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ommerce, sailed for Liverpool, England, and surrendered his ship to the English government, which transferred it to the government of the United States. The Shenandoah was a full-rigged ship of eight hundred tons, very fast under canvas. Her steam power was merely auxiliary. This was the last but not the first appearance of the Confederate flag in Great Britain; the first vessel of the Confederate government which unfurled it there was the swift, light steamer Nashville, commanded by R. B. Pegram. Having been constructed as a passenger vessel, and mainly with reference to speed and the light draught suited to the navigation of the Southern harbors, she was quite too frail for war purposes and too slightly armed for combat. On her passage to Europe and back, she nevertheless destroyed two merchantmen. Nearing the harbor on her return voyage, she found it blockaded, and a heavy vessel lying close on her track. Her daring commander headed directly for the vessel, and ran so cl
in the engagement of that day; they, together with the remainder of Longstreet's corps, were brought up and put in position to renew the battle in the morning. Our troops slept upon the field they had so bravely contested. The Confederate troops engaged on the right were as follows: General W. H. T. Walker's division   5,500 Cheatham's division   7,000 A. P. Stewart's division   4,040 Cleburne's division   5,115 Hood's, B. R. Johnson's, and Trigg's troops   8,428 Forrest's and Pegram's cavalry   3,500 ——— Total 33,583 General Wheeler with his cavalry had been in observation on the left, and for a fortnight, daily skirmishing with the enemy. On the 17th he was ordered to move into McLemore's Cove to make a demonstration in that direction, where, after a severe engagement, he developed a force too large to be dislodged. On the 18th he was directed to hold the gap in Pigeon Mountain, so as to prevent the enemy from moving on our left. As appeared sub
left to participate in a forward movement. It advanced, encountered a large force, and, not meeting with the expected cooperation, was drawn back. Subsequently Pegram's brigade took position on Hays's left, and just before night an attack was made on their front, which was repulsed with severe loss to the enemy. During the aftneral deemed it inadvisable to attack. On the morning of the 6th the contest was renewed on the left, and a very heavy attack was made on the front occupied by Pegram's brigade, but it was handsomely repulsed, as were several subsequent attacks at the same point. In the afternoon an attack was made on the enemy's right flank, resting in the woods, when Gordon's brigade, with Johnson's in the rear and followed by Pegram's, succeeded in throwing it into great confusion, doubling it up and forcing it back some distance, capturing two brigadier generals and several hundred prisoners. Darkness closed the contest. On the 7th an advance was made which disclo
advance was made against Ramseur's left by Crook's corps. The movement to put Pegram's brigades into line successively to the left produced some confusion, when theo send the three divisions of the Second Corps, to wit, Gordon's Ramseur's, and Pegram's, under General Gordon, to the enemy's rear, to make the attack at 5 A. M., why guns were concentrated on the enemy, and he was soon in retreat. Ramseur and Pegram advanced at once to the position from which he was driven, and just then his cavalry commenced pressing heavily on the right, and Pegram's division was ordered to move to the north of Middletown and take position across the pike against the cavalry. As soon as Pegram moved, Kershaw was ordered from the left to supply his place. Rosser had attacked the enemy promptly at the appointed time, but had not been ing replaced by other guns, the force that had continued steady gave way also. Pegram's and Wharton's divisions and Wofford's brigade had remained steadfast on the r
count of occupation of Norfolk, 82. Account of McClellan's action after Johnston's withdrawal across the Chickahominy, 86. Congress of, 11, 315, 316, 317, 318, 322. Parker, Amasa J. Report on imprisonment of New York Agents, 414-15. Lt. W. H., 165, 166-67. Parsons, Lewis C., 633. Patrick Henry (gunboat), 85, 165, 168. Patton, Colonel, 36. Robert M., 633. Payne, Lewis, 417. Pawnee (ship), 164. Pea Ridge, Battle of (see Elkhorn, Battle of). Peabody, Charles A., 243. Pegram, General, 360, 435, 437, 451, 452, 453. Capt. R. B., 221-22. Pellham, Major, 296. Pemberton, Gen. J. C., 331, 333, 335, 336, 337, 338-39, 340, 342, 343, 344, 345, 348, 353, 442-43. Correspondence with Gen. J. E. Johnston, 340-41. Extracts from report on siege of Vicksburg, 348-49. Pender, General, 268, 273, 286, 377. Pendleton, Gen. W. N., 111, 126, 130, 131, 371-72, 461. Extract from address on first battle of Gettysburg, 371. Perry, Benjamin F., 625. Perry (brig), 9. Perryvill