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he settlement of said Indians, are, and of right ought to be, utterly null and void. Lieutenant-Governor Robinson, a member of the committee that reported this declaration, says that General Houston assured the committee that he had himself seen the grant from the Mexican Government to the Cherokees, and that it was in the hands of Captain Rogers, at Fort Smith, in Arkansas; and avers that these assurances constrained the committee to unite in, and the Consultation to adopt, the report. Judge Waller, another member, confirms Lieutenant-Governor Robinson's statement. It is not now pretended that there was any such grant extant. Texas Almanac, 1860, p. 44. Sam Houston, John Forbes, and John Cameron, were appointed commissioners to negotiate with the Cherokees. But the Legislative Council, apparently distrusting this action, passed a resolution, December 26th, instructing the commissioners in no wise to transcend the declaration, made by the Consultation in November, in any of
this charge they captured some twenty-one prisoners. The aim of the enemy was a surprise, and, by inclosing us, to capture our forces. In this they were most signally disappointed. The artillery (three pieces) which we lost were captured as we were retiring through the Court-House. The fifteenth Virginia made three gallant charges in the fight which occurred after leaving the Court-House, and which was decidedly the hottest of the day. In this fight, Colonel Beale having been wounded, Major Waller, of the Ninth, commanded W. H. F. Lee's brigade, and handled it with great ability. Our men were finally compelled to give back before superior numbers, and retired upon Cedar Run, fighting as they receded. The enemy advanced during the night as far as Rapidan bridge, on the railroad, and threw a column down as low as Raccoon Ford. Yesterday (Monday) morning picket fighting began early, and was continued by the dismounted cavalry acting as sharp-shooters. In the evening there was a sh
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., Farnsworth's charge and death. (search)
dly mounted, standing in his stirrups, flew past me with his saber raised, shouted, I'm with you! threw up his left arm, and fell. My horse recoiled over his dead body, my men swept past, and I was for a moment alone on the field. The enemy ran up crying Surrender! as if they did not want to shoot me, but as I raised my saber a gun was planted against my breast and fired; my horse was struck at the same moment and broke frantically through the men, over the wall, and down the hill. Corporal Waller overtook me from the left, and, riding close, supported me on my horse. As we rode on, he told me how Farnsworth and Cushman had fallen together. I have spoken of the battalions as distinct. They were not, nor were the companies. At the sharp turn at the top of the hill, Captain Cushman and Sergeant Stranahan, who commanded Company L after Watson's horse was shot, kept straight on with part of his company, and rode in the main charge. A number of my men had turned back with priso
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Chapter XXII: Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott), April 29-June 10, 1862.-advance upon and siege of Corinth, and pursuit of the Confederate forces to Guntown, Miss. (search)
the reserves of my regiment, and gave a general superintendence to the outer picket line, though the latter was particularly under charge of Maj. B. F. Buckner, and I thus had a full opportunity of observing my regiment, and it affords me great pleasure to report that both men and officers behaved with great gallantry and coolness. They stood the heavy fire of the enemy with the firmness of trained soldiers, and I cannot refrain from making especial mention of Major Buckner, Captains Smith, Waller, and Lieutenants Parrish and Wolcott, and the officers and men under them, who, being constantly upon the outposts, were exposed to the enemy's fire, and at all times bore themselves with gallantry, and those company commanders commanded their respective companies with skill and calmness. Dr. William Curran was present, and was prompt and faithful in discharge of his duties, and with great efficiency waited on and relieved the wounded that fell in his hands. Major Buckner, whose duties req
ng the winter months, in spite of the obstacles of almost impassable roads, limited forage, and inclement weather. 1. About the first of December, General Hampton, with a detachment of his brigade, crossed the Upper Rappahannock, surprised two squadrons of Union cavalry, captured several commissioned officers, and about one hundred men, with their horses, arms, colors, and accoutrements, without loss on his part. 2. On the fourth of December, under the direction of Colonel Beale and Major Waller, with a detachment of sixty dismounted men of the Ninth Virginia cavalry, Gen. William F. Lee's brigade crossed the Rappahannock below Port Royal, in skiffs, attacked the enemy's cavalry pickets, captured forty-nine, including several commissioned officers, with horses, arms, etc., and recrossed the river, without loss. 3. On the eleventh December, Gen. Hampton crossed the Rappahannock with a detachment of his brigade, cut the enemy's communications at Dumfries, entered the town a few
stronghold at Brashear City. General Thomas Green, with the Fifth Texas mounted volunteers, the Second Louisiana cavalry, Waller's Texas battalion, and the Valverde and Nicholls' batteries, advanced under cover of night, to opposite the enemy's camp.The work is going on bravely. While General Green and Colonel Major were marching upon Donaldsonville, Major Boone, with Waller's battalion and Pyron's regiment, pushed on to Raceland, and thence to the Des Allemands, at which latter place the enemye, and dividing my command into two columns, ordered the left, composed of Captains Clough of Green's regiment, McDade of Waller's battalion, Hamilton of Perudtree's battalion, and Blair of Second Louisiana cavalry, to charge the fort and camp below s, I moved to Cochran's sugar-house (two miles distant from the bay), with the Fifth Texas, Second Louisiana cavalry, and Waller's battalion, and the Valverde and a section of Nicholl's batteries; leaving our horses at that place, I advanced the troo
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Garland's report of the battle of seven Pines. (search)
at Seven Pines and at Williamsburg); Corporal Rasson; Musician Cushman; Privates Bradley, Bryant, Hooper, Kennedy and Reed (special case). Company B--Lieutenants Jenkins and Thompson; Privates Finley, Crosby, Colson, Tidwell, Parker and Malphus; Sergeant Williams, Color-Bearer. Company C--Corporal J. B. Cason; Privates Gathegan, Wilkinson, Cone and Miller. Company D--Lieutenant Parker (who captured the colors of the Eighth New York); Sergeant Stephens; Privates Rawls, Morrison and Waller. Company E--Captain McCaslin; Lieutenant Reynolds (dead); Sergeant Roberts; Coroporals Howard and Cross; Private Burleson. Company F--Captain Pooser (killed); Privates Irvin (killed), Tillinghast, Pooser and Butler. Company G--Captain Flagg (killed); Lieutenants Brown and Wright, and Seargeant Roberts--wounded; Private Masters. Company H--Lieutenant Carlisle; Privates Papy (killed), Halman (wounded), A. Dupont and Crabtree. Company I--Corporal Belate (wounded). Company K--C
this purpose General Jackson marched very rapidly, crossed the Potomac near Williamsport on the 11th, sent Hill's division directly to Martinsburg, and disposed of the rest of the command so as to cut off retreat to the westward. The enemy evacuated Martinsburg and retired to Harpers Ferry on the night of the 11th, and Jackson entered the former on the 12th. Meanwhile General McLaws had been ordered to seize Maryland Heights on the north side of the Potomac, opposite Harpers Ferry, and General Waller took possession of Loudoun Heights, on the east side of the Shenandoah where it unites with the Potomac, and was in readiness to open fire upon Harpers Ferry. But McLaws found the heights in possession of the foe, with infantry and artillery protected by entrenchments. On the 13th he assailed the works, and after a spirited contest they were carried; the troops made good their retreat to Harpers Ferry, and on the next day its investment was complete. At the same time that the march
4-85, 191. Trial trip, 165-66. Battle with Federal ships, 166-67. Fight with the Monitor, 168-69. Destruction, 171. W Wabash (steamer), 63. Wachusett (ship), 219-20, 221. Wafford, Colonel, 285. Waddell, Capt. J. J., 221, 593. Wade, Col., William, 334. Wainwright, Commander, 198. Walker, Colonel, 297. Gen. David S., 632. Gen. J. G., 43, 270, 281, 282, 285, 286, 349, 576. Gen. W. H. T., 359-60, 361, 438, 455, 456. Death, 475. Wallace, Gen., Lew, 52, 57, 446, 496. Waller, General, 277. Walshe, Matthew, 200. Walthall, General E. C., 18, 491. Walton, Col. I. B., 282. War Between the States. Growth, 14. Ward, Col. George T., 72, 131. Description given by Gen. Early, 79-82. Warley, Lieutenant, 186. Warren, General, 439. Washington, Gen., George, 128, 226. Watson, Dr. James L., 613. Waul, —, 347. Webb, Lt. W. A., 165, 172. Webb (ram). Capture of the Indianola, 202-03. Weber, Gen., Max, 82. Webster, Colonel, 50. Weehawken (ironclad), 172. W
W., lieutenant-colonel. .Second battalion Reserves: Cook, Edward B., major; Guy, John H., major, lieutenant-colonel; Scruggs, D. E., major, lieutenant-colonel; Waller, Richard P., lieutenant-colonel. Second Infantry regiment: Allen, James W., colonel; Botts, Lawson, major, lieutenant-colonel, colonel; Colston, Raleigh T., malonel, colonel; Johnson, John E., colonel; Lee, William H. F., lieutenant-colonel, colonel; Lewis, Meriwether, major, lieutenant-colonel; Swann, Samuel A., major; Waller, Thomas, major, lieutenant-colonel, colonel. Ninth Infantry battalion (merged into Twenty-fifth regiment): Camden, G. D., Jr., major; Hansbrough, George W., lint: Downs, George, major; Jackson, William L., colonel; Kesler, Joseph K., major; Thompson, William P., lieutenant-colonel. Nineteenth Infantry regiment: Boyd, Waller M., major; Cocke, P. St. George, colonel; Ellis, John T., major, lieutenant-colonel; Gantt, Henry, major, lieutenant-colonel, colonel; Peyton, Charles S., major,
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