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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Address before the Virginia division of Army of Northern Virginia, at their reunion on the evening of October 21, 1886. (search)
sion, reduced the number of the higher grades in the service of Virginia, by which action General Gwyn, General Johnston, General Ruggles and General Cocke, were reduced one degree. This necessitated a change in some of the commands, and on the 21st May, General Bonham, who had been appointed a Brigadier General in the Confederate army, was assigned to the command of the troops on the Alexandria line, and was directed to post his brigade of South Carolina volunteers at the Manassas Junction, an here as the First Virginia. It certainly was not the old First, for that regiment was not at Harper's Ferry at this time, and there was no First in the Stonewall brigade, to which the other Virginia regiments here mentioned belonged. On the 21st May, Colonel John B. Magruder was placed in command of the line to Hampton, with headquarters at Yorktown, Records War of Rebellion, Volume 11, page 865. and on the 23d, General Benjamin Huger was assigned to the command of the troops at Norfolk
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Fortification and siege of Port Hudson—Compiled by the Association of defenders of Port Hudson; M. J. Smith, President; James Freret, Secretary. (search)
ve and below us, three hundred head of beef, four hundred head of sheep, and four hundred bushels of corn crossed the river to Port Hudson up to the night of the 21st May, when the place was finally closed on all sides. The Eleventh Arkansas regiment, Colonel J. L. Logan, were mounted to act as cavalry, and serve outside in harasno. 61: headquarters Port Hudson, Louisiana, July 8, 1863. I. Nobly have the troops performed their duty in the defence of this position, continued from the 21st of May to the present date. The cheerfulness, bravery, and zeal displayed by the troops during the hardships and suffering of this long siege have never been surpassefaction, particularly as they had made up their minds already to a term of imprisonment. Roster of Confederate forces engaged in the defence of Port Hudson, May 21st to July 8, 1863. Major-General Frank Gardner commanding. Staff—Major T. Friend Wilson, Adjutant-General; Captains Jackson and Lanier, Assistant Adjutant-Ge
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The campaign from the Wilderness to Petersburg—Address of Colonel C. S Venable (formerly of General R. E. Lee's staff), of the University of Virginia, before the Virginia division f the Army of Northern Virginia, at their annual meeting, held in the Virginia State Capitol, at Richmond, Thursday , October 30th, 1873. (search)
d and forty thousand of all arms, or about one hundred and twenty thousand infantry, and all of these, except Burnside's corps of twenty thousand, were across the river with him on the 5th. General Lee had less than fifty-two thousand men of all arms, or forty-two thousand infantry—fifteen thousand of which, under Longstreet and Anderson, a days' march from him, and the two North Carolina brigades, under Johnston and Hoke, which reached him, the one on the 6th of May, and the other on the 21st of May—at Spotsylvania Courthouse. And here in the beginning was revealed one great point in General Lee's bold strategy, and that was his profound confidence in the steady valor of his troops, and in their ability to maintain themselves successfully against very heavy odds—a confidence justified by his past experience and by the results of this campaign. He himself rode with General A. P. Hill at the head of his column. The advance of the enemy was met at Parker's store and soon brushed awa<