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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories, New York Volunteers. (search)
February, 1865. March to Fort Blakely, Ala., March 20-April 1. College Hill, Florida, March 21. Pine Barren Creek March 23. Canoe Creek or Bluff Springs March 25. Bluff Springs March 25. Pollard, Ala., March 26. Siege operations against Fort Blakely April 1-9. Expedition from Blakely to Claiborne April 9-17. Near Mount Pleasant April 11. Grierson's Raid through Alabama and Georgia April 17-30. Duty in District of Alabama till November. Mustered out at Talladega, Ala., November 8, 1865. Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 29 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 212 Enlisted men by disease. Total 249. 2nd New York Regiment Mounted Rifles. Organized at Lockport and Buffalo, N. Y., and mustered in by Companies as follows A October 31, I November 2, 1863; B January 12, C January 26, D January 27, E January 29, L January 29, F and G February 5, H February 4, K February 6 and M February 13, 1864. Moved to Washin
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 36. General Rousseau's expedition. (search)
on the road. Passing many large farms, with good fields of corn, wheat, and oats, we reached Talladega (sixteen miles) about ten o'clock. Here we struck a railroad extending from Selma in a northeaended to connect with Rome, Georgia, but only completed to Blue Mountain, a few miles north of Talladega. The road has no special importance in reference to present military operations. A small rebel force left Talladega a few hours before our approch, and moved down the railroad to the bridge over the Coosa river, our coming having been heard of, and the destruction of that bridge being suppo-night, the command passed the little village of Syllacauga, and halted twenty-five miles from Talladega, unannoyed by the rebels, who were, no doubt, busily at work fortifying themselves at the bridStowe's ferry, and General Rousseau decided upon crossing at that point. The night march from Talladega, and the pressing forward during the day, had prevented news of our approach getting much ahea
hnston's army from that source of supply and reinforcement. General Rousseau, commanding the District of Tennessee, asked permission to command the expedition, and received it. As soon as Johnston was well across the Chattahoochee, and as I had begun to maneuvre on Atlanta, I gave the requisite notice, and General Rousseau started punctually on the tenth of July. He fulfilled his orders and instructions to the very letter, whipping the rebel General Clanton en route ; he passed through Talladega, and reached the railroad on the sixteenth, about twenty-five miles west of Opelika, and broke it well up to that place. Also three miles of the branch toward Columbus, and two toward West Point. He then turned north, and brought his command safely to Marietta, arriving on the twenty-third having sustained a trifling loss — not to exceed thirty men. The main armies remained quiet in their camps on the Chattahoochee until the sixteenth of July, but the time was employed in collecting
, crossed the Coosa at Truss and Collins' ferries, and marched to Talladega. Near this place he met and scattered a force of rebels under Gerom Atlanta to Eufaula, as well as at Columbus and West Point and Talladega. By these means I confidently expected to arrest all large parti; twentieth, moved via Trussville and Cedar Grove, and arrived at Talladega on the twenty-second. On the twenty-third moved to Munford's Stahat we were going that way. April twenty-first. Moved towards Talladega, sending the Fourth Kentucky mounted infantry ahead before daybre-second. By noon the command had crossed, and at sundown reached Talladega, driving out a force of about seventy rebels, and encamping at th April twenty-third. Learning that Hill's brigade was between Talladega and Blue Mountain, I moved in that direction, finding him in posioved thence to Hanby's mill, on Black Warrior, crossed Coosa near Talladega, fought and dispersed Hill's forces between there and Blue Mounta
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 1: religious elements in the army. (search)
e interest. That God Almighty may be your shield and your exceeding great reward is the constant prayer of your loving father. Ro. Ryland. We clip, without comment, from files of religious newspapers, the following items as illustrating the subject of this chapter, as well as other phases of soldier-life in the early days of the war. Hon. J. L. M. Curry, in a letter published by the South-western Baptist, states that for two months a weekly prayer-meeting has been kept up in Talladega, Alabama. When the hour comes, at 9 o'clock on every Thursday morning, the doors of every business house are closed, and the house is usually filled with sincere worshippers who congregate to pray for our country. The meetings are alternately held in the three church houses. Says the Christian Index: Unconverted young men have written home that they daily read their Bibles, and are seeking preparation for the judgment. Some religious soldiers state that such is the pious influence in their
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Chapter 11: the great revival along the Rapidan. (search)
he first week, so as not to be able to work. W. N. Chaudoin. A lady from the vicinity of Gettysburg, whose letter, describing the sufferings of the Confederate wounded left on that field of blood, appears in the Albion, Liverpool, England, says: There were two brothers, one a colonel, the other a captain, lying side by side, and both wounded. They had a Bible between them. Rev. J. J. D. Renfroe, in a private letter from the Army of Northern Virginia, to a member of his Church, Talladega, Alabama, says: Were it not for separation from my dear family, I never was so happily situated in my life. I would rather be in the army than anywhere else. O, it is transporting to see the earnestness with which men enter upon the cause of religion, and the primitive familiarity and simplicity with which they approach each other and the preachers on the subject. And then there is scarcely an hour, but some poor inquiring soul comes to my tent to get instruction. I never saw the like of i
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Appendix: letters from our army workers. (search)
5 church-members, 5 not, as near as I remember. This, of course, is to some extent an exceptional case; but I only know of one company which had a greater proportion of non-professors killed. I know, my dear brother, you will consider these meagre facts; but I hope they will be of some service to you. I wish you a hearty God-speed and a splendid success in your work. Yours fraternally, Chas. H. Dobbs. From Rev. Dr. Renfroe, Baptist, chaplain Tenth Alabama Regiment. Talladega, Alabama, January 31, 1867. Dear Brother Jones: In attempting to give you some account of the religious character of Wilcox's old brigade, in the army of Northern Virginia, I find that I am entirely dependent upon my memory. I loaned my notes of events to a brother, who now informs me that he cannot lay his hand on them, having mislaid them. The Tenth Alabama was the regiment of which I was chaplain. The brigade was composed of the Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and Fourteenth Alabama
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army, Appendix no. 2: the work of grace in other armies of the Confederacy. (search)
f their clerks, or a teamster, or a permanently detailed soldier in the various departments, to make a profession of religion; while generals, colonels, majors, captains, lieutenants, and privates in the ranks, by the score, the hundred and the thousand have sought and secured the pearl of great price in the army. Exposure to danger and providential escapes have a great tendency to drive the shelterless soul to Christ for refuge. I preached several times at Montevallo, and once at Talladega, Alabama; at the latter place I raised a collection amounting to $143, for the Association, and at the former place $116, to furnish the soldiers with Testaments, $100 of which was from Mr. Sharp. During the month I have distributed of the Army and Navy Herald,10,000 copies. Soldiers' hymn books,2,000 Soldiers' papers,600 3,000 copies of the Herald on hand. Our thanks are due to Major Bransford, Chief of Transportation for the Army of Tennessee, and his affable clerks, for the a
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter 33: battle of Smyrna camp ground; crossing the Chattahoochee; General Johnston relieved from command (search)
in a most effectual manner by appointing a district command with its headquarters at Chattanooga, and putting (Steedman) with detailed instructions, at the head of it. He had given him additional troops and adequate authority to combine his men and give blow for blow. Believing that this annoyance could be even better removed by imitating Forrest's raids, Sherman sent out General Rousseau from the Tennessee border far down into Alabama, to swing around, destroy railroads as far south as Talladega and Opelika; and then, if possible, to return to him near Atlanta. Rousseau started from Decatur, Ala., July 9th. This remarkable raid was successful. His cavalry made a lodgment upon the Southern Railroad west of Opelika and destroyed some twenty miles of it. He defeated every Confederate troop sent against him with a loss of but twelve killed and thirty wounded; and he brought back a large number of captured mules and horses. Rousseau astonished the inhabitants everywhere by his unex
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 2, Chapter 58: beginning of Howard University (search)
ought such knowledge of books as they could get. Negro pharmacists and other medical men were soon required, and contentions with white men in the courts demanded friendly advocates at law. Under the evident and growing necessity for higher education, in 1866 and 1867, a beginning was made. Various good schools of a collegiate grade were started in the South, and normal classes were about this time added, as at Hampton, Charleston, Atlanta, Macon, Savannah, Memphis, Louisville, Mobile, Talladega, Nashville, New Orleans, and elsewhere. In every way, as commissioner, I now encouraged the higher education, concerning which there was so much interest, endeavoring to adhere to my principle of Government aid in dealing with the benevolent associations. These, by 1867, had broken away from a common union, and were again pushing forward their denominational enterprises, but certainly, under the Bureau's supervision, nowhere did they hurtfully interfere with one another. Each denom
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