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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Southern Historical Society Papers. (search)
dards fell into the hands of the victors. The quantity of powder used in exploding the mine was not six tons, but 8,000 pounds. The charge, says Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Pleasants, of the Forty-eighth Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers, the originator of the mine, in his report of the explosion, consisted of three hundred and twees as long as required, two pieces had to be spliced together to make the required length of each of the lines. In the concluding paragraph of this report Colonel Pleasants says: I stood on top of our breastworks and witnessed the effect of the explosion on the enemy. It so completely paralyzed them that the breach was pron, the brigades became inextricably mixed in the desire to look into the hole. * * * * From the next paragraph of Major Powell's article it appears that Colonel Pleasants was in error as to the extent of the demoralization of the Confederates incident upon the explosion, as the South Carolinians in the trenches near the Crater
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esident of the Southern Historical Society, 352. Patterson, Hon., Josiah, Address of, 191. Patton, Col. John M., 327. Patton, Gov. John M., 327. Patton, Dr., Wm. Fairlie, 326. Pegram's Battery, Capt. R. G., 20. Pegram's Battalion of Artillery, 35. Pegram. Col. Wm., his ardor and courage, 72. Petersburg, Va., Battles Around, in 1864, 41. Picheret, Rev. Father H. A., Impressive Prayer by, 295. Pike, Gen., Albert, Death of, 94. Pitcher, Gen. James A., 48. Pleasants. Lt.-Col. Henry 23. Point Lookout Prison Life, Address by Col. C. T. Loehr, 113; Account of, by Rev. J. B. Traywick, 431. Poindexter, Charles, 422. Polk, Gen., Leonidas, His Life at West Point, 371; death of, 380. Powell, Maj. W. H., His article, The Tragedy of the Crater, 23. Porter, Gen., Fitz John, on the Battle of Malvern Hill, 64 Prison Pens North, Hon. A. M. Keiley on, 333. Quintard, Rt. Rev. Chas. Todd, 192. Ragland House, The, 5. Ramseur. Gen. Stephen D., His L