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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Sketch of Third battery of Maryland Artillery. (search)
azier, Corporals A. J. Davis and B. Bradford, privates John Bushong, W. E. Davis, J. G. Cannon, J. Faulk, Ben. Garst, J. Isham, J. S. Scales, J. A. Turner, M. P. Talton, W. Pirkle and A. P. Wade. The spokes of the second gun were so shattered by the minnie balls, that false spokes had to be put in before the piece could be removed. The following paper shows how difficult and dangerous a post was held by the Third Maryland in the battle of Resaca: Field hospital, near Resaca, Ga., May 14, 1864. Captain M. Van Den Corput: Captain,—I regret exceedingly that an unfortunate wound prevents me from being with the battalion. I am proud of the command and doubt not they will acquit themselves well. You will take charge and 1 will thank you to express to the officers and men my regrets at not being able to see them through a fight, which I am assured will result in a glorious victory. Rowan has an unfortunate position, in which I was required to place him, and I will thank you
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Seventeenth Virginia infantry at Flat Creek and Drewry's Bluff. (search)
Rev. J. William Jones, D. D., Secretary Southern Historical Society: In response to invitations given by you in the Southern Histo-Rical papers to officers and men of the late Southern Confederacy for incidents interesting in their character, but lost or submerged in weightier events of the late war, I feel encouraged to give a sketch of an engagement of my old command, the Seventeenth Virginia infantry, at Flat Creek bridge, Richmond and Danville railroad, with Kautz's cavalry on the 14th May, 1864, and events following. The time was fraught with events of great moment to the then struggling Confederacy. The great battle of the Wilderness commenced between Lee and Grant on the 6th May. Butler, with 20,000 men, had thrown himself between Petersburg and Richmond; Kautz, with a strong force of cavalry, had cut the Petersburg railroad in several places, and everywhere our small armies were confronted with the enemy in larger numbers, and every command and every Confederate soldier
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Memorial services in Memphis Tenn., March 31, 1891. (search)
was transferred to the command of the Army of Tennessee, with headquarters at Dalton, Ga. During the winter of 1863-‘64 he energetically engaged in organizing and disciplining this force, which had been beaten and broken at the battle of Missionary Ridge November, 1863. Shortly thereafter, by May, 1864, he had collected and mobilized forty-three thousand men of all arms, and was subsequently reinforced by General Polk's and other forces, which increased his army to about sixty thousand. May 14, 1864, General Sherman advanced on General Johnston's position at Dalton, Ga., with the combined forces of three Federal armies—the Cumberland, under General George H. Thomas; Tennessee, under General James B. McPherson, and the Ohio, under General John Schofield-aggregating ninety-nine thousand strong, with two hundred and fifty-four guns. And thus was inaugurated one of the most memorable campaigns of the war—one that lasted more than two months with daily fighting of some character. Sher<
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Company a, Fifteenth Virginia Infantry, Confederate States Army. (search)
John E. Bradley, second lieutenant; 32. Served till reorganization in 1862. William O. Acree, second lieutenant; 27. Died in 1861. James C. Atkinson, first sergeant; 24. Promoted lieutenant in 1861; served till reorganization. Samuel Michaels, second sergeant; 20. Discharged in 1861. James Walker Dabney, third sergeant; 21. Promoted first sergeant; promoted lieutenant; and served till reorganization. Gideon W. Morris, fourth sergeant; 25. Prisoner at Sharpsburg; wounded May 14, 1864; prisoner April 1, 1865. James Fox, first corporal; 22. Wounded at Sharpsburg; second sergeant. James H. Burch, second corporal; 38. Discharged in 1862. William Booker Robinson, third corporal; 22. Discharged in 1862. William L. Smith, fourth corporal; 21. Elected second lieutenant in 1862; promoted first lieutenant, May 16, 1864. Zzzprivates. Charles W. Alvis; 22. Shot accidentally, May, 1861; never reported afterwards. Henry C. Atkins; 18. Discharged. A. M. Atki
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 23. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.16 (search)
es Navy Department, by Lieutenant Gilbert Elliott, of the Seventeenth North Carolina troops, detached), Martin's Brigade was ordered to relieve Hoke's command, which made another demonstration against Newbern without material results. Soon after this all available forces in the Carolinas and at South Atlantic posts were concentrated at Petersburg and south of the James to resist Butler's army. Martin's Brigade reached Petersburg, and reported to Major-General W. H. C. Whiting, on the 14th of May, 1864. The commanding general, Beauregard, was then fighting Butler's army near Drewry's Bluff, having driven the enemy towards the river Beameg, and planned a great general battle to bottle him up, and directed Whiting to co-operate. General Whiting's infantry consisted of the brigades of Martin and Wise. He had the valuable assistance of Major-General D. H. Hill, then without a command, and Brigadier-General Roger A. Pryor was serving with him as a mounted scout. As some of General Whi
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The career of Wise's Brigade, 1861-5. (search)
ronted by Grant at the Rapidan. General W. H. C. Whiting was placed in command of the defences of Petersburg, embracing the line of heavy fixed batteries supported by two small local battalions, about 150 militia, one Georgia battalion, and our brigade of infantry. General Beauregard took his position with about 8,000 effective men at Drewry's Bluff, and all these forces were confronted by Butler's Army of the James, entrenched at City Point and at Cobb's in Howlett's Neck. On the 14th of May, 1864, he presented his plan of strategy to the War Department, at the head of which then were Mr. Seddon and General Bragg. Lee had about 45,000 effective forces; Beauregard about 15,000; and the plan he presented was for Lee to fall back upon the outer defences of Richmond and send to him, Beauregard, 15,000 reinforcements, making, with his own, 30,000 men with which to attack and conquer Butler, gain City Point, cross the James, and attack Grant's on the left and rear, whilst Lee should a
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Roster of the Battalion of the Georgia Military Institute Cadets (search)
e other officers of the companies were members of the cadet corps. Rations of hardtacks and bacon were issued, and pretty soon things began to take on the aspect of active war, The first duties were in acting as provost guard about the city of Marietta, and other general duties incident to their position at that time, in the rear of General Joseph E. Johnston's Confederate army. In a few days an order was received for a detachment of cadets to be sent to Resaca, and there, on the 14th of May, 1864, the detail of cadets were first under fire from the guns of the Federal enemy. A Federal officer, Lieutenant James S. Oates, of the 9th Illinois Mounted Infantry, writing of the marching through Georgia and of the first day's fighting in the battle of Resaca, says: It was during the advance of that day that we came in contact with the Georgia Cadets, from the Military Institute at Marietta, who had come out from the woods at Resaca and formed their line behind a rail fence. After a
[from our own correspondent.] Battle Field, near Spotsylvania C H,May 14th, 1864. This has been an eventful week. May I not say, without fear of successful contradiction, the most eventful in the history of the war and of the Southern Confederacy--certainly no such general engagement as that of Thursday last has ever occurred between the armies of the Potomac and of Northern Virginia. I propose now to speak briefly in regard to it. During Wednesday skirmishing occurred all along the lines, but no general engagement. As early on Thursday morning as the first crack of daylight the enemy's artillery opened fire upon us, and very soon thereafter the enemy, having massed in extraordinarily heavy force upon our right centre, which was held by the division of Maj Gen Ed Johnson, advanced upon us. The first point of assault was the Virginia brigade of Brig Gen J M Jones. The enemy attacked this point of the line most furiously. The brigade of Jones broke and gave back.
The raiders that came to Richmond. Glen Allen. Henrico co, May 14, 1864. To the Editor of the Dispatch: Owing to travel having been temporarily suspended on the railroad by a portion of the track having been burned by the vandal raiders on Wednesday morning last, it has been somewhat difficult to apprize your readers of said raiders' depredations in these parts, and although in this brief account I must necessarily omit many interesting details, yet enough may be written to prove that the Yankees have lost none of their thieving propensities, or that any one portion of the grand army are more moral or honorable, or braver than their brethren in arms in other sections of the grand campaign. On Wednesday morning, about 5 o'clock, a servant man from Dr John M Sheppard's, residing about a mile from this place, came down breathless with the intelligence that an immense cavalry force (say 15,000 men) were at his master's, and would soon be here, making, by the way, the th
have mocked and whose God they have defied. Their punishment was swift and sure. Would to God that their misguided companions in arms may be profited by the sad scene through which they are called to pass. Yesterday Gen Lee issued the following general orders to his troops, which in the absence of newspapers for a week past, was well received, for the news it contained no less than for the words of cheer spoken by their beloved commander-in-chief: "Headq'rs army Northern Va.,May 14th, 1864. "General Orders-no. 41. "I. The General commanding takes great pleasure in announcing to the army the series of successes that by the favor of God have been achieved by our armies. "II. A part of the enemy's forces threatening the Valley of Virginia has been routed by Gen Imboden and driven back to the Potomac, with the loss of their train and a number of prisoners. "III. Another body of the enemy, under General Averill, penetrated to the Va. and Tenn railroad at Dublin D
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