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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3. 19 1 Browse Search
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Eliza Frances Andrews, The war-time journal of a Georgia girl, 1864-1865, chapter 7 (search)
ody seemed loath to go, even then. I had trotted around so much all day and danced so much at night, that my feet ached when I went to bed, as if I were a rheumatic old woman. June 13, Tuesday Mary Wynn has gone home and invited us to her house next Monday. Jule Toombs has gone out with her, and several others are invited to meet us there. The more I know of Mary, the better I like her; she is so thoroughly good-hearted . . June 14, Wednesday We all spent the morning at Mrs. Paul Semmes's and had a charming time. The two Marys (Mary Semmes and Mary Day) both play divinely, and made music for us, while the captain made mirth. He showed me a beautiful collection of seaweeds, and some interesting cartes de visite, among them one of his father, the great Confederate admiral. He showed me a page in his photograph book, which he said he was saving for my picture, and I told him he should have it when I get to be a celebrated female. He gave me two of his father's letters
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., Kershaw's brigade at Gettysburg. (search)
d, with great steadiness and precision, followed by Semmes with equal promptness. General Longstreet accompanant-Colonel Bland. I then hurried in person to General Semmes, then 150 yards in my right rear, to bring him rtillery at the time of the advance, was cut off by Semmes's brigade. In the act of leading his regiment, thiline, with sword drawn, leading the advance. General Semmes promptly responded to my call, and put his brigong kept them at bay in its front. One regiment of Semmes's brigade came at a double-quick as far as the raviight as the enemy made progress around that flank. Semmes's advanced regiment had given way. One of his regims advance, the 15th South Carolina and a portion of Semmes's brigade followed them and joined Wofford in his a column. I rallied the remainder of my brigade and Semmes's at Rose's, with the assistance of Colonel Sorrel hill and wood occupied by this brigade and part of Semmes's was assailed or defended by the Federal brigades
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., Lee's right wing at Gettysburg. (search)
guard his left flank. As soon as the troops were in position, and we could find the points against which we should march and give the guiding points, the advance was ordered — at half-past 3 o'clock in the afternoon. The attack was made in splendid style by both divisions, and the Federal line was broken by the first impact. They retired, many of them, in the direction of Round Top behind bowlders and fences, which gave them shelter, and where they received reenforcements. Brigadier-General Paul Semmes, C. S. A., mortally wounded, July 2. from a photograph. This was an unequal battle. General Lee's orders had been that when my advance was made, the Second Corps (Ewell), on his left, should move and make a simultaneous attack; that the Third Corps (Hill) should watch closely and engage so as to prevent heavy massing in front of me. Ewell made no move at all until about 8 o'clock at night, after the heat of the battle was over, his line having been broken by a call for one
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.11 (search)
Confederate Generals. Most of them passed their closing years in poverty. [from the Richmond, Va., times, July 26, 1894.] Twenty-five Unpensioned heroes who suffered the Stings and Arrows of Outrageous fortune. It is a melancholy fact that almost every Confederate General who did not succumb to disease or fall in battle, died in poverty he brought on by his devotion to the cause espoused, says the Brooklyn Eagle. Raphael and Paul Semmes both died poor themselves, but a daughter of the former married a prosperous lawyer, General Zollicoffer. She left nothing to a family of five daughters, four of whom, however, married well. The fifth may have done likewise, although accurate trace of her has been lost. General Pillow left his family so poorly provided for that they were compelled to sell his library and his house, also, although friends rebought it by subscription. General T. C. Hindman died penniless, so did General Dick Taylor, and his two daughters made their home
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.17 (search)
ng for a naval war, it was as nothing to that of the Confederacy. The latter had at its disposal a small number of trained officers, imbued with the same ideas, and brought up in the same school as their opponents. Some of these, like Buchanan, Semmes, Brown, Maffit, and Brooke, were men of extraordinary professional qualities; but, except in its officers, the Confederate Government had nothing in the shape of a navy. It had not a single ship of war. It had no abundant fleet of merchant vessebruary 1, 1864. The heroism of Huger, Kennon, Warley, Read, and others at the capture of New Orleans, fully attest the morale of the naval service, and the promise of its efficiency in a larger field, with better means of offensive action. Semmes in the Sumter and Alabama, Maffit in the Florida, with a bare handful of men, stricken with yellow fever, running the blockade of Mobile in the broad daylight, there refitting and passing again through the Federal fleet. Pegram in the Nashville,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The honor roll of the University of Virginia, from the times-dispatch, December 3, 1905. (search)
. Ruffin, T., Lt., N. C., Johnson's Is., Erie, 1864. Ruffner, J., Lt., Va., 1863. Russell A. J., Ala., Pensacola, Fla. Salle, R. C., Virginia, 1864. Samuells, S. C., Virginia, 1864. Sangster, J. H., Va., Manassas, Va., 1862. Sapp, J. M., Ga., Gettysburg, Pa., 1863. Saunders, W. M., Capt., Va.. Gettysburg, Pa., 1863. Scott, T. J., Ala., Williamsburg, Va., 1862. Seabrook, C. P., S. C., Chancellorsville, Va., 1863. Selden, W. L., Va., Harrisonsburg, Va., 1862. Semmes, P., Brig. Gen., Ga., Gettysburg, Pa., 1863. Shands, E., Capt., Va., Shenandoah, Va., 1861. Shearer, J. C., Va., Chickahominy, Va., 1863. Shearer, R. B., Capt., Va., Monocacy, Md., 1864. Shelton, C. O., Asst. Surgeon., Mo., N. O., La., 1862. Shelton, C. T., Va., Vicksburg, Miss., 1862. Shephard, S., Lt., Va., Texas. Shepherd, H., La., Camp Chase. Shepherd, W. F., Va., Cheat Mt., Va. Shewmake, V. P., Ga., Richmond, Va., 1862. Ship, F. E., Va., Winchester, Va., 18
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Fifteenth Virginia Infantry. (search)
I suppose, running backward and forward through the smoke. In line. General Paul Semmes on a pile of rocks cheering the men. As we got into line and commenceecision, I heard the greatest cheering a little to my right, and recognized General Semmes (gallant old Paul Semmes, brother of Raphael, both born fighters) standing Paul Semmes, brother of Raphael, both born fighters) standing on a pile of rocks, swinging his hat and cheering to beat the band. I rushed up to him. General, are they retreating? says I. No, says he. I rushed back, naming mywas the matter. Just here I must digress only briefly to say a word for General Paul Semmes, our gallant old brigadier. General M. D. Corse became our brigadier when General George E. Pickett's division was formed. Paul Semmes was the brother of Raphael Semmes, the Confederacy's great sea fighter. All survivors of the Old Fifteenth well remember General Paul Semmes, our first brigadier. He fell at Gettysburg, and, like Marmion— With dying hand above his head, He shook the fragment
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Lee at Gettysburg. (search)
's hill and reach the Baltimore Turnpike, but was repulsed by General Gregg. Would General Meade advance in force? Lee's artillery was put in battery on Semirrary Ridge, and the depleted ranks of the divisions were promptly drawn into line. But both had suffered enormously, and neither was capable of attack. The Confederate loss in the three days was something more than 20,000, one-third of a total of 63,000 of all arms. Dead on the field were Armistead, Garnett, Pender, Barksdale and Semmes. Seriously wounded were Wade, Hampton, Hood, Kemper, Heth, Pettigrew, Trimble, Scales, Jenkins, and S. T. Anderson, while Archer was a prisoner. In an unusual percentage of young regimental and company officers, the flower of the Southland, were left upon the field. Of many of them and a multitude of men in the ranks, the pride and hope of the best of homes, no tidings came back. In unknown graves they sleep, many of them in Hollywood, willing sacrifices, offered to their country and the
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Twelfth Alabama Infantry, Confederate States Army. (search)
d be recorded: Sergeant W. M. Wilson. Was transferred to the navy in 1861, and died in Mobile, Ala., in 1882. Corporal E. Pettit. Was transferred and killed in Tennessee in 1863. John Perry. Transferred to navy in 1862, and was with Admiral Semmes on the Alabama in the sea fight with Kearsage. J. A. McCreary. Surrendered with the army at Appomattox, and joined the United States army after the war and was killed on Plains. I would add the following names as having been transferredghter of Brigadier-general Fauntleroy, perhaps the oldest officer on the rolls of the Confederate army, now over eighty years of age, and daughter of Captain Fauntleroy of the Confederate navy, now serving his country on the high seas, aiding Admiral Semmes, Captain Maffitt, Commodore Maury and other gallant seamen. My wound gives me constant pain. The torn flesh protrudes nearly two inches, and the severed nerves torture me much. September 27th, 28th and 29th. Three days of great suffering
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
orts by, 32 Powell, D. D., Rev. W. C. 290 Powers, Colonel Frank, 83 Preaching in Camp, 289 Private Soldier of C. S. A., The, 65, 111 Purcell, Mrs. John B., 26 Randolph, Lt. J. Tucker, 58; Norman V., 58 Re-enlistment in Army, 258, 269 Rodes, General R. E. and family, 281, 282 Rodgers Robert L., 306 Rogers, Rev. E. J., 289 Rosser, D. D., Rev. L., 235, 290 St. Johns' Church Richmond, Va., 194 Saunders, General J. C. C., 360 Scott, Dr. Wm. Wallace 292 Semmes, General Paul J., 105 Seven Days Battles, 223 Seven Pines, Battle of, 218 Sharpsburg or Antietam Battle of, a bloody contest, 110; 15th Va. at 97; losses as compared with those of other great battles 105 Smith, Captain James Power, 135, 258 Smyth, Colonel Thos. A., 327 Sorrel's Recollections, 25 Southern, Genius, Contributions of to National prosperity, 162; heroism and magnaminity, 162; sacrifices, 164 Spotsylvania C. H., Battle near, 260, 320; forces engaged at, 321