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better'n de fus', case he hab strawberries in him. True, the pie had strawberries in him, but not enough to pay one for chewing the whit-leather crust. March, 30 Read Judge Holt's review of the proceedings and findings in the case of Fitzjohn Porter. If the review presents the facts fairly, Porter should have been not only dismissed, but hung. An officer who, with thirteen thousand men, will remain idle when within sight of the dust and in hearing of the shouts of the enemy and the noPorter should have been not only dismissed, but hung. An officer who, with thirteen thousand men, will remain idle when within sight of the dust and in hearing of the shouts of the enemy and the noise of battle, knowing that his friends are contending against superior numbers, and having good reason to believe that they are likely to be overwhelmed, (deserves no mercy. It is dull. I have hardly enough to do to keep me awake. The members of the staff each have their separate duties to perform, which keep them more or less engaged. The quartermaster issues clothing to the troops; the commissary of subsistence issues food; the inspector looks into the condition of each regiment as to
long the route to do him honor. At Lancaster, Pennsylvania, they stood in the cold an hour and a half awaiting his appearance. Our division, he informs me, is understood to possess the chivalric and dashing qualities --which the people admire. With all due respect, I suggested that dash was a good thing, doubtless, but steady, obstinate, well-directed fighting was better, and, in the end, would always succeed. W. D. B., of the Commercial, Major McDowell, of Rousseau's staff, and Lieutenant Porter, called this afternoon. My report of the operations of my brigade at Stone river was referred to. Bickham thought it did not do justice to my command, and I have no doubt it is a sorry affair, compared with the elaborate reports of many others. The historian who accepts these reports as reliable, and permits himself to be guided by then through all the windings of a five-days' battle, with the expectation of finally allotting to each one of forty brigades the proper credit, will pro
parade. I had already found out that this was General Fitzjohn Porter's headquarters, and it was evident enough that som time my young companion was announcing my presence to General Porter, I directed my eye towards the river, and there stood distant in a straight line, plainly in view. From General Porter's tent I could now hear the sound of voices in excitedand that had been given him, and desired me to enter. General Porter, as he rose to receive me, I found to be a man of rathis amenity of manners and high soldierly bearing. General Fitzjohn Porter proved to be too much of the gentleman for the Norved me as landmark, I said to him-My young friend, General Fitzjohn Porter's headquarters in a straight line are not three mier, an important personage is every moment expected at General Porter's tent, and this personage is no other than President to my report and the particulars of my interview with General Porter; and upon my concluding, said, My dear Von (one of his
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 3 (search)
e over silk. She was accompanied by the Duchess d'auxy, a relative of Justice Lamar, of the Supreme Court. Miss Davis was greeted with ringing cheers thrice repeated. The guests. Covers were laid for one hundred and sixty guests, among whom were General Daniel E. Sickles, General E. P. Alexander, Colonel Charles T. O'Ferrall, Colonel Charles O'B. Cowardin, M. Glennan, Hon. Benton McMillan, Hon. Eugene S. Ives, Hosea B. Perkins, Hon. Ashbel P. Fitch, Colonel Charles Marshall, General FitzJohn Porter, General William C. Oates, Colonel John A. Cockrill, Major George W. McLean, Hon. John S. Wise, Hon. C. S. Baker, Colonel William Lamb, General P. M. B. Young, Bishop Potter, Rev. Dr. W. W. Page. The toasts. Colonel Dickinson made the opening address, and the following toasts were responded to: The Memory of Lee, Colonel Charles Marshall, of Baltimore; Let Us Have Peace, General Daniel E. Sickles; The Confederate Veteran, General William C. Oates, of Alabama; Our Country, th
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.13 (search)
few days before, Jackson having left his troops and ridden to Richmond with one courier for this interview. Discretion would seem to have dictated postponing the first attack until the next day to give time for General Jackson to get into the desired position, but valor got the better of discretion this time, and, though the attack was made by General A. P. Hill with characteristic impetuosity, it was but to be repulsed that afternoon with the loss of many brave men. That night General Fitzjohn Porter withdrew his forces to the previously selected, almost impregnable position at Gaines' Mill, which he would have done anyhow, for General Jackson's movement necessitated that. Here the Federal troops were found in their excellent array next morning. General Jackson's forces were compelled to halt awhile this day at a certain cross-roads to allow General D. H. Hill's troops to take the extreme left, so that the battle on the right had already opened and had been under way for some
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.30 (search)
tree? I was only 15 years old when I visited the camps of Beauregard's army at Manassas. It was my first sight of such a scene. I was with my brother-in-law, Catlett Fitzhugh, and rode horseback about the camps, witnessing the drilling of troops and seeing everything that was to be seen about a large army. General Winfield Scott was too old to command, hence General McDowell was in charge of the United States troops on the 21st with the following brigadiers under him: Generals Burnside, Porter, Wilcox, Franklin, Howard, Sherman, Keys, Schenck, Richardson, Blenkers, and Runyon, while General Beauregard had under him Generals Bonham, D. R. Jones, Longstreet, Hampton, Ewell, and Holmes. General Joseph E. Johnston, who was in charge of the Army of the Shenandoah, reinforced Beauregrrd on the 21st, after a forced march from the Valley of Virginia, his brigadiers being T. J. Jackson, Barnard E. Bee, and E. K. Smith. The twelve companies of cavalry were commanded by Colonel J. E. B. Stu
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Appendix. (search)
eorge W. Cochran, Robert L. Camp, Albert G. Crumpton, Joseph A. Conklen, Thomas A. Devine, Frank. Davis, Thomas N. Dady, David. Edwards, James M. Feyle, Frank H. Frances, Joseph M. Gooldy, John F. Henry, John L. Hollins, John G. Heybrook, L. G. Hunt, William R. Jones, William B. Kennedy, Michael. Latham, Robert F. Mitchell, John R. Mitchell, John J. McKinney, Samuel H. Marks, James L. McDivitt, C. P. Norvell, Otway B. Porter, Thomas D. Price, N. Leslie. Pugh, Charles E. Rucker, Edward P. Robertson, Thomas D. Rogers, James B. Rector, Thomas S. Sewell, George W. Stewart, Philip H. Slagle, David H. Stewart, Stephen P. Shepherd, Joseph H. Taylor, William H. Turner, John H. Tyree, William D. R. Taliaferro, Rhoderick. Torrence, William H. Wren, Peter R. Victor, Henry C. Warfield, Thomas. Williams, William H. Lynchburg Rifles, Company E, Eleventh Regiment V
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Roll and roster of Pelham's, (search)
y H. Merryman, Samuel. Minnigerode, Charles. Mintzner, Samuel. Killed at Winchester, Va., October, 1864. Moore, John. Morton, Clem. Morton, N. S. M. Muth, Alford. Killed at Little Baltimore, Va., October, 1863. Myers. Neal, Frank. Neal, Henry (or Harry). O'Brien, Edw. H. Owens, James. Owens, Thomas. Killed in the Valley of Virginia. Parker, Joseph. Killed at Aldie, Va., June 18, 1863. Phillips, John. Killed at Union, Va., November 2, 1862. Porter. Riley, Thomas. Died at Fredericksburg, Va. Robinson. Roe, David. Russell, Elijah T. Promoted to Sergeant-Major, Battalion Stuart Horse Artillery. Russell, Mit. Ryan, John, 1st. Lost a leg at Shady Grove, Va., May 8, 1864. Ryan, John, 2d. Sheeler. Sisson, Kit. Slack. Smith, Walter G. Wounded at Brandy Station, Va. Smith (Richmond, Va.) Smith (Washington, D. C.) Killed at Tom's Brook, Va., October 9, 1864. Smith (Dutch). Stanley, Pat. Swancoat
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book I:—Richmond. (search)
of seniority, upon Generals Franklin and Fitzjohn Porter, two officers for whom he entertained a p before Richmond. On the morning of the 27th, Porter, with Morell's division, Warren's brigade and officers, connected the positions occupied by Porter's left with Golding's clearing, which stretches' division formed the centre and the right of Porter's corps. The brigades were deployed in two lil and Longstreet were exhausted. Meanwhile, Porter, seeing that the enemy would not grant him a mnd which had been occupied during the night by Porter's troops. The regulars were the last to crossll. Before reaching this point it ran against Porter's corps, which, as we have said, was posted upe time they engaged in an artillery fight with Porter's batteries posted on the summit of the hill, e he was taken prisoner, was placed in rear of Porter. Although this small band had been terribly dmselves when they are crushed by the fire from Porter's powerful guns. Despite their stubbornness, [30 more...]
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—Maryland. (search)
They had already entered the Chickahominy when Porter reached Barnett's Ferry, and under their proteeded to join Pope. On the morning of the 22d, Porter's corps, which had been detained on the Chesap fight. In fact, not satisfied with recalling Porter, whom he ordered to proceed from Warrenton Jundawn, although their soldiers were exhausted. Porter was to undertake a night-march through a woodeo had the chief command on that side, launched Porter's corps against Jackson's right. This corps, r to the left the corps of Sumner, Siegel and Porter covered the Warrenton road. Last of all, Bankoccupied during the long winter of 1861-1862. Porter and Siegel took up their quarters at Hall's Hiof Sykes and Couch, detached from the corps of Porter and Keyes. This army numbered eighty-seven thing a portion of their defenders to the left. Porter with Morrell's force rejoined Sykes' division,ch had the effect of keeping back Franklin and Porter, whose co-operation at the close of the battle[51 more...]
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