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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 5. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Flanner's North Carolina battery at the battle of the Crater. (search)
Flanner's North Carolina battery at the battle of the Crater. [We only regret that the publication of the following narrative by the gallant Captain of Flanner's battery has been so long delayed by circumstances beyond our control:] After reading Captain Gordon McCabe's artitle in the Southern Historical Society Papers on the defence of Petersburg, I think I have the right to find fault, not with what is written, but what was omitted in the article referred to. I claim that the battery commanded by me, and composed entirely of North Carolinians, is entitled to the credit of preventing the Federal army from entering Petersburg on the morning of the springing of the mine. The facts are these: The mine was sprung about daylight of the 29th of July, and was immediately followed by the capture and occupation of our line of breast-works by the enemy. They remained in the works until 8 o'clock before making preparations for the advance. About that time they reformed line o
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 15: operations of the Army of the James around Richmond and Petersburg. (search)
en upon the ground; and by his orders my division was withdrawn to the rear some seventy-five or one hundred yards. Again I call attention to what has passed into history relative to the hour of Smith's attack and Hancock's arrival. Capt. Gordon McCabe, at the head of Pegram's Battery, of the Army of Northern Virginia, in an address delivered before the Association of the Army of Northern Virginia, Vol. II., Southern Historical Society Papers, Nov. 1, 1876, p. 257. says:-- Smith'sons of General Beauregard, Vol. II., p. 236 Mr. Greeley further says:-- And now, though the night was clear and the moon nearly full, Smith rested until morning, after the old but not good fashion of 1861-1862. Quoting further from Captain McCabe :-- Southern Historical Society Papers, Vol. II., No. 6, p 268. The prize was now within his [Smith's] grasp, had he boldly advanced, and the moon, shining brightly, favored such enterprise. But Smith, it would seem, although possess
emoved from command, 530; why removed by Seward, 536; orders Grant's removal, 568; his willingness to become dictator critically considered, 570, 577; promotion of regular army men, 577; reference to, 622, 627, 628, 631, 638, 696, 714, 715, 716, 841; August Belmont offers to bet on, 761; upon Halleck, 871-872; Buel reports to, 872; despatches between Halleck and, 872-873; sends despatches to Grant, 874; reference to, 893. McCLELLAN'S Own Story, editor of quoted on Halleck, 872. McCABE, Capt., Gordon, quoted upon attack on Petersburg, 701, 702, 703. McCAFFERTY, Hon. M. J., appointed Judge, 975. McCLERNAND, General, letter from Halleck, 460. McCULLOCH, Secretary, financial theories of, 938-939. McDOWELL, General, inexperience previous to Bull Run, 290; inexperience of, 571; reference to, 863. McMILLAN, Colonel, 461; regarded as an able commander, 531. McPHEETUS, Colonel, 496. Meade, General, reference to, 621, 683, 700; letter from Grant to, 636; despatch from,
h his voice broke,—‘Tell her— Thank you, Doctor—when you can,— Tell her that I kissed her picture, And wished I'd been a better man.’ Ah, I wonder if the red feet Of departed battle-hours May not leave for us their searching Message from those distant hours. Sisters, daughters, mothers, think you, Would your heroes now or then, Dying, kiss your pictured faces, Wishing they'd been better men? Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward. The wintry blast goes wailing by Like a vision evoked by Gordon McCabe's verse rises this encampment of the Forty-fourth New York on the Virginia plains. The snow that covers the foreground suggests of itself the faint smoke that rises from the Camp and hovers like a veil over the hillside beyond. One may suppose that the owl, for all his feathers is a-cold, and that hares go limping through the frozen grass. Yet it is not so much the effort to keep warm amid the bleak surroundings that brings gloom to the soldier's heart. It is rather the emotions
Chapter 9: Gettysburg: the high-water mark of the war Two bullets, one Federal, the other Confederate Two hostile bullets in mid-air Together shocked And swift were locked Forever in a firm embrace –Lathrop This is a picture of which Captain Gordon McCabe of Richmond, Virginia, writes: I send photographs of two bullets, one Federal, the other Confederate, that met in mid-air and flattened out against each other. The bullets were picked up in 1865 between the lines immediately after the evacuation of Petersburg. Gettysburg Military critics have generally settled upon the battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863, as the decisive battle of the war, and the greatest battle in American history. It ended Lee's second invasion of the North, and, together with the fall of Vicksburg, threw the Confederacy upon the defensive and shut out hope of foreign intervention. The poem was written for the dedication of the high water mark monument, July 2, 1892. There was no
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial paragraphs. (search)
find in the camp chest of either Banks, Pope, or Milroy; the room and tables were beautifully decorated; the boys had a delightful time as they revived the memories of the brave old days when they wore the gray; and speeches, brimful of humor, pathos and eloquence, were made, in response to appropriate toasts. by General T. M. Logan, Major John W. Daniel, Judge F. R. Farrar, Captain John Lamb, Captain J. Hampden Chamberlayne, Corporal Carlton McCarthy, Rev. (Captain) A. W. Weddell, Captain Gordon McCabe, General Fitz. Lee, Colonel C. S. Venable, General B. T. Johnson, Dr. J. S. D. Cullen, Dr. R. T. Coleman, and others. The banquet was protracted into the wee sma‘ hours of the next morning, and all voted it a most enjoyable occasion which passed off without the slightest approach to anything like dissipation or disorder. The Association unanimously re-elected the following officers: General W. H. F. Lee, President; Treasurer, Major Robert Stiles; Secretaries, Sergeant Geo. L. Chris
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Annual reunion of Pegram Battalion Association in the Hall of House of Delegates, Richmond, Va., May 21st, 1886. (search)
derates or Virginians because we can honestly, earnestly and with heartfelt gratitude at the same time boast that we are American citizens! 7. Woman—The South Knows her in her Highest Sphere. Responded to by Colonel T. J. Evans. 8. Lee camp soldiers' home—The Wards of the Confederacy. Responded to by Colonel J. B. Purcell. 9. the press—May its Impressions Always be Correct. No response. Organization of Battalion, April, 1865. Colonel—Wm. J. Pegram. Adjutant-Wm.—Gordon McCabe. Surgeon—James Hines. Quartermaster—Robert B. Munford. Lieutenant-Colonel.—Joseph McGraw. Sergeant-Major—E. Keith Dargan. Assistant-Surgeon—Hall. Commissary—Arthur Parker. Chaplain—E. H. Rodman. Batteries: Purcell—First Captain, R. Lindsay Walker; Captain R. Lindsay Walker organized this Battery, and commanded it until March 31st, 1862, when he was made Major of Artillery; was afterwards promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel and Brigadier-Gener
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The unveiling. [Richmond Dispatch, June 10, 1890.] (search)
they were—when the explosion occurred. Nor, according to those who took part in the fight, should any glory for the magnificent result be taken from General Mahone, whose brigade saved the day under the capable direction of their commander. The history of all these battles will be written some day, and General Mahone says, very justly as is thought here, that he is not afraid if its verdict is honestly recorded. A superb description of this engagement, however, has been written by Captain Gordon McCabe, who was the orator to-day, and, as may well be imagined, did entire justice to the occasion—perfect scholar as he is, fine soldier that he was. Old Blandford Church. But, to return to Blandford cemetery. Never were its decorations more beautiful, never in more perfect keeping with the occasion which was so gloriously celebrated to-day. The old church, strengthened by modern bricks and supported by all of the appliances which modern mechanism could supply, looked beautiful in
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Nineteenth of January. (search)
in John Cussons; Ladies of the South, Major J. H. H. Figgett, of Botetourt; Missouri (by a son of Missouri), Richard T. Flournoy. Speeches were made by Senator Parrish and Major McCann, and Lieutenant-Colonel Crump read an original poem on Lee and Pickett Camps. At a late hour the meeting adjourned. Atlanta, Georgia. The birthday of General Robert E. Lee is a legal holiday in Georgia. Year by year the celebration of it grows in interest. Last year the oration was delivered by Gordon McCabe, of Petersburg, Va. To-day the orator and guest of the occasion is Hon. Charles T. O'Ferrall, one of Virginia's most eloquent congressmen. The Virginians resident in Atlanta, recognizing the patriotic spirit which moved Georgia to declare Lee's birthday a holiday, have perfected a permanent organization for the purpose of taking charge of the observance of the day. The president of the Atlanta Virginia Society is Hon. Hamilton Douglas, a brilliant young attorney, who illustrates all t
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.14 (search)
can join you in the ceremonies of the evening. Yours truly, Mahone. Hon. George Bernard and Dr. Harwood. After the reading of the above letter which was received with applause Mr. Joseph Bryan proposed a toast to the health of Commander Gordon McCabe and then called on him for a speech. After the toast had been drunk Commander McCabe made a most felicitious talk. It was half past 12 in the morning when the festivities of the banquet hall were brought to a close. The Richmond gue health of Commander Gordon McCabe and then called on him for a speech. After the toast had been drunk Commander McCabe made a most felicitious talk. It was half past 12 in the morning when the festivities of the banquet hall were brought to a close. The Richmond guests all expressed themselves as delighted with their visit to the Cockade City, and stated that they had never been better treated. They were escorted to the depot by A. P. Hill Camp and left on their return home at 1.15 A. M.
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