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f our troops to the south end before daylight. Two regiments under Brigadier-General Colquitt arrived on the 14th, and were sent to James Island. During the day tpproach—James, Morris, and Sullivan's islands—and requested the balance of General Colquitt's brigade, with more troops, as soon as possible. No gun was fired on edate was: Enemy still being largely reinforced from northward. Cannot General Colquitt's other regiment be ordered here at once? More troops are absolutely requ On the 7th I received a telegram from you informing me that the balance of Colquitt's brigade was ordered to Charleston. There was little firing throughout thece has occurred since yesterday. Evans's brigade is arriving in Savannah, and Colquitt's regiments arriving here. About seven o'clock on the morning of the 11th,gadier-General W. B. Taliaferro, Brigadier-General Johnson Hagood, Brigadier-General A. H. Colquitt, Colonel L. M. Keitt, and Colonel G. P. Harrison, who, at differen
two full companies of infantry—that is, the command not to exceed three hundred or fall below two hundred men. One hundred and fifty men and four officers of Colquitt's brigade, of Georgians, were the first detail of infantry introduced into Sumter, under Captain Worthen. Of course you will select the companies, which mus23d, 1863. Brig.-Genl. R. S. Ripley, Comdg. First Mil. Dist., etc., etc.: General,--It is the wish of the Commanding General that you call on Generals Hagood, Colquitt, and Taliaferro, and Colonels Keitt and Harrison, to furnish the names of such officers and men who have specially distinguished themselves for zeal and gallantrver and the regular artillery withdrawn. Not one word of General Beauregard, who stood at his elbow while he spoke; not one word of Generals Taliaferro, Hagood, Colquitt, and Ripley, of Colonels Rhett, Butler, Harris, Keitt, and Harrison, or of the brave men who fought with and under them, was said by Mr. Davis, the Commander-in-
f the Chatham Artillery. They were placed under Brigadier-General Colquitt, and formed what General Finegan termed his Firshe enemy, and, if possible, to draw it to our works. General Colquitt, with three regiments of his own brigade and a sectiof men under him, his success could only be temporary, General Colquitt now called for reinforcements. General Finegan, in aith all possible celerity, every soldier he could spare. Colquitt's brigade was ordered from James Island to Savannah, withnd avoid danger to Charleston and Savannah. Scarcely had Colquitt's brigade begun to move, when the enemy, in anticipation,erious a form as to compel me to divert, temporarily, General Colquitt and three and a half regiments of his brigade, to reidraw hastily before daybreak, thus releasing and enabling Colquitt's command to reach General Finegan in time to meet and deepared to return, soon as enemy's movements shall permit, Colquitt's brigade, then the Virginia regiments, then Harrison's b
Gracie's brigade from Southwest Virginia and Colquitt's from South Carolina are now under orders, a May 13th with an escort of about 1200 men of Colquitt's brigade and Baker's small regiment of cavalinto three divisions, under Hoke, Ransom, and Colquitt—officers who, except the latter, were then unvision. The division commanded by Brigadier-General Colquitt will constitute the reserve, and wiled yards. The reserve artillery, under General Colquitt, will follow along the turnpike, about th, and asked for a brigade from the reserve. Colquitt's brigade was sent him at 6.30 A. M., with orntained its proper position. At 7.15 A. M. Colquitt's brigade, of the reserve, was recalled from erefore sent Burton's brigade back instead of Colquitt's, and reported a necessity to straighten the's and Martin's brigades and two regiments of Colquitt's, with five days provisions and sixty roundsted by the reports of Generals Hoke, Johnson, Colquitt, and Hagood. As to General Ransom's report, [1 more...]
y operations against Petersburg, which may be brought together under the definition of the period of assaults, though no large action had taken place, the rolls of the army showed a loss of 15,000 men. Swinton, Army of the Potomac, p. 515. If we cannot here inscribe the names of all those who figured in that bloody drama, we may at least make mention of their commanders and of those whose untiring efforts aided them successfully to maintain their ground. Hoke, Johnson, Wise, Hagood, Colquitt, Gracie, Martin, Dearing, are names that should be remembered. To the men who fought under them the highest praise is due; and whatever of glory belongs to the former belongs also to those whose strong arms and stout hearts so effectually carried out their orders. Nor should the name of Harris, the able Engineer and fearless officer, be omitted from that list of heroes. When the war-cloud settled upon that part of Virginia, and the fate of Petersburg hung in the balance, the noble wome
etersburg. General Beauregard, believing that the operation was aimed at his lines— for upon them were three salients (Colquitt's, Gracie's, and Elliott's), the ground in front of which was favorable for such an enterprise—directed countermines to which had been holding the part of our line of defences on the right of my division, was taken out of the trenches, and Colquitt's brigade, of Hoke's division, was temporarily transferred to my command in exchange for Gracie's brigade, and I was lefintersection of the lines with the Norfolk Railroad. Wise's brigade followed on the right of Elliott and connected with Colquitt's brigade. General B. R. Johnson's statement. See Appendix. The explosion threw up the terre-plein of the salient, bd. The total Confederate loss was 1172. Johnson's division (of which 2500 were engaged about the crater), including Colquitt's brigade, temporarily attached to it, bore of this loss 922—66 officers, 856 men—the share of Elliott's brigade therei
A.-Genl.: Captain,—Hold two hundred men of Colquitt's regiment in readiness to be sent to Fort Suree days provisions. At the same time have Colquitt's regiment held ready, likewise, to move to tced by 150 men, of two reserved regiments, of Colquitt's brigades, under command of Captain G. W. WhSavannah, I would send immediately balance of Colquitt's troops to General Finegan. A prompt answer first brigade, under the command of Brigadier-General Colquitt, with the Chatham Artillery (four gue miles until nightfall. I directed Brigadier-General Colquitt to continue the pursuit, intending t Finegan, Brig.-Genl. Comdg. Report of General Colquitt. Baldwin, Fla., Feb. 26th, 1864. Capt. Cas. Wise's brigade was next to the right, and Colquitt's brigade our very extreme right; Ransom's brwounded, and missing—aggregate 922, including Colquitt's brigade, and omitting Gracie's. The lossffering a loss of a thousand men. On the 19th Colquitt's and Clingman's brigades of Hoke's division [13 more...]<