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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., Incidents of the first Bull Run. (search)
e service. I took the battery back perhaps a mile, where we found a welcome little stream of water. Being greatly exhausted, I rested for perhaps an hour, and returned to the front with Sergeant Thomas Shumate. When we regained the crest of the Henry plateau, the enemy had been swept from it, and the retreat had begun all along the line. We gazed upon the scene for a time, and, hearing firing between the Lewis house and the Stone Bridge, we rode back to see what it meant. Captain Lindsay Walker had arrived from Fredericksburg with his six-Parrott-gun battery, and from a high hill was shelling the fugitives beyond Bull Run as they were fleeing in wild disorder to the shelter of the nearest woods. Colonel J. E. B. Stuart, at the head of a body of yelling cavalry with drawn sabers, was sweeping round the base of the hill we were on, to cross the Run and fall upon the enemy. When Stuart disappeared in the distance, Shumate and I rode slowly back toward the battery. Nearin
Heros von Borcke, Memoirs of the Confederate War for Independence, Chapter 15: (search)
e exception of Hampton's brigade, which was operating on the upper Rappahannock, and our horse-artillery, under Pelham, occupied the road leading from Hamilton's Crossing to Port Royal, our right extending to Massaponax Creek, and our line of battle thus stood nearly perpendicular to the lines of the main army. The bulk of the artillery, numbering about 250 pieces, was well posted all along the lines, but was principally concentrated into large batteries, on the extreme right, under Colonel Lindsay Walker, in the centre under Colonel Alexander, and on the left opposite Fredericksburg, on Marye's Heights, under Colonel Walton. The Rappahannock is closely lined on its northern bank by a range of commanding hills, on which the hostile artillery, consisting of more than 300 pieces, some of them of heavier calibre than had ever before been employed in the field, were advantageously posted. The greater part of them, especially those on the Stafford Heights, bore immediately on the town, b
Heros von Borcke, Memoirs of the Confederate War for Independence, Chapter 17: (search)
forest was literally torn to pieces-trees more than a foot in diameter were snapped in two, large branches were shattered to splinters, and scarcely a small twig but showed marks of some kind of missile. In many places the ground was ploughed up by the cannon-balls, which together with pieces of shell, canister, and grape-shot, lay strewn in every direction. Most of our dead had already been buried, but the carcasses of the animals were still lying about in large numbers; the batteries of Walker's artillery on Jackson's Hill having lost not less than ninety horses during the first two hours of the terrific bombardment. The morning passed slowly away, the anxious silence maintained being broken only but the firing from time to time of the heavy batteries; and many of our leaders, Stuart and Jackson foremost, began to give up any hope of a renewal of the attack. The latter general was still in favour of a night attack, and proposed that our men should be stripped naked to the wai
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 17: the campaign in Maryland. (search)
The commands of Generals Jackson, McLaws, and Walker, after accomplishing the objects for which thebout four and a half o'clock, P. M., while General Walker had the same evening occupied the Loudoun the place, with its entire garrison. Brigadier-General Walker carried four rifled cannon to the crele, and with slight loss. During the night Major Walker, director of his artillery, by indefatigablfferent batteries to open at once. McLaws and Walker plunged their shot among the Federal masses fry, September 16th. He also ordered McLaws and Walker to descend, pass through Harper's Ferry, and fisions of the corps of Jackson and that of General Walker were in position, and the hope of beating d between his extreme left and the river. General Walker, arriving with his two brigades a little aouglass, leading his brigade, was killed. Colonel Walker, commanding Trimble's brigade, was woundedon, and the divisions of McLaws, Anderson, and Walker; it was necessary for them to re-enter Marylan[4 more...]
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 18: Fredericksburg. (search)
the artillery of A. P. Hill, under the command of Colonel Lindsay Walker. On the left of his line were posted thirty-threements of Stuart, and to cross their fire with those of Colonel Walker. And Captain Hardaway from the division of D. H. Hillosition, they at last awoke the response. The guns of Colonel Walker, upon the front of Archer, were thrust forward, and op Atkinson, directly forward; and then moved the brigade of Walker by its left flank, at a double-quick, until it covered thea yell as only the Confederate soldiers know how to give. Walker connected his left with the right of Thomas, of Hill's divisengaged from the woods on their retreat, the gallant Colonel Walker opened his guns upon them again, and before they reachillery was still actively sustained between Stuart and Colonel Walker, supported by some of the guns of Colonel Brown, and tfered much in this action, and especially those of Colonel Lindsay Walker. Placed in a prominent position, from which there
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 3: from New York to Richmond (search)
rly recall him as a good and true soldier of Jesus Christ as well as of Robert Lee. He was in the habit of holding religious services with the men of his battalion on every fitting occasion-services which they highly appreciated. Just after the battle of Chancellorsville I was in Richmond, having recently received an appointment in engineer troops. I am unable to recall the details, but I was notified to meet poor Beers' body at the train. Colonel, afterwards General, R. L. Walker (Lindsay Walker), commanding A. P. Hill's artillery, hearing that Beers had been killed on the 3d of May and buried upon the field, had the body exhumed and sent to me at Richmond. It is strange how everything connected with the burial, except the sad scene at the grave, seems to have faded out of my recollection. I know he was buried in our family lot in Hollywood, and as no one of us was buried there for long years after this, we must have bought the lot for the purpose. I remember, too, that we
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 5. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), A review of the First two days operations at Gettysburg and a reply to General Longstreet by General Fitz. Lee. (search)
or an early attack, says, in his article published in the Southern Historical Society Papers for September, 1877, it is generally conceded that General Longstreet on this occasion was fairly chargeable with tardiness; that he had been urged the day before by General Lee to hasten his march; and, that, on the morning of the 2nd, General Lee was chafed by the non-appearance of the troops, until he finally became restless and rode back to meet General Longstreet and urge him forward. General Lindsay Walker, chief-of-artillery of Hill's corps, in a letter to me, says: Letter from General R. Lindsay Walker. Richmond, Va., January 17th, 1878. General Fitz. Lee: My dear sir: I cheerfully comply with a request to give you the following brief statement: I was, at Gettysburg, as I continued to be to the surrender at Appomattox Courthouse, chief of artillery of the Third corps, (Lieutenant-General A. P. Hill, commanding,) and it was, therefore, necessary for me to know on the eve
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 2 (search)
the fugitives on the Sudley road. The number of prisoners taken by these little bodies of cavalry greatly exceeded their own force, but they were too weak to make any serious impression upon an army, even a defeated one. The body of troops that had passed the day near the Stone Bridge and beyond the stream made a demonstration toward the rear of our right, when the retreat commenced; it was quickly met and repelled by Holmes's brigade just arriving, principally by his artillery, Captain Lindsay Walker's battery When General Bonham saw the Federal column on the turnpike, its appearance presented so little indication of rout that he thought the execution of the instructions he had received impracticable; Reports (verbal) of staff-officers; no others were received. he therefore ordered the two brigades to march back to their camps. Some half-hour after the termination of the battle, the President rode upon the field, conducted from Manassas Station by Lieutenant-Colonel Jordan.
l road, and my left to within a short distance of Deep Creek. Upon the hill crowning the right of my line, Lieutenant-Colonel Lindsay Walker, my Chief of Artillery, had in position, under his own immediate direction, fourteen rifle and Napoleon gund my reserves, consisting of the remainder of Brockenbrough's brigade, Fortieth and Fifty-fifth Virginia, as a support to Walker's batteries, Gregg's brigade crossing the interval between Archer and Lane, and Thomas's brigade the interval between Lan endeavoring to penetrate through the interval between Archer and himself. The attack directly in front of Archer and of Walker's guns had been gallantly repulsed, the enemy finding what shelter they could along the railroad. Concentrating their counded, after being dressed at the hospital, returned to the field in spite of the remonstrance of the surgeon. Lieutenant-Colonel Walker, assisted by Lieutenant Chamberlaine, directed the fire from his guns with admirable coolness and precision. P
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.6 (search)
er bear to see him exposed to personal danger, and always earnestly remonstrated against it. On the morning of May 6th, 1864, in the Wilderness, as Heth's and Wilcox's divisions of A. P. Hill's corps were preparing to withdraw from the line of their gallant fight of the day before, to give place to Longstreet's corps, which was rapidly approaching, the enemy suddenly made upon them a furious attack with overwhelming numbers. These brave men were borne back by the advancing wave. General Lindsay Walker with his artillery (superbly served under the immediate eye of Lee and Hill) was gallantly beating back the enemy; but they were gathering for a new attack, and it was a crisis in the battle, when the head of Longstreet's corps dashed upon the field. General Lee rode to meet them, and found the old Texas brigade, led by the gallant Gregg, in front. The men had not seen him since their return from Tennessee; and as he rode up and said, Ah! these are my brave Texans. I know you, an
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