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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,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Chickamauga. (search)
e and stubborn fight. He is entirely wrong, however, in his account of a conflict between the troops of Cheatham and Sheridan. These two commands never fought face to face at all, Sheridan being further to our left, in front of Hood. From time to time during the fight we could tell when fresh troops were thrown against us by the way they opened fire, but our men met and repulsed each successive assault. Your correspondent mentions that up to this point the divisions of Brannan, Baird, Johnson, Palmer, Van Cleve and Reynolds, were all sent forward, and each in turn, although fighting stubbornly, was driven back by the force of the attack from masses of fresh troops, whereas, as a matter of fact, up to that time the only Confederate forces opposed to them had been Forrest's cavalry, and Walker's and Cheatham's divisions of veteran troops. Holding the field against such odds, our losses were necessarily very heavy, and as a specimen of the mortality, I will state that the loss in