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mper and vigorous intellect, she not only taught her pupil the rudiments, but advanced her well in French and other studies, and imbued her especially with a love of the best literature. Henrietta, and her sisters also, received instruction from a private tutor, Mr. Quinan, a scholar versed in the classics and devoted to his occupation. After this, in the hospitable house of her aunt's husband, Colonel Nathaniel Hart, at Spring Hill, in Woodford County, Kentucky, she was well taught by Mr. Ruggles, afterward a United States Senator. As years passed, the kinswomen exchanged the relation of preceptor and pupil for that of dear friends, which was severed only by death. In the customary interchange of hospitalities, Miss Preston was on a visit to these relations when she met Lieutenant Johnston, and the interest that she at once inspired was reciprocated. This mutual attachment was thorough and unbroken; and Lieutenant Johnston, being sent for a great part of the year 1828 on rec
vell, in January, to spare him some troops; and in compliance with a telegraphic request made by General Johnston from Bowling Green, February 2d, Lovell sent him Ruggles's brigade. General Johnston telegraphed, February 12th, for these troops to report, by the shortest possible route to Corinth, for orders from General Beauregarderal Beauregard came to the Army of the West with his staff only. The troops collected under his command at Corinth were composed of Polk's corps, Bragg's corps, Ruggles's, Walker's, and Chalmers's brigades, and the new troops sent forward by the Governors. Careless writers have assumed that this considerable army was summoned ins corps, whom we have seen holding Columbus, and baffling Grant at Belmont; Bragg's well-disciplined troops, who had been all the fall in training. at Pensacola; Ruggles's reinforcement, detached from Lovell at New Orleans; and Chalmers's and Walker's commands, as stated. To these were added such new levies as the Governors had i
er about 800 yards in rear of Hardee's line. Ruggles's division did not come up promptly, and Polkhe spot. I believe their commander, General Ruggles, was finally blamed. ... It was about four o'rps, and to move and form his line in rear of Ruggles's division, which composed Bragg's left obvious duties. It is certain that one of Ruggles's brigade commanders, who was on outpost dutyGeneral Bragg means Withers's; by the second, Ruggles's. The special orders as to movement of tey to Mickey's with Withers's division, while Ruggles's division was to move from Monterey on the r more than two miles in rear of Mickey's. Had Ruggles pursued this route, he could have passed to tthers's division. But Bragg's order changing Ruggles's line of march, and bringing him in rear of other causes already assigned-Breckinridge's, Ruggles's, and Cheatham's-General Johnston, followed I had not advanced far before I came upon General Ruggles, who commanded General Bragg's left, depl[2 more...]
e crisis. lull along the line. Third engagement. Ruggles masses artillery. Polk and Bragg against Wallace aBragg's sketch. Jordan's statement. Withers's and Ruggles's reports. Gibson's and Gilmer's letters. Duke's neffectual struggle was going on at the centre, General Ruggles judiciously collected all the artillery he coulr of prisoners. But, while the artillery massed by Ruggles, and his division, were so effectual in achieving t credit of the capture. Breckinridge's, Withers's, Ruggles's, Cheatham's, and other divisions, which helped to, with a portion of his reserve corps, and Brigadier-General Ruggles, with Anderson's and Pond's brigades of hian evil sorely felt during the next day. Major-General Ruggles, Bragg's other division commander, makes thewithdrawn. General R. L. Gibson, commanding one of Ruggles's brigades, commenting in an unofficial letter, wri. While at this, I met my general of division, General Ruggles, and he told me the order was to halt. It was y
and lost so heavily that they fell back in confusion. Equally sanguinary struggles occurred on the centre and left. Ruggles's division was very fully engaged, both Gibson's and Anderson's brigades charging repeatedly, and capturing batteries, we Seventeenth Louisiana, says that, just before the retreat, having collected some two hundred stragglers into line, General Ruggles ordered them to advance, and adds: The general at this instant rode in front of the lines, and, seizing the fl Upon reaching the main line, the left of which was at the enemy's first camp on the Savannah road, I was ordered by General Ruggles to form on the extreme left, and rest my left on Owl Creek. While proceeding to execute this order, I was ordered tentioned, of the remnants of Cleburne's brigade and other organizations and Trabue's brigade. Later in the day, part of Ruggles's division came up here and took part in the defense. About noon, this force fell back to the neighborhood of Shiloh, w