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quence of the vicinity of the force of rebel guerrillas under John Morgan. Colonel Burbank, Thirteenth United States infantry, assumed military command of the city, and issued orders directing all officers in the volunteer service to report to him. The Governor of the State also issued an order calling for volunteers to serve for thirty days. The excitement of Cincinnati pervaded the adjoining towns in Kentucky. At Kingston, North-Carolina, two negroes were executed, by order of Colonel Sol Williams, C. S. A., having been found guilty of drumming up recruits for Burnside's army.--Richmond Examiner, July 24. Col. Salomon, of the Ninth Wisconsin volunteers, at his encampment on Grand River, Ark., arrested Col. Weer, commander of the Indian expedition, and assumed command. A desperate fight took place near Memphis, Mo., between a detachment of Union troops, numbering about four hundred, under the command of Major John Y. Clopper, and a force of rebel guerrillas six hundred
tance against foreign intervention in the affairs of America. The Board of Supervisors added fifty dollars to the bounty of each recruit, and a number were obtained on the spot. A company of rebel cavalry entered Gloucester Point, Va., and captured a number of contraband negroes accumulated there; set fire to a lot of ship-timber, and impressed into the rebel army nearly every man capable of bearing arms. Parties of rebel cavalry were to be seen in the vicinities of Gloucester Point and Williams-burgh in quest of plunder, and impressing into the rebel service every man who could be of any use to them. The Union fleet of gunboats under the command of Commodore Farragut, embarked the Union army under General Williams at Vicksburgh, and proceeded down the Mississippi to Baton Rouge, La. The flotilla of mortar vessels, under command of Commodore Davis, left its position before Vicksburgh, and proceeded up the Mississippi to the mouth of the Yazoo River, where it came to anchor.
nst successful invasion. On May 25th, Governor Ellis notified President Davis that 37,000 stand of arms in the Fayetteville arsenal were at his disposal; that troops were constantly coming in, and he asked what he should do with a regiment that was ready for service, concluding: The people are a unit, waiting for an advance on Washington. Brig.-Gen. Benjamin Huger reported, from Norfolk, on the 26th, that with time and means he hoped to soon get the defenses of Norfolk in order; that Williams' North Carolina regiment had arrived from Richmond, and the Federals were landing troops at Newport News. Major-General Butler moved a body of troops, by transports, from Fort Monroe to Newport News, about 7 a. m., May 27th, and began intrenching a camp, of which he reported, when completed, it will be able to hold itself against any force that may be brought against it, and afford even a better depot from which to advance than Fortress Monroe. His next movement would be to take the bat
now in command of Lander's force from the South Branch valley, was ordered to Martinsburg, and Williams from Hancock to Bunker Hill; thus establishing a line entirely across the Valley, in front of td to comply with these orders. Shields' division was recalled from Strasburg, and on the 20th, Williams' division took up its line of march for Manassas. Ashby, who kept up a constant skirmish witthese would follow the next morning. Ashby's information was only partly correct. The last of Williams' division of Banks' command had marched for Manassas the morning of the 22d, but Shields' divisents, hastened, the night after the battle, to bring together all the troops within his reach; Williams was recalled from his march toward Manassas, with the request that his rear brigade, already 20Banks was halted, on his way to Washington, at Harper's Ferry. He promptly ordered back all of Williams' division and returned at once to Winchester, retaining Sedgwick at Harper's Ferry. Jackson's
000 fresh Federals that advanced to the fight, aided by a mere handful of 300 of Hooker's corps who had so. eagerly begun the battle in the early morning. Mansfield fell, on the north side of the East woods, at the beginning of his advance, and Williams took command. Thinking to avoid again joining issue with Jackson, Williams ordered Greene's division farther to the left, and, under cover of the low swell in front of the Dunker church and his Smoketown road, this division rushed forward, turnWilliams ordered Greene's division farther to the left, and, under cover of the low swell in front of the Dunker church and his Smoketown road, this division rushed forward, turned the Confederate right, crossed the Hagerstown road, and entered the eastern edge of the West woods; but there its progress was stayed by Jackson's men, in their natural fortress of forest and rocks, and Greene was soon forced to retire and join his retreating comrades that Stuart and Jackson's left, especially Early's unflinching one thousand, had driven from the field. Thus far Jackson, with his 7,600 veterans, had met and repulsed the 19,500 in the corps of Hooker and Mansfield and driven
als before him, until he reached a line of log breastworks and abatis that Hooker had thrown up a mile to the west of Chancellorsville, along a cross road leading to Hazel Grove and through the woods. Behind these and the divisions of Berry and Williams, the remnant of Howard's corps found refuge. When Jackson reached these formidable obstacles the sun had set and only twilight of the day remained. In their hot pursuit through the tangled forest his men had, of necessity, become completely cing eastward, was held by 20,000 men of Geary's and Hancock's divisions and the remnant of Howard's corps. In front of these, on Lee's right, were the 14,000 of McLaws and Anderson. Hooker's right was held by the 23,000 men in the division of Williams and the corps of Sickles. Within these two Federal wings were 37,000 more men of the corps of Meade, Reynolds and Couch, in reserve, in the open fields, ready to support either wing. Facing Hooker's right was Stuart with the 20,000 veterans of
ry Local Defense Troops: James, James F., colonel. First Infantry regiment (Williams' Rifles): Dooley, John, major; Fry, William H., lieutenant-colonel; Langley, F William H., major; Skinner, Frederick G., major, lieutenant-colonel, colonel; Williams, Lewis B., Jr., colonel. First Infantry regiment State Line: Berkley, Henrycolonel; Robertson, Beverly H., colonel; Utterback, Robert E., major; Wickham, Williams C., lieutenant-colonel, colonel; Wooldridge, William B., major, lieutenant-colel; Harper. Kenton, colonel; Koiner, Absalom, major; Newton, James W., major; Williams, Hazel J., major, lieutenant-colonel. Fifth Infantry regiment State Line: Eller Tazewell, major, lieutenant-colonel, colonel; Swindler, Aylett A., major; Williams, Lewis R., Jr., lieutenant-colonel. Eighth Cavalry battalion (transferred tnt-colonel; Fulkerson, Samuel V., colonel; Terry, John F., lieutenant-colonel; Williams, Titus V., major, colonel; Wood, Henry C., major. Thirty-seventh Militia re
ving valorously and capturing many prisoners. At the battle of Fleetwood he led the Ninth in the brilliant charge in which Gen. W. H. F. Lee was wounded and Colonel Williams killed. He participated in Stuart's raid through Maryland, fought at Gettysburg, and rendered faithful service, in the cavalry affairs during the return to d Stuart as deserving the highest praise for distinguished bravery. In the famous battle of Brandy Station, June 9, 1863, after W. H. F. Lee was wounded and Col. Sol Williams killed, Chambliss took command of the brigade, and served in that capacity during the fighting about Aldie and Middleburg. Then riding with Stuart into Pennh regiment, and held command, in the absence of Colonel Wickham, until March 20th, when he was again given command of the Second North Carolina. The gallant Col. Sol Williams, the regular commander, returned to his men on June 8th, but on the next day, in the battle of Brandy Station, lost his life, and Payne continued to lead the
tate, and he gave it a splendid training for the stern warfare which was to follow. He was also elected colonel of the Forty-third regiment, but declined, and was tendered the colonelship of the Second cavalry, which he refused in favor of Col. Sol Williams. After rendering valuable service in the organization of North Carolina troops, he went into the Seven Days campaign before Richmond in command as senior colonel of a brigade composed of the Forty-third, Fiftieth and Forty-fifth infantry, ations of the regiment in North Carolina, until transferred to Virginia in the fall of 1862. He then served on the Rappahannock line, at Fredericksburg, in the Suffolk campaign, and in the famous battle of Brandy Station, where the gallant Col. Sol Williams was killed. After participating in the fighting of the spring of 1864, in the North Carolina brigade of W. H. F. Lee's division, Roberts was promoted to colonel of the regiment. At Reams' Station, August 25th, with his regiment dismounted
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Z. B., 407. Venable, Col. Charles S.,4; his tribute to Gen. John R. Cooke, 325. Walker's Nicaragua Expedition, 287. Walker, Gen., R. Lindsay, Death of, 93. Walker, Dr., Thomas, The Kentucky pioneer, 288. Walthall, Hon. E. C.. Address on the South, 298. War for Southern Independence, Causes of the, 221; History of the, 382. War Records Office, Courtesies of, 364. Weisiger. Gen D. A., 7 36. Wilcox, Gen. C. M., Injustice to, 77: Mentioned, 417; Death of, 94. Wilcox Farm, 4, 21. Wilderness, Battle of the, 241. Williams, Col., Sol, 344. Williamsburg, Va., Junior Guard, Roll of 275. Winchester, Battle of, 247. Winston, Col. J. R., 430. Wise. Henry A. 42. Women of the South, Characterization of, by Joel Chandler Harris, 247. Wooton, Major. 418. Wright, Gen. A. R., His account of the Battle of Malvern Hill, 57, 61; Death of, 94. Wright's Battery, 17. Wright, Gen. Marcus J., 364. Young, Col. Casey, Address by on Gen. J. E. Johnston, 208.