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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 9. (ed. Frank Moore) 5 1 Browse Search
Judith White McGuire, Diary of a southern refugee during the war, by a lady of Virginia 4 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 1 1 Browse Search
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of the young soldiers whom we have loved, and whose youth we have watched with anxiety and hope as those on whom our country must depend in days to come, being cut down when their country most needs them. We have just heard of the death of Barksdale Warwick, another of our E. H. S. boys-another son of the parents who yielded up their noble first-born son on the field of battle three years ago. He fell a day or two ago; I did not hear precisely when or where; I only know that he has passed awayblazing. Yankees, citizens, and negroes were attempting to arrest the flames. The War Department was falling in; burning papers were being wafted about the streets. The Commissary Department, with our desks and papers, was consumed already. Warwick & Barksdale's mill was sending its flames to the sky. Cary and Main Streets seemed doomed throughout; Bank Street was beginning to burn, and now it had reached Franklin. At any other moment it would have distracted me, but I had ceased to feel
d. Colonel Rainey, First Texas, though seriously ill, joined his command, and fell severely wounded; Colonel Marshall, Fourth Texas, was shot dead, and Lieutenant-Colonel Warwick was mortally wounded. Lieutenant-Colonel Ruff, of the Eighteenth Georgia, led his regiment, and fortunately escaped unhurt. The legion, though not mucment, I regret to report the loss of many gallant officers and men. Among those who fell, either killed or mortally wounded, were Colonel John Marshall, Lieutenant-Colonel Warwick, Captains E. D. Ryan, J. W. Hutcheson, P. P. Porter, T. M. Owen, A. A. G., and Lieutenants R. J. Lambert, C. Rich, D. L. Butts, D. P. Lyons, T. H. Hallewas attended by my official Aid, and two volunteers--Lieutenant J. J. Wise, Captain George D. Wise, (who acted as volunteer Aid of General Holmes,) and Lieutenant Barksdale Warwick. As early as possible after General Holmes passed with his force, I followed, and reported to him at the Drill House, near New Market. There, findi
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The career of Wise's Brigade, 1861-5. (search)
o fall in on the left of McGowan's Brigade and charge the enemy. The 59th were left to guard the trenches, and the 26th, 34th and 46th went into the charge. They, with McGowan's Brigade, did good execution in staggering the overpowering columns of Meade, and in delaying their advance to Five Forks. In these two fights a number of the best and bravest fell among the killed and wounded, among whom were Lieutenant-Colonel Harrison, of the 34th; Captain Barksdale, of the 59th, and Lieutenant Barksdale Warwick, of my staff, who died with a smile of the guadia certaminis on his face, struck whilst waving his sword and shouting Charge! Charge! On the night of the 31st we fell back across Hatcher's Run to Sutherland's on the S. S. R. Road and pressed forward after Hunton to reinforce Pickett at Five Forks. On Sabbath morning the 1st April, we reached Church Crossings, and were kneeling to God, under the prayers of Chaplain W. E. Wiatt of the 26th, when an order announced the defeat of