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llant resistance enabled Graham's battery and Dearing's cavalry to come up in time to rout the Fede, 1895, after a short illness. Brigadier-General James Dearing Brigadier-General James Dearinrdering the New Bern expedition, I propose Major Dearing for the command of the artillery of this efurther shown on April 5, 1864, when Lieutenant-Colonel Dearing was ordered to report to General Lee artillery of the army of Northern Virginia. Dearing's service, however, was from the beginning ofiment collected for him by Pickett was called Dearing's Confederate cavalry, and other cavalry commnt's whole army now being south of the James, Dearing's regiment made a gallant stand against the a. General Read was instantly killed, but General Dearing lingered for a few days after the surrenddes, Garnett's, Kemper's and Armistead's, and Dearing's artillery. He reached the battlefield with of General Read, who fell in combat with General Dearing. On April 7th, Rosser captured General G[3 more...]
m, and after he was wounded would probably have been captured but for the ever daring Capt. W. H. H. Cowles, who shouted to the men, Charge again and save our colonel. For his gallant conduct in this campaign, Colonel Baker was promoted to a brigadier-generalship. In the fall of this year Col. James B. Gordon was also promoted and assigned to a brigade, made up of the First, Second, Fourth and Fifth North Carolina cavalry regiments. About the same time, says Moore, bold and fearless James Dearing succeeded Beverly Robertson in command of the Second North Carolina brigade. After this memorable campaign in the North, Lee's army took position along the Rapidan. During the invasion of Pennsylvania, Gen. D. H. Hill, commanding the department of North Carolina, was temporarily assigned to the defenses around Richmond. The troops under his command took part in some minor engagements during this time. On the 26th of June, Colonel Spear, with a cavalry force numbering 1,050 men,
wn brigade, Kemper's brigade, part of Ransom's brigade, twelve pieces of artillery, and twelve companies of cavalry, was directed to cress the Trent and take the works of New Bern in reverse, and to prevent reinforcements reaching the town. Colonel Dearing was sent with a cavalry force to attack Fort Anderson, Barrington's ferry. General Pickett, with Hoke's brigade, three regiments of Corse's brigade, the Eighth and Fifty-first regiments of Clingman's brigade, and ten pieces of artillery, adollows: Barton with his cavalry was to have cut the railroad and cross Brice's creek, taking the forts on the banks of the Neuse, and pass across the railroad bridge; effectually, should he only succeed in the first, cutting off reinforcements. Dearing, by taking Fort Anderson, would have a direct fire on the town and an enfilading fire on the works in front of it. Commander Wood, having secured the gunboats, would co-operate, and I, with the party under my command, create a diversion, draw of
make it. This battle, however, resulted in what General Grant styled the bottling up of Butler's forces in defensive works, and shattered all expectations of active co-operation on Butler's part in the advance on Richmond. During the day General Dearing, commanding General Whiting's cavalry, forced his way by Ames' men, reported to General Beauregard, and returned that afternoon with many prisoners. The boldness of the movement won warm praise from Dearing's superiors. An assault on parDearing's superiors. An assault on part of Butler's advanced lines of intrenchments and rifle-pits took place on the 20th of May at Howlett's house. Those held by Ames were captured and retained; but Terry was fortunate enough to regain from the Confederates those that he at first lost to them. In this action, the young and chivalrous Lieut.-Col. J. C. Lamb, of the Seventeenth North Carolina, was mortally wounded. The North Carolina losses in this series of actions were, killed, 99; wounded, 574. After the battle at Drewry's
's guns poured a volley into Barlow's division. This produced a momentary panic, and Colonel Baker, of the Third regiment, rushed upon the Federals and captured many prisoners. The Federals, however, rallied, and in turn captured Colonel Baker. The famous Kautz-Wilson raid for the destruction of the southward railroads was the occasion of severe cavalry activity and battles. At Blacks and Whites, Gen. W. H. F. Lee managed to get between the two Federal columns on the 23d of June. General Dearing was in the lead. His brigade, a small one, included the Fourth and Sixth North Carolina cavalry. This brigade was about to be overpowered when Barringer's brigade galloped to its relief. Major Cowles dismounted the First regiment and sent that to the guns. Maj. W. P. Roberts, of the Second regiment, reached the Federal rear, and the battle was sharp for some hours. At nightfall the Federals retired. Col. C. M. Andrews, one of North Carolina's best cavalry officers, was killed.
om a slight redan and works held by Graham's battery and a small dismounted cavalry force under Dearing, a young brigadier of high and daring spirit, and of much experience in war. Dearing made a reDearing made a resolute fight to delay Smith as long as possible, and then sullenly withdrew inside the main works. At this time General Beauregard had only Wise's brigade, 2,400 strong, and Dearing's cavalry, withDearing's cavalry, within the lines. Smith's attack met a heavy loss, but carried the line of redans from No. 5 to No. 9. Had this attack been more vigorously pushed, Petersburg must have fallen. On the 16th, Ransom'scaptured all his guns. In all the movements around Petersburg, the cavalry under Hampton and Dearing, both full of fight and dash, was untiringly engaged. Many changes had occurred in the old NorRoberts the Second, Colonel Baker (until his capture) the Third, Maj. J. H. McNeill the Fifth. Dearing's independent brigade included the Fourth under Colonel Ferebee, and the Sixteenth battalion un
Joseph T. Derry , A. M. , Author of School History of the United States; Story of the Confederate War, etc., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 6, Georgia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 6: (search)
Ellis, (D) William H. Faucett, (E), W. A. Thompson, (F) S. B. Jones, (G) Pat Gray, (H) Thomas A. Jones, (I) John A. Richardson, (K) E. W. Westbrook, (L) Theodore T. Barham. Seven companies of this regiment united with three of the Twentieth cavalry battalion and formed a cavalry command styled sometimes in the reports the Sixty-second Georgia, and in the last year of the war, the Eighth Georgia cavalry. They served for a time in Georgia, then in North Carolina, then in the brigade of Gen. James Dearing, at Petersburg, in 1864. The Sixty-second was originally formed in part from the Fifteenth battalion Georgia partisan rangers. The following are some of the officers who succeeded those first named: Lieut.-Col. John T. Kennedy, Maj. W. L. A. Ellis, Commissary W. R. Baldwin, Adjt. W. A. Holson; Capts. (B) B. B. Bower, (D) R. Duvall, (H) A. P. Newhart, (K) S. L. Turner. (See also Eighth Georgia cavalry regiment and Fifteenth Georgia battalion of cavalry.) The Sixty-third regiment
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Field Telegrams from around Petersburg, Virginia. (search)
two hundred head of fine beef cattle, and many valuable stores. Considerable number of enemy killed and wounded. His loss two killed and three wounded. W. H. Taylor, A. A. G. 15th August, 1864. General R. E. Lee, Chaffin's Bluff: One of Dearing's scouts, said to be generally correct, reports Hancock's Second corps went to City Point and came back again yesterday. Fields' capture of prisoners from this corps yesterday seems to contradict this. Perhaps you have positive information. DDearing also reports enemy have withdrawn their pickets from Garey's Church. Hill reports enemy has strengthened his force in his front. At daylight three brigades were seen moving to enemy's left. Hill's pickets report wagons or artillery moving from 11 until 3 o'clock last night to our left. W. H. Taylor, A. A. G. 15th August, 1864. General R. E. Lee, via Chaffin's Bluff: General Hampton telegraphs from Richmond his command is moving back, and he awaits instructions there. Cars are
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
105 162. Dahlgren, Col., Raid of, 222. Dalton, Ga., Battle of, 371. Dane, Nathan, 334. Dantzler, Lt. O. M., 120, 129. Dargan, Col., 180, 188. Davidson, Capt. M. T., 91, 97. Davie, Col. W. R., 9, 10, 11. Davis, Col. B. F., 35. Davis, Hon., George, 273. Davis, Capt. H. C., 18, 20. Davis, Henry C., 34. Davis, Jefferson, 35, 93, 100, 249, 272, 282, 316. Davis, Capt. J. B., 14, 15. Davis, Lt. J C., 277. Davis, Col., Reuben, 366. Davis, Col., Zimmerman, 395, 396, 416. Dearing, Gen., James, 264. Deas, Col., 298. De Clouet, Hon., Alex., 275. De Grasse, Count, 4. De Kalb, Baron, 9. De Lagnal, 88. Delane, Wm., 270. De Lancey. Lt. J. W., 19. Derrick's Battalion, 48. De Saussure, Col , death of, 15. De Saussure, Gen. W. G., 134. Deshields, Major, 114. Dibble, Sergeant-Major S. W., 144. Dickinson, Capt., Geo. C., 68. Dickson, Rev. A. F., 166, 173, 176. Dimitry, Prof., Alex., 418. Discipline in the Union army, 56; in the Confederate, 69. Diuguid,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.14 (search)
Gettysburg says: In this engagement, as in the one at Winchester, the officers and men (of his battalion) behaved with the greatest gallantry, fully sustaining the high character which they had previously borne. Major (afterwards general) James Dearing in his report of the same battle says: The behavior of officers and men was all that could be desired by any commander. They were all cool and collected and in earnest, and perfectly indifferent to danger. Colonel H. P. Jones says: My thaurels of victory encircled its brow. It numbered among its officers, some, not only of the most daring and gallant men, but of the most renowned soldiers of the war. It had its Lees, its Wickham, its Hampton, its Ashby, its Mosby, its gallant Dearing, and its great Stuart. Such leaders were never surpassed, and there is no instance on record when the brave troopers under these gallant officers failed to spur on their steeds to the fray in answer to the bugle sound of charge. V. The sta
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