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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.26 (search)
pomattox. A great young nation was extinguished like a dying star. A whole people, genius, valor, patriotism and renown, went down in calamity and ruin. Does not Providence cast down the great, the gifted, and the good to demonstrate virtue, and to instruct us to be careless of fortune? A soldier must take his fate, whether it comes with death, as it did to Charles XII, to Wallerstein, to Gustavus Adolphus, to Hampden and Sidney, to Jackson and Stuart, to Polk, to Cleburne, to Pegram and Pelham, to Wolfe, to Warren, and Sidney Johnston; whether it comes by wounds, as to Joe Johnston and Ewell, whether in gloom and disaster, as to Hannibal, to Napoleon, to Lee and Early. But the deed lives. What did he dare? What did he do? Ad parebat quo nihil iniquiusest ex eventua famam habiturum, said Livy of old, of one who got fame, not from his own deed, but from happy deliverance, and who, in the chance medley and motley wear of this tumultuous sphere, has not learned that the tricks of
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.27 (search)
like a wall’ The battle-accolade, Knighting the great Brigade And him who at its head had drawn his sword and prayed. VIII. Booted and spurred, his troopers riding ever Ready for the fierce fray, entwined around His brows the laurel leaves that made forever Thenceforth the name of Stuart glory-crowned: They followed where he led They conquered where he bled; Gladly had each one died in the lost leader's stead. IX. Can you not hear booming across the years The thunderous echoes of young Pelham's guns? There went to war than her red cannoneers None higher-hearted of the South's true sons; Whatever else betide, Down the dim years they ride Who joyous rode to death as bridegroom to his bride. X. Beyond the vast of time we can descry In memory the white foam and the sweep Of the great Ram, Virginia; and on high The Southern pennant fluttering o'er the deep; And hear the sullen roar Of the grim guns she bore Proclaiming Freedom's fight from listening shore to shore. XI. In many a
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.31 (search)
tes from Sharpsburg on June 5th: For some time I have been endeavoring to ascertain what force opposed Hooker's when he crossed the Antietam, on the afternoon of September 16th, and before he came in contact with Hood's division, but have been unable to get anything satisfactory. He was opposed by artillery, yet I can get no trace of any artillery within a mile of where he was first fired at. I have come to the conclusion that the gun, or guns, opposing him, must have been one or more of Pelham's, but I cannot verify my conclusion, nor can I communicate with any survivors of that battery. The night cannonading. The cannonading at nightfall was of short continuance, and it soon became almost as quiet on the field of Sharpsburg, as though no armies were there confronting each other. The movement of the troops was made as noiselessly as possible. Our brigade was on the march for several hours, and through the mistake of a blundering guide, was led to a position very close to
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 28. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Crenshaw Battery, Pegram's Battalion, Confederate States Artillery. (search)
three days rations, the Crenshaw Battery moved out in the main road leading to Hamilton's Crossing, where we were joined by the other companies of Pegram's Battalion, and our march was then begun in earnest. We first crossed the river at Kelly's Ford, which place had already become famous on account of the numerous cavalry fights which had in part been settled there, prominent among which was the battle of the 17th of March, 1863, in which the gallant and much lamented young artillerist, Major Pelham, received his death wound, after having arisen to the proud position of chief of artillery of Jeb Stuart's cavalry corps. This chivalrous young officer was known throughout the whole army and enjoyed the reputation of being a bold and courageous officer, whose example had the telling effect of making heroes of his very gallant command. Kelley's Ford was one of the first points seized by General Grant in his campaign against Richmond. And here looms up before me in quick succession Germ
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Address of General Stephen D. Lee, [from the Richmond, Va., News-leader, June 14, 1934.] (search)
ived, the men who nobly died. Your dead comrades shall live again in your words. Their last Commission. The infinite pity and glory of it all will awake the hearts of those who listen and they will never forget. Tell them of Albert Sidney Johnston, of Stonewall Jackson, of Stuart, with his waving plume; of Forest, with his scorn of death. Tell them of Wade Hampton and Gordon, the Chevalier Bayards of the South. Tell them of Zollicoffer, of Pat. Cleburne and Frank Cheatham, of Pelham, of Ashby. Tell them of the great soldier with the spotless sword and the spotless soul who sleeps at Lexington, in the Valley of Virginia. Tell them of the great president, who bore upon his sad heart the sorrows of all his people, and upon whom fell all the blows which passed them over. This, my comrades, is your last commission. Do this for the dead, that they may be loved and honored still. Do this for the living, that they may also become worthy of love and honor. Do this for y
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), First battle of Manassas. (search)
ee soldier, who was wounded in the face, was asked how that happened, as they all run at Bull Run. He said he run a mile and looked back! As we swept over the ridge, looking to the left, we could see the Tenth Virginia rallying upon the left of the First Maryland; thus precipitating the three regiments upon the enemy's right flank, in the general assault that drove them in flight from the field. While engaging the enemy from the woods, two six-pounder guns under Lieutenant Beckham, of Pelham's Battery, took position on our left and fired effectively; also a squadron or two of Stuart's cavalry were seen charging at the distance of perhaps 1,000 yards from our left, and on capturing the hill we could still see the cavalry sweeping toward the left front, following and charging the retreating Yankees. As stated, the Tenth Virginia Regiment, having reached the field and united with the Maryland and Tennessee regiments, we moved toward the Henry House, where the heaviest fighting ha
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
eral T. A. 289. Morrison, Colonel E. M., 250. Morson, James M., 355. Munford, General T T, 200. Murray, Captain W. H., 176; Services of his Company, 177; Monument to, 178; Monument at Gettysburg by Murray Confederate Association, 178. Negroes, Former Cannibals in Africa, 343. Netherwood, Albin, 237. Oil Works in Wirt County burned, 309. Palmer, Dr John Williamson, 176. Parham, Ensign John T., 253. Patriotism of Peace, The, 155. Patton, Colonel, Wm. Tazewell, 305. Pelham's Battery, 171, Pendleton, Colonel A. S., 224. Peters, Winfield, 170. Philippi, Famous Retreat from in 1861, 280. Pipkin, Captain, N. C. Cavalry, 166. Pollard, Lieutenant, James, 179. Pollard, D. D., Rev. John, 179. Porterfield, Colonel, Geo. A., 287. Portsmouth Artillery, Shaft to unveiled, 144; History of the command, 144; Roster of in War of 1812, 147; roster in 1861-5, 148; Officers of the Monument Association, 149. Posey, General, Carnot, 241. Potomac, All quiet along th
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Fitzhugh Lee. From the Times-dispatch, January 5, 1908. (search)
delicate operations of the campaign. One of the hardest fought cavalry battles of the war, in proportion to the numbers engaged, was that between General Averill's Division of nearly 3,000 men, and Fitz Lee's Brigade of not more than 800 (many having been sent home to recruit their horses) at Kelly Ford on the 17th of March, 1863. The Confederates were victorious, and Averill recrossed the Rappahannock. Breathed's horse artillery covered itself with glory. It was here that the gallant Pelham, as General Lee spoke of him, in his report of Fredericksburg, was killed, a loss deeply deplored by the whole army. I refer again to Chancellorsville only to say that I do not think the value of Fitz Lee's service in screening and protecting Jackson's great flank movement, and by his quick and close reconnoisance, ascertaining and pointing out to Jackson where his lines could be formed to strike the enemy's rear and flank at the greatest advantage, is generally appreciated. With Stuart
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 37. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Armistead's portrait presented. (search)
o, true as steel to his convictions, upheld on every field the honor of Virginia, and added yet another leaf to the chaplet of glory which shall forever encircle her queenly head. He comes to take his place in this Hall of Fame with the heroes of our heroic age, who leaped to arms forty-eight years ago, at the call of Virginia, and followed even unto death that starry cross which was to them the very symbol of duty and of self-sacrifice. He comes to take his rightful place with Ashby and Pelham and Jackson, with Stuart and Pegram and A. P. Hill. They welcome him, this noble band, they hail him as a kindred spirit, as a comrade true. Our peerless Lee, we may well believe, looks with approval on this scene. Long may that portrait hang upon these walls. May ot show to all the world what men they were who followed once the banner of Lee. And if ever again the youth of Virginia are called to contend on the field of battle for her honor and her rights, may one glance at that noble
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book VI:—Virginia. (search)
xtreme right on the railroad, in front of Hamilton's Crossing, and consequently facing north. Stuart's cavalry extended beyond this point on both sides of the old Richmond road. This general had with him eighteen field-pieces under command of Major Pelham, a young officer who was as skilful as brave. Along the whole line the artillery was so disposed as to command the space which the Federals had to cross before they could engage the infantry. Forty-seven guns covered the most exposed part of woods. Jackson was hiding his battalions, and waiting for his adversary to approach within easy range. The Federal artillery, however, covered the copses occupied by A. P. Hill's division with shells, and inflicted considerable losses upon it. Pelham had retired, but Doubleday was not yet ordered to advance, for it was still feared that the enemy might make an offensive return along the road. In the mean time, Meade had arrived within eight hundred metres of the positions occupied by Walker
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