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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 25: the battle of Bull's Run, (search)
cluding Jackson's brigade. They were in a strong position, well sheltered by the thicket of pines already mentioned, and had thirteen cannon, most of them masked in shrubbery, in position to sweep the whole table-land with grape and canister. Pendleton, Johnston's Chief of Artillery, had been ordered to follow him with a battery. But the Nationals, who were then pressing hard upon them, greatly outnumbered them. It was a moment of intense anxiety for the Confederate commanders. They had lie batteries, and the cavalry moved, accompanied by McDowell, with Heintzelman (whose division commenced the action here) as his chief lieutenant on the field. They were severely galled by the batteries of Imboden, Stanard, Wade Hampton. Pendleton, Alburtis of the Shenandoah Army, and portions of Walton's and Rogers's batteries of the Army of the Potomac. Yet they pressed forward, with the batteries of Ricketts and Griffin in front, and, outflanking the Confederates, were soon in posses
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 1: effect of the battle of Bull's Run.--reorganization of the Army of the Potomac.--Congress, and the council of the conspirators.--East Tennessee. (search)
urposes, was considered in the Senate, to which Mr. Trumbull, of Illinois, the chairman of that committee, offered an amendment, providing that the master of any slave who should employ him for such purpose should forfeit all right to his service or labor thereafter. It was adopted by a vote of 33 against 6. When this bill reached the Lower House, on the 2d of August, it met with strenuous opposition, especially Trumbull's amendment, from Crittenden and Burnet, of Kentucky, Vallandigham, Pendleton, and Cox, of Ohio, and Diven, of New York, chiefly on the ground that it would confirm the belief of the slaveholders that the war was waged for the emancipation of their slaves, and, as a consequence, would produce great exasperation, and increase the rigors of war without increasing the means for the success of the army. Mr. Crittenden was opposed to the passage of any penal laws. Shall we send forward to the field, he asked, a whole catalogue of penal laws to fight this battle with?
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 6: the Army of the Potomac.--the Trent affair.--capture of Roanoke Island. (search)
ower. The time has now come for the firmness of this House to be practically tested, and I hope there will be no shrinking. proceedings of Congress, reported in the Congressional Globe, December 16, 1861. the resolution, by a vote of 109 to 16, was quietly disposed of by being referred to the Committee on Foreign relations. The 16 who voted against laying the resolution on the table were: Messrs. Allen, G. H. Brown, F. A. Conckling, Cox, Cravens, Haight, Holman, Morris, Noble, Nugen, Pendleton, Shier, T. B. Steele, Vallandigham, Vandaver, and C. A. White. Fortunately, better counsels prevailed in Congress, and out of it. the chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign relations (Charles Sumner) approved the action of the Government, and made it the occasion of an elaborate speech in that body. He declared that in the dispute great Britain was armed with American principles, which throughout our history have been constantly, deliberitely, and solemnly rejected. speaking
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 18: Lee's invasion of Maryland, and his retreat toward Richmond. (search)
ford no risks of defeat. McClellan's Report, page 211. He therefore hesitated, and finally, in opposition to the advice of Franklin and Battle of Antietam. others, he deferred a renewal of the battle until the next morning. When that morning dawned, and he sent his cavalry to reconnoiter, the National army had no foe to fight, for Lee, with his shattered legions, had recrossed the Potomac under cover of darkness, and was on the soil of his native Virginia, with eight batteries under Pendleton on the river-bluffs, menacing pursuers. That evening Sept. 19, 1862. at dusk General Porter ordered General Griffin, with his own and Barnes's brigade, to cross the Potomac to carry Lee's batteries. It was done, and four of their guns were captured. On the following morning, Sept. 20. a part of Porter's division made a reconnoissance in force. When a mile from the ford they were surprised by A. P. Hill, who lay in ambush, and they were driven back into and across the river in great
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 7: recruiting in New England. (search)
h regiment South Carolina volunteers600    1 battalion Louisiana volunteers600    4 guns, 6-pounders60    2 companies cavalry120    Added on 20th:     Stuart's cavalry (Army of Shenandoah)300    2 companies Bradford cavalry120    8 guns (Pendleton's) reserve120    5 guns (Walton's) reserve75    6 companies Hampton's legion (arrived from Richmond)600         2,595  Add, also, Army of Shenandoah, not in position on the morning of the 21st, but came up during the day as reinforcements, and 7th regiments (2)6001,200   Wheat's battalion, 4 companies, and 6 companies of 8th regiment60600  Arkansas, 1st regiment (1)600600  Maryland, 1st regiment (1)600600    Add 50 guns, manned by 15 men each--  Walton's battery16 guns.  Pendleton's do.8 guns.  Imboden's do.6 guns.  Shields' do.4 guns.  Latham's do.4 guns.  Alburtis' do.4 guns.  Kemper's do.4 guns.  Rogers' do.4 guns.      50 guns.15  750     15,270
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 20: Congressman and Governor. (search)
than any question we have settled except the question of slavery, by an argument to the prejudice of the House, knowing full well that the gentleman from Ohio [Mr. Pendleton] may have some theories on this question and political opinions in general which are distasteful to this House. He has sought to prejudice the argument at thiuse the gentleman from Maine attempts to meet this question, I respectfully submit to the House, not by argument, but by prejudice. The views entertained by Mr. Pendleton and the views which I have put forth differ in this: so far as I understand him — and if I do him wrong it is because I have not seen any authoritative exposito be used as currency in excess, it may be, of the wants of the country, to cancel the interest-bearing debt. The only proposition which I hold in common with Mr. Pendleton is that by the law of the land and by the legal interpretation of the words of the contract five-twenty bonds are payable, not in coin, but in lawful money of
ce to, 874. Parker, Commodore, succeeds Smith in command on James River, 750; the opening of Dutch Gap Canal, 751; runs from Confederate gunboats, 751; court-martialed, 752. Parson, Lieutenant, in Roanoke Expedition, 781. Parton, Jas., 985. Paterson, Rev. Robert B., president Waterville College, 69. Patterson, General, at Harper's Ferry, 293. Peabody, Chas. A., provisional judge at New Orleans, 535-536. Peck, General, reference to, 619, 635. Pegram's Battery, 701. Pendleton, of Ohio, views on finance, 932. People's Bank of Kentucky, H. J. Lyon's connection with, 764; a financial agent of Jeff Davis, 767. Perkins, Lieutenant, first with Captain Bailey to enter New Orleans, 370. Petersburg, plans for the capture of frustrated, 648-671; expedition against, 672, 679; second demonstration against, 687, 693; Wilkeson's story of attack, 706, 712; Meade's attempt to retake, 831; Grant believes Lee must abandon, 901. Phelps, General J. W., occupies Hampton
Rebellion Record: Introduction., Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore), Introduction. (search)
adlier venom of Secession! But he is gone; the principles, the traditions, and the illustrious memories which gave to Virginia her name and her praise in the land, are no longer cherished; the work of Washington, and Madison, and Randolph, and Pendleton, and Marshall is repudiated, and nullifiers, precipitators, and seceders gather in secret conclave to destroy the Constitution, in the very building that holds the monumental statue of the Father of his Country! The Virginia resolutions of 1go. To this hasty review of Southern opinions and measures, showing their accordance till a late date with Northern sentiment on the subject of Slavery, I might add the testimony of Washington, of Patrick Henry, of George Mason, of Wythe, of Pendleton, of Marshall, of Lowndes, of Poinsett, of Clay, and of nearly every first-class name in the Southern States. Nay, as late as 1849, and after the Union had been shaken by the agitations incident to the acquisition of Mexican territory, the Conv
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Defence of Fort Gregg. (search)
strong force at the ravine in front of the right of the Thirty-seventh near General McGowan's headquarters. The Twenty-eighth, enfiladed on the left by this force, and on the right by the force that had previously broken the troops to our right, was forced to fall back to the Plank road. The enemy on its left took possession of this road and forced it to fall still further back to the Cox road, where it skirmished with the enemy and supported a battery of artillery, by order of Brigadier-General Pendleton. The other regiments fought the enemy between McGowan's winterquarters and those occupied by my brigade, and were driven back. They then made a stand in the winterquarters of the right regiment of my command, but were again broken, a part retreating along the works to the left, and the remainder going to the rear. These last, under Colonel Cowan, made a stand on the hill to the right of Mrs. Banks', but were forced back to the Plank road, along which they skirmished for some ti
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Early's Valley campaign. (search)
It has been said that Early, at the head of his faithful band, hovering like an eagle about the columns of Sheridan, displayed more heroic valor than when at the head of his victorious army in Maryland. Among some of those whom superior rank has not brought into special notice are Colonels Carter (Acting Chief of Artillery), Nelson, King and Braxton; Majors Kirkpatrick and McLaughlin, of the artillery, distinguished at Winchester; Captains Massey, killed, and Carpenter, wounded; Colonel Pendleton, Adjutant-General of Early's corps, killed at Fisher's Hill while gallantly rallying the fugitives; Colonel Samuel Moore, Inspector-General of Early's corps; Colonel Green Peyton, Adjutant-General Rodes' division; Captain Lewis Randolph, of Rodes' staff; Colonel R. W. Hunter, Adjutant-General Gordon's division; Colonel Carr, Inspector-General Breckinridge's division, captured near Cross Keys, Valley of Virginia; Major Brethard, artillery; Major S. V. Southall, Adjutant-General of Artil
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