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es. He was conspicuous for his gallantry at all times, and much esteemed by his colonel: About the last of December General Taylor was ordered to Tampico with his little army, to co-operate with General Scott in his intended attack on Vera Cruz; and we had marched to Victoria, the capital of Tamaulipas, two hundred and sixty miles from Monterey, when our old commander was ordered to give up his little army to General Scott, with the exception of Bragg's and Washington's batteries, Colonel May's squadron of dragoons, and any regiment he might select. Our regiment was the favored one, and our little remnant of an army retraced its footsteps and returned to Monterey. General Wool had been left in command of the Northern Department, and with some regiments of Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, and Arkansas volunteers, was encamped near where the battle of Buena Vista was afterward fought. In passing, I will state that these untried volunteers, together with the meagre force that retu
Doc. 46.-skirmish at, Rural hills, Tenn. Louisville Journal account. camp of Twenty-Third brigade, Fifth division, near Stone River, Tenn., November 22. the following little affair is probably worth writing you about. On last Monday two hundred men and officers of the Eighth Kentucky regiment, under Lieut. Col. May, were detached to guard a train of supplies to Col. Hawkins's (Fourteenth) brigade, then stationed some seventeen miles to the south-east of Nashville, at a point called Rural Hills, and fortunately reached there without casualty or molestation. It had rained all day, and Col. Hawkins did us the favor to give us the use of an old shed and buildings, constructed for camp-meeting purposes, situated about one hundred and seventy-five yards in front of his right, for our quarters for the night, assuring us that his picket-lines were strong. The night passed, and Tuesday morning dawned with favorable auspices for a rencounter with the rebels — wet and misty. An
ture. The enemy disappeared, and the brigade returned to camp without the loss of a wagon. All concur in according to Col. Mathews the most gallant conduct throughout the engagement. He received a slight wound in the left check, and was considerably bruised by a fall from his horse, which is wild and at times very unruly. A pestiferous but not dangerous disease affects the noble Colonel of the Eighth (Col. Barnes) in such a way as to render him unfit for duty, and, in his absence, Lieut.-Col. May assumed command of the Eighth Kentucky, which deserves the highest encomiums of praise for resisting the enemy at great odds — maintaining their position under a murderous fire of musketry, and returning volley for volley, working destruction in the enemy's lines. Col. S. W. Price being called to Nashville on business, the command of the Twenty-first Kentucky devolved on Lieut.-Col. J. C. Evans, who stood firmly at his post in the trying hour, and our favorite, Adjutant Scott Dudley,
across the river, having been on this side little over twenty-four hours. I followed the enemy in the direction of Banks's Ford, with 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 Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 1: The Opening Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), Engagements of the Civil War with losses on both sides December, 1860-August, 1862 (search)
rgia. In the picture the general is seated in the armchair; on his right is Assistant Inspector-General A. Hickenlooper; on his left Assistant Adjutant-General C. Cadle, Jr. Standing are three of his aides-de-camp: from right to left, Logan Tompkins, William Henley, and G. R. Steele.) Confed., 33 killed, 115 wounded, and 1 missing. Union Acting Brig.-Gen. E. D. Baker killed. October 23, 1861: West liberty, Ky. Union, 2d Ohio, Konkle's Battery, Laughlin's Cavalry. Confed., Capt. May's command. Losses: Union 2 wounded. Confed. 10 killed, 5 wounded. October 25, 1861: Springfield, Mo. Zagonyi's charge. Union, Fremont's Body Guard and White's Prairie Scouts. Confed. No record found. Losses: Union 18 killed, 37 wounded. Confed. 106 killed (estimate). October 26, 1861: Romney or Mill Creek Mills, W. Va. Union, 4th and 8th Ohio, 7th W. Va., Md. Volunteers, 2d Regt. of Potomac Home Guards and Ringgold (Pa.) Cav. Confed., Va. Vols. commanded
advance, skirmishing all the way from the right of our infantry lines, until they struck the West Point railroad, when the first rebel assault was made at the moment that the Third division and a part of Long's brigade had crossed. The enemy struck the column on the left flank with artillery and dismounted cavalry, and with so much force that the Seventh Pennsylvania were cut in two, causing some confusion for the moment, but Major Jennings quickly reformed his regiment and, supported by Major May, commanding Fourth Michigan, made a vigorous and irresistible attack upon the enemy, who was driven from the ground in disorder. At the moment when the artillery and musketry fire was opened, cutting the Seventh Pennsylvania in two, the ambulance-drivers could not withstand the! alarm, and rushed their vehicles pell-mell into the woods, and smashed three belonging to Minty's brigade so badly that they were abandoned. The others were recovered by the officers of the brigade, and took t
th the expedition surprised Camp Pendleton in Abb's valley, Tazewell county, capturing J. E. Stollings' company and some stores, but allowing one man to escape, who carried the news to Williams. At the same time McCausland was pressed back from the vicinity of Raleigh by General Scammon, and retreated to Mercer Court House, when, learning that Toland had gone down through Tazewell, he sent his cavalry to follow and moved his infantry to Bland Court House. As Toland approached Wytheville, Major May, from Williams' command, attacked his rear, inflicting severe punishment and recapturing Stollings' company. Gen. Sam Jones had had time to throw two companies into Wytheville, under Maj. T. M. Bowyer. A gallant fight was made against the Federals as they entered the town by Lieutenant Bozang and his company, but he was wounded and captured with his men, and the remainder of the Confederate force was driven from the town. During the street fighting Colonel Toland was killed, and Colone
y River, 61. Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D. C., 19. Perry, William A., 74. Petersburg, 65, 66, 69, 72. Pettengill.———, 14. Philadelphia, Penn., 18. Phillips. 10. Phipps, John, 50. Phipps, Solomon. 50. Pierce, Major, 62. Pierce, Mary, 29, 51. Pierce. Thomas, 29. Pierson, Charles L., 69. Pilgrims. The, 84. Pillsbury, Caleb, 1, 2. Pillsbury. Dr. Ernest D., 3. Pillsbury, Edwin Brooks, 3. Pillsbury. Harry Nelson, 3. Pillsbury, Luther B., 1, 2, 78. Pillsbury, Miss May F., 3. Pillsbury, Nancy (Nelson), 1, 2. Pine Street, 34. Piper's Tavern, 6. Pleasants. Lieutenant-Colonel, 72. Ploughed Hill. 26. Plymouth Colony, 79. Plymouth. Mass., 84. Po. The. 59. Polly's Swamp, 52. Pony Plain. 22. Poolsville, Md., 18, 19. Pope Schoolhouse, 12. Portland, Me., 38. Potomac River, 18, 20 Powder House, 51, 81. Powers. Robert. 58. Prescott Grammar School, 2. Prince of Wales. 37. Prospect Hill, 11. 17, 18, 26, 29, 33, 35, 36, 37, 53, 75, 81. <
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 1., Medford Historical Society. (search)
, Benj. F. Ford, Frederic W. Foster, George O. Foster, Mrs. Blanche. Gibson, George A. Gibson, Mrs. Ruth. Gill, Mrs. Ellen M. Gill, Miss Eliza M. Gill, Miss Emmna F. Gleason, Charles M. Gleason, Hon. Daniel A. Goodwin, James O. Goodwin, Mrs. Emma W. Goodwin, Dr. R. J. P. Green, Dr. Charles M. Grimes, Mark M. Guild, Gustavus F. Gunn, J. Newton. Hall, George S. Hall, Horace D. Hall, Dr. W. L. Hallowell, Mrs. Anna D. Hallowell, Miss May. Hallowell, N. P. Hallowell, Richard P. Harlow, Miss Catherine E. Haskins, Mrs. M. J. Hatch, Frank E. Hayes, Edward W. Hayes, Miss Martha E. Hedenberg, Dr. James. Hervey, James A. Hillman, Charles H. Hinckley, Miss Ella S. Hodges, Gilbert. Hogan, Mrs. Mary. Hollis, Benjamin P. Hooper, John H. Howard, Daniel N. Johnson, Cleophas B. Jones, Charles N. Jones, Mrs. Frances W. Jones, Miss Amy W. Jones, James E. Joyce, Allston P.
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 25., At Medford's old civic Center (continued). (search)
those who attended them, and learn that Mr. Blanchard's patrons went in good style, in hacks or sleighs, as the seasons permitted. You will also learn who hired hacks to go to Boston to attend the theatre. There is wonderful reading between the lines of old diaries and account books. Mr. Lemist sold to Mr. Flint, who afterward, residing there awhile, moved with his family to California. The next owner and occupant was a bachelor who was non compos mentis and of peculiar ways. This Mr. May was a man of wealth, who never was seen in public unattended. He went regularly with his coachman to the services of the First Trinitarian Congregational Church. The young people, with more thought of fun than pity for his misfortune, called him Smiling May, for he was accustomed to talk to himself, and indulged in facial contortions. The age of the writer encompasses the time of the two latter occupants of this house. The story of the house in our day called the Train house has bee
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