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egiments reported under 150 men to the regiment. So instead of one brigade, Hill sent Garland's North Carolina brigade and Colquitt's Georgia brigade. Colquitt's brigade was posted by General Hill across the National turnpike. The Twenty-third and Twenty-eighth Georgia were placed behind a stone wall. Garland's North Carolina brigade took position at Fox's gap, on the old Sharpsburg road, and to the right of Colquitt. Garland had five regiments, but the five amounted to a little less than Zzz,000 men. The Fifth regiment, Colonel Mc-Rae, then Captain Garnett, was placed on the right of the road, with the Twelfth, Captain Snow, as its support. The Twenty-third, Colonel Christie, was posted behind a low stone wall on the left of the Fifth; then came the Twentieth, Colonel Iverson, and the Thirteenth, Lieutenant-Colonel Ruffin. From the nature of the ground and the duty to be performed, the regiments were not in contact, and the Thirteenth was 250 yards to the left of the Twentieth.
Louis G. Young (search for this): chapter 12
k the brigade of Biddle was broken and driven back to a line partly protected by rails, just outside of the town. Capt. Louis G. Young, of Charleston, S. C., an aide-de-camp to General Pettigrew, bears this testimony to the soldiership of the brigad there was no withstanding such an attack. Our Living and Dead. General Hill, in his official report, corroborates Captain Young: Pettigrew's brigade, under the leadership of that gallant officer and accomplished scholar, Brig.-Gen. J. Johnston Ps and regiments broke into the Federal lines in a frenzied endeavor to plant their colors there. Let an eye-witness, Captain Young, tell the sequel: Under this fire from artillery and musketry, the brigade on our left, reduced almost to a line oneously said that they were raw troops. If this were so, ambitious generals ought to ask only for such raw troops. Captain Young states that on the morning of July 1st, Pettigrew's brigade numbered from 2,800 to 3,000 men, and on the 4th only 835
Louis G. Young (search for this): chapter 13
more general. Colonel Ferebee, with a mixed force, charged through the line of Federals moving to the Confederate rear, and the Federals began to draw off. Soon, however, their lines were re-established and their artillery opened. General Stuart then ordered a general charge, and the Federal force was driven off the field, and Colonel Stagg's rear cut off and captured. Gordon's cavalry brigade attacked, near James City, on the 10th, the front of a cavalry force while General Stuart led Young's brigade to make a flank attack. The Federals were driven into James City, but Stuart found the cavalry and infantry there too strong for his force, and he made no attack. On the 11th of October, the Fourth North Carolina cavalry dispersed a cavalry force at Culpeper Court House. In this charge, Colonel Ferebee and Adjutant Morehead of the Fifth were wounded, and Lieutenants Baker of the Second and Benton of the Fourth were killed. On the same day, Gen. W. H. F. Lee with his cavalry f
Louis G. Young (search for this): chapter 20
. E. Lee wrote: Hampton's brigade behaved with its usual gallantry and was very skillfully handled by Colonel Baker. Our loss was small, but among our wounded, I regret to say, are those brave officers, Colonel Baker, commanding the brigade; Colonel Young, of Cobb's legion, and Colonel Black, of the First South Carolina cavalry. On the same day General Lee recommended Colonel Baker for promotion to the rank of brigadier-general, which was promptly confirmed, and in the subsequent reorganizati galling fire, and drove back a division of Federal cavalry, this being the last decisive Confederate victory on Virginia soil. On April 3, 1865, at Namozine church, he was taken prisoner by a party of Jesse scouts disguised as Confederates, Colonel Young and Captain Rowland among them, and sent to City Point along with General Ewell. President Lincoln, then at City Point, was at Colonel Bowers' tent and asked that General Barringer be presented to him, jocosely adding, You know I have never s
I. J. Young (search for this): chapter 6
North Carolina regiments, but on the day of this battle the Fourth and Fifth were absent on detail duty. In Garland's brigade were the Twelfth, Colonel Wade; the Thirteenth, Colonel Scales; the Twentieth, Maj. W. H. Toon; the Twenty-third, Lieut. I. J. Young. In Anderson's brigade, commanded at Malvern Hill by Colonel Tew, were the Second, Colonel Tew; the Fourteenth, Colonel Johnston; the Thirtieth, Colonel Parker. In Ripley's were the First and Third North Carolina, the First under Lieut.-Cthe progress of this great campaign, there was little fighting in North Carolina, for most of her troops were in Virginia, and the Federals around New Bern did not show much further activity. Some skirmishing occurred around Gatesville, Trenton, Young's crossroads, Pollocksville and Clinton. On the 5th of June, there was a collision of an hour's duration between the Twenty-fourth Massachusetts regiment, a few cavalrymen, and two pieces of artillery on the Federal side, and Col. G. B. Singelta
W. H. Yarborough (search for this): chapter 15
, that there are in the official records so few reports from the officers engaged, makes it difficult to fully ascertain the parts borne by the North Carolina troops. There were four North Carolina brigades and one regiment, the Fifty-fifth, Colonel Belo, in Hill's corps: Kirkland's—the Eleventh, Colonel Martin; Twenty-sixth, Lieutenant-Colonel Jones; Forty-fourth, Colonel Singeltary; Forty-seventh, Colonel Faribault; Fifty-second, Colonel Little; Cooke's brigade—the Fifteenth, Lieutenant-Colonel Yarborough; Twentysev-enth, Colonel Gilmer; Forty-sixth, Colonel Saunders; Forty-eighth, Colonel Walkup; Lane's brigade—the Seventh, Colonel Davidson; Eighteenth, Colonel Barry; Twenty-eighth, Colonel Speer; Thirty-third, Colonel Avery; Thirty-seventh, Colonel Barbour; Scales' brigade—Thirteenth, Colonel Hyman; Sixteenth, Colonel Stowe; Twenty-second, Colonel Galloway; Thirty-fourth, Colonel Lowrance; Thirty-eighth, Colonel Ashford. Cooke and Kirkland were in Heth's division, Scales and L
W. H. Yarborough (search for this): chapter 18
y-third, Capt. A. D. Peace; the First battalion, Lieut. R. W. Woodruff; all of Gen. R. D. Johnston's brigade; the Sixth, Capt. J. H. Dickey; the Twenty-first, Capt. J. H. Miller; the Fifty-fourth; the Fifty-seventh, Capt. John Beard; all of General Lewis' brigade; the Eleventh, Col. W. J. Martin; the Twenty-sixth, Lieut.-Col. J. T. Adams; the Forty-fourth, Maj. C. M. Stedman; the Forty-seventh; the Fifty-second, Lieut.-Col. Eric Erson, of Gen. William MacRae's brigade; the Fifteenth, Col. W. H. Yarborough; the Twenty-seventh, Lieut.-Col. J. C. Webb; the Forty-sixth, Col. W. L. Saunders; the Forty-eighth, Col. S. H. Walkup; the Fifty-fifth, Capt. W. A. Whitted; all of Gen. J. R. Cooke's brigade; the Eighteenth, Maj. T. J. Wooten; the Twenty-eighth, Capt. J. T. Linebarger; the Thirty-third, Col. R. V. Cowan; the Thirty-seventh, Maj. J. L. Bost; all of Gen. J. H. Lane's brigade; the Thirteenth, Lieut.-Col. E. B. Withers; the Sixteenth, Col. W. A. Stowe; the Twenty-second, Col. T. D. Gall
William L. Yancey (search for this): chapter 20
He speedily assumed leadership in the Whig party, and in 1843 was elected to Congress, where he served in the lower house until 1858, continuously with the exception of the twenty-ninth Congress. In 1858 he was appointed United States senator to succeed Asa Biggs, and at the end of this term was elected. He took part in many famous debates in Congress, and attained a position of leadership in national affairs. His speech on the causes of the defeat of Henry Clay led to a duel with William L. Yancey, of Alabama. On January 21 , 1861, he withdrew from Congress with the other Southern members, and in May was selected to bear assurances to the Confederate Congress that North Carolina would enter the Confederacy. Volunteering for the military service, though nearly fifty years of age, he was elected colonel of the Twenty-fifth infantry, and eight months later was promoted brigadier-general. His principal services were in command at the defense of Goldsboro; at Sullivan's island and
John N. Wynne (search for this): chapter 20
eatedly refusing to be returned to Congress. In 1888 he was elected president of the Piedmont bank at Greensboro, and continued as its president until he died, in February, 1892. At the time of his death at Greensboro all business houses closed and the city turned out en masse to attend his funeral. He was greatly beloved and respected by all who knew him, and his home life was particularly pleasant and charming. He was survived by his wife, Kate Henderson Scales, and his daughter, Mrs. John N. Wynne, who now reside at Danville, Va. Brigadier-General Robert B. Vance Brigadier-General Robert B. Vance was born in Buncombe county, N. C., April 28, 1828, and received the old-field school education of his day. He was elected clerk of the court of pleas and quarter sessions for his native county in 1848, and after a term of eight years, declined re-election and devoted himself to mercantile pursuits until the outbreak of war. He then organized a company, the Buncombe Life Guards,
H. L. Wyatt (search for this): chapter 2
d by the Confederates. In front of this redoubt the Federals had found shelter behind and in a house. Colonel Hill called for volunteers from the Edgecombe Guards to burn this house. Sergt. George H. Williams, Thomas Fallon, John H. Thorpe, H. L. Wyatt and R. H. Bradley promptly offered their services and made a brave rush for the house. On the way a shot from the enemy's rear guard struck Wyatt down. The determined spirit of this heroic young soldier led to a premature death, but by dyingWyatt down. The determined spirit of this heroic young soldier led to a premature death, but by dying he won the undying fame of being the first Confederate soldier killed in action. An attempt to turn the Confederate left having failed, a force headed by General Butler's aide, the gifted young Connecticut novelist, Maj. Theodore Winthrop, made an atempt on the left, but the Carolinians posted there killed Winthrop at the first fire, and his followers soon rejoined Pierce and the whole force retreated toward Fortress Monroe. Just at the close of the action, Lieutenant Greble, who had serve
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