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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 31. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.17 (search)
f battle. * * * If we had only had some good cavalry to resist that of the enemy our infantry could have maintained its position, but our cavalry did not behave well, even if there were superior numbers against them. If Wharton's Division had been up early in the morning when we repulsed the first attack, we might have followed it up, but its withdrawal from below let in the whole Yankee cavalry upon us, for McCausland's and Imboden's Brigades could not resist them, even when reinforced by Wickham's and Payne's Brigades. I have just issued this morning the last of the arms, accoutrements and ammunition that I had, and the division still lacks arms and accoutrements, though it is pretty well supplied with ammunition, for it has lost, I suppose, about 1,000 men all together. General Ramseur has been assigned to the command of the division. * * * We sent a large ordnance train to Staunton this morning for stores. May we have more success with them than with those expended day before
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), From Fredericksburg, 1862, to the end of the Gettysburg campaign, July 31, 1863. (search)
s brigade, after Hampton was wounded, and Fitz Lee was given the division. On the 3rd of July all of this brigade, save the 4th Virginia was engaged; the opposing forces being commanded by Gregg and Custer. The former reports a loss of 295, and the latter, 502, which clearly indicates the magnitude of the fight. Time will fail to tell of the Bristoe campaign, the fights at Jack's shop and James City, the Buckland races, and Kilpatrick's raid. As I mention the names the old cavalrymen of Wickham's brigade will recall many a scene indelibly fixed in their memory, as well as the noble bearing of the soldier whose portrait is added this night to the splendid array of heroes surrounding these walls. During the winter of 1863-64 while our army was in Culpeper county and the cavalry guarding all the fords of the Rappahannock, Colonel Munford, Colonel W. R. Carter (who fell at Trevillian's), Captain Fox, of Gloucester and Captain Hammond of the 2nd regiment and myself, served on a court-
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Wilderness campaign. (search)
The Wilderness campaign. This campaign furnishes an interesting study, and these young men, fired with the military spirit, will do well to read carefully the reports of the same. Wickham's brigade rendered most effective service in this campaign. Its losses, from the Rapidan to Petersburg, were simply fearful. They have been related around the camp fires of this camp, and our active, untiring and enthusiastic comrade, Thomas W. Sydnor, in presenting the portrait of the noble Wickham, gave many incidents that recalled vividly those dark and bloody days. Wickham, who had been brigadier-general since September, 1863, was in charge of his own brigade. He was a member of the Confederate Congress at the same time that he was a general in the army. This accounts for the fact that Colonel Munford is so often mentioned as commanding the brigade. The temptation is very great to stop here and tell of Todd's Tavern and Jarrall's Mill and Mitchell's Shop and Yellow Tavern, Me
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Valley campaign. (search)
The Valley campaign. We find very little in the reports touching this campaign. I know that Colonel Munford commanded Wickham's brigade all through the same, while Wickham commanded the division. In the Records of the Rebellion, page 513, volume 46, part 1st, Major J. E. D. Hotckiss says: Rosser came and gave details of the Beverley affair at night and got from Munford actions of his brigade during the campaign. These reports may have gone to General Lee and been lost, with many others,Wickham commanded the division. In the Records of the Rebellion, page 513, volume 46, part 1st, Major J. E. D. Hotckiss says: Rosser came and gave details of the Beverley affair at night and got from Munford actions of his brigade during the campaign. These reports may have gone to General Lee and been lost, with many others, between Petersburg and Appomattox. It is to be regretted that so few reports of the operations of the cavalry are to be met with in the records. Men never fought against greater odds than did our cavalry at Toms' Brook. Rosser had only 1,500 men. Sheridan had perhaps 8,000, some say 10,000. From the lookout on Massanutton mountain he could see that Rosser was detached from our infantry, so he ordered his men to turn and crush him. The horrors of that day are indescribable. Our troops we
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), A midnight charge [from the times-dispatch, May 16, 1904.] (search)
many times. General Stuart exposed himself very much. When I went with an order I always found him in a different place, when I returned to him. I saw no other courier, and never saw any of his staff with him, but always found him alone when I returned from carrying an order. When I was not carrying orders I was riding over the battlefield with him. He went over the field very frequently by himself, and exposed himself very much. The last order I took from him that evening was to General Wickham, my brigadier-general. On my return I found him alone, between 4 and 5 o'clock (nearer 5 I suppose, judging from the sun), some distance in front of the Baltimore Light Infantry. He dismounted with his right arm through his bridle rein, holding his glasses to his eyes with both hands, looking across a field at the edge of a piece of woods some distance off, a half or three quarters of a mile or more. I could see with the naked eye a body of men mounted near the woods, but could not
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
ysburg, 33; casualties of, 39; 21st at Second Manassas, 77; Contribution of to the Confederate States Army, 43. Virginia, The Iron-Clad; what she did, 273; her officers, 249, 347, 348. Waddell, Captain James Iredell, 320. Walker, General James A., 175. Walker, Leroy Pope, 111. Walker, Norman S., 115. Wallace, General Lew, 128. Wallace, General W. H. L., 132. War, 1861-5, Causes of the, 13, 275. War of 1812, 19. Webster, Daniel, 29. Weldon Railroad, Battle of, 337. Wells, Edward L., 41. Wells, Julian L., 13. Wheeler, Major-General Joseph, 41. Whittle, Captain W. C., 223. Wickham, General W. C., 9. Wigfall, General Louis T., 107. Welbourn, Captain R. E., 94. Wilderness Campaign, 9, 334. Williams, Colonel Lewis B., killed, 38. Withers, Colonel R. E., 219. Worsham, John H., 77. Women of the South in 1861-65, 146, 290. Wynn of the Signal Corps Killed, 95. Yancey, William L., 117. Zollicoffer, General Felix, 125.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.29 (search)
Major Paul Revere, Colonel Ward and others also attained distinction. Mississippi sent Barksdale and Featherston to the House of Representatives and made Captain A. G. Brown, of the Eighteenth, first Governor and then United States Senator. The gallant Captain Ball, of the Chesterfield Troop, became Colonel of the Fifteenth Virginia Cavalry, and achieved distinction as an officer, and Lieutenant Wooldridge, of the same troop, became Colonel of the Fourth Cavalry, and proved a worthy successor of Wickham, Randolph and Payne, one of the most distinguished cavalry commands in our service, of which our friend Judge Keith, was the adjutant, and there were many others whose names we do not now recall. And the grand old hero of the battle, General Eppa Hunton, having served his people with marked ability and most faithfully, in the highest offices within their gift, still lives, we rejoice to say, crowned with honors, blessed in fortune and family, and with troops of loving friends.
ave so as to gain success. The enemy must be defeated, and I rely upon you to do it. I will endeavor to have shoes, arms, and ammunition supplied you. Set all your officers to work bravely and hopefully, and all will go well. As regards the western cavalry, I think for the present the best thing you can do is to separate it. Perhaps there is a lack of confidence between officers and men. If you will attach one brigade to Rosser, making him a division, and one to Fitz Lee's division, under Wickham, Lomax will be able, I hope, to bring out the rest. The men are all good, and only require instruction and discipline. The enemy's force cannot be so greatly superior to yours. His effective infantry I do not think exceeds 12,000 men. We are obliged to fight against great odds. A kind Providence will yet overrule everything for our good. If Colonel Carter's wound incapacitates him for duty, you must select a good chief of artillery for the present. Wishing you every prosperity and suc
waterish. Mr. James Lyons supported the resolutions as they were, and urged their adoption. He approved the course of South Carolina--believed she was right — and, for one, was ready to sustain her to the last dollar he had. Dr. Garnett advocated the preamble and resolutions of the committee, and thought them sufficiently strong. The question was then taken on Mr. Cocke's substitute, and it was voted down. The report of the committee was then put to vote and adopted. Wms. Wickham, Esq. Senator from Henrico and Hanover, briefly adjure and the --He fully concurred in the sentiment of the preamble and resolution just adopted. He did not think a Southern Convention was the best mode of setting our differences. He thought a National Convention the better mode, for by that suitable amendments might be made to the Constitution, by the aid of the middle States, and the extremes North, who failed to concur, might be cut off. The meeting then adjourned.
ng places in this Commonwealth; by Mr. Neeson, for reporting bill 194 of the last session for the relief of C. B. Hall; by Mr. Johnson, for establishing a branch Bank in the town of Liberty, in the county of Bedford; by Mr. Lynch, for incorporating a company for the manufacture of all kinds of fire-arms, to be located in or near the city of Lynchburg; by Mr. Taliaferro, for incorporating the Mount Vernon Insurance Company; by Mr. August, for making an appropriation to the Penitentiary; by Mr. Wickham, for appointing a committee to report a bill to incorporate the Virginia Steam Sugar Refinery, in the county of Henrico--(the committee was appointed and a bill reported;) by Mr. Dickinson, of Grayson, that so much of the Governor's Message as refers to the Penitentiary be referred to the joint committee thereon, with instructions to report. (See bills reported.) The joint resolution proposed by Mr. Thomas, of Henry, on yesterday, for an adjournment till the 18th of February, was ca
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