, m. Benjamin Johnson of Boston, Mar. 1805, d. in Camb. 1813; William, b. 20 Feb. 1786, d. 15 Mar. 1806; George, b. and d. 1787; Lydia, b. 11 April 1790, m. Rev. William Frothingham of Belfast, Me., 1821; George Washington, b. 21 July 1792, a merchant in Wiscasset, Me., and afterwards editor of the New York Statesman, d. at Keene 28 Feb. 1829; Rebecca, b. 25 Aug. 1794, unm. Rev. Caleb the f. d. of consumption 7 Feb. 1803; his w. Pamela m. Col. John Waldron of Dover, N. H., 14 Sept. 1809, and d. July 1823, a
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Annual reunion of Pegram Battalion Association in the Hall of House of Delegates, Richmond, Va., May 21st, 1886. (search)
December was ordered to rejoin Lee in the neighborhood of Fredericksburg. Here, in the action of the 13th, Pegram bore his usual part. Jackson, riding along the front of Lane and Archer, said curtly: They will attack here. On the right of that front, crowning the hills nearest Hamilton's Crossing, fourteen picked guns were posted by his order. These guns consisted of the batteries of Pegram and the intrepid McIntosh, of South Carolina, with a section each from the batteries of Crenshaw, Johnson and Latham. On the left were posted twenty-one guns, among them the Letcher Artillery—the whole commanded by Captain Greenlee Davidson of that battery. As the sun came bursting through the mist on that glorious morning, the army from its position looked down upon a scene which stirred the heart of conscript and veteran alike. Countless batteries, supported by serried masses of infantry, were moving in all the pride and circumstance of war across the plain, sworn to wrest victory from
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Address of J. C. C. Black, at the unveiling of the Hill statue, Atlanta, Georgia, May 1, 1886. (search)
of the greatest and best. His apparent failures to achieve victory only called for a renewal of the struggle with unbroken spirit and purpose. Failure he did not suffer, for his very defeats were victories. To say, as may be justly said, that he was conspicuous among those who have made our history for thirty years is high encomium. During that period the most memorable events of our past have transpired. It recalls besides his own the names and careers of Stephens, Toombs, the Cobbs, Johnson and Jenkins. In what sky has brighter galaxy ever shone? The statesmanship, the oratory, the public and private virtue it exhibits should swell every breast with patriotic pride. In some of the highest qualifications of leadership none of his day surpassed him. He did not seek success by the schemes of hidden caucus or crafty manipulation. He won his triumphs on the arena of open, fair debate before the people. An earnest student of public questions, he boldly proclaimed his conclusion
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 21 (search)
n and ponderous mace; when, amid the colossal fragments of the tottering temple, men recognized the unsubdued spirit of Samson Agonistes. In the demise of this distinguished Georgian we chronicle the departure of another noted Confederate, and this Commonwealth mourns the loss of a son whose fame for half a hundred years was intimately associated with her aspirations and her glory. He was the survivor of that famous companionship which included such eminent personages as Crawford, Cobb, Johnson, Jenkins, Hill, and Stephens. While during his long and prominent career General Toombs was courted, admired, and honored, while in the stations he filled he was renowned for the brilliancy of his intellectual efforts, the intrepidity of his actions, the honesty of his purposes, and for loyalty to his section, while his remarkable sayings, epigrammatical utterances, caustic satires, and eloquent speeches will be repeated, it would seem that he has bequeathed few lasting monuments. Among h
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Fortification and siege of Port Hudson—Compiled by the Association of defenders of Port Hudson; M. J. Smith, President; James Freret, Secretary. (search)
ighty (80) killed, wounded, and missing; Fifteenth Arkansas, Colonel Ben. Johnson—seventy (70); First Alabama, Lieutenant Colonel Locke—seventthis arrangement, from right to left: Fifteenth Arkansas, Colonel Ben. Johnson; First Alabama, Lieutenant-Colonel Locke; Eighteenth Arkansao pieces Watson's battery, Lieutenant Toledano; two pieces in Colonel Johnson's position having been dismantled on May 27. A June day at unter operations, and oppose engineering against engineering. Colonel Johnson had galleries dug under his breastworks, through which his menis while the enemy were making slow but steady approach toward Colonel Johnson's position and that of the First Mississippi; at the latter pln, Colonel commanding. Order of June 12th—Fifteenth Arkansas, Ben. Johnson, Colonel commanding, 384 men, with full complement of officers Oagazine; 12,000 made up; 150,000 cartridges for small arms. Colonel Ben. Johnson, say about 3,000 active, and 1,250 sick and wounded—total,
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