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Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies., Chapter 4: Five Forks. (search)
cost. By this time Warren had found Crawford, who with Baxter's Brigade had been pursuing Munford's dismounted cavalry all the way from where we had crossed the White Oak Road, by a wide detour reaching almost to Hatcher's Run, until he had crossed the Ford Road, quite in rear of the breaking lines which Ransom and Wallace and Wood were trying to hold together. I To my grief over the costs of this struggle was added now another, when, borne past me on the right, came the form of Colonel Farnham of the 16th Maine, now on Crawford's staff, who, sent to bear an order into this thickening whirl, was shot through the breast and fell, as we thought, mortally wounded, but the courage and fortitude which never forsook him carried him through this also. Hence he was in position to do them much damage, both by cutting off their retreat by the Ford Road and taking many prisoners, and also by completing the enemy's envelopment. To meet this, the enemy, instead of giving up the battle as
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 25: the battle of Bull's Run, (search)
ommand the entire plateau. Ricketts and Griffin were ordered to seize it, and plant their batteries there. The Eleventh New York (Ellsworth's Fire Zouaves), Colonel Farnham, were assigned to their immediate support; and the Twenty-seventh New York, Fifth and Eleventh Massachusetts, the Second Minnesota, and Corcoran's Sixty-ninthrtion of the Zouaves' line now broke in some confusion, and the cavalry went entirely Virginia Artillery.--Rockingham Battery. through their shattered column. Farnham and his officers displayed great coolness. They rallied most of the regiment, under the immediate eye of McDowell, and, with a part of Colburn's United States Caaggerty, of the New York Sixty-ninth (Corcoran's Irish Regiment). Among the wounded were Colonels Hunter, Heintzelman, Wilcox, Gilman, Martin, Wood, H. W. Slocum, Farnham, and Corcoran, and Major James D. Potter. Wilcox, Corcoran, and Potter, were made prisoners. Such was the immediate and most dreadful result of this first gr
them. The discomfiture of this cavalry was completed by a fire from Captain Collum's company of United States cavalry, which killed and wounded several men. Colonel Farnham, with some of his officers and men, behaved gallantly, but the regiment of Zouaves, as a regiment, did not appear again on the field. Many of the men joined could at any time be seen. Raw troops cannot be expected to stand long against an unseen enemy. I have been unable to obtain any report from the Zouaves, as Col. Farnham is still at hospital. Since the retreat more than three-fourths of the Zouaves have disappeared. I beg leave to express my obligations to the officers of mounded furnish sufficient evidence of their fidelity and courage. But of the field-officers of the Fire Zouaves I can speak in terms of unqualified praise. Col. Farnham, Lieut.-Col. Gregier, and Major Loeser were incessant in their exertions in rallying and encouraging their men. The officers and men of the First Michigan n
— sy, pitiful-looking fellows, mixed up with old men and boys ; dressed in dirty plaids, amid as dirty shirts, without breeches, and wore their stockings made of plaid, not much above half way up their legs. and some without shoes or next to none, and numbers of them so fatigued with their long march that they really commanded our pity more than our fear. It is true, he adds, I am far from thinking that he would long have held it. This may be or may not be, but one would think that, with the recent memory of events like these, our brethren beyond the water might moderate the scorn with which they comment on the panic of our volunteers, and hesitate before they infer from it that the bubble of democracy has burst. I say recent memory, for Charles Edward was born but thirty-six years before Farnham, who was introduced to the Prince of Wales, in Boston, last October, and his wife was living in my time at Florence, where she died in 1824. Boston, August 22. --New York Ledger.
her regiment that attempted it. Five different regiments in succession were ordered to hold that hill, and every one of them was in turn driven back. This I know, for I never left the field during the entire fight. Sometimes we were driven clean over the fence, but never beyond it. Three times the battery was taken away from us; the second time we retook the guns and attempted to run them off by hand, (the horses being killed,) but were compelled to leave them. Shortly after that I met Col. Farnham, who ordered me to retire from the field, which I did with him, endeavoring to rally the men. When we had succeeded in getting about two hundred of them together in another field, the order to retreat was given. Then it was that I gave way entirely, from mortification and the revulsion from such intense excitement. I had also sprained my ancle in endeavoring to draw off the cannon, so that, what with pain and want of food and rest, I proceeded but a short distance and fainted. When I b
d, while waiting there, I went carefully over it with a memory that would carry every line of it for a while. I had but just returned to my seat in the class when the tutor called out: Mr. Butler, demonstrate on the blackboard such a problem. By good luck it was the very problem I had just studied. Of course the demonstration was quite perfect. If ever a teacher was thunderstruck Waterville College, Waterville, me. From drawing in 1834. at the proficiency of his pupil, it was Tutor Farnham on that occasion. Upon the whole, I graduated 7.5 out of 10 on the general average, prayers deducted. I had a part, and as I remember it, my dissertation was the worst one I ever made. In the afternoon, after the degrees had been conferred, the graduating class called upon the President, Rev. Robert B. Paterson. For him I had the very deepest regard, and for him and his family in later years I had tile good fortune to do several kindnesses. He courteously received the class at the do
succeeded by Butler, 919-920. Esterbrook, Lieut. James E., in Butler's staff, 896. Europe, Butler reads histories of, 868; General Grant in, 874. Evarts, counsel for President Johnson, 929-930. Everett's battery, 460-461. Everett, Captain, reconnoitres in rear of Fort St. Philip, 363. Everett, Professor, treatise on yellow fever,399. Exeter, Butler to school at, 51-52. F Fairbanks, Governor, Vermont, aids in recruiting, 300. Farmer, Captain, anecdote of 232. Farnham, Butler's tutor at Waterville, 66-69. Farragut, Admiral David G.? gets coal from Butler at Ship Island, 354-355; disbelief in efficacy of Porter's bombardment, 358, 362; plan of operations against New Orleans, 359; his passage by the forts, 364, 367; his capture of New Orleans, 370; spared Confederate gunboat McRae, 390; insulted by New Orleans women, 417; part in the Mumford episode, 438-439; his' orders as to Mississippi campaign, 454; seizes Baton Rouge, 455; letter to Halleck asking
e from the Warrenton road, and with its left resting on the Brentsville and Sudley road. Ricketts's battery had crossed the Sudley road, from its post near Dogan's house, and was within musket range of the woods, which stretched from that road around from his right towards his front, and forming a pocket, which almost enveloped the battery with its support. The enemy were first discovered by Colonel Heintzelman, lining the woods in our front. He ordered up the Zouaves, commanded by Colonel Farnham. The ground was slightly rising before us, and the enemy opened a heavy but not destructive fire, as we reached the crest. The Zouaves returned the fire, but immediately fell back bewildered and broken. Stuart's cavalry charged upon them from the woods on the right, but were scattered by a fire from the two reserve companies, with a loss ascertained (from the Southern papers) of twenty-nine killed and wounded. Meantime Ricketts's cannoneers were being picked off. With Colonel He
er13, 1870. 113,912.Neff and ScruggsApril18, 1871. 114,850.PlunkettMay16, 1871. 115,777.SlingerlandJune6, 1871. 115,796.WestcottJune6, 1871. 120,398.RayOctober31, 1871. 122,744.ThompsonJanuary16, 1872. 126,262.BrownApril30, 1872. 126,944.FarnhamMay21, 1872. 130,485.CoreyAugust13, 1872. 130,982.CoreySeptember3, 1872. 136,018.BaldwinFebruary18, 1873. 137,466.MooreApril1, 1873. 138,241.GallyApril29, 1873. 138,922.OringMay13, 1873. 140,278.KastenbeinJune24, 1873. 140,279.KastenbeinJune24, 1873. 142,652.RaySeptember9, 1873. 149,647.FosterApril14, 1874. 150,234.FarnhamApril28, 1874. 152,869.ReynoldsJuly7, 1874. 152,868.ReynoldsJuly7, 1874. 157,694.PaigeDecember15, 1874. 164,037.RichardsJune1, 1875. 166,549.PattysonAugust10, 1875. 167,726.AllenSeptember14, 1875. 168,044.MillarSeptember21, 1875. 168,591.ThompsonOctober11, 1875. 169,215.WestcottOctober26, 1875. 169,216.WestcottOctober26, 1875. 170,372.HookerNovember23, 1875. 170,593.RichardsNovember30, 1875.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.30 (search)
to ignore the existence of our authority and the rank and position of our officers by sending a verbal message and without a flag, just as the Ministers of King George were wont to act towards General Washington and the Continental Congress during the first revolution, and therefrom our officers chose to send the aforesaid Mr. Harris to prison. I have just heard that five more of Ellsworth's Zouaves—Old Abe's pet lambs—were captured to-day in the woods near Centreville, one of whom was Colonel Farnham, the successor of Ellsworth. He had been wounded and the other remained behind to take care of him. While on a visit yesterday to the Seventh Regiment I had the satisfaction of examining their flag. It has fourteen bullet holes in it and the flag staff was struck in four places. After Colonel Bartow's fall Lieutenant Paxton, of Virginia, asked leave, the color-bearer being wounded, to carry the flag. His request was granted, and be and W. L. Norman, one of the color guards of DeK
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