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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 4. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Second paper by Colonel Walter H. Taylor, of General Lee's staff. (search)
eneral Pettus, when the enemy was observed already upon our rear, and our troops upon all sides breaking and striving to reach the line of retreat, which was nearly covered. I had ordered Lieutenant-Colonel R. H. Lindsay, commanding Sixteenth Louisiana Volunteers, to get ready to deploy his regiment as skirmishers along the trenches, while I withdrew the brigade and attempted to arrest the enemy; but at this time confusion prevailed over every thing. Arriving at the woods, in front of Colonel Overton's, I formed a line as again directed by Lieutenant-General Lee, and, moving back a half mile further, Major-General Clayton reformed his division, and we continued the retreat until we reached Hollowtree Gap, where we bivouacked. Early the next morning I was sent as a reserve near the Hotel, six hundred yards in rear of the Gap. While there, in accordance with an order from Division Headquarters, I sent Colonel S. E. Hunter with the greater part of the Fourth and Thirtieth Louisiana V
misfortune, I must here record an act of candor and nobility upon the part of General Cheatham, which proves him to be equally generous-hearted and brave. I was, necessarily, much pained by the disappointment suffered, and, a few days later, telegraphed to Richmond, to withdraw my previous recommendation for his promotion, and to request that another be assigned to the command of his Corps. Before the receipt of a reply, this officer called at my headquarters — then at the residence of Mr. Overton, six miles from Nashville — and, standing in my presence, spoke an honest avowal of his error, in the acknowledgment that he felt we had lost a brilliant opportunity at Spring Hill to deal the enemy a crushing blow, and that he was greatly to blame. I telegraphed and wrote to the War Department to withdraw my application for his removal, in the belief that, inspired with an ambition to retrieve his short-coming, he would prove in the future doubly zealous in the service of his country.
highest terms of my brigade commanders, two of whom sealed their devotion to their country with their lives. Major Ratchford, Major Pierson, chief of artillery, and Lieutenant J. A. Reid, of my staff, were conspicuous for their gallantry. Captain Overton, serving temporarily with me, was wounded at Sharpsburg, but remained under fire until I urged him to leave the field. Captain West and Lieutenant T. J. Moore, ordnance officers, discharged faithfully their duty, and rendered important servorgia battalion, at Ruffin's house, protected the whole of the attack. General Ransom's brigade guarded the City Point road, seven miles from Petersburg. Major A. Anderson, Lieutenant C. D. Myers, Captain J. A. Baker, Lieutenant Shingleur, Captain Overton, and Lieutenant Storrs, members of my staff, rendered valuable services. Of the command exposed to fire, all behaved well, except some privates belonging to the siege pieces. I enclose the report of General Pendleton. I have the honor t
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Beauregard's report of the battle of Drury's Bluff. (search)
interest. John Bull is aroused at the outrage committed by Captain Wilkes in seizing our Commissioners on board a British ship, and if they are not given up immediately England will break the Southern blockade, open trade with the Confederate States, and blockade the Northern ports. Behold how brightly breaks the morning! December 21st.—There are few cases of interest in the hospital. Patients come in slowly, and we are discharging them rapidly. On Monday the Southern Mothers and the Overton are to be merged into one hospital, the Confederate Government paying $12,000 per annum for the Overton building. December 23d.—To-day, the patients were moved from the rooms of the Southern Mothers to the Overton hospital, and are under the care of Dr. Currie. The wounded are in charge of Drs. Alex. Erskine and Ware. December 25th.—Merry Christmas is here again, and the little ones in blissful ignorance of the unhappy state of the country, hail the coming of Santa Claus with happy f<
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Diary of Rev. J. G. Law. (search)
interest. John Bull is aroused at the outrage committed by Captain Wilkes in seizing our Commissioners on board a British ship, and if they are not given up immediately England will break the Southern blockade, open trade with the Confederate States, and blockade the Northern ports. Behold how brightly breaks the morning! December 21st.—There are few cases of interest in the hospital. Patients come in slowly, and we are discharging them rapidly. On Monday the Southern Mothers and the Overton are to be merged into one hospital, the Confederate Government paying $12,000 per annum for the Overton building. December 23d.—To-day, the patients were moved from the rooms of the Southern Mothers to the Overton hospital, and are under the care of Dr. Currie. The wounded are in charge of Drs. Alex. Erskine and Ware. December 25th.—Merry Christmas is here again, and the little ones in blissful ignorance of the unhappy state of the country, hail the coming of Santa Claus with happy f<
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.24 (search)
Oliver, Hillary F., Assistant Surgeon. Passed Board at Chattanooga Aug. 22, ‘62, appointed by Secretary of War Dec. 4, ‘62, to rank from 22d Aug. ‘62, as Assistant Surgeon, 33d Alabama Regiment. April 30, ‘64, 33d Alabama Regiment. Oliver, M. H., Surgeon. Resignation accepted Nov. 25, ‘62. Owen, Urbane G., Surgeon, appointed by Secretary of War Dec. 11, ‘62. Dec. 31, ‘62, 4th Tennessee (Confederate). June 3, ‘63, passed Board at Shelbyville. Oct. 31, ‘63, 4th Confed. Tennessee. Overton, A. A., Assistant Surgeon, appointed by Col. of Regiment July 15, ‘62. Dec. 31, ‘62, 14th Texas Regiment. April 23, ‘63, resignation accepted. Orme, L. H., Surgeon, appointed Surgeon by Col. of Regiment without examination July 15, ‘62. Dec. 31, ‘62, 30th Arkansas Regiment, Jan. 31, ‘62, 25th Arkansas, May 9, ‘63, transferred Department Mississippi. Oct. 1, ‘63, ordered to report to officer commanding McNair's Brigade. Owens, John A., Assistant Surgeon. Pas
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 31. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.51 (search)
em into camp as part and parcel of their contingent a negro boy by the name of Overton, who cooked for them and looked after their wants and necessities. The quarteat a safe distance from the enemy. At the battle of Brandy Station, Tom and Overton, who had on the Banks retreat well supplied themselves with arms, joined in thone night the poor wretch made a rush for liberty and safely escaped. Tom and Overton, not only good soldiers, but excellent foragers, also scoured the country adjauently the subject of conversation on the march and around the camp fire, when Overton revealed the secret, that he had followed us to our snug quarters that night, obbed the spring-house. Even at that late day our anger was not appeased, and Overton was severely upbraided, not for violation of the Biblical law so much as for ner 1, 1899, and is buried near-by the spot that witnessed his boyhood sports. Overton returned home with the Timberlakes and met death by an accident, while Tom mar
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Warren Blues—Extra Billy's men: Roll of officers and men of a famous band of Veterans. (search)
S., wounded at Hatcher's Run. Kirby, Edward, captured. Maupin, Gabriel, captured. Mayo, William P., captured. Moore, Shepherd, captured. Maddox, James, captured. Michie, Lucien A., captured at Fort Steadman. Mayo, J. R., wounded at Hatcher's Run. Munday, Castello, captured. Owens, Crede, captured. Powell, William, captured at Fort Steadman. Shelton, Austin. Shackleford, John. Snead, N. S. Shifflett, George M., surrendered at Appomattox. Tillman, Overton, captured. Woodson, Benjamin, wounded at Hatcher's Run. Wood, Ira G., wounded at Hatcher's Run. Wood, John W., wounded at Hatcher's Run. Walton, Rice, wounded at Hatcher's Run. Ward, Samuel, wounded at Hatcher's Run. Lieutenant John G. Brown and Sergeant William A. Compton, of Front Royal, Va., and John L. Jarman, Lucien A. Michie, of Albemarle County, Va., and myself, have made out the foregoing roll as accuate as possible, as no roll of the last recruits is in our posses
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—the war in the South-West. (search)
plan which would have produced the most certain results in assuring his junction with Banks near Alexandria, and which consisted in descending the Washita. After having proposed to gain the banks of the upper Red River in Arkansas, going by way of Washington in order to descend the river, and to approach Shreveport from the other side, he wound up by joining in the opinion which Sherman, with his usual sagacity, had given him at the very start, and had decided to march by way of Camden and Overton. The possession of the first of these two lines assured him easy communications with Pine Bluff. In going by way of the second he could assist Banks before Shreveport without having to traverse the marshy flats intersected by the lakes and bayous into which Red River spreads out above this city. But, informed of the fortification of Camden, he resolved, instead of marching directly on this place, to reduce it by drawing away Price's forces on the other side; he wished, moreover, to avoid
Fire in Memphis. Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 14. --Overton block, on the corner of Main and Munroe streets, was burned to-day. Loss $175,000; insured $91,000.
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