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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 31. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), New Market day at V. M. I. [from the Richmond, Va., times-dispatch, June 24, 1903. (search)
which aided materially the cadets and the 62d in the capture of the Federal guns. Meanwhile the 34th Massachusetts, which was composed of seasoned veterans, and which had been immediately to the left of the cadets, falling back into a clump of cedars, was hotly engaged with Edgar's battalion, when Captain Wise moved the cadets on their flank, and they broke and ran. Breckinridge halted his line to replenish ammunition before advancing on Rude's hill, about two miles below New Market, where Siegel made a final stand, and from which point he was using his guns. But he did not await the Confederate coming, but hastily retreated across the Shenandoah, burning the bridge after him, and the battle was won. Impressive scene. In an address on Breckinridge, General Echols said: Earth has never witnessed a more impressive scene than presented by those boys as they moved unflinchingly forward under fire. The most interesting recollections of that day centre around the part borne in t
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Twelfth Alabama Infantry, Confederate States Army. (search)
ld transfer the battle-ground to the enemy's territory, and let them feel some of the dire calamities of war. Returned to the turnpike on 30th and marched eighteen miles, half mile beyond New Market. This place was the scene of the Dutch General Siegel's signal defeat by General Breckinridge. The men who fit mit Siegel's preferred running to fighting on that occasion. July 1st, 1864. Marched 22 miles to-day, from NewMarket to two miles beyond Woodstock, where we remained for the night.Siegel's preferred running to fighting on that occasion. July 1st, 1864. Marched 22 miles to-day, from NewMarket to two miles beyond Woodstock, where we remained for the night. This is the anniversary of the first day's battle at Gettysburg, and one year ago late in the afternoon, just before my brigade entered the city, I was wounded. I well remember the severe wound in the head received that day by Lieutenant Wright, near my side, and his earnest appeal to me to tell him candidly the nature of his terrible wound. I shall never forget the generous forgetfulness of self and warm friendship for myself shown by Captain Nicholson, of Company I, when the command was fo
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—the first autumn. (search)
t allow such an opportunity to escape him. Colonel Siegel, a German officer, with two regiments and red beyond Neosho. After occupying this town, Siegel determined to go and attack the troops under Pnd to cut them off from the road to Carthage. Siegel, being obliged to order a retreat, fell back ur from Osceola, where they received tidings of Siegel's fight at Carthage, five days before. Had thcompanies, 1 battery, 884 men; the 2d brigade, Siegel, 3d and 4th Missouri, 2 batteries, 1420 men; ttill prevailing darkness, Lyon on one side and Siegel on the other found themselves in sight of the not afford each other mutual support. While Siegel was thus crushed, the Confederates returned wiend; these were the forces who had just fought Siegel, and those guns had been captured from his colFederals' retreat, and of the trophies left by Siegel in the hands of the enemy, spread rapidly thro respective commands of Generals Hunter, Pope, Siegel, McKinstry, and Asboth, and accompanied by eig[15 more...]
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—Maryland. (search)
, then the Blue Ridge at Luray Gap, and, while Siegel, remaining at Sperryville, should guard the pa command, distributed as follows: First corps: Siegel, eleven thousand five hundred; Second corps: Bock Station; Mc-Dowell, Rappahannock Ford; and Siegel formed the extreme right of the army, higher uside. At last, quite late at night, McDowell, Siegel and Reynolds had reached Gainesville, while K menaced, soon concentrated his forces against Siegel, who had been contending alone for the last fo the line; Reno took position between them and Siegel, who, also bearing toward the right, deployed ook position on Reynolds' right, in advance of Siegel's line. Finally, Porter, brought back from th been wanting on the part of his adversaries. Siegel had scarcely deployed to cover Porter's retreatill farther to the left the corps of Sumner, Siegel and Porter covered the Warrenton road. Last oses with any precision. We have only those of Siegel, which amounted to one thousand and eighty-thr[32 more...]
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book VI:—Virginia. (search)
into any army corps. The movable portion of the garrison of Washington was composed of the two corps of Heintzelman and Siegel, with a division of cavalry commanded by Bayard. McClellan left the Twelfth corps on the borders of the Potomac; Slocucommunications with the Potomac. It was also at this place that he was to rally the reinforcements which Heintzelman and Siegel were commissioned to bring him. The cantonments of the army in Maryland were considerably scattered. It required sevenning to arrive. Bayard's cavalry had joined him a few days before, and on the 6th of November the Eleventh corps, which Siegel brought him, was at New Baltimore and Thoroughfare Gap; after this corps followed Sickles' division, which encamped that out this plan, and he set himself immediately to work. He proposed to cross the Rappahannock above Fredericksburg, while Siegel's corps, which had recently joined him, should guard his communications with Falmouth, and that of Couch draw the attenti
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), chapter 8 (search)
ter25006,500 one regiment and a battery at front Royal1000 one regiment cavalry out of service3000 total46,878 the three corps composing this army before the arrival of the Ninth are here distinguished by the particular number assigned to them by General Pope. As soon as they were mustered back into the army of the Potomac they resumed their former enumeration. McDowell's corps became once more the first, Banks' the Fiftn and Siegel's the Eleventh. Major-General Pope. 1st corps, Siegel (formerly the army of the mountain). 1st Division, Schenck. 1st Brigade, McLean; 2d Brigade, Stahel. 2d Division, Von Steinwehr. 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, Rickett
We find the following dispatches from Black Republican sources, (of course not altogether to be relied on,) in the latest Tennessee papers: St. Louis, July 16.--The Washington correspondent of the Anzeiger says Captain Sweeney's appointment as Brigadier General of the St Louis Home Guard was never confirmed by Government, and orders have been issued calling him and his company of regulars to join his regiment, the 2d U. S. Infantry, at Washington. Respectable authority says Colonel Siegel will be promoted to be a Brigadier General. The train on the North Missouri Railroad, conveying a detachment of Colonel Smith's Regiment of Zouaves, were fired into yesterday from the woods skirting the road twenty miles above St. Charles, and two troops severely wounded. The report that Senator Green had violated his parole is untrue. J. W. Tucker, the late editor of the State Journal, is making violent Secession speeches in the country. Colonel Steifit, of the 5th Regiment
sion to the terrible condition of affairs in his State, and the strenuous efforts that were being made by the Lincoln Government to subjugate and down-tread her gallant people. A hundred thousand troops, he said, uld readily be raised to do battle for the Southern cause, provided they could get the requisite arms. He had left twenty-five or thirty thousand men under Generals McCuloch and Price, who, being armed, had marched on Springfield the day of his departure with the view of attacking Siegel's forces now quartered at that place. By this time the attack had doubtless been made. The Governor was quite sanguine of redeeming his State from the thraldom of the Lincoln despotism, but desired the co-operation of Tennessee and the other Southern States by way of expediting the matter. Affairs in Texas. A recent letter from Houston, Texas says: "We have now in Galveston under arms fifteen hundred men, and more companies in the place than one would imagine from the p
n and they lost nine, We continued on the retreat ten days or two weeks, with enemies all around me, with forces sent to intercept my road, communications with friends cut off, and reinforcements could not reach me in large bodies; my friends came to me in squads of fives, tens, fifties and hundreds. I knew they would come, and I awaited them. At length I had a sufficient force to make a stand. On the 5th of July the enemy appeared, numbering twenty-five hundred men, under command of Col Siegel. We routed them, drove them fourteen miles, and from every position they took, and the last we heard of them they were still running [Laughter and cheers] It was done exclusively by Missouri troops. Another battle we had a day or two afterwards, and I think it is the greatest fight of the war, although upon a small scale. Col. Cook had raised a regiment of 800 men, mostly Dutch. These he quartered in two large barns. Two of my Captains, Hall and Stone, with their companies, consisti
sing it amongst those great military achievements which in ancient and modern times have overthrown or marked the beginning of the downfall of Empires, kingdoms and revolutionary enterprises In other words it is now clearly made manifest that the armies of our revolted States cannot stand before the armies of the Union. "We were prepared for this of the meeting between General McDowall and Gen. Beauregard, from the brilliant exploits of our Union forces in Missouri, under Gen. o and Col. Siegel and in Western Virginia, under General McClellan in all those with the rebels, the superiority of our Union volunteers in all the essential which make effective soldiers has been very strik ingly displayed. The prestige of the good cause — the cause of truth, justice, popular rights, national safety and individual security and happiness — the cause of law and order against anarchy and despotism, North and South, will explain this in vincible heroism of our soldiers. Every man of them
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