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ks' brigade reported 18 officers, 1,500 men, 1,518 horses. The abstract from return for the district of Arkansas, November, 1863, showed the following aggregate present: Price's division infantry, 5,795, 16 pieces of artillery; Fagan's infantry, 2,257; Marmaduke's cavalry, 4,482, 16 pieces of artillery; Brooks' cavalry, 431; Newton's brigade, 587; Carter's command, 353; total, 13,905. Present for duty, 1,017 officers and 10,354 men; artillery 32 guns. By orders of war department, August 18, 1863, Brig. Gens. W. N. R. Beall and S. B. Maxey were assigned to the Trans-Mississippi department, and directed to report to General Holmes for duty. August 10th Col. T. P Dockery had been ordered to report to Lieut.-Gen. E. Kirby Smith. He was directed: To assemble the scattered and furloughed men, who had passed west of the river, of the brigade recently commanded by you at the surrender of Vicksburg, take command, and proceed to organize and equip them as perfectly as maybe practi
Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, Louis Agassiz: his life and correspondence, third edition, Chapter 20: 1863-1864: Aet. 56-57. (search)
perintendence of the working negroes something like the system which regulates the duties of the foreman in all our manufacturing establishments? I should like to go on and attempt to devise some scheme in conformity with the convictions I have expressed in these letters. But I have little ability in the way of organizing, and then the subject is so novel that I am not prepared to propose anything very definite. Ever truly yours, Louis Agassiz. From Dr. S. G. Howe. New York, August 18, 1863. my dear Agassiz,—I cannot refrain from expressing my thanks for your prompt compliance with my request, and for your two valuable letters. Be assured I shall try to keep my mind open to conviction and to forbear forming any theory before observing a wide circle of facts. I do not know how you got the idea that I had decided in favor of anything about the future of the colored population. I have corresponded with the founders of La Societe Cosmopolite pour la fusion des races hu
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 23. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Historical sketch of the Rockbridge artillery, C. S. Army, by a member of the famous battery. (search)
d April 11, 1863, both being over military age. Kinloch Nelson, transferred to Sixth Virginia cavalry, February 27, 1863. William B. Beard, died March 4, 1863, and John F. Hall on March 12, 1863. Joseph McCalpine died March 1, 1863, of wound received at Fredericksburg December 13, 1862. The next regular time for mustering and preparing pay-roll was June 30, 1863, but it appears that at that time the battery was on the march into Pennsylvania, and this ceremony was omitted till August 18, 1863. Near Liberty Mills in Orange county, Va., a brief epitome of its movements from April 30 to June 30, 1863, was given, viz: Last mustered at Hamilton's Crossing, near Fredericksburg, April 30th; May 2d, skirmished; May 3d, in the battle of Fredericksburg (commonly known as battle of Chancellorsville); May 4th, from Salem Church to Hamilton's Crossing, where it remained till 4th June, when it marched fourteen miles and rejoined the regiment near Guinea's station (on the Richmond and Fr
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Graduates of the United States Military Academy at West Point, N. Y., [from the Richmond, Va., Dispatch, March 30, April 6, 27, and May 12, 1902.] (search)
lina. Appointed South Carolina. 26. Colonel Fourth Alabama Infantry. Adjutant-General to Lieutenant-General E. Kirby Smith, Trans-Mississippi Department. John R. Chambliss. 1609. Born Virginia. Appointed Virginia. 31. Brigadier-General, December 19, 1863. Commanding cavalry brigade, W. H. Lee's Division, Army of Northern Virginia. Killed August 16, 1864, at Deep Bottom, Va. Henry B. Davidson. 1611. Born Tennessee. Appointed Tennessee. 33. Brigadier-General, August 18, 1863. Commanding cavalry brigade, Wheeler's Corps, Army of West. Henry H. Walker. 1619. Born Virginia. Appointed Virginia 41. Brigadier-General, July 1, 1863. Commanding brigade (1863), A. P. Hill's Corps, Army of Northern Virginia. Wounded; in 1864 commanding Depot of Supplies, Southern Virginia. John B. Hood. 1622. Born Kentucky. Appointed Kentucky. 44. General (temporary rank), July 18, 1864. (1st) Commanding division, Longstreet's Corps, Army of Northern Virgi
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.11 (search)
anuary 14, 1862; major-general, October 10, 1862; died at Norfolk, Va., July 30, 1875. Commands—Brigade composed of Eighth, Eighteenth, Nineteenth, Twenty-eighth and Fifty-sixth Virginia Regiments, Infantry, A. N. Va.; division composed of brigades of Garnett, Armistead, Corse, Kemper, Longstreet's Corps, A. N. Va.; commanding Department of North Carolina, September 23, 1863. Roger Atkinson Pryor, colonel Third Virginia Infantry,—, 1861; brigadier-general, April 16, 1862; resigned August 18, 1863. Commands—Brigade composed of Fourteenth Louisiana and Fourteenth Alabama, Second Florida and Third Virginia Regiments of Infantry and Coppen's Light Battery of Artillery, subsequently composed of Third Virginia, Fourteenth Alabama, Second, Fifth and Eighth Florida Regiments, Infantry, A. N. Va. George Wythe Randolph, * * * brigadier-general, February 13, 1862; Secretary of War, March 17 to December 18, 1862; died April 4, 1867. Alexander W. Reynolds, captain corps of infantry,<
d moving up, but they had not opened fire up to a late hour. Nothing authentic has been received in relation to the number of casualties at battery Wagner on Wednesday night or yesterday. Gen. Colquitt is now in command of the forces on Morris Island. We give below some interesting particulars of the siege from Northern and Southern papers. The following is an Official Dispatch from Admiral Dahlgren--the death of Capt. Rodgers. Flag Steamer Dinsmore, Off Morris Island, August 18, 1863. Hon. Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy, Washington: Sir --Yesterday was begun another series of operations against the enemy's works. Early in the morning General Gillmore opened all his batteries upon Fort Sumter, firing over Fort Wagner and the intermediate space. About the same time I moved up the entire available naval force, leading with my flag in the Wechawken, followed by the Catskill, Nahant, and Montank, the Passaic and Patapsco in reserve for Sumter; the
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