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d again the credit of the artillery is given to Chew's Maryland battery. General Lane in a letterHill's corps, armed as infantry, and a part of Chew's Maryland battery. Harris' brigade and a feing back from the lines. I remember that Colonel Chew, and probably a few of his men, were bivouawere awaiting an opportunity to go home. Colonel Chew was in Gregg when the assaults were made, bs been claimed by Pollard and General Lane that Chew's battery participated in the defence of Gregg.nd. I have never seen any statement from Colonel Chew claiming the credit of the action of the arapers, Volume XVIII, page 283, under heading of Chew's battery, we read as follows: The 16th of January (1865) Shoemaker's and our (Thompson-Chew's) batteries disbanded, to be called in by gener the 2d. This extract would go to show that Chew's (Thompson's) battery was disbanded in Januaryhe day the lines were broken and Gregg fell Colonel Chew had no command at Petersburg. William Mille
with the Washington Artillery, of New Orleans, I received an order from General Pendleton, the chief of artillery of the Army of Northern Virginia, detaching me from that command and placing me in command of Gibbes' battalion of three batteries, then in position just to the right of the crater caused by the explosion of the mine on the previous day—Major Gibbes having been severely wounded and rendered unfit for duty. Here we remained until November 6th, when we were relieved by Lieutenant-Colonel Moseley's battalion, and were ordered to a position on the Boydton plankroad, between the city and Hatcher's Run. We were assigned to do the light artillery work of A. P. Hill's corps; and several times during the winter we were moved out in snow and sleet to counteract Grant's flanking movements around our right. After Early's misfortunes in the Valley, and the return to the main army at Petersburg of the remnant of his troops under Gordon, two of my batteries were broken up, and the
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itated the strengthening of the line of works in front of Gregg, and I received an order from General Lee, in person, after dark on the night of the 25th March, to construct pits for two pieces of aight. Obtaining negroes from the engineer corps, we worked all night, and at sunrise, when General Lee rode up from his headquarters, the pits were finished and occupied by two guns of the Washingrtillery under Lieutenant Harry Battles. We were much gratified at the kind commendations of General Lee, that our work had been promply accomplished. Not so fortunate, however, were our neighbors—orks they had thrown up under the direction of the engineers were too far down the slope, and General Lee, with some evidence of dissatisfaction at the error, and in the absence of engineer officers,any, Washington Artillery. The day after the completion of the gun-pits in front of Gregg, General Lee ordered a larger work to be constructed upon the site of the pits, and when completed by the
s Snow, Craige, Howard and Rigler, who were in Gregg when it fell, and these officers estimate the strengthening of the line of works in front of Gregg, and I received an order from General Lee, in ter the completion of the gun-pits in front of Gregg, General Lee ordered a larger work to be constMarch 26-28th.—Working on new fort in front of Gregg. March 29th.—Enemy moving on our right. Heve Forks the evening before. McElroy was in Gregg with his dismounted artillerists; Battles was attles to keep a sharp lookout, I went over to Gregg to see that McElroy was all right, and thence llant fellow of McElroy's run, all alone, from Gregg to Owen, and load and fire one round at the rehen ordered me to go and withdraw McElroy from Gregg, and Lieutenant Richard Walke, of his staff (n error in not finishing the rifle pits between Gregg and Whitworth contributed largely to aid the aopportunity to go home. Colonel Chew was in Gregg when the assaults were made, but took no part [6 more...]<
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r officer, will he not give us his account of the defence of Fort Gregg? In Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume XVIII, page 283, under heading of Chew's battery, we read as follows: The 16th of January (1865) Shoemaker's and our (Thompson-Chew's) batteries disbanded, to be called in by general orders at any time. Called in through the papers April 1, 1865; ordered to report to Captain Carter at Lynchburg. I saw the order on the 2d. This extract would go to show that Chew's (1865) Shoemaker's and our (Thompson-Chew's) batteries disbanded, to be called in by general orders at any time. Called in through the papers April 1, 1865; ordered to report to Captain Carter at Lynchburg. I saw the order on the 2d. This extract would go to show that Chew's (Thompson's) battery was disbanded in January, 1865, and that on the day the lines were broken and Gregg fell Colonel Chew had no command at Petersburg. William Miller Owen, Late Lieutenant-Colonel Artillery, A. N. V
he enemy had had possession of the guns, and he was repairing damages, and would go to the front as soon as possible. The horses having been brought up, McElroy, by my orders, moved down the road towards the enemy and took position in rear of the left of Harris' brigade; but observing that his firing was doing the enemy no harm, I ordered him back to Fort Gregg to put his guns in position in the fort. This he did; and there meeting General Wilcox I heard him (Wilcox) order his aid, Captain Frank Ward (now of Baltimore) to go to General Harris and order him to withdraw his command and place it in the two forts—Gregg and Whitworth. I directed McElroy to pile up all the canister that was in the limber-chests upon the platform, so as to have it handy, and to leave his limbers and horses outside the fort. What finally became of them I never heard. Seeing McElroy and his men all ready, and Harris on his way to occupy the forts, I rode to report the state of affairs to General Lindse
t with little effect. The fatal error in not finishing the rifle pits between Gregg and Whitworth contributed largely to aid the assailants. The unfinished trench gave them a foothold to climb the parapet, and we saw six regimental flags in quick succession gain that position. The firing being continued, we thought then that the garrison was being put to the sword. It has been estimated that there wore two hundred men in Fort Gregg—maybe more; sixty-seven were reported killed, and General Gibbon stated to General Wilcox at Appomattox that he lost eight hundred men in the assault. How many of the two hundred men were Mississippians, and how many North Carolinians, I cannot tell. I think I am safe in saying, however, that the men of Harris's brigade were the only organized body of infantry in the fort; the others had been rallied there by officers of different commands when falling back from the lines. I remember that Colonel Chew, and probably a few of his men, were bivouack
rt Gregg were a part of Lane's North Carolina brigade, Walker's supernumerary artillerists of A. P. Hill's corps, armed as infantry, and a part of Chew's Maryland battery. Harris' brigade and a few pieces of artillery occupied Fort Alexander (Whitworth), which was to the rear of Fort Gregg and higher up the Appomattox; and that fort was evacuated, the infantry and artillery retiring to the inner line of works before Fort Gregg was attacked in force. I have letters from Lieutenants Snow, Craige, Howard and Rigler, who were in Gregg when it fell, and these officers estimate the number of Harris' brigade in that fort at not more than twenty, including a Lieutenant-Colonel Duncan and his adjutant, while they estimate the numbers from my brigade to have been at least three-fourths the entire force. It is not my desire to enter into any lengthy discussion regarding the gallant infantry defenders of Fort Gregg—one of the crowning acts of the war—but I will speak for the artillery, fo
eers of that command. I have never seen any statement from Colonel Chew claiming the credit of the action of the artillery at Gregg, or that it was his battery that was entitled to the credit of the gallantry shown; but as by his silence he has accepted the verdict due a brother officer, will he not give us his account of the defence of Fort Gregg? In Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume XVIII, page 283, under heading of Chew's battery, we read as follows: The 16th of January (1865) Shoemaker's and our (Thompson-Chew's) batteries disbanded, to be called in by general orders at any time. Called in through the papers April 1, 1865; ordered to report to Captain Carter at Lynchburg. I saw the order on the 2d. This extract would go to show that Chew's (Thompson's) battery was disbanded in January, 1865, and that on the day the lines were broken and Gregg fell Colonel Chew had no command at Petersburg. William Miller Owen, Late Lieutenant-Colonel Artillery, A. N. V
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ht of the army, that we had heard. had been overwhelmed at Five Forks the evening before. McElroy was in Gregg with his dismounted artillerists; Battles was in Owen with his two guns and their cannoneers, and to the right and left, along the entrenchments, were infantry of Lane's and Thomas's commands, I believe, stationed sevlittle force, and they retired, leaving the guns behind, but taking with them their prisoners. I saw one gallant fellow of McElroy's run, all alone, from Gregg to Owen, and load and fire one round at the retiring enemy. I wish I knew his name. McElroy immediately took possession of Battles' guns, and prepared to act as artille report to Captain Carter at Lynchburg. I saw the order on the 2d. This extract would go to show that Chew's (Thompson's) battery was disbanded in January, 1865, and that on the day the lines were broken and Gregg fell Colonel Chew had no command at Petersburg. William Miller Owen, Late Lieutenant-Colonel Artillery, A. N. V
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