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1, 1863, when ordered to the Army of Tennessee. Reached Dalton November 27, just after the defeat at Missionary Ridge. Spent the winter in building winter-quarters successively at Dalton and Kingston, which were evacuated before occupied. On the 1st of May, 1864, General Sherman advanced from Chattanooga toward Dalton, and the great Georgia campaign commenced. From that time till the 1st of September following, the Army of Tennessee was almost constantly engaged with the enemy. May 8 to 12. Battery in position at Mill Creek Gap, near Dalton, and engaged with the enemy. They fell back to Resaca. Engaged on the 14th of May in supporting charge by Stewart's Division upon the enemy. On the 15th, battle of Oostenaula. The battery was divided, one section on each side of a battery in a fortified work. The charge of the enemy was most desperate, and they captured and held the fortification, but were repulsed from the front of each section of Fenner's Battery, which held
inflaming the public mind on the subject of slavery, that he might perfect organizations to bring about servile insurrections in the slave States—collected a number of young men in that territory, including several of his sons, and, with the use of funds. and arms that had been furnished for his Kansas operations, placed these men under military instruction, by one of their number, at Springdale, in Iowa. In the spring of 1858 he. took these men to Chatham, in Canada West, where, on the 8th of May, he assembled a provisional constitutional convention, made up of those he brought with him and a number of resident free negroes. On the day of its assembling, this convention adopted a provisional constitution and ordinances for the people of the United States, the preamble of which began: Whereas slavery, throughout its entire existence in the United States, is none other than a most barbarous, unprovoked, and unjustifiable war of one portion of its citizens upon another portion. . . .
he James had been filled with sunken ships and other obstructions, and the gunboats met with a most spirited resistance from the guns in the works on the bluff, which repulsed their attack and compelled them to fall back down the river. This naval attack in his rear induced Johnston to retreat across the Chickahominy on the 15th, and place his army in front of the defensive works, three miles to the east of Richmond, which had been thrown up in 1861 for the defense of that city. On the 8th of May, McClellan ordered Stoneman's cavalry forward from Williamsburg to open the way for the advance of Franklin. On the 10th his army was well concentrated near Barhamsville; thence, feeling his way cautiously, four of his corps reached the vicinity of Cumberland, on the Pamunkey, and New Kent Court House on the 15th. On the 16th his advance took possession of the White House, near which the York River railroad crosses the Pamunkey; thence, advancing along the York River railroad, he reached
bed no one. Generals Rosser and William L. Jackson, who were in Staunton, left in the morning of that day. On Monday, May 1st, the Federal provost marshal commenced paroling soldiers of the Confederacy, more offering for parole than could be accommodated. Large numbers of negroes collected at the Federal camp. Rosser and Jackson, with a few followers, left for the southwest of the Valley on the morning of the 2d, and the Federal troops left Staunton, returning toward Winchester. On Monday, May 8th, many of the citizens of Augusta county met in Staunton, declaring that armed resistance had ceased in Augusta county and that the only way to make the laws conform to those of the United States was, from necessity, to call a convention of the State of Virginia, on the basis of the members of the house of delegates, and recommending the appointment of a committee to go to Richmond and ascertain whether the Federal authorities would allow such a body to meet and deliberate. Gen. John B.
Private Thos. Smith reported to quarters. April 30. Mustered (for pay)? by Capt. Roder, Battery K, 4th U. S. Light Art'y. Received 40 horses from Capt. Meade. Burned (?) * * * May 2. Corporal Estee and Privates Wilson and Burroughs detailed to go to Alexandria with ammunition chests. May 3. One horse died of exhaustion. May 5. Serg't A. B. Parker and Privates Nesbitt, Putnam, Fales, Handlin and Gowell transferred to hospital. May 6. Passed through the city of Richmond. May 8. One horse died—worn out. May 9. One horse died—worn out. May 10. Two horses died of exhaustion. May 11. One horse died of exhaustion. May 12. One horse died of exhaustion. May 14. One horse died of exhaustion. May 16. Private Waldo Pierce transferred to Invalid Corps. Serg't A. B. Parker and Privates Nesbitt, Gowell, Fales, Putnam, Handlin returned from hospital. Corporal Estee and Privates Wilson and Burroughs went to Alexandria and (got)? our ammunition chests. May
, also of the Sixty-ninth regiment, attacked him with some Indian and white companies of the Thomas legion. During the time of Stoneman's raid into the mountains, all the troops there were more or less engaged. Near Morganton a little field piece served by Lieut. George West and some soldiers on furlough, and supported by Captain Twitty, of Avery's battalion and Maj. T. G. Walton of the militia, bravely held in check for some hours one of Stoneman's detachments. At Waynesville, on the 8th of May, occurred the last engagement on North Carolina soil. There, Col. J. R. Love, with a force of about 500 men of the Thomas legion, routed a regiment of Union cavalry. After the fall of Fort Fisher, the Federal government sent General Schofield's corps to New Bern. General Terry's corps at Fisher was ordered to capture Wilmington, effect a junction with Schofield, and move up toward Goldsboro to reinforce Sherman, who was then marching for North Carolina. The shattered fragment of t
e he was graduated in the class of 1851. At his graduation he was promoted second lieutenant of the Third cavalry, and by meritorious and gallant service he had passed the grade of first lieutenant, and had been promoted captain, when he resigned after his State had announced its adherence to the Confederacy, in order that he might tender his services for the defense of North Carolina. He was commissioned lieutenant-colonel, Confederate States cavalry, to date from March 16, 1861, and on May 8th was appointed lieutenant-colonel of the Ninth North Carolina regiment, afterward known as the First North Carolina cavalry. With this command he joined the cavalry brigade of Gen. J. E. B. Stuart, in 1861, and on March 1, 1862, he was promoted colonel of his regiment. During the opening of the Seven Days battles which followed, he served upon the right wing of the army, and on June 29th commanded the Confederate cavalry in the affair on the Charles City road, which was, in fact, a reconna
James Russell Soley, Professor U. S. Navy, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, The blockade and the cruisers (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 3: (search)
discretion the conduct of subsequent operations. Matters remained in this position for nearly a month, the squadron having been increased during this time by the addition of the new ironclad Galena, the Vanderbilt, and other vessels. In May it became apparent to the Confederates that the progress of military operations would compel the abandonment of Norfolk, and consultations were held by the military and naval authorities as to the disposition of the Merrimac. Early on the morning of May 8, the United States steamers Galena, Aroostook, and Port Royal were sent up the James River. The Merrimac was at Norfolk, and a demonstration was made by the rest of the squadron against the battery at Sewall's Point. Presently the Merrimac came down the river. It was not Goldsborough's intention to make a serious attack on the fort, his object being merely to ascertain the strength of the works and the possibility of effecting a landing of the troops. The Monitor had orders to fall ba
hapter 15: The Missouri brigade in the Georgia and Tennessee campaigns service at New hope church at Kenesaw Mountain it Captures one of the forts at Allatoona disaster at Franklin rear Guard in the retreat from Nashville Bledsoe's battery General Maury's opinion of the brigade. Early in April, 1864, the Missouri brigade, which had been in camp at Demopolis, and during the time had re-enlisted for the war, marched to Lauderdale Springs and then to Tuscaloosa, and, on the 8th of May, took its place in the army of Tennessee, under Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, in French's division of Polk's corps. It first became engaged on the 25th, when the army was posted on the line of New Hope church. It was ordered to the support of Stewart's division, and held the line while he removed his dead and wounded. During the time the army occupied the New Hope church line, Col. A. C. Riley, of the First Missouri infantry, was killed while asleep in the rear of the line. He was an accomp
who up to that time had been staunch Union men, into the ranks of the secessionists, thus inaugurating civil war in Missouri. Frost was at this time paroled. He was afterwards exchanged, and at the battle of Pea Ridge led a brigade of Missouri State troops, which did worthy service. Just before this battle (March 3, 1862), Frost was commissioned brigadier-general. When the army of the West under Van Dorn and Price crossed the Mississippi in April, 1862, General Frost went with them. On May 8th General Bragg appointed him inspector-general, but on May 26th General Frost at his own request was relieved from this position. Concerning this General Bragg says: The general commanding could not well sustain a greater loss at this particular juncture, and deeply regrets the cause which takes from us an officer so accomplished, zealous and efficient. General Frost served under Hindman in Arkansas in 1862, and at the battle of Prairie Grove in December his commanding general complimente
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