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ring for us. This time it was Phil. Kearney, a distinguished soldier in the Mexican war, one for whom South Carolinians had a very kindly feeling from his intimacy with a beloved son of the State who had fallen, killed by the Indians, in a small affair a year or two before the breaking out of the war, and in whose death the State had felt that she had lost a young soldier of brilliant promise. Lieutenant James Stuart, who had distinguished himself in Mexico and was killed by the Indians in 1851. Kearney, who was to die before our division but three days after, was now forming his line for another determined effort to turn our left and drive us from the position we had held all day. General Gordon says: Army of Virginia, Gordon, page 274. The Federal line was formed with Poe's brigade on the right, Birney on the left, and Robinson in reserve. Before it were the six brigades of A. P. Hill's division and one of Ewell's in two lines. Hill held the most important point of Jacks
of South Carolinians fought with unsurpassed courage from morning till late in the afternoon. More than six hundred of his one thousand, five hundred men had fallen around the heroic Gregg, when, with ammunition exhausted, he replied to General Hill that he thought he could still hold his position with the bayonet. Colonel Marshall, of Baltimore, who, you recollect, was military secretary of General Lee, in an address before the Association of the Army of Northern Virginia, delivered in 1874, in discussing some of the disputed questions of the war, observes: It has been sixty years since Waterloo, and to this day writers are not agreed as to the facts of that famous battle. It is not fourteen years since our war began, and yet who, on either side, of those who took part in it, is bold enough to say that he knows the exact truth with reference to any of the great battles in which the armies of the north and south met each other? The justice of this remark of Colonel M
James L. Orr (search for this): chapter 1
h Longstreet's corps came to our assistance. Some of these shells fell in our ranks, and thus, early in the day, was the bloody work begun. About seven o'clock the brigade was put in motion in the following order: the Twelfth, Thirteenth, First, Orr's Rifles, and Fourteenth, and we were marched back again to our first position of the evening before, the extreme left of Jackson's line. On our approach to the spot we were to occupy we were halted, and a company from each regiment was detailed sted, the First on the right, the Thirteenth (Colonel Edwards) next, then the Twelfth (Colonel Barnes), and then the Fourteenth (Colonel McGowan); the last mentioned regiment thrown back along the worm fence I have mentioned and facing the north. Orr's Rifles, Colonel Marshall, were placed behind the centre in reserve. Our line thus made an obtuse angle, pointing towards the enemy. The rest of our division was posted as follows: Thomas' brigade of Georgians on our right, behind where the gra
John William Jones (search for this): chapter 1
Thirteenth and ourselves. Colonel Edwards, in moving to our support, had met the enemy in such force as to compel him to engage them, and thus prevented his effecting a junction with the First. About this time I received a message from Lieutenant-Colonel Jones of the Twelfth, requesting me to move the First forward to the support of the Twelfth. Colonel Barnes had pushed you upon the enemy to some distance in advance, and you were then being pressed by them in superior numbers. The enemy, howin one line, in front, under Lieutenant-Colonel Simpson, of the Fourteenth, (now the honored Chief-Justice of the State) and the First and Rifles under my command, as a second line, behind the First. All the other field officers, except Lieutenant-Colonel Jones, of the Twelfth, had by this time been killed or wounded. We were upon the top of the hill, the point to which we had been driven back by Kearney, some two or three hundred yards from the railroad excavation. Here General Gregg formed
E. P. Alexander (search for this): chapter 1
battles o'er again, And thrice he routed all his foes, and Thrice he slew the slain? And, after all, is it not enough if we can say with Uncle Toby: And for my own part, though I should blush to boast of myself, Trim. Yet had my name been Alexander, I could not have done more at Namur than my duty. And may we not content ourselves with the recollection, that if we did no more than our duty, that we did try to do faithfully? Begging, then, the patience of our friends who honor us with tre of the Maryland campaign has been attributed in a great measure to the straggling, which, I believe was, to a great extent, caused by the want of shoes in the army, and the blame has always fallen on the men and on the line officers. General E. P. Alexander tells us that General Lee exclaimed with tears, My army is ruined by straggling; and Colonel Chesney, the English military writer who has paid such an exquisite tribute to our beloved leader, and whose writings are so full of appreciatio
William Allan (search for this): chapter 1
re so conspicuous a part, and in which battle, all together, the State of South Carolina suffered so terribly. Colonel William Allan, who was Chief of Ordnance on General Jackson's staff, and who is as able a writer as he was a faithful and gallashall is well illustrated, my comrades, in the history of the battle in which we took the prominent part mentioned by Colonel Allan. No battle of the late war has been so much studied and discussed as that of the second day of the Second Manassas, Jackson's corps at Manassas at seventeen thousand three hundred and nine, Four Years with General Lee, page 61. but Colonel Allan, after a very careful computation, puts the strength of Jackson's infantry at twenty-two thousand five hundred. Soutmparison by which the disproportionate loss of South Carolina troops in this battle can be more accurately shown. By Colonel Allan's estimate, as we have seen, Jackson's corps of infantry was 22,500 strong, and he puts Longstreet's at 26,768. Ibid
Virginians (search for this): chapter 1
as' brigade of Georgians on our right, behind where the grade of the railroad bed began to rise from a cut to an embankment, and next to them Fields' brigade of Virginians, the right of our divisison. Branch's and Pender's brigade of North Carolinians, and Archer's of Tennesseeans, were held in support of the first line, Branch in movement to our rear? Terror stricken we turned, when lo! there were our friends coming to our assistance, and not the enemy to our attack. Field, with his Virginians, and Pender, with his North Carolinians, relieved by Early and Forno, of Ewell's division, came rushing up, comparatively fresh for the work, and cheering us as the 30th, as we had been on the 29th, and to suffer as terribly. Virginia can justly point with peculiar pride to the famous charge of Pickett's division of Virginians at Gettysburg—a charge now almost as famous as that at Balaklava. The State of North Carolina should write immortal on the banner of its Fifth regiment, was th
Stonewall Jackson (search for this): chapter 1
lliam Allan, who was Chief of Ordnance on General Jackson's staff, and who is as able a writer as hibed, too, by Professor Dabney in his Life of Jackson, when Jackson stood by the road side to see ur our army, and had the energy with which General Jackson himself would swim swollen streams to finithin their ranks. So far from retreating, Jackson had thrown his corps directly upon the flank in what the force before us was, but that General Jackson did not wish a general engagement broughtaccount of this attack, and then read you General Jackson's short report of it from our side. Thesbrigade and Gregg's. On this point surely General Jackson is the best authority, and you and I, my on of their gallant conduct, mentioned by General Jackson, when I claim for Colonel Barnes and your had been entrusted with this defence because Jackson knew that his zeal and courage in the Southerm Virginia, the seventeen which had been with Jackson in the Valley did not average two hundred. S[16 more...]
Heintzelman (search for this): chapter 1
it was that was coming so steadily and cautiously to our attack. During the affair in front of the railroad, which I have just described, General Kearney, of Heintzelman's corps, had been ordered to the support of Sigel, and had arrived upon the ground, and some of his regiments had probably taken part in that fight, as Schurz ral Gordon tells us: Ibid, p. 262. It was now two o'clock. The fight again broke out in the centre; but the struggle there was carried on by the division of Heintzelman's corps, commanded by General Hooker, and by a brigade from Reno's division. The contest was maintained by a Federal line, of which Robinson was in command on completely exhausted by its fight with us by noon that it took no further part in the action of the day. Gordon, page 259. We had fought Hooker's division of Heintzelman's corps, which, it appears, was five thousand five hundred The Army under Pope, page 194. strong, together with a brigade at least of Reno's, say one thousand
before him, and that Pope was holding him responsible for not doing on the left what he (Pope) himself, with the bulk of the army, had been unable to do on the right; and that, moreover, he (Porter) had heard no such firing on Pope's right as would inform him that a battle was raging. Singular to say the noise of our engagement does not appear to have been heard at the other end of the line. Many testified to this for General Porter, and in a history of the Fifth New York Volunteers, of Sykes's division of Porter's corps, the author mentions, not apparently with any regard to the Fitz John Porter case, that they heard heavy firing in the afternoon a few miles to their right, and it was the general impression among the rank and file that an engagement was going on, but the firing was nothing unusual, as they had been accustomed to hear it in various directions for several days.—Davenport's Fifth New York Infantry, page 264. A battle, technically speaking, is defined to be an e
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