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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.10 (search)
It held the centre position in the brigade line. The 3d of July, 1863, was extremely hot, and the brigade had to endure the sweltering sun, lying in rear of Seminary Ridge in open field, while to its left were the brigades of Garnett and Armistead partly sheltered in the woods. The distance from the position of Kemper's briga came screaming through the ranks of Pickett's men. As the men fell the ranks closed, and forward went the line, leaving the dead and wounded in its track. Seminary Ridge. The move was made in a left oblique direction to reach the point of attack, which was the angle of a stone wall or fence on the ridge of Seminary Hill. Wttles that followed in 1864 and 1865 until the close of the war. After the battle. In straggling groups the survivors of that charge gathered in rear of Seminary Ridge, near the point from which they set out to do or die. It was a sad sight. Most of them were bleeding; numbers of them were bathing their wounds in a little
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The battle of Gettysburg, [from the times-dispatch, April 10, 1904.] (search)
t it never occurred to them that disaster would come after they once placed their tattered banners upon the crest of Seminary Ridge. Their nerve. I believe if those men had been told: This day your lives will pay the penalty of your attack upothe capstone upon their work. We will see presently how he succeeded. The Confederate artillery was on the crest of Seminary Ridge, nearty in front of Pickett; only a part of the division had the friendly shelter of the woods; the rest endured the hour, when suddenly everything was silent. Every man knew what that silence portended. The grim blue battle line on Seminary Ridge began at once to prepare for the advance of its antagonists; both sides felt that the tug of war was about to come, at as it was going down, and again bore it aloft, until Armistead saw its tattered folds unfurled on the very crest of Seminary Ridge. The advance. After this exchange of confidence between the general and the color-bearer, Armistead commanded:
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.39 (search)
d back into Virginia, where, in the early winter of 1862-3, Colonel Carrington returned and resumed his command. Colonel Carrington was in command at Fredericksburg, and there, as he had ever done, acted well his part in the great fight in which General Burnside met disastrous defeat. Colonel Carrington commanded the 18th Virginia Regiment in the celebrated charge of Pickett's Division at Gettysburg, where he was reported killed; instead, however, he was wounded at the stone wall, on Seminary Ridge, captured and taken as a prisoner to Johnson's Island, where he endured a wretched captivity, contracting the disease which finally culminated in his death. Two of the 18th Regiment's color-bearers were shot down in the charge made by Pickett, when the Colonel seized the colors and bore them at the head of his regiment until he fell at the wall. At Gettysburg the 18th Regiment occupied a most prominent position in the charge, and the official report records that the regiment went into
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
inal, 175. Reed, Major D. W., 123. Resolutions of 1798-9, 17. Revolutions of 1861 and 1776 Compared, 292. Rhett, Robert Barnwell, his provision of treaty rights, 205. Richardson, C. A., 172. Richmond, Burning of in April, 1865, 73; Federal force which entered, 76. Ripley, Colonel E. H., 76. Rodes, General R. E., 91, 330. Rost, F. A., 108. St. Paul's Church, 147. Saunders, W. J., 283. Secession, in 1812, 15, 24; right of, 283. Seddon, James A., 107. Seminary Ridge, 34. Semmes, General J. P., 228. Semmes, Admiral Raphael, 111, 160. Seven Days Battles, 250, 332. Sharpsburg, Battle of, 263. Shenandoah, Cruise of the, 320; carried Confederate flag around the world, 328. Shenandoah Valley, Campaign of the, 97. Sheridan's, Gen. P. H., Bummers, savagery of, 89; cavalry, 234. Sherman, General W. T., 125, 164; expedition of from Vicksburg to Meridian, 300; his vandalism, 319. Shiloh, Battle of and the National Military Park and mon