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Lt.-Colonel Arthur J. Fremantle, Three Months in the Southern States, May, 1863. (search)
y on Magruder's Staff, and is very good company. His property at New Orleans had been destroyed by the Yankees. In the evening we went to a dance given by Colonel Manly, which was great fun. I danced an American cotillion with Mrs. Manly; it was very violent exercise, and not the least like any thing I had seen before. A gentMrs. Manly; it was very violent exercise, and not the least like any thing I had seen before. A gentleman stands by shouting out the different figures to be performed, and every one obeys his orders with much gravity and energy. Colonel Manly is a very gentlemanlike Carolinian; the ladies were pretty, and, considering the blockade, they were very well dressed. Six deserters from Banks' army arrived here to-day. Banks seems tColonel Manly is a very gentlemanlike Carolinian; the ladies were pretty, and, considering the blockade, they were very well dressed. Six deserters from Banks' army arrived here to-day. Banks seems to be advancing steadily, and overcoming the opposition offered by the handful of Confederates in the Teche country. Banks himself is much despised as a soldier, and is always called by the Confederates Mr. Commissary Banks, on account of the efficient manner in which he performed the duties of that office for Stonewall Jackson
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 12: between Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville (search)
s had come on with our mother and sisters and that Beers had also gotten a furlough to meet them and was in Richmond with us. If so, it was the last time I ever saw the noble fellow alive. It will be remembered he fell at Chancellorsville. One matter of very great importance which took shape between Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville was the organization of our (Cabell's) battalion of artillery. It was made up of four batteries-ours, the First Company, Richmond Howitzers, of Virginia; Manly's Battery, of North Carolina; the Troupe Artillery and Frazier's Battery, of Georgia; and it included, at different times, from sixteen to eighteen guns, mostly brass Napoleons. Its commanding officer was Col. H. C. Cabell, a member of the historic and illustrious Virginia family of that name and a man every way worthy of his lineage. For eighteen months of the hottest part of the war I was the adjutant of Colonel Cabell, fighting by his side by day and sleeping by his side by night, ea
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 21: Cold Harbor of 1864. (search)
So far as the Confederate fire is concerned, nothing can be needed to supplement the fearful record of the slaughter upon the Federal side. But now as to the Federal fire, and first, of artillery. I think the barn just back of the positions of Manly's guns and two of the Howitzers' was Ellyson's. It was cut down, cut up and scattered, and the very ground so torn and ploughed by artillery fire that it was really difficult, after the battle was over, to say just where the barn had stood. Justleft Cold Harbor all our bronze guns looked as if they had had smallpox, from the striking and splaying of leaden balls against them. Even the narrow lips of the pieces, about their muzzles, were indented in this way. One of the guns, I think of Manly's battery, was actually cut down by musketry fire, every spoke of both wheels being cut. Indeed, I had an extra wheel brought and substituted for that which first became useless, and this also shared the same fate. It is my desire and purpose to
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 22: from Cold Harbor to evacuation of Richmond and Petersburg (search)
ring of 1862. Our guns were withdrawn late in the night and we passed back through Petersburg, recrossed the Appomattox River, and were stationed on the lines, between that and the James, near the Dunn house, the Howitzers quartered in the house; and there the battalion remained from say the 20th of June, 1864, until the 2d of April, 1865, without ever so much as firing a shot or being fired at by an enemy, except that I have an indistinct recollection of our taking a rifled gun, I think of Manly's battery, a little in advance and to the left of our regular position, and taking a shot or two at the astronomer or observer in General Butler's tower. This was really a little hard on that gentleman, as I am confident he never did us any harm; but then I am equally confident we did not do him any. On the contrary, we gave him a little respite from his high and exalted position and his exhausting observations. I said the experience was unparalleled. I refer of course to our being pla
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Index. (search)
-26, 285 McDowell, Battle of, 218 McDaniel, Henry Dickerson, 220-21. McGowan, Samuel, 57-58. McGuire, Hunter Holmes, 105, 245-46, 351 McLaws, Lafayette: described, 223; mentioned, 129, 165, 168-69, 173- 79, 182, 192, 222-24, 231, 270 Machine guns, 76-77. Magruder, John Bankhead, 75, 79-80, 94-97, 102, 107, 160 Mahone, William, 311 Malvern Hill, 41, 96-97, 101-18, 130, 146, 309 Manassas, Va.: first battle of, 41, 44- 48, 59, 111, 324; second battle of, 118-24, 191 Manly's Battery (N. C.), 154, 168, 301, 310 Marse Robert, 18-21. Marshall, Charles, 226 Mascots, 170-72. Massachusetts Infantry: 20th Regiment, 130 Maury, Matthew Fontaine, 79 Maury, Richard Launcelot, 79 Meade, George Gordon: Lee's comments on, 227-28; mentioned, 207, 222, 237, 288 Mechanicsville, Va., 93-94. Northern civilians, 200-206. Northerners in Confederate service, 37-44. Observation tower, 310 Orange County, Va., 120, 355-56. Owen, William Benton, 139-
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)
n 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 the gathering of darkness on the evening of the 12th. Reynolds wa
was three times struck, and his coat perforated in front by bullets. Lieutenant Cody, volunteer Aid, also actively participated. Lieutenant Cody bore an order to Manly's battery to move forward and take position on my right, which Captain Manly found it impossible to do, owing to the darkness and the impracticability of the grounCaptain Manly found it impossible to do, owing to the darkness and the impracticability of the ground. Three of Manly's horses were wounded in his efforts to get into position. The Fifteenth Virginia, Tenth Louisiana, and Fifty-third Georgia were held in reserve. I am, Captain, Very respectfully, your servant, Paul J. Semmes, Brigadier-General. Battle of Crew's farm. headquarters First brigade, Second division, Manly's horses were wounded in his efforts to get into position. The Fifteenth Virginia, Tenth Louisiana, and Fifty-third Georgia were held in reserve. I am, Captain, Very respectfully, your servant, Paul J. Semmes, Brigadier-General. Battle of Crew's farm. headquarters First brigade, Second division, Crew's farm, July 4, 1862. Captain J. S. McIntosh, Assistant Adjutant-General: Captain: I have the honor to report the part borne by my brigade in the battle of Crew's farm, on the first instant: Immediately after the commencement of the battle, and some time before any engagement with small arms, by order of Major-General Ma
ber 24, 1862. Major J. M. Goggin, Assistant Adjutant-General: Major: I have the honor to report briefly the part enacted by my brigade, composed of the Fifteenth and Thirty-second Virginia, and the Tenth and Fifty-third Georgia volunteers, and Manly's battery, in the battle of Sharpsburg, on the seventeenth of September, instant. Moving forward by the flank in the direction of the enemy, before coming in view, two brigades were met retiring from the front, apparently badly cut up. An inceposition held by my brigade, which was some hundreds of yards in advance of the other portions of our line of battle. The reports of regimental commanders are herewith submitted, to which reference is respectfully asked for further details. Manly's battery was detached from my command during the battle. His report is herewith submitted. I am, Major, very respectfully, Your obedient servant, Paul J. Semmes, Brigadier-General. headquarters Semmes's brigade, October 27, 1862. Major
foot of the main ridge from the left of the Telegraph road to a private road near Mr. Howison's barn. The next brigade had rifle-pits along the foot of the hills in front of its position, and others on the crests of the hills. The right brigade constructed rifle-pits and breastworks of logs, through the woods, with abatis in front of them. The crests of the hills were occupied by the batteries of Captain Read, one ten-pounder Parrott, one twelve-pounder howitzer, one three-inch rifle; Captain Manly's battery, one three-inch rifle, two twelve-pounder howitzers; Captain Ells, one thirty-pounder Parrott; Captain Macon, two ten-pounder Parrott's and two six-pounders ; Cooper's, three ten-pounder Parrott's; Carlton's, two ten-pounder Parrott's Eubank's, one three-inch rifle; McCarthy's, two three-inch rifles; Dearing, one ten-pounder Parrott; Ross, three ten-pounder Parrott's; and, in addition, there were a number of smooth-bore pieces placed along the hills, to be used should the enemy
two regiments, Eighth and Ninth Alabama, of my brigade, supported by Kershaw's brigade; this advance being made about half past 9 P. M. Above and near Banks's Ford thirteen officers and one hundred and fifty men were taken prisoners. Among the officers, one Lieutenant-Colonel, one Major, and two Captains. No loss on our side in this affair. Captains King and May, Ninth Alabama, were distinguished for their activity and gallantry, having captured these prisoners with their two companies. Manly's battery rendered valuable services in shelling the retreating enemy near Banks's Ford; twenty of the enemy were wounded by this shelling and fell into our hands the next day, and many were killed. The morning of the fifth instant the brigade moved in the direction of Chancellorsville, in common with the other brigades of the division, and bivouacked during the night to the left and near Chancellorsville. Next morning moved out to take our position in line of battle, but soon ascertaine
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