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n suddenly attacked the militia on my extreme right with a detachment numbering 1000, which were handsomely received by Archer; but they broke through his line, one-half of them taking the road into Petersburg, and the other the road leading to Blandford. Graham's battery, accidentally at the City Water Works, met the first, and a curious force drove back the latter. I had detailed all who could possibly do momentary duty out of the hospitals, calling them the Patients; and from the jail and guard-houses all the prisoners, calling them the Penitents; and the two companies of Patients and Penitents moved out on the Blandford road, while I advanced with three companies of the 46th from our left; and the enemy on that road, seeing the head of the column of P. P.'s advancing in their front, and my three companies bearing on their right flank, they wheeled to the right — about at once and retired; and Graham's battery repulsed the other party advancing on the city. This was done with
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865, Roster of the Nineteenth regiment Massachusetts Volunteers (search)
as sergt. Maj. June 30, ‘65. O'Brien, Michael, priv., (I), Aug. 21, ‘61; 24; wounded July 3, ‘63; pris. June 22, ‘64, to Apr. 28, ‘65; disch. May 23, ‘65. O'Brien, Patrick, priv., (G), July 25, ‘61; 18; M. O. Aug. 28, ‘64. O'Connell, James, priv., (G), Aug. 19, ‘61; 21; killed in action June 30, ‘62, White Oak Swamp Va. O'Connell, John, priv., (C), Aug. 24, ‘61; 28; N. F.R. O'Connell, Timothy, priv., (H), Dec. 10, ‘61; 21; re-en. Dec. 21, ‘63; killed in action June 19, ‘64, Co. B, Blandford, Va., O'Connor, Dennis P., priv., (G), July 31, ‘61; 19; wounded June 30, ‘62; disch. disa. Aug. 6, ‘62. O'Connor, Edward, priv., (E), Dec. 19, ‘62; 31 ; deserted and sent to P. M. Washington, Jan 14, ‘63. O'Connor, Robert, priv., (—), Jan. 16. ‘65; disch. May 6, ‘65; unassigned. O'Connor, Thomas, priv., (—), Aug. 4, ‘63; 22; sub. Barnabas Sears. O'Donnell, Patrick, priv., (F), Aug. 19, ‘61; 19; M. O. Aug. 28, ‘64 with detachment, Co. I. O'L
Joseph T. Derry , A. M. , Author of School History of the United States; Story of the Confederate War, etc., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 6, Georgia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 3: (search)
ith them went the First Georgia. Edward Johnson succeeded to command of the Monterey line, and in December occupied Camp Alleghany, holding the mountain pass. There, with about 1,200 effective men, including the Twelfth Georgia under Lieut.-Col. Z. T. Conner, he brilliantly repelled an assault made by 1,750 Federals under command of General Milroy, December 13th. Johnson's right being fiercely assailed, he sent to that part of the field five companies of the Twelfth Georgia, Hawkins', Blandford's, Davis', Hardeman's and Patterson's, under Lieut. U. E. Moore. Johnson says in his report: Gallantly did the Georgians move up, and taking position on the right, receive a terrible fire from the enemy. By this time the extreme right had been forced back, but seeing the Georgians, who came up with a shout, they joined them, and moved upon the enemy, who taking advantage of some fallen trees, brush and timber, poured upon them a terrific fire. . . . I cannot speak in terms too exagg
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 17. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.26 (search)
s object. The ladies announced as their principal object the gathering together of the remains of the Confederate dead who were buried in this vicinity and their reburial in the precincts of Blandford cemetery; and furthermore, the decoration of these graves every year upon such an anniversary as should be thereafter fixed. How faithfully they have kept to their work, how in the face of poverty and the most trying obstacles they have fulfilled their pledge, the neatly-trimmed graves in Blandford will attest. Bodies from Gettysburg. Not content with gathering together the bones of the dead near this city, they actually brought here the mortal remains of brave Virginians who died at Gettysburg, as well as at Fredericksburg, Seven Pines, and Antietam. Then, when the section devoted to the known and unknown in our cemetery had been beautifully turfed, when neat head-boards had been raised over each grave, when all had been done that could be done, and a memorial arch raised its
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 28. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Personal reminiscences of the last days of Lee and his Paladins. (search)
he new Policy of Central Power. We yielded, not convinced, but conquered—and only after such contest, that the world looked and wondered how six millions of people could keep at bay for four long years, forty millions—with every government upon earth at their back. We accepted the terms of the new government, not the old, we gave our fealty and we shall keep it to the new, as we kept it to the old, and we notify all peoples and nations that the Stars and Stripes are ours now, and hands off. The men who carried the Stars and Bars, showed their allegiance to their colors; they will show their allegiance now, when the Stars and Stripes are unfurled, and they will follow their banner where any man will dare to lead. But let us hear no more of treason or of traitors! There are no rebel graves in yonder Silent City of Blandford, watched over by that Confederate sentinel, which the true and loving hands of our women have set up as a memorial of their undying love for the lost caus
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reinforcements wanted. (search)
minutes all was over and the enemy in full possession. The firing in a measure having ceased I got up to make my escape, but hearing some one roughly ordering me to halt I looked around and noticed two troopers a short distance off, who covered me with their carbines. Up to this moment I supposed I was the only man who had fallen into the hands of the Philistines, but was speedily deceived. I was marched down to the low ground that lay between our camp and the breastworks and there found quite a number of our men, some wounded, Lieutenant G. V. Scott among the latter, having a dreadful wound in his face, having been shot through both cheeks. Among the wounded was a Federal trooper shot through the calf of the leg. Including killed, wounded and captured our loss was just about one half of our force engaged. In the old colonial church in Blandford, a marble tablet commemorates the names of those patriot citizens who received their death wounds on the fatal field. It reads thus:
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.13 (search)
d Gentlemen: The Ladies' Memorial Association of Petersburg has the honor of having been first in point of time to undertake the sacred task, which has been theirs for so many years, of preserving the memory of the soldiers who wore the gray and who gave their lives during the momentous conflict of 1861-65. Now, more than forty years since the association was organized, we come once more to pay our annual tribute of love and veneration to the soldier dead, who sleep so quietly in old Blandford, awaiting the resurrection. Never has a loving task been more faithfully accomplished than has the work of this association. Beginning when these fields still bore the marks of recent battle, and when the people of the South had just turned to recreate their social life, this work of caring for our dead has never been permitted to be forgotten. Some, indeed many, of the original members have themselves answered the last roll call, but the survivors, with the spirit of the Old Guard,
The Daily Dispatch: July 22, 1861.., [Electronic resource], A South Carolinian killed by a Railroad car. (search)
of the train, he pitched forward and fell between the two cars Awakened by the fall, he endeavored to sustain himself, but to no use. The car passed over his body, cutting off his right leg near the knee, breaking his left arm in two places, crushing the shoulder, breaking his neck and otherwise horribly mangling him. Of course his death was immediate. The body was brought to that city Friday, and taken to the residence of one of its most estimable and kind hearted citizens, where it was properly taken care of and placed in a neat coffin. The corpse was buried Friday afternoon in Blandford with military honors. Mr. Wrenn is represented as having been a most exemplary young man, correct in all his habits, and upright, honest and manly in character. He was only twenty-three years of age. He was the pride of the company and possessed the full confidence of his officers and companions. He was from Chester District, South Carolina, and leaves a mother, brother, and two sisters.
Lieutenant F. M. Wright, of the Petersburg City Guard, left a vacancy in this corps, which has been filled by the promotion of Charles Waddell to the office of First Lieutenant. Peter McEnery has been promoted to senior First Lieutenant, and Orderly sergeant Thomas Shanks to junior First Lieutenant. E. B. Bain is promoted to the office of Orderly Sergeant. Severely Bitten by a Dog.--A young man from the country was attacked by a fierce bull dog while passing Mr. Spicer's factory in Blandford, on Saturday afternoon. The country man was actually borne down to the ground by the force of the dog's attack, and but for the timely aid of some persons at the factory, the dog would have very severely, if not fatally, injured him. As it was, however, he was much bitten, and his clothes and flesh considerably torn. Promoted.--Robert Tannahill, of the Petersburg Cavalry, has been appointed Acting Quartermaster, with the rank of Captain, for the post at Suffolk, Va., in place of Capt.
Refugees. --Refugees from North Carolina, and even from Norfolk, have been arriving in this city for several days past in considerable numbers. On Sunday, some six or eight wagons, filled with negroes and their effects, belonging to citizens of Edenton, who have been compelled to flee for safety from that place, reached Blandford. We presume there must have been at least fifty negroes with these wagons. We have also seen and conversed with several refugees from Elizabeth City and other points on the coast of North Carolina.--Petersburg Express.