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was consolidated with the First Alabama near Murfreesboro. It fought at Murfreesboro and Chickamauga. Four companies were added to it, and it was attached to Hagan's brigade. It saw hard and continuous fighting in the battles of the Dalton-Atlanta campaign. One company lost 20 men in killed and wounded while defending a bridge near Rome. At Atlanta it was complimented on the field by General Wheeler. It lost 25 or 30 men in a melee with Stoneman, and fought at Campbellsville, repulsing Brownlow's brigade, with a loss of 45 men. It fought at Averasboro, and disbanded the night before the surrender. Its first colonel was the gallant Warren S. Reese. He was succeeded by Marcellus Pointer, a brave and intrepid officer, who was badly wounded. Adjt. O. P. Casey and Captain Weaver were killed at Bentonville; Captain Musgrove was killed at Fayetteville, and Maj. A. J. Ingraham was disabled by a wound. Extracts from official war Records. Twelfth Battalion, Alabama cavalry, Col.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.21 (search)
mpressed with the fact that his first duty was to obey orders. In November, 1862, Keelin was detailed with some six or eight others of his command to guard the bridge at Strawberry Plains, Tennessee, which was threatened by raiding parties of Brownlow's Tennessee Federals. On the 6th of November, all the guard was withdrawn except Keelin and one other, and the extra guns they had were taken away by the recruiting officer at Strawberry Plains. This information was doubtless conveyed to BrownBrownlow's troops, for on the 8th, at the dark hour of midnight, a party of Federal raiders, numbring forty men, appeared near the bridge with the evident intention of attacking and setting fire to the structure. As soon as he saw the armed force making for the bridge, Keelin's companion in arms fled in the opposite direction, carrying his gun with him, leaving Keelin alone with a single gun and a big knife of the Arkansaw Toothpick variety, to defend the bridge as best he might. As hopeless as t
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The prison experience of a Confederate soldier. (search)
flew into a rage of passion, and railed at me, You are a liar, you are a liar, sir, and you know it. I replied, General, I am a prisoner, and you have the power to abuse me as you please, but as to respectability that is a matter of opinion. We regard no man respectable who deserts his country and takes up arms against his own people. To this General Burnside replied, I have been in East Tennessee, I was at Knoxville, I know these people, and when you say that such men as Andrew Johnson, Brownlow, Baxter, Temple, Netherland, and others, are not respectable, you lie, sir, and you will have to answer for it. At this point I expected he would order me shot by his negro guards, but he continued, not to any human power, but to a higher power. With a feeling of relief I answered, O. General, I am ready to take that responsibility. Take him on, take him on, the General shouted to our guards, and thence we were marched some two or three miles towards City Point, to the headquarters of
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 31. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General John Morgan, [from the New Orleans Picayune, July 5, 1903.] (search)
direct to our camp. I at first doubted his story, but finally concluded to awake General Gillem, who was asleep in the next tent to mine. Gillem acted immediately upon the boy's information; the command was silently aroused, and at about 10 P. M. Lieutenant-Colonel Ingerton, with the 13th Tennessee Cavalry, started. Ingerton's instructions were to get in the rear of the enemy and to attack as soon as he heard firing in front. The main column, consisting of the 9th Tennessee Cavalry, Colonel Brownlow; 10th Michigan Cavalry, Major Newell; Patterson's battery of six guns; Colonel John K. Miller, 13th Tennessee Cavalry; General Gillem, staff and escort, started at 12 o'clock, midnight. The night was pitch dark; one of the most fearful thunder storms I ever witnessed prevailed for several hours, and had it not been for the constant flashes of lightning we could not have continued our march. About 5:30 o'clock on the morning of the 4th, we came upon the pickets, and the action commenced
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book VII:—politics. (search)
ss, through his eloquence had attained to senatorial dignity at Washington. He had continued in that position after the secession of his own State; and when the Federal armies entered Nashville, he was appointed military governor of Tennessee, with the rank of brigadier-general—a necessary title to qualify him for the performance of those functions. It is known that the death of Mr. Lincoln called him to the presidential chair in 1865. The other was a Protestant minister, known as Parson Brownlow. Preaching either in a church, or in the open air mounted upon the stump of a tree, and with as fiery a zeal as Johnson displayed in discoursing upon politics, as passionate and intolerant as his adversaries, endowed with indefatigable energy and peculiar strength, which, it is said, he did not hesitate to bring to the support of his logic when his arguments failed to accomplish his object,—he had all the requisites for exercising a powerful influence over the rough mountaineers of the All
Characteristic. --Gen. Pillow, being about raising a Brigade of volunteers for the Southern army, sent a message to the noted Parson Brownlow, requesting him to serve as Chaplain. The "Reverend" individual replied in characteristic style, saying: "When I shall have made up my mind to go to hell, I will cut my throat, and go direct, and not travel round by way of the Southern Confederacy." We hope he will try the experiment. Whether he succeeded in reaching his destination or not, by so doing he would rid the land of his presence--"a consummation most devoutly to be wished."--
The Daily Dispatch: may 29, 1861., [Electronic resource], Yankee grain Improves in Southern soil. (search)
The circulation of the Louisville Journal and of Brownlow's Knoxville Whig has been prohibited in Memphis. They should be all over the South.
contrived to bring it safely concealed to the Confederate camp. Oh ! crinoline, thou art a jewel ! Notwithstanding the pressing times, visitors are beginning to come in, and congregating quite largely at the mountain resorts. Wonder how many Southerners will go to Niagara, Cape May, Newport, and such like places? Echo answers, "nary one." Arrivals of troops have been quite large this week, and among others may be mentioned the last Tennessee Regiment from Knoxville, old traitor Brownlow's home, composed of about 1,000 brave men, prepared to defend the right of the South. They report 500 more on the way. It must be recollected that these man are from East Tennessee, where there is reported such a cry about the "Union." We have been the recipients of many fine showers during the past three or four days; really, all nature seems to favor our land. G. K. P. S.--As I came to the depot to mail this, the trains have just arrived with over 1,000 men from Mississipp
Tennessee. The popular vote of this Southern State for secession has far exceeded the most sanguine expectations. We have some little doubt that the disaflected Union men of Eastern Tennessee will how to the majority of the popular will. Parson Brownlow we understand, and most of those who act with him, will yield to the views of the people. Tennessee has no such deep-dyed accoundrels in her limits as Carlile &Co.--men whose conduct, in its faithlessness and atrocity, exceeds hat of the worst Tories of the Revolution.
s. When we have to deal with those who violate their solemn engagements, is it not high time for Virginia to take her welfare into her own hands? Gen. Lane is of opinion that the best chance for peace is for Virginia to act promptly. All the border States look to her. I received a letter from Knoxville yesterday, which closes thus: "Tennessee will, I feel certain, call a Convention next week, and consult with Virginia, and whatever she (Virginia) does, we will do with all our might." Brownlow, by a gentleman of my acquaintance now here, sent this message to Andy Johnson: "Tell him that he and I are in the same bed at last, and that I am ashamed of him. " As both hate each other as they do the devil, this message will disgruntle Andy not a little. Last night I asked a member from Texas how his State would act. He replied by reading a passage from a letter just received: "We shall elect Frank Latham to the Convention, because he is in favor of Texas going out yesterday"--that
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