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D. H. Hill, Jr., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 4, North Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 32 8 Browse Search
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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., chapter 7.42 (search)
taff loss: I, 1; w, 1 == 2. First Brigade, Brig.-Gen. John B. Hood: 18th Ga., Lieut.-Col. S. Z. Ruff; 1st Tex., Col. A. T; Rainey (w); 4th Tex., Col. John Marshall (k), Capt. W. P. Townsend; 5th Tex., Col. J. B. Robertson; Hampton (S. C.) Legion, Lieut.-Col. M. W. Gary. Brigade loss: kc, 92; w, 526; m, 5 == 623. Third Brigade, Col. E. McIver Law : 4th Ala., Lieut.-Col. 0. K. McLemore (w), Capt. L. H. Scruggs; 2d Miss., Col. J. M. Stone; 11th Miss., Col. P. F. Liddell; 6th N. C., Lieut.-Col. I. E. Avery (w), Maj. R. F. Webb. Brigade loss: I, 66; w, 482; m, 5 == 553. Artillery: Va. Battery (Staunton Arty.), Capt. W. L. Balthis (w) ; N. C. Battery (Rowan Arty.), Capt. James Reilly. Artillery loss: w, 16. Jackson's division. First Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Charles S. Winder: 2d Va., Col. J. W. Allen (k), Lieut.-Col. Lawson Botts; 4th Va., Col. Charles A. Ronald; 5th Va., Col. William S. T. Baylor; 27th Va., Col. A. J. Grigsby (w), Capt. G. C. Smith; 33d Va., Col. John F. Neff; Va. B
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., chapter 7.47 (search)
of lead and iron that beat into their faces as they became fully exposed to view from the Federal lines. As it was, in the very few moments it took them to pass over the slope and down the hill to the ravine, a thousand men were killed or wounded. Law's brigade advanced to the attack in two lines, the 11th Mississippi regiment (Colonel Liddell) and the 4th Alabama (Lieutenant-Colonel McLemore) forming the first line, and the 2d Mississippi (Colonel Stone) and the 6th North Carolina (Colonel Avery) the second. Hood had a similar formation on our left, but just as we came under fire, and before reaching the slope where the charge began, General Hood passed rapidly across my rear at the head of the 4th Texas regiment, closely followed by the 18th Georgia, both of his brigade. They came up on my right, extending our line in that direction. The 1st and 5th Texas regiments and the Hampton Legion of the same brigade remained on the left in the woods. Passing over the scattering line
Official Report. The Sixth was so close to Ricketts that the elevation of his guns lessened their deadly effect, and its close-range volleys soon drove back the supporting zouaves and terribly cut down his brave gunners. At this juncture Capt. I. E. Avery said to his courageous colonel, who was also his close friend, Now we ought to charge. That is right, captain, answered Fisher, and his loud command, Charge! was the last word his loved regiment heard from his lips. In prompt obedience thed the guns there was a lull in the fierce contest, and officers and men sought a moment's rest. Young Wiley P. Mangum, exclaiming, I am so tired! threw himself under the quiet shadow of one of the guns, so recently charged with death, and Captain Avery, Lieuts. John A. McPherson, B. F. White, A. C. Avery and others gathered around the battery. Just then, from a wood in their left front, the Second Wisconsin regiment fired into the Carolinians. This regiment was dressed in gray uniform,
the movement, his men were pouring volley after volley into their unformed ranks. Under the suddenness and fury of the attack, says Judge Montgomery, the foe reeled and staggered, while the glorious soldier withdrew his force and rejoined his brigade, which was just coming up. Memorial Address. In the general advance which followed, the Sixth regiment, entirely unprotected by the swamp that partly covered the assault of the other troops, fought its way to within eighty yards, says Major Avery, of the enemy's line, and there stubbornly held its own until after dark, when it was ordered by the brigade commander to retire, being the first of its brigade to enter the battle and the last to be withdrawn. During the progress of this battle, Colonel Pender's coolness, quickness and readiness of resource so impressed President Davis, who was on the field, that riding up to Colonel Pender, he said, I salute you, General Pender. Colonel Pender afterward said to a friend, My promotio
blood contracted but a few moments before was paid back with interest. Battles and Leaders, II, 363. In addition to the North Carolina troops in A. P. Hill's division, Whiting's charge brought into the battle the Sixth North Carolina, under Col. I. E. Avery. They joined in the general charge, of which Whiting says: Spite of these terrible obstacles, over ditch and breastworks, hill, batteries and infantry, the division swept, routing the enemy from his stronghold. Many pieces of artillery were taken (14 in all), and nearly a whole regiment of the enemy.. . Lieutenant-Colonel Avery was wounded, the command devolving upon Maj. R. F. Webb, who ably sustained his part. Meanwhile, on Porter's right stubborn work was doing. There Porter had placed Sykes' regulars, the flower of his corps, and they were commanded by a persistent fighter. D. H. Hill, on the extreme Confederate left, and General Jackson, between him and A. P. Hill, moved their divisions against these lines. In Jackson
day's division was advanced to Meade's left. Meade's attack fell first on Lane's brigade of North Carolinians. In the general alignment, Lane's brigade did not join Archer's brigade on his right by, Lane says, 600 yards. Into this interval the enemy marched, thus turning Lane's right flank and Archer's left. Lane's Thirty-seventh and Twenty-eighth regiments, under Colonels Barbour and Stowe, stationed on the left, made a resolute stand, but were firmly pressed back. The Thirty-third, Colonel Avery, checked the enemy for a few moments and even essayed to charge, but found its effort unsupported. The Eighteenth, Colonel Purdie, fell back firing until it reached the woods. The Seventh, Lieutenant-Colonel Hill, had been ordered across the railroad to support a battery, and had acted with gallantry. It was now sent for, but the brigade was pushed out of line before the message was delivered. Thomas then moved his brigade to Lane's support, and, with the Eighteenth and Seventh forme
ger, whose conduct is praised by General Hampton, was severely wounded. The Union loss was 837; Confederate, 575. The day after this battle, General Ewell started on his campaign against General Milroy in the Shenandoah valley. General Ewell's corps embraced the divisions of Rodes, Early and Johnson. In Rodes' division were three North Carolina brigades, Iverson's, Daniel's and Ramseur's; in Early's was Hoke's brigade, commanded during this campaign (General Hoke being wounded) by Col. I. E. Avery, of the Sixth North Carolina; in Johnson's division were the First and Third regiments. General Daniel's brigade had but recently been incorporated into the army of Virginia, and was constituted as follows: Thirty-second, Colonel Brabble; Forty-third, Colonel Kenan; Forty-fifth, Lieut.-Col. S. H. Boyd; Fifty-third, Colonel Owens, and Second battalion Lieut.-Col. H. L. Andrews. General Rodes was sent to dislodge a force at Berryville, and General Ewell marched directly for Winchester.
ay. That was Hoke's brigade, commanded by Col. I. E. Avery. It, as seen above, was on the extreme Con the hillside to the northeast of the town. Avery's men and Hays' Louisianians pressed toward Comonished the Carolinians to move quickly. Colonel Avery, cool and resolute, ordered the brigade toof Hays and Hoke (the latter commanded by Col. I. E. Avery) to dare the venture of that bristling hiing, the enemy was driven out with heavy loss, Avery being among the killed. Battles and Leaders, ded, plunging horse, I ordered Colonel [C. M.] Avery, in command of my left regiment, to move to meng character. Next in rank to fall was Col. I. E. Avery, commanding Hoke's brigade. Colonel AverColonel Avery had been recommended for promotion by Generals Pender, Hood, Law and Early, and only his untimelring General Hoke's absence, from a wound, Colonel Avery had commanded the brigade, and as General ugh a believer and enforcer of discipline, Colonel Avery's fairness, urbanity and uprightness had d[1 more...]
my posted in a strong position. In the Gettysburg campaign his regiment was attached to Hoke's brigade, Early's division, Ewell's corps. He participated in the defeat of Milroy at Winchester, and the first day's battle at Gettysburg. Here Col. I. E. Avery, commanding the brigade, was mortally wounded, and was succeeded by Colonel Godwin, who retained command during the retreat. He was in command of three regiments of the brigade, the Sixth, Fifty-fourth and Fifty-seventh, during the disastroumber of officers and privates were killed or disabled. His wound kept him from service with his regiment until the Gettysburg campaign, when he resumed command, the brigade then being under command of Gen. R. F. Hoke, and temporarily under Col. I. E. Avery, and participated in the desperate fighting of July 1st and 2d. In August, 1863, he was promoted to brigadier-general, and on September 7th was assigned to command of General Pettigrew's old brigade of Heth's division, A. P. Hill's corps, c