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the Virginia side. Jackson began his march on September 10th with secret instructions from his commander to encompass and capture the Lee locks the gates Sharpsburg, Maryland, September 17, 1862. There were long minutes on that sunny day in the early fall of 1862 when Robert E. Lee, at his headquarters west of Sharpsburg, must have been in almost entire ignorance of how the battle went. Outnumbered he knew his troops were; outfought he knew they never would be. Longstreet, Hood, D. B. Hill, Evans, and D. R. Jones had turned back more than one charge in the morning; but, as the day wore on, Lee perceived that the center must be held. Sharpsburg was the key. He had deceived McClellan as to his numerical strength and he must continue to do so. Lee had practically no reserves at all. At one time General Longstreet reported from the center to General Chilton, Lee's Chief of Staff, that Cooke's North Carolina regiments--till keeping its colors at the front — had not a cartridge l
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Uniforms of the American army. (search)
In this costume he appeared when, early in July, 1775, he took command of the army at Cambridge. There is a political significance in the blue-and-buff-colored uniform. The coats of the soldiers of William of Orange who invaded Ireland in 1689 were blue faced with orange or buff, and this Holland insignia became that of the English Whigs, or champions of constitutional liberty. The American Whigs naturally adopted these colors for a military uniform. In the battle of Bunker (Breed's) Hill there were no uniformed companies. Washington prescribed a uniform for his officers on his arrival soon afterwards. Their coats were blue faced with buff, and the generals each wore a ribbon across the breast—each grade of a separate color. Field-officers wore different-colored cockades to distinguish their rank. Brown being then the color most convenient to be procured, Washington prescribed for the field-officers brown coats, the distinction between regiments to be marked by the facings
ober 31, 1862. Vol. XX, Part 2—(413) In Tracy's brigade, November 20, 1862, east Tennessee. No. 36—(318) Mentioned for gallant conduct at Baker's Creek. (640) Mentioned at Fort Gibson; four pieces captured. No. 37—(63) Mentioned in Col. D. B. Hill's report of Champion's hill. (95, 96) Mentioned by General Stevenson at Baker's Creek, May 16, 1863. Stevenson says: Captain Waddell fought one of the guns with his own hands. (99) Loss, 9 killed, 10 wounded, at Baker's Creek. (101) Mentg was broken, they tried to rejoin General Johnston's army and were disbanded at Ridgeway, April, 1865. Extracts from official war Records. Vol. Xviii—(190, 191) Under Lieut. Jas. E. Davis, at Kinston, March 8, 1863. No. 45—(947) Mentioned, Hill's army. (1068) In Saunders' battalion. No. 49—(692) In Saunders' battalion, Kinston, August 31, 1863. (851) Fifty-nine present, General Pickett's troops, November 27th. (906) In General Pickett's artillery, near Kin
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 20. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.25 (search)
t Charlotte, North Carolina, May 20, 1892. [from the Richmond (Va.) times, May 21, 1892.] Senator Hill and his party arrived at Charlotte, North Carolina, at 2 o'clock A. M. May 20, 1892. A recepnor's staff and of the staff of the Governor of South Carolina were present in full uniform. Senator Hill's appearance on the balcony was greeted with prolonged cheering from the crowd which lined then selected for the military manoeuvres. When the procession had passed the reviewing stand, Senator Hill and his party were escorted to carriages and driven to the battle-field, where they had an exmonies with an invocation. After the reading of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, Senator Hill was introduced. Senator Hill's address. He said: To-day, this 20th day of May, in thSenator Hill's address. He said: To-day, this 20th day of May, in the one hundred and sixteenth year of American Independence, we come to celebrate the one hundred and seventeenth year of North Carolinian independence. We stand upon historic ground! A birthday of li
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Memorial address (search)
d trust that you may find some other position where your services may be as useful as they can be here. * * * Very truly and sincerely yours, J. Longstreet. headquarters Clayton's Brigade, near Chattanooga, November 3, 1863. Lieutenant-General D. B. Hill,—Returning to my command a few days ago, I regretted to learn that you had left the command of our corps, and that I had not the opportunity of telling you farewell. I have been in the military service since the 6th of February, 18arts of a grateful and free people. Respectfully, General, your obedient servant, [Signed,] M. P. Lowry, Brigadier General. (Since Governor of Mississippi.) Long after the war General J. E. Johnston addressed the following letter to General Hill, from which it will appear that the influence of Bragg, who was at the elbow of the President as his military adviser, was still omnipotent after he was transferred from the West to Richmond: Washington, D. C., September 22, 1887. General D
rg, IX., 22. Highfly, horse of J. E. B. Stuart, IV., 312. Highlanders, uniform of, VIII., 78. Hill, A. P.: I., 315, 319, 322, 326, 330, 334, 339, II., 24, 27, 29, 41, 52, 62, 63, 68, 73 seq., 240 seq., 320, 334, 340, 344; III., 34, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 56. 84, 86, 195, 208, 278, 294, 318, 330, 340; V., 62, 66; VII., 20; VIII., 178, 196, 246, 254; X., 110, 143, 250. Hill, B. J., VII., 52; X., 297. Hill, C. W., VII., 64, 69. Hill, D., I., 362. Hill, D. B., II., 59. Hill, D. D., I., 265. Hill, D. H.: I., 270, 283, 290, 292, 315, 322, 326, 336; II., 64 seq., 66, 67, 70, 72, 231, 278, 324, 344; V., 64; VII., 102, 109, 346; IX., 201; X., 245, 266. Hill, S, G., X., 141. Hill, Mr. I., 233. Hill plantation, Ark. (see also Bayou Cache, Ark.), I., 368. Hill plantation, Miss., II., 336. Hill's rampart, Yorktown, Va. , I., 265. Hilton Head, S. C.: I., 357, 359; II., 30, 349; V., 151, 259; VI., 22, 57