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The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The famous fight at Cedar creek. (search)
shed enemy's horsemen! After several days of this annoyance, and on the night of October 8th, near Fisher's Hill, Sheridan notified General Torbert, Chief of Cavalry, that he would halt the army there for twenty-four hours, and that on the following day he (Torbert) must face about, and whip the enemy or get whipped himself. Rosser's saucy cavalry numbered about three thousand effectives, and was supported by some fifteen hundred infantry and two batteries, under Generals Lomax and Bradley Johnston. With Merritt's First Division deployed to the right of the Valley pike, and Custer's Third extending from Merritt's right westward, across the back road, toward the North mountain, the bugles sounded the advance early on the morning of the 9th. The two lines of battle met at Tom's creek, and one of the most spirited cavalry engagements of the war speedily ended in the capture of eleven Confederate cannon, being all the enemy's artillery save one piece, and a galloping pursuit of the
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 13: Port Republic. (search)
f his men. The remainder fled into Harrisonburg in headlong panic; and the braggart mercenary found his fitting recompense in a long captivity. The sound of the firing now brought General Ewell to the rear; and General Ashby assuring him that the Federal attack would be speedily renewed in force, asked for a small body of infantry, and proposed a plan, most brilliantly conceived, for turning their onset into a defeat. General Ewell entrusted to him the 1st Maryland regiment, of Colonel Bradley Johnston, and the 58th Virginia, under Colonel Letcher. Ashby disposed the Marylanders in the woods, so as to take the Federal advance in flank, while he met them in front at the head of the 58th. Indicating to General Ewell the dispositions of the enemy, which he had exactly anticipated, and his own arrangements to meet them, he seemed to the spectators, to be instinct with unwonted animation and genius. At this moment, the enemy's infantry advanced; and a fierce combat began. They, ap
llock, Adjutant of the regiment, too much praise cannot be rendered; conspicuous in the field, leading the men in every fight, and aiding most materially in rallying the regiment around its colors. Of the officers of the line, Captain Hammond, and Lieutenants George Given and Johnson, company D ; Captain Taylor and Lieutenants McClintic arid Larew, of company E; Captain Coyner and Lieutenants Cabell, Paxton, and Moore, company F; Captain Rowan, Lieutenants Pack and Shanklin, company A; Captain Johnston, Lieutenants Canon and Torbough, company B; Captain Dews, Lieutenants Easly and Darlington, (the latter commanding the infirmary corps,) of company C; Captain Bailey, Lieutenants Hale and Belcher, company H; Captain Gilliam, Lieutenants Wilson, Heslip, and Tucker, company K; Captain Tompkins, (killed,) Lieutenants Ingraham and Kelly, company G; Lieutenant George, commanding company I, aided by Lieutenant Stephenson and Lilly, (the latter killed,) all displayed conspicuous gallantry.
e stragglers, and personally rendered much efficient service. The Twenty-third North Carolina regiment, of this brigade, was brought off by the gallant Lieutenant-Colonel Johnston, and posted, by my order, in the old road already described. Ripley's brigade had united with Walker's, and fallen back with it behind the ridge to td at South Mountain, the former severely. They greatly distinguished themselves in that battle. Lieutenant-Colonel J. M. Lightfoot, Sixth Alabama, and Lieutenant-Colonel Johnston, Fourteenth North Carolina, were wounded at Sharpsburg, the latter slightly. Major Thurston, Third North Carolina, received a painful contusion, but diajor Terry, Fourth, wounded; and others, whose names and whose gallantry have been, doubtless, reported to the commanding General. The second brigade, Colonel Bradley Johnston, which had been subjected to severe picket duty the night previous, and on the morning of this day, and behaved with gallantry in the skirmishes of the m
Port Hudson were ordered to Vicksburg, to strengthen the command of General Pemberton, subsequent to the attack in March. This gave rise to the report that the place had been evacuated; and it was only after the unsuccessful assaults of the twenty-seventh of May and fourteenth of June, that the strength of the fortifications and garrison was appreciated, and all parties were satisfied that our force was insufficient to effect the capture by assault. The uncertainty as to the movements of Johnston's command, which was known to be in the rear of Vicksburg, and the constant expectation that some part of his force would attack us in the rear, made it necessary that every consideration should be disregarded which involved the loss of time in our operations, and the general systematic attacks upon the works of the enemy were executed at the earliest possible moment after the necessary preparations had been made. The siege lasted forty-five days, of which twenty-one days was incessant a
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 93. the burning of Chambersburg. (search)
. Had Early drawn him up the Potomac and then hastily moved upon Washington, it would have been defenseless, and must have fallen. On Thursday the twenty-eighth ultimo, the rebels recrossed the Potomac at three different points — McCausland, Johnston, and Gilmore, with three thousand mounted men and two batteries, below Hancock, and moved toward Mercersburg. They reached Mercersburg at six P. M., where they met Lieutenant McLean, a most gallant young officer in the regular service, with aboir skirmishers entered by almost every street and alley running out west and south-west; and finding the way clear, their cavalry, to the number of about four hundred and fifty, came in, under the immediate command of General McCausland. General Bradley Johnston was with him, and also the notorious Major Harry Gilmore. While McCausland and Gilmore were reconnoitring around to get a deal with the citizens for tribute, his soldiers exhibited the proficiency of their training by immediate and al
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.16 (search)
that was going on could be seen for miles around; and Bradley Johnston says, in conclusion: There were 45,000 infantryd the river and attacked the line of battle in the flank, Johnston's Brigade was ordered to capture a blockhouse on the othethe railroad, which caused the regiment to fall back, General Johnston sent a message to Colonel Davis to take the 12th RegiThe division was afterwards commanded by General Walker. Johnston's was one of the attacking brigades that carried the enemstworks at the battle of Hare's Hill, in which action General Johnston was so injured by a fall from the breastworks, a spraeat retreat the cavalry broke into the line, captured General Johnston's ambulance, and the rest including a portion of the wagon train. General Johnston cut off the insignia of his rank from his coat, and seizing a mule, the driver having fled, hhe last volume of the Rebellion Records, it is shown that Johnston's brigade, at the surrender, numbered 463 men, rank and f
idge, on the Philadelphia railroad, was burned at noon of the 11th; also nine cars and mails. It is also reported that the Bush river and Slemmer run bridges have been burned. Baltimore is now cut off from all telegraph and railroad communication except to Washington, and apprehensions exist of that soon being interrupted. Refugees are pouring into Baltimore from all quarters. The force engaged in the fight at Monocracy was the 6th corps. Bradford's house was burned by order of Bradley Johnston in retaliation for the burning of Gov. Letcher's house. The house of Cochran, the Naval Agent, was also burnt. The secessionists in Baltimore are very confident, and say that Washington will be shelled, if not captured. The Banks and Insurance Companies have all deposited their valuables on board a steamer chartered for the purpose and ready to leave at a moment's notice. Arrangements have been made to remove the archives from Annapolis. Two morning trains from Philadelphia
The Daily Dispatch: July 15, 1864., [Electronic resource], Where Vallandigham crossed from Canada. (search)
* * * * * The river is of incalculable advantage to Gen. Johnston, and his adversary will encounter great risks in the atnder taking. If he divides, to cross at separate points, Johnston can also divide; if he concentrates at any given point, JJohnston will do the same; if he flanks to the left or right, or attempts any to accomplish the passage of the river, he wilnow stands the advantage of position is altogether with Gen. Johnston. If he cannot make a successful battle, or hold the en and too great a stake depending upon the preservation of Johnston's army, to waists it in any engagement which is not deceiherman may, with a force numerically superior, outflank Gen. Johnston, but he cannot so easily outflank Gen. Johnston and theGen. Johnston and the Chattahoochee river together. Save the rumble and dust of wagons upon her pavements, Atlanta appears to day as quiet asc, nor any exciting cause for it. We are satisfied that Gen. Johnston is a better Field Marshal than either Sherman or oursel