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D. H. Hill, Jr., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 4, North Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 39 3 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 9. (ed. Frank Moore) 3 1 Browse Search
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rth Texas; Lieutenant-Colonel P. A. Work, First Texas; Lieutenant-Colonel Gary, commanding Hampton legion; Colonel Stone, Second Mississippi; Colonel P. F. Liddell, Eleventh Mississippi; Lieutenant-Colonel O. K. McLemore, Fourth Alabama; and Major R. F. Webb, Sixth North Carolina, although not wounded, were conspicuous upon this hotly contested field, leading forward the many brave men of their commands. After all the field and acting field officers of the Fifth Texas regiment had fallen, Capta, fell whilst leading their brave comrades against ten times their numbers. Colonel Stone, Lieutenant-Colonel Humphreys, and Major Blair, Second Mississippi, Lieutenant-Colonel Butler, Eleventh Mississippi, Captain Scruggs, Fourth Alabama, and Major Webb, Sixth North Carolina. also received severe wounds. Conspicuous were Colonels Law and Wofford, commanding brigades. Lieutenant-Colonel Gary, commanding Hampton legion; Lieutenant-Colonel P. A. Work, commanding First Texas; Lieutenant-Colonel
he North Carolinians nor the Mississippians remained to renew the charge, but incontinently left the field. The North Carolinians never fell back except when, as explained above, they were fired upon by a regiment thought to be on their own side, and they yielded ground then only after repeated injunctions from their own officers not to fire. They returned with Kershaw, followed the enemy in the direction of Centreville until ordered to return, and at night camped on the battlefield. Maj. R. F. Webb and Lieut. B. F. White, detailed to bury the dead, collected twenty-three bodies near the battery, and those of Colonel Fisher and Private Hanna were lying far beyond it. These assertions are substantiated by five officers present on the field, and by the written statements of many others, published years ago. This battle ended the fighting in Virginia for that year. North Carolina, however, was not so fortunate, for the next month saw Butler's descent upon its coast. The coast o
the object of which was to secure our baggage trains. Johnston's Narrative. General Webb, of the Federals, observes: The demonstration of the Union cavalry the p Hooker attacked Longstreet manfully at 7 o'clock on the 5th. However, as General Webb of the Federal army chronicles, he lost ground until Kearny came up about 2 xecuted before its dangerous significance became apparent. Peninsular Campaign. Webb adds, By this movement on our right, the enemy were forced to pay special attent comprised about 8,000 Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia troops. But for General Webb, writing in 1881, and claiming to have sifted and collated for careful invesranch that day reported fewer than 600. Porter does not state his numbers. General Webb says that Porter had about 12,000 men. Peninsula Campaign. Probably, as enemy between it and the rest of the brigade and lost many prisoners. However, Webb's assertion that it was almost entirely captured, is far wide of the mark, as La
moans of the wounded and dying. On retiring from Beaver Dam creek General Porter, having, as he says, 30,000 men, Battles and Leaders, II, p. 337. (Note—General Webb strangely says that Porter had less than 18,000 infantry at Gaines' Mill.—Peninsula Campaign, page 130.) fortified in a naturally strong position on the east bany pieces of artillery were taken (14 in all), and nearly a whole regiment of the enemy.. . Lieutenant-Colonel Avery was wounded, the command devolving upon Maj. R. F. Webb, who ably sustained his part. Meanwhile, on Porter's right stubborn work was doing. There Porter had placed Sykes' regulars, the flower of his corps, and zed the debris of his troops in the woods . . . his tenacity and the courage of his soldiers have only had the effect of causing him to sustain heavy loss. General Webb says of the same advance: Garland in front (with a North Carolina brigade) attacked the hill with impetuous courage, but soon sent for reinforcements. The
day began the two days of desperate fighting at Second Manassas, or Bull Run. North Carolina had eleven regiments and one battalion of infantry and two batteries of artillery engaged in these battles: In Law's brigade was the Sixth regiment, Maj. R. F. Webb; in Trimble's, the Twenty-first and First battalion; in Branch's brigade, the Seventh, Capt. R. B. MacRae; the Eighteenth, Lieutenant-Colonel Purdie; the Twenty-eighth, Col. J. H. Lane; the Thirty-third, Lieut.-Col. R. F. Hoke, and the Thirtreports that he united the Sixth North Carolina with his other regiments in a charge on a destructive battery near the Dogan house, and drove the gunners from it. His whole brigade was active during the afternoon's fight. Law also reports that Major Webb handled his men with consummate ability. Jackson had joined in the forward movement, and the Federal army had been slowly driven off the entire field. In the advance of Jackson, Archer's, Thomas' and Pender's brigades acting in concert had r
Hooker. The Twenty-first North Carolina and the First battalion, of Ewell's division, and the First and Third regiments of D. H. Hill's division were so far the only North Carolina troops engaged. Hood is now sent for, and the Sixth regiment, Major Webb, enters with him. G. T. Anderson enters to brace the Confederate left. Doubleday's attack was driven back, Gibbon and Phelps suffering terribly; the Confederates, however, were repulsed in an effort to follow their advantage. Hofmann and Rickmmanding Fourth North Carolina. The following field officers, or acting field officers, were wounded: Cols. Van H. Manning, R. T. Bennett, F. M. Parker, W. L. DeRosset; Lieut.-Cols. Sanders, W. A. Johnston, Thomas Ruffin (three times); Majs. R. F. Webb and S. D. Thruston; Captains (commanding regiments) S. McD. Tate and E. A. Osborne. In October, Gen. J. E. B. Stuart made a daring cavalry expedition into Pennsylvania. In this expedition the First North Carolina cavalry, Lieut.-Col. J. B.
he point of attack. The roar of these guns as they burst into deadly action fairly shook the rocky hills, and was heard, it is said, fifty miles away. Strong battle was in the air, and the veterans of both sides swelled their breasts to gather nerve and strength to meet it. The Federals had strengthened their stronghold on the ridge and concentrated their lines for the stern conflict that they saw impending. Hancock held the portion of their line that was to receive the severest shock. Webb's brigade was behind a stone wall and breastworks. Hall and Smyth were on his left and right, respectively, Williard to Smyth's right. Stannard was ready to fall on the flank of the Confederate right. The second line was posted behind a crest. . Howard's corps held its former place, and Doubleday's men held lines to Gibbon's left. All lay in readiness, screening themselves as best they could from the fire of the artillery that was soon to cease from want of ammunition. We lay behind a sl
concealed them from sight. Cooke and Kirkland advanced, and no opportunity offered Walker to form on line with them. They encountered General Warren's Second corps drawn up along a line of railroad. The Federal forces that these two brigades were ordered to attack were posted in a low cut almost perfectly sheltering the men, and behind an embankment forming equally good protection. Hays' division, consisting of the brigades of Smyth, Carroll and Owen, held the center. On his right was Webb's division, made up of Heath's and Mallon's brigades—Baxter not being present. Caldwell's division was on Hays' left, but the Confederate front was not long enough to reach his position, and only his skirmishers were engaged. Miles' brigade of Caldwell's division was supporting the artillery. The Federal brigades most severely engaged were those of Heath, Mallon and Owen. Against these two divisions the two North Carolina brigades, under the protest of General Cooke, gallantly advanced.
ett's objective. General Pickett had in his command Corse's Virginia brigade; Gen. M. W. Ransom's brigade, composed of these North Carolina regiments: Twenty-fourth, Colonel Clarke; Twenty-fifth, Colonel Rutledge; Thirty-fifth, Colonel Jones; Forty-ninth, Colonel McAfee, and Fifty-sixth, Colonel Faison; Clingman's North Carolina brigade—the Eighth, Colonel Shaw; Thirty-first, Colonel Jordan; Fifty-first, Colonel McKethan, and Sixty-first, Colonel Radcliffe; Hoke's Carolina brigade—Sixth, Colonel Webb; Twenty-first, Colonel Rankin; Forty-third, Lieutenant-Colonel Lewis; Fifty-fourth, Colonel Murchison; Fifty-seventh, Colonel Godwin, and Twenty-first Georgia. In addition, he had four unbrigaded regiments, including the Sixty-seventh North Carolina, Colonel Whitford, and five regiments of cavalry, including the Third North Carolina, Colonel Baker, and the Sixth, Colonel Folk. The artillery under Pickett's orders consisted of the Tenth North Carolina regiment, Colonel Pool's command, St
campaign many Federal officers were of opinion that he could not recruit it enough to make another year's campaign. General Webb's article, Through the Wilderness. This belief may account for the apparently reckless expenditure of blood in this yeon May 3d, General Grant's army began to cross the Rapidan, and move on the Germanna ford road toward the Wilderness. General Webb, of that army, gives this concrete illustration of the comparative strength of the two armies: His [Grant's] 118,0ines, but they were all repelled. His men had intrenched themselves and were anxious to be attacked. Grant, comments General Webb of the Federal army, had been thoroughly defeated in his attempt to walk past General Lee on the way to Richmond. na troops were part of that organization: Hoke's old brigade under Col. W. G. Lewis, made up of these regiments—Sixth, Colonel Webb; Twenty-first, Lieutenant-Colonel Rankin; Fifty-fourth, Colonel Murchison; Fifty-seventh, Colonel Godwin; First North
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