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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 8 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1. 2 0 Browse Search
A Roster of General Officers , Heads of Departments, Senators, Representatives , Military Organizations, &c., &c., in Confederate Service during the War between the States. (ed. Charles C. Jones, Jr. Late Lieut. Colonel of Artillery, C. S. A.) 1 1 Browse Search
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eated. Up to the time of this attack, these batteries had been bombarding all the morning Gen. Longstreet's position in his intrenchments on this side of the run. General Evans, of South Carolina, was the first to lead his brigade into action at Stone Bridge. It consisted of the Fourth South Carolina regiment and Wheat's Louisiana battalion. Sustaining them was General Cocke's brigade, consisting of the 17th, 19th, and 28th Virginia regiments, commanded respectively by Colonels Cocke, Withers, and Robert T. Preston. These brigades were the first to bear the brunt of the action, as they were exposed to a concentric fire, the object of the enemy being to turn our left flank while we were endeavoring to turn his right. These regiments of infantry were sustaining the famous Washington Artillery, of New Orleans, who had two of their guns at this point, which made terrible havoc in the ranks of the enemy. The Federal troops leading the action consisted of 10,000 regulars, sustainin
ng columns of the enemy until this was taken, and against that the legion, as a forlorn hope, was led. In their first charge they had advanced to Henry's house, and were passing through the garden, when Col. Hampton was shot down. Without his further orders they were confused. Thus, Lieut.-Col. Johnson had fallen, and Capt. Conner, of the Washington Light Infantry, senior captain, led them back to form them; retiring under cover of the hill, they found the Seventeenth Virginia regiment, Col. Withers, and through Adjutant Barker, proposed that he should join them, which he did. They formed their line of battle; Capt. Conner led the legion. They tore down upon the enemy through a storm of balls. They reserved their fire until within a certain distance of the enemy. With a single volley they swept the guns of men and horses. The infantry sustaining them gave way before the charge of bayonets, and raising their colors over one, and not knowing in exactly what form to assert a priorit
Brooke. 3.W. S. Wilson. 4.A. M. Clayton. 5.W. S. Barry. 6.James T. Harrison. 7.J. A. P. Campbell. South Carolina. 1.R. B. Rhett, Sr. 2.R. W. Barnwell. 3.L. M. Keitt. 4.James Chesnut, Jr. 5.C. G. Memminger. 6.W. Porcher Miles. 7.Thomas J. Withers. 8.W. W. Boyce. the standing Committees. On Foreign Affairs.--Messrs. Rhett, Nisbet, Perkins, Walker, Keitt. On Finance.--Messrs. Toombs, Barnwell, Kenner, Barry, McRae. On Commercial Affairs.--Messrs. Memminger, Crawford, De Clouet, Morton, Curry. On the Judiciary.--Messrs. Clayton, Withers, Hale, Cobb, Harris. On Naval Affairs.--Messrs. Conrad, Chesnut, Smith, Wright, Owens. On Military Affairs.--Messrs. Bartow, Miles, Sparrow, Kenan, Anderson. On Postal Affairs.--Messrs. Chilton, Boyce, Hill, Harrison, Curry. On Patents.--Messrs. Brooke, Wilson, Lewis, Hill, Kenner. On Territories.--Messrs. Chesnut, Campbell, Marshall, Nisbet, Fearn. On Public Lands.--Messrs. Marshall, Harris, Fearn, Anderson