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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The battlefields of Virginia. (search)
which to resist an advance of the enemy towards Fredericksburg. The divisions of Anderson and McLaws, said Jay 2nd. Time was an important element; for near Fredericksburg, in his rear, was Sedgwick, largely outnumberinmy had appeared to abandon his movements toward Fredericksburg when opposed, and the ease with which he had beas to be made from this direction, and not from Fredericksburg. On this point there was a great difference ofhe enemy against Richmond via the Peninsula and Fredericksburg. Very soon after General Lee assuned the dutno doubt that an attempt will be made to occupy Fredericksburg, and use it as a base of operations against Ricit will prove a great relief to the pressure on Fredericksburg. A few days later, when the enemy was collecting a strong force at Fredericksburg, General Lee so informed General Jackson, and further said: For tmouth, on the north bank of the river, opposite Fredericksburg, on April 19th, and that General Field had fall
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Prison reminiscences. (search)
way to become a friend to another, is to do that other person a kindness. A kindness done has more effect upon the donor, than upon the recipient, in creating mutual interest. This gracious favor of Col. Scovill was highly appreciated, and it added happiness to me and to my dear friend. I brought my battle-wound with me, unhealed, to Johnson's Island. I had not been there long before gangrene appeared in it. It was a critical moment. My friend, Dr. Brodie Strauchan Herndon, of Fredericksburg, Va., a prisoner, by immediate and severe remedy arrested the gangrene at once; and soon afterwards made a permanent cure of the wound, and also restored my general health. The tardiness of my wound in healing was caused by the low condition of my health. On our way to Pennsylvania, I sat on my horse in the mid-stream of the Shenandoah while my regiment, the 9th Va., waded across. I did the same when it crossed the Potomac. When we reached Williamsport I went under the treatment of our
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), An address before the ladies' memorial Association. (search)
ed within his lines and was making temporary field works against the onset of the morrow. That great genius read through the darkness the trepidation of Hooker and decided to attack under cover of darkness. Trusting himself only, he ventured to find the weak joint in the enemy's armor. If he had come back to us as he went, we would have been hurled against Hooker, and the Army of the Potomac would have ceased to exist as a fighting unit. I recall the march of Jackson's Corps from Fredericksburg to Chancellorsville the day before that battle—it was full of glories. Halting to rest along a narrow road, arms were stacked—in a line as crooked as the line of an old-fashioned Virginia fence. Suddenly the sound of a great multitude who had raised their voices in accord came over the tips of the bayonets. The very air of heaven seemed agitated—it was Nature's sympathy as in the total eclipse of the sun, the onrushing of the shadow has its herald on stronger air. The horse and his ri<
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.8 (search)
to the conversation which passed between us at the office of our mutual friend, Judge George L. Christian, I have only to say that the present is the first moment which I have felt that I could give any attention to your request, and even now I am forced to do so under circumstances which will not allow me to do justice to the matter in question. Nevertheless I submit the following: Early in 1862, when General McDowell was preparing for an advance upon Richmond from the direction of Fredericksburg, and General McClellan was moving up from the Peninsula, the Governor of Virginia was authorized by act of the Confederate Congress, then in session, to call for 2,000 men to man the batteries around Richmond. When Captain J. B. Jones and myself, in view of the advantages which would be enjoyed by the people of Chesterfield to enlist in its service, raised a company, composed largely of men who werebeyond the age of conscription, and tendered our services to the Governor. By whom we we
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Townsend's Diary—JanuaryMay, 1865. (search)
im. 12th, Sunday. All quiet; went to Carlton's church and heard Mr. Oliver preach in the morning; and in the afternoon heard Mr. Gardner at our company church—a bitter cold day. 13th. Wrote to father and also to mother. Nothing of interest transpiring. 14th. Blair returned today, much to my satisfaction, and I was enabled to return to camp. 15-16th. All quiet: A rumor prevalent in camp, imported from Richmond, to the effect that Thomas is marching with his army by way of Fredericksburg. This story bears an air of probability. 17th. All quiet during the day. At about 1:30 o'clock at night the Yankee gunboat in the river threw a shell into our camp, disturbing our slumbers somewhat and causing us to rise and go out to the breastworks, remaining there a short while. As it was not repeated we went to bed again. 19th-21st. All quiet; T. E. and S. B. A. went home on the 20th. Commenced a newspaper arrangement on the same day. Wrote to Examiner on 21st. 22d. Th
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Dahlgren raid. (search)
. For Dahlgren was no ordinary man. At this time he lacked but a month of being twenty-two years of age, but he was a seasoned veteran, and knew thoroughly the art of warfare. He was born near Philadelphia, April 3, 1842, the second son of Rear-Admiral John Adolph Dahlgren, the noted naval officer, author and scholar. He was educated in Washington, entered the war in 1861 as a captain, and had distinguished himself time after time for bravery in action. In 1862 he fought gallantly at Fredericksburg; and had made a desperate charge at Chancellorsville; at second Bull Run he had gained the admiration of all his fellow-officers, and had lost a leg in a desperate charge at Gettysburg. For his absolute fearlessness and bravery he had been promoted over the intermediate grades to Colonel, the commission having been personally brought to his bedside by Secretary Stanton. Now, in the spring of 1864, having recovered from his loss of limb, he was again at the front, willing to sacrifice
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.17 (search)
ed to you by your fathers, and by your mothers as well; for the women of the Confederacy, though secure from the dangers of the battlefield, bore their part no less heroically than did the men. The men gave, or offered to give, their lives; the women gave what was dearer to them than life—they gave the men they loved; I will recall one or two instances to show the spirit of those women: I had a friend, a widow, who had only two sons; both enlisted for the war. The first was killed at Fredericksburg; the other was killed by the same volley that laid low our immortal Jackson, and this heroic boy, with his life-blood ebbing fast, had only breath to gasp, Is the General hurt? When I was weeping with that poor mother, comfort I could not give, she said: Both of my boys are gone, but if I had to do all this over again, I would not act differently. I knew a boy who belonged to the company that was organized in the village where I am now living. When he had been in Virginia more tha
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.19 (search)
to go. Early on the following morning Stoneman, with his command, set out for the Rapidan at Raccoon Ford and a ford below and pushed on without serious opposition to destroy the Central Railroad, the James River Canal and the Richmond and Fredericksburg road. Averill moved towards Brandy Station, Culpeper and Rapidan Station, for the purpose of masking Stoneman's movement, and cutting Lee's communications towards Gordonsville. His instructions said: In the vicinity of Culpeper you will b the above order General Hooker on May 9th, in a report to the Adjutant-General of the army, stated: General Averell's command numbered about 4,000 sabers and a light battery, a larger cavalry force than can be found in the rebel army between Fredericksburg and Richmond, and yet that officer seems to have contented himself between April 29th, and May 4th, with having marched through Culpeper to Rapidan, a distance of twenty-eight miles, meeting no enemy deserving the name, and from that point re
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), William Smith, Governor of Virginia, and Major-General C. S. Army, hero and patriot. (search)
paramount allegiance to his mother State, And maintained, with fearless and impassioned eloquence, In the Congress of the United States the Sovereignty of Virginia, When the storm of war burst, His voice was in his sword. Third face: Though past threescore, he entered the military service As Colonel of Virginia Infantry, And rose by sheer merit to the rank of Major-General. At First Manassas, Seven Pines, the Seven Days Battle, Cedar Mountain, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. His fiery, yet cheerful courage was everywhere conspicuous, And the only fault imputed to him by his superior was A too reckless exposure of his person, Thrice wounded at Sharpsburg, he refused to leave the field, And remained in command of his regiment until the end of that sanguinary engagement. Fourth face: Called from the army to guide again the destinies of this Commonwealth during 1864-65 He displayed such energy, resource and unshaken r
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.28 (search)
up by shot, shell and minie balls. Colonel Montague gave command that captains take their positions in the centre and rear of their companies. Captain Coke said that he was going to stay by my side, on the right of his company. I said to him it was a very dangerous place, so near the colors. He said, Yes, everywhere is dangerous here. In a few moments he was shot above the knee and fell. The ambulance corps took him off the field, and he recovered to join us again before we got to Fredericksburg, in December, 1862. On we went until we reached a rocky knoll about, I should judge, seventy-five or one hundred yards from a stone fence, which the enemy were behind, pouring a shower of minies at us. At that point our loss was terrible. The ranks were so scattered, and the dead and wounded so thick, it seemed as if we could go no further. Our rear rank was ten or more paces in our rear, and we were in danger of being shot by our own men. Our flag was shot through seventeen times,
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