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ound which it had received as to make it difficult to be very confident about the identity. There was the same manly form, certainly; but that was all that I could see alike. However, the question was determined early in the day by the information which we received from the Confederate army, that your father was killed on the 6th, and that his body was removed from the field at the time of his death. It was ascertained, as the writer has been informed, that the body was that of Colonel Thomas Preston, of Memphis, a connection by marriage of General Johnston. The writer does not know the origin of the mistake. It is needless to say that all the respect due to his supposed rank and personality was paid by those who had the body in charge. It is curious to note the contrast in the conduct of these honorable warriors, still hot from the fray, with that of Sheridan, Heintzelman, and Griffin, which will be related in the next chapter. But little remains to be said of what occurr
tchcock. Alfred F. Holt. Patrick Howard. Charles M. Hewlett. William Kavanaugh. Frank E. Kelly. Paul Kennedy. John W. King. George W. Lamson. Samuel H. Libbey. Samuel C. Lucy. Thomas H. Lucy. Thomas Martin. Richard T. Marvin. Alfred J. Mason. Joseph Mayer. Timothy McCarty. Thomas McDonald. Eugene H. McQuillen. Michael McQuillen. Daniel R. Melcher. Horatio C. Moore. George T. Nichols. Thomas A. B. Norris, Jr. James W. Penniman. Calvin D. Peirce. Thomas Preston. William W. Richards. William R. Russell. William Shannon. James Sheedy. Charles S. Slate. Samuel F. Slocomb. Henry A. Smith. John Smith. Charles E. Stevens. Warren F. Stone. Michael Sullivan. Timothy Sullivan. William Tibbetts. Charles H. Titus. Edwin H. Trulan. John Vose. George W. Waters. George W. Wheelock. Henry White. John A. White. Andrew Wilson. Ninety-seven in all; but Calvin D. Peirce and Edwin H. Trulan were not mustered in until the
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reunion of Company D. First regiment Virginia Cavalry, C. S. A. (search)
ptain. G. V. Litchfield, Lieutenant. H. C. Butt, Alexander Buskell, John Bryant, T. M. Clapp, W. L. Colley, John G. R. Davis, William L. Dunn, F. S. Findlay, M. H. Latham, David Lowry, Charles Morrell, James H. Page, Thomas Preston, F. S. Robertson, John B. Richards, John L. Smith, W. L. Snodgrass, Thomas K. Trigg, Wm. Buchanan, S. D. Black, James H. Clark, Thomas W. Colley, L. T. Cosby, David Debusk, M. V. Edmondson, Benjamin Gildersleeve, B. D. Lig Ornduff, dead. M. C. Orr. R. M. Page, wounded. James H. Page. John W. Page, dead. Robert Page, dead. M. M. Pendleton. H. G. Pendleton, killed. Joseph Pendleton, killed. William Painter, dead. R. B. Preston, wounded. Thomas Preston. William H. Price. J. H. Roberts, dead. Edward Roe. S. E. Roe. J. K. Rambo. A. F. Rambo. J. L. Ritchie. John W. Riddle, dead. A. D. Rosenbalm. W. M. Roe. Newton Roe, killed. J. C. Rush. John Russell, killed. David Ry
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.18 (search)
ons were commanded by such distinguished officers as Thomas, McCook, Crittenden, Sheridan, Negley, Granger and Steedman. The Confederates were commanded by General Bragg, with Cleburne, Cheatham, Stewart, Walker, Bushrod Johnson, Hindman, Law, Preston, Breckinridge and Forrest as division commanders. It was to be a battle of the Titans. Rosecrans hung his fine army as a massive iron gate across the valley leading into Chattanooga. Thomas, whose pathway had always been lighted with the stans on his breastworks only to retire with great loss. The iron gate was ajar on the right, on the center, but its left was as solid as the grand mountains overhanging it. The second day the battle opened furiously. The divisions of Walker, Preston, Cheatham and Cleburne foamed themselves away on Thomas, but he stood like a rock. Longstreet, commanding Bragg's left wing, massing his divisions, making his right division the pivot, wheeled his entire wing to the right against McCook and Cri
soon proudly floating in the evening breeze. At night, the streets were illuminated with tar harrels, Roman candies and rockets. A stand was placed in front of the AthenÅ’um, where a crowd soon collected, when they were addressed by Col. Thomas Preston, of Virginia. This gentleman possesses the well known felicity of expression peculiar to his family, so well characterized as "Prestonian, " and in his speech last night proved himself a worthy representative of the name. We would do him an injustice to attempt a synopsis of his admirable address, and can only say that it was received with deserved applause. After Mr. Preston closed, a call was made for the Butler Guards, who had escorted the speaker to the stand, and who were deservedly complimented by him, to which Capt. Hoke responded in appropriate terms. Though laboring under severe indisposition, the Captain promptly answered the call, and pledged his company to a man in defence of the right. --The shout that went
The Daily Dispatch: may 29, 1861., [Electronic resource], How the Southerners Treat prisoners of war. (search)
Personal. --There arrived yesterday at the Exchange Hotel and Ballard House among others, R. W. Irwin, Washington, D. C.; E. C. Clements, W. D. Longstreet, Harper's Ferry; J. H. Pendleton. Wheeling; Jas. Barron Hope, Hampton; J. Wilkinson, Va. Navy; Jno. Evans, Brazoria, Texas; J. R. Bryan, Gloucester. At the Spotswood, Col. Thos. Preston, S. C.; C. O. Sanford, Petersburg; Hon. T. S. Flournoy, Halifax; Col. Asa D. Dickinson, Prince Edward; Col. Joel Hays, Gloucester; and others.
aucy on the "Confederate States." We have plenty of good fresh beef, and good Virginia bacon, rice, beans, capital bread, coffee, sugar, salt, vinegar, and such etceteras as will make up a good fare. If our boys can't whip Abraham's lank Yankees, it would be a wonder. There are not enough men in and around Washington to take Harper's Ferry. Well-fed, well-clothed, and lively as our men are, we can present at this post the best soldiery in the world. Hon. Jere, Morton, of Virginia, and Col. Preston, of South Carolina, have arrived here, and now act as aids and advisers to the Commandant. The weather during the day is quite warm, but the nights are delightful. The irregularity of the mails is a source of great annoyance, and it is to be hoped that when our Confederacy assumes control of this Department, the grievance will be remedied. We mail letters, and sometimes several days elapse before a letter leaves for its destination. Not much news afloat here. Pen.
The Daily Dispatch: may 29, 1861., [Electronic resource], How the New York Regiment Behaved in the Mexican war. (search)
and able protector in the person of his master. I received on our way, from the hands of a lady, a bouquet, with the following words written on a slip of paper: "If God be for us, who can be against us?" That this should have fallen into the hands of the Chaplain, surely was a strange coincidence, and one which, I trust, betokens success to our cause. There are a large number of troops encamped here at present, embracing the two South Carolina regiments; another regiment, under Col. Preston, arrived this evening. The whole camp was thrown into great excitement this morning by the report that the advance guard of the Federal forces were at Fairfax Court House, about fifteen miles distant. The wild shouts of success to their arms which went up to the heavens, as regiment after regiment formed its solid columns into the line, surpassed any thing I ever heard in my whole life. The deportment of the Howitzers in this their first appearance on the anticipated battle-fiel
here were patches of white clouds, which seemed pendant from it like lichens from the old cypress of our Southern swamps. The escort consisted of several army officers, and of the Adam's Troops, of Natchez, Miss., Captain Martin. In the advance was the President, dressed in deep-gray citizen's clothes, and a beaver hat. Beside him, also in citizen's clothes, rode Brig. Gen. Smith. Immediately following were Generals Johnston and Beauregard, and after them came Col. John S. Preston, Col. Thomas Preston, Col. Davis, Col. Randal, Prince Polignac, Capt. Ferguson, of Gen. Beauregard's staff, Capt. Peyton, Lt. Lane, son of Jo. Lane, of Oregon, Lt. Twiggs, and "Your Own. " Following was the Adam's Troop, dressed in a neat grey uniform, and presenting a truly imposing appearance. The ride through the country, although an interesting one, showed few incidents that would bear recording. On every hand could be seen the regard and the respect the volunteers have for President Davis, and
Mr. Thos. Preston, son of Col. John Preston, of Washington county, Va., was killed in the battle of Shiloh.