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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Diary of a Confederate soldier. (search)
ly on the ground ready for action; but the alarm proved false, and we returned to our camp with nobody hurt. Received a box of cakes from home, for which my thanks are due to my excellent mother. May 20th.--This morning the Third Regiment of Tennessee volunteers arrived at Randolph. There are now about three thousand troops stationed here under the command of General Jno. L. T. Sneed. May 24th, 1861.--To-night we sleep on our arms, ready to meet the foe at a moment's notice. Captain James Hamilton, of the Southern guards, dined with me to-day. May 25th.--Beautiful day. Pleasant drill at noon. Summoned to go on picket duty. A detachment of the Memphis light Dragoons, arrived this evening amid the cheers of the Bluff City Grays, and the Hickory Rifles. Sunday, May 26th.--No sleep last night, as I was Corporal of the guard, and could not, with my sense of a soldier's duty, sleep between watch. Spent the night walking from post to post. Read a chapter from the gospel of M
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The battle of Fredericksburg. (search)
Rhett's Rifle Battery, which enfiladed the plank-road from a high hill overlooking Marye's from the rear, and Eubanks, which was temporarily with Pickett's Division. Nine guns of the Washington Artillery under Colonel Walton, occupied the pits on Marye's Hill to the right of the plank-road, and a short distance in their rear Mosely's Battery of six guns was kept in reserve. On Lee's Hill, and to the right were posted twenty-one guns, for the most part rifles, under Colonel Cabell and Major Hamilton, while seventeen smooth-bores, under Major Nelson, of the General Reserve, were held in hand close in the rear. The guns under Colonel Cabell was from Reid's, Macon's, Cooper's, Branch's, Coalter's, Ell's, Eubank's, Dearing's, and McCarthy's Batteries. Those under Major Nelson were from McCarthy's and Coalter's Batteries and from the General Reserve. Among the guns in position on Lee's Hill, were two thirty-pound Parrotts, under Lieutenant Anderson, which had just been sent from