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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 141 1 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 120 2 Browse Search
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War 94 38 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 3: The Decisive Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 54 4 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 46 20 Browse Search
L. P. Brockett, The camp, the battlefield, and the hospital: or, lights and shadows of the great rebellion 42 6 Browse Search
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1 38 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 31 9 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 28 10 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 28 0 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Lieutenant Charlie Pierce's daring attempts to escape from Johnson's Island. (search)
retly as possible, and a bright moonlight night selected for the attempt. There was only one pistol obtainable, and this fell, by lot, to the possession of Lieutenant Wheeler, of Morgan's cavalry. The others armed themselves with rocks. Lieutenants Pierce, Wheeler and J. B. Bowles, of Louisville, Kentucky, were the first to getWheeler and J. B. Bowles, of Louisville, Kentucky, were the first to get their ladders in position and attempt the ascent. Our hero, however, was the only one who gained the parapet. A rock in his hand was as true as a rifle ball, thanks to his base-ball experience. With it he felled the sentinel. His cousin, Lieutenant Bowles was shot on the ladder, and his body fell inside. His dying words to Charlie were to push on, and leave him to his fate. Lieutenant Wheeler and the sentinel in front of him fired at each other simultaneously, and singularly both missed, when the Lieutenant slid down to avoid a second shot, he having no other means of defence. Lieutenant Pierce speedily pursued his way over the natural bridge of ice
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The battle of Williamsburg and the charge of the Twenty-fourth Virginia of Early's brigade. (search)
nimated account of the charge appeared in the columns of the New York Herald: * * * From the sharp. fire of our skirmishers in the woods on our left, came the first information of a movement in that direction, and thus put all on the alert. * * * The fire grew hotter in the woods, and in a few moments, at a point fully half a mile away from the battery, the enemy's men began to file out of the cover and form in the open field. It was a bold and proved an expensive way to handle men. Wheeler opened his guns on the instant, and the swath of dead that subsequently marked the course of that brigade across the open field began at that spot. At the same moment also our skirmishers in the field began their fire. Still the enemy formed across the opening with admirable rapidity and precision, and as coolly too as if the fire had been directed elsewhere, and then came on at the double-quick step in three distinct lines A mistake, for the Twenty-fourth Virginia was the only regimen
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Hardee and the Military operations around Atlanta. (search)
n and move upon our railroad communications. Wheeler had cut the railroad between Atlanta and Chat Major and A. A. G. July 20, 1.10 P. M. General Wheeler, Commanding Cavalry Corps: Are you drit are now heavily engaged. 5 1/2 P. M. General Wheeler, Commanding Cavalry: I have one thousay and invaluable notice of the movement. General Wheeler says it was explained in the council heldwith respect to that position, as reported by Wheeler's scouts and confirmed by citizens whom Generught to General Hardee for that purpose. General Wheeler recalls, as one of the incidents of this able, whether attacked in front or rear. General Wheeler, who examined them that night after they officers of McPherson's staff, by that of General Wheeler, and by the letter which General Hood quond about two thousand prisoners. Meanwhile Wheeler, in co-operation with Hardee's operations, att the whole was a concerted movement in which Wheeler was co-operating with Hardee and subject to h[16 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Recollections of General Beauregard's service in West Tennessee in the Spring of 1862. (search)
ng upon the details of the battle of the 6th and 7th of April, I will state that a reconnoissance in force, conducted on the 4th of April under the command of Colonel Wheeler, was made by that officer with such vigor, audacity and confidence that it ought to have been made plain to the Federal commander that it was the precursor ofents. I cannot now say whether or not this reconnoissance and the manner of it were due to your orders, but it is my recollection that the troops, as well as Colonel Wheeler, belonged to Bragg's corps and acted immediately under General Bragg's orders. Having at last reached a point known not to be more than four miles from Piturself with the corps commanders, you urged that such had been the tardiness in quitting Corinth, such the delay on the march and so plain the notice given by Colonel Wheeler's conflict with the enemy's outposts of our close proximity for the purpose of an offensive operation, the whole plan of operation had in effect been foiled,