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my, by covering themselves by a hill, appeared suddenly in a very short distance of Col. Scott's right wing, and poured into it so deadly a fire as to cause his men to recoil some fifteen or twenty yards. Scott's situation was then perilous in the extreme. He placed himself on his line of battle before his men with not more than a dozen men who had not left, and waving his hat around his head, appealed to his men in the most animating manner to rally to his support. He asked them if Virginians would let a parcel of Yankees make them run on their own soil? By such appeals as this he soon rallied them, and as they returned to the charge, he waved his hat and cheered most vociferously. His men then ponder into the enemy, who had by this time got very near to his line, so deadly a fire as to drive them down the hill, During this fire his men shot down the flag bearer, shot the flagstaff in two or three places, and during the temporary flight of the enemy Major Colsy, of the Fifty-
came up before the battle closed, but I am not advised as to the part it bore in the action. It is highly complimented. The battle commenced about 5 o'clock, and did not close until nearly 9 P. M. In this action all the officers and men behaved most gallantly--Gen. Ed. Johnson, as usual, displayed great gallantry, and had his horse killed under him, and was wounded in the ankle. Col. Harman was wounded in the arm early in the action, and his regiment was then well commanded by Lieut. Col. Skinner and Mufor Ross. Col. Taliaferro's, of the 23d regiment, had his horse killed; Col.Scott, also, had his horse killed under him by two balls. Indeed, it looks like a miracle that he should have, escaped unhurt. No one in the battle distinguished himself more. I visited the field of battle again yesterday, and saw the marks of the enemy's balls, and it is my opinion, and the opinion of nearly all with us , that no one could have stood on any one place during the whole battle, nea
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ng the present war. Generals Jackson and Johnson having driven the enemy from Shenandoah mountld prevent it. During the reconnaissance Gen. Edw. Johnson's command, consisting of Col. W. C. Scotns, Lieut,Col.Smead acting as Adjkcen, to General Johnson; the 25th regiment, by Col. George Smith;gage, save blankets, under the command of Gen. Ed. Johnson, and the next day the advance guard, undeeneral Johnson. Soon after the consultation, Johnson's army pushed up the road in pursuit of the eding that no position could be obtained. Johnson's army (that is the infantry) was placed upon from the field. During the engagement Gen. Johnson came near being captured. Gen. Jackson, nond mortally wounded. During the battle Gen. Johnson's horse was killed under him, and the Gener two brigades of three regiments each both of Johnson's army, engaged int the fight. The first was Wm. C. Scott, of Virginia, of both of whom Gen. Johnson speaks in the highest terms for their galla[4 more...]
tain. After the Generals had reconnected for several hours, it becoming late they concluded to postpone an attack until the following morning; but, the enemy receiving reenforcements, made an attack upon as about 8 o'clock, After a desperate fight, which lasted five hours, we drove the enemy from the field. During the engagement Gen. Johnson came near being captured. Gen. Jackson, not knowing his position gave orders for the 44th Va regiment to fall back, but the Richmond Zouaves Captain Alfriend, seeing the perilous position of their brave commender, Gen, J, disobeyed orders and charged upon the enemy, thereby saving him from the Yankees'clutones. Our loss is estimated at about 800 killed, wounded, and missing. About one hundred of the number were killed and mortally wounded. During the battle Gen. Johnson's horse was killed under him, and the General received a wound in the ankle from a sail passing through the small bone of the legs but I am happy to state that the
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ll, and as his front rank would fire he would cause it to fall back a few paces and lie down and load, while Connor's had no such advantage But for that it is generally believed that a majority of Scott's right wing would have been killed. General Taliaferro's Brigade came up before the battle closed, but I am not advised as to the part it bore in the action. It is highly complimented. The battle commenced about 5 o'clock, and did not close until nearly 9 P. M. In this action all the officersusual, displayed great gallantry, and had his horse killed under him, and was wounded in the ankle. Col. Harman was wounded in the arm early in the action, and his regiment was then well commanded by Lieut. Col. Skinner and Mufor Ross. Col. Taliaferro's, of the 23d regiment, had his horse killed; Col.Scott, also, had his horse killed under him by two balls. Indeed, it looks like a miracle that he should have, escaped unhurt. No one in the battle distinguished himself more. I visite
by Colonel M. G Harmen; Brice's battery and Miller's battery, and Col.Connor's brigade, composed of the 12th Georges, commanded by Major Hawkients of the enemy were sent to the Col.. Scott's right flank, but Col.Connor's brigade was then formed at right angles to Col. Scott's, to res were given with a will. The battle was equally fierce with Colonel Connor's Brigade. Indeed, It was fiercest where the left wing of ConnConnor's and the right wing of Scott's united at right angles to each other, The 12th Georgia was nearer the left of Connor's and suffered most. Connor's and suffered most. Connor's suffered more than Scott's, because Scott's line of battle was on the west of the hill, and as his front rank would fire he would cauConnor's suffered more than Scott's, because Scott's line of battle was on the west of the hill, and as his front rank would fire he would cause it to fall back a few paces and lie down and load, while Connor's had no such advantage But for that it is generally believed that a majoriConnor's had no such advantage But for that it is generally believed that a majority of Scott's right wing would have been killed. General Taliaferro's Brigade came up before the battle closed, but I am not advised as to th
nt of the Lynchburg Republican, writing from the camp in Pendleton county, Virginia, May 12th, gives the following interesting particulars of the recent fight at McDowell's in Highland; On Monday, May 5th, we left camp at Valley Mills, Augusta county, six miles north of Staunton, with five day's rations, without tents and ba highest terms for their gallantry and bravery on this occasion. We expected to renew the fight the next morning, but the bird had flown, leaving behind, at McDowell, where 3,000 encamped, all his camp equipage, a large quantity of ammunition, a number of cases of Enfield rifles, together with about 100 head of cattle, which any graves along the road, besides abandoned wagons and broken-down horses. I learn this morning that 703 dead Yankees have been found in a mountain hollow near McDowell's, covered with brush. People along the road tell us that they pressed all their horses to carry off their artillery, &c. We arrived at this place yest
since a fried there position, and that is was impossible to very it by an attack on the waited the top of a high with called"calling Washington's Hill, on the left of the turnpike, for the purpose of reconnoitering the position of the enemy.--General Milroy at once saw that this hill commanded his position, and deter mined that we should not occupy it if he could prevent it. During the reconnaissance Gen. Edw. Johnson's command, consisting of Col. W. C. Scott's brigade, composed of the 55th regiaving behind, at McDowell, where 3,000 encamped, all his camp equipage, a large quantity of ammunition, a number of cases of Enfield rifles, together with about 100 head of cattle, which they had stolen, being mostly milch cows. At McDowell, Milroy's headquarters, great destruction was done to private property. The Yankees had been enjoying themselves finely. They had erected large bake-ovens, and the officers' kitchens were all provided with large cooking stoves of the most improved p
occupy it if he could prevent it. During the reconnaissance Gen. Edw. Johnson's command, consisting of Col. W. C. Scott's brigade, composed of the 55th regiment, commanded by Lieut. -- Col.Board, Col. S. H. Letcher being since; the 44th Georgia, Maj Norvell Cobb, Lieut. Col. A. C. Jones billing abstention detached service; the 5th regiment by Colonel M. G Harmen; Brice's battery and Miller's battery, and Col.Connor's brigade, composed of the 12th Georges, commanded by Major Hawkins, Lieut,Col.Smead acting as Adjkcen, to General Johnson; the 25th regiment, by Col. George Smith; the 31st regiment, by Col. Johnson Hoffidan, Lieut. Colonel A. H, Jackson, and Maj. Jas. Ontueworth, and the Ese battery, commanded by Capt Raine, were brought on the hill. The hill is denuded of tress, but has a few clumps of busher in some parts of it. Col. Scott formed his line of battle on the crest of the hill, and his men faced west. This was a mere prevention to guard against attack, which he did no
lly believed that a majority of Scott's right wing would have been killed. General Taliaferro's Brigade came up before the battle closed, but I am not advised as to the part it bore in the action. It is highly complimented. The battle commenced about 5 o'clock, and did not close until nearly 9 P. M. In this action all the officers and men behaved most gallantly--Gen. Ed. Johnson, as usual, displayed great gallantry, and had his horse killed under him, and was wounded in the ankle. Col. Harman was wounded in the arm early in the action, and his regiment was then well commanded by Lieut. Col. Skinner and Mufor Ross. Col. Taliaferro's, of the 23d regiment, had his horse killed; Col.Scott, also, had his horse killed under him by two balls. Indeed, it looks like a miracle that he should have, escaped unhurt. No one in the battle distinguished himself more. I visited the field of battle again yesterday, and saw the marks of the enemy's balls, and it is my opinion, and the op
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