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The Daily Dispatch: January 23, 1865., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 1 1 Browse Search
John Dimitry , A. M., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 10.1, Louisiana (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 1 1 Browse Search
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Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 3: (search)
he right, when the Federal left had been driven back and was exposed to the full fire of Fort Magruder, every gun was turned upon it. In the afternoon, and just before D. H. Hill's attack on his right, the Federal commander had gained a position almost turning the Confederate left. At this critical juncture, the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth South Carolina regiments, with the Fourteenth Alabama, Major Royston, splendidly supported by Dearing's and Stribling's batteries, and three guns under Lieutenant Fortier, met the movement with firmness, and, aided by the fire from Fort Magruder, checked and repulsed the Federal right, and held the Confederate left intact. General McClellan claimed a great victory at Williamsburg, basing his claim upon the occupation of the town the next day, the capture of 300 prisoners and 1,000 wounded, and five guns. But the fact is, that the battle was fought by General Johnston with two divisions of his army, for no other purpose than to secure his trains and
Confederate rear guard near Williamsburg. During the day, Magruder succeeded in keeping the swarming masses in check. Here the Fourteenth Louisiana, Colonel Jones, was actively engaged, and the gallantry of its commanding officer as well as of Lieutenant-Colonel York and Captains Leech and Bradley, is mentioned in the reports. A battalion of the Chasseurs-à--pied, Capt. M. G. Goodwyn commanding, which held one of the redoubts, and three pieces of the Donaldsonville artillery, under Lieutenant Fortier, are mentioned. At New bridge, on the Chickahominy, some days later (May 24th), the Fifth Louisiana, on picket duty, was suddenly attacked by a force which crossed the river, but was speedily driven back. The Fifth lost 13 killed, 23 wounded, and 34 missing. Lieutenant Pindell was killed in the gallant charge. On May 31st, the battle of Seven Pines The details of this battle as, indeed, of all the battles in Virginia, are left to the distinguished writer who himself hails from
en willing to hold on at a loss, in consequence of their rebel proclivities. The getters-up of the loan now meditate a fresh one, mentioned at £000,000, the inducements held out being very tempting, the security, of course, cotton, said to be safely stored at a definite and accessible place. This time the German Jew, Erlanger, who engineered the Confederate loan, is to be left out in the cold, Messrs. Hotze and Williams undertaking the business themselves. A new Liberal daily newspaper is authorized to appear in Paris on and after next Monday week. The editor-in-chief, M. Peyrot, formerly managing editor of La Presse, is a thorough going Liberal, moderate in force, but absolute in ideas--Suaviter in mode, Fortier in re. The American specialist in the editorial staff is M. Jeff, a gentleman familiar of old with our country, people and language, and honorably known to many New Yorkers by his speeches and other good service for the good cause in our late Presidential canvass.