Your search returned 117 results in 57 document sections:

1 2 3 4 5 6
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), Confederate negro enlistments. (search)
as a money interest. On the 28th of January, 1865, the Confederate House, for the first time, went into secret session on the subject of negro enlistments, and there the discussions formally began. The proposition was, at first, to impress forty thousand negroes for menial service in the army. On the 30th, a proviso, offered by J. M. Leach, of North Carolina (one of the obstructionists), that none of the negroes so impressed should be put in the army, was voted down. On February 2d, Gholson, of Virginia, in the House, and on the 4th, Orr, of South Carolina, in the Senate (both of them obstructionists), tried, but failed, to carry propositions to the effect that the enlistment policy was disheartening and demoralizing, and would divide the Confederacy. On the other hand, Conrad, of Louisiana, and Brown, of Mississippi, both introduced propositions which recited the contrary. In fact, as has been said before, the representatives of invaded States were generally for arming the
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opposing forces in the Atlanta campaign. May 3d-September 8th, 1864. (search)
chardson, Capt. J. J. Rittenbury, Capt. S. C. Orr. Reynolds's Brigade, Brig.-Gen. D. H. Reynolds: 1st Ark. Mounted Rifles (dismounted), Lieut.-Col. M. G. Galloway, Capt. J. S. Perry, Capt. R. P. Parks; 2d Ark. Mounted Rifles (dismounted), Lieut.-Col. J. T. Smith, Capt. W. E. Johnson, Maj. J. P. Eagle; 4th Ark., Col. H. G. Bunn, Capt. A. Kile, Maj. J. A. Ross; 9th Ark., Lieut.-Col. J. W. Rogers, Maj. J. C. Bratton; 25th Ark., Lieut.-Col. Eli Hufstedler, Maj. L. L. Noles, Capt. E. C. Woodson; Gholson's Brigade, Temporarily attached, July 28. Col. John McQuirk; Youngblood's Battalion, Temporarily attached, July 28. Maj.----Youngblood. Cantey's Brigade, Col. V. S. Murphey, Col. E. A. O'Neal: 17th Ala., Col. V. S. Murphey, Maj. T. J. Burnett, Capt. T. A. McCane; 26th Ala., Col. E. A. O'Neal, Maj. D. F. Bryan; 29th Ala., Col. J. F. Conoley, Capt. J. A. Foster; 37th Miss., Col. O. S. Holland, Lieut.-Col. W. W. Wier, Maj. S. H. Terral. Artillery, Lieut.-Col. S. C. Williams. Waddell
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 15: the Army of the Potomac on the Virginia Peninsula. (search)
y massed in front of Patterson and his supports. At half-past 11 o'clock he sent a note to Heintzelman, asking immediate assistance. That officer was absent, and Hooker was obliged to fight on unaided. At one o'clock the l battle had assumed gigantic proportions, and Hooker's last regiments (Seventy-third and Seventy-fourth New York) had been sent into the fight. He was losing heavily and making no apparent head-way, for as the conflict progressed fresh Confederate troops under Pickett, Gholson, Pryor, and others hastened back from the direction — of the Chickahominy to assist their struggling comrades, until a large portion of Johnston's army in that region were in the conflict. Three times the Confederates had made fierce charges on Hooker's center, with the hope of breaking his line, but were repulsed, and as Excelsior brigade. often the places of the defeated ones were filled with fresh troops. Once a dash was made from the direction of Fort Magruder, which resulted in th
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 15: Sherman's March to the sea.--Thomas's campaign in Middle Tennessee.--events in East Tennessee. (search)
ed him that re-enforcements were to be given to the garrison immediately. lie resolved to attack before they should arrive. He did so at day-break the next morning, Dec. 27. and while the struggle was going on, two trains of cars came up with fresh troops. Grierson quickly repulsed these, and routed the body he at first assailed, numbering about sixteen hundred men. Grierson captured a train, and made about five hundred prisoners. Among the Confederates killed in this engagement was General Gholson, of Mississippi. Grierson now moved southwestward, distracting his foe by feints. He finally struck the Mississippi Central railroad at Winona Station, and tore up the track several miles each way, while the Fourth Iowa destroyed cloth and shoe factories at Bankston. This was followed by the defeat of Confederate cavalry under Colonel Wood, at Benton, by Colonel Osband, and the speedy march of the expedition to Vicksburg, with its trophies of five hundred prisoners, eight hundred b
ded, therefore, to attack at daylight, and did so: the Rebels being intrenched at a little station known as Egypt, with 4 guns on platform cars, and some 1,200 to 2,000 men. While the fight was in progress, two trains came up the road with reinforcements for the enemy; but Grierson interposed between these and his stationary foes, repelling the former, and routing the latter; capturing and destroying a train, taking 500 prisoners, and dispersing the force at Egypt. Among their killed was Gen. Gholson. Making feints in different directions, Grierson now moved south-westward; striking the Mississippi Central at Winona, and tearing it up for miles on either hand; while the 4th Iowa pushed south to Bankston, destroying there Confederate cloth and shoe factories. Grierson moved from Winona to Benton; where Col. Osband engaged and defeated Col. Wood's Rebel cavalry. The expedition made its way thence to Vicksburg with 500 prisoners, 800 beeves, and 1,000 negroes; having destroyed immen
ard, Gen., cooperates at Mobile, 723. Geary, Gen. John W., his charge at Cedar Mountain, 177; triumphs at Wauhatchie, 435. Georgia, British-Confederate cruiser, captured by the Niagara, 646. Germantown, Va., skirmish at, 188. Gettysburg, 367; battle and map of, 378; Gens. Hancock and Sickles arrive at, 379; preparing for the decisive charge at, 383; second battle and map of, 384; the Rebel grand charge at, 385. Getty's division at the battles of the Wilderness, 568 to 571. Gholson, Gen., of Miss., killed at Egypt, 696. Gibbon, Brig.-Gen., at South Mountain. 198; wounded at Vicksburg, 347; at Chancellorsville. 362; at Gettysburg, 380 to 387; at the Wilderness, 567 to 571; at Cold Harbor, 581. Giddings, Hon. J. R., on the Slave-Trade. 237. Gilbert, Gen., in battle of Perryville, 220. Gillem, Gen., captures 300 prisoners from Duke at Kingsport, Tenn., 688; captures 200 men and 8 guns from Vaughan at Wytheville, Va., 688. Gillmore, Gen. Quincy A., routs Pe
dge Rogers, Monroe County, Mississippi; Sergeant John Clark, R. M. Bell, J. Q. Wall, George James. wounded. Major Hewitt, Second Kentucky regiment, (since reported dead;) Capt. Many, of Nashville; Capt. Crigier, Fourteenth Mississippi; Capt. Gholson, Fourteenth Mississippi; Lieut. Duquecron, Fourteenth Mississippi. Company C, to which the latter gentleman belonged, had seventeen killed and wounded. Col. Baldwin, of the same regiment, had his horse shot under him. We had four ligers, Monroe Co., Miss.; Sergt. Jno. Clark, Sergt. John Montgomery, R. M. Bell, J. G. Watt, George James. Wounded.--Major Hewitt, Second Kentucky regiment, (since reported dead;) Capt. Many, Nashville; Capt. Crigier, Fourteenth Mississippi; Capt. Gholson, Fourteenth Mississippi; Lieut. Duquecron, Fourteenth Mississippi. In company C, of the last-named regiment, seventeen were killed and wounded. Col. Baldwin of the same had his horse shot under him, and during the day acted as a Brigadier
wung his cavalry around and to New-Albany, whence he crossed without firing a shot. He then pushed boldly forward to a point near the Pontotoc, in the vicinity of Houston, where he encountered some State confederate troops, under the command of Gholson, numbering near six thousand. They stampeded at his approach, throwing away their arms as they ran. General Smith pursued them hotly and until he reached Houlka Swamp, where he found the enemy concentrated in heavy force, holding a corduroy roated infantry,) Fifth Kentucky cavalry, and Fourth Missouri cavalry, all of which commands behaved themselves nobly on all occasions. Forrest, in this fight, or series of fights, had four brigades of cavalry and mounted infantry, reenforced by Gholson's State troops, six hundred strong, and, it is said, a portion of Lee's command. His total force, when at West-Point, was over five thousand. This did not include the troops stretched along the Octibbeha, on the left and front, and the troops
nd one lieutenant-colonel was killed this evening. Colonel Forrest was killed this evening. Colonel Barksdale was badly wounded in the breast. Colonel McCollock was wounded in the head. We have captured four or five pieces of artillery. General Gholson came up this evening, and will follow after them, and drive them as far as possible. The fight commenced near Okolona late this evening, and was obstinate, as the enemy were forced to make repeated stands to hold us in check, and to save ththe impetuous valor of the Yankees, and sent them to the rear in the wildest confusion and dismay. By this time Forrest had exhausted his ammunition and the strength of his horses. He could not follow up the enemy. Fortunately, however, General Gholson arrived with some fresh State troops, new levies hastily gathered, and took the place of Forrest's men, following up the Yankees for a great distance, harassing them, capturing and killing and wounding many, and picking up arms, wagons, hors
killed, 55 wounded, 280 prisoners. December 28, 1864: Egypt Station, Miss. Union, 4th and 11th Ill. Cav., 7th Ind., 4th and 10th Mo., 2d Wis., 2d N. J., 1st Miss. and 3d U. S. Colored Cav.; Confed., troops of Gen. Gardner's army under Gen. Gholson. Losses: Union, 23 killed, 88 wounded; Confed., 500 captured; Confed., Brig.-Gen. Gholson killed. January, 1865. January 11, 1865: Beverly, W. Va. Union, 34th Ohio and 8th Ohio Cav.; Confed., Gen. Breckinridge's commandBrig.-Gen. Gholson killed. January, 1865. January 11, 1865: Beverly, W. Va. Union, 34th Ohio and 8th Ohio Cav.; Confed., Gen. Breckinridge's command. Losses: Union, 5 killed, 20 wounded, 583 missing; Confed. No record found. January 12-15, 1865: Fort Fisher, N. C. Union, Portions of Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth Corps and Admiral Porter's fleet; Same ships as Dec. 25th above, with the exception that the ships Nyack, Keystone State, and Quaker City were not present and the ships Montgomery, Cuyler, Aries, Eolus, Fort Donelson, and Republic had been added to the fleet; Confed., Same as Dec. 25th above. Losses: Union,
1 2 3 4 5 6