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John Esten Cooke, Wearing of the Gray: Being Personal Portraits, Scenes, and Adventures of War., From the Rapidan to Frying-Pan in October, 1863. (search)
fall back without molestation, and his command was to be present at the Buckland races. This comic episode will be briefly described, and the event related just as it occurred, without embellishment or exaggeration. General Kilpatrick, commanding the Federal cavalry, had been very much outraged, it would appear, at the hasty manner in which Stuart had compelled him to evacuate Culpeper; and he now felt an ardent desire, before the campaign ended, to give the great cavalier a Roland for his Oliver. With about 3,000 cavalry he accordingly crossed Bull Run, following upon Stuart's track as the latter fell back; and soon he had reached the little village of Bucklands, not far from New Baltimore. Stuart had disappeared; but these disappearances of Stuart, like those of Jackson, were always dangerous. In fact, a ruse was about to be practised upon General Kilpatrick, who was known to want caution, and this ruse was of the simplest description. Stuart had arranged that he should reti
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), Gregg's cavalry at Gettysburg (search)
e, and to set forth our successes prominently. Especially is this true when we feel and know that everything has been done to insure success that a more than ordinary prudence, ability, and bravery could dictate. There can be but one opinion of the fighting qualities of General Stuart's command at Gettysburg. Those who opposed his attempt to reach the rear of the Union lines, have every reason to remember the valor and intrepidity of his troopers. But in Gregg, he had a Roland for his Oliver, and in a fair fight, in an open field, with no surprise on the one side or the other, he was, in plain language, simply defeated in all that he undertook to accomplish-and the more one seeks for the truth on this subject the more certainly must he come to this conclusion. I was not aware, until I had read Major McClellan's article, before alluded to, that there had been a claim to a victory over Gregg, at Gettysburg, made by Stuart. The results of the battle were so overwhelmingly on the
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The Black Horse cavalry. (search)
and that the cause for which they had all fought had been lost. The Black Horse Cavalry was then disbanded, on the margin of the same river on which it had been organized, and but two miles lower down the stream. The Black Horse Cavalry may now be found settled, for the most part, in their native seat, Lower Fauquier, as diligent in peace as they were courageous and faithful in war. But members of the command may be found scattered among the States, assiduous, in all the fields of enterprise, to catch the golden six miles of fortune. Of the Black Horse it may be said, as it was said of Cromwell's Ironsides, except that they tread the higher walks of life: That, in every department of honest industry, the discharged warriors prospered beyond other men; that none were charged with theft or robbery; that none were heard to ask an alms; and that if a baker, a mason, or a wagoner attracted notice by his diligence or sobriety, he was, in all probability, one of Oliver's old soldiers.
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Index. (search)
ade, 339. Holmes, General, 101, 133, 135, 160. Hood, General John B., 54, 203; at Gettysburg, 279, 280. Hooker, General, Joseph, notice of, 47, 48; mentioned, 188, 195, 205; succeeds Burnside, 234; mentioned, 240, 242, 243, 244; wounded at Chancellorsville, 254; Order No. 49, 257; mentioned, 262, 263, 264; relieved, 268; sent to the Southwest, 314. Hope, Beresford, A. B., 417. Hope, Lady, Mildred, 417. Hougoumont, Chateau of, 420, 421. Houston, General, Sam, 53. Howard, General Oliver O., mentioned, 229, 272, 284. Huger, General, Benjamin, 101. Humphreys, General, mentioned, 218, 230, 389. Hunt, General Henry J., 290. Hunter, General, David, mentioned, 341, 351, 405. Hunter, R. M. T., mentioned, 12. Imboden, General, at Gettysburg, 300. Invasion of Virginia, 99. Jackson, Andrew, mentioned, 17; toast to, 222. Jackson, General Thomas J., notice of, 47; mentioned, 133, 135, 137, 140, 141, 144, 153, 155, 157, 165, 177, 181, 186, 187, 190, 191, 201
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Appendix A. (search)
A. Gorman. Company 1, 1st U. S. Artillery, Captain James B. Ricketts (wounded and captured), Lieutenant Edmund Kirby. Second Brigade. Col. Orlando B. Willcox (wounded and captured), Col. J. H. Hobart Ward. 11th New York, Lieut.-Colonel Noah L. Farnham. 88th New York, Colonel J. H. Hobart Ward, Lieut.-Colonel Addison Farnsworth. 1st Michigan, Major Alonzo F. Bidwell. 4th Michigan, Colonel Dwight A. Woodbury. Company D, 2d U. S. Artillery, Captain Richard Arnold. Third Brigade. Colonel Oliver 0. Howard. 3d Maine, Major Henry G. Staples. 4th Maine, Colonel Hiram G. Berry. 5th Maine, Colonel Mark H. Dunnell. 2d Vermont, Colonel Henry Whiting. Fourth (reserve) Division. Not engaged. Brigadier-General Theodore Runyon. 1st New Jersey, Three months militia. Colonel A. J. Johnson. 2d New Jersey, Three months militia. Colonel Henry M. Baker. 3d New Jersey, Three months militia. Colonel William Napton. 4th New Jersey, Three months militia. Colonel Matthew
The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley), chapter 130 (search)
facing the Sandtown road, our line running perpendicularly to the main line of the army and covering its left flank. The enemy followed us closely, and some skirmishing took place, without injury to either party, as far as can be ascertained. On the 28th of August the brigade started at 5.20 a. m. and moved rapidly to the right a distance of about four miles. It was considered necessary to throw out flankers during part of said march, as the enemy was in close proximity. On arriving at Mr. Oliver's plantation the command halted for breakfast. Here the brigade was detached from the division and ordered to proceed over a rough and narrow road through woods and uncultivated country in a south-southeast and southeast direction, to protect the supply train and Major-General Thomas' headquarters train. Reached the Montgomery railroad about 3 p. m. without having met with any resistance. Found ourselves on the extreme right of the Army of the Cumberland, and reported to Brigadier-Gene
re and ridden enough by the stablemen and the innumerable guests to make them gentle. Here was Highland Henry, a large red bay, that glowed golden in the sun; his lean head and popped eyes, as he craned his neck over the fence, always commanded the admiration of the lovers of horses and elicited a cake from the ladies of the house. He was both fast and strong, but, his eyes having failed, his former owners had withdrawn him from the turf, after he had won several races, and sold him. Black Oliver, a Canadian horse that had also won several races, went like the wind, and he stretched out so in running that he came alarmingly near the ground; he was the sire of the then-renowned Davis pacing stock. One of these was taken from our plantation when the Federals were in possession and given to General Grant, who said he was the best horse in his stable. There was the gray Medley, an iron-gray horse, coarser than the other two, strong-limbed and of wonderful muscle, but of most vicious te
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2, Chapter 65: the separation and imprisonment of our party. (search)
offered to buy me another to replace it. It was relinquished, as anything else would have been to dispense with his presence. We were anchored out a mile or two in the harbor, and little tugs full of mockers, male and female, came out. They steamed around the ship, offering, when one of us met their view, such insults as were transmissible at a short distance. Some United States officers visited the ship, of whom I have no clear memory, except of the Roland Mrs. Clay gave them for the Oliver they offered. Two or three of them looked into my sister's state-room, with whom Mrs. Clay was sitting. She said, Gentlemen, do not look in here, it is a ladies' state-room. One of them threw the door open and said, There are no ladies here; to which Mrs. Clay responded, There certainly are no gentlemen there. They retired swearing out their wrath. The next day General Miles and some other officers came on board, and summoned Mrs. Clay and me. He was quite young, about, I should thin
Charles Congdon, Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributing to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863. (ed. Horace Greeley), Roland for Oliver. (search)
Roland for Oliver. no one will pretend that, for the purpose of philosophical discussion, personal recrimination is of any value. You are another, proves nothing but bad temper, and a worse cause. From this point of view Gen. Butler's retorts upon his transatlantic censors seem to be simply amusing. They remind us, as we read, of Satan, with a savor of his normal brimstone exuding, from every pore, creeping, tail and all, into some empty pulpit, and exhorting the congregation to abandon its sins. When lechers preach continence, when misers advocate liberality, when bullies set up for Chesterfields, when prize-fighters put on Quaker coats, when liars tender their corporal oath, it is the way of the world, a very wicked and uncharitable world, no doubt, to snicker and to sneer. It cannot be helped. It is only a simple resort to our natural defence against presumption and hypocrisy. It is no palliation, indeed, of our own wrongdoing, but it is a fair assertion of our right to
bove described, is more broken, timbered, and hilly than the first described. The road is bad and not kept in repair. I crossed no swamps and but a few creeks. I would not, if I could do it otherwise, direct a transportation train by this road. In regard to operations for cavalry, I consider it a very poor terrain from Paris to Coynesville. From here to Camp Lowe I found several open places, but no prairies. About 6 miles from Coynesville we stopped at the farm of a blacksmith named Oliver, reported as a strong Southern man, who had furnished bowie-knives and forwarded them to the Southern Confederacy Army at his own expense, and that he had expressed himself that he never would be brought to take the oath of allegiance. I asked him if such was the case, but he answered in the negative, saying that he only made a few for his sons and their friends. Our guide, being present, told him that there was no use denying it, because he had done what I charged him to be guilty of. Fou
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