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Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Biographical (search)
attack, the regiment was ordered back to Secessionville, April 5, 1863. On May 6th it left South Carolina for Jackson, Miss., being assigned to Gist's brigade, and eight days later, while commanding the regiment in the battle at Jackson, Lieutenant-Colonel Capers was wounded. About the last of August, Gist's brigade was sent to General Bragg. It participated in the battles of Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge, and in the former Capers was again wounded. During the winter at Dalton in January, 1864, Colonel Stevens was promoted to brigadier-general and placed in charge of the brigade formerly commanded by Gen. Claudius C. Wilson. It was while leading this brigade that General Stevens received his mortal wound at Peachtree creek, July 20, 1864. Lieutenant-Colonel Capers was promoted to the colonelcy of the Twenty-fourth, which he led through the Atlanta and Tennessee campaigns until the battle of Franklin, where he was wounded and Gist was killed. On March 1, 1865, on the, recomme
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Additional Sketches Illustrating the services of officers and Privates and patriotic citizens of South Carolina. (search)
e siege of Chattanooga and Knoxville until January, 1864. During the entire siege of Petersburg hells of Sumter, under the Federal fire. In January, 1864, he was transferred to the signal corps, ipe from capture, at Liberty Mills, Va., in January, 1864. It was after nightfall and the snow on ting his command at Russellville, Tenn., in January, 1864. In May the regiment was ordered back to r the establishment of a new republic. In January, 1864, he entered the Arsenal academy at Columbich Huguenot descent, who died in 1873. In January, 1864, Mr. Johnstone entered the South Carolina rmed and carried only eleven riflemen. In January, 1864, he was chosen by Commander Taylor Wood ashe right shoulder, September 21, 1863. In January, 1864, while yet with his regiment he was electeat Rutledge, Bull's Gap and Dandridge. In January, 1864, Capt. John D. Palmer, of Company H, havinhe had stood an examination at Camden. In January, 1864, he was ordained deacon at Columbia, and s
ber, 18626,6428,647 October, 18628,96711,415 November, 186212,87215,569 December, 186218,46321,917 January, 186323,02328,194 February, 186315,80618,548 March 186314,67217,105 April, 186313,96215,920 May, 186316,64319,715 August, 18637,69910,402Major-General I. N. Palmer, from July, 1863, to August 14, 1863. September, 18637,79410,923Major-General John J. Peck, from August 14, 1863, to April 19, 1864. October, 18636,2768,343 November, 18639,41112,245 December, 18637,2399,038 January, 18649,09511,111 February 29, 186411,21313,606 March, 186411,77214,208 April 30, 18646,3357,669 May, 18646,0417,623Major-General I. N. Palmer, from April 19, 1864, to February 9, 1865 June, 18646,3507,846 July 31, 18645,7887,436 August. 18645,5567,505 September, 18645,7947,946 October, 18646,0938,920 November, 186468378,891 December, 18646,2828,117 February, 18656,7268,439 Besides which there were at this time serving in North Carolina the Twenty-third Army Corps and Provisiona
Col. J. Stoddard Johnston, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 9.1, Kentucky (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Biographical (search)
On April 28, 1863, he was ordered to relieve General Humphrey Marshall in southwest Virginia and east Tennessee, and later with headquarters at Abingdon, Va., he commanded the first brigade of General Buckner's army of east Tennessee. At the battle of Chickamauga he commanded the division brought from his mountain district to the reinforcement of Bragg. This division included the brigades of Gracie, Kelly and Trigg. Commander and men alike made a glorious record at Chickamauga. In January, 1864, General Preston was assigned to the Trans-Mississippi department, under Gen. Kirby Smith, and on January 1, 1865, he was promoted to major-general. Throughout the war General Preston always performed his part with the chivalrous courage for which the men of Kentucky were noted, on whichever side they fought. After the close of the long and sanguinary struggle he returned to his home in Lexington, Ky., resuming his law practice and again taking an active part in the political affairs o
eesboro (Stone's river) he commanded the Louisiana brigade in the latter part of December 31st and in the memorable charge of Breckinridge's division, January 2, 1863. After the fall of Vicksburg he was for a time in the army of Joe Johnston in Mississippi, but was back in the army of Tennessee in time for the battle of Chickamauga. On the first day Gen. D. W. Adams was wounded, and Colonel Gibson again took command of the brigade. He commanded the brigade at Missionary Ridge, and in January, 1864, was promoted to brigadier-general. He and his brigade were in the fight at Rocky Face ridge, February, 1864, and during the long Georgia campaign they were alike distinguished in the fighting from Dalton to Jonesboro. In the command of a brigade he was perfectly at home, and did the right thing in the right place. In this campaign his record is part of that of the splendid division of A. P. Stewart, later under Major-General Clayton, than which none did better service. In the disast
urgeon Glenn's Arkansas infantry. The board held its next sitting in Washington, Hempstead county, Ark., September, 1863: John W. Crowdus, Neosho, Mo., surgeon Choctaw and Chickasaw cavalry. John D. Parsons, Kaufman, Tex., assistant surgeon. Junius Terry, Lexington, Mo., surgeon Shelby's First Missouri cavalry. John T. Turner, Armstrong Academy, C. N., surgeon Folsom's Second Choctaw cavalry. William Kennedy, Greenfield, Mo., assistant surgeon Smith's Third Missouri cavalry. January, 1864, at Washington, Ark.: Marshall A. Brown, Miami, Mo., surgeon Clark's Missouri infantry. John M. Welborn, Walnut Hill, Ark., assistant surgeon Camden hospital. Robert Duncan, St. Louis, Mo., Gaither's Arkansas infantry. Johnson J. Whitmore, Centre Point, Ark., assistant surgeon Hill's Arkansas cavalry. John M. Frazier, Missouri, assistant surgeon Burns' Eleventh Missouri infantry. February, 1864: John H. McMurray, Independence, Mo., surgeon Engineers' troop. William C. Smith, Washing
uded to him as an able and accomplished artillery officer. General Polk, also, in his report compliments Captain Robertson for vigilance and fearlessness in exposing himself in the discharge of his duties. On July 1, 1863, his efficiency and valor were rewarded by the commission of major of artillery. In this rank he commanded a battalion of artillery composed of the batteries of Barret, Havis, Lumsden and Massenburg, attached to Longstreet's command, at the battle of Chickamauga. In January, 1864, he was promoted to lieutenant-colonel of artillery, and assigned to the command of the artillery of Wheeler's cavalry corps, army of Tennessee, with which he served during the Atlanta campaign. Then, being promoted to brigadier-general, he commanded a brigade of cavalry, and General Wheeler, in reporting the Tennessee campaign under Hood, mentions Robertson among the officers to whom he gives special thanks for bravery and fidelity. As Sherman marched through Georgia, General Roberts
desperate stands but were unable to rally their demoralized columns. On, through Blount and Etowah counties, rushed pursuers and pursued, scarcely stopping for food or rest until on May 2d, they rested for the night near Turkeytown, Cherokee county. Forrest, who had only 500 men, by his skillful maneuvers so magnified the appearance of his forces as to secure the surrender of Streight's whole command, numbering 1,466, besides a detachment of 230 men on their way to destroy Rome. In January, 1864, the condition in northern Alabama was such as to evoke an appeal to the war department by the congressional delegation of the State. It is here quoted in full: The undersigned, senators and representatives from the State of Alabama, respectfully invite the attention of the Honorable Secretary of War to the consideration of a few suggestions relative to the present condition of North Alabama, and the necessity of permanently holding the south side of the Tennessee river in that
nded, 1 mortally, at Rocky Face, February 25, 1864. Nos. 58, 59, 74, 78—Assignment as above, January to September, 1864. No. 93—(665, 1224) Assignment as above, December 10, 1864, under Generalh Carolina regiments under Gen. A. R. Wright. In 1862, the Fourth Alabama was added, and in January, 1864, upon reorganization, the North Carolina commands were replaced by the Fifteenth, Forty-seveand in September was again with General Clanton. It was on duty at Mobile and Pollard until January, 1864. Moved to Demopolis, it was attached to Scott's brigade, and joined the army of Tennessee iook the place of the Twenty-sixth in Battle's brigade. It was in Mobile in December, and in January, 1864, was sent to Orange Court House. It was under fire at the Wilderness with severe loss, and agg, April, 1863. No. 53, No. 56, No. 57, No. 58—In Adams' brigade, Loring's division, to January, 1864. No. 59—(604, 659) Assignment as above, March, 1864. (672) Transferred to army of
o. 55—(664) In Roddey's brigade, detached, Wheeler's corps, Bragg's army, November 20, 1863. No. 58—(237) W. A. Johnson's troops fight on Lamb's Ferry road, January, 1864. (339) Opposite Florence, February 6th. (590) In Roddey's brigade, Wharton's division, Wheeler's corps, army of Tennessee, Johnston commanding, January 20th. General Pillow, Talladega, June 2d. No. 58—(515) Mentioned in petition from Alabama members and senators for increase of Roddey's force on Tennessee river, January, 1864. No. 59—(429) In north Alabama, April, 1864, mentioned by Col. Richard Rowett (Union). (609) Six companies Forrest's regiment, under Captain Warren, ordered tory corps, October 31, 1863. (640) Ordered to move on to Spring Place, November 6th. No. 58—(590) Hume's brigade, Kelly's division, Wheeler's cavalry corps, January, 1864. No. 73—(819, 822) Mentioned in Colonel Minty's (Union) reports of skirmish at McAfee's, June 11, 1864, and Noonday Creek, June 21st.
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