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urt-House, where the brigade remained over night and until about nine o'clock on the morning of the tenth. The enemy not having made any demonstration up to that time, we were ordered back a distance of about three miles, and camped until the morning of the twelfth, when we were ordered to take up the line of march to our old camp, near Liberty Mills, at which place we arrived about six o'clock P. M. I forward with this a list of casualties. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, H. J. Williams, Major, commanding Fifth Virginia Infantry. Report of Lieutenant-Colonel Hughes. headquarters Forty-Eighth regiment Alabama volunteers, August 13, 1862. Colonel A. G. Taliaferro, commanding Third Brigade, Army of the Valley: sir: I have the honor of submitting the following report of the movements of the Forty-eighth regiment Alabama volunteers, during the engagement on the ninth instant, at Cedar Creek. This regiment, being ordered to support General Ewell's division, was
in battery, was slight, being two officers and fourteen privates wounded. I refer to the report already furnished for names, &c. Most respectfully, E. T. H. Warren, Colonel Tenth Virginia Regiment, commanding Brigade. Report of Colonel H. J. Williams. headquarters Fifth Virginia volunteers, December 24, 1862. Lieutenant C. S. Arnall, Acting Assistant Adjutant-General: Lieutenant: In pursuance of orders from brigade headquarters, I herewith transmit report of this regiment duri so gallantly, and, in justice to all, I can give no one more praise than another. Sufficient to say that all were at their posts and did their duty. Annexed you will find list of casualties. Very respectfully, Your obedient servant, H. J. Williams, Lieutenant-Colonel, commanding Regiment. List of Casualties in Fifth Virginia Volunteers: Company D.--Wounded: Cyrus Lotts, accidentally in finger. Company E.--Wounded: John Harris, seriously in abdomen. Company F.--Wounded: L
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Report of General Edward Johnson of capture of Winchester. (search)
ss the Millwood pike to a range of hills east of and fronting the town, and between the Millwood and Berryville pikes. Steuart's brigade was posted in the rear and within supporting distance of Walker. The Fifth Virginia regiment, Lieutenant-Colonel H. J. Williams commanding, was thrown forward as skirmishers, encountering the enemy on the crest of the hills above mentioned, and driving them to the edge of the town, from which position, sheltered by houses and fences, they kept up a brisk andied the stone fence at the western base of the hills and within easy musket range. About 4 P. M. the enemy advanced a considerable force against the right of our line of skirmishers, compelling it to fall back and capturing ten men. Lieutenant-Colonel Williams, Fifth Virginia, who had commanded the skirmish line during the day with conspicuous gallantry, was severely wounded in this engagement. The reserve of the skirmishers was immediately ordered forward, and succeeded in driving the enem
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Operations of the artillery of the army of Western Louisiana, after the battle of Pleasant Hill. (search)
rty-seven killed and wounded. J. L. B. May, 1867. On the morning of the 26th of April two gunboats of the enemy, one an iron plated monitor, supposed to be the Osage, and the other of the class called tin-clad, mounting eight guns and protected by about an inch of iron, were discovered lying near De Loach's Bluff in Red river. Benton's Rifle section, Captain Benton, commanding, and Nettles's Smooth-bore section, Lieutenant Smith, commanding, (Captain Nettles present), supported by Major Williams, with a battalion of sharpshooters, were placed in position and opened fire on the tin-clad, who, after severe punishment, rapidly fled after an engagement of thirty minutes. The iron plated monitor poured a heavy enfilading fire on the artillery and its support, but no attention was paid to it, in obedience to general artillery orders not to reply to the fire of the iron-plated monitors, and our whole fire was directed on the eight-gun gunboat. On the 28th of April, General Majors
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Operations around Winchester in 1863. (search)
e hills, until the command reached a position opposite the point it was ordered to occupy, the Fifth regiment, Lieutenant-Colonel Williams commanding, was deployed as skirmishers and advanced in the direction of the town rapidly as possible. The reinst the right of the line of skirmishers compelling it to fall back and capturing ten prisoners. At this time Lieutenant-Colonel Williams, who had command of the regiment during the day, with activity, coolness and courage, was wounded by a musket Killed-Privates Robert Wood, Company A; James Fridley, Company C; J. A. Elliott, Company I. Wounded--Lieutenant-Colonel H. J. Williams, thigh, severe. Corporals J. Ramsey, Company E, slight, knee; John Wallace, Company G, slight, back. Privers.Enlisted Men. Second Va. Infantry   2  2  Fourth Va. Infantry       No loss. Fifth Va. Infantry 3116 1030Lt.-Co. Williams is the officer reported wounded. Twenty-seventh Va. Infantry      No loss. Thirty-third Va. Infantry  
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The last days of the Confederate Treasury and what became of its specie. (search)
sabled soldiers, commanded by three one-armed officers, Captain Coe and Lieutenants Brown and Dickinson. General Beauregard sent as escort a small cavalry division, under command of that gallant Tennesseean, General George G. Dibrell, comprising Williams's brigade, under command of General W. C. P. Breckinridge; Dibrell's brigade, under Colonel W. S. McLemore, and Hewitt's battery, under Lieutenant Roberts, and perhaps a few detached small regiments. Captain Given Campbell (an active, efficientld, taking the following receipt: Received of M. H. Clark, Acting Treasurer, C. S., three hundred dollars ($300) in gold, upon requisition of Colonel John Taylor Wood, A. D. C. given Campbell, Captain Company B. Second Kentucky Cavalry, Williams's Brigade. I then went to Judge Reagan with a bag containing thirty-five hundred dollars ($3,500) in gold, and asked him to take it in his saddle-bags as an additional fund in case of accidents or separation. He resisted, saying that he wa
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Ewell's report of the Pennsylvania campaign. (search)
he town and interfere with their work as much as possible, so as to divert attention from General Early. He accordingly took up position between the Milwood and Berryville pikes, and threw forward the Fifth Virginia infantry, under Lieutenant-Colonel H. J. Williams, as skirmishers, who annoyed the enemy so as to force them to leave off work and effectually engross their attention. General Gordon's brigade and Lieutenant-Colonel Herbet's Maryland battalion, with two batteries, were left by G of a very steep mountain, beyond a creek with steep banks, only passable here and there. Brigadier-General J. M. Jones was wounded soon after the attack began, and his brigade, which was on the right, with Nichols' Louisiana brigade (under Colonel Williams), was forced back, but Steuart on the left took part of the enemy's breastworks, and held them until ordered out at noon next day. As soon as information reached them that Johnson's attack had commenced, General Early, who held the centre
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Battle of Johnsonville. (search)
; Moss, John; McDonald, J. L.; Moran, Wm., wounded at Price's X roads, but refused to leave his gun, killed at blockhouse near Baker's, on N. and C. railroad; Nepper, J. C.; Peel, Thos.; Priddy, M. C.; Prout, Josh; Prout, George; Powell, George; Reed, R. D.; Robinson, George; Sanders, Jas. L.; Scott, G. H.; Scott, J. M.; Siegel, Chas.; Smith, S. F.; Skeggs, Eugene; Southerland, Wm.; Stucker, Wm. G.; Summer, T. R.; Temple, C. R.; Thornton, A. R.; Taylor, J. G.; Wermesdoff, J.; Weaver, A. B.; Williams, Phil.; Woods, James C.; Wilson, W. W.; Wilson, T. J. Absentees in hospital and on furlough not reported. Non-commission officers, artificers and teamsters all took positions at the guns when a reduction of numbers required it. Rice's Battery. T. W. Rice, Captain, commanding. B. F. Haller, First Lieutenant. H. H. Briggs, Second Lieutenant, died of yellow fever in Memphis. D. C. Jones, Third Lieutenant. Dr. Jacob Huggins, Surgeon. Walton's Battery. Edwin I. Walton,
eld officers were Cadmus M. Wilcox, afterward a very distinguished major-general; E. A. O'Neal, afterward brigadier-general, and since that time governor of Alabama; Col. Samuel Henry, Col. J. Horace King, Lieut.-Col. Gaines C. Smith, Majs. H. J. Williams and J. M. Crowe. Among the officers killed were Capts. Thomas H. Hobbs and E. Y. Hill, at Gaines' Mill; Captain Gillis, at Williamsburg; W. C. Murphy at Salem; J. W. Wilson and John Y. Rayburn, at Sharpsburg. Extracts from official war ReMay 5, 1862. (570, 571) Gen. J. E. B. Stuart reports: Captain Farley, who was in the entire fight, speaks in the highest terms of the heroic courage and fighting tact of the Ninth Alabama. (577, 578) Mentioned in report of Gen. A. P. Hill: Colonel Williams, with one or two companies of the Ninth Alabama, captured a battery of 8 guns. (590-593) General Wilcox's report says: Among those that call for special notice are Capts. Warren Smith, Gillis and King. The companies of the first two were th
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The muster roll [from the Staunton, Va., Vindicator, March 3, 1893.] (search)
egiment, of the Stonewall Brigade. In the early part of the spring of the year 1860 a volunteer infantry company was formed at Middlebrook in this county (Augusta), which organized under the name of Southern Guards, as follows: Captain, H. J. Williams, now living at Greenville. First Lieutenant, W. C. McKemy, died since the war. Second Lieutenant, W. H. Randolph, killed at Richmond, 1862. Third Lieutenant, S. M. Helms, living at Steele's Tavern. Sergeants. S. F. Carson,amsey, James, October 18, 1864, killed at Petersburg, April 2, 1865. Shultz, Henry, October 18, 1864, living at Greenville. Talley, William H., October 18, 1864, died in 1865. Rush, John H., October 19, 1864, living at Steele's Tavern. Williams, James E., died 1865. I have thus given a complete roster of Company D, Fifth Virginia Infantry. One or two names may have been omitted of those who were enlisted during the last days of the struggle, but in the main, every enrolled soldier's
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