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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), First Maryland campaign. (search)
held the field. When Sumner was leading Sedgwick to the attack the other two divisions of his corps, under French and Richardson, turned southward, and soon found themselves face to face with the centre of the army along the Bloody Lane. This posis. A little later R. H. Anderson's division reinforced it. Sumner, when Sedgwick was being pressed, ordered French and Richardson to attack the troops in their front in order to make a diversion. After a most gallant resistance Hill was driven frombreak through the centre failed. General Longstreet's article would lead one to infer that this attack of French and Richardson was the leading event of the day on the field north of Sharpsburg. It does not, however, deserve this distinction, havnd place; and good as were some of the troops engaged, and gallant as some of the fighting, the movements of French and Richardson excite but a languid interest, for such use as was made of these troops was not of the kind to drive Hill, Hood, Jackso
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Virginia's preparation for the war. (search)
armed3800 —— Total riflemen6,030 This varies in some degree from my report of 27th February last, by some additional troops and companies in each arm having received arms, and some new companies having been commissioned since then. Except in a few cases where the actual strength of particular troops and companies is known at this office, I have estimated all other troops and companies at the minimum number required by law, discarding the return, which would increase the force. The cavalry force is unnecessarily large; the artillery much too small. The additional companies are organizing. It is far too weak in the tide-water region. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, Wm. H. Richardson, Adjutant-General. Recapitulation. Cavalry, armed3,350 do. Unarmed1,450 ——4,800 Artillery, armed780 do. Unarmed650 ——1,430 Infantry, armed5,790 do. Unarmed250 ——6,040 Riflemen, armed2,230 do. Unarmed3,800 ——6,030 Total volunteer force,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 21 (search)
exalted statesmanship and manly qualities, a citizen of national fame and a Christian gentleman; Cardinal McCloskey—supreme prelate, in this land, of the Roman Catholic Church, venerated for his professional attainments, his charitable ministrations, and his saintly virtues; William H. Vanderbilt—the richest man in America, fostering commercial schemes of gigantic proportions, and the controlling spirit of immense corporations; Horace B. Claflin—the greatest shop-keeper on this continent; Richardson—the wealthiest and most successful planter in the South; George B. McClellan—erstwhile the organizer of the grand Army of the Potomac, a captain of lofty impulses, and a civilian of high repute; John McCullough—possessing a fine conception of, and manifesting a conscientious devotion to, the purpose of playing whose end both at the first, and now, was and is to hold as 'twere the mirror up to nature, to show virtue her own feature, scorn her own image, and the very age and body of th
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Recollections of Fredericksburg.—From the morning of the 20th of April to the 6th of May, 1863. (search)
tion near the plank road, and two guns belonging to the fourth company, under Lieutenant Norcum, were placed in position near the extreme left of the Twenty-first regiment between the plank road and Taylor's Hill. The second company, under Captain Richardson, was posted near the railroad on our right; Frazier battery and Carlton battery in rear of Howison House on Lee's Hill. One gun of Parker's battery was posted on the point known as Willis's Hill, under the command of Lieutenant Brown. Beiment shattered, the Washington Artillery captured and the Twenty-first regiment cut off, ordered the Thirteenth and Seventeenth regiments to fall back to Lee's Hill. Adjutant Owen, of Washington Artillery, rallied the second company, under Captain Richardson, to the Telegraph road on Lee's Hill, and opened fire upon the blue mass on Marye's Hill. Barksdale rallied the remnant of the Eighteenth regiment and the three companies of the Twenty-first regiment, and posted the Thirteenth regiment on