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July 1st, 1863 AD (search for this): chapter 19
by Florida. At Shiloh this battery was attached to the brigade of General Gladden. At the battle of Murfreesboro he was distinguished, particularly on the occasion of the charge of Major-General Breckinridge's division, in command of ten 12-pound Napoleon guns. General Bragg alluded to him as an able and accomplished artillery officer. General Polk, also, in his report compliments Captain Robertson for vigilance and fearlessness in exposing himself in the discharge of his duties. On July 1, 1863, his efficiency and valor were rewarded by the commission of major of artillery. In this rank he commanded a battalion of artillery composed of the batteries of Barret, Havis, Lumsden and Massenburg, attached to Longstreet's command, at the battle of Chickamauga. In January, 1864, he was promoted to lieutenant-colonel of artillery, and assigned to the command of the artillery of Wheeler's cavalry corps, army of Tennessee, with which he served during the Atlanta campaign. Then, being p
July 4th, 1863 AD (search for this): chapter 19
as at Yazoo City with his cavalry command. He participated in the successful cavalry battle of Van Dorn near Spring Hill, on March 5, 1863, and received the thanks of General Van Dorn for the skill and valor with which he performed his part in the action. On the 9th of May, 1863, Colonel Whitfield received the commission of brigadier-general, his command consisting of his own battalion and the Third, Sixth and Ninth Texas cavalry. Operating in Mississippi, under Gen. J. E. Johnston, on July 4, 1863, the very day that Vicksburg surrendered, General Whitfield encountered a party of 500 Federals. He attacked and defeated them at Messinger's ferry. Through the whole of 1864 he commanded a brigade under Forrest, and was in Mississippi when the war closed in 1865. He then returned to Texas, where he subsequently made his home. Brigadier-General Louis Trezevant Wigfall Brigadier-General Louis Trezevant Wigfall was born on the plantation of his father, in Edgefield district, Harris
August 15th, 1864 AD (search for this): chapter 19
der and had two horses killed under him. Afterward, in the army with Gen. J. E. Johnston, at Jackson, Miss., he was wounded in the right thigh. At the battle of Chickamauga he was shot through the left breast. During the Atlanta campaign he was in Ector's brigade of French's division, and at Kenesaw Mountain was wounded in the neck and jaw. When General Ector was disabled so that he could no longer command his brigade, Colonel Young took his place, and was appointed brigadier-general, August 15, 1864. He was in the subsequent engagements around Atlanta and during the evacuation of that city. During Hood's march into north Georgia, French's division was sent to capture Allatoona. In the battle which resulted, General Young's horse was shot under him and the bones of his left ankle were shot in twain. Being captured in this condition he lay for four months in Federal hospitals at Marietta, Atlanta, Chattanooga and Nashville. In February, 1865, he was carried to Johnson's island,
January, 1815 AD (search for this): chapter 19
he confusion on the right from becoming disastrous. On May 13, 1864, Gen. E. Kirby Smith assigned Col. Richard Waterhouse to duty with the rank of brigadiergen-eral, to date from April 30, 1864, subject to the approval of the President. The faithful military service of General Waterhouse ceased only with the downfall of the Confederacy. Since then he has been a citizen of Texas. Brigadier-General Thomas N. Waul Brigadier-General Thomas N. Waul was born in Sumter district, S. C., January, 1815. After being educated at the university of South Carolina he removed to Mississippi, and studied law at Vicksburg, under the celebrated statesman and orator, Sergeant S. Prentiss. Well equipped for the battle of life, he began practice in 1835. His success in his profession was rapid and he became a judge of the circuit court in Mississippi. He moved to Texas, and was soon in the front rank of his profession in the new State. The questions that had long divided the North and South,
March 5th, 1875 AD (search for this): chapter 19
Territory, he also performed the duties of superintendent of Indian affairs. He directed many important military movements, and it was under his orders that Gen. Stand Watie (a Cherokee Indian) and General Gano made large and important captures. He was given command of a cavalry division in 1865. Returning to the practice of law, after the close of the war, he was elected Supreme court judge, which office he declined. In 1874 he was elected to the United States Senate, took his seat March 5, 1875, and was re-elected January 25, 1881. While in the Senate, he efficiently served on the committees on Territories, on military operations, on education and labor, and was chairman of the committee on postoffices. His labors to secure frontier protection were of great value. He advocated liberal appropriations for the improvement of rivers and harbors, the enlargement of postal facilities, and was the author of a bill which was the first to assert the right of way to railroads through
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