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R. C. Wood (search for this): chapter 61
he name and fame of his grandsire, General Zachary Taylor. He is the son of the late Surgeon-General R. C. Wood, U. S. A., than whom a better and braver man never lived. Commander Wood destroyed seCommander Wood destroyed several transports and vessels of the enemy, among them the ship Rafpahannock, of 1,200 tons; he assisted in preparing the Virginia (Merimac) for service, took part in the fight between the Virginia anded efficiently during the enemy's attempt to pass Drury's Bluff. In the summer of 1863, Lieutenant Wood succeeded in capturing in Chesapeake Bay the United States gun-boats Reliance, Satellite, aumber of other vessels, and was promoted to be Commander in the Navy. At Newbern, N. C., Commander Wood, with his boat squadron, captured the United States gun-boat Underwriter under the guns of tsed off the north coast of the United States in the neighborhood of New York and Boston, and Commander Wood captured over thirty of the enemy's vessels. For these services he received the thanks of t
J. E. B. Stuart (search for this): chapter 61
hese hot encounters his piety and gentle consideration for others was conspicuous on every field. The gallant Captain Wilkinson's deeds pressed close upon those of his friend and brother-officer, and the world will not forget Commanders Semmes, Maffitt, Pegram, Maury, Loyal, Jones, and other naval heroes who are too rich in fame to need my mite. None fought more gallantly than Heros von Borcke, an Austrian officer of distinction, who came to offer his sword, and was assigned to J. E. B. Stuart's cavalry, and served with conspicuous bravery until severely wounded; he left the service with broken health. The President, loath to relinquish him, wrote to acknowledge the aid he had given, and sent him on a mission to England. But Confederate women render their hearts' best homage to the gallant nameless dead, the high privates of our splendid army, and to those survivors who wear their hodden gray with proud memories of sacrifices made and duty faithfully performed, for no ot
Dabney H. Maury (search for this): chapter 61
he neighborhood of New York and Boston, and Commander Wood captured over thirty of the enemy's vessels. For these services he received the thanks of the Confederate Congress, and was promoted to be Post Captain. Throughout all these hot encounters his piety and gentle consideration for others was conspicuous on every field. The gallant Captain Wilkinson's deeds pressed close upon those of his friend and brother-officer, and the world will not forget Commanders Semmes, Maffitt, Pegram, Maury, Loyal, Jones, and other naval heroes who are too rich in fame to need my mite. None fought more gallantly than Heros von Borcke, an Austrian officer of distinction, who came to offer his sword, and was assigned to J. E. B. Stuart's cavalry, and served with conspicuous bravery until severely wounded; he left the service with broken health. The President, loath to relinquish him, wrote to acknowledge the aid he had given, and sent him on a mission to England. But Confederate women re
Zachary Taylor (search for this): chapter 61
ing I,308 men, behind the stone wall at the foot of Marye's Hill, repulsed Sedgwick's corps, numbering 22,000. Under cover of a flag of truce, the enemy charged again the thin gray line, and overran it through weight of numbers, killing or capturing all the brave defenders, with a loss to themselves of nearly 5,000 men. The pride we felt in their steady, dauntless courage cannot be expressed in words. Captain John Taylor Wood, C. S. N., upheld the name and fame of his grandsire, General Zachary Taylor. He is the son of the late Surgeon-General R. C. Wood, U. S. A., than whom a better and braver man never lived. Commander Wood destroyed several transports and vessels of the enemy, among them the ship Rafpahannock, of 1,200 tons; he assisted in preparing the Virginia (Merimac) for service, took part in the fight between the Virginia and the Congress, Cumberland, Wabash, Monitor, and others, and served efficiently during the enemy's attempt to pass Drury's Bluff. In the summer
tes in the neighborhood of New York and Boston, and Commander Wood captured over thirty of the enemy's vessels. For these services he received the thanks of the Confederate Congress, and was promoted to be Post Captain. Throughout all these hot encounters his piety and gentle consideration for others was conspicuous on every field. The gallant Captain Wilkinson's deeds pressed close upon those of his friend and brother-officer, and the world will not forget Commanders Semmes, Maffitt, Pegram, Maury, Loyal, Jones, and other naval heroes who are too rich in fame to need my mite. None fought more gallantly than Heros von Borcke, an Austrian officer of distinction, who came to offer his sword, and was assigned to J. E. B. Stuart's cavalry, and served with conspicuous bravery until severely wounded; he left the service with broken health. The President, loath to relinquish him, wrote to acknowledge the aid he had given, and sent him on a mission to England. But Confederate w
ited States in the neighborhood of New York and Boston, and Commander Wood captured over thirty of the enemy's vessels. For these services he received the thanks of the Confederate Congress, and was promoted to be Post Captain. Throughout all these hot encounters his piety and gentle consideration for others was conspicuous on every field. The gallant Captain Wilkinson's deeds pressed close upon those of his friend and brother-officer, and the world will not forget Commanders Semmes, Maffitt, Pegram, Maury, Loyal, Jones, and other naval heroes who are too rich in fame to need my mite. None fought more gallantly than Heros von Borcke, an Austrian officer of distinction, who came to offer his sword, and was assigned to J. E. B. Stuart's cavalry, and served with conspicuous bravery until severely wounded; he left the service with broken health. The President, loath to relinquish him, wrote to acknowledge the aid he had given, and sent him on a mission to England. But Conf
beans, was unstinted. The Natchez troops marched out like the Queen's Guards, a Lah de dah assemblage of handsome young gentlemen born to wealth and position, who recognized their duty to bear their share of blows because it befitted their birth. When the bloody work began, however, they pushed in to the thickest of the fight, and every woman and man in Mississippi thanked God for the place of their nativity. Barksdale's brigade, on December I , 1862, at Fredericksburg, prevented Burnside's army of 100,000 men from building their pontoon bridges, and, although bombarded by 150 pieces of artillery, held their position from 7 A. M. to 7 P. M. The same Brigade, composed of the Thirteenth, Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Twenty-first Mississippi regiments, numbering I,308 men, behind the stone wall at the foot of Marye's Hill, repulsed Sedgwick's corps, numbering 22,000. Under cover of a flag of truce, the enemy charged again the thin gray line, and overran it through weight of nu
eit they could offer only potatoes or beans, was unstinted. The Natchez troops marched out like the Queen's Guards, a Lah de dah assemblage of handsome young gentlemen born to wealth and position, who recognized their duty to bear their share of blows because it befitted their birth. When the bloody work began, however, they pushed in to the thickest of the fight, and every woman and man in Mississippi thanked God for the place of their nativity. Barksdale's brigade, on December I , 1862, at Fredericksburg, prevented Burnside's army of 100,000 men from building their pontoon bridges, and, although bombarded by 150 pieces of artillery, held their position from 7 A. M. to 7 P. M. The same Brigade, composed of the Thirteenth, Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Twenty-first Mississippi regiments, numbering I,308 men, behind the stone wall at the foot of Marye's Hill, repulsed Sedgwick's corps, numbering 22,000. Under cover of a flag of truce, the enemy charged again the thin gray line
aylor. He is the son of the late Surgeon-General R. C. Wood, U. S. A., than whom a better and braver man never lived. Commander Wood destroyed several transports and vessels of the enemy, among them the ship Rafpahannock, of 1,200 tons; he assisted in preparing the Virginia (Merimac) for service, took part in the fight between the Virginia and the Congress, Cumberland, Wabash, Monitor, and others, and served efficiently during the enemy's attempt to pass Drury's Bluff. In the summer of 1863, Lieutenant Wood succeeded in capturing in Chesapeake Bay the United States gun-boats Reliance, Satellite, and a number of other vessels, and was promoted to be Commander in the Navy. At Newbern, N. C., Commander Wood, with his boat squadron, captured the United States gun-boat Underwriter under the guns of two of the enemy's forts. He destroyed two gun-boats at Plymouth, N. C., when General Hoke captured that place in 1864. In August, 1864, the Atlanta cruised off the north coast of
the enemy's attempt to pass Drury's Bluff. In the summer of 1863, Lieutenant Wood succeeded in capturing in Chesapeake Bay the United States gun-boats Reliance, Satellite, and a number of other vessels, and was promoted to be Commander in the Navy. At Newbern, N. C., Commander Wood, with his boat squadron, captured the United States gun-boat Underwriter under the guns of two of the enemy's forts. He destroyed two gun-boats at Plymouth, N. C., when General Hoke captured that place in 1864. In August, 1864, the Atlanta cruised off the north coast of the United States in the neighborhood of New York and Boston, and Commander Wood captured over thirty of the enemy's vessels. For these services he received the thanks of the Confederate Congress, and was promoted to be Post Captain. Throughout all these hot encounters his piety and gentle consideration for others was conspicuous on every field. The gallant Captain Wilkinson's deeds pressed close upon those of his friend
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