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troops. About this time a shell struck his horse, taking its head off, and killing the horses of his aids, Messrs. Ferguson and Hayward. Gen. Beauregard's aids deserve honorable mention, particularly those just named, and Cols. W. Porcher Miles, James Chesnut, John L. Manning, and A. R. Chisolm. Gen. Johnston also threw himself into the thickest of the fight, seizing the colors of a Georgia regiment, and rallying them to the charge. His staff signalized themselves by their intrepidity, Col. Thomas being killed and Major Mason wounded. Your correspondent heard Gen. Johnston exclaim to Gen. Cocke just at the critical moment, Oh, for four regiments! His wish was answered, for in the distance our reinforcements appeared. The tide of battle was turned in our favor by the arrival of General Kirby Smith, from Winchester, with 4,000 men of Gen. Johnston's division. Gen. Smith heard while on the Manassas railroad cars the roar of battle. He stopped the train, and hurried his troops a
uld not quit fighting. Said one of Lincoln's officers: What sort of men are yours? We broke your regiments all to pieces, and yet we did not whip you. And so it was. Scattered as they were, every man was for fighting on his own hook, and you could have picked a thousand at any time out of the pine thickets who did not know where their companies were, but kept loading and blazing away. From these scattered fragments of companies General Johnston gathered several hundred, and requested Colonel Thomas to take them to a position, which he indicated a short distance off. It was in performing this service that this gallant gentleman fell, pierced to the heart. The artillery captured upon the field had splendid horses attached to them, caparisoned in the best style. Sixty-two of them were brought together the next morning. In the rout, however, the artillerists, to save themselves from Colonel Stuart, of our cavalry, cut loose the horses, and left the cannon in the road. The morta
n Brown looked admiringly on his way to the gallows, and said: How beautiful are the grain fields! --Philadelphia Press, July 5. Another Union account. Falling Waters, Berkeley Co., Va., July 2d, 1861. it is now four o'clock P. M., and the battle of Falling Waters is over. Three men have been killed on our side. Geo. Drake of Company A, Wisconsin 1st Regiment, was shot through the head and expired instantly. One man was killed in the 11th Pennsylvania Regiment, and one in Colonel Thomas's 2d Cavalry. Corporal McGinley, of McMullin's Rangers, was shot through the foot. Wm. H. Kuhns of the 11th Pennsylvania Regiment, slightly touched from a cannon ball alongside the face. Attending to duty. H. S. Young, Company G, Wisconsin Regiment, musket ball in the head. W. A. Matthews, Company G, Wisconsin Regiment, musket ball through the leg. Bromis Napp, a Secessionist belonging to Capt. Avis's company of the 5th Virginia Regiment, Col. Harper commanding, was shot through t
ernoon no less an important personage than Captain Thomas, of St. Mary's County, alias the French lataken prisoners when the steamer was seized by Thomas, the French lady, and his party, had been reled were seven or eight of the captors, with Captain Thomas himself, who, doubtless exhilarated by thee in the ladies' cabin they were approached by Thomas, who desired to know by what authority the ordProvost-marshal of Baltimore. On hearing this Thomas drew his pistol, and calling his men around hid up with Carmichael and Horner, and compelled Thomas and his companions to remain quiet. Matters tteamboat and secured all the accused excepting Thomas, for whom search was made for an hour and a haof the boat. At first it was apprehended that Thomas would make a desperate resistance, but he discthe Fort during last night. Of the prisoners, Thomas was the only one who had any baggage, he havinso removed by the officers. The return of Captain Thomas may have some connection with the movement
se hosts of soldiers — not Northern mercenaries, as traitors have insolently called them, but Northern freemen--were marching forward in serried ranks, all animated by one sentiment and one purpose — the love of country, a broad national sentiment, with no mean sectional or State limits, and the firm resolve to conquer or die. Such an army, so inspired and so determined, could only impress friends with joy and pride, and foes with fear. The head of the column moving on the turnpike was Col. Thomas's Brigade, a detachment of the Second United States Cavalry, a section of the Rhode Island Battery, and McMullin's Rangers, acting as skirmishers, forming the advance guard. Between the village of Darksville and Bunker Hill the cavalry of the enemy, in command of Col. Stuart, made their appearance. The Rangers opened upon them, but they were too far off for their fire to be effective, and the troopers scattered and scampered off. At this place the whole squadron, some six or seven hun
The effects of the blockade are beginning to be seriously felt. The stocks of salt and leather, and many other articles for which there is great demand. are very low. Ice is also very scarce, and can only be obtained at a price ranging from five to fifteen cents per pound, and then not without a physician's prescription. For a glass of ice-water fifteen cents are charged at some of the hotels. The cargo lately taken to that city by the St. Nicholas, after her capture by the pirate Captain Thomas, was disposed of by the State taking half of it, and the other half was obtained by Mr. Crenshaw, the proprietor of the Spottswood House, where Jeff. Davis and family are quartered. Notwithstanding all the precautions which have been taken, goods of great importance to the insurgents are still occasionally forwarded to them from the North. On the Fourth of July thirty barrels of linseed oil arrived there from the city of Philadelphia, and was of great use to them in the manufacture o
ill be mustered into the service who is unable to speak the English language. Mustering officers will at all times hold themselves in readiness to muster out of service such regiments of volunteers as may be entitled to their discharge. 4. Officers of the volunteer service tendering their resignations will forward them through the intermediate commanders to the officer commanding the department or corps d'armee in which they may be serving, who is hereby authorized to grant them honorable discharges. This commander will immediately report his action to the Adjutant-General of the Army, who will communicate the same to the Governor of the State to which the officer belongs. Vacancies occurring among the commissioned officers in volunteer regiments will be filled by the Governors of the respective States by which the rest were furnished. Information of such appointments will in all cases be furnished to the Adjutant-General of the Army. By order. L. Thomas, Adjutant-General.
ajor-General Banks will proceed to the Valley of Virginia, and assume command of the army now under Major-General Patterson, when that Department will be called the Department of the Shenandoah, Headquarters in the field. 3. The following-named general officers will be honorably discharged upon the expiration of their terms of service, as set hereinafter opposite their respective names, viz.: New York State Militia--Major-General Sanford, August 18, 1861. New Jersey Volunteers--Brigadler-General Theo. Runyon, July 30, 1861. Ohio Volunteers--Brigadier-General J. D. Cox, July 30, 1861. Brigadier-General N. Schlesh, July 30, 1861. Brigadier-General J. N. Bates, August 27, 1861. Indiana Volunteers--Brigadier-General T. A. Morris, July 27, 1861. 4. Surgeons of brigades rank as surgeons only. 5. Officers mustering out volunteers will charge upon the rolls the indebtedness of the troops to the State by what they were furnished. By order, L. Thomas, Adjutant-General.
y were not marching the direct route to Winchester. Some said the enemy had put up intrenchments on the road, and this direction was taken to get in his rear. Others thought that only a portion were taking this route, and that other divisions of the army were marching on the direct road. Even after arriving at Charlestown there were many who thought they were on the way to Winchester. The army marched in one column from Bunker Hill to this place, Gen. Cadwalader's division in front, Col. Thomas' brigade the advance guard, and Gen. Keim's division bringing up the rear, flanking companies and cavalry being thrown out on both sides to prevent surprise. We met not a single enemy, not even a solitary horseman, and the march was performed without the occurrence of a single incident worth noting. We arrived here about noon, and I do not think were very warmly received by the inhabitants. This part of the country is strongly tinctured with secessionism. The men say little, but the w
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 121.-General McClellan's command. (search)
ess for the positions assigned them. Those officers found to be incompetent will be rejected, and the vacancies thus occasioned will be filled by the appointment of such persons as may have passed the examination before the Board. Third--Camp Pickett, San Juan Island, W. T., and Fort Chekalis, Gray's Harbor, W. T., are announced as double ration posts, the former from July 22d, 1859, and the latter from------11th, 1860, being the respective dates of their first occupation by troops. Fourth--Captain Robert Garland, and First Lieutenant Edward J. Brooks, Seventh Infantry, having given evidence of disloyalty, are dropped from the rolls of the army, to date from May 23d, 1861, and May 16th, 1861, respectively. First Lieutenant James Leshler, Tenth Infantry, having overstayed his leave of absence, and failed to report to the Commanding Officer of the Department of the West, is dropped from the rolls of the army, to date from July 15th, 1861. By order, L. Thomas, Adj't-General.
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