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The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The mistakes of Gettysburg. (search)
as to have been changed at all it — should have been done at Brandy Station, near Culpepper Court-House, when we could have caught Hooker in detail, and, probably, have crushed his army; third, that Stuart should never have been permitted to leave the main route of march, and thus send our army into the enemy's country without cavalry for reconnoissance or foraging purposes; fourth, that the crushing defeat inflicted on the advance of the Federal army in the casual encounter of the 1st, at Willoughby's run, should have been pushed to extremities, that occasion furnishing one of the few opportunities ever furnished for pursuit pell-mell; fifth, the army should have been carried around to Meade's right and rear on the night of the 1st, and placed between him and his capital, and thus forced him to attack us, as he certainly intended doing; sixth, when I attacked the enemy's left on the 2d, Ewell should have moved at once against his right, and Hill should have threatened his centre, and
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 15: the Army of the Potomac on the Virginia Peninsula. (search)
roops were compelled to pass ashore on platforms laid on old canal barges. The entire movement was successful; and at eight o'clock in the morning General Wool, accompanied by the President and the two Secretaries, and Generals Mansfield and Viele, took command in person. The infantry were immediately pushed forward to secure the bridge over Tanner's Creek. By reference to the map on page 899, volume I., the reader will have an idea of the direction of the movement. Ocean View was on Willoughby's beach, about at the edge of the map, and the outward road was the one followed by the troops. They found it on fire, and received shot from cannon on the opposite side of the stream. Supposing this to indicate intended opposition, the artillery was hurried forward, but on its arrival the foe had disappeared. The troops pushed forward, and at five o'clock in the afternoon reached the lines of the strongly intrenched camp of the Confederates, where they found twenty-nine Wool's Landing
low you have a list of casualties in my regiment: Co. A, Captain Morton Commanding. Badly wounded — John Harl, James McDonald, Samuel Graham. Slightly wounded — Henry Hunter, Lawson Matthews, Moreus D. Matthews, Rumsey Smith. Co. B, Captain Smith Commanding. Killed — Austin Stinson, Ralph Morris, Burrel Ford. Wounded — Sylvester White, Wm. Burdell. Co. C, Capt. Beckham Commanding. Killed — Sam. B. Ford. Badly wounded — Barney Brackett. Wounded slightly — W. J. Mahony Davidson, Willoughby. Co. D, Lieut. Taylor Commanding. Wounded — Thos. Baine, Joseph W. Coleman, William Baize, Charles H. Hooker. Missing — Joseph Stewart. Co. E, Capt. Gane Commanding. Wounded — John O. Patterson, Louis Morris. Co. F, Capt. Bennett Commanding. Wounded--Sergeants T. A. Bennett, Geo. Bunger, private Virgil Bennett. Co. H, Capt Little Commanding. Wounded — Alex. Blandefor, John W. Cobb. Missing — Terrence Davidson, J. W. Landefer. Co. I, Capt. Vaughn Commanding
ll Talifaira, landsman, severely; Henry Manning, ordinary seaman, severely; Henry King, marine, severely; Jabail Doane, seaman, slightly; Geo. White, marine, slightly; Mr. Cauley, carpenter, severely; Mr. Heisler, lieutenant of marines, slightly. Total, ten. On the Brooklyn--Mr. James O'Kane, Master, severely; Jas. Stafford, Acting Master, slightly; E. J. Lowe, Master's Mate, slightly; Wm. McBride, seaman, severely; Levin Heath, marine, slightly; Thos. Griffin, landsman, severely; John Willoughby, ordinary seaman; John Chase, seaman, slightly; E. Blanchard, ordinary seaman, severely; J. R. Sanders, marine, contusion; Mr. Wells, seaman, contusion; Robert Hamson, ordinary seaman, contusion; J. Hassett, landsman, contusion; G. Coventry, gunner, contusion; L. Killion, marine, slightly; Cornelius Martin, ordinary seaman, probably mortally; James H. Powell, ordinary seaman, slightly; H. O. Buskin, ordinary seaman, severely; John Willis, ordinary seaman, severely; John Daurin, landsman, s
rs passed before it again demanded the care of the General Court. The record is as follows: At a General Court, at Boston, for Elections, the 6th of the 3 mo. (May), 1646, Ralph Sprague and Edward Converse appointed to view the bridge at Mistick, and what charge they conceive meet to be presently expended for the making it sufficient, and prevent the ruin thereof, or by further delay to endanger it, by agreeing with workmen for the complete repairing thereof, and to make their return to Mr. Willoughby and Mr. Burrell, and what they shall do herein to be satisfied out of the treasury. These frequent draughts on the provincial treasury began to alarm the government, and the following record shows the steps taken accordingly: At a Session of the General Court, the First month, 1648: It was voted by the whole Court, that Mistick Bridge should be made and maintained by the county at the public charge. This movement created alarm through Medford, because strong fears were entertained th
At what period the lee-board was transferred from the lee side to the center, being lowered in a fore-and-aft well amidships, is not known to the writer. It was introduced into England by Admiral Schank, probably from Holland, and was first applied to a government exploring-vessel destined for New Holland. The wide and strong board which formed the slidingkeel was connected to three vertical planks, which slipped up and down in wells, and were raised and lowered by racks and pinions. Willoughby made a massive iron keel suspended by iron bars, which slipped in vertical wells amidships. The bars were worked by racks and pinions, as before. The heavy keel acted as ballast. Shuldham's metallic sliding-keel (English) is of a somewhat triangular shape, and is pivoted at its apex forward. When lowered, the after end is deepest in the water, and resembles the ventral fin of a fish. It moves in a longitudinal well amidships, passing through the true keel. See center-board. Sli
s. Dr. Cross, chaplain on Gen. Buckner's staff, was on the field and at the hospital. Bros. Mooney and Miller were at Stewart's Division hospital, active and industrious in attending to the wounded and dying. Dr. Petway came in good time to render efficient aid in the double capacity of surgeon and minister. I saw Brothers Burr and Browning on the field; also Brothers Quarles, Harris, A. W. Smith, Fitzgerald, Daniel, and others, looking after their wounded and suffering soldiers. Chaplain Willoughby was with the dying and superintended the burial of the dead of our division. Bro. McVoy came in time to minister to the wants of his men at the hospital, and many others were at the post of duty if not of danger. It was encouraging, he says, to the Christian heart to see the soldier of the Cross die so heroically. Said Mr. Pool, a member of the Methodist Church in Columbus, Ga., whose shoulder was shattered, Parson, write my wife a calm letter and tell her how I died; for I
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Henry Walcott Boynton, Reader's History of American Literature, Chapter 2: the secular writers (search)
courteously. Told her she had enter'd the 4th year of her widowhood. I had given her the News-Letter before: I did not bid her draw off her glove as sometime I had done. Her dress was not so clean as sometime it had been. Jehovah jireh! [ The Lord will provide. ] Midweek, 9r. 9. Dine at Bror. Stoddard's: were so kind as to enquire of me if they should invite Mm. Winthrop; I answer'd No. About the middle of Decr. Madam Winthrop made a treat for her children; Mr. Sewall, Prince, Willoughby: I knew nothing of it; but the same day abode in the Council Chamber for fear of the rain, and din'd alone upon Kilby's pies and good beer. In less than a year later, he called on Madam Ruggles, another widow, and says in his diary, I showed my willingness to renew my old acquaintance [as a suitor]; she expressed her inability to be serviceable. Gave me cider to drink. I came home. Eight months later he married Mrs. Mary Gibbs, still another widow, and himself made the prayer at th
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 23. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Historical sketch of the Rockbridge artillery, C. S. Army, by a member of the famous battery. (search)
illiam L. Strickler. Third Corporal, John W. Jordan, Jr. Fourth Corporal, Samuel C. Smith. Fifth Corporal, John F. Tompkins. Sixth Corporal, John B. McCorkle. Privates. Agner, Joseph S. Beard, William B. Brockenbrough, Willoughby N. Coffee, Whitfield A. Conner, John Craig, John B. Davis, Mark Dudley, Ro. M. Ford, James A. Gold, John M. Harris, Alexander Hostetter, George W. Lepard, James N. Lewis, Ro. P. McCampbell, David A. McClue Bell, Robert S. *Black, Benjamin F. Blackford, Launcelot M. *Blain, Daniel Bolling, William H. Boteler, Alexander R., Jr. Boteler, Charles P. *Boteler, Henry Boyd, E. Holmes Brockenbrough, J. Bowyer Brockenbrough, Willoughby N. Brooke, Pendleton Brown, Henry C. Brown, John L. Brown, John M. *Brown, John M., Jr. Brown, William M. Bryan, Edward *Bumpass, William N., Jr. Burwell, Lewis P. *Byers, G. Newton Byrd, William H. Careen, W
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The lost sword of Gen. Richard B. Garnett, who fell at Gettysburg, (from the Baltimore sun, of November 4, and December 3, 1905.) (search)
re a black beard and hair rather long. To recur to the battlefield: Having, in the charge, crossed the Emmitsburg road and being in the line of skirmishers, the index finger of my right hand was shot off near the hand by a bullet, yet it hung from the stump. I tied it up and marched on, firing 20 or more rounds, pulling the trigger with my second finger. As Captain Campbell, myself and the two Yankee soldiers moved to the rear, a heavy fire was kept up from the Federal lines. Near Willoughby's run we were accosted by a wounded Confederate lieutenant, also going to the rear. In an instant a cannon shot passed through his head, leaving only the lower part of his face, with mustache and goatee. We soon found a field hospital, where I noticed some Sisters of Charity, but my wounds receiving no attention except from these good Sisters, became very painful. Next day we had to stand in line and wait our turn to be treated. After four hours waiting—watching men drop from exhaust
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