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den, Foot, Foster, Harlan, Harris, Henderson, Johnson, King, Lane of Indiana, Latham, Morrill, Nesm. Powell, Mr. Henderson, Mr. Hendricks, and Mr. Johnson, and opposed by Mr. Trumbull, Mr. Conness, Trumbull, and supported by Mr. Nesmith and Mr. Johnson, and adopted — yeas, twenty-five; nays, fifson, Mr. Nesmith, Mr. Grimes, Mr. Lane, and Mr. Johnson. On the twenty-fourth, the Senate resumeill and against the amendment. Mr. Wilson, Mr. Johnson, and Mr. Fessenden spoke for the amendment;inted Mr. Wilson, Mr. Lane, of Indiana, and Mr. Johnson managers on its part. On the twenty-sixtowe, Mr. Wilson, Mr. Grimes, Mr. Fessenden, Mr. Johnson, and Mr. Lane, of Kansas. On the fourteein which Mr. Howe, Mr. Sumner, Mr. Conness, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Wilson, and Mr. Fessenden participated violation of the laws and customs of war. Mr. Johnson opposed the passage of the bill, and Mr. Dastile tribes. The amendment was opposed by Mr. Johnson, Mr. Hale, Mr. Saulsbury, Mr. Doolittle, Mr[2 more...]
brigades of Generals Archer, Lane, and Pender, my extreme right resting upon the road leading from Hamilton's Crossing to the Port Royal road, and my left to within a short distance of Deep Creek. Upon the hill crowning the right of my line, Lieutenant-Colonel Lindsay Walker, my Chief of Artillery, had in position, under his own immediate direction, fourteen rifle and Napoleon guns, composed of the batteries of Pegram and McIntosh, with sections from the batteries of Crenshaw, Latham, and Johnson, commanded respectively by Lieutenants Ellett, Potts, and Chitter. The batteries of Captains Davidson and Braxton (the latter commanded by Lieutenant Marye) were placed to cover my left, about two hundred yards in front of Pender's brigade. My line of battle, as thus formed, was fully one mile and a half in extent, the division of Major-General Hood being on my left. Lane's brigade was some one hundred and fifty yards in advance of my general line, the timber, in the skirt of which was
rt into a powerful earthwork — improved by the experiences of Wagner. Moultrie received similar advantages, and most of the cannon of Sumter were divided between Johnson and Moultrie. Batteries were established along the south shore of the channel from Johnson towards the city; and thus an interior defence was completed which, thJohnson towards the city; and thus an interior defence was completed which, though it separated more widely the salient and principal works of the defence, by substituting Johnson for Sumter, yet rendered access to the upper harbor far more difficult, because a more powerful fire was concentrated from additional batteries upon vessels attempting to enter. And thus it was that, even after Morris Island wasJohnson for Sumter, yet rendered access to the upper harbor far more difficult, because a more powerful fire was concentrated from additional batteries upon vessels attempting to enter. And thus it was that, even after Morris Island was evacuated and Sumter dismantled, the fleet must still pass the fire of Moultrie and Bee to find itself in presence of a formidable earthwork, supported by continuous batteries, and commanding obstructions more difficult than any between Sumter and Moultrie. The real nature of these obstructions was not suspected until the winte
nk attack from his side. After the first assault I received answer from General Jackson to hold my position, and that he would advance or was advancing his artillery, and if that did not answer he would endeavor to gain the rear of the enemy. General Kershaw coming up, his brigade was placed in support of General Semmes, extending beyond his left. The cavalry reporting that the enemy were advancing along the mine road, General Wilcox's brigade was ordered and took position, guided by Captain Johnson, of General Lee's staff, to protect my right, taking artillery with him. General Jackson's artillery and his advance, in conjunction with the failure of the attack on my front, forced the enemy to retire, when, by General Jackson's order, my whole line advanced in the same order as they had been displayed, as above stated. The order to advance was received at four P. M. My line halted at dark and bivouacked along the heights just beyond the point where the Mine Run crosses the turnpike
and answer, viz.:-- 1. Has the enemy in our front been materially weakened by detachments to Johnson or elsewhere? 2. Can this army advance on him at this time with reasonable chances of fightised the Tennessee River, where he would be measurably secure and free to send reenforcements to Johnson. His forces in East Tennessee could seriously harass our left flank and constantly disturb ourcimated regiments and irregular organizations, and at the time of his sending reenforcements to Johnson his army had reached its greatest effective strength. It consisted of five divisions of infantteries, say100 each,2,600     Total,58,100 This force has been reduced by detachments to Johnson. It is as well known as we can ever expect to ascertain such facts, that three brigades have gs army will require many weeks to recover from the shock and strain of his late campaign, while Johnson will send back to Bragg a force sufficient to insure the safety of Tennessee. If Grant fails,
d on our right, but the movement was not made in close connection with mine. It is my intention to enter more into details when I receive the official reports of my division commanders. At 3.40 P. M., I wrote, from the White Oak Road, the following dispatch to General Webb: We have driven the enemy, I think, into his breastworks. The prisoners report General Lee here to-day, and also that their breastworks are filled with troops. We have prisoners from a portion of Pickett's and Johnson's divisions. General Chamberlain's brigade acted with much gallantry in their advance, capturing nearly the entire Fifty-sixth Virginia regiment, with its flags. We met with but little opposition in this advance, so that only this one brigade was earnestly engaged. The loss to the corps, in killed and wounded, from the morning of March 29th to the close of the battle of White Oak Ridge, was eighteen hundred, and included several distinguished soldiers. Operations to succor Gener
ons, an improvised division under Brigadier-General B. R. Johnson, and Buckner's corps, consisting tillery, under Major S. C. Williams. Brigadier-General Johnson's brigade having been detached severd in the order in which they are named, viz.: Johnson's, McNair's, Gregg's, and Robertson's, with bd a line of battle along the road — McNair's, Johnson's, and Gregg's brigades in front, batteries i List of the Killed, Wounded, and Missing, in Johnson's Division. brigades.killed.wounded.missin-Nair's), in company with that of Brigadier-General B. R. Johnson, who commanded the whole force, lhe left, about half a mile, to the support of Johnson's brigade, which was supporting Robinson's bathis juncture I received an order from General B. R. Johnson to form the brigade in line of battle agements lasted four long hours, during which Johnson's brigade won many laurels and an imperishablbmitted, John S. Fulton, Colonel, commanding Johnson's Brigade. Report of Col. D. C. Govan, co[38 more...]
eman, and Kerr. In Pindall's battalion were wounded: Captains Cake and Phillips, and Lieutenant Armstrong. In the Eighth regiment were killed: Lieutenants Foster and Farley. Wounded: Lieutenant-Colonel Murray; Captains McRill, Bradley and Johnson; Lieutenants Pierce, McBride, Gibson, Dudley, Good, Stevens, and Weatherford. In the Seventh regiment were killed: Captains Cocke and Perry. Wounded: Lieutenant-Colonel Cummings; Adjutant Waisburg, Captain Gillett, Stemmons, and McGee; Lieutto abandon the field, Colonel Hawthorne remained with a small number of his men, engaging the enemy, until the last of the army had left the field, and retired beyond the high hills which lay between them and danger. Colonel Bell and Lieutenant-Colonel Johnson, same regiment, with a large number of his officers and over one hundred of his men, were captured by the enemy, in an attempt to enter the fort from the south side. The loss of Colonel Bell is a serious one to us. It affords me pleasu
Passing the division, I halted a moment upon the open ground where the descent to the railroad begins; and Major Duncan saying, as he joined me again, that he had directions from Lieutenant-General Hill where to place me, I moved immediately on, attracting some fire from the enemy's batteries. Observing that I was approaching near the enemy, I ordered Captain Hunt to take his two Whitworth guns out of the column arid place them in the best position he could find on the hills in rear. Captain Johnson's battery had previously been detached by order of General Anderson, and left at Broad Run. With the remaining nine guns, I proceeded to follow Major Duncan, who pointed out an open space between two pine thickets as the position which I was to occupy. Our line of infantry was then in the act of advancing over the hill at this point, and drew a heavy musketry fire on them in rear. I therefore halted my column at the base of the rising ground in front, sending word by Lieutenant Houst
ed in a few minutes. After the enemy had retired to their gunboats, the cavalry under Lieutenant-Colonel Johnson, fired with effect upon their crowded decks. To the following gentlemen, acting as esce, I was too weak to take the field, but resumed the command of my post. I ordered Lieutenant-Colonel Johnson to take command of the small force at my disposal, which consisted, as you are aware, y's fleet were advancing. On arriving at Bee's Creek, still four miles from Coosawhatchie, Colonel Johnson was informed that a portion of the Abolition forces were landing at Seabrook's Island, in hen attended with severe loss to the cavalry, with a prospect of little injury to the enemy, Colonel Johnson very judiciously made a detour to the left, hoping to cut them off before they reached Coos their cutting off their retreat to their gunboat and barges. Disappointed in this object, Colonel Johnson dismounted his men, and, deploying them as skirmishers, advanced to within about one hundre
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