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Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Lxviii. (search)
u had nothing but a yard full of old bulls, good for nothing under heaven. Now, it will be just so with the army, if I don't stop making brigadier-generals. Captain Mix, the commander, at one period, of the President's body-guard, told me that on their way to town one sultry morning, from the Soldiers' home, they came upon a reow what regiment. Pennsyl-vania, replied the man in the same tone, looking neither to the right nor the left. As the carriage passed on, Mr. Lincoln turned to Captain Mix and said, with a merry laugh, It is very evident that chap smells no blood of royalty in this establishment. Captain Mix was frequently invited to breakfast Captain Mix was frequently invited to breakfast with the family at the Home residence. Many times, said he, have I listened to our most eloquent preachers, but never with the same feeling of awe and reverence, as when our Christian President, his arm around his son, with his deep, earnest tone, each morning read a chapter from the Bible. Some one was discussing, in the pres
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Index. (search)
ral Phelps's emancipation proclamation, 273; making ministers, 277; John Tyler 278; the Irish soldier and Jacob Thompson, 283; Jeff. Davis and the coon, 284; last story,--how Patagonians eat oysters, told to Marshal Lamon on evening of assassination, 285. M. Marine Band, 168. Massa Sam's dead, 207. McClellan, 130, 113, 227, 255. McCulloch, Hon., Hugh, 179, 185. McKaye, Colonel, 208. McVeagh, 242. Memory, 52. Miller, Hon. S. F., 174. Mills, Judge J. T., ( Wis.,) 305. Mix, Captain, 261. Moody, Colonel, 102. Morgan, John, 259. Morgan, Senator, 74. Murtagh, Mr., (Washington,) 321. N. Nasby papers, 151. Newspapers, 154. Nicolay, 149. Norfolk, (capture,) 104, 240. Novels, 115. O. Odell, Hon. M. F., 170, 178. Oh why should the spirit of mortal be proud? (Poem,) 60. Owen, Robert Dale, 98. P. Pardon applications, 40, 43, 132, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176,250, 296, 297, 318. Patterson, General, 137. Peace Conference at Hampton Ro
is, Lieutenant Nourse Acting Adjutant. One company (L) North-Carolina Union cavary, Lieutenant Graham commanding. Three companies (A, B, and F) Twelfth New York cavalry, Major Clarkson commanding. Two companies (A and B) of what is called Mix's new New-York regiment. Four mountain howitzers, commanded by Lieutenants Allis and Clark. The cavalry force was divided into three detachments. The first detachment was under the command of Major Cole, of the Third; the second under Majorconsidering the magnitude of the work accomplished. The Twelfth probably lost some twenty men missing and wounded, the Third nearly the same number. The losses of Graham's North-Carolinians, who behaved gallantly under their intrepid leader, and Mix's new regiment, as well as those of the artillery, which was on all occasions handsomely served, are inconsiderable, except those resulting from extreme fatigue and exposure to the blazing sun. The enemy's losses in men undoubtedly treble ours, al
llied and was showing fight. I immediately pushed forward with the Seventh Pennsylvania, Fourth Michigan, and Third Indiana, (who had just come up,) and found the enemy behind their intrenchments, about three miles from Shelbyville with an abattis and an open space, about a mile in width, between them and us. Captain Davis, Seventh Pennsylvania, took his battalion, dismounted the front, deployed as skirmishers, and engaged the enemy, who immediately opened on us with artillery. I ordered Major Mix to take the Fourth Michigan to the right, about three quarters of a mile, push across the intrenchments, and take the enemy in flank. Lieutenant-Colonel Klein, with the Third Indiana, I sent to the left, with the same directions. I at the same time despatched a messenger to Captain Mcintyre to move forward with the Fourth regulars, to General Mitchell, asking him to send me a couple of pieces of artillery, and to General Stanley, notifying him of the position of affairs. Immediately a
id, not having transportation sufficient for the entire command. At Madison we found Morgan had got ahead of us, so we moved on to Lawrenceburgh, Indiana, where Major Mix was sent out to reconnoitre the enemy, learn his force, etc. He proceeded to Guilford, ten miles, and reported again in three hours to the entire satisfaction ofith the plunder which they had accumulated all along their line of march. On reaching the woods, I deployed Major Edgerly, with his battalion, to the right, and Major Mix to the left. The pursuit was continued until the horses were worn down, when we returned to Buffington. Major Edgerly's command took one hundred and forty-seven prisoners, Major Mix seventy, making two hundred and seventeen prisoners, with their horses and equipments. Not any of my command were killed, and but two wounded, namely, E. A. Kesler, Sergeant company A, and Jas. Reed, Corporal company A. First Sergeant G. Warner, company A, received a severe wound in the leg, by the accident
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 5: military and naval operations on the coast of South Carolina.--military operations on the line of the Potomac River. (search)
nd of the reserves, had been ordered to have the California Regiment, under Lieutenant-Colonel Wistar, at Conrad's Ferry at sunrise, and the remainder of his command ready to move early. In order to divert attention from Devens's movement, Colonel Gorman was directed to send two companies of the First Minnesota Regiment, Colonel Dana, across the river at Edwards's Ferry, under cover of Ricketts's cannon, to make a reconnoissance toward Leesburg; and a party of the Van Alen cavalry, led by Major Mix, were ordered to scour the country in the direction of that town,. and after gaining all possible information concerning its topography, and the position of the Confederates, to hasten back to the cover of the Minnesota. skirmishers. These movements were well performed. The scouts came suddenly upon a Mississippi regiment, when shots were exchanged without much harm to either party. At a little past noon, Devens and his band were assailed by Confederates under Colonels Jenifer and Hun
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 6: siege of Knoxville.--operations on the coasts of the Carolinas and Georgia. (search)
oners. The failure of Burnside at Fredericksburg prevented any further attempts of Foster to establish communication with the National forces at Norfolk and Suffolk, and he was compelled to content himself with sending out raiding expeditions to keep the Confederate troops in that region so well employed in watching the railway communications between Virginia and the Carolinas, that they could not well be spared to re-enforce Lee or others. At the middle of January, 1863. he sent out Colonel Mix, with his Third New York Cavalry, to raid through the counties of Onslow, Trent, and Jones. For five days those troops swept over that region, driving Confederate detachments before them, capturing prisoners, mules, and arms, and liberating many slaves. At about this time Foster's forces were greatly diminished by the withdrawal of a large number of his troops to assist in a meditated siege of Charleston. Yet he was not inactive. During the first ten days of March he sent out four r
Picket, Capt. Nichols, was detailed to take part in the movement, and proceeded up the Tar River, shelling the woods as far up as Pactolus, twelve miles above Washington. His shells made scattering work along the river. Some of them fell into the rebel camp, and, it is reported, did them much damage. The soldiers were allowed a couple of hours to rest and refresh themselves, when they were formed on the front street, the guns were inspected, and the order given to march. A portion of Col. Mix's cavalry were thrown forward as a flanking party. The companies of the Twenty-fourth Massachusetts, except C and D, came next, and Lieut. Avery, with two of his steel howitzers and twenty-five men, with ammunitioncarts, brought up the rear. Mr. Gilmore and his band accompanied the troops as an ambulance corps, and performed excellent service during the engagement. The troops were commanded by Lieut.-Colonel Frank Osborn. Col. Potter, Military Governor of Washington, with Lieut. Pendle
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 7.74 (search)
They would Mix on the picket line. Anecdote of the war. General Gordon. We were on the Rapidan River, where it was a little stream hardly one hundred feet wide. General Lee sent me word I must go out and break up the communication between our pickets and the enemy's. They had got to trading with each other in newspapers, tobacco, lies, and whatever would vary the monotony of picket life. They would not shoot at each other, and so it was not military-like. So I started out one morning on my horse and rode the whole length of the picket line and just as I came to a certain point I saw that there was confusion and surprise, as if I had not been expected. What is the matter men, here? I asked. Nothing, General, nothing is here. You must tell me the truth, said I; I am not welcome, I see, and there must be some reason for it. Now, what is the matter? There has been nobody here, General. We were not expecting you; that is all. I turned to two or three of the soldier
rby--Captain, E. S. Kellogg; 1st Lieutenant, T. S. Gilbert; 2d Lieutenant, Geo. Ager. Company C, from Suffield--Captain, R. S. Burbank; 1st Lieutenant, W. S. Pomeroy; 2d Lieutenant, Wm. Soby. Company D, from New London--Captain, J. C. Dunford; 1st Lieutenant, G. B. Cook; 2d Lieutenant, T. J. Mills. Company E, from New Haven--Captain, Oscar Dennis; 1st Lieutenant, T. I. Rockwood; 2d Lieutenant, E. F. Hendricks. Company F, from New Haven--Captain, N. S. Hallenbeck; 1st Lieutenant, E. C. Dow; 2d Lieutenant, G. M. Harmon. Company G, from Middletown--Captain, R. G. Williams; 1st Lieutenant, E. W. Gibbons; 2d Lieutenant, E. C. Beman. Company H, from Middletown--Captain, C. C. Clark; 1st Lieutenant, John A. Turner; 2d Lieutenant, D. R. Hubbard. Company I, from Wolcottville--Captain, S. H. Perkins; 1st Lieutenant, A. F. Brooker; 2d Lieutenant, E. 11. Mix. Company K, from Hartford--Captain, D. W. Siprell; 1st Lieutenant, Oliver Burke; 2d Lieutenant, A. S. Dickinson.--N. Y. Tribune, June 12.
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