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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore) 36 0 Browse Search
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successful, the enemy's ammunition train could be reached. Every means had been used to start the enemy for a charge, but unsuccessfully. The First Vermont, Colonel Preston; First Virginia, Major Copeland; and the Eighteenth Pennsylvania cavalry, Colonel Brinton, were in position to charge. The First Vermont, First Virginia, andn away upon their approach. This town was held by the Fifth until the arrival of the main column, at a late hour in the day. When the First Vermont, Lieutenant-Colonel Preston, had reached the Monterey House Saturday night, it was detached to aid in the main object of the expedition, by intercepting a portion of the rebel train which it was believed might possibly be in the advance. At the Mountain House, at about twelve o'clock midnight, Colonel Preston took the left-hand road, and moving in a south-westerly direction down the mountain, passed through Smithsburgh and Lightersburgh to Hagerstown, arriving there soon after daylight, without meeting with
-colonel, two majors, two captains, and five lieutenants. Our forces have buried sixty-nine rebel dead, and are still employed, calculating there are about one hundred. Colonel Phillips is among the number of the rebel dead. All of which is respectfully submitted by your obedient servant, D. G. Farragut, Rear-Admiral. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy. New-Orleans, June 30. sir: The following is a list of the killed and wounded on board the United States steamer Princess Royal, during an action at Donaldsonville, Louisiana, on the morning of the twenty-eighth instant, namely: Killed — Isaac Foster, landsman, killed instantly by rifle-ball. Wounded — Charles Preston, seamen, left ankle and right leg, rifle-ball; Alexander Gordon, captain forecastle, wrist. Total--One killed, two wounded. T. K. Chandler, Surgeon Princess Royal. I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant, J. M. Foltz, Fleet Surgeon. Rear-Admiral D. G. Farragut, Commanding W. G. B. Squad
was shot in his foot, and his horse was badly wounded; but be refused to leave the field. Major Mehan, of the First, and Major Burns of the Fourth, both had horses shot from under them, the former also suffering a severe contusion by his fall. Captain Price, of the First, who was killed, was the author of the famous Homestead bill, and has a wide reputation in the country as the champion of homestead exemptions. He was a brave and gallant soldier, much beloved by his command. Lieutenant Preston, of the Fifth, who was also killed, was wounded at Chancellorsville. He had just returned to his command, his former wounds having but recently healed. General Prince, commanding the Second division, accompanied the Excelsior brigade in its charge, assuming the general direction of its movements. He would have pressed the noble brigade forward into Front Royal had he not been overtaken by a staff-officer, with orders to him to halt in his pursuit. He showed himself a most gallant
as held by Pegram's cavalry during the night, while Preston's division effected an unobstructed passage at Huntwith Hood's division, commanded by General Law, and Preston's and Breckinridge's division, formed on our left wd Johnson's, which formed on the left of Stewart's. Preston's division of Buckner's corps, consisting of Gracien was being sorely pressed, that Trigg's brigade of Preston's division, was detached, rendering timely aid, andpose. The position on which Buckner's left rested (Preston's division) had been selected as the point d'appui,ght on our extreme right, to strengthen that wing. Preston was ordered to a position further to the left. Hinrigades, came up and took position between Hood and Preston. General Longstreet came up at midnight and took c the same time uniting Buckner's corps, by bringing Preston's division within a short interval on Stewart's lefing all killed. During the night after the battle, Preston's division captured two regiments, being part of a
division of Major-General W. H. T. Walker. The left was composed of the divisions of Major-General Stewart, Brigadier-Generals Preston and Bushrod Johnson, of Major-General Buckner's corps; Major-General Hindman, of Lieutenant-General Polk's corpn on the right, with Hood's on the left. On Hood's left was Hindman's division of Lieutenant-General Polk's corps, with Preston's division of Buckner's corps on the extreme left. Orders were given to the Lieutenant-General commanding the right weral Kershaw, in the absence of Major-General McLaws, reenforced by Gracise's, Kelley's, and Trigg's brigades, of Major-General Preston's division, Major-General Hindman completing the general work of the line on the left, by driving the enemy on his front before him, along with those driven from the ridge by Preston and Kershaw. Rosecrans, perceiving what was taking place on his right, ordered up reenforcements from his left, to support his retiring, or, rather, frightened battalions, which,
, First Sergeant. Benjamin F. Falls, Sergeant. Samuel A. Bridges, Sergeant. Edwin R. Bartlett, Corporal. James H. Lord, Musician. Charles Bradley. Richard Burrill. Abram A. Dow. Albert H. Greenleaf. Darius Johonnet. Peter Stillman. Michael Scannell. Co. B.Francis Osborn, First Sergeant. George B. Borden, Sergeant. Patrick Berry, Corporal. George W. Cain, Corporal. William B. Blair, Wagoner. Charles A. Alley. William P. Edwards. Adolph Mahnitz. Timothy O'Connell. Charles Preston. Thomas Riley. James Strange. Stephen J. Younger. Co. C.Milton Ellsworth, First Sergeant. Benjamin F. Hall, Sergeant. Benjamin H. Jellison, Sergeant. George E. Breed, Corporal. James Morse, Corporal. Richard R. Foster, Corporal. Moses R. Littlefield, Wagoner. Richmond L. Pillsbury, Musician. Eben Colby. William E. Fletcher. James H. Heath. Coloneus Morse. Ernest A. Nichols. Edwin C. D. Saunders. John H. Steele. Charles W. Tibbetts. Co. D.Benjamin W. Russell, First Se