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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reinforcements wanted. (search)
ntre at the Jerusalem Road, shelling us vigorously. At this movement we had no gun in position wherewith to respond to the Rives' salient. Presently the commandant came over and asked for volunteers to help defend the centre of our position, as he expected a fresh dash of the enemy would be made there, which was cheerfully compiled with. A dozen or so sprang up and went with him. This brought me close to the Plank Road. We now observed with feelings of considerable relief one gun of Sturdivant's battery approaching to our assistance. It took position to the right of the Plank Road, and it was with much satisfaction we saw its shells exploding in the midst of the enemy. In order to barricade the roadway more effectually, a number of rails taken from a fence just outside the lines had been placed in and across a wagon drawn across the road at the opening through the works. Through the gap thus made by the dismantling of the fence some of the enemy's cavalry had ridden at the fi
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Not afraid of Yanks. (search)
ice that Butler used the word examined in his letter to Gilmore. It is a term that a military man to the manner born and bred would hardly use. In truth, he was more at home in examining witnesses than in commanding armies, and doubtless many an unlucky wight has quailed before the searching interrogatories of the astute Massachusetts lawyer and pseudo warrior. During the day a piece of artillery was brought up before Butler's tent for his inspection, and I recognized it as the gun of Sturdivant's latter which was captured the day before. Late in the afternoon we were taken down to Bermuda Hundred, where our quarters for the night were in a small frame house, subjected to the humiliation of being guarded by a company of negro cavalry. The next day we were put on board a steamboat on our way to Fortress Monroe. There was great activity at City Point; a steamboat had just arrived with a company of infantry. As we passed by they made a great show of brandishing their guns, draw
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
f 142, 196; mortality of 22nd Virginia at, 348 Shenandoah, C. S. Steamer, 235; officers of, 242; vessels captured by, 245; the flag of, 258. Sherman's, Gen. W. T. War is hell 365 Shiloh, The Battle of 204; relative Confederate and Federal losses in, 225; commentaries on causes of defeat 226 Shipp, Gen., Scott, 231 Sims Frederick Wilmer, 166 Smythe Gerald, of England, his Admiration of the Southern Cause, 125 Stewart. Col. Wm. H., 235 Stuart, Gen. J. E B., killed, 143 Sturdivant's Battery, Major N A , 10 Talcott, Col. T. M R., 25 Tucker. Col. Joseph T., 277 Valentine, Sculptor, E. V., 97 Virginia Cavalry: Roll of Co. A 7th Regiment, 335 Roll of Co E 18th Regiment, 161 Roll of McNeil's Rangers 323 Virginia Infantry: Roll of Co. E 19th Regiment 312 Roll of Co. G, 24th Regiment 352 Roll of Co. 115th Regiment 363 Roll of Co. A, 49th Regiment, 298 Vicksburg, Siege of, 47; Confederate States dead in Cemetery at, 53 Walker, Gen James A., 83 Walker M