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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), History of Lane's North Carolina brigade. (search)
ficers and men, had ever been in battle before. After an uninterrupted fire of four hours--which has not been exceeded by any you have since heard (except for one hour at Gaines' mill), and after you had inflicted on the enemy a loss of not less than half of your own numbers in killed and wounded — you made good your retreat out of a peninsula in which he had confidently boasted that he would capture you as he would chickens in a coop. At Slash church, you encountered the division of General Porter and a part of the division of General Sedgwick, numbering at least 20,000, including 5,000 United States regulars. You, with the two other regiments temporarily acting with you, numbered about 4,000, repulsed the enemy's attack, and boldly advancing, attacked him with such vigor that after six hours combat, you withdrew in perfect order to prevent being surrounded in the night — the enemy not daring to follow you beyond the field of battle. Your commander might have justified himse
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The burning of Columbia, South Carolina-report of the Committee of citizens appointed to collect testimony. (search)
gs, and in so doing did not wish to destroy one particle of private property. This evening, he said, was too windy to do anything. An esteemed clergyman, Rev. J. Toomer Porter, testifies that the same afternoon, between six and seven o'clock, General Sherman said to him: You must know a great many ladies. Go around and tell themr night in the open air, without shelter from the bitter and piercing blast. About the hour mentioned (3 o'clock A. M.) another highly esteemed clergyman, Rev. J. Toomer Porter, personally known to General Sherman, was at the corner of a street conversing with one of his officers on horseback, when General Sherman, in citizen's atnd this order, he adds, was communicated to the entire division and strictly observed. A clergyman, highly esteemed at the North, as well as at the South (Rev. J. Toomer Porter),.thus testifies: General Hampton had told me at daylight, in answer to the question whether he was going to burn the cotton: No, the wind is high; it migh
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Relative strength at Second Manassas. (search)
ope's report): Reynolds' division, August 232,500 [General Gordon puts it at 4,500.]  Piatt's brigade of Sturgis' division, August 261,100 Heintzelman's and Porter's corps18,000   [General Gordon puts them at 19,000.]   21,600 Strength on the Rappahannock51,000   Total72,600 Or, taking General Gordon's figures, above7ver modest in estimating his own numbers. Thus Reynolds' division above, put by him at 2,500 in August, had over 6,000 after the battles around Richmond, and Generals Porter and Heintzelman had over 30,000 on July 20th, before they left the Peninsula, and though they dwindled to 18,000 in General Pope's estimate, Porter alone had Porter alone had 20,000 men on September 12th, two weeks later. General Pope states that on August 30th his effective force had dwindled to 50,000. This, if correct, would show great straggling and demoralization. General Pope attributes the diminution to the fatigues and activity of the campaign. General Gordon, in his book, adopts Pope's e