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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial paragraphs. (search)
r a series of papers on the siege of Charleston. An elegant collation on the steamer closed a charming day, and after adieus to our kind friends, and further delicate courtesies from Captain Dawson and his good wife, we were off for Atlanta. Our printers warn us that our space is now very limited, and we can barely allude to much that we had purposed saying. We received many courtesies from friends in Atlanta, were elegantly entertained at the Kimbal House by mine hosts Scoville and Terry, and General Lee had a very appreciative audience to hear his lecture. In Savannah we had another grand ovation; but we will be compelled to post-pone, until our next, a notice of that, and of a number of points of historic interest in the beautiful Forest City. It must suffice to say now that the Messrs. Goodsell gave us elegant quarters and entertainment at the Pulaski House — that the committee had made every arrangement for our pleasure, and for the success of the lecture, that we w
William Boynton, Sherman's Historical Raid, Chapter 16: (search)
And in another letter of the same date to General Terry, he wrote: I can whip Jos. Johnston pr, so as to be nearer to Generals Schofield and Terry, known to be approaching Goldsboro. I overtooay from General Schofield, at Kinston, and General Terry, at Faison's Depot, approaching Goldsboroas given, I preferred to make junction with Generals Terry and Schofield, before engaging Johnston's e same day the following dispatch was sent General Terry: We struck Johnston on his left rear tordered General Schofield from Newbern and General Terry from Wilmington. I knew that General Jos.an speaks repeatedly of Generals Schofield and Terry as if they were independent commanders, and says: Wilmington was captured by General Terry on the 22d of February. Accurately, General Terry'sGeneral Terry's forces formed a portion of the command of General Schofield, and advanced on Wilmington upon the lops of this latter corps, with one division of Terry's troops, assisted by the fleet, drove the ene[3 more...]
om their rifle pits and pursued them to the main road from Warwick Court House, encountered a battery posted at an earthwork, and compelled it precipitately to retire. On the approach of a large force of the enemy's infantry, Colonel Ward returned to our works, after having set fire to the dwelling house above mentioned. These affairs developed the fact that the enemy was in strong force, in front of both Wynne's Mill and Redoubts Nos. 4 and 5. On the next night General Early sent out Colonel Terry's Virginia regiment to cut down the peach orchard and burn the rest of the houses which had afforded shelter to the assailants; on the succeeding night Colonel Mc-Rae, with his North Carolina regiment, went further to the front and felled the cedars along the main road which partially hid the enemy's movements, and subsequently our men were not annoyed by the sharpshooters. About the middle of April a further reenforcement of two divisions from the army of Northern Virginia was added to
ing Johnston-Sherman conference, 588. Col. Thomas, 495. Col. Walter H., 88. Statements of the strength of Confederate Army, 131-32. Extract concerning lost order of battle for Harper's Ferry, 278. Teaser (tug), 165. Tecumseh (ship), 175-76. Tennessee. Fortification of river cities, 19. Appointment of military governor, 238; administration of government, 238-40. Process of reconstruction, 240. Subversion of state government, .384-86. Tennessee (gunboat), 173, 176, 192. Terry, Colonel, 72. Texas. Reconstruction, 640. Thomas, General, 16-17, 18, 19, 31, 268, 273,297, 361,475,482, 483, 485, 488, 490. Judge, 614. Thompson, —. Member of Confederate peace commission, 517. Tidball, —, 589-90. Tift, Messrs. 189. Tilghman, General, Lloyd, 21, 23, 340, 343. Tod, Gov., David, 89-90. Toombs, General, Robert, 131, 283. Trabue, General, 48. Tracy, General, 334. Trenholm, —, 585-86. Trigg, General, 360. Trimble, General, 93-94, 270, 271, 281, 284, 285, 302. Trob<
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 4: Yorktown and Williamsburg (search)
ft, were so destructive that, after it had been ordered to cease and the smoke arose, it seemed that no man had left the ground unhurt who had advanced within 500 yards of our line. The enemy's assault was of the most determined character. No troops could have made a more resolute charge. The 5th North Carolina was annihilated. Nearly all of its superior officers were left dead or wounded on the field. The 24th Virginia suffered greatly in superior officers and men. Gen. Early, Col. Terry, and Lt.-Col. Hairston of the 24th Va. all fell severely wounded, and the regiment lost: killed 30, wounded 93, missing 66, total 190. In the 5th N. C. Lt.-Col. Badham was killed, and the regiment lost about fifty per cent of its members, but no official report was made. Hancock reported his losses in the affair as: killed 10, wounded 88, missing 31, total 129. This affair about terminated the fighting. It had rained nearly all day, and on our right Longstreet simply kept back the en
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 23: the fall of 1864 (search)
e successes elsewhere that Grant was no longer afraid to exercise his authority, and on Jan. 4, he wrote to Halleck demanding Butler's official head. With a celerity indicative of the pleasure with which both Halleck and Lincoln complied with the request, it was presented to him. On Jan. 7, in General Orders No. 1, By direction of the President, Maj.-Gen. Butler was relieved from command and ordered to repair to Lowell, Mass. On Jan. 5, a new expedition, under the command of Porter and Gen. Terry, set sail, carrying about 9500 infantry and a heavy siege-train. It arrived before Fort Fisher and opened fire on Jan. 13, in even greater force than on the previous occasion. A land force of about 7000 infantry was at hand for its defence. Mr. Davis sent Bragg to command it, who made no effort to prevent the enemy's landing. It might have been difficult to prevent him, but to make no effort brought complaint and discouragement. The bombardment was, on this occasion, kept up without i
pon this occasion. General Beauregard's narrative of the battle of Drury's Bluff, and the divers incidents connected with it, will be found in the following passages, taken from his report to the War Department: Ransom moved at 4.45 A. M., being somewhat delayed by a dense fog, which lasted several hours after dawn and occasioned some embarrassment. His division consisted of the following brigades, in the order mentioned, commencing from the left: Gracie's, Kemper's (commanded by Colonel Terry), Burton's (under Colonel Fry), and Colonel Lewis's (Hoke's old brigade). He was soon engaged, carrying, at 6 A. M., with some loss, the enemy's line of breastworks in his front, his troops moving splendidly forward to the assault, and capturing five stands of colors and some five hundred prisoners. The brigades most heavily engaged were Gracie's and Kemper's, opposed to the enemy's right, the former turning his flank. He then halted to form, reported his loss heavy and troops scatte
ral Sherman existed more in his own mind than in General Beauregard's. While these movements were being executed Fort Fisher and the other Confederate works at the mouth of Cape Fear River, after a short but glorious resistance, were captured by the Federal forces operating against them. It was there that General Whiting redeemed his reputation, and, after receiving a mortal wound behind the shattered ramparts of Fort Fisher, died in the hands of the enemy. Wilmington surrendered to General Terry on or about the 22d of February, and General Bragg, with nearly eight thousand men, retreated towards Goldsboroa, to form a junction at last with General Johnston's forces. The wisdom of the policy advocated by General Beauregard weeks before, but which had been disapproved of by the War Department, was here clearly demonstrated. Had our untenable seaports and harbor defences, and even the Confederate capital, been abandoned in time, and the troops occupying them withdrawn and concentr
estern Virginia. A mere territorial command, substantially bereft of troops, and in which I could render no positive service, would not be agreeable, for I could not hope to be effective, whereas here I may be useful. G. T. Beauregard. Thereupon General Johnston telegraphed: I have received your despatch in reply to General Lee's offer, and read it with great pleasure. I shall forward it with the same feeling. It now appeared that the raiding party mentioned above consisted of Terry's force, not Stoneman's. General Beauregard was advised to verify the fact, through General Martin, at Asheville. Shortly afterwards General Johnston again telegraphed that Brigadier-General Bradley Johnson reported Stoneman's cavalry to be moving on the railroad, and desired that, for the present, troops should be ordered to stop at Greensboroa and Salisbury. And it might be well, he thought, for General Beauregard himself to go as far as Greensboroa—all of which He was preparing to do wh
Telegram. Wilmington, Feb. 21st, 1865. Genl. G. T. Beauregard, Chester: On my arrival I find my forces driven from west side Cape Fear, and the railroad in possession of the enemy. Have notified General Hardee. Two corps, Schofield and Terry, are opposing Hoke's division. Braxton Bragg. Telegram. Chester, Feb. 22d, 1865. Genl. Beauregard: Enemy are evidently moving eastward. The 14th Corps is on the railroad. Sherman has moved to his right. Kilpatrick is also here Salisbury should enemy move in that direction. G. T. Beauregard. Telegram. near Smithfield, March 31st, 1865. Genl. Beauregard: Major Stringfellow, at Greensboroa, telegraphs that Colonel Hoke now reports the raiding party to be Terry. Telegraph to Brigadier-General Martin on the subject, at Asheville, N. C. J. E. Johnston. Telegram. near Smithfield, March 31st, 1865. Genl. G. T. Beauregard: Brigadier-General Bradley Johnson reports that Stoneman, with cavalr
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