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er the first organization, the Fourteenth, became the Twenty-fourth. Following these, the regiments went up in numerical order, and by the close of 1861, or early in 1862, the following had organized: The Twenty-fifth, Col. T. L. Clingman; Twenty-sixth, Col. Z. B. Vance; Twenty-seventh, Col. G. B. Singletary; Twenty-eighth, Col. J. H. Lane; Twenty-ninth, Col. R. B. Vance; Thirtieth, Col. F. M. Parker; Thirty-first, Col. J. V. Jordan; Thirty-second, Col. E. C. Brabble; Thirty-third, Col. L. O'B. Branch; Thirty-fourth, Col. C. Leventhorpe; Thirty-fifth, Col. James Sinclair; Thirty-sixth (artillery), Col. William Lamb; Thirty-seventh, Col. C. C. Lee; Thirty-eighth, Col. W. J. Hoke; Thirty-ninth, Col. D. Coleman; Fortieth (heavy artillery), Col. J. J. Hedrick; Forty-first (cavalry), Col. J. A. Baker. Thus, comments Gordon, the State had, in January, 1862, forty-one regiments armed and equipped and transferred to the Confederate States government. Long before these latter regimen
he construction of new defenses. J. R. Anderson, a retired soldier of Virginia, was commissioned by President Davis a brigadier-general and sent to the Cape Fear district. With the paucity of material at their command, these officers exerted every energy to aid General Gatlin, who was in charge of the whole department. General Hill, however, could be spared from his command for only a few months, and in November he was ordered back to command a division in General Johnston's army. Gen. L. O'B. Branch succeeded him and was put in command of the forces around New Bern, and Gen. Henry A. Wise was assigned to the command of Roanoke island. Mirth-provoking would have been some of the shifts for offensive and defensive weapons had not the issues at stake been human life. Antiquated smooth-bore cannon, mounted on the front wheels of ordinary farm wagons, drawn by mules with plow harness on, moved to oppose the latest rifled columbiads and Parrott guns of Goldsborough's fleet. A regime
his intention. Hence the State sent its available forces there under Brig.-Gen. L. O'B. Branch. Six regiments of regularly organized troops, one battalion and severre two main lines of defense designed, however, to be held by more men than General Branch had under his command, so on the approach of General Burnside with his landful search of official records convinces one that it is impossible to ascertain Branch's force with positive accuracy. General Hawkins (Battles and Leaders, I, 648) makes it between 7,000 and 8,000 men. This is far too large. Branch says in his official report: I have at no time been able to place 4,000 men in the field at New B cavalry present did not, from best accounts, number over 400. This would make Branch's force aggregate about 4,348, which is nearly the figure at which he placed it unfortunately the Thirty-fifth, under Colonel Sinclair, very quickly, says General Branch, followed their example, retreating in the utmost disorder. Avery's regime
wo attached companies, was commanded by Gen. L. O'B. Branch, of North Carolina, and of the seven remmand Morell's division and Warren's brigade. Branch's force consisted of his own brigade—the Sevenre the battle. In view of the hard fight that Branch gave him, it is not surprising that General Poting the day after the battle, should say that Branch's force comprised about 8,000 Georgia, North C those that had been over as much territory as Branch's. Even McClellan, with his fondness for big nt. While Lane was engaged with Butterfield, Branch advanced his other regiments toward Peake's crnd found the enemy stationed across the road. Branch thus describes his movements: My plan was numbered before the arrival of this new force, Branch was left no option except to retreat. The Sev all engaged, covered the Confederate retreat Branch's loss, including Lane's, was 73 killed, 192 w General Lee sent his congratulations to General Branch, in which he used these words: I take plea[8 more...]
er, and five brigades of A. P. Hill, assisted just before dusk by Ripley's brigade of D. H. Hill's division. Gregg's and Branch's brigades, of A. P. Hill's, took no part in the assault on the fortified lines, being otherwise engaged. The plan of th his force went nine North Carolina regiments—the Seventh, Eighteenth, Twenty-eighth, Thirtythird and Thirty-seventh, of Branch's brigade; and the Sixteenth, Twenty-second, Thirty-fourth and Thirty-eighth, of Pender's brigade. The work before them ngstreet alone struck the blow in which all were expected to participate. On opening the battle, General Longstreet sent Branch's--North Carolina brigade of A. P. Hill's division to his right, to keep Hooker from falling on his flank. General BrancGeneral Branch said of the action of his men: On Monday, at Frayser's Farm, you were again in the heat of the engagement from its opening to its close, driving the enemy before you for a great distance, and capturing a battery. Congratulatory address to his
is men, but the battle was still in doubt when Branch's North Carolina brigade hurried on the field,on the Confederate line. However, the fire of Branch and Taliaferro was too galling, and the cavalrigade. Jackson says: At this critical moment, Branch's brigade, with Winder's brigade farther to ths. Gen. A. P. Hill gives even more credit to Branch. He says: Winder's brigade, immediately in fr waiting for the formation of the entire line, Branch was immediately ordered forward, and passing t As these two divisions moved up to Manassas, Branch's Carolinians had a sharp encounter with one oo guard the captured supplies, and the rest of Branch's brigade joined in the chase of Taylor's men, A. P. Hill, to whose division both Pender and Branch belonged, says: The evident intention of the eught during a terrific storm. The brigades of Branch and Brockenbrough were sent forward to developppeared. The brunt of this fight was borne by Branch, Gregg and Pender. Col. R. H. Riddick, whos[8 more...]
the First battalion were in Ewell's division; Branch with five regiments, and Pender with four, were was that night crowned with artillery. Generals Branch and Gregg marched along the river and occ brigades were two purely North Carolina ones, Branch's and Pender's. General Longstreet, to whose ccIntosh's guns, and drove them back pellmell. Branch and Gregg with their old veterans sternly heldPender's brigade was not actively engaged. In Branch's, General Lane says that the Twenty-eighth waCarolina lost a gifted son in the death of General Branch. His commander, Gen. A. P. Hill, said of s battle at the head of his brigade, Brig.-Gen. L. O'B. Branch, of North Carolina. He was my senioble and gallant soldier, Gen. Lawrence O'Brian Branch. General Lee lost about one-third of his arer, Gregg and Thomas, in his front line, Lane (Branch's brigade), Archer and Brockenbrough in his seicers, were killed or mortally wounded: Gen. L. O'B. Branch, Gen. G. B. Anderson, Col. C. C. Tew, a[3 more...]