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and thence to Dinwiddie C. H.: the 5th corps being directed to turn the Rebel right, while the 2d assailed it in front. The two corps having taken position on the Rebel flank — Smythe's division and McAllister's brigade of Mott's having gallantly repulsed the enemy's attempt to turn the right of the former — Gregg's cavalry were drawn back from Dinwiddie C. H. to Warren's left, which, under Crawford, was now Feb. 6. thrown forward to Dabney's mill, whence he drove a Rebel force under Gen. Pegram, who was killed. By this time, the enemy had sent a strong force around our left, to strike it in flank and rear, after the Stonewall Jackson fashion. Gregg's cavalry was first assailed by this force, and pushed back to Hatcher's run; Ayres's division, which was hurrying up to the support of Crawford, was next stricken in flank while marching, and pushed back; when the blow fell on Crawford, who was likewise driven, with heavy loss. Following up their success quite too eagerly, the Con
ures 200 men and 8 guns from Vaughan at Wytheville, Va., 688. Gillmore, Gen. Quincy A., routs Pegram near Somerset, 427; his plan for bombarding Fort Pulaski adopted, 456; 457; fall of Fort Pulaskit Niagara and Richmond, 664-6. Peck, Gen. John J., repels Longstreet at Suffolk, Va., 367. Pegram, Gen., routed by Gillmore near Somerset, Ky., 427; wounded at the Wilderness, 568; killed at Dabby Lee's army, 212. soldiers' vote, 224; for President, 672. Somerset, Ky., Gillmore routs Pegram, 427. Soule, Hon. Pierre, 98; banished, 100. South Mountain, Md., battle of, 195-7. Spaarges at Spottsylvania, 572: at Cold Harbor, 580 to 582 ; destroys Weldon Railroad. 726; defeats Pegram at Dabney's mill, 726; fights on Rowanty creek. 730; in fight at Five Forks, 731-2; relieved by Lt.-Col., killed at Richmond, Ky., 215. Wolford, Gen. Frank T., opposes Morgan, 404; pursues Pegram to Somerset, 427; repels Scott's cavalry, 428; is routed at Philadelphia, Tenn., 431. Wood, G
In the tent of Col. Pegram, of the rebel service, who was captured, with his command, in Western Virginia by a portion of the forces then under Gen. McClellan, there were found a good many queer things; but among the queerest was a small, meanly printed handbill, which reads as follows:-- To arms! to arms!! Brave sons of the Commonwealth! the foot of the ruthless invader is upon her soil, and his conduct is characterized by barbarities and atrocities disgraceful to civilization; he can, he must, he shall be expelled! If a nation may be born in a day, an army should be raised in an hour. I am sent forward in advance of the brave, chivalrous, and indomitable Gen. Henry A. Wise, to urge you to fly to arms without a moment's delay. Gather every thing in the shape of arms that may be converted into them, and paste the name of the person from whom they are taken upon them, that they may be valued. Bring all the powder, every flint, percussion cap, &c.; all the lead, and
Retribution.--There was an instance of just retribution for treason at Rich Mountain. The Hon. John Hughes, of Beverley, a member of the Virginia Secession Convention at Richmond, heard by some means that our troops were endeavoring to turn the flank of the rebels. He mounted a horse and sped up the hill rapidly, to carry the information to Col. Pegram. When near the summit he was hailed by pickets. Supposing they were Federal pickets, he cried out, Hold, I am a Northern man. The next instant he fell into the road a corpse, riddled by thirty balls. He had lied, and his own friends, the rebels, whom he was striving to save, believing they were his enemy, put an end to his career.--Louisville Journal, Aug 1.
ect of the Nashville's visit to Europe appears to puzzle Lincoln and his friends to a considerable degree. Certainly there must be something intended of importance, something to damage them, or the undertaking to run the blockade and proceed across the Atlantic would not have been adventured. The taking out of Confederate naval officers, wherewith to supply commanders for first-class frigates to be purchased in Europe, does not seem a perfectly satisfactory explanation. Those who know Captain Pegram would not be surprised to hear of any brilliant achievement being performed by him, of which the Nashville is capable, before he reports himself again to the Navy Department in this city. If the good people of some New England seaport town should wake up one of these fine mornings, and find their homes in flames, they may console themselves with reading of the exploits of one John Paul Jones of the long, long ago. It is now Thursday evening. Last week at the same time I felt very wel
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 15: operations of the Army of the James around Richmond and Petersburg. (search)
the march towards Petersburg on the 15th, arriving within a mile of that portion of the works already captured by my division at about sunset, and about ten o'clock at night moved into these works, General Smith being then upon the ground; and by his orders my division was withdrawn to the rear some seventy-five or one hundred yards. Again I call attention to what has passed into history relative to the hour of Smith's attack and Hancock's arrival. Capt. Gordon McCabe, at the head of Pegram's Battery, of the Army of Northern Virginia, in an address delivered before the Association of the Army of Northern Virginia, Vol. II., Southern Historical Society Papers, Nov. 1, 1876, p. 257. says:-- Smith's attack was made at 7.30 P. M. and scarcely had the assault ended when Hancock came up. Gen. Francis A. Walker, chief of staff of General Hancock, says:-- History of the Second Army Corps, p. 531. The head of General Hancock's column was now, say 6.30 P. M., at the Bry
76. Paris, Tenn., reference to, 874. Parker, Commodore, succeeds Smith in command on James River, 750; the opening of Dutch Gap Canal, 751; runs from Confederate gunboats, 751; court-martialed, 752. Parson, Lieutenant, in Roanoke Expedition, 781. Parton, Jas., 985. Paterson, Rev. Robert B., president Waterville College, 69. Patterson, General, at Harper's Ferry, 293. Peabody, Chas. A., provisional judge at New Orleans, 535-536. Peck, General, reference to, 619, 635. Pegram's Battery, 701. Pendleton, of Ohio, views on finance, 932. People's Bank of Kentucky, H. J. Lyon's connection with, 764; a financial agent of Jeff Davis, 767. Perkins, Lieutenant, first with Captain Bailey to enter New Orleans, 370. Petersburg, plans for the capture of frustrated, 648-671; expedition against, 672, 679; second demonstration against, 687, 693; Wilkeson's story of attack, 706, 712; Meade's attempt to retake, 831; Grant believes Lee must abandon, 901. Phelps, Gene
at the proper moment. Grimes's battery was thrown into hopeless disorder by the killing of three of its horses and the wounding of several others in the act of taking its ground, and never did get into position; whereupon the Purcell battery, Capt. Pegram, was ordered to replace it. The howitzers, and Capt. Pegram's veterans, at once opened a furious cannonade on the Yankees, firing with great steadiness and effect, but so desolating was the rain of shot, shell and spherical-case showered upCapt. Pegram's veterans, at once opened a furious cannonade on the Yankees, firing with great steadiness and effect, but so desolating was the rain of shot, shell and spherical-case showered upon them by the enemy's guns, which had obtained the exact range, that they were greatly cut up in a short time, and had to be withdrawn. At the same moment, a column of not more than six hundred confederate troops, which had moved with wonderful precision and celerity across the plateau, to a point within one hundred and fifty yards of the Yankee batteries, were compelled to retire with heavy loss, and in some disorder. The Letcher artillery, of six pieces, under command of Capt. Davidson, was
For Liverpool direct. the A 2 very fast steamer Nashville, two thousand one hundred tons burthen, Pegram master, having been thoroughly repaired and put in complete running order, has commenced her regular trips between Beaufort, N. C., and Liverpool, Eng. For freight or passage apply to the Captain on board, or to Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy. Washington, D. C., April 1, 1862. --Boston Traveller, April 1.
fty-seventh, now commanded by Colonel A. C. Godwin, formerly first provost-marshal of Richmond, was ordered over the river to occupy the extreme left of the breastworks. This brigade crossed the river under a heavy fire of artillery, (for the Louisianians were already sustaining a furious fire from several batteries.) This fire from the artillery and sharp-shooters was kept up until after sunset. The other two brigades of General Early's division, commanded by Brigadier-Generals Gordon and Pegram, were held in position on this side the river. By sunset the enemy had extended his lines, in the form of a half-moon, so as to envelop our forces entirely, his right and left resting on the river above and below. At the same time he had formed three lines of attack, one behind the other, to assault the works held by General Hayes and the right of Hoke's brigade. The sun had gone down when this terrible onset was made. Although the odds were greatly against us, and we had only four piece
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