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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.13 (search)
y-eight guns, besides a fleet of gunboats and monitors. The Confederate forces, commanded by General Beauregard, consisted of Gracie's, Kemper's, Hoke's and Barton's brigades, forming Ransom's division; Corse's, Clingman's, Bushrod Johnson's and Hagood's brigades, forming Hoke's division, and Colquitt's and Ransom's brigades under Colquitt. Attached to this force were three battalions of artillery and three small regiments of cavalry, the whole or gross number being given as seventeen thousaest thereof, Barton's brigade, supported by Hoke—all constituting Ransom's division, while to our extreme left were some dismounted cavalry skirmishers stretching out in a thin line to the river. To the west of Ransom was Hoke's division, with Hagood's, Bushrod Johnson's, Clingham's and Corse's brigades, Corse having the extreme right, near the railroad, while Colquitt with his brigade and Ransom's, was held in reserve. The fight begins. It was two o'clock in the morning of the 16th, an
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.19 (search)
oleons at the central sally port and the Napoleon on the left to fire grape and canister upon the advancing skirmish line. They fearlessly obeyed, but at a sad sacrifice in killed and wounded. At the same time on the ocean side a column of sailors and marines, two thousand strong, were approaching, throwing up slight trenches to protect their advance. On these, we brought to bear our single heavy gun on the land face and the two guns on the mound. Shortly after noon, General Bragg sent Hagood's South Carolina brigade, consisting of four regiments and one battalion, about one thousand strong, under Colonel Graham, from Sugar Loaf by the river to reinforce the fort, landing them near Battery Buchanan. The fleet, seeing the steamer landing troops, directed a portion of their fire towards her, and although she was not struck and we believe no casualties occured, after landing a portion of the men (two of the regiments) ingloriously steamed off with the remainder. Never was there a
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
315. Fry, Gen. B. D., 308. Fulmore, Judge Z. F., 283. Gaines's Mill, Battle of, 126, 378. Garland, Gen., Death of, 129. Georgia Infantry, The 44th, 165. Gettysburg, An incident of, 337; the battle of, 368, 376 Giraffe, The blockade runner, 264. Globe-Democrat, St. Louis, Mo., cited, 226. Goldsborough, Major W. W., 226. Gordon, Gen, John B., Attempt of his corps at Appomattox, 84. Graham, Gen., Joseph, 115, 340. Graham, Gov., Wm. A., 115, 340. Hagerstown, Md., 370. Hagood's S. C., Brigade, 279. Hampden, Hon A. C. H., 264. Hampton Road Victory, 291. Hare's Hill, Battle of, 60. Harper's Ferry, 153. Harrison, Col. Burton N., 308. Hartranft, Gen., 71. Harvard University, Its students in the Federal Army, 20 Harvey, Bob, Heroic death of, 284. Hayne, Arthur P., 112 Herbert, Gen., Paul, 267. Heroine of Confederate Point, The, 258, 343. Heroes, Confederate, 294, 301, 374. Hill, General D. H, His admiration for Jackson, 25; address on Li
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 23. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.3 (search)
onsulting in the street a shell killed the horse of Sergeant Wells, of the Charleston Light Dragoons. This gallant company had been so badly cut to pieces in Virginia that only fifteen or twenty men were left, and, while at Columbia, General Butler detailed these brave boys as his escort, and the first shell fired into Cheraw killed the horse just mentioned. Just before reaching Lynch's river we stopped at a house where a deserter lived. He told us that he belonged to Nelson's Battalion, Hagood's Brigade, and took us for Kilpatrick's men, opened his corn-crib, fed our horses, and assured us that he was with us, and would do what he could to crush the rebellion. I never can forget how this unfortunate man looked next morning when he found, to his utter disgust, that he had been entertaining gray coats. I take the following from a letter written by Colonel Zimmerman Davis: Among many similar brilliant exploits of our MajorGene-ral, M. C. Butler, was a morning attack upon one of S
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 23. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Forty-Ninth N. C. Infantry, C. S. A. [from the Charlotte, N. C., Observer, October 20, 27, 1895.] (search)
ependence was the prescience of far-seeing wisdom has been demonstrated. At the date last-mentioned [May, 1864], Butler's movement on Drewry's Bluff, with Richmond as the objective point, had begun; and from this date until Five Forks every day was a day of battle for us. Butler had seized the Richmond pike, when we reached Petersburg, and had thrown a considerable force across to the railroad and Chesterfield Courthouse. But the advance of Hoke's Division with the brigades of Ransom and Hagood, under the command of that sterling North Carolinian, Robert F. Hoke, caused its withdrawal to the river-side of the pike. At Half-Way House Hoke offered battle, but the enemy slowly retired before him, and the way was opened to Drewry's Bluff for the reinforcements to Beauregard. As soon as we arrived there, Ransom's Brigade was ordered to the right of our lines, and had barely reached there and occupied the works when the first assault of the battle of Drewry's Bluff was made upon us. Wh
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 23. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.13 (search)
a to the Cape Fear river, between Sugar Loaf and Fort Fisher. We threw up a line in his front, Sugar Loaf being our base, but were enfiladed by the fire from the enemy's fleet. Terry's command consisted of two divisions. One of our brigades (Hagood's South Carolina) was detached to the south side of the river to assist Fort Caswell. During the action Colquitt was sent too late to reinforce the garrison of Fort Fisher, leaving Hoke the two brigades of Kirkland and Clingman, with some artill's Brigade is especially mentioned with high praise. The army bivouacked the night before the battle, March 18, 1865. without fires, on the wet ground, to prevent the enemy from learning the movement. The next morning Colquitt, Clingman, and Hagood were placed in the line under Bragg, with the brigade of North Carolina Junior Reserves on the extreme left and Kirkland's Brigade in reserve, a short distance behind the Juniors. Soon the battle began with the fierce onslaught under Hardee and
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 23. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.16 (search)
F. Hoke, of North Carolina, promoted for his gallant capture of Plymouth and hard-fighting under Beauregard at Drewry's Bluff, and for his great merit, the division being Martin's North Carolina, Clingman's North Carolina, Colquitt's Georgia, and Hagood's South Carolina Brigades of infantry, with Reid's Battalion of artillery. General Hoke hesitated about commanding General Martin, an old soldier, who, as adjutant-general of North Carolina, had commissioned Hoke as a lieutenant, but Martin insienant was due alone to his gallant and meritorious conduct and fitness to command. Hoke had many able officers and men under him who have been distinguished in public life since the war. Jarvis, of Clingman's Brigade; Colquitt, of Georgia, and Hagood, of South Carolina, were Governors of their respective States at the same time. One of his gallant young staff officers, Captain S. B. Alexander (taken from the Forty-second North Carolina troops) has honorably represented his county in the Legi
three miles north of Fort Fisher, about two P. M. to-day, and were still landing at 5.30 P. M. General Kirkland's the only troops arrived, except four hundred of Hagood's. Whiting also stated in his report: The garrison remained steadily awaiting a renewal of the assault or bombardment, until Tuesday morning [December 27th], whe were thrown into the fort, of whom 250 were reserves. This makes 1,077 inside, and 550 at Sugar Loaf. On the 25th, Bragg reported Kirkland's brigade and 400 of Hagood's men arrived. Hoke's effective strength was returned, December 20th, as 5,893. He had four brigades. My calculation is: Garrison1,077 Reserves at Sugar Loaf550 Kirkland1,473 Hagood (Lee's dispatch)400 —— 3,500 The garrison, it is true, were in a work of decided strength; but Butler had the most formidable fleet that was ever assembled to cover and protect his movements. Doubtless, if he had not at once assaulted and captured the work, the whole of Hoke's division, and perhap
Skirmishing near Charleston. From the Charleston papers we learn that heavy skirmishing took place on Tuesday last on James Island, between our forces under Gen. W. D. Smith and the enemy. A party of our men were-sent out as skirmishers to scour the woods in front of Stono river, behind which several of the enemy's gunboats were lying. The right wing of our force was deployed under command of Col. Hagood. This force met with a body of the enemy, who, after a short fight, retreated to their gunboats. The left wing advanced under the command of Col. Williams, with the Forty-seventh Georgia regiment. Col. Williams's force with great difficulty made their way through a thick forest of woods, and were met by an overwhelming force of the enemy, estimated at nearly four times their number. The enemy were also protected by a very strong a battle. The gallant 47th, however, charged the enemy several times with great impetuosity, and withdrew only when approaching darkne
batteries at Secessionville. Col. Lamar commanded the Confederates, and with four hundred troops repulsed the enemy three times with great slaughter. The enemy fought bravely, but was defeated. A telegraphic dispatch received yesterday informs us that our victory was complete. The enemy's loss is supposed to be about four hundred, including thirty or more prisoners.--Our loss is estimated at from fifty to one hundred. Col. Lamar was wounded, and Captains Reed and King and Lieut. Edwards were killed. It was confidently expected on Monday evening that the attack would soon be renewed. The Confederates were much exhausted by the shelling of the enemy, day and night, for a week; yet men never fought with more determined bravery. The troops engaged were an entire regiment from Charleston, a battalion from Hagood's 47th Georgia regiment, Lamar's battery, and a detachment of the Chatham Artillery, of Savannah. Col. Lamar was complimented on the field by Generals Evans and Pemberton.
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