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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 31. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Biographical sketch of Major-General Patrick. R. Cleburne. (search)
ulsed it with such serious loss that pursuit was abandoned, and the pursuing force returned to its lines. Here Cleburne again received the thanks of Congress for meritorious conduct. The Southern army now went into winter quarters at Dalton, in north Georgia. Cleburne's division occupied the outpost at Tunnel Hill. He devoted the winter months to the discipline and instruction of his troops, and revived a previously adopted system of daily recitations in tactics and the art of war. He himsen us; but when once our people, or the great body of them, sincerely value independence above every other earthly consideration, then I will regard our success as an accomplished fact. Your friend, P. R. Cleburne. In a brief absence from Dalton, with one exception his only absence during his service, Cleburne formed an attachment as earnest and true as his own noble nature. The attachment was returned with the fervor and devotion of the daughters of the South. Much might be said of th
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 31. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.37 (search)
herewith, a copy, and will give your readers the circumstances surrounding it, viz: After the disgraceful defeat of the Confederate army, at Missionary Ridge, in front of Chattanooga, on the 25th of November, 1864, the bulk of it retreated to Dalton, Ga. Cleburne's Division, which was the rear guard, on the 27th made a stand at Ringgold Gap, and without assistance, and single handed, checked and defeated the attempt of the pursuing army under General Hooker to capture the wagon, artillery, and ordnance train of Bragg's army. Holding the position until the safety of these were assured, the division retired, under orders to to Tunnel Hill, some ten miles north of Dalton, where it remained on outpost. Cleburne absorbed. In December following, I noticed that General Cleburne was for several days deeply preoccupied and engaged in writing. Finally he handed me his Ms., which upon reading, I found to be an advocacy of freeing the negroes and their enlistment in our military service
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 31. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), History of Crenshaw Battery, (search)
; died July 29, 1863. Connor, J. E., private, January 8, 1865. Davis, Hector, private, March 14, 1862. Dunn, N. H., private, March 14, 1862. Douglass, John L., private, March 14, 1862; served until surrender. Dillard, John R., private March 14, 1862; served until surrender. Duerson, S. K., private, November 14, 1863; served until surrender. Davies, H. L., private, November 17, 1863; lost leg at Burgess' Mill, October 27, 1864. Duncum, D. B., private, July 20, 1864. Dalton, W. C., private, July 22, 1864; served until surrender. Dillard, Isaiah J., private, December 30, 1864. Ellett, Robert, sergeant and 1st sergeant, March 14, 1862; September, 1864, promoted to 2d lieutenant in Chamberlayne's Battery; killed April 2, 1865, in front of Fort Gregg, Petersburg, Va. Emmett, T. A., private, March 14, 1862; killed August 18, 1864, at Archer's farm; buried on battle-field; remains, after the war, were taken up and removed to Winchester, Va. Farrell, John