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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The battle of Chickamauga-letter from Captain W. N. Polk. (search)
of the Confederate forces is made from the official reports of the corps, division and brigade commanders. That of the Federal from morning reports made September 10th and September 20th, 1863. copies of which were kindly furnished by General Marcus J. Wright, war records office. Confederate.  Right wing, Lieutenant-General Polk:  Walker's corps5,175 Cheatham's division7,000 Stewart's division4,398 Cleburne's division5,115      Total infantry and artillery21,688  Cavalry2,000      were massed under Thomas, opposite the Confederate right. On September 20th the forces under Rosecrans consisted of-- McCook's Corps (Twentieth) Taken from morning report, September 20, ‘63, a copy of which was kindly furnished by General M. J. Wright.10,640 Thomas's Corps (Fourteenth)14,524 Crittenden's Corps (Twenty-first)13,539 Granger's Reserve (Steadman's Division)5,171 Cavalry (Mitchel's Corps)9,676   Forming a total of53,550 The Federal line had 170 piec
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The battle of the crater, July 30, 1864. (search)
Twenty-sixth regiment, with the cooperation of Wright's battery, prevented Grant from entering Peterrd's, of Mississippi, four 20-pounder Parrots; Wright's, of Halifax, Virginia, four 12-pounder Napolal ascent from the ravine to Pegram's battery, Wright's guns were enabled to sweep the front of our ked the advance of the enemy from their lines, Wright's guns were turned directly upon the crater, ato complain of the slight praise bestowed upon Wright's battery by Captain McCabe in his account of ie's battalion of artillery was to the left of Wright's battery; it could not reach the attacking coto do in his front, spent some time with me in Wright's battery, as being the best position for obtaerial out of which history is made up. I think Wright's battery did most effectual work, for the folry borders of the crater. From my position in Wright's battery, the whole of the line from the ravireased, and as Mahone's men neared the crater, Wright's guns were turned upon the flying masses in f[8 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 5.44 (search)
ty-eighth North Carolina Volunteers this evening. This regiment is composed of the following companies, enlisted for twelve months: Co. A, Surry county, Captain Reeves (Major elect). Co. B, Gaston county, Captain Edwards. Co. C, Catawba county, Captain Lowe, (Lieutenant-Colonel elect). Co. D, Stanley county, Captain Montgomery. Co. E, Montgomery county, Captain Barringer. Co. F, Yadkin county, Captain Kinyoun. Co. G, Orange county, Captain Martin. Co. H, Cleveland county, Captain Wright. Co. I, Yadkin county, Captain Speer. Co. K, Stanly county, Captain Moody. You will see that most of us are Mountain boys, and we trust that we do not disgrace the home from which we come. It would afford us great pleasure and satisfaction to have for our leader an officer so well and favorably known for bravery, courtesy and professional attainments as Lieutenant-Colonel Lane, of the gallant Bethel regiment. Permit us to express our personal hope that we may receive a favorable rep
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Ewell's report of the Pennsylvania campaign. (search)
the Blue Ridge, and accordingly we followed and bivouacked near Winchester, and next day, on reaching Manassas Gap, found Wright's brigade of Anderson's division deployed to repel a large force of the enemy, who were advancing upon it through the Gap could be seen in the Gap and a third was marching up. Over ten thousand men were in sight. The enemy were so close to Wright's brigade that the line of battle had to be chosen some distance in the rear, and accordingly some two hundred and fifty sharpshooters of Rodes's division, under Major Blackford, were added to Wright's brigade to hold the enemy in check while the line was formed. Rodes's brigade (Colonel O'Neil), deployed as skirmishers, formed the first line, and the remainder of Rod General Rodes, with his usual promptness, skill and judgment. The enemy were held in check for some time by the line of Wright's brigade and the skirmishers under Major Blackford, which they at last drove back, with considerable loss to themselves,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Longstreet's report of the Pennsylvania campaign. (search)
y were attacking. This gave the enemy time to throw his entire force upon Pickett, with a strong prospect of being able to break up his lines, or destroy him before Anderson's division could reach him, which would in its turn have greatly exposed Anderson. He was, therefore, ordered to halt. In a few moments the enemy, marching against both flanks and the front of Pickett's division, overpowered it and drove it back, capturing about half of those of it who were not killed or wounded. General Wright, of Anderson's division, was ordered, with all of his officers, to rally and collect the scattered troops behind Anderson's division, and many of my-staff officers were sent to assist in the same service. Expecting an attack from the enemy, I rode forward to reconnoitre and superintend the operations of our batteries. The enemy threw forward forces at different times and from different points, but they were only feelers, and retired as soon as our batteries opened upon them. These lit
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Diary of a Confederate soldier. (search)
. Sleeping in an open tent with one blanket is not comfortable. Wednesday, May 8th.--Beautiful day. Squad drill at nine o'clock, company parade at four o'clock, and regimental drill at five o'clock is the order of the day. Our respected Captain, Jno. D. Martin was today elected Major of the regiment by a handsome majority. Our regiment is the One Hundred and Fifty-fourth Tennessee, and is under the command of Colonel Preston Smith, with Promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General.Marcus J. Wright as Lieutenant Colonel. May 10th.--A dark and gloomy day. No morning drill on account of the unfavorable weather. Spent the day in walking to Randolph, and cleaning my gun which was considerably damaged by the heavy rain last night. May 14th, 1861.--This morning, Sergeant George Mellersh was unanimously elected Captain of the Hickory Rifles. May 17th.--To-day at two o'clock the alarm was sounded, and springing to our guns we were promptly on the ground ready for action; but the
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The battle of Fredericksburg. (search)
th dozens of families, to whom rations were issued by the Commissaries, and many women and children encamped in the forest in brush and blanket shelters, where the sight of their cheerfully borne sufferings nerved many a heart for the coming struggle. On the 22nd of November, the whole of the First Corps was concentrated and in position as follows: Anderson held the crest of hills from Banks's Ford to Hazel Run, with his brigades in the following order, from left to right, viz: Wilcox, Wright, Mahone, Perry and Featherston. McLaws stood upon his right with Cobb, Kershaw, Barksdale and Semmes. Pickett formed on McLaws's right with Jenkins, Corse, Kemper, Armistead and Garnett. Hood held the extreme right, and extended his line to Hamilton's crossing, over five miles distant from the left flank; his brigades being Laws's, F. T. Anderson's, Benning's, and the Texas brigade under Robertson. Ransom, with his own and Cooke's brigades, formed the reserve. The Engineer and Artillery
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Diary of Rev. J. G. Law. (search)
very warm. June 13th.--This day has been set apart by the Hon. Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America, as a day of fasting and prayer. At ten o'clock we formed in regimental order, and under command of Lieutenant-Colonel Marcus J. Wright, marched to a beautiful grove, and listened to a sermon from Rev. Dr. Collins. Dined on turtle soup. June 14th.--Beautiful day, but very warm. Detailed for fatigue duty. Shoveled dirt on the entrenchments for three hours. Reciasm. After the oration, I remained in the camp of the Thirteenth Tennessee and dined with some friends of the Yancey rifles. At four o'clock we had battalion drill. The regiment formed on the parade ground, and under command of Lieutenant-Colonel Marcus J. Wright marched to an old wheat-field about a mile from camp, where we were drilled for about two hours. The weather was intensely hot and many of the boys were compelled to fall out of ranks, so great was the fatigue. The day was closed