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x regiments, commanded respectively by Cols. M. S. Stokes, C. C. Tew, Gaston Meares, George B. Anderson, D. K. McRae, and Charles F. Fisher, were in a short while transferred to the Confederacy and ordered to Virginia, three of them arriving there in time to be present at the first battle of Manassas. The Seventh, Col. R. P. Campbell, was, after some delay, sent to New Bern; and the Eighth, on its completion, went to garrison Roanoke island. The Ninth was a cavalry regiment formed by Col. Robert Ransom. There were many exasperating delays in getting this regiment equipped. Horses were scarce, and Major Gordon says that neither the State nor the Confederate States could furnish saddles or sabers. Saddles were at last found in New Orleans, and Spruill's legion, on the promise of being furnished later, generously gave up its sabers. While still ill-fitted for active service, this regiment joined General Johnston near Manassas. The Tenth regiment was composed of five batteries of li
to repel the enemy's attack, and stood modestly waiting to do its duty as gallantly as heretofore. From June 25th to June 28th, some of the regiments of Gen. Robert Ransom's North Carolina brigade, in conjunction with Gen. A. R. Wright's Georgia brigade and other troops, were involved in some sharp minor engagements with Gen. king most part in these affairs were the Twenty-fifth, Colonel Rutledge; the Forty-ninth, Colonel Ramseur; the Twenty-fourth, Colonel Clark; the Thirty-fifth, Colonel Ransom, and the Twenty-sixth, Col. Z. B. Vance. At the schoolhouse battle, the Twenty-fifth was under fire for several hours and repelled all efforts to break through its lines. General Ransom reports: The regiment behaved admirably, and I am proud to bear witness to its unwavering gallantry. The Forty-eighth was thrown out to support Colonel Doles' regiment of Georgians, and at French's house rose and charged and drove back a superior force very handsomely, losing, however, nearly 100 me
rew off his shattered brigades, Magruder ordered in his forces on Hill's right. The brigades of Armistead, Wright, Mahone, G. T. Anderson, Cobb, Kershaw, Semmes, Ransom, Barksdale and Lawton threw themselves heavily, not all at once, but in succession, against their courageous and impregnably posted foes. Cobb's command included the Fifteenth North Carolina under Colonel Dowd. Ransom's brigade was solely a North Carolina one—the Twenty-fourth, Colonel Clark; the Twenty-fifth, Colonel Hill; the Twenty-sixth, Colonel Vance; the Thirty-fifth, Colonel Ransom; the Forty-ninth, Colonel Ramseur. General Hill says of General Magruder's assault: I never saw Colonel Ransom; the Forty-ninth, Colonel Ramseur. General Hill says of General Magruder's assault: I never saw anything more grandly heroic than the advance after sunset of the nine brigades under Magruder's orders. Unfortunately, they did not move together and were beaten in detail. As each brigade emerged from the woods, from fifty to one hundred guns opened upon it, tearing great gaps in its ranks; but the heroes reeled on, and were s
rotect Richmond, to join him. These forces reported to the commander-in-chief near Chantilly on the 2d of September. Between the 4th and the 7th, the entire Confederate army crossed the Potomac at the fords near Leesburg, and encamped in the vicinity of Frederick City. Of this army, thirty regiments of infantry, one battalion of infantry, one cavalry regiment, and four batteries were from North Carolina. These were distributed as follows: The Fifteenth regiment was in McLaws' division; Ransom's brigade of four regiments was under Walker, as also were the Twenty-seventh, Forty-sixth and Forty-eighth; the Sixth was with Hood; the Twenty-first and the First battalion were in Ewell's division; Branch with five regiments, and Pender with four, were under A. P. Hill; Garland with five, Anderson with four, and Ripley with two regiments were in D. H. Hill's division. The cavalry was under Stuart, and the batteries were scattered. It had been supposed that as the Confederates advanced
oble life, and by the Twenty-fourth North Carolina regiment, Lieut.-Col. J. L. Harris. As the attacks grew warmer, Gen. Robert Ransom, who was specially charged with the keeping of this point, sent in three more North Carolina regiments and a part of a fifth. These fought shoulder to shoulder with Cobb's men. Ransom's brigade supported the twenty guns that so admirably helped to defend these hills. The first Federal attack was made by French's division, followed by Hancock's division. Genedo its duty, and melt like snow coming down on warm ground. Battles and Leaders, III, 113. Before the first assault, General Ransom had brought up Cooke's brigade to the crest of Marye's hill, and during the assault Cooke took the Twenty-seventh andl Howard was next ordered by the Federal commander to assail the hill, but was hurled back as his predecessors were. General Ransom now moved the rest of his division to the crest, and sent the Twenty-fifth North Carolina to the front line; General
etreating enemy near Banks' ford. Twenty of the enemy were wounded by this shelling and fell into our hands the next day, and many were killed. The total Federal killed and wounded in this series of battles reached 12,216; they also lost 5,711 prisoners. Rebellion Records, XXV, I, pp. 185, 191. The total Confederate loss in killed and wounded was as follows: killed, 1,581; wounded, 8,700; total, 10,281. North Carolina had fewer regiments than usual with General Lee at this time. Both Ransom's and Cooke's brigades were on other duty. There were present in General Lee's army in these battles, 124 regiments and 5 battalions of infantry. North Carolina had present 24 regiments and 1 battalion. Nearly exactly, then, one-fifth of the Confederate army was from North Carolina, and one-fifth of the battle casualties would have been, therefore, that State's fair share of loss. However, of the total Confederate casualties—killed, 1,581; wounded, 8,700—North Carolina lost in killed, 55
ighth had this most dreaded of weapons to confront, and I am sure no troops made a more distinguished record for heroism than they. In this battle, the Fifty-eighth lost nearly one-half of its effective strength. The Thirty-ninth lost 14 killed and 86 wounded; the Sixtieth, 8 killed and 36 wounded. In the East Tennessee campaign, the Sixty-second, Sixty-fourth and Sixty-ninth (Thomas' legion) were engaged in the mountain fights in the summer and fall of 1863. Part of the time, Gen. Robert Ransom operated in some of the same territory. Gen. A. E. Jackson with Walker's battalion, portions of the Sixty-ninth North Carolina, and other troops, including artillery, routed and captured a Federal force, commanded by Colonel Hayes of the One Hundredth Ohio regiment, at Limestone bridge. After a reconnoissance made by Maj. W. W. Stringfield, General Jackson ordered an assault upon the blockhouse and brick buildings occupied by the Federals. Lieut.-Col. M. A. Haynes says in his offici
ff on the south side of the Confederate capital. Of the four division commanders under Beauregard, three of them, Gens. Robert Ransom, Hoke and Whiting, were citizens of North Carolina. The following North Carolina troops were part of that organiznts—Eighth, Colonel Whitson; Thirty-first, Colonel Jordan; Fifty-first, Colonel McKethan; Sixty-first, Colonel Radcliffe; Ransom's brigade—Twenty-fourth, Colonel Clarke; Twenty-fifth, Colonel Rutledge; Thirty-fifth, Colonel Jones; Forty-ninth, Colon was hurried there, thus stopping his brilliant campaign in North Carolina. General Whiting's force was moved up, and General Ransom's division placed under General Beauregard's direction. Scattered troops were also hastily sent to Beauregard. Thatcharge of the column of six brigades, with orders to proceed at once toward Drewry's bluff and effect a junction with General Ransom's division. General Whiting arrived at Petersburg on the 13th, and General Beauregard, after explaining to him his p
ips of a campaign that had its full share of successes and reverses, were as follows: The Thirty-second, Fifty-third, Forty-third, Forty-fifth regiments and Second battalion, of Gen. Bryan Grimes' brigade; the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fourteenth and Twenty-third regiments and First battalion,of Gen. R. D. Johnston's brigade; the Sixth, Twenty-first, Fifty-fourth, and Fifty-seventh regiments, of Gen. A. C. Godwin's brigade (General Lewis', commanded, after his wounding, by Godwin). Gen. Robert Ransom was sent to command the cavalry in the valley. The Sixtieth North Carolina cavalry was in Wharton's command. Early's corps was engaged in skirmishes at Lynchburg and Martinsburg, demonstrated against Harper's Ferry, and on the 9th of June fought the battle of Monocacy. At Monocacy the Federals were commanded by Gen. Lew Wallace, since famous as the author of Ben Hur. General Rodes' division, including the brigades of Grimes and Cox, was posted on the right of Ramseur, who was in
works numbered only 5,400. These were gradually, by the arrival of Ransom's brigade and Hoke's division, and a few other troops, increased toore vigorously pushed, Petersburg must have fallen. On the 16th, Ransom's brigade arrived at Petersburg. Judge Roulhac in his Regimental Hrom the salient held by Elliott's South Carolina brigade, which had Ransom's North Carolina brigade on its left, Burnside constructed a line onson's portion of the fortifications. Wise was on Elliott's right, Ransom's brigade under Colonel McAfee (Ransom being wounded) on his left. Ransom being wounded) on his left. Hill's corps, and most of Longstreet's, had been sent north of the James to counteract Hancock and Sheridan, who were demonstrating against RThe Twenty-fourth and Forty-ninth North Carolina regiments, also of Ransom's brigade, closed in on Elliott's brigade, continuing his line. ThRadcliffe, and the Seventeenth South Carolina. Johnson's Report. Ransom's front had been more than once assailed during the day, but no suc
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