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The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), Characteristics of the armies (search)
pectation of seeing the victorious Federals. They did not get along, however, until noon next day. Come to get at the truth of the matter, the advance of the cavalry had been fired into and seen more Yankees than they expected, whereupon a panic seized the whole command and they fled most ingloriously and ridiculously. Yet they were good soldiers. They simply took a panic. Only one man was killed, and he from the fall of his horse. The Bridgeport panic was equally ridiculous, some of Ledbetter's men on that occasion actually crowding one another off the bridge into the river in their fright. Had the Federal commander ran his cannon around to the hill on the upper side of the bridge, and which fully commanded it, he could have bagged the whole lot. The nearest approach to a panic I ever saw among the Union troops was in October, 1863, when Wheeler's cavalry got in behind the lines and burned a train of five hundred loaded wagons at Anderson's, in Seynatchie valley. Yet the pani
Lt.-Colonel Arthur J. Fremantle, Three Months in the Southern States, May, 1863. (search)
isappointed in the aspect of Mobile. It is a regular rectangular American city, built on a sandy flat, and covering a deal of ground for its population, which is about 25,000. I called on General Maury, for whom I brought a letter of introduction from General Johnston. He is a very gentlemanlike and intelligent but diminutive Virginian, and had only just assumed the command at Mobile. He was very civil, and took me in a steamer to see the sea defences. We were accompanied by General Ledbetter the engineer, and we were six hours visiting the forts. Mobile is situated at the head of a bay thirty miles long. The blockading squadron, eight to ten in number, is stationed outside the bay, the entrance to which is defended by Forts Morgan and Gaines; but as the channel between these two forts is a mile wide, they might probably be passed. Within two miles of the city, however, the bay becomes very shallow, and the ship channel is both dangerous and tortuous. It is, moreo
er of the twenty-sixth February says: The third Georgia Battalion had scarcely got out of sight of our town until some of our citizens, who had voluntarily taken the oath to support the Southern Confederacy, began to get very bold in denouncing the South and the Southern army, and advocating the Union--some abusing Governor Harris, wishing to see him hung by the Yankees; others saying that some of the Southern men would have to leave here when the Yankee army gets in, and many other expressions which are characteristic of the individuals expressing them. Col. Ledbetter has not left this country yet, and we give warning to those persons to be careful, lest they may have to face the Colonel in answer for a violation of their pledges to the Southern Confederacy. This is only a friendly admonition, to keep such individuals out of trouble. Our authorities are determined to not be bothered with a foe amongst us, while defending our rights and fighting for freedom and independence.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.24 (search)
General Cheatham for assignment to Walker's Division. Dec. 31, ‘63, April 30, ‘64, 1st Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters. Fuller, Edward, contract $80. Contract made by Surgeon P. B. Scott, at Murfreesboro, Jan. 16, ‘63, and approved by Surgeon-General, as per letter March 25, ‘63. Closed March 13, ‘63. Fuqua, W. M., Surgeon. Sept 30, ‘63, 7th Florida Regiment. Not returned for Oct., command being inaccessible. No reason can be assigned. Fry, John E., contract made by Brigadier-General Ledbetter, April 17, ‘62, at $80. Dec. 31, Chattanooga, May, 31, ‘63, no change. Flynt, A. B., Surgeon, appointed by Secretary of War, Nov. 20, ‘62. Dec. 31, ‘62, 10th Texas, transferred with command to Department Mississippi. Aug. 31, ‘63, 10th Texas Regiment. Fryer, John F., Surgeon, appointed by Secretary of War, May 30, ‘63, to rank from April 17, ‘62, reported to General Bragg. Passed Board Dec. 8, ‘62. Dec. 31, ‘62, 20th Tennessee Regiment, June 30, ‘63
Prisoners taken by the enemy. --The fol-following is said to be a correct list of the Confederates captured by the enemy in the Manassas battle. J. T. Mays, of Botetourt; E. N. Haycock, Fairfax; W. N. Mallar, Alleghany; H. Dunott, do.; J. A. Reynold, Staunton; A. C. Landstreet, Fairfax; George A. Thomas, District of Columbia; David Porter, do.; W. A. Wilson, Loudoun; Claiborne Lang,--;James A. Wingfield, Amherst;--Ledbetter, Hanover; Col. Boon, Mississippi.
, S C., 4th South Carolina regiment; George Baker, W. C. Humphreys, F. A Hammond, Atlanta, Ga; J. T. C Calvin, Green county, Ga; James Renshaw, S. Garrett; L Brick, L. H. Grunaling, Atlanta; A. T. Holmes, S. W. Brush, Lewis Estmeal, Savannah, Georgia; W. A. Barron, Rome, Georgia, 8th Georgia regiment; R. Pinkney, Pendleton, S. C., 4th South Carolina regiment; F. F. Grayson, Leesburg, Va., 8th Virginia regiment, and J. O'Brien, Savannah, Ga., 8th Georgia Regiment, taken at Bull Run, John Silks, Abberville, S. C., 2d South Carolina regiment, taken at Centreville; W. M. Javins, Columbia, S. C., same regiment, taken at Fairfax Court-House; W. M. T. Thompson, Pontotoc, Miss.; J. H. Wingfield, Amherst county, 19th Va. regiment, taken at Centreville; John E Ledbetter, Hanover county, Va., Radford's Regiment, taken at the Court-House; A. J. Smith, Russell county, Ala., 8th Alabama regiment, taken at Sangstar's Cross Road's, and Michael Kev, New Orleans, La., first special battalion, e er er
The Carter outbreak. --The Jonesboro' Union, of the 25th ult., says: The expedition which entered Carter county, on Saturday last, under Maj. Ledbetter, of Stoval's Georgia regiment, on marching to Doe River cove, found no enemy, the insurgents having disbanded. They had camped at that point several days, and their wooden tents were still standing. They were burned, a pen of corn taken possession of, and a few other eatables, when they returned to the line of the insurgents, Capt. McClellan's cavalry company being determined to take possession of and occupy Elizabethton, the county scat. This he performed without opposition, and he is at that point. A few prisoners have been taken, and sent to Knoxville, on various charges. The Carter Outbreak
er, and that subsequent observation had discovered the Yankee Colonel seated inside in close conversation with several gentlemen. Officer Peterson was detailed to inquire into the matter, who took Delaney in charge and conducted him before the Mayor, Mr. A. L. was requested to attend the examination of Delaney. In the meantime, the excitement or the crowd became very high near the store, and Col. Corcoran was led out through the back entrance of the building and conducted by officer Ledbetter to the Richmond depot, where the balance to the prisoners were under guard. Mr. Delaney stated to the Mayor that he had known Corcoran intimately in Ireland and in New York; that Corcoran was well acquainted with his family, and since he had no communication with them for months past, he had merely invited him (Corcoran) into the store to receive and bear to them a friendly letter which he had written for the purpose. He further stated that he had said nothing that would result in in
The Daily Dispatch: March 13, 1862., [Electronic resource], One hundred and twenty-five Dollars reward. (search)
isiana volunteer, about 10 o'clock to-day. A member of company F, Clarborn Guard, 2nd Louisiana Regiment, by the name of James Sheridan, was murdered by a member of the same company, named Willson by stabbing him in the collar-bone. He expired about five minutes after he was stabbed. The murderer was found ensconced, in about two hours afterwards, in a free woman's house in Pocahontas, about two hundred yards from the place the man was murdered, and arrested by officers Peterson and Ledbetter, and conveyed to jail. This occurrence and the news from Norfolk, has created the wildest excitement in our city. The powder mill is nearly completed, and will be in full operation in two or three weeks. The militia have been enrolled, numbering about 1,000, one-half of which, I suppose, are capable of performing active duty. Several new companies are being organized in this city for the war. T. Jay. [The foregoing letter should have reached us two days ago. We are una
The Daily Dispatch: August 1, 1862., [Electronic resource], The right of free speech Vindicated in Massachusetts. (search)
ech. I declare before God that, as I understand that right, I value it more than I do my life! And I call this whole country to withins if I have not before now proved the sincerity of this declaration by my actions! And the rights indicated at the hazard of my life before a tyrant, I will not give up, for the sake of to a Yankee sneak. Neither shall the Their case is . We are tried with And in defending them, we defend ourselves and our country from a gang compared with whom Col. Ledbetter is humane and Gen. Floyds respectable. Mr. Sumner was once the advocate of free speech. He claimed, to one of its martyrs, And in defence of consequence of it, he certainly was the visitor cowardly assault, inflicted with a ferocity and with a meekness unexampled in the cudgelling! He now changes his opinion, or cast his language. With that felicity of allusion belongs, among the public writers of American to him and to Gov. Andrew alone, he advises his friends to put thei
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