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nt in a cavalry company, merely, he said, for the summer campaign. Ah! in this summer campaign, scarcely equalled in the annals of history, what horrors might have come! But he has passed through safely, and his father has recalled him to his college duties. Their mother bears the separation from them, as women of the South invariably do, calmly and quietly, with a humble trust in God, and an unwavering confidence in the justice and righteousness of our cause. W., Hanover County, October 6th, 1862. We left the University on the 4th, and finding J. B. N. on the cars, on sick-leave, I determined to stop with him here to spend a few days with my sisters, while Mr.--went on to Richmond and Ashland. I do nothing but listen-for my life during the last three months has been quiet, compared with that of others. J. gives most interesting accounts of all he has seen, from the time he came up the Peninsula with the army in May, until he was broken down, and had to leave it, in Marylan
A wife on the battle-field. The following extract from a letter, dated at Corinth on the sixth of October, 1862, vividly portrays the fearful emotions and anxious thoughts which torture the mind of an observer during the progress of battle, and narrates but one of the many harrowing scenes of war: O my friend! how can I tell you of the tortures that have nearly crazed me for the last three days! Pen is powerless to trace, words weak to convey one tithe of the misery I have endured. I thought myself strong before. I have seen so much of suffering that I thought my nerves had grown steady, and I could bear any thing; but to-day I am weak and trembling, like a frightened child. But do not wonder at it. My dear husband lies besides me, wounded unto death perhaps. I have lost all hope of saving him, though I thank God for the privilege of being this moment beside him. And besides this, all around me the sufferers lie moaning in agony. There has been little time to tend t
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 19: events in Kentucky and Northern Mississippi. (search)
ded during the engagement, and Hurlbut resumed the command. In this conflict General Veatch was also wounded. Ord's loss in that pursuit was heavier than that of the flying Confederates, who made a stand at three well-covered places, in succession. His force was inferior, and he did not pursue. The Confederates made a wide circuit, and crossed the Hatchee at Crown's bridge, a few miles farther south, burning it behind them. McPherson, coming up, rebuilt it, and on the following day Oct. 6, 1862. pushed on in pursuit. The greater portion of the National army followed the fugitives to Ripley, and their gallant leader, satisfied that he could soon overtake and capture or destroy Van Dorn's army, was anxious to continue the pursuit. Grant thought it best not to go farther, and Rosecrans was recalled. The fugitives had been followed forty miles by the main body of the victors, and sixty miles by the cavalry. General Rosecrans reported his loss in the battle of Corinth and in th
Charles Congdon, Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributing to the New York Tribune from 1857 to 1863. (ed. Horace Greeley), The Slaveholding Utopia. (search)
Christianity, it follows that it is hostile to Democracy. The Constitution guaranties to every white man, at least, in the Rebel States, a Republican form of government, which can never be maintained with social institutions based upon the worst practices of an outworn Heathenism. It is not only for territorial power; it is not only in defence of social order and the majesty of law, that we are contending, but for the conservation of civilization and the security of personal rights; it is that we may not, in our progress toward a higher greatness and more equitable social forms be neighbored by a nation lapsing into the rudeness and barbarism of the Middle Ages. America! sang Goethe, long ago-- America! thou hast it better Than our ancient hemisphere! Thine is no frowning castle, No basalt as here! Good luck wait on thy glorious Spring, And when in time thy poets sing, May some good genius guard them all From baron, robber-knight, and ghost traditional. October 6, 1862.
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 59: (search)
3 16 4,091 71 Key West Aug. 12, 1865 Hendrick Hudson. Schooner Florida 8,560 29 645 56 7,914 73 do Aug. 16, 1865 James L. Davis. Sloop Florida 702 32 202 41 499 91 do   Hibiscus. Schooner Grace E. Baker 17,198 69 2,830 42 14,368 27 do Oct. 6, 1862 R. R. Cuyler. Sloop Good Luck. 1,401 83 220 09 1,181 74 do Oct. 24, 1862 St. Lawrence.   Goods, lot of Waiting for prize list of the George Mangham. 696 04 202 63 493 41 Washington   George Mangham.   Goods, lot of. 197 46 116 50 84 47 3,315 51 do Oct. 16, 1862 Sciota. Schooner Magnolia 41,731 61 3,199 02 38,532 59 do Oct. 8, 1863 Hatteras. Sloop Maria 4,849 37 722 25 4 127 12 do Oct. 17, 1863 Rachel Seaman, Kensington. Schooner Margaret 378 73 160 95 217 78 do Oct. 6, 1862 Tahoma, Hendrick Hudson. Schooner Martha Ann 1,498 02 714 44 783 58 Washington Oct. 1, 1863 Samuel Rotan. Sloop Mary Grey Waiting for prize list of the T. A. Ward. 224 37 166 01 58 36 do   Eureka, T. A. Ward. Bark Meaco 92,213 47
e Army of the Potomac after the battle of Antietam was a disappointment to the public, and an annoyance to the Administration. It was expected that Lee's retreating forces would be instantly and vigorously pursued, and a new path to Richmond opened through his broken columns. The earnest desire of the Administration for a forward movement at length took the form of a positive and peremptory order, which was received on the 7th of October, and is as follows:-- Washington, D. C., October 6, 1862. I am instructed to telegraph you as follows. The President directs that you cross the Potomac and give battle to the enemy, or drive him south. Your army must move now, while the roads are good. If you cross the river between the enemy and Washington, and cover the latter by your operations, you can be reinforced with thirty thousand men. If you move up the valley of the Shenandoah, not more than twelve thousand or fifteen thousand can be sent to you. The President advises the
Lookout Mountain; Missionary Ridge; Rocky Face Ridge; March to the Sea; Siege of Savannah. notes.--A German regiment whose gallantry and soldierly bearing reflected credit upon its nationality. General William Cogswell, formerly Colonel of the Second Massachusetts, and hence an authority in such matters, in an official communication to the Secretary of War, alludes to the Twenty-sixth as one of the finest military organizations in the service. The regiment left Wisconsin on the 6th of October, 1862, proceeding to Fairfax, Va., where it was assigned to Krzyzanowski's (2d) Brigade, Schurz's (3d) Division, Eleventh Corps. Its first battle was at Chancellorsville where it made a creditable fight, although the corps was placed in an extremely disadvantageous position. The regiment held its ground there until nearly surrounded, gallantly, but vainly, trying to stem the victorious onslaught of Jackson's charge; its casualties at Chancellorsville were 23 killed, 135 wounded, and 40 mi
rapidly as it was possible for you to do. I do believe that every thing has been done that could be done in this respect, both by yourself and department. The idea that I have tried to convey was, that certain portions of the command were without clothing, and the army could not move until it was supplied. Geo. B. Mcclellan, Major-General. official copy: J. C. Kelton, Assistant Adjutant-General. The following is a copy of the telegram of the sixth instant: Washington, D. C., October 6, 1862. Major-General McClellan: I am instructed to telegraph you as follows: The President directs that you cross the Potomac and give battle to the enemy or drive him south. Your army must move now while the roads are good. If you cross the river between the enemy and Washington, and cover the latter by your line of operation, you can be reenforced with thirty thousand men. If you move up the valley of the Shenandoah, not more than twelve or fifteen thousand can be sent to you. The Pres
ds, the men being exhausted by their march from Harper's Ferry and the labor of the guns. Captain Crenshaw's battery was the last to reach the field and take position on a hill in front of Captain McIntosh's, from which, disregarding the enemy's artillery, he directed his fire entirely at their infantry. Very respectfully, Your obedient servant, R. L. Walker, Lieutenant-Colonel, commanding Battalion. Report of Colonel A. W. Harman. headquarters Twelfth Virginia cavalry, October 6, 1862. To Colonel T. T. Munford, commanding Robertson's Brigade: Colonel: At Manassas, on the thirtieth of August, about four o'clock P. M., I was ordered, with six companies of my regiment, (A, B, C, D, E, F, and H,) to support the Second Virginia cavalry. I found the enemy occupying the hill to the right of the Lewis house with the First Virginia cavalry, supported by a New York and the First Michigan cavalry, drawn up about two hundred yards in their rear. I charged the regiment on th
4 twelve Brigadier-generals Wm. Y. slack Pea Ridge March 8, 1862. Adley H. Gladden, Shiloh April 11, 1862. Robert Hatton, Fair Oaks June 1, 1862. Richard Griffith, Savage Station June 30, 1862. George B. Anderson, Antietam October 6, 1862. Lewis Henry little, Iuka September 19, 1862. O. B. Branch, Antietam September 17, 1862. Turner Ashby, Harrisburg June 6, 1862. William E. Starke, Antietam September 17, 1862. James McIntosh, Pea Ridge March 17, 1862. Charles S Confederate generals killed in battle group no. 7 Brigadier-generals Abner Perrin Spotsylvania May 12, 1864. W. E. Jones, Piedmont June 5. 1864. George doles, Bethesda Church May 30, 1864. Robert H. Anderson, Antietam October 6, 1862. John H. Morgan, Greenville September 4, 1864. John R. Chambliss, Jr., Deep Bottom August 16, 1864. Junius Daniel, Spotsylvania died May 13, 1864. James B. Gordon, Yellow Tavern May 11, 1864. J. C. Saunders, Weldon Railroad Augus
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