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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Official correspondence of Governor Letcher, of Virginia. (search)
bution of the arms, &c., at my disposal, it has afforded me pleasure to provide, as far as possible, for the defence, not only of my own State, but of all the Confederate States, engaged as we are in a common cause for the maintenance of rights and institutions dear to us all. I return to the Committee my acknowledgments for their resolutions, and many thanks to you for the kind terms which you have employed in communicating them to me. I am, truly, John Letcher. Richmond, Va., October 9th, 1862. My Dear Governor — I have the honor to present to you Mr. Edmund Turner, of my staff, and to say that you will place me under the greatest of obligations by delivering to him the order for the arms which you were kind enough to offer me day before yesterday, and by informing him how and where they are to be obtained. Please let me have as many as you can spare. I shall thus be made by you doubly welcome to my new command, and in the use of these arms promise to justify your k
hard to find both families without carriage horses, and with only some mules which happened to be in Richmond when the place was surrounded. A wagon, drawn by mules, was sent to the depot for us. So many of us are now together that we feel more like quiet enjoyment than we have done for months. October 8th, 1862. Mr. N. joined us this morning, and we all gathered here for the day. It seemed so much like old times, that C. broke a war rule, and gave us pound-cake for supper. October 9th, 1862. A very pleasant day at S. H. The ladies all busily knitting for our soldiers-oh, that we could make them comfortable for the winter! October 10th, 1862. Bad news! The papers bring an account of the defeat of our army at Corinth. It was commanded by General Van Dorn--the Federals by Rosecranz. They fought Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The fight said to have been very bloody-great loss on both sides. The first two days we had the advantage, but on Sunday the Yankees brough
  10 10 144   F 1 16 17   5 5 115   G   19 19   6 6 108   H 1 14 15   6 6 121   I   15 15   10 10 147   K   15 15   5 5 132 Totals 7 164 171 1 96 97 1,283 171 killed == 13.3 per cent. Total of killed and wounded, 612; died in Confederate prisons (previously included), 11. battles. K. & M. W. battles. K. & M. W. Rowlett's Station, Ky. 14 Chickamauga, Ga. 34 Shiloh, Tenn. 20 Missionary Ridge, Tenn. 17 Siege of Corinth 2 Resaca, Ga. 4 Dog Walk, Ky., Oct. 9, 1862 1 Pickett's Mills, Ga. 22 Stone's River, Tenn. 25 Kenesaw Mountain, Ga. 12 Liberty Gap, Tenn. 15 Atlanta, Ga. 4 Salt River Bridge, Ky. 1     Present, also, at Rocky Face Ridge; Cassville, Dallas; Peach Tree Creek; Paid Springs; Lovejoy's Station. notes.--A German regiment, organized through the exertions of Colonel Willich, an officer who had seen service in the German army, and who, also, achieved a brilliant success in the War of the Rebellion. The regiment l
Regiment. Colonel Sprague's report. headquarters Sixty-Third regiment O. V. I., Second division First brigade army of Mississippi, near Ripley, Miss., Oct. 9, 1862. Captain: I have the honor to report that nine companies of my command, (company D, Captain Fouts, being on detached duty,) consisting of two hundred and seull, Lieut.-Col. Commanding Third Iowa Infantry. Report of Lieut.-Colonel Jones. headquarters Forty-Sixth regiment Illinois volunteers, in the field, October 9, 1862. Capt. F. W. Fox, Assistant Adjutant-General: sir: At eight o'clock on the morning of the fifth instant, under orders from Brig.-Gen. Veatch, the Forty-sixend. A. Lincoln. By command of Major-Gen. U. S. Grant. Jno. A. Rawlings, Assistant Adjutant-General. Cincinnati Commercial account. Corinth, Miss., October 9, 1862. Approaching Corinth from the north, via the Mobile and Ohio Railroad, you scent the battlefield from afar. Sickening exhalations from the carcasses of ho
rcumstances. Yours respectfully, Nathaniel McCalla, Major Commanding Tenth Iowa Regiment. Colonel Sprague's report. headquarters Sixty-Third regiment O. V. I., Second division First brigade army of Mississippi, near Ripley, Miss., Oct. 9, 1862. Captain: I have the honor to report that nine companies of my command, (company D, Captain Fouts, being on detached duty,) consisting of two hundred and seventy-five men, left camp near Tuscumbia River about three o'clock A. M. on the thir have the honor to be, sir, with great respect, your obedient servant, M. M. Trumbull, Lieut.-Col. Commanding Third Iowa Infantry. Report of Lieut.-Colonel Jones. headquarters Forty-Sixth regiment Illinois volunteers, in the field, October 9, 1862. Capt. F. W. Fox, Assistant Adjutant-General: sir: At eight o'clock on the morning of the fifth instant, under orders from Brig.-Gen. Veatch, the Forty-sixth regiment took position on the right of the Second brigade in the advance, to sup
nder McDowell McCook, Major-General Commanding First Corps Army of the Ohio. Report of Brigadier-General Mitchell. headquarters Ninth division of the army of the Ohio, Goodnight Springs, two and one half miles from Perryville, Ky., October 9, 1862. Captain: I have the honor to submit the following report of the part taken by the Ninth division in the engagement of the seventh and eighth instant, near Perryville, Kentucky: Upon the arrival of my column, about two P. M. of the sevt-Colonel Commanding Fiftieth Regiment Volunteers. Report of Lieutenant-Colonel Cowen. headquarters Fifty-Second regiment Ohio volunteers, Thirty-Sixth brigade, Eleventh division, army of the Ohio, battle-field near Perryville, Ky., October 9, 1862. Lientenant J. A. Mallony, Acting Assistant Adjutant-General Thirty-sixth Brigade: I have the honor to submit the following report of the part taken by the Fifty-second regiment in the battle of yesterday: In pursuance of the order o
Doc. 216.-fight at Lawrenceburgh, Ky. Colonel Parrott's report. headquarters First regiment O. V. I., in camp, October 9, 1862. Captain: I have the honor to submit the following report of the skirmish had with the enemy this morning, by the troops under my command, at Dogwalk. As my regiment left camp, the General Commanding apprised me that our rear was threatened by the enemy, and ordered me to march back on the road until I overtook the Nineteenth United States infantry, previously sent out. About half a mile from camp I came up with our troops, on the road to Lawrenceburgh. Major King, Fifteenth United States infantry, had his battalion drawn up in open field, where he commanded the road; Major Carpenter, Nineteenth United States infantry, was to his left, and in the road, which at that point makes an abrupt turn. Being the ranking officer present, I posted the First Ohio behind the crest of a ridge in the skirt of woods to the rear of the open ground, and
continue around to the Potomac, you will have to cross the river in the vicinity of Leesburgh. I am, with great respect, your obedient servant, R. E. Lee, General. Official--R. H. Chilton, A. A. General. headquarters cavalry division, October 9, 1862. soldiers: You are about to engage in an enterprise which, to insure success, imperatively demands at your hands, coolness, decision, and bravery — implicit obedience to orders, without question or cavil, and the strictest order and sobri credit in the highest degree upon your arms. The orders which are herewith published for your government are absolutely necessary, and must be rigidly enforced. J. E. B. Stuart, Major-General Commanding. headquarters cavalry division, October 9, 1862. orders no. 13: During the expedition into the enemy's country, on which this command is about to engage, brigade commanders will make arrangements for seizing horses, the property of citizens of the United States, and all other proper
eenth, Griffin, of the Eighteenth, and Hill, of the Twenty-first, were faithful and energetic in their attention to the wounded. I close this report with the remark, that my command did its duty upon the ensanguined field of Sharpsburg. I am, very respectfully, Your obedient servant, Wm. Barksdale, Brigadier-General, commanding Brigade. Report of Brigadier-General Kershaw of battle of Sharpsburg. headquarters Kershaw's brigade, McLaws's division, near Winchester, Va., October 9, 1862. To Major James M. Goggin, Assistant Adjutant-General: Major: In obedience to orders from division headquarters, I have the honor to transmit a report of the operations of my command at the battle of Sharpsburg. Owing to the exigencies of the service, my command were without their usual supply of subsistence from Monday morning, the thirteenth September, until the night of the seventeenth. They were also under arms or marching nearly the whole of the nights of Monday and Tuesday, a
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 10: The Armies and the Leaders. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), General officers of the Confederate Army: a full roster compiled from the official records (search)
. Kirby, Feb. 19, 1864. Generals, provisional army (with temporary rank) Hood, John B., July 18, 1864. Lieutenant-generals, provisional army Buckner, S. B., Sept. 20, 1864. Ewell, Richard S., May 23, 1863. Forrest, N. B., Feb. 28, 1865. Hampton, Wade, Feb. 14, 1865. Hardee, Wm. J., Oct. 10, 1862. Hill, Ambrose P., May 24, 1863. Hill, Daniel H., July 11, 1863. Holmes, T. H., Oct. 13, 1862. Jackson, T. J., Oct. 10, 1862. Lee, Stephen D., June 23, 1864. Longstreet, James, Oct. 9, 1862. Pemberton, J. C., Oct. 10, 1862. Polk, Leonidas, Oct. 10, 1862. Taylor, Richard, April 8, 1864. Lieutenant-generals, provisional army (with temporary rank) Anderson, R. H., May 31, 1864. Early, Jubal A., May 31, 1864. Stewart, A. P., June 23, 1864. Major-generals, provisional army Anderson, J. P., Feb. 17, 1864. Bate, William B., Feb. 23, 1864. Bowen, John S., May 25, 1863. Breckinridge, J. C., Apr. 14, 1862. Butler, M. C., Sept. 19, 1864. Cheatham, B. F., Mar. 10, 18
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