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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 31. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.12 (search)
seventeen miles, but just in time to save the day against Burnside's attack. General McClellan had placed his army in pose took position on the left overlooking Antietam bridge. Burnside had commenced his attack. Just at this moment a battery No words can describe the gallant fight he made to keep Burnside from crossing the bridge. Again and again he drove back later on at Chancellorsville. McClellan's dispatch to Burnside early on the morning of the 17th to hold the bridge, If the bridge is lost all is lost, made General Burnside overcautious. When he received orders to attack at noon he allowed Tooelay the crossing of the Ninth Corps for three hours. Had Burnside followed Napoleon's tactics at Arcola, and rushed his mens; that they were routed at the bridge, which was held by Burnside. On page 16, Palfrey states: The truth is that the ed. The Federals had been repulsed at every point. Then Burnside with 20,000 fresh troops forced the passage at the bridge
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 31. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General John Morgan, [from the New Orleans Picayune, July 5, 1903.] (search)
from contradicting them for the reason that we were both in the regular army, and the General's official report of the affair had never been published. I have a copy of that report now in my possession. It is signed by General Gillem. Your late and much lamented Major Nat. Burbank read this report, and exacted a promise that I would permit him to use it should the time arrive for an article on the subject. Joe Williams, eldest son of Mrs. Williams, was a volunteer on the staff of General Burnside, and was absent, but his wife, who was a Miss Rumbough, of Greenville, when she saw Morgan's troops enter town, rode out to her farm, about seven miles distant, in the opposite direction from our camp. This caused the rumor that she carried the information of Morgan's presence to Gillem. I was for several weeks a guest of Mrs. Williams, and I never heard of any of those conversations mentioned by Mr. Hora, but, of course, romances will spring from an affair of that kind, especially af
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 31. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), History of Crenshaw Battery, (search)
have been disastrous in the extreme. In the meantime General A. P. Hill's Division had formed in line of battle, struck Burnside's Corps on their left flank, checked their victorious charge, and soon had it on an inglorious retreat. The fire of thech for Fredericksburg, where we arrived December 2, and at once began preparations for the conflict of the 13th—as Burnside's army was already strung along the Rappahannock river and beyond. The hills near Hamilton's Crossing were soon crowne action. No officer of the company was more beloved than he, and none more deserved the affection of the men. After Burnside's bloody repulse, came a lull for three or four months, and we amused ourselves in winter quarters until the roads dried 1st of May at Chancellorsyille, but this time under a new commander, General Fighting Joe Hooker having succeeded Burnside. Ah! who of the Crenshaw Battery does not remember Chancellorsville? Who can forget the incessant fighting of the 1s