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Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 21: Cold Harbor of 1864. (search)
r, and --raising his right foot, as the old general did his, by way of vivid recital and illustration-there's the boots. A word or two as to the volume, intensity, and effect of the fire at Cold Harbor. So far as the Confederate fire is concerned, nothing can be needed to supplement the fearful record of the slaughter upon the Federal side. But now as to the Federal fire, and first, of artillery. I think the barn just back of the positions of Manly's guns and two of the Howitzers' was Ellyson's. It was cut down, cut up and scattered, and the very ground so torn and ploughed by artillery fire that it was really difficult, after the battle was over, to say just where the barn had stood. Just back of this barn trees were so constantly felled across the road opened for the purpose of bringing in ammunition that it was necessary to have axe-men constantly at hand, and they were chopping almost continuously. Once or twice the falling trees and limbs actually drove the division pione
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Index. (search)
cellorsville: description of the field, 169, 172 Chancellorsville Campaign, 41-42, 53, 139, 145-50, 154, 156-57, 159, 162- 82, 191,223,304 Charlestown, Va. (W. Va.), 82 Charlottesville Artillery (Va.), 185, 194-96, 210, 212 Chesterfield County, Va., 322 Chickamauga, 340 Church of England, 91-92. Civilians, Northern, 200-206. Civilians, Southern, 229-31. Clark's Mountain, Va., 186, 232 Cobb, Thomas Reade Rootes, 113, 138 Cold Harbor, 26, 238, 263, 270-309, 339, 347; Ellyson's barn at, 301 Columbia University, 32, 145 Combat conditions described, 104, 278-80, 282-83, 330-34. Committee on the Conduct of the War, 106, 126, 180, 211,219, 306 Conestoga horses, 200 Confederate enlisted men, tributes to, 19, 48-58, 358-68. Confederate Infantry: Naval Battalion, 329, 333 Confederate Museum, 357 Congressional Globe, 29 Conkling, Roscoe, 62 Connecticut Infantry; 27th Regiment, 174-75. Couch, Darius Nash, 165 Courts-martial, 351 C