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mming the Missouri River.--St. Louis News, April 17. Brig.-Gen. Shields, at Woodstock, Va., issued the following general order: The General commanding the division directs that the special thanks of himself and command be tendered to Capt. Ambrose Thompson, Division Quartermaster, for the energy, industry, and efficiency with which he has conducted the affairs of his Department previous to and during the battle of Winchester, and in his untiring and successful efforts since to employ every could devise to furnish this division with every thing required to render it efficient in the field. This order will be published to the command as an assurance of our appreciation of his ability, and a copy of the same will be furnished Capt. Ambrose Thompson. The United States revenue steamer Reliance arrived at Baltimore, Md., this morning, with four prize vessels — the schooners Hartford, Bride, Whig and Two Brothers — all captured in Wicomico River, between the mouths of the Potomac a
volley into them, wounded three of those gallant men seriously, a lieutenant having received shots in both arms and in the breast. The cavalry then fell back to the main body, and a piece of artillery was ordered forward, and taking its position, it shelled the woods with grape and canister. It was now late in the night, and the whole force was ordered back a short distance, with the exception of the Twenty-third Virginia, Lieutenant-Colonel A. G. Taliaferro, and the First Georgia, Colonel Thompson, and a battery, who were ordered to remain as a picket-guard; and there they remained standing in the road, with no fires, and so intensely cold that numbers fell in their places and had to be borne to the rear. The soles of the shoes actually froze to the ground, and the suffering of the men was awful to witness; but still there was little complaint, and all were eager to meet the enemy who were so close to us. Sunday morning, about daybreak, found the Potomac river and the Baltimo
olated from each other and turned, compelling thus the evacuation of his stronghold of Bowling Green first, and now Columbus. The flotilla under Flag-Officer Foote consisted of six gunboats, commanded by Capts. Dove, Walke, Stemble, Paulding, Thompson and Shirk, and four mortar-boats, in charge of Capt. Phelps, United States Navy, assisted by Lieut. Ford, advance corps United States Army, and three transports, conveying Col. Buford's Twenty-seventh Illinois regiment, and a battalion of the Fi While I cannot express too strongly my admiration of the gallantry and wise counsels of the distinguished aid and engineer of General halleck, Gen. Collum, I must add, that Commanders Davis, Walke and Stemble, and Lieuts. Commanding Paulding, Thompson, Shirk and Phelps — the latter being in command of the mortar division, assisted by Lieut. Luford, of the Ordnance corps of the United States Army--nobly performed their duty. I have my flag on board the Cincinnati, commanded by the gallant C
a., April 12, 1862. General order, No. 19. The General commanding the division directs that the special thanks of himself and command be tendered to Capt. Ambrose Thompson, Division Quartermaster, for the energy, industry, and efficiency with which he has conducted the affairs of his department, previous to and during the bant in the field. This order will be published to the command as an assurance of our appreciation of his ability, and a copy of the same will be furnished Capt. Ambrose Thompson. By command of Brig.-General Shields. H. G. Armstrong, Major Fifth Ohio Volunteers, and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General. Governor Curtin's official Major H. G. Armstrong, O. V., Assistant Adjutant-General. Major R. C. Shriver, Capt. E. D. Mason, 0. V., Lieut. J. S. Jones, O. V., Aids-de-Camp. Capt. Ambrose Thompson, Quartermaster. Henry Bryant, Acting Medical Director. Our troops are now beyond Woodstock, where they are stopped for the present by the burning of a
ovey; Thurber's Missouri Battery. Second brigade, Col. Thayer, First Nebraska, commanding; First Nebraska, Lieut.-Col. McCord commanding; Twenty-third Indiana, Col. Sanderson; Fifty-eighth Ohio, Col. Bausenwein; Sixty-eighth Ohio, Col. Steadman; Thompson's Indiana battery. Third brigade, Col. Chas. Whittlesey, Twentieth Ohio, commanding; Twentieth Ohio, Lieut.-Col.--commanding; Fifty-sixth Ohio, Col. Pete Kinney; Seventy-sixth Ohio, Col. Charles R. Woods; Seventy-eighth Ohio, Col. Leggett. Thcame. Twenty regiments were counted passing through these woods. The design was plain. The rebels had abandoned the idea of forcing their way through our left, and now the manifest attempt was to turn our right. Batteries were ordered up — Thompson's and Thurber's — and the whole column was shelled as it passed. The rebels rapidly threw their artillery into position, and a brisk cannonading began. After a time, while the fight still rested with the artillery, the rebels opened a new and
ed most zealous and efficient service, which their previous military education has so well fitted them for. Lieut. P. H. O'Rourke, of the United States Engineers, acting as Assistant Engineer to Gen. Gilmore, was also most energetic and useful. Of your own staff, I had the pleasure of noticing repeatedly under fire, most actively engaged, Major Halpine, Assistant Adjutant--General ; Lieut. Smith, Acting Assistant Adjutant--General; Major Hough, most especially zealous; Major Wright, Captains Thompson and Dole, Lieuts. Stockton, Hay, and Kinsie, your Aids — not only complying with your own directions, but ready to aid me at all times when needed. Lieut.--Col. Hall, of the Volunteer Engineer regiment, deserves most especial commendation for his activity, zeal, and general usefulness at all times, by night and by day, by which he constantly rendered most valuable services, as did the battalion of his fine regiment during the siege and previously; and Captain McArthur, of the Eighth
tion to send another gunboat, and requested that I should go down the river, and destroy the remaining rebel batteries above Point Pleasant. At dawn the following morning, and after a given signal, he informed me he would land his army, and attack that of the enemy at or near Island No.10. The Pittsburgh did not arrive till five o'clock A. M.; but as the transports, one at least, were under way with our troops on board, going down, I got under way at half-past 6 o'clock, having ordered Com. Thompson, verbally and by signal, to follow my motions, and proceeded down to the enemy's lower and heaviest battery, consisting of one sixty-four-pounder, and two sixty-four-pound siege-howitzers. We opened a constant, deliberate and well-directed fire upon it, for three fourths of an hour, feebly assisted by our own batteries on shore, when the enemy slackened his fire. Shot passed through our fourth cutter and starboard quarter, cutting away the sheave of our wheel-rope, striking our stern-g
t purpose. The editor of the village paper was arrested while endeavoring to escape, and his press, already boxed up for removal, captured. He had just returned from the little town of Ozark, in this State, and reported that Gens. Van Dorn and Thompson had been there, but had gone to Memphis. Price was there with his troops, mustering about eight thousand, and was only waiting for the arrival of the forces belonging to the commands of Thompson and Van Dorn, who were ordered to report to him, Thompson and Van Dorn, who were ordered to report to him, when he and the army would follow to Memphis, whither they were ordered. If this report be true, there is no force of the enemy to oppose us in this State, and to cross swords with our antagonists, we shall have to follow them to the Mississippi River. The editor was released on his parole of honor not to leave or attempt to remove his press. A week ago to-day, Col. Carlin's brigade moved to this place and took formal possession, and now the United States flag floats from the roof of the Co
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 23. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Forty-Ninth N. C. Infantry, C. S. A. [from the Charlotte, N. C., Observer, October 20, 27, 1895.] (search)
ess when I think of those who poured out their blood as a sacrifice which, perchance, the world will say was useless. But, nay, the lesson of courage, fidelity and heroism they left cannot be useless to mankind; the scroll of honor upon which their names are written high cannot, and shall not, be effaced or tarnished by their descendants and their kindred. And what a noble band they were. Ramseur, Fleming, Durham, Harris, Davis, Chambers, the Phifers, Adams, Lytle, Krider, Grier, Horan, Thompson, Alex Barrett, Summers, Crawford, Ardrey, Barnett, Dixon, B. F. Dixon, Torrance, Linebarger, Rankin, Connor and Sherrill. As was said of a group of noble young Englishmen, it may be truly said of them: Blending their souls' sublimest needs With tasks of every day; They went about their greatest deeds Like noble boys at play. How their bright young faces come back over the vista of all these long years! How splendid and great they were in their modest, patient earnest love of country!
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 23. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Historical sketch of the Rockbridge artillery, C. S. Army, by a member of the famous battery. (search)
s, James H. Raines, Archibald G. Silvey, James A. Smith, Joseph S. Thompson, John A. Trevy, Daniel J. Ayers, Napoleon B. Bane, Samuel R. Bumpu Rader, Daniel P. Rhodes, Jacob N. Smith, Adam Strickler, James A. Thompson, Samuel G. Wallace, John Wilson, Samuel A. All the men and officers, nd John E. Davis, at Chimborazo, both in 1864—the latter on June 30th; and Ambrose Thompson [or Tomlinson] died July—, 1864. From this point onward the records areas Massie, J. Livingston *Mateer, Samuel L. Maury, Magruder Maury, Thompson B. *Meade, Francis A. Merrick, Alfred D. Michaels, Benjamin F. MinJames F. Taylor, Charles S. *Taylor, Stevens M. Tharp, Benjamin F. Thompson, Ambrose *Thompson, John A. *Thompson, Lucas P. Thompson, Samuel G. Thompson, Samuel G. *Tidball, Thomas H. Timberlake, Francis H. Tomlinson, James W. Tompkins, John F. *Trevey, Daniel J. *Trice, Leroy F. Trueheart, Charles W. *Tyl
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