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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.15 (search)
ng the hills with dismounted men as infantry, and one piece of artillery to the hill, which to keep a shooting, and keeping the brigade building fires all night and his band playing music, to make the Yankees believe there was a corps instead of the few hundred men he had for duty, is too well told by John Esten Cook for me but to incidentally mention. For the third time was he wounded, and as usual in displaying conspicuous gallantry, for which he was promoted major-general of cavalry. Sherman's forces threatening the powder mills at Augusta, Beauregard, Bragg, the Governors of Georgia and South Carolina appealed for reinforcements from the Army of Northern Virginia. Major-General P. M. B. Young, with a division (?), consisting of 900 dismounted cavalrymen, under the immediate command of Captain F. E. Eve, was all that General Robert E. Lee could spareā€”and General Young was selected, hoping his men could be mounted and he assist General Wheeler in opposing General Kilpatrick, who
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Cumberland Grays, Company D, Twenty-first Virginia Infantry. (search)
oaching on the north bank of the river; that they were arranging to rebuild the bridge, and were crossing the river on a pontoon, en route for Danville, and to operate against Johnston's army. The superintendent ordered the trains withdrawn, and I was instructed to take all of the rolling stock of the 4-feet 8 1/2-inch gauge, go to Greensboro, report to General Johnston, and follow the fortunes of that army. Peace negotiations. Peace negotiations were in progress between Johnston and Sherman. I was advised the evening previous that the surrender would be officially announced in the morning. Calling all of our men together, the information was given them, and I was unanimously asked to take them all back to Danville at once. Engines were gotten ready, and sitting on the pilot of the leading one, soon after night, I had my first sight of the camp-fires of the Fifth Army Corps, encamped around Danville. Soon we stopped at the picket lines, and an officer was interviewed. He w
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.29 (search)
oaching on the north bank of the river; that they were arranging to rebuild the bridge, and were crossing the river on a pontoon, en route for Danville, and to operate against Johnston's army. The superintendent ordered the trains withdrawn, and I was instructed to take all of the rolling stock of the 4-feet 8 1/2-inch gauge, go to Greensboro, report to General Johnston, and follow the fortunes of that army. Peace negotiations. Peace negotiations were in progress between Johnston and Sherman. I was advised the evening previous that the surrender would be officially announced in the morning. Calling all of our men together, the information was given them, and I was unanimously asked to take them all back to Danville at once. Engines were gotten ready, and sitting on the pilot of the leading one, soon after night, I had my first sight of the camp-fires of the Fifth Army Corps, encamped around Danville. Soon we stopped at the picket lines, and an officer was interviewed. He w
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
George, 377. Howletts, Charge at, 12. Hunter, R. M. T., Sketch of, 193. Hyman, Col. J. H., 263. Iverson, Gen., Alfred, 165. Jackson, Gen. T. J., His Career and Character, 91; his corps, English estimate of, 92: fatal wounding of, 256; incidents in his life at West Point, 309; in a duel, 312; death of, 328. Jenkins, Gen. M, 7. Johnson, Gen. B. R., 13, 19, 90. Johnson, Gen. B. T., 173. Johnson, Gen., Edward, 170. Johnston, Gen. Joseph E., 154, 157, 161; his negotiations with Sherman, 272. Jones, Lt.-Col., killed, 9. Jordan, Col. R. D., 166. Jordan, Surgeon, killed, 165. Jordan, Capt., Wm., 17. Kemper, Col. Del., 7. Kernstown, Battle of. 314. Knight, Capt. J. S., killed, 166. Knox, Myra E., 323. Lamb, Hon., John, 208. Laughton, Jr., Capt. John E., 347. Lee Camp, No. 1., C. V., 91. Lee, Gen., Fitzhugh, 276. Lee, Gen. G. W. Custis, 38, 286. Lee, Gen. R. E, Surrender of, 300; Birthday of, observed, 354. Lee, Stephen D., 103. Lee, Gen. W. H