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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Colonel Mosby Indicts Custer for the hanging. (search)
w. If Sheridan had communicated Grant's dispatch of August 16th to any one to be executed, it would have been to Blazer, who commanded a picked corps that was specially detailed to look after us. In his report, Blazer speaks of capturing some of my men; he never mentions hanging any. Those he captured were certainly not hung, for I saw them when they came home after the close of the war. The following dispatches record the rise and fall of Blazer: Charlestown, August 20, 1864. Sheridan to Augur, Washington: I have 100 men who will take the contract to clean out Mosby's gang. I want 100 Spencer rifles for them. Send them to me if they can be found in Washington. P. H. Sheridan, Major-General Commanding. (Indorsement): Approved: By order of the Secretary of War. C. A. Dana, Asst. Secretary. Harper's Ferry, November 19, 1864. Stevenson to Sheridan. Two of Captain Blazer's men came in this morning—Privates Harris and Johnson. They report that Mosby with 300 men attack
sed that Banks' destination was Vicksburg, as I have already shown that it was. The Confederates made a sortie against Augur's forces on May 21, but were driven back into their works with considerable loss; the Union side also suffered considerably. But now at Plains Store, on May 22, Banks' forces from the North joined Augur's from the South, and the investment of Port Hudson was complete. Meanwhile Banks established his headquarters on Young's Plantation, about six miles from the rebel Our lines were soon formed, consisting of Weitzel's command, including two colored regiments on our right, Grover's and Augur's commands in the centre, and General T. W. Sherman's forces on our left. Weitzel commenced his assault against the rebebehaved with great courage and covered themselves with glory. Grover's troops also assaulted, but with greater success. Augur's forces were held in reserve to assist Sherman; but from Sherman's troops came no sound of battle, and when, after liste
Allen, John, 79. Alien, Sarah, 79. Andersonville, Ga., 16, 17. Ann Street, Boston, 73. Andrews, General, 60. Appomattox Court House, 11. Arizona, The, 60. Arlington Heights, 88, 90. Arlington, Mass., 25, 87. Arlington, Va., 11. Arnold, Irene Adalaid, 70. Arnold, Irene G. (Clark), 23, 70. Arnold, Leonard, 23, 70. Arnold, Lilla E., 72. Arnold, L. Frank, 21, 23. Arnold, Mary Ella, 22. Arnold, William J., 12. Ashland, 12. Atchafalaya River, 52. Atlantic, The. 4. Augur, General, 58, 59, 60. Austin, Nathaniel, 82. Avery Salt Works, 56. Ayer's Division, 3. Ayer, General, 2. Bacon, Rev., Henry, 40. Bailey, Clarinda, 42, 43. Baily, Mrs., Kendall, 72. Baker, William A., 12. Banks, General N. P., 51, 52, 53, 55, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61. Baptist Church, East Cambridge, 39. Barberry Lane, Land on, 73-85. Baton Rouge, 51, 53. Battle of Weldon Railroad, 2. Bayou, Boeuf, 53, 56. Bayou, Sara, 58. Bayou, Teche, 53, 54. Bean, George W., 12. Belding, Char
The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 7. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Zzz Missing head (search)
Norwegians of our day in capability of improvement. It is scarcely necessary to say, what is universally conceded, that the wars waged by the Indians against the whites have, in nearly every instance, been provoked by violations of solemn treaties and systematic disregard of their rights of person, property, and life. The letter of Bishop Whipple, of Minnesota, to the New York Tribune of second month, 1877, calls attention to the emphatic language of Generals Sherman, Harney, Terry, and Augur, written after a full and searching investigation of the subject: That the Indian goes to war is not astonishing: he is often compelled to do so: wrongs are borne by him in silence, which never fail to drive civilized men to deeds of violence. The best possible way to avoid war is to do no injustice. It is not difficult to understand the feelings of the unfortunate pioneer settlers on the extreme borders of civilization, upon whom the blind vengeance of the wronged and hunted Indians fal
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—Maryland. (search)
pon which Banks' corps had just joined Crawford's brigade. This corps, although composed of two divisions, Williams' and Augur's, only numbered about seven thousand combatants, so greatly had it been reduced by marching and fighting. Such, however other, both made preparations for an attack, each believing that he had merely a vanguard to contend with. Banks placed Augur's division on the left, Green's brigade at the extremity of the line on Cedar Mountain, Prince across the road, with Gearonfederate infantry and artillery, they saw their two generals, who had encouraged them by their example, stricken down. Augur and Geary were severely wounded, the two brigades half destroyed, and their debris fell back upon the position they had sir turn. Confusion spread among a portion of this brigade, and its left, being attacked in the rear, fell back rapidly. Augur's brigade, which, despite its losses, had not abandoned the contest, was soon without an enemy in its front. But Jackson
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), chapter 8 (search)
ment. 3d Division, Brigadier-general King. Artillery. 1 Regular battery, 6 guns. Artillery. 3 Volunteer batteries, 18 guns. 1st Brigade, ...... 4 regiments. 2d Brigade, Brigadier-general Patrick, 4 regiments. 3d Brigade, Brigadier-general Augur, 4 regiments. 2d corps, Brigadier-general Sumner. Cavalry. Colonel Farnsworth, 1 regiment. 1st Division, Brigadier-general Richardson. Artillery. 1 Regular battery, 6 guns. Artillery. 3 Volunteer batteries, 18 guns. 1st 1st Brigade, Bohlen. 3d Division, Schurz. 1st Brigade, Krysanowsky; 2d Brigade, Schimmelpfennig; Milroy's Brigade. 2d corps, Banks. 1st Division, Williams. 1st Brigade, Crawford; 2d Brigade, Gordon; 3d Brigade, Gorman. 2d Division, Augur. 1st Brigade, Prince; 2d Brigade, Geary; 3d Brigade, Green. 3d corps, McDowell. 1st Division, Ricketts. 1st Brigade, Tower; 2d Brigade, Hartsuff; 3d Brigade, Carroll; 4th Brigade, Duryea. 2d Division, King. 1st Brigade, Patrick; 2d Br
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book II:—--the Mississippi. (search)
, arrives at Baton Rouge on the 2d of May, where his small band is received with acclamations by Augur's division, which had come in solid phalanx to meet these bold partisans, who were thus emergingies of Port Hudson, Banks had returned to New Orleans with a portion of his troops, leaving only Augur's division at Baton Rouge, and intending to gather all his forces in order to take possession ofon immediately; but it was too late. On the 24th, Banks had appeared before the place, to which Augur and T. W. Sherman Not W. T. Sherman, but the general of whom we have already spoken in the exaptism of fire; Grover came next; then Dwight, who had replaced Emory. The centre was formed by Augur, the left by Sherman. The Federal fleet, which had been watching Port Hudson from below since tior lines. A desperate combat, which lasted the whole day, took place in front of these lines. Augur and Sherman did not put their troops in motion until later, thus allowing the enemy time to re-f
n close confinement. At the Libby Prison they were put with the deserters and other persons to whom infamy attaches. An examination was made into the condition of the county jail, with a view to their incarceration there; but the structure was deemed unsafe. They have not been permitted to associate with the Federal officers, and appear very downcast at the prospect before them.--We append a list of the officers captured at Southwest Mountain, as follows: Capt G. B. Halstead, Adj't General Augur's divivision. 2d Lieut Vealor Moses, 109th Penn. Col Geo D Chapman, 5th Conn. 1st Lieut S. J. Widvey, 3d Wisconsin. Capt W. D Wilkins, Ass't Adj't Gen'l, Williams's division. Capt H. S Russell, co H, 2d Mass. Capt J. H. Vanderman, co K, 66th Ohio. 2d Lieut Wm Alister, co H, 28th N. Y. 2d Lieut J. Long, co H, 28th N. Y. 1st Lieut J. D Bellolexley, co D, 10th Me. 1st Lieut H. N Greatrake, co B, 46th Penn. 1st Lieut M. P Whitney, co B, 5th Conn. Capt P. Griffith,
ng line of cavalry had moved around a high hill on our left towards the Rapidan ford. At once a strong force of cavalry was thrown in that direction, and soon after the enemy, finding he could do nothing counter marched his cavalry to our right. Thus matters stood, the large force of the enemy having been held in check by Gen. Crawford's single brigade of infantry, artillery, and cavalry. The cannonading continued on both sides until 4 P. M., when Gen. Banks appeared upon the field with Gen. Augur's division and the remainder of Gen. Williams's division. Gen. Crawford's force, consisting of the 28th New York, Col. Donnelly; 46th Pennsylvania, Col. Knipe; 10th Maine, Col. Beale, and 5th Connecticut, Col. Chapman, with a battery of the 4th U. S. artillery, under Lieut. Muhlenberg, Roomer's New York battery, and Knapp's Pennsylvania battery, was thrown to the right, with the exception of the artillery, for the purpose of making a movement upon the enemy's flank — the most important mo
to take the batteries nearest at hand by charges. Thos. Bayard's cavalry, in a gallant charge is said to have succeeded in taking two of the Confederate guns with no loss to speak of Subsequently, at 6 P. M., in pursuance of orders, portions of Augur's and Williams's divisions of infantry, including Crawford's and Gordon's brigades made three most desperate bayonet charges upon the Confederate artillery. They were, however, each time received by a very heavy infantry the slaughtering them fend in the foot. Gen. Augusta received a ball his back, as he was in front of his turning in his saddle to cheer it on. General is wounded in the arm so that he will likely and Gen. Prince is slightly wounded. On Saturday evening, its Gen. Augur was being carried past us back to the hospital, it was thought his wound was mortal; but, on surgical examination, it was found to be a severe but not dangerous wound, we rejoice to be able to say. At six P. M. yesterday seven hundred and
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