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possible, to strengthen his position, and to await the repair of the gunboats; but the enemy frustrated all his purposes. Soon after daybreak, on the morning of the fifteenth, the extreme right of the Union line, near the river, below the Fort, was attacked by a heavy body of the enemy's forces. The Eighth and Forty-first Illinois regiments, first received the shock; and they maintained their position with great coolness, until reenforcements joined the assailants, when McAllister's and Schwartz's batteries were also attacked and captured. The Eighteenth, Twenty-ninth, Thirtieth, and Thirty-first Illinois were quickly moved to the support of their associates; and after a desperate struggle, in which both sides displayed great daring, all but three of the pieces of the captured batteries were recovered by the Union troops. At length, overpowered by numbers and without ammunition, the Illinoians were compelled to fall back; and the enemy, with cheers, pressed forward and outflanked
Heroism of Miss Schwartz. General Brown's order. headquarters, district of Central Mo., Jefferson city, August 9, 1863. General orders No. 42. On the night of the sixth inst. a party of bushwhackers, some three in number, visited the house of a Mr. Schwartz, about twelve miles from Jefferson City, in Cole County, and on demanding admittance they were refused by Miss Schwartz, a young lMiss Schwartz, a young lady of fifteen. They replied they would come in, at the same time trying to break down the door. While this was going on, the other inmates of the house, namely, Mr. Schwartz, John Wise, Captain GoMr. Schwartz, John Wise, Captain Golden, Government horse-dealer, and a young his employ, all left, taking with them (as they supposed) all the arms and ammunition. In their hasty retreat they left behind a revolver, which MissMiss Schwartz appropriated to her own use. She went to the door, and on opening it presented the pistol to the leader of the gang, telling them to Come on, if they wanted to, and that some of them should
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 8: the siege and capture of Fort Donelson. (search)
eventh Indiana Zouave Regiment, See page 516, volume I. who was promoted to be a brigadier-general on the day of the capture of Fort Henry. His commission was dated September 3d, 1861. With McClernand's division were the field batteries of Schwartz, Taylor, Dresser, and McAllister; and with Smith's were the heavy batteries of Richardson, Stone, and Walker, the whole under the command of Major Cavender, chief of artillery. On the 11th, General Grant called a council of war, which was com on the right. They, too, displayed great courage in the face of a galling fire. The Confederates were concentrated in defense of the position with two supporting field batteries, and soon began to show strength in front of Oglesby's brigade. Schwartz's battery was first advanced to meet this new danger, and then Taylor was directed to throw forward two sections of his battery to that position. The fight for a little while was severe and stubborn, when the Nationals were repulsed. Similar m
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 10: General Mitchel's invasion of Alabama.--the battles of Shiloh. (search)
enth, Twentieth, Forty-fifth, and Forty-eighth Illinois. The third brigade was led by Colonel Raith, and was composed of the Seventeenth, Twenty-ninth, Forty-third, and Forty-ninth Illinois. Attached to this division were the fine batteries of Schwartz, Dresser, McAllister, and Waterhouse. and at first supposed the firing to be only picket skirmishing, had thrown forward his left to the support of the smitten Hildebrand, and these troops for a while bore the shock of battle. This was at aboutments pressing up toward the same point, with great determination and overwhelming numbers, compelled McClernand to fall back. His batteries were broken up, Dresser had lost several of his rifled cannon, three caissons, and eighteen horses. Schwartz had lost half of his guns and sixteen horses; and McAllister had lost half of his 24-pound howitzers. many of his officers were wounded, and a large number of his men lay dead or mutilated on the field. The division fell slowly back, fighting g
through the war. Spencer's   4 4   10 10 14 Sheridan's Fourth.   2d Illinois Light Artillery                   May, ‘61 A-- Reenlisted and served through the war. Davidson's   5 5 1 16 17 22 Hovey's Thirteenth. Aug., ‘61 B-- Reenlisted and served through the war. Madison's   3 3   27 27 30   Sixteenth. Aug., ‘61 C-- Reenlisted and served through the war. Flood's 1 3 4   18 18 22     Dec., ‘61 D--Dresser's   6 6   13 13 19 W. S. Smith's Sixteenth. Aug., ‘61 E--Schwartz's 1 6 7   10 10 17 Lauman's Sixteenth. Dec., ‘61 F-- Reenlisted and served through the war. Powell's   5 5   24 24 29 Gresham's Seventeenth. Oct., ‘61 G-- Reenlisted and served through the war. Sparrestrom's   2 2   25 25 27 Logan's Seventeenth. Dec., ‘61 H-- Reenlisted and served through the war. Stenbeck's   2 2   23 23 25     Dec., ‘61 I-- Reenlisted and served through the war. Barnett's 1 4 5   10 10 15 Davis's Fourt
nt Adjutant-General of my brigade; also by Capt. Schwartz, Acting Chief of Artillery, Capt. Dresser,enant B. H. White, under the direction of Captain Schwartz, to cover the space thus made between theclosure. Under the skilful direction of Capt. Schwartz, Capt. Taylor now brought up his battery ws, and a capture of artillery was made by Captain Schwartz, a portion of the Seventh gallantly assis Taylor's battery, under the direction of Captain Schwartz, down near the river, and opened a fire u fired at me from the corner of a field. Captain Schwartz was at my right when these shots were firur forces which had arrived were embarked, Capt. Schwartz, Captain Hatch, Assistant Quartermaster, anth and Dollins' cavalry. Accompanied by Capts. Schwartz and Hatch, I rode down the river bank and embarked all my command, I returned with Capts. Schwartz and Hatch to my transports and reembarkedt of citizen soldiers. Major Brayman, Captains Schwartz and Dresser, and Lieutenants Eddy and Ba[1 more...]
our four and a half-inch guns and one battery of six twenty-pounder Parrott guns from the reserve artillery, with three hundred cavalry, under the command of Captain Schwartz, of the Fourth New-York cavalry, and a pontoon train, under the command of Captain Mendell of the Engineers corps. The head of this column reached the steepceived by General Warren to move forward. Upon the advance guard of the Second corps making its appearance, the rebel cavalry pickets fled in hot haste, and Captain Schwartz, with his cavalry, at once forded the river, and marched some three miles, followed by General Caldwell's First division, Second corps, two brigades of whichting his movements without the knowledge of the enemy, and deployed the Irish brigade to the right and Colonel Miles's brigade to the left of the plankroad. Captain Schwartz, with his three hundred cavalry, was also formed on the same road, with a battery in his rear for support; the balance of the division was ordered to march c
of the Fort. Landing on the left bank of the river, at Notrib's farm, at five o'clock P. M., on the ninth, the work of disembarking was busily continued until noon the next day, when it was completed. In the mean time, accompanied by Lieut.-Col. Schwartz, of my staff, by eight o'clock A. M., on the tenth instant, I had reconnoitred the river-road, and a portion of the levee, extending at right angles from it, within a mile and a half of the Fort, and discovered that the enemy was abandonintrategic talent; while Generals Steele, Smith, Osterhaus, and Stuart, and the several brigade commanders, displayed the fitting qualities of brave and successful officers. The members of my staff present--Col. Stewart, Chief of Cavalry; Lieut.-Col. Schwartz, Inspector General; Lieut.-Colonel Dunlap, A. Q.M.; Major McMillen, Medical Director; Major Ramsey; Captain Freeman, and Lieutenants Jones, Caldwell and Jayne, Aids-de-camp — all rendered valuable assistance. Lieut. Caldwell, who ascended
carriages are those usually used with siege guns, the heavy scooped-out block on the trail being for the purpose of holding the base of the gun when it was being transported. These 24-pounders were for short range. In the lower photograph Captain Schwartz, the sharpshooter, is holding a revolver which looks exceedingly clumsy compared to the neat twentieth-century weapons Part of Company L of the Second New York heavy Artillery. Captain Schwartz, the sharpshooter. Colonel James W. Captain Schwartz, the sharpshooter. Colonel James W. Ripley was appointed to be chief of ordnance in April, 1861. He was an officer of long experience, and under his able direction the department, for the first two and one-half years of the war, sustained the great burden of arming and equipping the immense armies that were suddenly raised for tile prosecution of the conflict. During previous years of peace, nearly seven hundred thousand muskets had been ordinarily on hand in the various Government arsenals, but even this number had been allow
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, Illinois Volunteers. (search)
duty there till November, 1864. Action at Pond Springs, near Courtland, May 27, and at Decatur June 1. Siege of Decatur October 26-29. Ordered to Louisville, Ky., November 1. Mustered out November 21, 1864. Veterans and Recruits transferred to Battery K, 2nd Light Artillery. Battery lost during service 6 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 13 Enlisted men by disease. Total 19. Battery E, 2nd Illinois Regiment Light Artillery Organized at St. Louis, Mo., as Schwartz's Missouri Battery and mustered in August 20, 1861. Duty in North Missouri (1 Section) September 6 to December 29, 1861. Battery ordered to Cairo, Ill., September 14. Attached to District of Cairo and 1st Brigade, 1st Division, District of Cairo, to February, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, District of West Tennessee, to April, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 1st Division, District of Jackson, Tenn., to November, 1862. 3rd Division,
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