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wampy ground, until two P. M., when we halted at the plantation of Dr. Blake, a great slave-holder, having at this time some three hundred (300) slaves on his plantation, mostly women. We left here at four P. M., and marched to join the corps at Miller's plantation, where we arrived at half-past 6 P. M. Distance marched, ten (10) miles. December 1.--This day's march was without incident. We left Miller's plantation at a quarter to eight A. M., and marched until two P. M., when we halted forMiller's plantation at a quarter to eight A. M., and marched until two P. M., when we halted for dinner. Started again at four P. M. and marched until seven P. M., when we halted for the night, after marching twelve (12) miles. December 2.--Left camp at a quarter to seven A. M., and marched until twelve M., when we halted for dinner. Started at one P. M., and marched past Jones's plantation; we crossed Buckhead Creek and camped at half-past 3 P. M. The Twenty-eighth Pennsylvania, with two hundred (200) of the Fifth Ohio volunteer infantry, picket for the division, posted pickets, and
on's commands--Colonel Cooke, with the Twenty-seventh North-Carolina regiment, of Walker's brigade, standing boldly in line without a cartridge. The firm front presented by this small force, and the well-directed fire of the artillery, under Captain Miller of the Washington artillery, and Captain Boyce's South-Carolina battery, checked the progress of the enemy, and in about an hour and a half he retired. Another attack was made soon afterward, a little further to the right, but was repulsed by Miller's guns, which continued to hold the ground until the close of the engagement, supported by a part of R. H. Anderson's troops. While the attack on the centre and left was in progress, the enemy made repeated efforts to force the passage of the bridge over the Antietam, opposite the right wing of General Longstreet, commanded by Brigadier-General D. R. Jones. This bridge was defended by General Toombs with two regiments of his brigade, the Second and Twentieth Georgia, and the batteri
time, two companies of the Twelfth regiment, (Miller's and Neville's,) sent out under Lieutenant-Cow's and Haskell's companies, of the First, and Miller's, of the Twelfth) became sharply engaged. Thantly on the field; and Lieutenants Watson and Miller were wounded, besides many others killed and wt bravely, except one or two, and reports Sergeant Miller, privates John T. Brown, John Davis, Hilline of battle, and sent forward company B, Captain Miller, as skirmishers. We were then ordered by on to reconnoitre. Immediately company B, Captain Miller, and company K, Captain Neville, were sents formed in line of battle, and company B, Captain Miller, thrown forward as skirmishers. A spirite: Captain Vonlandigham, McMeekin, Bookter, and Miller. Captains Vonlandigham and McMeekin were wounhicket. I am not informed as to the place Captain Miller was wounded, he having been absent ever sit the wounds of Captains Bookter, McMeekin and Miller are such as to render the loss of their servic[1 more...]
fire to cease. Colonel Riddick and Lieutenant-Colonel Miller, Thirty-fourth, both received woundslly dispelled the fog, I opened fire, from Captain Miller's battery, upon a battery of long-range guhose named particularly in the reports of Captains Miller and Squiers. Too much praise cannot be awarded to Captain Miller and his brave company for the stubborn and unflinching manner in which they front, and near the village of Groveton. Captains Miller and Squiers at once proceeded to the posipon the enemy's batteries. Immediately in Captain Miller's front he discovered a battery of the ene right of Captain Squiers; to the right of Captain Miller, across a ravine and in an orchard in fronll. Too much praise cannot be bestowed on Captain Miller for his stubborn defence of the centre forted and assisted the working of the guns. Captain Miller was compelled, owing to his loss in horsesy Bat. Washington Artillery. Report of Captain Miller, Washington artillery. bivouac near M[22 more...]