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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.18 (search)
shed some fifteen years ago, viz: A daring attempt in the first place had been made to flank Malvern Hill, but this movement had been met by a superior flanking party of the enemy. The brigade now pressed forward across the open field fronting Malvern Hill, with the ardor of young soldiers panting for their first laurels, and ignorant of the madness which had doomed so many of their numbers to cruel wounds or certain death. As they advance the troops on the flank give way, though all of Semmes' brigade continued on gallantly, in spite of the waning light. When within 500 yards of the Federals, the brigade reformed, and the desperate cry rang out: Fix bayonets—charge!—commands almost equivalent to a death sentence. But with the natural ardor of the troops from the Pelican State, the men labored up the crest of the plateau, immediately in front of thirty-three pieces of artillery. Up the hill they go at a double-quick. Colonel Waggaman jumping imprudently far in advance of the r
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.38 (search)
Hon. Thomas J. Semmes. [from the New Orleans, La., Picayune, January 23, 1898.] An evening with the venerable statesman and jurist. A charming Retrospect of a useful and eventful life. s this a few evenings ago in the historic home of the distinguished advocate and jurist, Judge Thomas J. Semmes. For over half a century a conspicuous figure in the United States, for over forty yeat in war, still lives as the cardinal principle upon which this American republic is founded, Mr. Semmes stands to-day one of the most important connecting links between the old South and the new, oneen the scene of some of the most notable gatherings in the South. There were only five of us-Mr. Semmes, his amiable and accomplished wife, she who has stood by his side these many years, in clouds mmes had married a Miss Neville, and beneath the marriage date was painted in black, 1640. Mr. T. J. Semmes' mother was a woman of remarkable intelligence. She was a member of a prominent and wealth
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
by Hon. R. T. Bennett, 302. Reams' Station, Battle of, 261, 341. Richmond, Va., Burning of, April, 3, 1865, 135, 267; Retreat from, 135, 139,.285, 332. Rion, Maj., Jas. H., 223. Rockbridge 2d Battery, Its Roster and Career, 281. Rockbridge 2d Dragoons, Roster & Record, 177. Rogers, Colonel George T., 84. Sailor's Creek, Battle of, 17, 39, 139; C. S. A. prisoners at, 143. Sansom, Miss, Emma, 45. Saunders, General J. C. C., 84. Schimmelfinnig, General, Alex., 8. Semmes, Hon. T. J., Reminiscences of, 317. Semple, Major H. C., 321. Seven Days Battles, 161. Seven Pines, Battle of, 157, 158, 208, 215. Sharpsburg, Battle of, 95, 106, 164. Shenandoah, Career and Officers of, 116. Shepherdstown, Battle of, 254. Signal Corps, C. S. A., The, 130. Slaves, Proclamation freeing them, 378. Slidell, Hon., John, 191. Smith, General G. W., 158, 222. Smith, General W. F., 5, 13. Soldiers of 200 years, The greatest, 92 Southanna Bridge, Battle of, 3