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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 10. (ed. Frank Moore) 6 4 Browse Search
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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., Ransom's division at Fredericksburg. (search)
rd assault I brought up the 25th North Carolina just in time to deliver a few deadly volleys, and then it took position shoulder to shoulder with Cobb's and Cooke's men in the road. During this third attack General Cobb was mortally hit, and almost at the same instant, and within two paces of him, General Cooke was severely wounded and borne from the field, Colonel E. D. Hall, 46th North Carolina, assuming command of Cooke's brigade. At this juncture I sent my adjutant-general, Captain Thomas Rowland, to the sunken road to learn the condition of affairs. His report was most gratifying, representing the troops in fine spirits and an abundance of ammunition. I had ordered Cobb's brigade supplied from my wagons. After this third attack I was bringing up the 35th and 49th North Carolina of my brigade,when General Kershaw, by a new road leading from the mill below, came up on horseback with his staff at the head of one regiment, which he took in just at Marye's house. He was fol
ries; but, from the commanders' reports, they did good service, both in the direction of Fredericksburg and more to the right of our lines. Lieutenant Branch, in charge of the two pieces above mentioned, handled them beautifully. Lieutenant and Adjutant Cooke, Twenty-fourth North Carolina volunteers, was severely wounded. I have before witnessed his conduct, and no one more highly merits promotion. The valuable assistance and daring gallantry of my Assistant Adjutant-General, Captain Thomas Rowland, and volunteer Aid, Dr. H. I. Davis, deserve my warmest commendation. They, three times each during the day, traversed the entire front of my line, descending and returning from the road, thus six times running the gantlet of a most fearful fire. I am much indebted to Lieutenant E. A. Thorn, ordnance officer for division, for his devotion and energy. Whatever might have been the duration of the battle, so long as ammunition could have been had, I felt sure that my troops would b
rigadier-General W. E. Jones. headquarters Jones' brigade, near Carter's Station, Tennessee, November 13, 1863. Major T. Rowland, A. A. G., District S. W. Va. and East Tennessee: Major: In accordance with enclosed instructions from headquarte Report of Colonel Giltner. headquarters Second cavalry brigade, near Kingsport, Tennessee, November 10, 1863. Major T. Rowland, A. A. G.: I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of the troops under my command durins that you forward your report of the same affair as soon as possible. Very respectfully, Your obedient servant, T. Rowland, A. A. G General Jones to Major Rowland. headquarters Jones' brigade, November 18, 1863. Major T. Rowland, A.Major T. Rowland, A. A. G., District S. W. Va. and E. Tenn.: Major: In reply to yours, enclosing a report of Colonel Giltner, relative to the attack on the enemy near Rogersville, the sixth instant, I can say, if by endorsement you wish me to confirm his statements,