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the heavy musketry of the advancing enemy was received by the gallant First Wisconsin with shouts of defiance, then supporting these batteries, placing their caps on their bayonets. I ordered the regiment to lie down under cover and await the nearer approach of the enemy. But the artillery repulsed the enemy again and again, and held him in check for several hours, until finally a fresh and overwhelming force moved toward the guns. I should have stated that the Twenty-first Wisconsin, Col. Sweet, was to the front of these batteries, in a corn-field, lying down, awaiting the approach of the enemy, and when he approached with his overwhelming force, this new regiment poured into his ranks a most withering fire. The steady advance and heavy fire of the enemy, however, caused a portion of this regiment to break in confusion; but the most of it, under its gallant officers, stood manfully to its work until forced to retire, which it did in pretty good order. The enemy were then in rea
batteries (masked) gave unmistakable evidence of his presence in force. I ordered Loomis to reply and bring up the remainder of his guns, and sent an order to Capt. Simonson, Fifth Indiana artillery, to join Loomis, all of which was promptly done. I then sent a order to Col. Lytle to form his brigade on the right in good position, and galloped back to placed Harris's brigade in position to resist the advance of the enemy, which I was just informed by a messenger from Capt. Wickliffe, of Col. Board's cavalry, was being made in that direction in great force of cavalry, infantry, and artillery. I aided Col. Harris, commanding the Ninth brigade, to form his brigade in two lines — the Second Ohio, Lieut.-Colonel Kell; the Tenth Wisconsin, Col. Chapin, and the Thirty-third Ohio, Lieut.-Col. Moore, being in the front line. Soon after this, by a messenger, Colonel Starkweather, commanding the Twenty-eighth announced his arrival on the left, his brigade having been unfortunately cut off an
J. L. Chandler (search for this): chapter 138
s from Perry-ville, I formed my brigades, under the direction of Gen. Buell, on the right and left of the road, with the batteries in position, and the men under cover. The Eighth Kansas, Lieut.-Col. Martin, and the Thirty-fifth Illinois, Lieut.-Col. Chandler, were advanced to the front, in rear of a section of Captain Pinney's Fifth Wisconsin battery, which, with the cavalry advance, had come upon the rebel outposts, and was then engaging a battery of the enemy. A little before sunset, thesna volunteers, commanding, was formed in the rear of the Thirty-first brigade. Col. Caldwell's brigade comprised the following regiments and battery: Twenty-fifth and Thirty-fifth Illinois volunteers, commanded by Lieutenant-Cols. McClelland and Chandler; the Eighth Kansas, Lieut.-Col. Martin; the Eighty-first Indiana, commanded by Lieut.-Colonel Timberlake; Capt. Carpenter's Eighth Wisconsin battery. Almost immediately upon the formation of my lines, as mentioned, the enemy appeared, advanci
R. B. Mitchell (search for this): chapter 138
left where Jackson's division was stationed, was one of our batteries feeling for the enemy. No response was elicited, however, nor did a battery connected with Mitchell's division, which came up about this time and took position upon the right of Sheridan's, meet with any better success. Captain Loomis's Michigan battery, poso the left, disappeared behind the woods fronting General Sheridan's division, and soon after commenced a desperate assault upon our right and right centre. But Mitchell and Sheridan were ready to receive them, and the high hill to the right of the road, occupied by the latter in the morning, instantly became a huge volcano, belca volley of stones shot from the crater of Etna. After vainly endeavoring to storm the hill, the shattered masses of the enemy gave way, and were pursued by General Mitchell beyond Perryville. And now while the Seventeenth brigade was still struggling gloriously, and even after its frightful losses, was actually holding the re
A little before sunset, these regiments were advanced to the front of the battery, and engaged the enemy till dark, when they fell back to their former position. The Eighty-first Indiana, Major Woodbury, and the Twenty-fifth Illinois, Lieut.-Col. McClelland, were thrown out as pickets upon the left and front. At daylight on the morning of the eighth, I sent forward a section of Capt. Hotchkiss's Second Minnesota battery, to relieve the section of Capt. Pinney's battery, which, under Lieut. Hill, had done such brilliant work the day before. At two P. M. on the eighth, in obedience to orders received from Major-General Gilbert, commanding corps, I advanced my division on the road, to a point designated by Gen. Gilbert, when I formed my brigades as follows: the Thirtieth brigade, Col. Gooding, Twenty-second Indiana volunteers, commanding, composed of the Twenty-second Indiana volunteers, Lieut.-Col. Keith; Fifty-ninth Illinois volunteers, Major J. C. Winters; Seventy-fourth and
Frederick Winters (search for this): chapter 138
ey deserve the highest honor for their patriotism and courage. I would here again mention the name of Lieut.-Col. Keith, of the Twenty-second Indiana. Until he fell from his horse, he was every where in the thickest of the fight. Where the battle raged hottest he was to be found, animating and cheering his men by his lofty words and noble example. He was universally loved by all who knew him, and his loss is much regretted. In his example there is every thing worthy of imitation. Major Winters, of the Fifty-ninth Illinois, has my grateful thanks for the coolness and courage which he displayed during the entire engagement. He displayed a patriotism and courage that is highly worthy of imitation. Lieut. West, of the Thirty-ninth Illinois, and A. A.A. G., is entitled to great credit for the timely aid he afforded me, and for the energy and promptness with which he delivered my orders. During the action he was wounded in five different places, but did not quit the field until
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isions. I have since been reliably informed that Gen. Bragg commanded the enemy in person, and that Polk's anf the rebel army, and under the direction and eye of Bragg, Buckner, Polk, Cheatham, and other prominent Generan final, so far as it concerned the rebel army under Bragg. On the march from Louisville not a day passed wimen, too, of good judgment and intelligence, that Gen. Bragg, with the main body of his infantry, passed thrountended to give battle anywhere in Kentucky; and had Bragg, with his comparatively meagre force, seriously thouarmy of water. And I unhesitatingly assert that had Bragg been able to hold that position for three or four daht hours after the commencement of the action. This Bragg well knew, and hence never dreamed of making a serioo means. Had we known the whole truth, namely, that Bragg's entire army cannot be as much as forty thousand stected his chosen bands, and, under the leadership of Bragg himself, advanced determinedly toward our centre, or
S. M. Starling (search for this): chapter 138
brigade, and to Lieutenant John Collins, of the Ninety-eighth Ohio, Aid to Col. Webster. It would be hard to conceive of two young officers performing their duties with more unflinching courage than they showed. With the exception of Captain S. M. Starling, Inspector-General of Infantry and Ordnance, all the staff-officers left me and I believe reported to General McCook. On the decease of our General, Captain B. D. Williams, Division Quartermaster, knowing well the topography of the countl McCook's staff; and of him and of the other staff-officers I have no doubt high praise will be awarded by the General commanding the corps. At one time I found Lewis Craig, a volunteer aid, bravely rallying a regiment then in disorder. Captain Starling, who staid with me during the whole engagement, rendered most valuable assistance. He joined the service only when the division was formed in Louisville, yet appreciated at a glance the importance of many positions, and aided personally in
L. M. Hosea (search for this): chapter 138
principally to the left, where the attack was most fiercely made. I had no apprehension about my right, as it rested near Gilbert's left. A fierce onset being made on Terrell's brigade and Gen. Jackson being killed at the first fire, this brigade in a few moments gave way in confusion. Gen. Terrell did every thing in the power of man to steady them. At this juncture--half-past 2 P. M.--seeing that I was assailed by at least three times my number, I despatched my Aid-de-camp, First Lieutenant L. M. Hosea, Sixteenth United States infantry, to General Sheridan, commanding Gen. Gilbert's left division, to request him to look to my right to see that it was not turned. At three P. M., I despatched Captain Horace M. Fisher, of my staff, to the nearest commander of troops, for assistance. He first met General Schoepf, marching at the head of his division, and reported my condition to him. General Schoepf expressed a desire to come up, and stated that he was moving to the front for some
Joseph Cook (search for this): chapter 138
left about two hundred yards. I then filed the regiment to the left about battalion distance, where I was met by Gen. Rousseau. He ordered me to move to the front to support a battery, which I promptly did. I must here mention that company A, Captain Cook, and company F, Captain Clark, by order of Colonel Webster, from the first were left to the immediate support of the Nineteenth Indiana battery, and remained in that position, under the command of Capt. Cook, during a continuous and heavy fireCapt. Cook, during a continuous and heavy fire of musketry, which was as effectually returned until the moving to the rear of the battery, when the two companies moved off, supporting the battery in perfect order. The officers and men under my command behaved coolly and bravely through the entire engagement. It would be injustice to make any distinction. Captain Carr, of company D, fell in the charge while boldly leading his men on. Captain Carter, of company I, fell as gloriously, with his face to the foe, as a soldier should. Lieut. K
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