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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Attack on
Fort Gilmer, . (search)
September 29th, 1864
Attack on Fort Gilmer, September 29th, 1864. By Charles Johnston. [The following letter to the President of the Southern Historical Society was endorsed by him as follows: The young gentleman who furnishes this narrative — a private soldier in Huff's, afterwards Griffin's battery, I believe — is a gentleman by birth a
f, about two thousand (2,000) men, consisting of what remained of Bushrod Johnson's Tennessee brigade (300 strong), commanded by a colonel whose name I think was Johnston; the Texas brigade, also commanded by a colonel whose name I do not remember; the City battalion, some battalions of Department troops (made up of clerks and att a private has of knowing what is going on around him, but I have written what I remember seeing at the time and hearing the officers talk about it.
With very great respect for yourself, not only on account of your career in the army, but for the stand you have since taken, allow me to write myself, your comrade, Chas. Johnston
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore), chapter 187 (search)
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore), chapter 371 (search)
The Boatswain of the Congress.--Among the many interesting incidents of the naval battle in Hampton Roads is the following: Mr. Charles Johnston, boatswain of the Congress — a fine specimen of the thorough seaman, who has been in the navy some thirty odd years — greatly excited the admiration of the officers by cool, unflinching courage. Stationed in the very midst of the carnage committed by the raking fire of the Merrimac, he never lost his self-possession, and not for a moment failed to cheer on and encourage the men. Blinded with the smoke and dust, and splashed with the blood and brains of his shipmates, his cheering words of encouragement were still heard. After the engagement, from which he escaped unwounded, his kindness and care in providing for the removal of the wounded, were as conspicuous as his previous braver
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 15. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Paroles of the
Army of Northern Virginia. (search)
The Daily Dispatch: December 5, 1862., [Electronic resource], From the
South side. (search)
Prison items. --The following prisoners were received at Castle Thunder yesterday: Wm. Brabham and Wm. Pyle, of company I, 2d Va. reg't, and J. W. Smallwood, of Lee Guards, as deserters; also, the following parties sent by the Provost Marshal of Stafford county, viz: Thomas D. Coates, supposed deserter; John Simpson and Jacob Stipps, attempting to cross the lines to the enemy; M. J. Chase, company A, 24th Michigan, Federal prisoner, W. A. Walker, company I, 2d N. C., deserter; Charles Johnston, a dangerous Unionist, (brought down in irons, said to have caused the deaths of many of our men by leading on the enemy;) D. C. Clough, company I, 5th La., forged discharge; J. M. Riddle, company K. 13th Va., no papers and deserter; Francis Roseh, suspicious character; James M. Crafts company I, 1st Ga.; Jas. Edwards, Rodgers's cavalry, and Pat Brannon, company M, 1st Ga. regulars, deserters.