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Eliza Frances Andrews, The war-time journal of a Georgia girl, 1864-1865, chapter 8 (search)
time, and his men are the ones that acted so badly in the case of Mr. Rhodes, near Greensborough. One of Mr. Rhodes's freedmen lurked in the Mr. Rhodes's freedmen lurked in the woods around his plantation, committing such depredations that finally he appealed to the garrison at Greensborough for protection. The commaugh for trial. With the assistance of some neighboring planters, Mr. Rhodes succeeded in making the arrest, late one evening. He kept the cy of negroes marched to the village and informed the officer that Mr. Rhodes and his friends were making ready to kill their prisoner at midniission, they fired two shots into the house, one of which killed Mrs. Rhodes's brother. They left her alone with the dead man, on a plantaties united in swearing that the Rhodes party had fired upon them. Mr. Rhodes was carried to Augusta, and on the point of being hanged, when a here Miss Columbia's passion for her black paramour balked them. Mr. Rhodes's life was saved, but his property was confiscated — when did a Y
igid investigation, below the mark. Badeau's Life of Grant, vol. i., p. 36. After leaving the bottom-lands around Fort Henry, a broad, good road, built by Tilghman, passed through a country of hill and valley, thickly wooded, to Donelson. It was sandy, and now dry; and the troops moved swiftly over it in the bracing air of a warm winter day. Forrest, with all the Southern cavalry, had posted himself about two miles in front of the intrenchments, where the Eighth Illinois, Lieutenant-Colonel Rhodes, of Oglesby's brigade, advancing in line of battle, encountered him, and drove in the Confederate outposts, with little loss on either side. It was certainly unfortunate that the few roads to Henry were not obstructed and vigorously disputed, as a short detention would have caught the Federal army on the march in exceedingly severe weather, and might have broken up the expedition. Oglesby's brigade was deployed and moved forward through the oak-woods until it found itself oppo
youth has never been complimented. Speaking of that regiment, said another, I saw great bravery in one of their cooks. The darkies, as usual, would not remain in camp, but marched out with the rest, and fought behind their masters. When General Rhodes had pushed the enemy through their camps, capturing breastworks as he went, a ball struck him in the arm, and he became faint from loss of blood. As it seemed a critical moment, he refused to leave the field, but still cheered on his men as ch relieved, and remounted. The enemy were now bringing forward their reserves, and as no reenforcements appeared to our rear, it seemed that, weary though all were, we should be compelled to stick it out. Falling back into one of the redoubts, Rhodes turned the captured guns on their late owners, but his men were failing fast from fatigue and want of ammunition. Although the enemy maintained a fierce triangular fire, he defied all efforts to dislodge him, and was lost in volumes of smoke. A
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 19: Chancellorsville. (search)
A. P. Hill; D. H. Hill, commanded by Brigadier General Rhodes; Trimble, commanded by Brigadier Gene army in three parallel lines: the division of Rhodes in front, that of Colston next, and that of A.est the pursuit of the fugitives. The line of Rhodes was now within a mile of Chancellorsville, buted barricade by Colonel Cobb, the order to General Rhodes to occupy it, the attempt to restore the oendering the direction of affairs to Brigadier-Generals Rhodes and Pender. Colonel Crutchfield, chiall that had been won would be lost. Brigadier General Rhodes, commanding the former division of D.f another. But both General Stuart and General Rhodes proved them selves worthy of the command: liant execution of General Jackson's orders by Rhodes at Chancellorsville, won his warm applause; anfulfilled immediately after his death; and General Rhodes was promoted and placed in permanent commaeven for a short time. When reminded that General Rhodes was now the senior officer in the corps, h[7 more...]
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXVII. June, 1863 (search)
eason to suppose that the package marked important, etc., sent from the President's office yesterday to the Secretary of War, was the substance of a conversation which took place between Mr. Ould and Mr. Vallandigham. What Mr. V. revealed to Mr. O., perhaps supposing the latter, although employed here, friendly to ultimate reconstruction, there is no means of conjecturing. But it was deemed highly important. June 19 Gen. Lee telegraphs from Culpepper Court House yesterday, that Gen. Rhodes captured Martinsburg, Sunday, 14th inst., taking several guns, over 200 prisoners, and a supply of ammunition and grain. Our loss was only one killed and two wounded. The Secretary of the Navy is in bad odor for ordering out the Atlanta at Savannah to fight two Federal steamers, to whom she surrendered. There is nothing more definite or authentic from Winchester, except that we certainly captured Milroy's army of not less than 5000 men. To-day the government issued musket and
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXIX. August, 1863 (search)
k and attacked Gen. Stuart, but they were beaten back, after fighting all day, with heavy loss, including 400 prisoners, 3 pieces artillery, and several colors. Gens. Jenkins and Imboden had been sent in advance, the latter against Romney, to cover the former's movement against Winchester, and both were in position when Ewell left Culpepper C. H. on the 16th. Gen. Early stormed the enemy's works at Winchester on the 14th, and the whole army of Milroy was captured or dispersed. Gen. Rhodes, on the same day, took Martinsburg, Va., capturing 700 prisoners, 5 pieces artillery, and a large supply of stores. More than 4000 prisoners were taken at Winchester; 29 pieces artillery; 270 wagons and ambulances; 400 horses, besides a large amount of military stores. Precisely at this time the enemy disappeared from Fredericksburg, seemingly designing to take a position to cover Washington. Gen. Stuart, in several engagements, took 400 more prisoners, etc. Meantime, Gen.
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, XXXV. February, 1864 (search)
nt sent over a confidential sealed letter to the Secretary to-day. I handed it to the Secretary, who was looking pensive.. Dr. McClure, of this city, who has been embalming the dead, and going about the country with his coffins, has been detected taking Jews and others through the lines. Several live men have been found in his coffins. Again it is reported that the enemy are advancing up the Peninsula in force, and, to-morrow being Sunday, the local troops may be called out. But Gen. Rhodes is near with his division, so no serious danger will be felt, unless more than 20,000 attack us, Even that number would not accomplish much — for the city is fortified strongly. It is rumored by blockade-runners that gold in the North is selling at from 200 to 500 per cent. premium. If this be true, our day of deliverance is not distant. February 14 Clear and windy. There is nothing new that I have heard of; but great apprehensions are felt for the fate of Mississippi-said to
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 40 (search)
timore on the 7th inst., and gold rose to $196. Fremont is now pledged to run also, thus dividing the Republican party, and giving an opportunity for the Democrats to elect a President. If we can only subsist till then, we may have peace, and must have independence at all events. But there is discontent, in the Army of the West, with Gen. Johnston, and in the East with Bragg, and among the croakers with the President. New potatoes sold to-day for $5 per quart, $160 per bushel! Mr. Rhodes, Commissioner of Patents, told me to-day that Gen. Forrest, at last accounts, was at Tupelo, Miss., doing nothing,--Gen. Wheeler, his junior in years, superior in rank, to whom he is again subordinated by the potency of Gen. Cooper's red tape, having most of his men. Robert Tyler has been with the Departmental Battalion at Bottom's Bridge, doing service as a private, though the head of a bureau. This evening at 7 o'clock we heard artillery in the direction of Lee's army. June 12
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 43 (search)
mbles, the President will be assailed with great bitterness, and the consequences may be fatal. September 21 Cloudy and somber. We have authentic intelligence of the defeat of our forces under Gen. Early, near Winchester. Two generals, Rhodes and Godwin, were killed. We lost some guns, and heavily in killed and wounded. The enemy have Winchester, and Early has retreated, bringing off his trains, however. This has caused the croakers to raise a new howl against the President, for th near which place he met his attack, which was resisted from early in the day till near night, when he was compelled to retire. After night he fell back to Newtown, and this morning to Fisher's Hill. Our loss reported to be severe. Major-Gen. Rhodes and Brig.-Gen. Godwin were killed, nobly doing their duty. Three pieces of artillery of King's battalion were lost. The trains and supplies were brought off safely. (Signed) R. E. Lee. The profound chagrin produced by this e
liamsport, and that the two columns united at Hagerstown. From the latter place, one division — Rhodes's, I think — was pushed on through Greencastle and Chambersburgh to Carlisle, making at all threnning out a little east of south from the town. Late in the evening two divisions — Early's and Rhodes's, of Ewell's corps — came up on our left from Carlisle and York, and, falling upon the enemy's e following order: Ewell's corps on the left, beginning at the town, with Early's division, then Rhodes's division. On the right of Rhodes's division was the left of Hill's corps, commencing with HetRhodes's division was the left of Hill's corps, commencing with Heth's, then Pender's, and Anderson's divisions. On the right of Anderson's division was Longstreet's left, McLaws's division being next to Anderson, and Hood on the extreme right of our line, which was. Wilson, 171 On Chambersburgh Road, Gen. Porcher's, Dr. Ward, 700 On Mummasburgh Road, Gen. Rhodes's, Dr. Hayes, 800 In Penn. College, Gen. Heth's, Dr. Smiley, 700 Hunterstown Road, Ge
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