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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 2 (search)
Breckinridge, with a portion of Ransom's cavalry inclining to the right, moved to the fords a mile or two below the railroad bridge. At the same time the heights contiguous to the river were crowned by Long's artillery (consisting of the guns of Nelson, Braxton, King and McLaughlin), to cover the movement of the other troops. When the troops had gained their position, the crossing at the lower fords was promptly accomplished, and Breckinridge and Gordon, quickly forming their line of battle,e about the columns of Sheridan, displayed more heroic valor than when at the head of his victorious army in Maryland. Among some of those whom superior rank has not brought into special notice are Colonels Carter (Acting Chief of Artillery), Nelson, King, Braxton, and Cutshaw; Majors Kirkpatrick and McLaughlin, of the artillery, distinguished at Winchester; Captains Massey, killed, and Carpenter, wounded; Captain Garber wounded at Berryville; Colonel Pendleton, Adjutant-General of Early's c
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 3 (search)
above in large raised letters are the words: Confederate dead. On the east side: First Virginia Cavalry: J. Conway Chichester. Fourth Virginia: John H. Lee, Garrison Beach, William Beach, Templeton Selecman. Sixth Virginia, Company A: Edward Nevitt. Company T: James Robey, James Wrenn, Joseph Padgett, J. Berkeley Monroe. Company K. Lieut. Geo. A. Means, Edgar Haycock. Eleventh Virginia, Company I. Lieut. W. H. Kirby, Summerfield Ball, John Ball, Joseph Nelson, James Nelson, W. Moore, John Terrett, J. H. Saunders, John C. Sewall, Roger Williams, Michael Crow, Augustus C. Williams, Mosby's Cavalry: Lieut. Frank Fox, D. French Dulany, John Underwood, E. F. Davis, Fenton Beavers, Thomas Simpson, Addison Davis, John B. Davis, W. D. Gooding, John T. Arundell, Zachariah Mayhugh. On the south side: Seventeenth Virginia Infantry, Company A. D. McC. Lee. Company F: R. M. Lee, F. Simms. Company K: Robert T. Love. Seventh Virginia Infantry, Company E:
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 9 (search)
esides capturing vast quantities of much needed commissary arid ordnance stores and large numbers of prisoners. After the battle of Cold Harbor the Second corps, composed of Ramseur's, Rode's and Gordon's divisions, were placed under the command of Early, and directed to proceed to this valley, with instructions to capture or destroy the army of Hunter, a recreant Virginian, who was marching in the direction of Lynchburg, destroying the country as he moved along. Attached to this corps was Nelson's and Braxton's battalions of artillery, together with a division of cavalry. At this time Breckinridge, who, in a brilliant engagement, had recently defeated Sigel, was at Lynchburg awaiting our arrival. Our troops were transported by rail. Ramseur's and Gordon's divisions were sent forward as soon as they were ready. They arrived at Lynchburg about 4 o'clock P, M., on the 17th of June. Here they united with Breckinridge and the troops of Major-General Ransom, who was in command of the
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 14 (search)
of the city. The stragglers coming in by hundreds. 10 o'clock.—Just heard officially of General R. E. Lee's surrender of eight thousand men in arms at Appomattox. Lieutenant John Dunnigan and I sat on our guns looking at the remains of the army coming in; a sad sight to us. Evening.—We just finished spiking and burning thirty fine pieces of artillery. At sunset, the most of the officers disbanding their men, we marched our battery out to New London, twelve miles from the city, with Colonel Nelson's battalion of infantry. Artillery held a consultation that night in an old barn. (I think Colonel Chew came up with us in the barn — it raining some-and advised the men to go home; stating that he was going to Johnston's army, and would be glad to take any of us with him that wanted to go. But this is from memory, as I have no note of it.) At daylight Captain Carter assembled us, and several spoke. He then disbanded us on 10th of April, 1865. A sad parting! We had been shoulder to <
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Monument to the Confederate dead at Fredericksburg, Virginia, unveiled June 10, 1891. (search)
nfederate navy officer who served with distinction throughout the war. Graves Garnished with garlands. The graves of the dead were elaborately decorated, while the band, under the leadership of Professor Andrew Bowering, discoursed sweet music familiar to every Southern soldier. At the conclusion of the exercises a salute of thirteen guns was fired under the direction of Comrade G. T. Downing, who served in the Army of Northern Virginia in the Milledge artillery of Atlanta, Georgia, Nelson's battalion, Jackson's corps. As the echo of the last gun died away up the valley the sun sank to rest in a bed of gold and crimson clouds, and the heroes who responded to their country's call and followed Lee, Jackson and Stuart, conquering, yet unconquering, and gave their life in the defence of their country, were left alone in their bed of glory, covered with flowers of fidelity wet with the tears of love. The monument unveiled. The monument was erected by the Ladies' Memorial A