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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 13. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Battle of Chickamauga. (search)
ns. At twenty minutes after four, Brigadier-General Preston, of Buckner's corps, in answer to myrom his position, surrendering to the gallant Preston six or seven hundred prisoners, with five stathe army and country are indebted to Brigadier-Generals Preston and Johnson, and their several brigaine in front of and nearly at right angles to Preston's, whose division had passed the stream aboveneral B. R. Johnson, Brown and Bate in rear. Preston's division was then formed on my left, also ihe evening I was moved to the position of General Preston, where I relieved General Kershaw, and biere within one hundred and fifty yards of General Preston's division, which had crossed the Chickam. Law's division was posted on my right, and Preston's on my left, a little retired, so that the l left having been thrown back to connect with Preston's division, and at the same time it stretchedtime the ridge was carried, Colonel Trigg, of Preston's division, reported to me with a part of his
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 13. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The affair at Frederick city. (search)
oys had a habit of doing. Lieutenant Gordon captured Colonel Moore, of Ohio (commander of the advance), and his coal-black steed, but, as the brigade of infantry were firing upon us, he gathered what men he could find in the confusion and confronted the infantry brigade in order to retard them and allow us to reap the harvest of our charge in arms, equipments and prisoners. We retreated with our prisoners under fire of a brigade, by orders from General Hampton, through his gallant son Preston, who was afterwards killed, that we were being flanked. The killed, wounded and captured numbered more than our force. This little affair had the effect of retarding Burnside's army from four o'clock in the afternoon until six o'clock next morning, and materially aided in the capture of Harper's Ferry, Burnside having gained only three miles in fourteen hours. My force, composed of Company B, Captain Henderson, from Okalona, Mississippi, and the Georgia Hussars, from Savannah, Georgia,