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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Diary of Captain James M. Garnett, ordnance officer Rodes's division, 2d corps, army of Northern Virginia. (search)
ven if there were superior numbers against them. If Wharton's division had been up early in the morning when we repulsed the first attack, we might have followed it up, but its withdrawal from below let in the whole Yankee cavalry upon us, for McCausland's and Imboden's brigades couldn't, or wouldn't, resist them. I haven't life enough left for anything. I have just issued this morning the last of the arms, accoutrements and ammunition that I had, and the division still lacks arms and accoutrry on back road had a fight, in which Rosser's brigade was driven back, but Payne, coming over, drove back the Yankees in utter confusion. Lieutenant-Colonel Tom Marshall, of the 7th [Va.], was killed, another heavy blow to the Barton family. McCausland's brigade, on Front Royal road, was driven back to the Shenandoah, losing some wagons and two pieces of artillery. When will we cease supplying the Yankees with artillery? Sunday the army continued its march back, reaching their old camp near
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Tarheels' thin Gray line. (search)
ion to protect Lee's line of communication with Richmond. He rendered valuable service in repulsing the Dahlgren raid. On June 28, 1864, Colonel Johnson was made a brigadier and placed in command of the cavalry brigade of General William E. Jones, who had been killed at Piedmont, June 5, 1864. This brigade of wild southwestern Virginia horsemen consisted of the 8th, 21st and 22d regiments, and the 34th and 36th battalions of Virginia cavalry. Johnson's brigade, with the brigades of Imboden McCausland and H. B. Davidson, formed Lomax's cavalry division—all Virginians, except the 1st Maryland cavalry, of Davidson's brigade. During the Appomattox campaign General Johnson commanded a division of Anderson's corps. He is now a resident of the State for which he fought in the dark days of 1861-‘65. Another North Carolinian who fought and fell in the Tarheels' thin gray line deserves special mention. The 23d North Carolina (General Robert Johnston's old regiment) was commanded by Col
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.30 (search)
chmond, Va., Dispatch, June 4, 1899] Story of how General McCausland held immense odds in check. Burning of the Institutit is marvelous to think of the stout resistance made by McCausland's 1,500 cavalrymen to the 25,000 Yankees. General McCauGeneral McCausland did his part well. By cutting trees across the roads, burning bridges in front of them, and stationing cavalrymen, are us by flanking. The 16th, 17th and 8th regiments of McCausland's command were West Virginians, and brought up to endureUnited States—Rutherford B. Hayes and William McKinley. McCausland's cavalry was in Crook's front, never losing an opportun To oppose this large number, were the 1,500 cavalry of McCausland, and well they did the work assigned them. In season angton. On the approach of the Yankees to Lexington General McCausland had the bridge which spans Norih river burned in ordhe top of Sweet Spring Mountain, where we left them, and McCausland came back down the Valley through Lexington, Staunton, H