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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 2 (search)
drive out of the way, to enable the attacking force to pass on to Ewell's front. He got possession of the battery, and then encountered Burnside's corps, moving up to attack the salient, now held by Walker's brigade of Heth's division, under Colonel Mayo. Lane attacked Burnside's corps in flank and rear, and his men got mixed up in the column of the enemy. He was now subjected to the infantry fire of the enemy, a flank, rear and front fire from artillery, besides being in danger of our own g contributed materially to his repulse. Mahone's brigade did not become seriously engaged. The attacking column which Lane encountered got up to within a very short distance of a salient defended by Walker's brigade, of Heth's division, under Colonel Mayo, before it was discovered, as there was a pine thicket in front, under cover of which the advance was made. A heavy fire of musketry from Walker's brigade and Thomas's, which was on its left, and a fire of artillery from a considerable number
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Southern Historical Society: its origin and history. (search)
neral Maury, so long and prominently identified with the Society, resigned his post in the Executive Committee June 18, 1888, whilst he was United States Minister at Bogota, South America. There have been other changes in the Executive Committee by death and other causes, and by appointments to vacancies. Colonel Charles S. Venable, University of Virginia. Colonel William Preston Johnston, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va. Colonel Robert E. Withers, Wytheville, Va. Colonel Joseph Mayo, Richmond, Va. Rev. John Wm. Jones, Richmond, Va., Lieutenant-Colonel Archer Anderson, Richmond, Va. Major Robert Stiles, Richmond, Va. George L. Christian, Esq., Richmond Va. On motion, the Society then adjourned to meet at Richmond, Va., on the call of the President. Pursuant to the above, the Society met at Richmond, in the Capitol, in the Senate chamber, at 8 o'clock P. M., October 29, 1873. After prayer by Rev. George Woodbridge, D. D,, of the Episcopal Church, the