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Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies., Chapter 4: Five Forks. (search)
here soldiers as good as Griffin's men had failed, he did not feel warranted in going in without proper orders. Very well I order you in! says Griffin, without adding that he did it as commander of the corps. The gallant colonel bows,--it is Richardson, of the 7th Wisconsin,--grasps his regimental colors in his own hand, significant of the need and his resolution in face of it, and rides forward in advance of his men. What can they do but follow such example? General Warren, with intensity of feeling that is now desperation, snatches his corps flag from the hands of its bearer, and dashes to Richardson's side. And so the two leaders ride, the corps commander and his last visible colonel,colors aloft, reckless of the growing distance between them and their followers, straight for the smoking line, straight for the flaming edge; not hesitating at the breastworks, over they go: one with swelling tumult of soul, where the passion of suffering craves outburst in action; the other with
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies., Chapter 9: the last review. (search)
ichigan largest of all,--three hundred and sixty-five, --eighty-one out of every hundred of that morning roll-call answering at evening, otherwhere. One passing form to-day holds every eye. Riding calmly at the head of the 7th Wisconsin is Hollon Richardson, who at Five Forks sprang to take on himself the death-blow struck at Warren as he leaped the flaming breastworks in the lurid sunset of his high career. Pass on, men, in garb and movement to some monotonous; pass on, men, modest and saborne the corps badge, the cloverleaf,--peaceful token, but a triple mace to foes,dear to thousands among the insignia of our army, as the shamrock to Ireland or rose and thistle of the British Empire. Here comes the First Division, that of Richardson and Caldwell and Barlow and Miles; but at its head to-day we see not Miles, for he is just before ordered to Fortress Monroe to guard Jeff Davis and his friends,--President Andy Johnson declaring he wanted there a man who would not let his pris
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opposing forces at Petersburg and Richmond: December 31st, 1864. (search)
4 co's), Maj. Edmund T. Tiers; 190th and 191st Pa., Lieut.-Col. Joseph B. Pattee; 210th Pa., Lieut.-Col. Edward L. Witman. Third division, Brig.-Gen. Samuel W. Crawford. Sharp-shooters: 1st N. Y. (batt'n), Capt. Clinton Perry. First Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Edward S. Bragg (on leave), Col. Henry A. Morrow: 24th Mich., Maj. William Hutchinson; 143d Pa., Maj. Chester K. Hughes; 149th Pa., Maj. James Glenn; 150th Pa., Maj. George W. Jones; 6th Wis., Col. John A. Kellogg; 7th Wis., Lieut.-Col. Hollon Richardson. Second Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Henry Baxter: 16th Me., Col. Charles W. Tilden; 39th Mass., Lieut.-Col. Henry M. Tremlett; 97th N. Y., Col. Charles Wheelock; 11th Pa., Col. Richard Coulter; 88th Pa., Lieut.-Col. Benjamin F. Haines; 107th Pa., Col. Thomas F. McCoy. Third Brigade, Col. J. William Hofmann: 76th N. Y. (2 co's), Lieut. George W. Steele; 94th N. Y., Capt. Henry H. Fish; 95th N. Y., Lieut.-Col. James Creney; 147th N. Y., Capt. James Coey; 56th Pa., Maj. John T. Jack; 121st
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opposing forces in the Appomattox campaign. (search)
am Sergeant, Lieut.-Col. Edward L. Witman. Third division, Brig.-Gen. Samuel W. Crawford. First Brigade, Col. John A. Kellogg: 91st N. Y., Col. Jonathan Tarbell; 6th Wis., Lieut.-Col. Thomas Kerr, Capt. Edward A. Whaley; 7th Wis., Lieut.-Col. Hollon Richardson. Second Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Henry Baxter: 16th Me., Col. Charles W. Tilden; 39th Mass., Lieut.-Col. Henry M. Tremlett, Capt. Joseph J. Cooper; 97th N. Y., Lieut.-Col. Rouse S. Egelston; 11th Pa., Maj. John B. Overmyer; 107th Pa., Col.thur B. Williams; Va. Battery, Capt. Charles F. Johnston; Va. Battery, Capt. Addison W. Utterback; Va. Battery, Capt. Nathan Perrick. Thirteenth Virginia Battalion: Otey Battery, Capt. David N. Walker; Ringgold Battery, Capt. Crispin Dickenson. Richardson's Battalion, Lieut.-Col. Charles Richardson; La. Battery, Capt. R. Prosper Landry; Va. Battery (Moore's),----; Va. Battery (Grandy's),----. Pegram's Battalion, Col. William J. Pegram, Lieut.-Col. Joseph McGraw: S. C. Battery, Capt. Thomas E. Gr
st at the battle of the Wilderness, 8 killed, 40 wounded, and 15 missing; at Spotsylvania, 10 killed, 68 wounded, and 5 missing; at Hatcher's Run (Dabney's Mills), 13 killed, 81 wounded, and 7 missing; at Gravelly Run, 5 killed, 34 wounded, and 32 missing. Major Phillip W. Plummer was killed at the Wilderness. Seventh Wisconsin Infantry. Iron Brigade — Wadsworth's Division--First Corps. (1) Col. Joseph Van Dor. (3) Col. Mark Finnicum. (2) Col. William W. Robinson. (4) Col. Hollon Richardson. companies. killed and died of wounds. died of disease, accidents, in Prison, &c. Total Enrollment. Officers. Men. Total. Officers. Men. Total. Field and Staff 1   1       20 Company A 1 41 42   15 15 171   B 1 22 23   15 15 156   C 2 23 25   17 17 162   D   22 22   12 12 151   E 1 34 35   21 21 165   F   31 31   13 13 174   G 1 28 29   12 12 153   H 1 23 24   12 12 168   I 1 19 20   12 12 163   K 1 28 29   14 14 1