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rom his front. North Carolina cavalry were active in many of the engagements during the fall campaign in Virginia. At Jack's shop, near Liberty mills, Orange county, Va., on September 22, 1863, Hampton's division of cavalry joined battle with Davies' and Custer's brigades of Kilpatrick's cavalry division. Custer's brigade was commanded by Colonel Stagg. Hampton's division was composed of three brigades: Butler's, commanded by Col. J. B. Gordon of the First North Carolina; Jones' brigade, onel Ferebee of the Fourth North Carolina. This brigade included these regiments: The First, Second, Fourth and Fifth. As the Confederates moved up the Madison pike toward Gordonsville, the First North Carolina regiment in advance encountered Davies' dismounted skirmishers posted in some pines. Lieutenant Foard, of the advance guard, bravely charged in to ascertain the forces of the enemy, and, on his report, the First regiment was soon dismounted, and sharpshooters from every company engag
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War, Authorities. (search)
Boydton Plank Road, Va. 42 i, 435 Hatcher's Run, Va. 46 i, 262 North Anna River, Va. 36 i, 548 Spotsylvania Court-House, Va. 36 i, 547 Wilderness, Va. 36 i, 546; 36 II, 458 Cox, Jacob D.: Blake's Farm, W. Va. 5, 274 Nashville, Tenn. 45 i, 408 Crane, W. T.: Fort Sumter, S. C. 28 i, 597, 601, 603 Crow, George R.: Chickamauga, Ga. 30 i, 737 Chickamauga Campaign 30 III, 120a Cruft, Charles: Chickamauga, Ga. 30 i, 737 Davies, Thomas A.: Corinth, Miss. 17 i, 264-266 Davis, A. W.G.: Gauley Bridge and Camp Dickerson, W. Va. 5, 948 Davis, Jefferson C.: Marietta, Ga. 38 i, 638, 639 Davis, Nelson H.: Gettysburg, Pa. 27 III, 1087 Delafield, Richard: Embrasure blinds 51 i, 580 De Lisle, Charles G.: Torpedoes, Charleston Harbor 14, 950,951 De Russy, R. E.: San Francisco Harbor, Cal. 50 II, 533 Doolittle, Edwin D.: Morris Island, S. C. 28 i, 241-255 D
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Two cavalry Chieftains. [New Orleans Picayune, August 12th, 1888.] (search)
of General Lee's right flank, marched to Beaver Dam station on the Newport News and Mississippi Valley railroad, and from that point by the Louisa or Old Mountain Road, via Glen Allen, a station on the Fredericksburg railroad, to the Yellow Tavern. His command consisted of three divisions under Generals Merritt, Wilson, and Gregg, numbering, according to the official returns of the Federal army, dated May 1, 1864, 9,300 men in the saddle. His brigade commanders were Custer, Devins, Gibbs, Davies. J. Irvin Gregg, McIntosh, and Chapman. General Stuart followed these seven brigades of Sheridan with the three brigades of his command, viz: Lomax's and Wickham's of Fitz Lee's division, and a North Carolina brigade under General Gordon, making a total effective force of some 3,000 troopers. On the morning of the 11th General Stuart intercepted, at Yellow Tavern, Sheridan's line of march, and succeeded in interposing his small force between Richmond and the Federal cavalry. The battle
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.12 (search)
de in their terrible flight. Men, women and children rushed into the streets; and amid the crash of falling houses, left the city for the country for safety. Again, on July 15th occurred one of the most brilliant naval feats recorded in the annals of naval warfare. The Confederate iron-clad gunboat Arkansas, commanded by Capt. Isaac N. Brown, ran out of the mouth of the Yazoo river and single-handed attacked the whole Federal fleet, including Farragut's squadron of eight vessels and Admiral Davies' gunboat fleet of twelve vessels, nearly every one of which carried heavier metal. The very audacity of the exploit confounded the fleet. The Arkansas fought and butted its way through all the vessels under one of the most concentrated cannonades ever centered on a single vessel, and drew up at the wharf at Vicksburg under protection of its batteries, having lost one-half its crew. This brilliant act capped the climax, and necessitated immediate action on the part of the two fleets, a
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.22 (search)
broken through at Sycamore Church, and had captured 2,500 head of cattle with but little loss, etc. Humphries ordered General Davies to strike the returning enemy at once. Zzzhampton reported fourteen thousand strong. The next is a dispatch at orts the enemy retired as soon as he got the cattle, and that he was in pursuit on the Prince George Courthouse road, and Davies on the Jerusalem road, but that Hampton's force was so far superior to their's and he had so much the start of him that huing Hampton. Now let's see who they sent after us. First, General Humphries, General Meade's chief of staff, sent General Davies with all his cavalry; then came a brigade of infantry and a battery of artillery to the Jerusalem road. Next came Gee pursuit. Zzzthe petty fight the Federals made. And all that any of them did was to make the little fight that General Davies reports at 10:30 P. M. of the 16th. He reports from Proctor's, on the Jerusalem plank road, that he marched there at
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 31. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), History of Crenshaw Battery, (search)
Chamberlayne, J. H., 1st lieutenant,——; captured June 28, 1863, in Pennsylvana; died 1882. Cary, D. H., private, June 11, 1863; died July 29, 1863. Connor, J. E., private, January 8, 1865. Davis, Hector, private, March 14, 1862. Dunn, N. H., private, March 14, 1862. Douglass, John L., private, March 14, 1862; served until surrender. Dillard, John R., private March 14, 1862; served until surrender. Duerson, S. K., private, November 14, 1863; served until surrender. Davies, H. L., private, November 17, 1863; lost leg at Burgess' Mill, October 27, 1864. Duncum, D. B., private, July 20, 1864. Dalton, W. C., private, July 22, 1864; served until surrender. Dillard, Isaiah J., private, December 30, 1864. Ellett, Robert, sergeant and 1st sergeant, March 14, 1862; September, 1864, promoted to 2d lieutenant in Chamberlayne's Battery; killed April 2, 1865, in front of Fort Gregg, Petersburg, Va. Emmett, T. A., private, March 14, 1862; killed August 18, 1
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—Kentucky (search)
lf across the Memphis Railway; the division of Davies deployed on his right, between this railway anOliver's brigade, which had been detached from Davies' division to act as the vanguard of the Federae action thus vigorously going on on the left, Davies made a forward movement to place himself on a thousand men, with twenty field-pieces, whilst Davies, deprived of Oliver's brigade, which was fightd again in front of the second line of works. Davies occupied the positions he had left in the mornruggle. Although closely pressed, Stanley and Davies succeeded, nevertheless, in maintaining their s left upon Fort Powell. Beyond this fort was Davies, whose line, contracted on account of the lossiring into their ranks at point-blank range. Davies' soldiers, exhausted by the conflict of the precaptured the Powell redoubt. The soldiers of Davies, following this example, returned to the chargt had not been less desperate. The reverse of Davies had uncovered Stanley's right; Maury's Confede[5 more...]
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—Third winter. (search)
in that position with his second brigade, which Colonel Davies commands since the death of Farnsworth; Generalshells into it; Pleasonton evacuates it, and brings Davies back to Bethel Church. Custer, who about three o'chis two brigades—Custer in the advance, followed by Davies —and moves forward on the road to Warrenton. Stuarer's brigade, has halted near the Auburn road, but Davies, being ordered to keep up the pursuit, has passed Ne Stuart suddenly halts and resumes the offensive. Davies, warned by the sound, understands the danger which to defend the road and to extend his right to join Davies. Lee leads his cavalry impetuously to the attackon the left bank of that stream. In the mean time, Davies, defending himself as well as he can, withdraws befupied in his fighting with Custer beyond Broad Run, Davies can follow the direction which opens him a chance oand, through the Confederate skirmishers, and joins Davies' column. Fortunately, the surgeon-in-chief knows t
m. An Indian chief—I suppose a Shawnee—singled him out with his rifle; and bade others of his warriors do the same. Two horses were killed under him; four balls penetrated his coat. Some potent Manitou guards his life, exclaimed the savage. Same to Mr. Custis, of Arlington. Death, wrote Washington, was levelling my companions on every side of me; but, by the all-powerful dispensations of Providence, I have been protected. Washington to his brother, 18 July, 1755. To the public, said Davies, a learned divine, in the following month, I point out that heroic youth, Colonel Washington, whom I cannot but hope Providence has preserved in so signal a manner for some important service to his country. Who is Mr. Washington? asked Lord Halifax a few months later. I know nothing of him he added, but that they say he behaved in Braddock's action as bravely as if he really loved the whistling of bullets. Halifax to Sir Charles Hardy 31 March, 1756. The Virginia troops showed great va
The new provincial congress of New Jersey, which came fresh from the people with ample powers, and organized itself in the evening of the eleventh of June, was opened with prayer by John Witherspoon, an eloquent Scottish minister of the same faith with John Knox; a man of great ability, learning, and liberality, ready to dash into pieces all images of false gods. Born near Edinburgh, trained up at its university, in 1768 he removed to Princeton, to become the successor of Jonathan Edwards, Davies, and Finley, as president of its college. A combatant of scepticism and the narrow philosophy of the materialists, he was deputed by Somerset county to take part in applying his noble theories to the construction of a civil government. The body of which he was a member was instructed to prepare for the defence of the colony against an enemy, whose arrival was hourly expected with force enough to lay waste its villages and drench its plains in blood; next, to decide the question of indepe
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