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son, with three more near by, besides seven others at different points. This makes forty-two regiments. Nelson's command, elsewhere mentioned as containing five regiments, of which three contained 2,650 men, is probably intentionally excluded from this table. But the list contains no mention of a number of Kentucky regiments then actually or nearly completed, some of which were then doing service, such as those commanded by Garrard, Pope, Ward, Hobson, Grider, McHenry, Jackson, Burbridge, Bruce, and others. By reference to Van Horne's work, it will be found that a number of these were brigaded December 3d. Nor is any account taken of the numerous organizations of Home Guards. General Sherman estimated the Confederate force from Bowling Green to Clarksville at from 25,000 to 30,000 men-double their real numbers. Appendix B (2). General Johnston estimated the Federal force in his front at 15,000 to 20,000; in the Lower Green River country at 3,000; near Camp Dick Robinson,
ight, which continued until the contest between the armies ceased. The attack of the Federal army was well conducted, systematic, and spirited. Ammen's brigade was opposed to Chalmers, next the river; and Hazen's brigade, on Nelson's right, charged with great dash and success, until it was cut up by cross-fires from Breckinridge's command. Hazen and Ammen were driven back, but were rallied on Terrell's artillery, and on Crittenden's left brigade under Smith, and their own reserve under Bruce. The regiments in reserve of the Army of the Tennessee were also brought up. Nelson must have displayed conspicuous gallantry in this conflict. He is said to have been recognized animating his men by Kentuckians on the Confederate side. Crittenden's division moved simultaneously with Nelson's, and with well-delivered blows; but, as has been seen, they were unavailing to break down the wall of living men opposed to it, in the main under the direction of Hardee. General Crittenden said
destroyed in the fire of the Dies irae. The two first were duplicated, after the peace; and they gained praise and successful sale in New York. Mr. Guillam, a French student, worked carefully and industriously, at his Richmond studio; producing portraits of Lee, Jackson and others; which, having exaggerated mannerisms of the French school, still possessed no little merit. A remarkable life-size picture of General Lee, which produced much comment in Richmond, was done by a deaf-mute, Mr. Bruce. It was to have been bought by the State of Virginia; possibly from sympathy with the subject and the condition of the artist, rather than because of intrinsic merit as an art-work. But, perhaps, the most strikingly original pictures the war produced were those of John R. Key, a Maryland lieutenant of engineers; one of those decendants of The star Spangled banner, early noted in this chapter. Young, ambitious and but little educated in art, Mr. Key made up that lack in boldness of su
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 17: military character. (search)
ted that it was impossible to gauge the full measure of Moltke's potentialities as a strategist and organizer, but perhaps Lee with the same opportunities would have been equally as skillful and far-seeing. The success of the former and failure of the latter does not prevent comparison. Kossuth failed in Hungary, but the close of his long life has been strewn with flowers. Scotland may never become an independent country, but Scotchmen everywhere cherish with pride the fame of Wallace and Bruce. If given an opportunity, said General Scott, who commanded the army of the United States in 1861, Lee will prove himself the greatest captain of history. He had the swift intuition to discern the purpose of his opponent, and the power of rapid combination to oppose to it prompt resistance. The very essence of modern war was comprised in the four years campaign, demanding a greater tax upon the mental and physical qualifications of a leader than the fifteen years of Hannibal in the remote
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Buren, Martin, 32. Van Dorn, General, 133. Venable, Colonel, 277. Vendome, Marshal, defeated, 288. Vera Cruz, siege of, 33, 35, 36, 37. Verdiersville, 330. Vidaun, General, 62. Vicksburg, surrender of, 305. Vincent, General, killed at Gettysburg, 302. Virginia Convention, 87. Virginia Military Institute, 414. Virginians and Georgians, 336. Volunteer officers, 24. Wadsworth, General, mentioned, 137, 277, 271. Walker, General R. L., 202, 290, 293. Wallace and Bruce, 423. Walton, Colonel, 227. Warren, General Gouverneur K., at Gettysburg, 283; mentioned, 316- 339. Washington Artillery, 214, 227, 230, 233; at Gettysburg, 290. Washington, Augustine, mentioned, 1. Washington, Colonel John A., 116, 117, 121, 122. Washington College, 403, 406, 407. Washington, General, George, mentioned, 1, 6, II, 169, 415. Washington, Lawrence, 1, 10, 11, 13, 26, 71, 80, 137. Washington and Lee University, 281, 413. Washington, Mrs., Mary, 26. Waterlo
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 47 (search)
thing, and the men selected as our commissioners may confirm the belief. They can do nothing, of course, if independence is the ultimatum given them. Among the rumors now current, it is stated that the French Minister at Washington has demanded his passports. Mr. Lincoln's message, in December, certainly gave Napoleon grounds for a quarrel by ignoring his empire erected in Mexico. Mr. Seddon still awaits his successor. He has removed Col. and Lieut--Col. Ruffin from office. Mr. Bruce, M. C. from Kentucky, and brother-in-law to Mr. Seddon, is named as Commissary-General. The President has vetoed another bill, granting the privilege to soldiers to receive papers free of postage, and the Senate has passed it again by a two-thirds vote. Thus the breach widens. Some of our sensible men have strong hopes of peace immediately, on terms of alliance against European powers, and commercial advantages to the United States. I hope for even this for the sake of repose and
General Nelson afterward asked permission to open fire upon them. Get out of the way, you d-d cowards, he exclaimed, furiously, as a rush was made toward one of the boats whence a detachment of the Sixth Ohio was disembarking; get out of the way! If you won't fight yourselves let these men off that will. Sixth Ohio, follow me! Upon the bluff overlooking the landing, General Grant was met, moody and silent, and at that moment on foot. Colonel Ammen, having meanwhile transmitted to Colonels Bruce and Hazen the order to hurry the men across, reported to Nelson upon the bluff. The Thirty-sixth Indiana was over. Companies A, F, and D, of the Sixth Ohio were landing, and the Twenty-fourth, and the remaining companies of the Sixth Ohio, were either in the stream or in the act of disembarking. Grant told Ammen that he wanted him to support that battery on the left there, pointing, as he spoke, to Captain Stone's battery; whereupon Colonel Ammen hastened to form such of his troops a
, I see! The plume-crested horsemen I see, I see! Down mountain and valley the hosts are streaming, And shouting the battle-cry, “One and Free.” The Northmen are coming, &c. The peal of their bugles I hear, I hear! The clangor of trumpets I hear, I hear! The banners outflame like the blazing morn, O'er billows of bayonet, sword, and spear. The Northmen are coming, &c. With rattle of musket they come, they come! With thunder of cannon they come, they come! With tempest of fire, and storm of steel, To drive out the traitors from Freedom's home. The Northmen are coming, &c. The boom of their cannon is Tyranny's knell; Wherever they battle shall Liberty dwell; They fight for the holiest hope of man; They triumph with Washington, Bruce, and Tell. The Northmen are coming, &c. They come with the banners our sires unfurled, Unfurled for the exile, the bondman, the world; And Heaven shall speed their victorious march, Till Liberty's foes to the dust be hurled. The Northmen are coming,
n, And your glittering falchion draw! Onward, onward, then, to battle! For bright freedom points the way; Though the grape-shot thickly settle, Onward, onward, to the fray! Though each Northern squadron dashes On, as wave up to the rock-- Though each foeman's sword-blade flashes, Onward, onward, meet the shock! Love of freedom, honor, glory, Makes each freeman's arm a host; This we are taught by minstrel story, Tyrants learn but at their cost. Look, and see “proud Edward's power,” Crushed by Bruce at Bannockburn; See of Austria's host, the flower Bite the dust by Lake Lucerne. Mark the Persian hordes parading, Rushing, flee from Marathon! And the British lion invading, Crouching to your Washington, So, Virginia, sound your clarion, From your serried ranks of war! Fall in line with State of Marion, And your glittering falchion draw! For the banner which once floated Over Freedom's native land-- Flag, to which you are devoted, Is borne by a tyrant's band. Save, oh, save it from polluti
three companies of skirmishers on the seventh, the day of battle, I advanced them to the right of battery E, of the First Missouri, where the right wing, under Capt. Bruce, was attacked by a superior force of the enemy, but a few well-directed shots drove them back. I would here notice the bravery of Capt. Bruce and the men underCapt. Bruce and the men under him. After advancing up near the wood the enemy came out of cover showing a heavy body of infantry and two battalions of cavalry. They met with a warm reception from the right under Capt. Bruce, which made them scatter. At this time I got an order from Col. Orme to fall back to the corn-field so as to let the batteries shell theCapt. Bruce, which made them scatter. At this time I got an order from Col. Orme to fall back to the corn-field so as to let the batteries shell the woods, which was done in good order and held until ordered to join the regiment. R. Root, Lieutenant Commanding Skirmishers. On the morning of the eighth I was ordered into line at six o'clock, and advanced across the creek and formed in line of battle, and advanced up through the timber on the left of the Twentieth Wisconsin
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