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Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 7 1 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment, chapter 2 (search)
blue trousers. Moreover, he has graciously consented that we should go on an expedition along the coast, to pick up cotton, lumber, and, above all, recruits. I declined an offer like this just after my arrival, because the regiment was not drilled or disciplined, not even the officers; but it is all we wish for now. What care I how black I be? Forty pounds will marry me, quoth Mother Goose. Forty rounds will marry us to the American Army, past divorcing, if we can only use them well. Our successor failure may make or mar the prospects of colored troops. But it is well to remember in advance that military success is really less satisfactory than any other, because it may depend on a moment's turn of events, and that may be determined by some trivial thing, neither to be anticipated nor controlled. Napoleon ought to have won at Waterloo by all reasonable calculations; but who cares? All that one can expect is, to do one's best, and to take with equanimity the fortune of war.
ve, or remittances to make. I was gratified to find, that a large proportion of my men left half their pay behind them. A man, who has children, hath given hostages to fortune, and you are quite as sure of a sailor, who sends half his pay to his wife or sweetheart. It was eleven P. M. before my friend Bullock was ready to return to the Bahama, on his way back to England. I took an affectionate leave of him. I had spent some days with him, at his quiet retreat, in the little village of Waterloo, near Liverpool, where I met his excellent wife, a charming Southern woman, with whom hospitality was a part of her religious, faith. He was living in a very plain, simple style, though large sums of public money were passing through his hands, and he has had the honor to come out of the war poor. He paid out moneys in good faith, to the last, even when it was quite evident that the cause had gone under, and there would be no accounts to settle with an Auditor of the Treasury. I had not
s, through him and those who defended Sumter, does its record remain, from Rhett to Elliott, from Elliott to Mitchel and Huguenin, and the men who fought under them, a grand story of engineering skill, soldierly daring, fortitude, and endurance. Thus, also, as was eloquently said by General B. H-. Rutledge, in an address delivered in Charleston, November 30th, 1882, on the occasion of the unveiling of the Confederate monument in Charleston. While Greece has her Thermopylae, England her Waterloo, the United States her Yorktown, South Carolina has her Fort Sumter. As soon, therefore, as most of its heavy guns, including those which the enemy's land-batteries on Morris Island had disabled and those which were previously removed, to prevent further loss, had been transferred to the inner circle of fortifications, the following order was given to the Commander of the First Military District: Headquarters, Department S. C., Ga., and Fla., Charleston, S. C., August 27th, 1863.
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)
nized German artillery, and popular with his comrades of the past. John H. Wharton John H. Wharton, of Waterloo, Laurens county, S. C., was born five miles from that place on a farm, October 8, 1847. He is a son of William N. Wharton, of Revoaurens county, having a magnificent farm of about 3,000 acres upon a portion of which a considerable part of the town of Waterloo is built. He also deals in live stock and owns the finest herd of jersey cattle in the State. In 1880 Mr. Wharton was was again elected to the legislature. Colonel Wharton is chaplain of Charles Rutledge Holmes camp No. 746, U. C. V., of Waterloo. He was a member of the State constitutional convention of 1895, and is president of the Laurens county cotton growers' association and of the local alliance at Waterloo. He is also president of the board of trustees of the Waterloo graded schools. He was married, March 14, 1871, to Miss Laura J. Harris, and they have eight children, one son and seven daughters.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 36 (search)
did, but in a few weeks he was acting courier for Major Brady in the prison. While I was not one of the sufferers, I was in the prison at the time, and much of it was related to me by a Mr. Jones, of Georgia, who occupied the same tent with me, and who worked outside daily on detail; also, Mr. Sam Puckett, of Laurens county, S. C., who was one of those who underwent that terrible ordeal of suffering, has a number of times related to me the whole story. He is a man of character and influence in his community. If any doubt this story of reckless cruelty let them write to Mr. Sam Puckett, Waterloo, S. C., who will endorse all I have written, and who has several times asked me to write it out for the papers. I was paroled, and left Point Lookout February 18, 1865. While free from any special sickness, I was reduced sixty-five pounds in weight, purely for want of sufficient food. What I have written is in no spirit of vindictiveness, but merely to preserve the facts of history.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 23. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.3 (search)
er, Reuben Niernsee, now of Washington, D. C., were among the prisoners recaptured. Just at the break of day, a few minutes after the formation of the line, and in the midst of that profound silence which precedes the storm of a battle, General Butler ordered Colonel Gid. Wright and Hugh Scott by his side, with the gallant old Cobb Legion, to lead the charge, followed by the rest of Butler's Spartan band. No charge was ever made with more determination. The charge of the Scotch Greys at Waterloo was not equal to it. General Wheeler was ordered to support us on the right, but unfortunately his horse bogged up in the miry woods, and, like Moses of old and the promised land, they could see us and hear of us, but could not get to us at once. Oh, that I had the power to depict this hand-to-hand fight! The men on both sides were brave, and fought with more desperation than I had ever before seen. Victor Hugo says a certain amount of tempest is always mingled with a battle. Every hist