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misfortunes, but have mourned constantly for the hero who led them to the charge from which he did not return. I remember well the beautiful day when the flags were presented at Readville, and you told the regiment that your reputation was to be identified with its fame. It was a day of festivity and cheer. I walk now in these hospitals and see mutilated forms with every variety of wound, and it seems all a dream. But well has the regiment sustained the hope which you indulged, and justified the identity of fame which you trusted to it. I ought to add in relation to the fight on James Island, on July sixteenth, in which the regiment lost fifty men, driving back the rebels, and saving, as it is stated, three companies of the Tenth Connecticut, that General Terry, who was in command on that Island, said to Adjutant James: Tell your Colonel that I am exceedingly pleased with the conduct of your regiment. They have done all they could do. Yours truly, Edward L. Pierce.
n — and, from time to time, as the church came in view, the veterans pointed it out to their younger companions, with an explanation of the interest attached to it. Once or twice the columns had to be halted from the impediments on the broken roads; but these halts were of short duration, General Keyes not permitting the slightest relaxation of energy at any point or under any circumstances. When about half the distance between White House and Baltimore Cross-Roads had been gained, Brigadier-General Terry joined in with his staff, and the two generals rode on together, chatting on military matters. Precisely at twelve o'clock the head of the advancing column reached Baltimore Cross-Roads. The whole force was then halted for dinner, and General Keyes, with his staff, rode to the front. Once on the road, inquiry was made as to the appearance of rebels, when the General was informed that rebel pickets had been seen within three or four miles of White House every day for several day
effectively as to stagger, if not defeat, the enemy, while never, in all his conflicts, had he been driver from the field or forced to retreat. Moreover, under his direction, as commander of all the national armies, Sherman had won his victories in Georgia, made his grand march to the sea, and moved through the Carolinas with unvaried success, to join in a final and irresistible campaign against the exhausted Confederacy; Thomas had won his glorious victory at Nashville; Canby had captured Mobile; Terry had taken Fort Fisher and Wilmington; and Sheridan had vanquished Early in the Valley of the Shenandoah. In the campaigns under his immediate command, he had captured more than a hundred thousand prisoners, and hundreds of cannon, while his subordinates, in the campaigns under his general direction, had taken as many more. Wherever he commanded, wherever his orders were received, wherever his influence was felt, he had organized victory, and moved on steadily to the final triumph.
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Memoranda of the operations of my corps, while under the command of General J. E. Johnston, in the Dalton and Atlanta, and North Carolina campaigns. (search)
housand. Moved forward at 3 P. M., carried enemy's temporary works, took three pieces of artillery and a stand of colors, and drove enemy one and a half mile, when at nightfall they were found to be in too great force to make it advisable to press them farther. Occupied at night line of battle in rear of advance position of the day, and next day intrenched. In afternoon of 21st Cummings's brigade (Georgia infantry), three hundred effectives, commanded by Colonel Henderson, and eight of Terry's Rangers, attacked and drove from the ground two divisions of the Seventeenth Corps, Federal infantry, commanded by General Mower, which had broken through the cavalry line which formed the left of the army, and had penetrated to within a few hundred yards of and were threatening the bridge over — Creek, near the village of Bentonville. W. J. Hardee. Headquarters, Hood's Corps, In The Field, 1864. General: Agreeable to the direction of the general commanding, I have the honor to her
Rebellion Record: Introduction., Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore), Contents of Thie first volume. (search)
1860,219 148.The English Press on the Fall of Sumter,228 149.A Prayer for the Times, (Charleston News,)230 150.Vermont Volunteers--1st Regiment,231 151.President Lincoln's Proclamation Suspending Habeas Corpus in Florida,232 152.An English View of Civil War in America, London News,232 153.Maryland Legislature Resolutions, May 10,234 154.St. Louis--The Riot at, May 10,234 155.Charleston--Blockade of,236 156.Gen. Harney's Proclamation in Missouri,237 157.Connecticut--1st Regiment, Col. Terry,237 158.Apportionment of Troops to the States,237 159.Report of the Southern Baptist Convention,237 160.Major Morris's Letter to Judge Giles at Baltimore,239 161.Senator Bayard on Secession,240 162.Gen. Harney's Proclamation in Missouri,242 163.The Confederate Fast,243 164.East Baltimore Resolutions, May 14,243 165.Gen. Butler's Proclamation at Baltimore, May 14,243 166.Gov. Hicks' Proclamation, May 14,245 167.Connecticut 2d Regiment,245 168.Queen Victoria's Proclamation of Neut
fax Court-House and Vienna, was taken by the rebel troops, about the time they were evacuating Centreville, and forced to march on foot with the same rapidity with which they beat their retreat on horseback. So rapid and exhausting was the march that he began to falter, when the inhuman savages, with a brutality which would have done justice to the wild Indians, spurred him on at the point of the bayonet, until the poor man dropped down dead in the road. We obtained these facts through a person who recently escaped from the clutches of the rebels, and who knows these to be the facts of the case. Mr. Terry, a relative of the deceased, has been down as far as our lines extend, in order, if possible, to obtain the body of his murdered friend, but failed in his efforts. He learned that the body was buried near the road-side, between Manassas and Gordonsville; but he was warned not to go to the place, as the rebel pickets were still lurking near the spot.--Pittsburgh Express, April 1.
nded, Left, into line. I commanded, Halt, and did all I could to stop the regiment, in order to close it up; but it was getting late, and the cheering of the men made it impossible for me to arrest the movement. Lieutenant-Colonel Garner and Major Terry did all in their power to bring the regiment together; but, unfortunately, it was not accomplished. It was here that Lieutenant-Colonel Garner's horse was shot dead, falling upon him, and he was unable to get from under his horse until assisted. Up to this moment, he was doing all a man could do to get the men together. Major Terry acted well his part, but exposing himself all the time in his effort to get the regiment in order. I left him in the field, and rode in with that portion of the regiment who had entered the woods. But in the mean time, it had grown quite dark, and it was difficult, in a wood so dense, to keep even the advance portion of the regiment together. Passing through this wood, I reached the----road, with
d a ridge to the right of the road. A battery, under Lieutenant Terry, opened upon the cavalry, which soon forced it to retLatimer's battery, with a section of Johnson's, under Lieutenant Terry, which opened, with marked effect, on the enemy, drawng on, two pieces of Captain Johnson's battery, under Lieutenant Terry, which had been carried to the right, near the foot oMajors's house. Captain Latimer, with three guns, and Lieutenant Terry, with Captain Johnson's (Bedford) battery, were statiaken and held by them till dark. Captain Latimer and Lieutenant Terry continuing their fire from the mountain, I ordered Caunately, lasting just till then. Captain Latimer and Lieutenant Terry kept their position on the mountain during the fight,r place; but these did not fire. Captain Latimer and Lieutenant Terry, about the same time, (the enemy being drawn back, boof men determined to be free. Of Captain Latimer and Lieutenant Terry, and their respective commands, I am not able to spea
ded it, was worthy his heroic command. No more exalted recognition of his worth and services can be uttered, and no higher tribute can be paid him, than to declare that he was worthy the command of the Stonewall brigade in the action of the twenty-eighth ultimo. Colonel Neff, Thirty-third Virginia, while gallantly leading his regiment into action, was killed; Colonel Grigsby, Twenty-seventh, wounded; Colonel Botts, Second Virginia, mortally wounded; Major Nadenbousch, Second Virginia, Major Terry, Fourth, wounded; and others, whose names and whose gallantry have been, doubtless, reported to the commanding General. The second brigade, Colonel Bradley Johnston, which had been subjected to severe picket duty the night previous, and on the morning of this day, and behaved with gallantry in the skirmishes of the morning, was not brought into action. The third brigade, commanded by Colonel A, G. Taliaferro, Twenty-third Virginia regiment, advanced splendidly under fire of the enem
Henry Morton Stanley, Dorothy Stanley, The Autobiography of Sir Henry Morton Stanley, part 2.13, chapter 2.14 (search)
s reporter could ask a better chance for his first story than Stanley had when he witnessed the first and second attacks of the Federal forces on Fort Fisher, North Carolina. Those attacks are part of the history of the great war; how, in December, 1864, General Butler assailed the port from the sea, the explosion under its walls of a vessel charged with powder, being a performance as dramatic as many of Butler's military exploits; how, a year later, a carefully-planned expedition under General Terry, attacked the fort; how, after a two days bombardment by the fleet, two thousand sailors and marines were landed, under instructions to board the fort in a sea-man-like manner ; how they were repelled by a murderous fire, while a force of soldiers assaulting from another side drove the defenders back, in a series of hand-to-hand contests, till the fort was won. On both those occasions, it fell to Stanley to watch the fight, to tell the story of it in his own lucid and vigorous style,
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