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The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), General Reynolds' last battle. (search)
he positions turned, and stragglers began to pour in from the front, an ambulance started off with Reynolds' body, in charge of his faithful and gallant orderly, and one or two others. Soon after leaving the town behind, Hancock met the little cortege, and it was stopped to give him the last news of the day, while on the arrival at Meade's headquarters, in the midst of sincere expressions of deep sorrow and an overwhelming loss, time was taken to explain to Meade, and Warren, and Hunt, and Williams, and Tyler, all that could serve to explain the actual condition of affairs, the real state of the case, the advantages of the position, the need of troops and the necessity of moving immediately to the front. As Meade went off in that direction, the little group carried on their sacred burden until the railroad was reached. From that point to Baltimore was a comparatively easy journey, and then came the sad, slow move to Philadelphia and Lancaster, where, at last, on the Fourth of Jul
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), Vicksburg during the siege. (search)
, appeared before the terraced city of the hills --the name given Vicksburg, according to local tradition, by Daniel Webster. The disastrous experiment made in the previous December by General Sherman--of approaching the town on the Yazoo line — was not repeated. The troops were disembarked on the west bank of the river, and began to dig a canal across the isthmus which the great bend of the river opposite Vicksburg makes; the original idea of which scheme of isolation had occurred to General Williams the year before. Demonstrations in other directions were not neglected, meanwhile. Nine gunboats, carrying 4,000 men, in March made a move down the Tallahatchie, but were repulsed by General Loring at Fort Pemberton. General Pemberton, in command of the Department of Mississippi, was induced for a while to think, that the city was in no immediate danger, and that a large part of General Grant's army had been sent to join Rosecrans. He soon had occasion to alter his mind in this conne
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), General Meade at Gettysburg. (search)
m foremost in all public works, and made his name a household wold in all your homes. During the dark days of our civil war, I happened to be in Washington. He telegraphed me to come and celebrate Easter in his camp, with the Holy Communion. It was a strange place for Easter flowers and Easter songs, and the story of the Resurrection, but I do not recall a sweeter service, nor one more redolent of the peace of heaven. Of the bronzed veterans who knelt beside the Lord's table, some, like Williams and Meade, are sleeping with the dead; others are scattered far, and busy in life's work. That day I knew that we had in our camp centurions who feared God and prayed always. The world loves to tell other stories of public men; and, perhaps, no eye but God's sees the record of the conflict of human souls in the battle of life. Death came suddenly, without the sound of a footfall; there were a few days when friends waited on medical skill, but his heart was in the country whither he was g
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), Van Dorn, the hero of Mississippi. (search)
was wonderful. He knew how to care for his men and horses. His own wants were few; his habits simple; he was energetic and enduring; he deferred everything to his military duty; he craved glory beyond everything-high glory; there was no stain of vain glory about anything he ever did or said. As the bravest are ever the greatest, so was he simple and kind, and gentle as a child. I remember one evening on our ride across Arkansas, we stopped at the hospitable house of an old gentlemen (Dr. Williams) about one day's march this side of Van Buren. We were sitting on the portico --Van Dorn and I-when a little child came out to us; he called her to him, and soon had her confidence, and as she told him, in her child-like way, that she was an orphan, and spoke of her mother, lately dead, his eyes filled with tears, and I noticed that he slipped into her hand the only piece of gold he owned, and asked her to get with it something to remember him by. The pre-eminent quality of his milit
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), Death of General John H. Morgan. (search)
ichigan. This brigade killed the great raider, and effectually broke up and scattered his command. In the garden of Mrs. Williams, in Greenville, Tennessee, a plain stone is set on the spot where Morgan fell. After his marvelous escape from the Od in Greenville, his command camping near by, and a portion of his staff taking up their quarters at the residence of Mrs. Williams. This is the finest residence in Greenville — a large double brick house, not far from that of the late Andrew Johnson, but much larger and finer than any Johnson ever lived in, except the White House. It was built by Dr. Alexander Williams, who died a few years before the war, and, at the time of the tragedy, was occupied by his widow and a few members of the family. Mrs. Williams is now dead, but the house stands just as it did, and the surroundings are almost precisely the same as on that moist and gloomy September morning, in the year 1864, when the roof sheltered John H. Morgan the last night he spent
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), Stonewall Jackson's Valley campaign. (search)
also five batteries and Ashby's regiment of cavalry. General Banks had his own division, under Williams, and Shields' (late Lander's troops) Division, now incorporated in his corps. Two brigades of * In compliance with these instructions, Shields' Division was recalled from Strasburg, and Williams' Division began its movement toward Manassas on the 20th of March. On the evening of the 21ed with information gotten from within the Federal lines, misled the Confederates. The last of Williams' Division, of Banks' Corps, had left on the morning of the 22d for Manassas, but Shields' Divist (after the battle) to bring together all the troops within my reach. I sent an express after Williams' Division, requesting the rear brigade, about twenty miles distant, to march all night, and joiWashington, halted at Harper's Ferry, and with remarkable promptitude and sagacity ordered back Williams' whole division, so that my express found the rear brigade already en route to join us. .The G
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The capture of Mason and Slidell. (search)
The foreign publications were the letters of the officers of the Trent, Captain Moir, commanding, his purser, and Commander Williams, of the Royal Navy Reserve, who chanced to be a fellow-passenger of the voyaging emissaries. In Captain Moir's repGentlemen, lay your hands on Mr. Mason, which we accordingly did. Mr. Mason then said: I yield to force. Whereupon Commander Williams shouted: Under protest, Mr. Mason, under protest. Yes, said Mr. Mason, in the. same tone as before, precisely, undtance of no small energy. The spirit prevailing on her decks may, without any stretch of truth, be called warlike. Captain Williams, Royal navy, who was in charge of the Central American and Mexican mails, now came out of his cabin, and passing to handed him an unfolded paper, which Mr. Dahlgren declined to receive. Lieutenant Fairfax was on the lower deck, and Captain Williams, finding no officer who would accept the note, finally shoved it in his pocket; subsequently, it fluttered to the de
ere. General Smith was shot through the shoulder and neck, but never for a moment lost his presence of mind, and insisted upon being again placed on horseback in the midst of a shower of bullets, which of course was not permitted. The brigade is now at this post, where any letters to its members will be received, as the mail is again running. Allen Infantry. List of killed and wounded of the Allen Infantry, of Mount Jackson, Shenandoah county, Virginia: Killed--Alexander Williams, Jas. Swartz, Nason Kauffman, Wm. Walker. Wounded--S. K. Moore, 1st Lieutenant; Noah Proctor, Orderly Sergeant; Chas Butt, 2d Sergeant; Jos Hawkins, Samuel Wetzel, David Overhoizer, John Grimm, Reuben Grimm, David Hoffman, Harrison Jordan, John Stonebrenner, Jos. Butt, George Patten, John Corden. This company was attached to Col. Cummings' Regiment. The Withes Greys. A member of this company sends us a corrected list of the killed and wounded among his comrades. The
and breaking in the house of Charles Palmer, was remanded for trial.--Michael Kennedy and James Broderick, arrested for fighting in the street, were committed in default of surety for their good behavior.--John Monroe, charged with assaulting William Anderson, was required to give security to keep the peace.--Daniel Workman, charged with cutting Daniel Sullivan, was arraigned, and Sullivan testified that they were going about drinking whiskey, and that he (Sullivan) was very drunk; and that, without provocation, Workman drew a knife and cut him on the head and throat. Contradictory testimony in regard to the circumstances was introduced, and the Mayor determined to deliver the prisoner up to the officers of his company, now under marching orders.--Some other cases of inebriety were disposed of in the usual way. Among the negroes up were two charged with larceny, namely: Israel, slave of Williams & Ragland, and James Jackson, free, who were respectively ordered 39 and 30 lashes.
Taking the oath. --The following persons yesterday appeared before the Clerk of the C. S. District Court and took the oath of allegiance to support the Government: Henry Worrail, of Rhode Island; Julius Fridal, of Germany; Francis Morey, of Massachusetts; J. H. Rouse, of Ohio; George Hunt, of Massachusetts; Henry Paine, Alex. Williams, Stephen Edds, William H. Jones, A. B. Gish, Samuel Short, Addison Neff, Robert L. Mills, Dr. P. Lawrence, Samuel Ramsey, and R. A. Flanagan, of Virginia.
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