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ident of the Southern Confederacy, to proceed to Charleston and take command of the forces there assembled, and to be assembled for the investment of Fort Sumter.--Herald, March 7. In the Texas State Convention, a letter was received from General Waul, enclosing a letter from the Secretary of War of the Confederate States, in relation to the military complications in Texas. President Davis instructs the Secretary of War to say that he is disposed to assume every responsibility compatible wionable time within which to depart from her territory. Should the Federal Government refuse to withdraw them, President Davis does not hesitate to say, that all the powers of the Southern Confederacy shall be promptly employed to expel them. General Waul says that the possibility of settling difficulties by a reconstruction of the old Union is never alluded to in the Congress, and that the proposal would receive about the same encouragement as a proposition to reannex Texas to the States of Me
e Rebel works essentially intact. The next day was devoted by Ross to erecting a land battery in front of the Rebel lines, under cover of woods: Loring withholding his fire on it to economize his scanty ammunition. At 10 next morning, March 13. both gunboats renewed the bombardment, aided by our land battery. During the day, one of the Chilicothe's shells tore through the enemy's parapet, knocking out a cotton-bale, and igniting a tub of cartridges beside the Whitworth gun ; whereby Lt. Waul, serving it, was wounded, and 15 of his men burned some of them badly. Other damage was done; but the Rebels worked throughout the ensuing night, repairing and strengthening their works. Our fire was renewed for a short time next day; and the day after was devoted on both sides to fortifying. Next morning, March 16. the attack was renewed with spirit on our side; but the Chilicothe was soon hulled by an 18-pound shot from the enemy's rifled Whitworth gun, which entered one of her po
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Letters. (search)
rious positions on the Baldwin's Ferry road, and from thence between Bovina and Edwards's Depot, each division being in good supporting distance of the other. Colonel Waul, commanding Fort Pemberton, was directed to leave a garrison of three hundred (300) men at that place, and proceed with the remainder of his force to Snyder's g Black River; Brigadier-General Shoupe's brigade of Major-General Smith's division guarded the river-front of the city. Brigadier-General Baldwin's brigade, with Waul's Legion attached, guarded the approaches to the city from the Hall's Ferry road around to the railroad-bridge on the Big Black; the heavy artillery at the batteriont, on the north, about one and a quarter miles. Brigadier-General Bowen's division was held in reserve to strengthen any portion of the line most threatened, and Waul's Texas Legion (about five hundred) was in reserve especially to support the right of Moore's or the left of Lee's brigades. On the entire line, one hundred and t
. 300; D. 83 Washington Elm, at Cambridge, meeting at the, D. 48 Washington, George, rumored removal of the remains of, P. 127, 128; poem on the removal of the remains of, P. 127 Washington Home Guard, of Alexandria, Va., D. 77 Washington, John B., taken at Fairfax Court House, Va., D. 90; incident of his capture, P. 111 Washington Navy Yard, traitors arrested at, 47 Washington Oath, the, Doc. 158 Washita, Fort, D. 43 Watkins, W. W., D. 72 Waul, General, of Texas, D. 18 Waverly, N. Y., Union at, D. 35 Wayne Guards, the, of Erie, Pa, D. 26 Webber, —, Rev., D. 57 Weber, Max, Col., 20th Regiment, N. Y. S. V., D. 102; Doc. 366 Webster, Fletcher, D. 37 Weed, Thurlow, Doc. 5 Welch, —, Rev., D. D., D. 83 Weld, H. Hastings, Rev., P. 133 Weld, L. L., poem by, P. 103 Weller, M. L., Rev., a soldier in the rebel army, P. 131 Wells, T. D., D. D., D. 38 Wesendonck, Hugo, speech at the Unio
cavalry in detachments. Walker's division, consisting of Randal's, Waul's, and Scurvey's brigades, was posted from Fort De Russy down Bayou lker's division, moved by the road leading toward the enemy's left. Waul's brigade was held in reserve in the rear of Churchill and Parsons. on to follow. As soon as Walker's guns were heard off to our right, Waul's brigade was pushed forward to support his left. Parsons's division moved in his rear as a support. Waul soon became engaged. The firing was very heavy for about one hour. Our men fired very wildly. Waul'Waul's right was slowly overlapped by Walker's left. Waul's troops were repulsed. Randall in the centre, and Scurry on the right, held their grouWaul's troops were repulsed. Randall in the centre, and Scurry on the right, held their ground, though their troops were in great disorder. Parsons's division did not support Waul as it was intended, but moved to the right of our linWaul as it was intended, but moved to the right of our line, and did no more fighting. In about an hour from the time Waul's brigade went into action, the enemy withdrew along their whole line. Our
otified of the expected raids. Two companies of cavalry of Waul's Legion alone were ordered to report to Brigadier-General vision being in good supporting distance of the other. Colonel Waul, commanding Fort Pemberton, was directed to leave a garont of the city. Brigadier-General Baldwin's brigade, with Waul's Legion attached, guarded the approaches to the city from to strengthen any portion of the line most threatened, and Waul's Texas Legion (about five hundred) was in reserve, especiaBowen's division (about two thousand four hundred men), and Waul's Texas Legion (about five hundred), were designated for thon a call for volunteers for that purpose, two companies of Waul's Texas Legion, commanded respectively by Captain Bradley amore determination than those of the nineteenth of May. Colonel Waul's Legion had previously been sent to General Stevenson,Colonel Higgins, commanding the river batteries, and to Colonel Waul, commanding Texas Legion. If the most unremitting atte
ve hundred prisoners, 20 pieces of artillery, several stand of colors, many thousands of small-arms, and 250 wagons were taken. Here, said Taylor in his report, the Thirteenth corps gave way entirely, and was replaced by the Nineteenth, hurriedly brought up to support the fight. The Nineteenth, though fresh, shared the fate of the Thirteenth. Nothing could arrest the astonishing ardor and courage of our troops. Green, Polignac, Major, Bagby and Randal, on the left; Walker, Bee, Scurry and Waul, on the right, swept all before them. Flight on the part of the Thirteenth and Nineteenth corps, dropping curses with the booty—on our part, pursuit, filling with triumphant yells the darkening hills. These continued until evening shadows began to obscure the path. Just as night was closing in, the enemy made a stand near a small creek of clear water. The water was an invitation to both armies. Half way between Mansfield and Pleasant Hill flowed this creek. Here occurred a sharply co
. W. S. Barry; Fortieth Mississippi, Col. W. B. Colbert; Second Texas; Bledsoe's battery. Other forces—Sengstak's battery; Mississippi cavalry, Col. Wirt Adams; Waul's Texas Legion, Lieut.-Col. L. Willis; Pointe Coupee artillery; First Tennessee cavalry, Col. J. G. Stocks. Mississippi State troops, Brig.-Gen. John V. Harris: Fi line south of the railroad, Barton on the river front and in the forts adjacent, Reynolds next to the Hall's Ferry road, Cumming on the left center, and Lee, with Waul's legion, on the left up to the railroad. The next two miles of intrenchments, running north, were held by Forney's division, Moore next the railroad and Hebert ogle of the works about sixty of the enemy effected a lodgment and planted two colors on the parapet, but were driven out and the flags captured by two companies of Waul's legion. In this assault the Federals lost the major part of their killed and wounded while before Vicksburg, the grand total of which was 4,233. This assault s
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.3 (search)
answering and unalterable determination never to yield. To the same effect were the resolutions passed in mass-meeting by Harrison's brigade. On May 17th was published the following order of Major T. M. Harwood, commanding the cavalry battalion, Waul's Legion: Members of this command will rendezvous at Brenham, Washington county, May 28th, prepared to march immediately to brigade headquarters east of the Mississippi river. About that date General Majors addressed his brigade, exhorting them terals Price, of Missouri; Hindman, of Arkansas, and Early of Virginia. General Joe Shelby, of Missouri, fulfilled his promise by leading a portion of his command into exile across the Rio Grande. Other officers of high rank, among whom were Generals Waul, DeBray and Majors, returned to their homes to endure whatever fate might be in reserve for them. The private soldiers and subaltern officers scattered throughout the State, and the ceremony of surrendering and being paroled was for the mo
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Dedication of a bronze tablet in honor of Botetourt Battery (search)
e support of General Stevenson, but too late for effective service. The battle was lost. In the late afternoon the Confederates withdrew in good order, crossed Baker's Creek at sunset and bivouacked near Bovina. The next day saw the march back to Vicksburg. Another day and the siege of Vicksburg had begun. The Confederate line of defense was five miles in length. Barton occupied the river front and the fortifications on the right centre; Cumming the left centre, and Lee, reinforced by Waul's Texas Legion, the extreme left. The position of the Botetourt Artillery was to the right of Hall's Ferry Road, in a saliant angle, on a narrow ridge that sloped to the west. It had two guns—Parrotts, I believe—and the men were armed with Enfield rifles. Captain Johnston, named for marked and distinguished gallantry by Generals Pemberton, Stevenson, Burton and Lee, became chief of artillery, Stevenson's Division, and the Botetourt men served in the trenches under the command of Lieutenant
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