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h a shout as they circled about him, keeping them all at bay for a time with the bayonet of his discharged musket, until the brave fellow sank in death with three mortal besides other wounds. Captain Russel, finding that the enemy had turned his flank before he could face back, had to retire with such men as were not cut off, at double-quick, finding the foe about the reserve house when he reached it. A mounted officer charged up to Russel, and cut twice at his head with his sword. Preston Williams of Company H caught the second sweep upon his bayonet and shot the Confederate through the neck, thus saving his captain's life. From the reserve house Russel and his men retired, fighting as they could. Captain Simpkins's right, as has been told, first bore the force of the attack. By strenuous efforts and great personal exposure that cool and gallant officer collected some men in line. With them he contested the way back step by step, halting now and then to face about and fire,
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, 1865. (search)
ing as we could. My right was entirely cut off and driven into a marsh, where they were slaughtered, but fought like demons. One of my sergeants, named Wilson, was surrounded, but killed from three to six before he went under. A man named Preston Williams saved my life. As we reached the reserve-house, the reserve was driven in, and a cavalry officer charged at me and cut twice at my head. The first time the blade missed, and the second Williams caught on his bayonet, and shot the man throuWilliams caught on his bayonet, and shot the man through the neck and head. The most wonderful part was that I knew nothing about it till I was told after the fight was long over. I was very sorry I had not known of it at the time, as I could have shot the officer with my revolver, which I held in my hand ready for close fighting. . . . . My loss was very heavy; out of about seventy men I had on picket, the total loss, killed, wounded, and missing, was, forty-five men,—pretty heavy for three companies. When we reached our line it was in orde
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Harvard Memorial Biographies, Biographical Index. (search)
235. Willard, Susanna H., I. 235. Willett, Major, I. 93. Williams, Sergeant, I. 264. Williams, J. O., Capt., II. 50, 236;. WilWilliams, J. O., Capt., II. 50, 236;. Williams, Le Roy, I. 94. Williams, Preston, II. 463. Williams, Robert, Col., I. 134,136. Williams, Roger, II. 250. Williams, W. B., CWilliams, Le Roy, I. 94. Williams, Preston, II. 463. Williams, Robert, Col., I. 134,136. Williams, Roger, II. 250. Williams, W. B., Capt., II. 186. Wilson, Sergeant, II. 463. Wilson, Henry, Hon., II. 383. Winder, J. H., General, I. 209, 210;. Winthrop, R. C., HzzWilliams, Preston, II. 463. Williams, Robert, Col., I. 134,136. Williams, Roger, II. 250. Williams, W. B., Capt., II. 186. Wilson, Sergeant, II. 463. Wilson, Henry, Hon., II. 383. Winder, J. H., General, I. 209, 210;. Winthrop, R. C., Hzzz II. 51. Winthrop, Theodore, major, II. 410. Wirz, I. 209. Wistar, Colonel, I. 186. Wool, J. E., Maj.-Gen., I. 212. Wright, DaWilliams, Robert, Col., I. 134,136. Williams, Roger, II. 250. Williams, W. B., Capt., II. 186. Wilson, Sergeant, II. 463. Wilson, Henry, Hon., II. 383. Winder, J. H., General, I. 209, 210;. Winthrop, R. C., Hzzz II. 51. Winthrop, Theodore, major, II. 410. Wirz, I. 209. Wistar, Colonel, I. 186. Wool, J. E., Maj.-Gen., I. 212. Wright, Daniel, II. 237. Wright, Elvira, II. 237, 238;. Wright, Lieut.-Col., II. 292. Wright, Thomas, Hon., I. 138. Wyman, Jeffries, Dr., I.Williams, Roger, II. 250. Williams, W. B., Capt., II. 186. Wilson, Sergeant, II. 463. Wilson, Henry, Hon., II. 383. Winder, J. H., General, I. 209, 210;. Winthrop, R. C., Hzzz II. 51. Winthrop, Theodore, major, II. 410. Wirz, I. 209. Wistar, Colonel, I. 186. Wool, J. E., Maj.-Gen., I. 212. Wright, Daniel, II. 237. Wright, Elvira, II. 237, 238;. Wright, Lieut.-Col., II. 292. Wright, Thomas, Hon., I. 138. Wyman, Jeffries, Dr., I. 134, 409;. Y. Yates, Ann, II. 237. Yates, William, II. 238. Yates, William, Jr., II. 238. Williams, W. B., Capt., II. 186. Wilson, Sergeant, II. 463. Wilson, Henry, Hon., II. 383. Winder, J. H., General, I. 209, 210;. Winthrop, R. C., Hzzz II. 51. Winthrop, Theodore, major, II. 410. Wirz, I. 209. Wistar, Colonel, I. 186. Wool, J. E., Maj.-Gen., I. 212. Wright, Daniel, II. 237. Wright, Elvira, II. 237, 238;. Wright, Lieut.-Col., II. 292. Wright, Thomas, Hon., I. 138. Wyman, Jeffries, Dr., I. 134, 409;. Y. Yates, Ann, II. 237. Yates, William, II. 238. Yates, William, Jr., II. 238.