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enemy to come upon our rear. The First and Second brigades then moved forward, but had not proceeded far before a cavalry picket rode in rapidly and informed Gen. Martindale that the enemy had brought up a force by rail, which was now coming swiftly forward for an attack upon our rear, with the very evident and confident hope of gtween two fires, and chewing us up at their leisure. The Second Maine regiment, Col. Roberts, being in the rear, was immediately faced about and stationed by Gen. Martindale at the junction of the road by which the divisions had advanced, with the main turnpike to Richmond running parallel with the railroad. Between these two road hand. When the name of one of these brave fellows was asked by the Lieut.-Colonel, then in command through the absence of the Colonel, in consultation with Gen. Martindale, he gave it, and remarked: As long as I live, sir, you shall never see that flag in the dust. In the fiercest of the fight, when it seemed necessary to make
iffin's brigade, which increased the volume of infantry fire, and Martindale's brigade came up to be ready for emergencies. At dark it was eve enemy delayed their assault upon our left for some time, though Martindale's brave fellows, who were exceedingly well posted, gave them seveh they had advanced. A brilliant episode occurred on the left of Martindale's brigade, where the Thirteenth New-York and the fire-proof and s New-Bridge road, and their left extended into the woods, joining Martindale's right. They were somewhat sheltered by a ditch-fence, and when the enemy gradually threw his columns against our left, pressing Martindale's right wing very hard, where he met a gallant resistance from thd themselves out-flanked on the right, the enemy breaking through Martindale's left, and came surging down the hill, to cut off and capture th exposed, and all of them lost a part of their armament. Most of Martindale's brigade were rallied within thirty rods of the enemy, under a h
he free. chorus — The army of the free, the army of the free; Unconquered, we shall still remain the army of the free. We are the best Division, of a half a million souls, And only resting on our arms till the war-cry onward rolls; When our gallant General Porter calls, why, ready we shall be, To follow him forever, with the army of the free. chorus — The army of the free, the army of the free; We will follow him forever, with the army of the free. We have Butterfield the daring, and we've Martindale the cool: Where could we learn the art of war within a better school? Add Morell to the list of names, and we must all agree, We have the finest generals in the army of the free. chorus — The army of the free, the army of the free; We have the finest generals in the army of the free. Though we live in winter-quarters now, we're waiting but the hour, When Porter's brave Division shall go forth in all its power; And when on the field of battle fighting we shall be, We'll show that we cannot <
side of mine to whip the enemy. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, Hooker, Brig.-Gen. May 5, late at night. My dear general: I did the best I could after getting your order, which was after dark some time. I sent a brigade (Martindale's) to occupy the front of York. The roads were horrible and blocked up by wagons, so that they were impassable. The brigade reached York. I sent some of Hunt's batteries; they got there and halted. The remainder I kept ready to march at two Capt. Norton says Ingalls told him he had received an order from the secretary to fit out a sea expedition, which would derange his plans considerably. A telegram can always reach me from York. We are ready to more quickly. I have directed Martindale to camp at York. Yours ever, F. J. Porter. headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Williamsburg, May 7, 1862, 12.30 P. M. Gen. R. B. Marcy, Chief of Staff, Camp Winfield Scott: general: Headquarters will be moved at once to this place; wagon
urt-House. Gen. Morell's division, composed of the brigades of Martindale, Butterfield, and McQuade, with Berdan's regiment of sharpshooter Gen. Emory had, before this, been joined by the 25th N. Y. (of Martindale's brigade) and Berdan's sharpshooters; these regiments were deploollowed by Morell's infantry and artillery, with the exception of Martindale's brigade. Warren's brigade, having been delayed by repairing brrs; the remainder followed Morell's division. In the meantime Gen. Martindale, with the few remaining regiments of his brigade and a section Ashland. The 25th N. Y. having been ordered to rejoin him, Gen. Martindale was directed to form his brigade and move up the railroad to r rear of the main column. The enemy soon returned to attack Gen. Martindale, who at once formed the 2d Me., 25th N. Y., and a portion of tnd, moved the 13th and 14th N. Y. and Griffin's battery direct to Martindale's assistance, pushed the 9th Mass. and 62d Penn., of McQuade's br
that point, and at 12.30 P. M. they were attacked and driven in. All the pickets were now called in, and the regiment and battery at Mechanicsville withdrawn. Meade's brigade was ordered up as a reserve in rear of the line, and shortly after Martindale's and Griffin's brigades, of Morell's division, were moved forward and deployed on the right of McCall's division, towards Shady Grove church, to cover that flank. Neither of these three brigades, however, were warmly engaged, though two of Gr left flank on the descent to the Chickahominy, which was swept by our artillery on both sides of the river, and extending into open ground on the right towards New Cold Harbor. In this line Gen. Butterfield's brigade held the extreme left; Gen. Martindale's joined his right, and Gen. Griffin, still further to the right, joined the left of Gen. Sykes's division, which, partly in woods and partly in open ground, extended in rear of Cold Harbor. Each brigade had in reserve two of its own regi
Hill, Va., 576. Macomb, Lieut.-Col. J. W., 125. Magilton, Col., 560. Magruder, Gen. J. B., in Peninsula, 227, 235, 249, 256, 307, 319, 324. Mahan. Prof., 87. Malvern Hill, Va., battles of, first, 433-437, 484; second, 461-463, 492. Manassas, Va., 74, 75, 78, 179, 194, 222, 231, 236, 240, 510-515, 518, 647. Mansfield, Gen. J. K. F., 67, 82 ; at Antietam, 584, 590, death 591, 606, 613. Marcy, Gen. R. B., 45, 61, 217-221, 279, 583. Martimprey, Gen., view of telegraph, 278. Martindale. Gen. J. H., at Yorktown, 302 ; Hanover C. H., 370, 371 ; Gaines's Mill, 414, 416. Martinsburg, W. Va, 178, 193, 555, 573. 621-625. Maryland, secession in, 94, 146, 147; members of legislature arrested, 146, 147. Maryland campaign, 549-661 ; Harper's Ferry, Crampton's Gap, 558-565; South Mountain, 572-583; Antietam, 584-613. Maryland Heights, Va.., 550, 559-561, 563, 565, 573, 598, 616, 622, 627. Mason, Jr., Capt. W. P., 122. 123. Mason and Slidell affair, 175. Meade, Gen.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 6.34 (search)
assault in column against certain selected points instead of a general attack in line, as originally intended. Grant and His Campaigns, p. 352. Meade's Report of Campaign of 1864. At 8 1/2 A. M. Kershaw's division moved into position on right of the Confederate line, and at 9 o'clock General Lee rode upon the field. It was noon before the enemy essayed any vigorous attack, but then began a series of swift and furious assaults, continuing at intervals far into the evening — from Martindale on the right, from Hancock and Burnside in the centre, from Warren on the left; but though their men advanced with spirit, cheering and at the run, and their officers displayed an astonishing hardihood, several of them rushing up to within thirty yards of the adverse works, bearing the colors, yet the huge columns, rent by the plunging fire of the light guns, and smitten with a tempest of bullets, recoiled in confusion, and finally fled, leaving their dead and dying on the field along the
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), History of Lane's North Carolina brigade. (search)
and in the woods we killed and wounded not less than two hundred (200) and took a large number of prisoners, only about seventy-five (75) of whom we were able to send to the rear, and put in charge of a small detachment of cavalry, from the Fourth Virginia regiment, which was retiring from the mill. It was not until we had swept the Twenty-fifth New York regiment before us and passed nearly across the wheat field that we found ourselves in the presence of a whole brigade, commanded by General Martindale, about four hundred (400) yards distant from our extreme right-left as faced. The enemy opened a heavy fire on us from two batteries, planted upon an eminence between the balance of your brigade and ourselves, but fortunately fired too high, and gave us time to reform in an open field on the opposite side of Dr. Kinney's dwelling and in a direction perpendicular to our previous position. Our flag bearer was shot down while we were reforming, but one of his comrades seized the flag an
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Mrs. Henrietta E. Lee's letter to General David Hunter on the burning of her house. (search)
infamy only equaled by the contempt felt for his military achievements: Jefferson county, July 20, 1864. General Hunter: Yesterday your underling, Captain Martindale, of the First New York cavalry, executed your infamous order and burned my house. You have had the satisfaction ere this of receiving from him the informaty your own men for the cruel work you give them to do. In the case of Colonel A. R. Boteler, both father and mother were far away. Any heart but that of Captain Martindale (and yours) would have been touched by that little circle, comprising a widowed daughter just risen from her bed of illness, her three fatherless babies — the oldest not five years old — and her heroic sister. I repeat, any man would have been touched at that sight but Captain Martindale. One might as well hope to find mercy and feeling in the heart of a wolf bent on his prey of young lambs, as to search for such qualities in his bosom. You have chosen well your agent for such deed
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