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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 21 21 Browse Search
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James Barnes, author of David G. Farragut, Naval Actions of 1812, Yank ee Ships and Yankee Sailors, Commodore Bainbridge , The Blockaders, and other naval and historical works, The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 6: The Navy. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 2 2 Browse Search
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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore), The drummer-boy of the Rappahannock. (search)
The drummer-boy of the Rappahannock. Recently, a bright boy, with dark eyes and ruddy cheeks, came to my desk and gave me a brief history of his adventures at the battle of Fredericksburgh. He was neatly dressed in a military suit of gray cloth, and carried in his hands a pair of drumsticks — his drum was destroyed by the fragment of a shell immediately after his landing on the river-bank, in that hurricane of sulphury fire and iron hail on the twelfth of December, 1862. The reader will distinctly remember that for several days a curtain of thick fog rose up from the waters of the Rappahannock, completely hiding from view the artillery that crowned the opposite hills, and the infantry that crowded the sheltering ravines: but the preparation for the great fight, so hopefully commenced, was continued amid the thunder of cannon and the volcanic eruptions of exploding batteries. The hazardous work of laying the pontoon-bridges was frequently interrupted by the murderous fire o
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., chapter 2.15 (search)
r Oaks, Antietam, and on other battle-fields he had shown that he was a hard fighter. He was a grand soldier, full of honor and gallantry, and a man of great determination. Fredericksburg from the east bank of the Rappahannock — I. As I have said, on that Saturday morning we were enveloped in a heavy fog. At 8:15, when we were still holding ourselves in readiness to move to the left, I received the following order: headquarters, right Grand division, near Falmouth, Va., December 12th, 1862. Major-General Couch, Commanding Second Corps d'armee. General: The major-general commanding directs me to say to you that General Willcox has been ordered to extend to the left, so as to connect with Franklin's right. You will extend your right so far as to prevent the possibility of the enemy occupying the upper part of the town. You will then form a column of a division for the purpose of pushing in the direction of the Plank and Telegraph roads, for the purpose of seizing
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., Confederate torpedoes in the Yazoo. (search)
my the powder to fill it and an artillery friction tube to explode it, I set these two enterprising men to work with a coil of small iron wire which they stretched from bank to bank, the demijohn filled with inflammable material being suspended from the middle, some feet below the surface of the water, and so connected with the friction tube inside as to ignite when a vessel should come in contact with the wire. Soon after it was put in position the iron-clad Cairo came up the river [December 12th, 1862], and, keeping the middle of the stream, hit the demijohn, and within twelve minutes went to the bottom in thirty feet of water. In this way a belligerent vessel was neutralized by an enemy's torpedo. The moral strength thus added to our defenses may be inferred from an anecdote reported to me soon after. One of our Confederate people went on board a Union gun-boat off the mouth of the Yazoo, under flag of truce, and met there an old messmate and friend, and said banteringly to h
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 18: Lee's invasion of Maryland, and his retreat toward Richmond. (search)
was another thick fog the next morning, and under its cover, and the wild firing in the mist from the Stafford Hills, the remainder of Sumner's Right Grand Division crossed to the city side of the Rappahannock. A large portion of Franklin's Left Grand Division crossed at the same time, while the Center Grand Division, under Hooker, See note 3, page 485. remaine d on the Falmouth side, in readiness, if the movement succeeded, to spring upon the enemy in their retreat. The entire day Dec. 12, 1862. was consumed in the crossing, and in reconnoitering the position of the Confederates, and that night the National troops lay on their arms, ready for the expected battle in the morning. The Confederates, with three hundred cannon well posted on the heights, were also ready for action; for Jackson's force, whose extreme right had been posted eighteen miles down the river, had been called in, and the whole of Lee's army, eighty thousand strong, was ready to oppose the Nationals. Whe
regimental commanders. I am very truly, your obedient servant, F. J. Herron, Brigadier-General Commanding Second and Third Divisions. General Blunt's Congratulatory order. headquarters army of the frontier, Rhea's Mills, Ark., December 12, 1862. General field orders, No. 3: The General Commanding takes this occasion to express his heartfelt thanks to the officers and soldiers of his command for their gallantry at the battle of Prairie Grove, on Sunday, the seventh instant, whic It was a hard-fought battle, and a complete victory. S. R. Curtis, Major-General Commanding. Official report of Colonel Weer. headquarters Second brigade, First division, army of frontier, camp at Cane Hill., Washington Co., Ark., Dec. 12, 1862. Lieutenant-Colonel Moonlight, Chief of Staff: Colonel: Having just received the reports of the subordinate commanders, I hasten to submit to the General Commanding an account of the part taken by this brigade in the battle of Prairie Grov
Anderson's division. Wilcox's brigade,9 Mahone's brigade,5 Ransom's division. Cook's brigade,295 A. P. Hill's division, about600 Early's and Taliaferro's commands, about300 D. H. Hill's command,10 Washington artillery,23   Total,1619 Picket's division,40 Hood's division,100   Total,1759 The most moderate estimate of the Yankee loss is five thousand, and some put it at eight thousand. London times narrative. Headquarters of General Lee, near Fredericksburgh, December 12, 1862. Those who are unacquainted with the delays which invariably attend the movements of very large armies, especially when an attack upon a strong and elaborately chosen position of the enemy is contemplated, confidently looked for the momentous collision between the confederate and the Federal armies this morning at daybreak; but, as was anticipated by more experienced heads, the day wore away without developing a Federal onslaught upon the Southern lines. The preceding night was emp
ng a portion of them took their way to the States, and the remainder departed yesterday morning. The loss of the enemy, including some prisoners taken by Gen. Dumont's forces upon the right bank of the river, was about three hundred men. Considering the casualties in the One Hundred and Fourth Illinois as equalling those in the One Hundred and Sixth Ohio, our own loss in killed, wounded and missing was about one hundred and fifty. Y. S. Letter from General Dumont. Gallatin, December 12, 1862. To the Editors of the Louisville Journal: gentlemen: In your daily issue of the tenth instant you speak in terms of severity of the recent surrender of troops at Hartsville, and make it the occasion of an assault upon me. Unconscious of ever having injured you or merited such treatment, I cannot in justice to myself and truth suffer such charges to go unnoticed; but in repelling them will endeavor to be as brief as the nature of what you have said and the facts will allow. After n
previous day a small foraging train was captured by General Wheeler, near Nashville, with fifty prisoners, and on the fifth Colonel Reddy's Alabama cavalry also captured a train near Corinth, with its escorts and a number of negroes. Our loss at Hartsville about one hundred and twenty-five killed and wounded. None at either of the above places. Braxton Bragg, General Commanding. General S. Cooper, Richmond. General Bragg's order. headquarters Department no. 2. Murfreesboro, December 12, 1862. General order no. 156. With pride and pleasure, mingled with gratitude to the Supreme Source of all our victories, the General Commanding has the satisfaction of announcing to his troops the signal triumph of our arms at Hartsville, Tennessee, on the seventh instant. This brilliant exploit was achieved by a portion of Morgan's cavalry brigade, together with detachments from the Second and Ninth Kentucky regiments of infantry, under Col. Hunt--the whole under Brig.-Gen. Morgan.
Rose, volunteer Aids for the occasion, served most faithfully, obeying with cool courage and much gallantry all orders given them. D. R. Jones, Major-General. Report of Brigadier-General J. R. Jones of operations from September 7th to December 12th, 1862. headquarters Jones's brigade, January 21, 1862. Major Pendleton, A. A. G., Headquarters Second Corps: Major: In obedience to orders received from corps headquarters, I respectfully submit the following report of the operations of Jackson's division, during the period which I had the honor to command it, being from September seventh, to December twelfth, 1862: The division reached Frederick City, Maryland, on the seventh September, and was encamped one mile from the city, with the exception of Jones's brigade, which was placed in the city as provost guard. I found the division, at this time, very much reduced in numbers by the recent severe battles and the long, wearisome marches. Orders were received on Tuesday nigh
dient servant, J. M. Brockenbrough, Colonel, commanding Brigade. Report of Brigadier-General Thomas. headquarters Thomas's brigade, General A. P. Hill's division, December 20, 1862. Major R. C. Morgan, A. A. G.: Major: On Friday, December twelve, 1862, according to orders from Major-General Hill, this brigade left its camp near Mr. John Alsop's house, moved in the direction of Fredericksburg, and was directed to take position in line of battle on the military road, with orders to sgstreet's corps,68    521 This is the manner they were received here; five hundred and twenty-one is the amount taken. Return of small Arms, Ammunition, &c., collected on the Battle-Field before Fredericksburg, in the Engagements of the 12th and 13th of December, 1862. small arms.ammunition, &c. Springfield Rifles.Improved Muskets.Altered Muskets.Austrian Rifles.Belgian Muskets.Springfield Muskets.Mississippi Rifles.Flint-Lock Muskets.Enfield Rifles, Calibre 67.Enfield Rifle
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