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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 2 (search)
eries on the right; that Jones' division, expected momentarily, should advance on the right, and Ransom's brigade should attack on the left; my plan being to hurl about 15,000 men against the enemy's on the battle field in the advanced positions they had won. Armistead's brigade and a portion of Ransom's also occupied the battle-field. Stretched as we were on the naked ground on the slope of tion (Lane's, McGowan's, Scales', Thomas' Brigades)2,712 Johnson's Division (Wallace's, Moody's, Ransom's and Wise's Brigades)2,281 —— 10,206 Recapitulation First Corps7,189 Second Corpsr the disposal of Hunter's army. By uniting with his own corps the division of Breckinridge and Ransom's cavalry, Early found himself at the head of about twelve thousand men. Though he knew this fortimore and Ramseur on the Washington City road, while Gordon and Breckinridge, with a portion of Ransom's cavalry inclining to the right, moved to the fords a mile or two below the railroad bridge.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 3 (search)
th the stores and men under my charge. He replied that he knew nothing of Sherman's position, but hardly thought he was in Raleigh, and that, being a paroled soldier, he could not give me any advice in the premises; but that his brother, General Robert Ransom, was at his house, only about four miles away, and, as he was not paroled, I could consult him. This I concluded to do, and countermanding the orders to resume the march, we mounted and rode off. We found General Robert Ransom at his housGeneral Robert Ransom at his house (he was home on sick furlough), and I entered at once into the matter which had brought me to his presence. General Matt Ransom was present, but took no part in the discussion. After some reflection, General Robert remarked that under the circumstances he could see no good in holding out longer; explained the difficulties of reaching Johnston if Sherman occupied Raleigh, and that he thought it best to remain where I was, and send a flag of truce to Sherman at Raleigh, offering to surrender
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 9 (search)
o the point of danger. The regiment was assigned to the brigade of an old army officer, General Robert Ransom, who was soon to become a distinguished major-general of cavalry, in the Army of Northerarm was broken, and he was ever afterwards compelled to wear it in a sling. In his report General Ransom speaks of the conspicuous gallantry of Ramseur and his men, and it was by reason of his soldo'clock P, M., on the 17th of June. Here they united with Breckinridge and the troops of Major-General Ransom, who was in command of the whole cavalry in the valley. Hunter was in camp near the city of Lynchburg. In a letter to me, General Ransom says that at this time he (Ramseur) and I reconnoiterd the right flank of Hunter's army and found it could be most advantageously assailed, and in perch, with dark prominent eyes and a well developed forehead. He was an ideal soldier. General Robert Ransom, in writing of his bearing in action, while they were together in the Valley, says: Rams