hide Matching Documents

The documents where this entity occurs most often are shown below. Click on a document to open it.

Document Max. Freq Min. Freq
D. H. Hill, Jr., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 4, North Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 5 1 Browse Search
View all matching documents...

Your search returned 5 results in 3 document sections:

its. This necessity for haste especially prevented the collection of much-needed data about the last twelve months of the war. During those months the Confederate officers wrote very few official reports. The only way, therefore, to get reasonably full information concerning the events of that period is by correspondence with the survivors. This was attempted, but the time was too short for satisfactory results. The author regrets exceedingly that many gallant deeds and minor actions are shut out by space limitation. He can only hope that the publication of this imperfect sketch may incite other pens to more elaborate works. As a subsequent edition of this work may be published, the author asks for the correction of any errors unwittingly made. He renders hearty thanks to Judge A. C. Avery for the use of some material that he had collected; to Judge Walter Clark for books, and to Col. T. S. Kenan and Judge Walter Montgomery and others for valuable counsel and sympathy.
By the left flank, file left, double quick! In an instant his splendidly drilled and disciplined regiment had changed direction, and was moving in double time to place itself across the front of its foes. The moment the line fairly attained its new bearing, Colonel Pender commanded, By the right flank, charge! Before the Federals realized the intent of the movement, his men were pouring volley after volley into their unformed ranks. Under the suddenness and fury of the attack, says Judge Montgomery, the foe reeled and staggered, while the glorious soldier withdrew his force and rejoined his brigade, which was just coming up. Memorial Address. In the general advance which followed, the Sixth regiment, entirely unprotected by the swamp that partly covered the assault of the other troops, fought its way to within eighty yards, says Major Avery, of the enemy's line, and there stubbornly held its own until after dark, when it was ordered by the brigade commander to retire, being
fire to the right of Field's advanced brigade. Under Pender's personal direction, Col. W. J. Hoke, of the Thirty-eighth, and Col. R. H. Riddick, of the Thirty-fourth North Carolina, joined in a desperate but abortive effort to force a crossing. In this daring advance the Thirty-fourth was outstripped by the Thirty-eighth, and that regiment alone tenaciously fought its way close up to the Federal rifle-pits, furnishing a magnificent yet fruitless exhibition of bravery. Of this attack Judge Montgomery says: Pender and his brave Carolinians swept over the plain and down the bottom, under a murderous fire of artillery and musketry, to the brink of the creek; nothing could live under that fire. President Davis, who was on the field, seeing the charge and the terrible repulse, ordered Gen. D. H. Hill to send one of his brigades to Pender's assistance, and Riplev's was sent. Memorial Address. It should be stated that General Hill, seeing the waste of blood in the front attack, whe