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or Fuller. It was retired by a crossroad unseen by the enemy, and had all the effect of a reinforcement from its new and unexpected position. It fired spherical case, and the practice was excellent At the crisis of the fight I ordered up the Charleston Light Dragoons. That gallant corps came forward with an inspiriting shout and took position on my left which wanted strengthening. I had been notified by telegraph that reinforcements were on the way from Charleston and Savannah and Adams' Run. The Nelson battalion of two hundred men, Captain Slight commanding, was the only reinforcement that arrived in time for the fight, about an hour and a half before its close. As soon as this corps made its appearance near the field, I ordered one-half to a position commanding a causeway some six hundred yards on my right, to protect my flank; and the remainder was deployed to the front to relieve my exhausted men. The arrival of this battalion gave me assurance of victory; I felt perfe
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Report of Major-General Samuel Jones of operations at Charleston, South Carolina, from December 5th to 27th, 1864. (search)
as to win the admiration of the veterans who observed and served with them. For the casualties, which considering the heavy fire to which the troops were exposed for many days, were very few; and for other details, I respectfully refer to the reports of subordinate commanders. I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant, Samuel Jones, Major-General. To Colonel T. B. Ray, A. A. G., Department South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, Charleston, South Carolina. headquarters Adams Run, South Carolina, January 5, 1865. Major Charles S. Stringfellow, Assistant Adjutant-General, Charleston, South Carolina: Major — I have the honor to report that in obedience to instructions from Major-General Jones, I assumed command of all the troops between Bee's creek and Tulifinny trestle on the 8th of December, ultimo. About 9 o'clock on the morning of the 9th, the enemy opened on the left of my line a very rapid and continuous fire, from some eight guns. His line of skirmishers advanc
my's force being, at first, relatively small, but constantly increasing with the arrival of reserves. Colonel Walker was resolved to hold his ground at Old Pocotaligo until reinforcements should arrive, which he again telegraphed for, asking that all troops coming from Savannah should be sent to Coosawhatchie, and those from Charleston to Pocotaligo, as both points were being assailed in force. The first reinforcements that reached the scene of action, at about 4.30 P. M., came up from Adams Run. They double-quicked to where the fight seemed heaviest, their presence giving additional resolution to Colonel Walker's gallant troops, and showing their commander that he could now count upon success. He was not disappointed. The enemy, after a contest that lasted from 11.30 A. M. to 6 P. M., gave way in disorder, leaving his dead and wounded on the field, with quite a number of small-arms, with ammunition, knapsacks, and other accoutrements. Two companies of cavalry were sent in pur
verbally and in writing. He wishes Major Echols and yourself to give your special attention to this work, and to the multiplication of this style of obstructions by every possible means. Respectfully, your obedient servant, Thomas Jordan, Chief of Staff. 2. Headquarters, Department S. C., Ga., and Fla., Charleston, S. C., June 9th, 1863. Major Hutson Lee, Chief Quartermaster, etc., etc.: Major,—The Commanding General directs that you have held in readiness, at Pocotaligo and Adams Run, transportation to bring six hundred men from the former and five hundred from the latter place to this city at once. The trains will be furnished the Commanding Officers of the Second and Third Districts with as little delay as possible. I have the honor to be, Major, very respectfully, your obdt. servant, Jno. F. O'Brien, A. A. G. 3. Headquarters, Department S. C., Ga., and Fla., Charleston, S. C., July 9th, 1863. Colonel A. J. Gonzales, Chief of Artillery, etc., etc.: Col
Index. A. A Company, 9, 20, 34, 38, 39, 75, 83, 90,121, 144, 145, 148, 150, 158, 159, 172, 173, 174, 176, 188, 198, 202, 204, 221, 223, 232, 234, 237, 245, 254, 266, 286, 291, 292, 293, 302, 303, 309, 310, 311, 312, 316, 317. Abbott, Joseph C., 160. Abercrombie, John J., Jr., 207. Act for Deficit of Pay, 136, 142. Adams Express, 228. Adams, John–armed steamer, 40, 41, 61. Adams' Run, S. C., 199, 208, 279. Adjutant-General, Mass., 33, 63, 126, 173, 175, 318. Affray at the Battery, 313. Agassiz, Louis J. R., 16, 24. Age of officers, average, 6. Alabama Troops. Cavalry: Hannon's Brigade, 301. Alice, Confederate steamer, 107. Alston, Joseph, 290. Altamaha River, Ga., 41. Ames, Adelbert, 175, 178, 184, 185. Ames, Oakes, 15. Ames, William, 236. Amnesty Proclamation, 312. Anderson, Edward C., Jr., 107. Anderson, J., 249. Anderson, J. Patton, 178, 179, 183. Anderson, Peter J., 249. Andersonville Prison, 173, 183. Andrew, John A., 2, 6, 8,
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Additional Sketches Illustrating the services of officers and Privates and patriotic citizens of South Carolina. (search)
ch is still the property of the family. He was too young to enter the war in the beginning, but in April, 1862, at fourteen years of age, he ran away from home to join the Confederate army. He first joined Capt. Boyce's artillery; but his brother, Capt. William L., learning that he was in the service, persuaded him to join his company. He served with Company C. James' battalion, in the vicinity of Charleston; was taken sick, and when the command left for Virginia was in the hospital at Adams' Run. Upon partially recovering he returned home, and his father secured for him a cadetship in the South Carolina military academy. But this did not suit him. Preferring active service he volunteered again in Thomas' command and went with it to Charleston, and later to Virginia and rejoined his old command. Company C, James' battalion, with which he served at Port Republic, Strasburg, Cedar Creek, Averasboro, and Bentonville, remaining to the end and surrendering with Johnston's army on Ap
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Wee Nee volunteers of Williamsburg District, South Carolina, in the First (Hagood's) regiment. (search)
The enemy did not fire, though they were quite near. It was not our purpose to interfere with the working by bringing on an engagement. It was reported to-day that one of our scouts had gotten near enough to the enemy's camp to count seventy coffins for the killed in the engagement yesterday, and to overhear their pickets discussing the fight. They spoke of a mounted officer having been killed, and said that they got the worst of the fight. General N. G. Evans arrived to-day from Adams Run with three additional regiments. He is now the ranking brigadier on the island. June 14th, 1862.—Eight companies of the battalion, under the command of Colonel Simonton, marched to the Presbyterian church for picket duty this morning. Three of these companies under my command were sent forward to the forks of the road below the church. The battery in front of Secessionville, under the command of Colonel J. B. Lamar of the First regiment of artillery of South Carolina volunteers, foug
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The career of Wise's Brigade, 1861-5. (search)
g Johns' island, Kiahwah, Seabrooks, Jehosse, Kings, and Slau's islands, and the Wadmalaw. At first, our headquarters were at Wappoo, and then farther South at Adams' Run, and extended from Willtown on the Edisto, to the Church Flats on the Stono, posting Willtown, the Toogadoo, the Dahoo, King's island, Glen's island, Church Flats, and the Haulover, near the mouth of the Bohickett on John's island, besides the forces in reserve at Adams' Run. It was a very laborious and hazardous defence of a coast indented for every mile almost, by waters accessible not only to the war steamers, but to the land forces from Morris' island in the occupancy of the enemy. that island to the main, he advanced up the Bohickett road and nearly reached the headquarters of Major Jenkins, in command at that point, twenty-five miles from Adams Run. Major Jenkins had no force but two companies of our brigade and Humphrey's troop of South Carolina calvary. The enemy divided into two columns of 3,000 each, t
Accident on the Savannah Railroad. --About 2 o'clock yesterday morning, a collision occurred on the Charleston and Savannah Railroad, between two freight trains, in which, we regret to say, the popular and obliging Conductor, Mr. Bradley, had his left arm seriously injured. The collision occurred at Adams Run. Both trains were running on the same schedule towards Charleston, but the one in the rear running faster than the forward one, which showed no light in the hindmost car, was the cause of the accident. Mr. Conductor Bradley was the only person seriously injured; a few others were slightly scratched. Two of the cars were broken up and the engine, which ran into the forward train, was disabled.--Charleston Mercury, 23rd.