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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Dedication of a bronze tablet in honor of Botetourt Battery (search)
mn it volunteered anew, for the war. About this time also, it fell in love with the artillery. Upon recommendations of the generals in command, Captain Anderson obtained an order from the War Department, authorizing him to change his arm of the service from infantry to artillery. The Mountain Rifles, now Anderson's Battery, went home on furlough for Christmas. In January, 1862, Captain Anderson and one hundred and fifty men—the old Mountain Rifles and a number of recruits gained at Centreville—reported at Camp Lee. When this young and favorite officer reported, says the colonel in command, it was seen at a glance that in Captain Anderson, his lieutenants and men, could be found the most trustworthy auxiliaries in the work of speedily preparing the men under instructions, and the numerous companies that were rapidly reporting. Captain Anderson and his lieutenants were immediately qualified as instructors. Special orders were issued authorizing Captain Anderson to draw a batter
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The battle of Dranesville, Va. (search)
the capital and the victorious Confederates encamped at Centreville, some thirty-miles away. McClellan, called from West Vigadier-General E. O. C. Ord. The Confederates were at Centreville, a small village in Fairfax, a few miles in advance of twas that portion of Fairfax lying between Washington and Centreville. This strip of territory for months was debatable grounjecture. General Johnston had sent out from his camp at Centreville nearly all the wagons of his army into upper Fairfax andould easily interpose between him and Johnston's camp at Centreville. Thus both commanders, misconceiving the purpose of t the country to gather the wagons and hurry them towards Centreville. The teamsters needed no further incentive to action thgotten. While the teams were heading tumultuously for Centreville, the opposing legions on Drane Hill were becoming more hse of his wounded and dead that remained and returned to Centreville. The same uncertainty that attaches to the statistics
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The career of General Jackson (search)
by example than by words. Both, too, had that most rare faculty of coming to prompt and sure conclusions in sudden e igences—the certain mark of a master-spirit in war. At Bull Run Jackson was ordered to support Evans at the Stone Bridge. Learning that the left was compromised, without a moment's hesitation he turned aside and placed his brigade in the only position where it could have held its ground. At Groveton, when he received the news that the Federal left wing was retreating on Centreville, across his front the order for attack was issued almost before he had read the dispatch. At Chancellorsville, when General Fitzhugh Lee showed him the enemy's left wing dispersed, and unsuspecting, he simply turned to his courier, and said: Let the column cross the road. and his plan of battle was designed with the rapidity as Wellington's at Salamanca. Lee called Jackson his right arm, and wrote him when he was wounded at Chancellorsville: Could I have dictated events I should h