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G. S. Hillard, Life and Campaigns of George B. McClellan, Major-General , U. S. Army 8 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: October 10, 1861., [Electronic resource] 8 0 Browse Search
James Parton, Horace Greeley, T. W. Higginson, J. S. C. Abbott, E. M. Hoppin, William Winter, Theodore Tilton, Fanny Fern, Grace Greenwood, Mrs. E. C. Stanton, Women of the age; being natives of the lives and deeds of the most prominent women of the present gentlemen 8 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 8 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 4 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 4 0 Browse Search
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee 4 0 Browse Search
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative 4 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 4 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 13. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 4 0 Browse Search
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's horse was killed and he was disabled. Captains Garrett, Lea and Jones were all shot down, as were many of the subalterns Among them were Lieut. Thomas Snow, of Halifax, who was killed far in advance of his company, cheering on his men; and Lieutenants Boswell, Clark and Hays. Four hundred and fifteen men of this regiment answered to morning roll-call on that day; before night, the blood of 290 fed the soil of that bleak hill. Such losses are rarely chronicled. The Light Brigade at Balaklava took 600 men into action and lost only 247. Twenty-four commissioned officers of the Fifth regiment led their men up that slope; only four came out unhurt. No wonder that their antagonist for that day, General Hancock, said, in a generous burst of enthusiasm for such daring, Those two regiments deserve to have immortal inscribed on their banners. Whether the Fifth and Twenty-fourth would have succeeded in routing Hancock had they not been ordered to fall back, or had the other two regi
tysburg, one of those terrific shocks of conflict in which, without apparent strategy, without apparent remembrance of man's vulnerability, dauntless soldiers were continuously hurled into the muzzles of as splendidly served artillery as ever unlimbered on field of battle. Presumably, such battles are at times military necessities, yet in view of their destructiveness, it is not surprising that a Confederate general recalling the French officer's sarcastic comment on the English charge at Balaklava, It is magnificent, but it is not war, should have declared, Malvern Hill was magnificent; but it was not war, it was murder. The simple record of the destruction wrought in one hour sickens and depresses the mind. The necessity for further retreat after Frayser's Farm caused General McClellan to send General Porter to select and hold a position behind which the army and all its trains could be withdrawn in safety. One glance at the natural amphitheater formed by Malvern Hill, with i