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d the Chickamauga in pursuit of the retreating enemy. The First Brigade of our division having the lead, I had nothing to do but follow it. At Chickamauga depot we came in sight of the rebels, and formed line of battle to attack; but they retired, leaving the warehouses containing their supplies in flames. At 3 P. M. my brigade was ordered to head the column, and we drove the enemy's rear guard before us without meeting with any serious opposition until night-fall, when, on arriving at Mrs. Sheppard's spring branch, near Graysville, a brigade of Confederate troops, with a battery, under command of Brigadier-General Manny, opened on us with considerable violence. A sharp encounter ensued of about an hour's duration, resulting in the defeat of the enemy and the wounding of the rebel general. My brigade behaved well, did most of the fighting, and, owing to the darkness, probably, sustained but little loss. When General Davis came up I asked permission to make a detour through the wo
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Closing operations in the James River. (search)
Richmond and Drewry in the same order. It was a most complete surprise. The first picket that fired at us was at the foot of Signal Hill; the first heavy gun was opposite Dutch Gap. We had to anchor twice above the Yankee obstructions to wait for the other vessels, and having cut away some spars we passed safely through their obstructions at 1:15 A. M. and came to anchor some four hundred yards below to wait for the other vessels. . . . We waited for an hour and a half, when our captain (Sheppard) sent up and found the Virginia, Richmond, and Drewry hard aground, witl the tide falling. . . . We came up and anchored above the Virginia. The enemy had opened on us from four mortar-batteries and several rifled guns, and were getting our range pretty well, but up to daylight no damage was done. About daylight a double-turreted monitor came up to within nine hundred yards of the Virginia and opened on her with 15 and 11 inch guns. Their land-batteries of 200 and 100 pounder Parrotts al
d the whole disposable cavalry force under Col. Nemett, comprising the Benton hussars, the Thirty-sixth Illinois cavalry, under Capt. Jenks, and a squad of thirteen men of Fremont hussars, under Lieut. Fred. Cooper, to occupy and guard the town, to let the whole train pass and remain at my disposition as a rear-guard. At eight o'clock the train had passed the town, and was moving on the road to Sugar Creek, with the intention not to be too close to the train, and awaiting report from Lieut. Sheppard's picket at Osage Springs. Two hours elapsed, when, ten minutes after ten, it was reported to me that large masses of troops, consisting of infantry and cavalry, were moving from all sides toward our front and both flanks. After some observation, I had no doubt that the enemy's advance-guard was before us. I immediately called the troops to arms and made them ready for battle. As Bentonville is situated on the edge of Osage prairie, easily accessible in front, and covered on the rig
this action was four killed and seventeen wounded. The regiments of my brigade were commanded as follows: First Tennessee, Colonel Turney; Seventh Tennessee, Major Sheppard; Fourteenth Tennessee, Colonel Forbes; Nineteenth Georgia, Captain L. Johnson; and Fifth Alabama battalion, Captain Bush. Manassas Plains, 28TH, 29TH, andorbes died of his wounds a few days after. The regiments of my brigade were commanded as follows, viz.: First Tennessee, Colonel Turney; Seventh Tennessee, Major Sheppard; Fourteenth Tennessee, Colonel Forbes, until wounded, and then by Major Lockhart; Nineteenth Georgia, Captain F. Johnson; and the Fifth Alabama battalion on tion was one killed and twenty-two wounded. The regiments of my brigade were commanded as follows, viz.: First Tennessee, Colonel Turney; Seventh Tennessee, Major Sheppard; Fourteenth Tennessee, Lieutenant-Colonel Lockhart; Nineteenth Georgia, Major Neal; and Fifth Alabama battalion, Captain Hooper. Sharpsburg, 17TH Septembe
Capt. Calvin D. Cowles , 23d U. S. Infantry, Major George B. Davis , U. S. Army, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph W. Kirkley, The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War, Authorities. (search)
S. C., July 10-Sept. 7, 1863 38, 2 Scatter, C. V.: Savannah, Ga., Dec. 11-21, 1864 69, 4 Seymour, Truman: Cummings Point, S. C. 1, 3; 2, 1, 3 Fort Johnson, S. C. 1, 2; 2, 2 Mechanicsville, Va., June 26, 1862 21, 7; 90, 9 Morris Island and Cummings Point, S. C., Feb. 13, 1861 1, 3 Fort Moultrie, S. C., Feb. 13, 1861 1, 1 New Market Road, Va., June 30, 1862 21, 8 Views of forts, batteries, etc., Charleston Harbor, S. C. 1, 1-3; 2, 1-3 Sheppard, William L.: Baker's Creek, Miss., May 16, 1863 135-C, 4 Sheridan, Philip H.: Cavalry operations, 1864-65 74, 1 Cedar Creek, Va., Oct. 19, 1864 69, 3; 99, 2 Dinwiddie Court-House, Va., March 31, 1865 74, 2 Fisher's Hill, Va., Sept. 22, 1864 99, 2 Five Forks, Va., April 1, 1865 68, 3 Missionary Ridge, Tenn., Nov. 25, 1863 50, 3 Shenandoah Valley Campaign, Aug. 7-Nov. 28, 1864 69, 1, 2 Tom's Brook, Va., Oct. 9, 1864 69, 3 Waynesborou
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 13. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Official reports of the battle of Gettysburg. (search)
of my best gunners, Corporal William P. Ray. He was killed whilst in the act of sighting his gun. He never spoke after receiving the shot, walked a few steps from his piece and fell dead. I had, also, whilst in this (my first position) the following men wounded: Vincent F. Burford, badly bruised on shoulder; Silas C. Gentry, cut on the wrist; Joseph Moody, cut in the face and bruised on the back; Byrd McCormick, shot through the calf of the leg by a bullet from a spherical case; Edward J Sheppard, wounded badly in heel, and several others slightly wounded. I had killed in the lane while going to my second position another excellent gunner, Corporal Joseph Lantz. He had both legs broken above the knees; lived but a little while. His only words were: You can do me no good; I am killed. Follow your piece! Whilst in my second position I had two men wounded. Hill Carter Eubank, shot through the leg. Eubank was a very promising youth, about eighteen years of age; left the Military
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 13. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Battle of Chickamauga. (search)
hought there were only three. A flag was also taken with the guns. The brigade, reduced as it was to a handful by the fight of the day before, again suffered heavily. Lieutenant-Colonel Matthews, commanding Seventeenth Georgia, fell, mortally wounded, while acting in a most heroic manner. On the previous day four field officers had been wounded, one I fear mortally, Lieutenant-Colonel Seago, Twentieth Georgia; the other three were Colonel Du Bose, of the Fifteenth Georgia, Lieutenant-Colonel Sheppard, commanding Second Georgia, and Captain McLaws, acting Major of Second Georgia. Many other officers of the line fell killed or wounded in one fight or the other. Lieutenant Hermon H. Perry, Brigade Inspector and Acting Adjutant had his horse shot under him. Owen T. Thweatt, one of my couriers had his horse shot under him. Joseph D. Bethuye, another, had. his horse shot under him, and was at the same time himself wounded The remaining courier, S. Sligh, was knocked from his hors
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 13. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Kilpatrick-Dahlgren raid against Richmond. (search)
in a few days after this, and is as follows: headquarters, March 8th, 1864. Major,—At 11 o'clock A. M. on the 29th ultimo I received a dispatch from one of my scouts, conveying information which I embodied in the following dispatch to Major-General Stuart, dated Millford, 11:30 A. M. Sergeant Shadbourne reports enemy moving. Gregg moved to front Thursday. Tuesday whole army paid off, and prepared to march last night. Kilpatrick receiving marching orders. Three days rations passed Sheppard's, near Madden's, supposed to be coming to Ely's Ford. Part of Second Corps on same road. Whole army seems in motion. Sutlers and women ordered to rear. Acknowledge receipt of this. At 12:30 I sent the following message to General Stuart: Citizens report to General Young a Yankee cavalry brigade at Mount Pleasant, moving towards Central Road. No reports from pickets. Not hearing from General Stuart, at 10:30 P. M. the following message was sent to him: Enemy were at Beaver Dam at seve
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.14 (search)
. Chief Puller's force was assembled at about 11 o'clock, the men on Tenth, and the apparatus arranged along Broad street, from Ninth street eastwardly. After the line had passed Broad and Ninth the men fell in at the left of the column, preceded by Chief Engineer Puller and Superintendent Thompson, mounted, accompanied by Hoseman Woodward as courier. Following the Chief-Engineer were the officers' fire-wagons. In the leading vehicle President Frischkorn and First AssistantEngi-neer Sheppard were seated. The other officers followed. The apparatus was most elaborately and beautifully decorated with bunting, flowers, evergreens, etc., and the districts were designated by markers, who carried the customary ensign-flags, marked First district, Second district and Third district. Mounted on the apparatus were three little boys who wore the orthodox red shirt with white fronts, upon which in tasteful letters Lee appeared. The floral decorations of the machines were, in some ins
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.26 (search)
cupying the boxes—and the Howitzer Band was in attendance. Judge George L. Christian, President of the Association, presided, and among others on the stage were General Fitz. Lee, Major Jed Hotchkiss, Dr. Hunter McGuire, Dr. J. William Jones, Rev. Dr. Smith (aide to General Jackson), Captain W. Gordon McCabe, Colonel Archer Anderson, Captain John Cussons, Hon. J. Taylor Ellyson, Mr. Joseph Bryan, Colonel E. P. Reeve, Major James D. Patton, Colonel Alex. W. Archer, Mr. Greer Baughman, Captain Sheppard, Major Charles S. Stringfellow, Mr. Ro. S. Bosher, Major Robert Stiles, General W. B. Taliaferro, Colonel W. H. Palmer, Colonel J. B. Cary, Captain Phil. Haxall, Major John P. Branch, Major W. E. Simons, Rev. Dr. Cooper, Mr. E. B. Addison, Colonel Maury, Colonel Cutshaw, Mr. Robert B. Munford, Mr. James T. Gray, Captain Thomas Ellett, Colonel Charles S. Venable, General W. H. Payne, and Mr. James B. Pace. Zzzopened with prayer. Judge Christian called the vast assemblage to order
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