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Deep Bottom (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 9
neral, May 31, 1864, and assigned to command of Wilcox's old brigade, the Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and Fourteenth Alabama regiments. In an assault on the Federal lines, June 22, 1864, near Petersburg, General Sanders was the first to mount the hostile works. On this occasion the brigade captured more men than it numbered. At the battle of the Crater, July 30th, this brigade, being a part of Mahone's division, participated in the brilliant charge that retook the last position. At Deep Bottom he commanded his own and a North Carolina brigade. On August 21st General Sanders led his men in one of the fierce battles along the Weldon railroad. While advancing on foot, a minie ball passed through both his thighs, severing the femoral arteries. Without falling he said to his adjutant, Captain Clarke, Take me back. On being removed a short distance he asked to be laid down, and in a few minutes breathed his last. He was buried in Richmond. One of the youngest general officers o
Darlington, Darlington County, South Carolina (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 9
neral Kelly, who gave up his life at Franklin, while gallantly fighting at the head of his division, I ask the country to award its gratitude. No honors bestowed on his memory could more than repay his devotion. In 1866 General Kelly's remains were removed to Mobile and laid to rest in the bosom of his native State. It may be said of him, as Lee said of Pelham, another son of Alabama, It is glorious to see such courage in one so young. Major-General Evander McIver Law was born at Darlington, S. C., in 1836; was graduated at the military academy in Charleston in 1856; for three years he was a professor in a military school at Yorkville, and in 1860 removed to Macon county, Ala., where he taught school while studying law. On the 11th of January Alabama seceded, and shortly afterward he took a company of State troops to Pensacola, Fla., where he remained two months.. Entering the Confederate service as captain he was elected lieutenant-colonel of the Fourth Alabama, one of the com
Fort Barrancas (Florida, United States) (search for this): chapter 9
ent Lomax was elected colonel, Cullen A. Battle, lieutenant-colonel, and Samuel Marks, major. On January 8, 1861, by order of Gov. A. B. Moore, the First regiment was sent against Fort Morgan and the Mount Vernon arsenal, and at the same time the Second regiment was ordered to report at Pensacola to General Chase, commander of Florida troops, and participated in the seizure of the Warrington navy yards and the forts on the Florida coast. The Second regiment captured the navy yard, and Forts Barrancas and McRae on January 10th and 11th, and soon afterward General Chase, Colonel Lomax and Lieutenant-Colonel Battle telegraphed to Senator Jefferson Davis, at Washington, for advice as to the propriety of an attack upon Fort Pickens, and received the reply: In the present condition of affairs Pickens is not worth one drop of blood. Not long after this the Alabama legislature passed the ordinance of secession, and at the same time annulled all military commissions previously issued above
Fort Gaines (Alabama, United States) (search for this): chapter 9
, and was assigned at first to the artillery and then transferred to the engineer corps. He served on garrison duty at Oswego Harbor, N. Y., 1839-45; was in charge of the engineer agency in New York for the purchase and shipment of supplies for the construction of fortifications, 1845-48; as member of joint commission of naval and engineer officers for examination of the Pacific coast of the United States, also as superintending engineer of the repairs of Fort Morgan, and the building of Fort Gaines, at Mobile, Ala. The custom house at Mobile was built under his supervision. Like many other officers of Northern birth his residence as an army officer among the Southern people had caused him to become identified with the South in sentiment. He regarded Alabama as his State, and, upon her secession, determined to espouse her cause. Accordingly he resigned his commission as captain in the army of the United States and, accepting from his adopted State the commission of lieutenant-col
Jacksons Gap (Alabama, United States) (search for this): chapter 9
eman handed him a commission as brigadiergen-eral. Colonel Bulger asked him to keep it until his return to the army, but before he could get home the Confederate armies were surrendered. After the war he remained at his home until 1880, when, in response to an earnest appeal of the people, he served again in the legislature. After rendering that service he gave his entire attention to his farm until 1895. At that date he retired from farming and made his home with his daughter at Jackson's Gap, Ala. Venerable, dignified, and crowned with many honors, he enjoys, in serene old age, the esteem of his people. Brigadier-General James Cantey was born in Kershaw district, S. C., December 30, 1818. His father was a South Carolina planter, his mother a Miss Richardson. He graduated at the South Carolina college, was admitted to the bar in 1840, and practiced law in Camden for several years. At the commencement of the war with Mexico he responded to the call of his country, and was a
Ten Islands (Alabama, United States) (search for this): chapter 9
At Farmington he acted as aid to General Bragg. At Booneville he led a brigade, consisting of his own and a Mississippi regiment and Maj. S. J. Murphy's battalion, and drove the enemy from the field. In the spring of 1863 Colonel Clanton raised three more regiments, the Sixth, Seventh and Ninth Alabama cavalry, and on November 13th of that year was commissioned as brigadier-general in the provisional army of the Confederate States. In 1864 he had a fierce fight with General Rousseau at Ten Islands, on the Coosa river. In this affair he lost his entire staff, Capt. Robert Abercrombie, of Florida, and Lieutenant Judkins, of Montgomery, being killed, and Captain Smith, of Dallas, and Lieutenant Hyer, of Florida, being wounded. Being ordered to Dalton, he reached there ahead of his command, and acted as aid to General Polk, at Resaca, Adairsville and Cassville. For his services in getting the artillery and stores safely across the Etowah, on the retreat from Cassville, he received t
Perry (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 9
Garrott was a native of the old North State, born in 1816. He was educated at the university of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), studied law and was admitted to the bar. His parents were not wealthy and he had to make his own way in the world. He removed to Alabama and located at Greenville; but the next year he settled in Marion county and became law partner of Hon. James Phelan, afterward Confederate senator from Mississippi. He also took much interest in public affairs, and removing to Perry county represented it in the legislature from 1845 to 1849. He was afterward an associate of Judge Brooks in law practice. He was a democrat of the State rights school, and was a Breckinridge elector in 1860. When Alabama seceded he was sent by Governor Moore, as a commissioner, to North Carolina for the purpose of asking the cooperation of the legislature in the secession movement. After performing this task he returned home and, with the assistance of General Pettus, raised the Twentieth A
Franklin (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 9
ps, embracing the brigades of Allen and Dibrell, to which Hannon's brigade was added. His career was now signalized by a series of brilliant exploits. He acted a very prominent part in Cleburne's brilliant success at Pickett's mill, May 27, 1864, and in all the movements of the Atlanta campaign Kelly's men were always ready for the fiercest fight, either on foot or mounted. On the expedition to the rear of Sherman's army in August, 1864, his command was again actively employed. Near Franklin, Tenn., on August 20th, during Wheeler's raid against Sherman's communications in Tennessee, this valiant young leader was killed. In his report General Wheeler paid him this tribute: To my brave division commander, General Kelly, who gave up his life at Franklin, while gallantly fighting at the head of his division, I ask the country to award its gratitude. No honors bestowed on his memory could more than repay his devotion. In 1866 General Kelly's remains were removed to Mobile and laid t
Greenbrier (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 9
rnia in 1854-55; was at Carlisle barracks, Pa., in 1855, and on frontier duty in the Sioux expedition in the same year, being engaged in the action at Blue Water on September 3d. After participating in the Utah expedition, he was at Fort Wise, Col., in 1861, when he heard of the withdrawal of Alabama from the Union. He immediately resigned, went to Richmond, and was appointed captain of artillery and assigned to the command of Gen. Henry R. Jackson, then stationed on the banks of the Greenbrier river, at the head of a little valley known as Traveler's Repose, in western Virginia. He acted as adjutant-general of Jackson's brigade, in the Cheat mountain expedition in September, and on the 3d of October was in a spirited little battle on the Greenbrier, in which the Confederates repulsed the enemy. At the battle of Alleghany Summit, December 13, 1861, Captain Deshler was shot through both thighs. Upon his recovery he was appointed colonel of artillery and assigned to duty in North C
Churubusco (New York, United States) (search for this): chapter 9
randson of Col. Joshua Fry, who figured in colonial history. He was educated at Washington college, Pa., at the Virginia military institute, and at West Point. He did not remain at West Point to graduate, but studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1846. When ten new regiments were raised for the Mexican war he was commissioned a first lieutenant of United States voltigeurs and foot riflemen, of which Joseph E. Johnston was lieutenant-colonel. He served as adjutant at Contreras and Churubusco, and led a company at Molino del Rey and Chapultepec, where he was mentioned as distinguished. After the war had ended and the regiment had been disbanded at Fort McHenry, Md., he, with a party of other young men, went across the plains to California, where he remained until 1856. Going then to Nicaragua, he joined Walker's expedition as colonel and general. He commanded at Granada and defeated the army of Guatemala. After the failure of that expedition he returned to San Francisco, co
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