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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 4: military operations in Western Virginia, and on the sea-coast (search)
ptain Foote, of the Fourteenth Indiana. The Confederates engaged in this attempt upon the Summit and the Pass were nearly five thousand in number, and were led in person by General Anderson, of Tennessee. General Anderson's brigade consisted chiefly of Tennessee and Arkansas troops, with some Virginians. Those employed against the Summit and the Pass, were the Twenty-third, Twenty-fifth, Thirty-first, and Thirty-seventh Virginia Regiments, a Virginia battery under Colonels Talliafero and Heck, and the First, Seventh, and Fourteenth Tennessee, under Colonel Manly. The troops that opposed them did not number more than six hundred. General Reynolds, who had hastened around to Elk Water, was ignorant of these important movements on the mountain. He arrived there toward evening, Sept. 12, 1861. and found a large force of Confederates, under General Lee, threatening the position. They were kept at a respectful distance by the Parrot guns of Loomis's battery, and all was silent at
march for Beverly, a distance of sixteen miles, which place we came within three miles of, when we found that a very formidable blockade had been erected, which we could not pass, and, therefore, had to march back on the route we had previously come, to a road that led to the northeast, towards St. George, in Tucker County, which we entered early in the morning. (Here I would state, in the way of parenthesis, that it was the object of General G. to form a connection with Colonels Pegram and Heck, who were stationed at Rich Mountain, and move on Cheat Mountain, via Huttonsville; but the enemy, it seems, cut us off, and got between the two commands, and had our small force almost completely surrounded.) Thus, you will see, our command, composed of four companies of cavalry, Captain Shoemaker's Danville Artillery, Colonel William B. Taliaferro's Twenty-third regiment, Colonel Jackson's regiment, Colonel Fulkerson's Thirty-seventh regiment, and the Georgia regiment, Col. Ramsey, and a sm
and Williamson were driving the enemy to my right flank. I then despatched two companies--one from the Fourteenth Indiana, Co. A, Capt. Foote, and one from the Twenty-fourth Ohio, Capt.----, up Cheat River, to cut off the enemy's retreat. My captains met the enemy two miles above the bridge, scattering them and killing several; captured two prisoners, and retaking one of the wagoners taken early in the morning. The enemy's force on my right flank consisted of the Twenty-fifth Virginia, Col. Heck, Twenty-third, Thirty-first and Thirty-seventh, and also one battalion of Virginians under command of Col. Taliafero. The force which met Capt. Higgins and Lieuts. Green and Wood, consisted of the First Tennessee, Col. George Manny; the Seventh Tennessee, Col. R. Hadden, the Fourteenth Tennessee, Col. Forbes, mustering in all three thousand, commanded by Gen. Anderson. The aggregate of the enemy's force was near fifty-five hundred; ours, which engaged and repulsed them, was less than t
and set; to ride hard. To heave short; to bring the ship above the anchor. Heav′er. (Nautical.) A handspike. Heck. 1. (Weaving.) A device through which the yarns pass from the warping-mill to the reel on which they are wound in ordads into two alternate sets or leas, one set for each heald or heddle. Also called a jack. See warping-mill. Heckle. Heck′le. A board with sharp steel wires over which flax or hemp is combed, to clean, split, and arrange the fibers in parall From 100 pounds of well-cleaned flax, 45 to 50 pounds of heckled line are obtained by hand labor of twelve hours. Heck′ling-ma-chine′. A machine for heckling, that is, separating the fibers of flax. The illustration (B, Fig. 2477) shows pe. Driven well-tube.Hard. Dropping-tube.Hatch. Drove.Head. Drowning-bridle.Head-bay. Drum-wheel.Head-gate. Dry-dock.Heck. Dutch-scoop.Hedgehog. Edulcorator.Hollow quoin. Horn-drum.Life-preserver. Horse-path.Lift. Canal Hose.Lift.
-loom. Caam.Draft. Card.Drawing-in. Carpet-loom.Draw-loom. Case.Driver. Chain.Drop-box. Circular loom.Elastic-fabric loom. Electric loom.Power-loom. End.Race. FellRaddle. Figured-fabric loom.Ravel. Figure-weaving.Reed. Filling.Ribbon-loom. Flaw.Rocking-tree. Floating.Satin-loom. Flushing.Scarf-loom. Fly-shuttle.Shaped-fabric loom. Fringe-loom.Shawl-loom. Gauze-loom.Shed. Haircloth-loom.Shell. Hand-loom.Shoot. Harness.Shot. Harness-motion.Shuttle. Heald.Shuttle-box. Heck.Shuttle-check. Heck-box.Shuttle-winder. Heddle.Sieve-cloth loom. Horsehair-loom.Silk-loom. Hose-loom.Simblot. Ingrain-carpet loom.Simple. Jacquard-loom.Sley. Lash.Split. Lathe.Stop-motion. Lay.Straw-fabric loom. Lay-race.Stripe. Leaf.Swivel-loom. Lea-rod.Sword. Lease.Table. Lease-rod.Take-up. Leash.Tanty. Let-off.Temple. Loom.Templet. Loom-card.Terry-fabric. Loom-harness.Thrum. Loom-shuttle.Travers. Mail.Trevat. Matting-loom.Tubular-fabric loom. Metallic-tissue loom.Twi
he noble dead! What a momentary thing is art, in all its beauty! Where are all those great souls that have created such an atmosphere of light about Edinburgh? and how little a space was given them to live and enjoy! We drove all over Edinburgh, up to the castle, to the university, to Holyrood, to the hospitals, and through many of the principal streets, amid shouts, and smiles, and greetings. Some boys amused me very much by their pertinacious attempts to keep up with the carriage. Heck, says one of them, that's her; see the courts! The various engravers who have amused themselves by diversifying my face for the public having all, with great unanimity, agreed in giving prominence to this point, I suppose the urchins thought they were on safe ground there. I certainly think I answered one good purpose that day, and that is of giving the muchop-pressed and calumniated class called boys an opportunity to develop all the noise that was in them,--a thing for which I think the
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)
y W.: Corinth, Miss., April 29-June 10, 1862 13, 6 Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7, 1862 12, 4 Haney, J. H.: Middle Tennessee Campaign, June 23-July 7, 1863 31, 5 Harris, David B.: Charleston, S. C. 131, 1 Hartwell, S.: Vicksburg, Miss., Jan. 20-July 4, 36, 2 Hazeltine, Mr.: Jackson (Miss.) Campaign, July 5-25, 1863 37, 3 Hazen, William B.: Atlanta to Savannah, Nov. 15-Dec. 21, 1864 70, 1 Jonesborough, Ga., Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 1864 61, 5 Heck, Jonathan M.: Camp Garnett, W. Va., and vicinity, July, 1861 2, 6 West Virginia Campaign, July 6-17, 1861 2, 4 Heintzelman, Samuel P.: Johnson's Island (Ohio) military Prison 66, 10 Helferich, P.: Texas Coast and Defenses, 1864 65, 10 Helmle, L.: Atlanta to Savannah, Ga., Nov. 15-Dec. 21, 1864 69, 5 Chattanooga, Tenn., to Atlanta, Ga. 57, 3 Savannah, Ga., to Goldsborough, N. C. 79, 3 Vicksburg, Miss., Jan. 20-July 4, 1863 36, 1, 2 He
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Townsend's Diary—JanuaryMay, 1865. (search)
eavored to rejoin our party. The other four continued their march to Lynchburg. This action grieved us a great deal, and somewhat surprised us. After an excellent breakfast at Dr. Arnold's, we started on our days march, although with many misgivings. We proceeded about one mile, when we reached the diminutive village of Springfield, where we found a vacant house, which afforded us a hospitable shelter from the almost drowning rains. During our resting spell we had some bread cooked at a Mrs. Heck's, who added to her kindness by a gift of about a gallon of butter milk and a pound of butter, both of which were exceedingly acceptable. About one o'clock we took up our line of march again, as the rain had subsided, reached Buchanan about five o'clock, crossing the James River in a ferry boat, the proprietor charging us $30 for bringing us across, besides speaking to us in a very insolent manner. We had expected to obtain rations and clothing at the quartermaster department at Buchana
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.33 (search)
iced at the thought of capturing so easily the old town of Beverley, that had then been in the hands of the Federals since the 11th day of July, 1861. It ,was the capture of this town on that day that made the great military reputation of General George B. McClellan, and the earthworks that we had just chased the Yankees out of were probably the product of his brain. General McClellan was at Beverley reposing on his Rich Mountain laurels, where he and Rosecrans had more thousands than Colonel Heck had hundreds, when the administration at Washington in their dire discomfiture after the 21st of July, sent for him to come, and that with all possible speed to take the command of General McDowell's defeated and disorganized army, and on his arrival at Washington, he was hailed as the Young Napoleon. In approaching Northwestern Virginia from the east, Beverley is the key to all that country, and none knew this fact better than the Federals, and the boast was often made by even the priva
y, on the Staunton and Parkersburg turnpike.-- Col. Heek is an energetic officer, and his descent upon Buchanan may be productive of some good. Buchanan has been in possession of the enemy, but they fell back upon Phillippi upon the advance of Col. Heck. The troops at our encampment (Laurel Hill) are enjoying excellent health. Only two deaths have occurred in the regiment, who have no tents, but have erected comfortable huts of bark and rails, and all of us can eat our rations without thof the enemy, but they fell back upon Phillippi upon the advance of Col. Heck. The troops at our encampment (Laurel Hill) are enjoying excellent health. Only two deaths have occurred in the regiment, who have no tents, but have erected comfortable huts of bark and rails, and all of us can eat our rations without the assistance of "stomach bitters" The troops under Col. Heck are also in good health. A regiment of Georgia boys are here, and are delighted at the proximity of the enemy. S.
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