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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Campaign of 1864 and 1865. (search)
ad a precarious existence by now and then gathering in a few hogs or cows. Yet the spirits of my brave fellows never flagged for a moment. Their organization and discipline was perfect; there was not a straggler; they were as full of fight and pluck as they were the morning of the Wilderness, and I surrendered near five thousand muskets, rather more than I left Petersburg with, for the sick and convalescent had quitted the hospitals and shouldered their muskets. At Amelia Courthouse, Jetersville, Rice's station, and near Farmville, I skirmished with the enemy, sometimes very heavily. At the last named place the enemy attempted to turn Mahone's flank, he being on my left. Going quickly to his assistance with two brigades—Bratton's and Anderson's—we drove the enemy back, and captured about seven hundred prisoners. This was the last shot fired by my division during the war; and it is a little remarkable that at the close of this, our last skirmish, my Inspector General, Major L. M
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 15. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Introduction. (search)
f the army, on the retreat from the lines in front of Richmond and Petersburg, and not finding the supplies ordered to be placed there, nearly twenty-four hours were lost in endeavoring to collect in the country subsistence for men and horses. This delay was fatal, and could not be retrieved. The troops, wearied by constant fighting and marching for several days and nights, obtained neither rest nor refreshment, and on moving on the 5th, on the Richmond and Danville railroad, I found at Jetersville the enemy's cavalry, and learned the approach of his infantry and the general advance of his army toward Burkeville. This deprived us of the use of the railroad, and rendered it impracticable to procure from Danville the supplies ordered to meet us at points of our march. Nothing could be obtained from the adjacent country. Our route to the Roanoke was therefore changed, and the march directed upon Farmville, where supplies were ordered from Lynchburg. The change of route threw the tr
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Last days of the army of Northern Virginia. (search)
widely scattered pursuing columns. Meanwhile, Sheridan, on the afternoon of the 4th, had struck the Danville road at Jetersville, seven miles southwest of Amelia Courthouse, and entrenched. Lee's infantry at this time did not amount to 25,000 fighting men, and as Sheridan's cavalry was entrenched at Jetersville and had been reinforced by the Fifth corps, it equalled, if it did not exceed Lee's whole army, and Lee, who had advanced towards Jetersville on the afternoon of the 5th with the viJetersville on the afternoon of the 5th with the view of attacking Sheridan, if he had not been too heavily reinforced by infantry, had no alternative but to attempt to march around him. Lee still hoped that by a vigorous night march westward, he might get far enough in advance to reach Lynchburg, enable them to bear arms. On the morning of the 6th the Army of the Potomac, which had been mainly concentrated at Jetersville, moved northward to Amelia Courthouse to give battle to Lee, but he had passed, as we have seen, on the night before o
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Confederate dead in Stonewall Cemetery, Winchester, Va. Memorial services, June 6, 1894. (search)
sh and a loftier patriotism. With a handful of the men of his old battery, he rushed from point to point, appearing always in the forefront of the fight and with voice and action urging his comrades Once more to the breach. In the fight at Jetersville on the day before his death, where a remnant of his old brigade, under the gallant Deering, chased for miles a greatly superior force of the enemy, Major Thomson was wounded. In that charge fell the gallant Captain Hugh McGuire, whose companytch field was near High Bridge, over which a part of Lee's army expected to cross the Appomattox. A picked body of Federal cavalry and infantry under Colonel Washburn and General Reid were sent to destroy it. The morning after the fight at Jetersville Major Thomson fell in with the column of Mahone's Division, to which I was attached. He was pale and feeble and much depressed over the situation of our army. When he was about to leave me to rejoin his command, I said: Remember, if you go i
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.59 (search)
is final attack at Petersburg, Lane's Brigade was cut in two by an overwhelming force. The 28th was forced to fall back fighting to the plank road and then to the Cox road; and it finally succeeded in rejoining the rest of the brigade in the inner line of works, where it fought until night, when Petersburg was evacuated. On the afternoon of the 3d it crossed the Appomattox at Goode's Bridge, bivouacked at Amelia Courthouse on the 4th, and formed line of battle between the Courthouse and Jetersville on the 5th, and skirmished with the enemy. Next day while resting in Farmville, it, with the rest of the brigade, was ordered back to a hill to support the hard-pressed cavalry; but before reaching the hill the order was countermanded. It moved back through Farmville and sustained some loss from the enemy's artillery while crossing the river near that place. That afternoon it formed line of battle, faced to the rear, between one and two miles from Farmville, where there was more fighti
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The career of Wise's Brigade, 1861-5. (search)
e of the creek some 600 yards off, and charged on foot obliquely by the houses, upon the 34th, until they came close in front of the 26th and 46th which burst upon their right flank so sudden and so sharp that they broke and fled, and were so pressed by the three regiments, they could not reach their horses and mount in time to prevent a severe loss of men and horses. Here we were halted for the entire line to pass, with orders to bring up the rear. Thence we passed on by Amelia C. H., Jetersville and Deatonsville, zig-zagging from right to left, and from left to right and skirmishing the whole way until we came to the forks of Sailor's creek, near Jamestown, and the High Bridge, on the 6th April. What was left of our division, Wise's brigade of Virginia, and Wallace's of South Carolina, were posted on the left of Pickett's division, then reduced to an inconsiderable number by the stampede at Five Forks. Corse's brigade and Ransom's had stood their ground there well, and suffered
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.16 (search)
sconcerted General Lee's plans, and gave Grant time to occupy the commanding ridge on which the railway is located at Jetersville, and with it the control of Lee's line of communication with Johnston's army. The crossing of the Appomattox havingally contemplated by General Lee, but towards Amelia Springs, the road to which crossed Flat creek some miles north of Jetersville, which by that time was in possession of the enemy. Soon after leaving Amelia Courthouse we received orders from Gelained his anxiety by saying that General Stuart had captured a dispatch from General Grant to General Ord, who was at Jetersville, ordering an attack early the next morning, and did not leave until he was assured that material for a new bridge was accompanied the army from Petersburg, were within range of the guns. The route General Lee intended to pursue was via Jetersville, the road to which did not cross Flat creek and therefore no attention had been paid to the condition of this bridge i
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Historical memorial of the Charlotte Cavalry. (search)
Wood captured. Front Royal, Va., November 22. Berry's Ford, Va., December 17. Madison C. H., Va., December 20. Liberty Mills, Va., December 22. Jack's Shop, Va., December 23. Gordonsville, Va., December 24. 1865. ( the Regiment was furloughed for two months and transferred to Beale's Brigade, East Virginia, W. H. F. Lee's Division.) Quaker Road, Va., March 29. White Oak Road, Va., March 31. Isaac Friend wounded second time. Five Forks, Va., April 1. Henry P. Dickerson, Albert Moses and George W. Read wounded. Avery's Church Road, Va., April 4. Hunter H. Marshall, Jr., killed. Amelia Springs, Va., April 5. Jetersville, Va., April 6. Deatonsville, Va., April 6. High Bridge, Va., April 6. Farmville, Va., April 7. Dallas Kent wounded. Appomattox C. H., Va., April 9. M. C. Morris wounded. Henry Dice killed. E. E. Bouldin, formerly Captain Charlotte Cavalry, Company B, 14th Virginia Cavalry, C. S. A. Danville, Va., June 21, 1906.
arrangements of Meade retreat of Lee from Jetersville strategical dispositions of Grant sufferirsville and Burksville, and then move up to Jetersville. This would throw him directly in front ofe head of the Fifth corps column arrived at Jetersville, after a march of sixteen miles. Here the n would indicate the situation of affairs at Jetersville changed. I have sent forward to inquire, aine's crossroads, five miles north-west of Jetersville, to ascertain if Lee was making any attemptatch from Sheridan. It was in these words: Jetersville, three P. M. I send you the enclosed letteront of Lee. It was dark when he started for Jetersville, and the distance was twenty miles, for a ly, but with the head of Griffin's corps, to Jetersville, having thus absolutely outmarched the rebetroyed the remainder of the rebel command. Jetersville, instead of Appomattox, would have seen thed, after an onset of the national troops at Jetersville. But, though Lee himself had also neglec[15 more...]
n army of the Shenandoah, 504; at battle of Winchester, III., 30; at Fisher's Hill, 32; at Cedar creek, 93; ordered to Jetersville, 549; at battle of Sailor's creek, 573; in pursuit of Lee on the Appomattox, 580; march to Appomattox court-house, 59ments preliminary to battle of Five Forks, 442-482; final assaults on Petersburg, 500-528; pursuit of Lee, 547-600; at Jetersville, 559, 563; at Appomattox, 600. Memphis, covered by Columbus, i., 22; covered by Corinth 67; Grant's headquarters afPetersburg, March 25 1865, 439; at Five Forks, 495; at final assaults on Petersburg 507; flight to Appomattox, 545; at Jetersville, 551; at Appomattox, 623, 624; surrendered to Sherman, 634; total surrendered at end of war, 639. Rebel government st Five Forks, 457; battle of Dinwiddie, 471-476; battle of Five Forks, 489-494; relieves Warren from command, 494; at Jetersville, 551-561-565; at battle of Sailor's creek, 566-577; at Appomattox, 591, 611. Sherman, General W. T., relations with
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