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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 9. (ed. Frank Moore) 19 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: August 6, 1863., [Electronic resource] 9 1 Browse Search
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utal manner in which this war is being conducted by our enemies. Second Lieutenant Thomas M. Brown, of company K, was taken prisoner at the time our regiment left t cavalry skirmishers, had opened. Captain Dement's First Maryland battery, Captain Brown's Chesapeake artillery, (also from Maryland,) Captain D'Aquin's Louisiana bimer's rifle piece to join the battery on the mountain, and having three of Captain Brown's guns, (two old six-pounders and a howitzer,) I carried the rest directly forward, and posted Captain Dement, with two of his Napoleon guns, and Captain Brown, with his three-inch rifle, on a little rise on the right of General Early's brin rear, soon after they were opened on by the three guns of Captains Dement and Brown, behind the clump of cedars. About sundown, the ammunition being exhausted, thon the plain, and under my immediate command, were ordered to the rear, and Captain Brown's three guns, and Captain Revera, with two Parrott guns, which had been kep
stone wall, and another line was advanced to the crest of a hill, in support of his first line. Captain Richardson's, Brown's, and Moody's batteries were placed in position to play upon the second line, and both lines were eventually driven back composed of the brigades of Generals Lawton, Early, Hays, (Colonel Forno commanding,) and Trimble, with the batteries of Brown, Dement, Latimer, Balthis, and D'Aquin. A. P. Hill's division was composed of the brigades of Generals Branch, Gregg, Fithat the enemy was in close proximity. In the afternoon of the twenty-second, the Thirteenth Georgia, Colonel Douglas, Brown's and Dement's batteries of four guns each, and Early's brigade, crossing over, took possession of the Springs and adjaced yards' range. The batteries on School-House Hill attacked the enemy's lines in front. In a short time the guns of Captains Brown, Garber, Latimer, and Dement, under the direction of Colonel Crutchfield, opened from the rear. The batteries of Poa
following ticket, which was unanimously elected; President, Robert Bull, Esq., Portsmouth; 1st Vice President, Peter H. Whitehurst, Esq., Norfolk; 2d Vice-President, Thomas M. Brown, Esq., Norfolk; Recording Secretary, Judson Bottomore, Portsmouth; Treasurer, Robert Kewen, Norfolk. The President, in returning thanks for the ho immediately tendered for the common defence of our beloved though imperilled Union. Mr. Bowden, in eloquently supporting the resolution, was followed by Thos. M. Brown, Esq., in an argumentative and eloquent, though brief, speech, his manly and graceful form harmonizing with the patriotism beaming from his noble countenance,; John Belote, $150; L W Webb, $225; Joseph Bunkley, $170; Samuel Frost, $200; John T Daniels, $280, Frank Zautzinger, $200; Hon Charles H Whitehurst, $100; Thos M Brown, $200; John H Borum, $300; R B Lovitt; $200; D C Crowell, $200; Asa Jennings, $150; George R Fitzgerald, $200; George P Kneller, $100; L Waterfield, $150; Robert K
g up of the works and evacuation of the place. It appears now that five thousand Yankee infantry were moving to the rear of the city. It was a cunning move on the part of the Yankees, their object being to interest both the fortifications and Com. Brown's fleet of beats until the infantry could get above them on the river, thus cutting off retreat and capturing a very rich prize. Our men were too wise to be caught in such a trap. The only boat captured was the little packet boat St. Mary, the crew escaping in small boats. Though the Yankees gained nothing our loss is very heavy in boats and material of a character much needed. Com Brown scuttles and burned the Magenta, Mary Keens Magnolia, Pargoud. John Walsh, Luckland, Scotland, Golden Age, Arcadia. Kennett, Gay, Peytons, Prince of Wales, Natchez, and Parallel, in the Yazoo river, the Dew Drop, Emms Bott, Sharke, and Mears, in the Sunflower. We have only left, of all the splendid fleet which caught refuge in the Yazoo ri