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Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Biographical: officers of civil and military organizations. (search)
the Federal general. In 1844 Longstreet joined the army in Louisiana under General Taylor, and in 1845, promoted lieutenant of the Eighth regiment, was at St. Augustine, Fla., until he was ordered to Taylor's army in Texas. He participated in the battles of Palo Alto, Resaca de la Palma, Monterey, Vera Cruz, Cerro Gordo, San Ant. His amiable and affectionate biographer (Mrs. Jackson) mentions that Colonel Francis Taylor, the commander of the First artillery, under whom Jackson was serving, . In 1844 he was promoted captain, and in 1846 crossed the Rio Grande with General Taylor. He behaved with gallantry in the Mexican war, was taken prisoner at Currind given command of a division consisting of the brigades of Elzey, Trimble and Taylor, which in the following spring became famous under his active and fearless lead war he participated in nearly every important engagement either under Scott or Taylor, and attracted notice by his conspicuous courage. He soon rose to the rank of
l imbedded in its wall. Throughout the day the house was crowded by curiosity-hunters, who carried away many pieces of the doors and windows to preserve as relies. After waiting until near 2 o'clock it was found that Mr. Stephens had gone to Richmond with his brother, and that Mr. Toombs was too ill to be present. The services were delayed no longer, and the soldiers were ordered to form in rank to proceed to the spot. The 7th, 6th and 9th Georgia, and the Kentucky regiment, under Col. Taylor, formed in a square around the prostrate shaft, with the officers and civilians in the centre. A few ladies were present, and among them Mrs. Braneb, mother of Adjutant Branch, of the 8th Georgia, who was also killed in the battle of Stone Bridge. The day was beautiful, and the scenery around perfectly charming. Standing upon an eminence, the whole battle-field was spread out before us, with its patches of wood land and desolated field. Beyond were thriving farms and hillside cove
d; Chas Wilson, 21 N G, Co. K, Richmond; Thos Londanslager, B eathed's art Richmond; Lucian Baggett, 2d C, Co. B, Richmond; Wm Smith, 3d Va, Co. A, Richmond; Martin, 13th Va Co. B, Richmond; Orange Rountres, 2d F C, Co. C, Richmond; Serg't John Oby 2d N C, Co. C, Richmond; Jacob Ham. 1st N C, Co. A, Gordonsville; Jas Pilkinton, 9th Va, Co. F, Richmond; liphraim Watson 12th Va, Co. D, Richmond; Edwin Faulkner, 9th Va, Co. R, Gordonsville; Philip Watts, White's batt, Co. D, Gordonsville; Francis Taylor, White's batt, Co. D, Gordonsville; J N Shop pard, 12th Va, Co. C, Gordonsville; Wm Milsard 1st N C, Co. D, Gordonsville; Wm Williams, 9th Va Co. A, Richmond; Thos Buck, 7th Va, Co. M, Richmond; Serg't Joseph Sommers, 2d N C, Co. D, Richmond; James Jarv's, 2d N C, Co. G, Richmond; Jones Henderson, 2d M C, company G, Richmond; Daniel Biggins, Cobb's Legion, Co. K Richmond; Andrew Willis, 1st S C, Co. B, Gordonsville; George Longtby, Chews's Va battery, Richmond; Miles Dorman, 2d Va, Co. C