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Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Advance on Monterey-the Black Fort-the battle of Monterey-surrender of the City (search)
sketry. About one-third of the men engaged in the charge were killed or wounded in the space of a few minutes. We retreated to get out of fire, not backward, but eastward and perpendicular to the direct road running into the city from Walnut Springs. I was, I believe, the only person in the 4th infantry in the charge who was on horseback. When we got to a place of safety the regiment halted and drew itself together-what was left of it. The adjutant of the regiment, Lieutenant [Charles] Hoskins, who was not in robust health, found himself very much fatigued from running on foot in the charge and retreat, and, seeing me on horseback, expressed a wish that he could be mounted also. I offered him my horse and he accepted the offer. A few minutes later I saw a soldier, a quartermaster's man, mounted, not far away. I ran to him, took his horse and was back with the regiment in a few minutes. In a short time we were off again; and the next place of safety from the shots of the enemy
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 1: the Ante-bellum life of the author. (search)
raves to the hospitable city of St. Louis; and the graceful step of its charming belles became a joy forever. Of the class of 1843, Ulysses S. Grant joined the Fourth Regiment as brevet lieutenant, and I had the pleasure to ride with him on our first visit to Mr. Frederick Dent's home, a few miles from the garrison, where we first met Miss Julia Dent, the charming woman who, five years later, became Mrs. Grant. Miss Dent was a frequent visitor at the garrison balls and hops, where Lieutenant Hoskins, who was something of a tease, would inquire of her if she could tell where he might find the small lieutenant with the large epaulettes. In May, 1844, all of our pleasures were broken by orders sending both regiments to Louisiana, near Fort Jessup, where with other troops we were organized as The Army of observation, under General Zachary Taylor. In March, 1845, I was assigned as lieutenant in the Eighth Regiment, and joined my company at St. Augustine, Florida. The soldier's
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 34: Besieging Knoxville. (search)
between the detachment and main force was made easy. The brigades of Law and Robertson were left on the east (or south) side as guard for that battery. The Union forces were posted from left to right,--the Ninth Corps, General R. D. Potter commanding. General Ferrero's division extended from the river to Second Creek; General Hartranft's along part of the line between Second and First Creeks; Chapin's and Reilly's brigades over Temperance Hill to near Bell's house, and the brigades of Hoskins and Casement to the river. The interior line was held by regiments of loyal Tennesseeans recently recruited. The positions on the south (or east) side of the river were occupied by Cameron's brigade of Hascall's division and Shackelford's cavalry (dismounted), Reilly's brigade in reserve,--two sections of Wilder's battery and Konkle's battery of four three-inch rifle guns. The batteries of the enemy's front before the city were Romer's four three-inch rifles at the university, Benjam
The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley), chapter 23 (search)
Ohio, who in the darkness charged into the rebel lines and with several of his men were surrounded and captured. He is a very valuable officer. Colonel Price was wounded severely. Colonel Champion and Lieutenant-Colonel Smith, of the Ninety-sixth Illinois,were also wounded. These officers behaved with great gallantry. In this connection I must also mention the efficient conduct of Colonel McClain and Lieutenant-Colonel Wood, Fifty-first Ohio Volunteers; Lieutenant-Colonel Evans and Major Hoskins, Twenty-first Kentucky. Every officer and man, with few exceptions, did their duty, and I regret that I cannot mention each one personally. Without the most determined courage and efficiency as soldiers on their part, I must have been beaten. I congratulate them on winning one of the most fiercely contested fights in the history of this rebellion. This fight took place on one of the spurs of Kenesaw Mountain. June 21, we strengthened our works under a heavy cannonade from four ba
eight dollars a gallon, and other necessaries of life in proportion.--Richmond Examiner. Salutes in honor of the confirmatory proclamation of the President of the United States, declaring freedom to the slaves of rebels, were given in many portions of the loyal States.--Boston Transcript. Union prisoners captured at Galveston, yesterday, arrived at Houston, Texas. In noticing the event, the Telegraph said: They are a fine-looking body of men, and ought to be ashamed of themselves for volunteering their services in the villainy of trying to subjugate a chivalrous people. --Colonel Hoskins, commanding military post at Lebanon, Ky., made report of his operations before that place, commencing on the twentieth day of December, 1862, at which time he was notified by General Boyle that the rebel forces under General Morgan had again entered Kentucky, and ending on this day, when the pursuit of them was abandoned, by order of General Fry, three miles beyond Columbia, Ky.--(Doc. 52.)
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.1 (search)
l's brigade, which I did, as there was an interval between Hood's line (Hindman) and Canty, I placed there, in position, Hoskins' battery and the half of Ector's brigade. This left Sear's brigade and the half of Ector's in reserve, Cockrell being oine. About 5 P. M. our pickets from the extreme front were driven in towards the second line by the enemy's cavalry. Hoskins' battery opened on them and checked the advance. About 5.30 P. M., the enemy got their batteries in position and openedn received by General Polk. It would take an officer certainly fifteen minutes to ride from Polk's headquarters to Hoskins' Battery—a mile and a half distant— examine the lines, the position of the enemy, the effects of the fire and discuss t There was only a small part of my line enfiladed, and that was caused by it curving to the left near the ravine, where Hoskins' battery was. If Hood's line was enfiladed I did not discover it, and Captain Morris' plan, published in the War Reco
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Warren Blues—Extra Billy's men: Roll of officers and men of a famous band of Veterans. (search)
December, 1861. Fristoe, Thomas M., private, killed at Seven Pines. Foster, John R., private, wounded (dead). Foaley, Noah, private, missing (dead). Grove, William, private, killed at first battle of Manassas. Garrett, Newman, private, wounded (living). Gore, Dewitt C., private, wounded (living). Green, Bushrod R., private, deserted to the enemy. Gordon, Oliver R., private, killed at Seven Pines. Garmong, Theophilus H., private, killed at Cold Harbor, June 3rd. Hoskins, Daniel H., private, killed at the Wilderness. Hough, Alpheus, private, wounded (dead). Hall, John, corporal, died at Manassas, 1861. Hall, George W., private, killed at Fisher's Hill. Henry, John J., private, wounded. Henry, Marcus, private, wounded at the Wilderness (dead). Henry, John W., private, wounded at Winchester, 1864. Henry, Gibson E., private, killed at first battle of Fredericksburg. Henry, Moses, private, wounded (dead). Henry, George W., killed.
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book V:—Tennessee. (search)
e south were not completed. The brigades of Craddock and Reed, with two regiments of cavalry, were at Lebanon under Colonel Hoskins. Baird's division, consisting of six regiments of infantry, was at Danville, and Woolford's brigade of cavalry at Gs scouts were already in Fredericksburg. But fearing to be caught between the troops of Baird at Danville and those of Hoskins at Lebanon, he suddenly retraced his steps, passed through Hayesville and encamped at Rolling Fork. On the 31st he cros no effort to meet him; Woolford, at Greensburg, seemed to have no suspicion of his being so near him at Campbellville. Hoskins alone started in pursuit of him with all his forces. He left Lebanon on the 31st, crossed the Muldraugh Hills on the 1san passed through Columbia and entered the valley of the Cumberland. He was now out of reach of his enemies; and whilst Hoskins halted his exhausted soldiers before Columbia, he quietly proceeded through Jamestown to join the left flank of Bragg's
Col. Hoskins not killed. --A gentleman who arrived at Nashville, Tenn., on the 11th inst., direct from Gen. Zollicoffer's camp, says it was not Col. Hoskins, but some other field officer, who was killed in the skirmish near Somerset, Ky. The name of the officer killed could not be ascertained, as he was removed by the Lincolnites. Col. Hoskins not killed. --A gentleman who arrived at Nashville, Tenn., on the 11th inst., direct from Gen. Zollicoffer's camp, says it was not Col. Hoskins, but some other field officer, who was killed in the skirmish near Somerset, Ky. The name of the officer killed could not be ascertained, as he was removed by the Lincolnites.
said that they were in no hurry about Vicksburg. Gen. Lovell has received an official dispatch, dated 28th, which says that two Federal officers and three men were killed at Baton Rouge. The enemy then shelled the city.--No one killed. Capt. Hoskins reports to Gen. Lovell that he sunk one Federal transport and crippled another on Saturday. On Sunday the enemy came up to land troops at Grand Gulf, and marched through Port Gibson. Our people drove them back with considerable loss, killing and wounding about one hundred. The Mississippian learns that the Federals demanded the surrender of Hoskins's battery, threatening, in case of refusal, to devastate the whole country around Grand Gulf. A dispatch from Port Gibson, dated 31st inst., says that all was quiet at Vicksburg. The Federal boats had retired. Heavy skirmishing took place at Farmington on Wednesday. The result in unknown. Batons Rouges, May 29.--The Federal attempted to land troops at the garrison
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