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Col. J. J. Dickison, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 11.2, Florida (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 7 7 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 12.1, Alabama (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 3 3 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Dahlgren's ride into Fredericksburg. (search)
Dahlgren's ride into Fredericksburg. This incident is scarcely of sufficient importance to demand a place in our papers, except as an illustration of how history is manufactured and a small affair magnified into a brilliant achievement by a sensational press. In the Memoir of Ulric Dahlgren, by his father, Rear Admiral Dahlgren, there is quoted from the account of a newspaper correspondent the following vivid sketch of the affair: I am sitting in Colonel Ashboth's tent, at General Sigel's headquarters, listening to a plain statement of what occurred, narrated by a modest, unassuming sergeant. I will give it briefly. General Burnside had requested that a cavalry reconnoissance of Fredericksburg should be made. General Sigel selected his body-guard, commanded by Captain Dahlgren, with fifty-seven of the First Indiana cavalry. It was no light task to ride forty miles, keep the movement concealed from the enemy, cross the river and dash through the town, especially as i
Louisiana negroes, in all about 600, under the command of Brigadier-General Ashboth. About two o'clock in the day the advanced pickets of victory. But presently the main body made its appearance and General Ashboth detached a part of his command to flank the village, and advanund. The contest was fierce and deadly for half an hour, when General Ashboth ordered the church, boarding-house and a private residence opp Captain Adams and o men of the Second Maine cavalry, killed. General Ashboth and Maj. N. Cutler were seriously wounded, and about 25 enlists the river, the town was in full possession of the Federals. General Ashboth and Major Cutler were carried to a private house, where their with their prisoners, contraband and plunder. About midnight General Ashboth was carried off in a carriage. Major Cutler and the other wou, it in reality resulted in a victory. The objective point of General Ashboth's expedition was to capture Tallahassee, the capital of the St
rrived.—Maury to Polk, February 19th. No. 59—(861) Major Knox commanding, with troops in district of the Gulf, April 30, 1864. No. 65—(425) Mentioned by General Ashboth, U. S. A., affair at Bayou Grand, August 7, 1864. Spoken of as First Alabama artillery, number 400. No. 66-(89) General Ashboth, U. S. A., Barrancas, May General Ashboth, U. S. A., Barrancas, May 9, 1864, says: First Alabama infantry is at Pollard. No. 74—(646) In General Cantey's division, Second brigade, army of Mississippi, July 10, 1864. (653) Walthall's division, June 30th, Major Knox commanding. (660) Same assignment. (665) In Quarles' brigade, General Walthall's division, Stewart's corps, army of Tennessee, July . S. A., March 29, 1862, said: Second Alabama infantry, 1,050 men, was 3 miles from Yorktown on the road to Hampton. (Error; probably Third.) No. 66-(111) General Ashboth, U. S. A., at Barrancas, June 3, 1864, says: At Pollard are only 5 companies of the Second Alabama infantry. (Error.) The Third Alabama infantry.
Historic leaves, volume 1, April, 1902 - January, 1903, Somerville Soldiers in the Rebellion. (search)
er its organization, became colonel of the Seventeenth Maine during the war, serving with great distinction. He died last year at Athol, Mass. William W. Wardell, of the First Massachusetts Cavalry, was promoted to the rank of first lieutenant in that regiment, and died from wounds May 28, 1864. He was a very fine officer. Charles D. Elliot, appointed civil engineer in the Army November 23, 1862, and assigned to the Department of the Gulf, was on duty on staffs of Generals Franklin, Ashboth, and Grover, and under fire in the battle of Bisland, siege of Port Hudson, and expedition to Sabine Pass. He retired from the army on account of malarial sickness, and was especially commended in letters from General Grover and Major D. C. Houston, chief engineer Department of the Gulf. The Engineer Corps of the regular army was a privileged class, influential enough to prevent those of equal ability from civil life, whose aid was indispensable, from being commissioned; but these assista
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