War Diary of Capt. Robert Emory Park, Twelfth Alabama Regiment. January 28th, 1863—January 27th, 1864.
Accounts of the battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Jeffersonton, Bristow Station, Locust Grove, Mine Run, the March into Maryland and Pennsylvania, with reminiscences of the Battle of Seven Pines.
[The Editor has pleasure in preserving in these pages the following graphic record.
Captain Park has proven himself in maturer years, as progressive, public spirited, and successful a9 and 20.
Drilled company in breaking files to the rear, breaking in platoons, loading by numbers and stacking arms.
The men have grown rusty.
The election held to decide who of the company should wear the Badge of Honor for gallantry at Chancellorsville resulted in twelve votes each for Sergeant Wright and private Chappell.
In drawing, the latter won, and his name was sent to General Lee.
May 21. Officer of the guard for twenty-four hours. Castle Thunder was the countersign at night.
deeds which deserve to live in history.
And what shall I say of the men who followed these leaders?
I will say this, without the slightest fear of contradiction from any source: They were the most unselfish and devoted patriots that ever marched to the tap of the drum, or stood on the bloody front of battle.
The northern historian, Swinton, speaks of them as the incomparable infantry of the Army of Northern Virginia.
Colonel Dodge, a distinguished Federal officer, in his lecture on Chancellorsville, before the Lowell Institute in Boston, says:
The morale of the Confederate army could not have been finer. * * * Perhaps no infantry was ever, in its peculiar way, more permeated with the instinct of pure fighting—ever felt the gaudiam certaminis more than the Army of Northern Virginia.
Another gallant Federal colonel thus wrote of them:
I take a just pride as an American citizen, a descendant on both sides of my parentage of English stock, who came to this country abou
Alabama, Casualties in regiments of, at Chancellorsville, 7; at Gettysburg, 13; officers of the 12th, 19; its petition to be transferred to
Alabama, 26; tributes to the women of, 186, 213; cavalry of, 220.
American Constitution, The, guarantees of, 185, 210, 334, 335, 336.
Appomattox, Its memories, 199.
Arsenal, The Confederate, at Richmond, Va., 373.
Badges for Confederate gallantry, 10.
Baird, William, 39.
Ball, Colonel W. B., 242.
Barbour, B Johnson, 357.
Carter, James C., 336.
Carey, Matthew, 352.
Castle Thunder, 24.
Cavalry Heroes, 224; wants, trials and heroism of, 359
Central Presbyterian, The, 258, 289.
Chambersburg, Southern account of the burning of, 315.
Chancellorsville, Battle of, 7.
Chappell, honored, Private, 10.
Charleston Ancient Artillery, 233; Light Dragoons, 235.
Christian Association of O'Neal's Brigade, 22, 25.
Christian, Hon. George L., 280, 323.
Clark, Captain M. H., 96; his ances