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his desolated house, surrounded by down-trodden fields, without fences, trees, or vegetation of any sort. His servants, except a few faithful ones, have deserted him; his horses and stock of all kinds have been swept away; his sons in the army; and he is cheerful and buoyed with hope, not for himself, but for the cause: good old patriot as he is, forgetting his own privations in zeal for his country. On Sunday Mr.-- heard an admirable sermon at Headquarters (General Jackson's) from the Rev. Mr. Lacy, a Presbyterian chaplain, and returned home on Monday, having found it impossible to fulfil the object of his trip, that of preaching to the soldiers in Fredericksburg. Saturday night, may 9, 1863. So much has happened since I last wrote in my diary, that I can scarcely collect my thoughts to give a plain detail of facts as they occurred. Ten days ago, Mr. and myself went in to spend two days with our children who are living in Richmond. It soon became apparent that we could no
November 29. The following was drawn up to-day on board the British frigate President, lying in one of the docks in England, and signed by all the men of the naval reserve in the ship. To Capt. Lacy, R. N., her Majesty's ship President, City Canal: Sir: Having heard that our flag has been grossly insulted by an American ship-of-war, and people who claimed its protection forcibly taken from it and made prisoners, we write this to let you know that we are ready to fulfil our engagement and protect the honor of our flag, our good Queen and country, whenever called upon to do so. We respectfully request you will make this our determination known in the proper quarter. [Signed on behalf of the volunteer reserve on board the President.]--London Telegraph, Nov. 30. At eleven o'clock to-night the heavens to the southwest of Charleston, S. C., were brilliantly illuminated with the patriotic flames ascending from burning cotton. As the spectators witnessed it they involunta
Baron de Jomini, Summary of the Art of War, or a New Analytical Compend of the Principle Combinations of Strategy, of Grand Tactics and of Military Policy. (ed. Major O. F. Winship , Assistant Adjutant General , U. S. A., Lieut. E. E. McLean , 1st Infantry, U. S. A.), Chapter 3: strategy. (search)
still all the advantage of a mass concentrated against several isolated divisions, in order to overthrow them successively, and render their union impossible. I think that Frederick, in such a case, would have justified the words of Dumouriez, (the latter said at Grandpre that, if he had had to do with the great king, he would have found himself already repulsed far behind Chalons.) The Austrians proved, in this campaign, that they were then still imbued with the false system of Daun and Lacy, of covering all to hold all. The idea of having twenty thousand men in the Brisgaw, whilst the Moselle and the Sarre remained disgarnished, demonstrated that they were afraid of losing a village, and that this system compelled them to form those great detachments which ruin armies. Forgetting that heavy battalions are always in the right, they believed it necessary to occupy the whole development of the frontiers, in order that they should not be invaded, whilst it is a means of rendering t
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 20: battle of the Wilderness (search)
ake a line from Locust Grove to Parker's store. But at 7 A. M., the 5th corps met Ewell's corps within two miles of Wilderness Tavern. Ewell had his whole corps with him, about 17,000 men. Grant, guessing that the rest of our army was not up, thought to whip it in detail and concentrated upon it the whole of the 5th corps, about 24,000, and over half of the 6th, say 12,000. It did, indeed, seem that Ewell had ventured rashly and had put his head in the lion's mouth, for the ground around Lacy's, where Grant made his headquarters, a half-mile southwest from Wilderness Tavern, was open, affording opportunity for artillery and free communication for movement of troops, and Ewell had no intrenchments and was strung out upon the road. It is not surprising that as Grant's different divisions deployed, and attacked from different directions, in the early part of the fighting, some of the Confederate brigades were thrown into temporary confusion. But by eleven o'clock, Ewell was all
olvent, is spread upon fabric. Some of these rolls spread the cement by a frictional action, the heated spreading-roll traveling faster than the cloth-carrying roll, and so grinding the gum into the cloth. Gum mixed with paint is spread in a layer of the required thickness upon fabric, by rolls of even motion; and the rubber fabric is then cut into pieces according to pattern, for boot or shoe soles, etc. In′dia-rub′ber spring. The first known use of india-rubber for springs is in Lacy's English patent of 1825. He employed blocks of rubber with interposed plates of iron. Melville, 1844, obtained a patent for hollow spheres of rubber, enclosing air and separated by disks of wood or metal, the whole enclosed in iron cases. In 1845, Walker and Mills patented rubber bags filled with air and enclosed in a case for use as springs. Fuller, 1845, cylindrical rings of rubber having perforated disks between them, and a guide-rod passing through the whole. These had a tendency to
hed by heads of columns very hard to overtake, and bring on an engagement, but could not succeed, and encamped about six miles south of Newmarket for the night. Powell meantime had pushed on through Simberville, and gained the valley pike near Lacy's springs, capturing some prisoners and wagons. This movement of Powell's probably forced the enemy to abandon the road via Harrisonburg, and move over the Keezeltown road to Port Republic, to which point the retreat was continued through the nory information received from scouts and captured cavalry prisoners, I was unconvinced of any rebel infantry being in my vicinity until it was too late to overtake it in its galloping retreat, a retreat which was continued until in the vicinity of Lacy's springs near Harrisonburg. Powell engaged the rebel cavalry co-operating on the Front Royal pike with this force, and drove it through Front Royal to Milford, capturing two pieces of artillery. During this campaign I was at times annoyed by
th a battery that threatened havoc. Mc-Culloch took two companies of the Third to seek the rear of the battery, while Lieutenant-Colonel Hyams, with the Pelican rifles, Captain Vigilili; Iberville Grays, Lieutenant Verbois; Morehouse Guards, Captain Hinson; Pelican Rangers, Captain Blair; Winn Rifles, Captain Pierson; Morehouse Fencibles, Captain Harris; Shreveport Rangers, Captain Gilmore; Pelican Rangers, Captain Beazeale, advanced to the front. At the brow of the hill, said Hyams, Lieutenant Lacy sprang on a log, waving his sword, and called, Come on, Caddo! The whole command rushed forward, carried the guns and put the enemy to flight. The gallant Captain Hinson was killed, and his brother-in-law, Private Whetstone, fell dead at his side. Private Hicock, at the front among the guns, was shot through the breast. This was the first battle of the Third, and they had charged and taken five guns out of a battery of six. Again they were called on in the final charge which put th
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Heroes of the old Camden District, South Carolina, 1776-1861. an Address to the Survivors of Fairfield county, delivered at Winnsboro, S. C., September 1,1888. (search)
off, consisting of sixty horses and one hundred muskets and rifles. Sumter attacked Rocky Mount with his characteristic impetuosity, but the British officer was found on his guard, and his position was one of great strength. Three times did Sumter attempt to carry this stronghold, but without success. He drew off, however, undisturbed, having lost few of his followers. Undaunted, Sumter was soon again in the saddle. Quitting his retreat on the Catawba, with Davie, J. Erwin Hill, and Lacy he darted on the British line of communication, and on the 6th of August fell on the post at Hanging Rock. Then ensued a bloody battle—the contest grew fierce and the issue doubtful. The infantry of Tarleton's Legion and Bryan's North Carolina Loyalists were forced back, but Brown's regiment held their ground until nearly all the officers and a great proportion of its soldiers had fallen. The British, then falling back, formed a hollow square in the centre of their position. Sumter advanc
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Roll of the Rockbridge Battery of artillery, April 10, 1865. (search)
ent. Ford, James. Wounded. Absent. Friend, Benj. C. Present. Gibson, Robt. Present. Gilliam, Wm. Absent. Ginger, George. Absent. Ginger, W. Captured at Gettysburg. Absent. Gold, Alfred. Sick at home. Absent. Gooch,——. Present. Gordon, Wm. Wounded. Absent. Private Heischell,——. Present. Hide, E. P. Present. Hitner, John K. Sick at home. Absent. Holmes,——. Sick at home. Absent. Johnson, Thos. E. Sick at home. Absent. Kean, Otho G. Present. Lacy,——. Absent. Leathers,——. Present. Leach, James M. Present. Letcher, Samuel. Present. Lewis, Henry. Present. Lewis, James P. Present. Link, David. Sick at home. Absent. McCampbell, W. Present. McClintic, W. Present. McCorkle, T. E. Present. McCorkle, T. M. Absent. McCorkle, W. Present. McCrum, Barton. Present. McGruder, D. N. Present. McGruder, Horatio. Present. Marshall, John. Present. Martin,——. Captured at Gettysburg.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
, Corp. F. M., 192. Kellogg, Col. S. C., 349. Kelley, Gen., 215. Kelley, W. Aiken, 395. Kent, Gov., 321. Kentucky Regiment, First, 16. Kerr, Lt. J. W., 381. Kerr, Capt. R. M., 20, 21. Kersey, Capt, Wm., 59, 64, 65. Kershaw District, S. C., 14, 18, 26. Kershaw, Gen. J. B., 18, 377, 387, 388. Kettell, T. P., 429. Killingsworth, Lt., 380. Kilpatrick, Gen., 30. King's Battery, 57, 60. King's Mountain, Battle of, 5, 12. Kinston, Battle of, 25 Knoxville, Siege of, 387. Lacy, 10 Lalane, Lt. G. M., 192. Lamar, Col. J. B., 142, 145. Lamar, Hon. L. Q. C., 274, 318 Lamar's Battery, 143, 174. Lambert, married, Jack, 176. Lancaster co., S. C., 9, 14, 18, 22, 28. Lance, 104. Lanneau, Jr., Sergeant F., 143. Louisiana, Pointe Coupee Battery, 70. Lartigue, Gen. G. B., 117, 396. Latham, Gen. R., 83. Latrobe, Col., Osman, 107. Lauman, Col J. G., 80. Laurel Hill, 87. Law, Gen. E. M.,384, 386. Lawrence, Sergeant, 104. Lawton, Gen. A. R., 273. Lawto
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