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Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 20: from Spottsylvania to Cold Harbor (search)
had just come to the army and been entered in Kershaw's old brigade, and probably outnumbered all nt of it. Three brigades were sent to support Kershaw-Anderson's, Gregg's, and Law's. We also set tsuch a wretch is. The headquarters of General Kershaw at Cold Harbor was close up to the lines d me he believed this headquarter position of Kershaw's at Cold Harbor was the worst place he was es gun fired while I was at headquarters, General Kershaw would repeat his admiration of his courag, a soldier from a South Carolina regiment in Kershaw's old brigade, one of those supporting Falligth scattering sassafras bushes, to a point on Kershaw's line, a little to the left of our gun. Thist an officer who had important orders for General Kershaw, and had been unable to find his headquarm behind Wofford's left flank and heading for Kershaw's line, when someone seized my bridle rein an Our twenty men had brought their muskets and Kershaw's brigade was up in the trench and on their k[15 more...]
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 21: Cold Harbor of 1864. (search)
t in these words: Meantime the enemy is heavily massed in front of Kershaw's salient. Anderson's, Law's, and Gregg's brigades are there to support Kershaw. Assault after assault is made, and each time repulsed with severe loss to the enemy. At eight o'clock A. M., fourteen had b will to-day be admitted by all that there was but one attack upon Kershaw up to eight A. M., and that at that hour the order was issued to tery. A little after daylight on June 3, 1864, along the lines of Kershaw's salient, his infantry discharged their bullets and his artillerys; but let me show what all this meant to the people at home. General Kershaw very willingly furnished Dan an ambulance and a man from his oas fulfilled his pledge to that boy! In one of the regiments of Kershaw's old brigade, which was supporting our guns at Cold Harbor, were old this story of his Cold Harbor lines and his old brigade to General Kershaw, when Gen. Joseph E. Johnston happened to be sitting near. It
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 24: fatal mistake of the Confederate military authorities (search)
tirely upon the patriotism and character of the individual men, and did nothing to make them soldiers, or to make the aggregation of them an army. Any one of us might perform prodigies of valor, no one ever noticed it; or exhibit the most decided and even brilliant capacities for command or advancement, the advancement or command might never come. Take the case of Lieutenant Falligant at Cold Harbor, already mentioned. Our battalion report set forth his splendid conduct in detail; General Kershaw, commanding our division, was full of enthusiastic admiration, and promised --and I have no doubt fulfilled his promise — to press Falligant's promotion; yet no notice was ever taken of the matter. If Falligant had done in Napoleon's army precisely what he did in the Army of Northern Virginia I have no doubt he would have been decorated on the field and promoted to be full colonel of artillery. He was a second lieutenant when he rendered his superb service at Cold Harbor, 1864. If I
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Index. (search)
65-66, 72, 74, 89, 92-93, 110, 132, 164-65, 168-70, 181-82, 188-89, 191, 201, 205, 208, 245-46, 304, 367; at Second Manassas, 122-24. Johnson, Edward: described, 218; mentioned, 215-16. Johnson's Island, Ohio, 120, 147, 220, 352-54. Johnston, Joseph Eggleston, 18, 88-91, 300-301, 317 Jones, Hilary Pollard, 185, 193, 196, 213, 219 Kathleen Mavourneen, 49 Kean, William C., Jr., 45-46, 145-51, 229, 241-42, 258, 305, 316, 351 Keitt, Lawrence Massillon, 26-27, 273-74. Kershaw, Joseph Brevard, 270, 273-78, 280-83, 286-87, 294, 299-300, 339 Killing of prisoners, 80-81. Kilpatrick, Hugh Judson, 237 King William Artillery (Va.), 91 Kingsley, Charles, 92 Lane, James Henry, 134 Latimer's Artillery Battalion, 217-18. Latrobe, Osmun, 272 Law, Evander McIvor, 276, 286 Lawton, Alexander Robert, 135, 158 Lee, Fitzhugh, 18, 164, 178, 263 Lee, George Washington Custis: described, 312; mentioned, 238-39, 316-17, 332-34. Lee, Mary Custis (Mrs. Robert E.), 23
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 4: seditious movements in Congress.--Secession in South Carolina, and its effects. (search)
liam S. Grisham.A. G. Magrath.Mathew P. Mayes. I. I. Brabham.T. J. Withers.John Maxwell.Wm. Porcher Miles.Thomas Reese English, St. Benjamin W. Lawton.James Chesnut, Jr.John E. Frampton.John Townsend.Albertus Chambers Spain. John McKee.Joseph Brevard Kershaw.W. Ferguson Hutson.Robert N. Gourdin.J. M. Gadberry. Thomas W. Noon.Thomas W. Beaty.W. F. De Saussure.H. W. Conner.J. S. Sims. Richard Woods.William I. Ellis.William Hopkins.Theodore D. Wagner.Wm. H. Gist. A Q. Dunovant.R. L. Crawford.s of the Commissioners appointed to visit other Slave-labor States:--To Alabama, A. P. Calhoun; to Georgia, James L. Orr; to Florida, L. W. Spratt; to Mississippi, M. L. Bonham; to Louisiana, J. L. Manning; to Arkansas, A. C. Spain; to Texas, J. B. Kershaw; to Virginia, John S. Preston. to ask their co-operation; to propose the National Constitution just abandoned as a basis for a provisional government; and to invite the seceding States to meet South Carolina in convention at Montgomery, Alaba
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 7: Secession Conventions in six States. (search)
e bold design of the conspirators, of having that confederacy consist of the fifteen Slave-labor States, four of the conventions appointed commissioners to go to these several States, as seductive missionaries in the bad cause. The names and destination of these Commissioners were as follows:-- South Carolina.--To Alabama, A. P. Calhoun; to Georgia. James L. Orr; to Florida, L. W. Spratt; to Mississippi, M. L. Bonham; to Louisiana, J. L. Manning; to Arkansas, A. C. Spain; to Texas, J. B. Kershaw. Alabama.--To North Carolina, Isham W Garrett; to Mississippi, E. W. Pettus; to South Carolina, J. A. Elmore; to Maryland, A. F. Hopkins; to Virginia. Frank Gilmer; to Tennessee, L. Pope Walker; to Kentucky, Stephen F. Hale to Arkansas, John A. Winston. Georgia.--To Missouri, Luther J. Glenn; to Virginia, Henry L. Benning. Mississippi.--To South Carolina, C. E. Hooker; to Alabama, Joseph W. Matthews; to Georgia, William L. Harris; to Louisiana, Wirt Adams; to Texas, H. H. Mille
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 15: siege of Fort Pickens.--Declaration of War.--the Virginia conspirators and, the proposed capture of Washington City. (search)
force of five thousand men to seize the Federal Capital the instant the first blood is spilled. On the evening of the same day, when news of bloodshed in Baltimore was received in Montgomery, bonfires were built in front of the Exchange Hotel, and from its balcony Roger A. Pryor said, in a speech to the multitude, that he was in favor of an immediate march upon Washington. At the departure of the Second Regiment of South Carolina Infantry for Richmond, at about the same time, the Colonel (Kershaw), on taking the flag presented to the regiment, said, as he handed it to the Color-Sergeant (Gordon):--To your particular charge is committed this noble gift. Plant it wherever honor calls. If opportunity offers, let it be the first to kiss the breezes of heaven from the dome of the Capitol at Washington. The Richmond Examiner of the 23d (the day on which Stephens arrived in Richmond), said:--The capture of Washington City is perfectly within the power of Virginia and Maryland, if Virgin
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 25: the battle of Bull's Run, (search)
nflict, with three regiments of Elzy's Brigade. Johnston received him at The portico with joy, and ordered him to attack the right flank of the Nationals immediately. In doing so he fell, severely wounded, when Colonel Elzy executed the order promptly. Map illustrating the battle of Bull's Run. When Johnson saw his re-enforcements coming, he ordered Colonel Cocke's brigade up from Bull's Run, to join in the action, and within a half an hour the South Carolina regiments of Cash and Kershaw, of Bonham's brigade, with Fisher's North Carolina regiment, were also pressing hard upon the right of the Nationals. With all these re-enforcements, Beauregard's army of twelve regiments, with which he began the battle, had been increased to the number of twenty-five. These were now all concentrating on the right and rear of McDowell's forces. The woods on his flank and rear were soon swarming with Confederates, who were pouring destructive volleys of musketry and cannon-shot upon him.
where we had been in bivouac the night before; it was a gloomy, overcast morning, as if giving premonition of the calamity to come to us before the next rising of the sun. Before we reached the Plank Road, in a small opening among Confederate generals of Longstreet's corps who cooperated with Jackson in 1862 and 1863 Lafayette McLaws with his division supported Jackson's attacks at Harper's Ferry and Chancellorsville; later conspicuous at Gettysburg and Chickamauga. Joseph Brevard Kershaw captured Maryland Heights, opposite Jackson's position at Harper's Ferry. James L. Kemper commanded a brigade on Jackson's Right at the Second battle of Manassas. Ambrose R. Wright with his brigade closed the pass along the Canal at Harper's Ferry. the pines were two mounted figures whom we recognized as Lee and Jackson. The former was seemingly giving some final instructions, emphasizing with the forefinger of his gantleted right hand in the palm of the left what he was sayin
., Apr. 9, 18641508443751,3699874,7205,707 Wilderness, Va., May 5-7, 18642,24612,1373,38317,666Reports of losses not complete Spotsylvania, Va., May 10, 18647533,3474,100Reports incomplete Spotsylvania, Va., May 12, 18646,0208006,820Records of losses not shown Drewry's Bluff, Va., May 12-16, 18643902,3801,3904,160Reports incomplete Cold Harbor, Va., June 1-3, 186412,000Reports incomplete Petersburg, Va., June 15-30, 18642,0139,9354,62116,569Estimated loss in Hill's Corps and Field and Kershaw's divisions, 2,970 Atlanta Campaign, Ga., May, 1864 (including Buzzard's Roost, Snake Creek Gap and New Hope Church)1,0581,2402,298Killed and wounded, 9,187 Assault on Kenesaw Mt., Ga., June 27, 18641,999522,051270172342 Tupelo, Miss., July 13-15, 186477559386742101,1161,326 Atlanta, Ga., July 22, 1864 (Hood's attack)4301,5991,7333,7222,8902,8908513,741 Jonesboro, Ga., Aug. 31, 18641791,640 Jonesboro, Ga., Sept. 1, 18642339461051,274No full return of losses Winchester, Va., Sept. 19,
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