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Stone River (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
commands, and whether supporting Hardee's crushing blow upon the enemy's right, or holding the pivot of the position, or rushing madly in that deadly charge, when Breckinridge, in grand array and stern devotion, dashed for those heights across Stone river, the Washington Artillery won on that field the highest praise that soldiers could expect; and Anthony and Reid are left to mark its passage. Vicksburg is sore beset, and Johnston calls and Breckinridge is going, and the Fifth Company asks te: And their life-blood went to color the tide. The fern on the hill-sides was splashed with blood, And down in the corn where poppies grew, Were redder stains than the poppies knew; And crimson-dyed was the rivers' flood. Murfreesboro and Stone river followed in quick succession. In Virginia the four companies participated at Chancellorsville, and at Gettysburg, Pa., were honored by being chosen to fire the two signal guns that opened the great battle of July 3. In the West came Jack
Tennessee (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
advanced from Kentucky towards Knoxville, East Tennessee, with a force estimated by the General comll. There was no knuckle as in the Atlanta, Tennessee and our other iron clads of later and impro was unanimously adopted: Whereas, the Tennessee Soldiers Association have become aware of thduct of a brigade of Buckner's troops from East Tennessee, commanded by Brigadier-General Alex. W. Ralley of Virginia, Southwest Virginia, and East Tennessee, we reached Knoxville at 3:30 A. M.,Fink, General Manager Norfolk and Western, East Tennessee and Georgia, and Selma, Rome and Dalton; Mrginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Georgia! But we must draw a curtain ille left unprotected— Nashville and the State of Tennessee. It was at this time that General Johnsn, they blamed him for leaving Nashville and Tennessee unguarded, and the Confederate delegation inie ball. At this moment Governor Harris (of Tennessee, now United States Senator) rode up elated w[17 more...]
Cotton Mountain (New Hampshire, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
ly eluded him on the previous night. In a day or two after this occurrence General Floyd's command was ordered to Cotton Mountain, probably a hundred miles distant. Floyd's command was now reinforced, and consisted of the following troops: Twentyartillery company, and Captains Jackson's and Adams's batteries, and a few cavalry companies. From Little Sewell to Cotton Mountain we had to march through a very rugged section of country, and were compelled to take a very circuitous route in orded condition, we had to hitch twelve to one piece of cannon and put our shoulders to the wheels. However, we reached Cotton Mountain after no little trouble, and went into camp near its southern base. A few days after remaining here it was report no damage. In a day or two General Floyd ordered a piece of cannon from my battery to be placed upon the summit of Cotton Mountain and to shell the enemy on the opposite side of the river, as he could be seen distinctly in the vicinity of Colonel
Holly Springs (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
for safe quarters at the mouth of the Yazoo. I learned two things by this fight—that counter-sunk batteries located below the sky line are safe batteries for gunners, and that guns located on radiating lines from the attack center, fixing the distances according to calibre and kind of gun, do the maximum of efficient service. This action; the running the batteries at Vicksburg; the attempt to take Vicksburg in the rear by the march of General Grant through Mississippi by the way of Holly Springs, Abbeyville and Grenada; the trying to force the Yazoo river—ought to have opened General Pemberton's eyes to the fact that Grant was trying to kill two birds with one stone, viz., open the Mississippi river and shut up in Vicksburg Pemberton, and, what was of real consequence, the army he commanded. Sherman had tried the same game when he made the attack on the north side of Vicksburg at Chickasaw bayou, but having more ambition and audacity in planning in the tent, than he had know
East Point (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
mand of the battalion, placed Lieutenant Ritter in charge of these guns, detailing men to work them from Rowan's and Corput's batteries. Several attempts made by the enemy to plant batteries in our front, were frustrated by aid of these guns. They were removed, August 20th, to the south of the city. Captain Corput was about this time wounded, and Captain Rowan took command of the battalion, which left Lieutenant Ritter in command of the company. The battalion proceeded on the 27th to East Point, six miles southwest of Atlanta, whence it marched to Jonesboro, arriving there on the 30th and fighting the enemy on the same day. Atlanta's communications being cut on every side, its evacuation was now a pressing necessity. The corps was ordered back, on the 1st of September, to assist in bringing away the Quartermaster's and ordnance stores, and that night the city was evacuated. The retreat was in the direction of Lovejoy Station. The enemy followed, and on the 4th we fought th
Stuart (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
? V. The memorial claims that the Monitor not only whipped the Merrimac on the 9th of March but that she ever after prevented her from going below Old Point; and thus saved Baltimore, Washington, and even New York!!! The answer to this is that the Merrimac could not have gone to Baltimore or Washington without lightening her so much that she would no longer have been an ironclad: that is, she would have risen in the water so as to expose her unarmored sides. As to her going outside of Cape Henry it was impossible; she would have foundered. She could not have lived in Hampton Roads in a moderate gale. I served in the Palmetto State at Charleston, a similarly constructed vessel, but better sea-boat, and infinitely more buoyant, and have seen the time when we had to leave the outer harbor and take refuge in the inner in only a moderate blow! VI. From the above-mentioned facts I think it clearly appears, (I) that the Monitor, after her engagement with the Merrimac on the 9th o
Cambridge (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
ward appeared his caustic Observations on Dr. Stevens's History of Georgia. In 1849 was issued the second of the Wormsloe Quartos, entitled, History of the Province of Georgia, with Maps of Original Surveys, by John Gerar William DeBrahm, His Majesty's Surveyor General for the Southern District of North America. This was a most valuable publication. DeBrahm's manuscript, from which the portion relating to Georgia was thus printed, exists in the Library of Harvard University, at Cambridge, Massachusetts. Mr. DeRenne did for Georgia what Mr. Weston had accomplished for South Carolina. The following year, in the third of the Wormsloe Quartos, were presented the interesting Journal and Letters of Eliza Lucas, the the mother of Generals Charles Cotesworth and Thomas Pinckney. So charmed was Mr. DeRenne with A Bachelor's Reverie, in three parts. I. Smoke, signifying Doubt; II. Blaze, signifying Cheer; III. Ashes, signfying Desolation: by Ik. Marvel, that in 1850, by permission
Shoal Creek (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
is buried on the field. The morrow finds us attacking with Forest, and yielding lines place the enemy in the rear. We lose two guns in running the gauntlet of their line. On that sad day Bennett is laid beneath the snow. Nashville follows, and after the defeat we spike our guns and let down our carriages, roads of escape being left. And now comes that terrible retreat, in the heart of winter, where snow-beaten paths are reddened by the blood of our soldiers' shoeless feet. We ford Shoal creek on that bleak Christmas day, and drop exhausted when the Tennessee is reached. The Fifth Company lost no men by straggling, yet on the banks of that river there stood in its ranks forty-five barefooted and half-clad men. Mobile is threatened and we go to her defence, joining again our Louisiana brigade. They were to capture the first enemy's battery met that the Washington Artillery may be refitted. In Spanish Fort we stood a siege for fourteen days in gallant style, and were the
Charlottesville (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1
C. Hiden. [The following appeared in the Charlottesville (Va.) Chronicle of October the 9th, 1864, and is wit proudly To freedom or—the grave. J. C. H. Charlottesville, October 5th, 1864. Sketch of Third battermond at 8 A. M., joined General Fitzhugh Lee at Charlottesville, and started on a tour from which we returned ohe Shenandoah Valley, and threaten Staunton and Charlottesville. Crook sent his cavalry under Averell against e latter to renew the advance against Staunton, Charlottesville, and Lynchburg. Hunter ordered Crook to march its progress, but Hunter, instead of moving on Charlottesville according to his instructions, marched to Lexin, which had been sent forward to meet Hunter at Charlottesville and coperate with him in the attempt on Lynchbuo Buchanan. Early made a rapid march, reaching Charlottesville, 80 miles distant, in four days. During the nigmpracticable to cross the mountains and move on Charlottesville, as Grant desired. He therefore retired down t
Mississippi (United States) (search for this): chapter 1
some of the guards as having been an enlisted Confederate soldier at Island No.10, on the Mississippi river, which had been captured in April, 1862. He acknowledged, what had clearly been proven ong we had received the sad news of the fall of Vicksburg, and the consequent opening of the Mississippi river to the Federal fleet, from the mountains to the sea, a disaster that secured to the enemy d that Augusta county, originally extended from the western slope of the Blue Ridge to the Mississippi river, and embraced a large part of that empire which Virginia generously gave to the general go's eyes to the fact that Grant was trying to kill two birds with one stone, viz., open the Mississippi river and shut up in Vicksburg Pemberton, and, what was of real consequence, the army he commandsequently assigned to duty at Jefferson Barracks, a short distance above St. Louis, on the Mississippi river, having been commissioned by John Quincy Adams, then President, as Second Lieutenant of th
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