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Cemetery Hill (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): article 6
ont to his left, and attacked most furiously on their flanks the enemy who were posted on the right behind a stone wall, and on the left behind a breastwork of rails. The enemy were soon put to flight, and rapidly retired through the town to Cemetery hill. The retirement of the enemy caused the artillery on the left to limber up and move rapidly to the rear. Much of this artillery would have been captured, but the two left regiments met a second force of the enemy posted behind a stone fencedriving the enemy through and beyond the town of Gettysburg. The troops of this division which had been sent into town to gather up prisoners were now withdrawn, and the whole division was formed in line along the ridge opposite the town and Cemetery Hill, the left resting on the Fairfield road.--And thus ended the first day's fight at Gettysburg — the most successful to the Southern cause, by far, of the three day's carnival of blood, which will ever make memorable the time, the place, and th
Fairfield, Pa. (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): article 6
ff, and Brig.-Gen. Scales, though suffering very much from a severe wound in the leg, soon rallied the brigade, which again pushed on to the charge, under command of Lieut. Colonel Gordon, 34th regiment N. C. T., driving the enemy through and beyond the town of Gettysburg. The troops of this division which had been sent into town to gather up prisoners were now withdrawn, and the whole division was formed in line along the ridge opposite the town and Cemetery Hill, the left resting on the Fairfield road.--And thus ended the first day's fight at Gettysburg — the most successful to the Southern cause, by far, of the three day's carnival of blood, which will ever make memorable the time, the place, and the actors. Much blood had been shed with the going down of this day's sun, but more was yet to be spilled before the butchery was complete or the slaughter was ended. On the second day's engagement, I will speak in my next. It will be observed that thus far the "war horse" of this
Cashtown (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): article 6
the reader will pardon the method I have chosen to pursue in the recital. On the morning of the 30th of June, 1863, Maj.-Gen. Heth, who was then lying at Cashtown, Pa., with his division, ordered Brig.-Gen. Pettigrew to march his brigade to Gettysburg and search the town for supplies, especially shoes. On reaching the suburbry — supported, it was said, by a considerable body of infantry. Under these circumstances, Gen. P. did not attempt to enter the town, but returned to camp near Cashtown. On the morning of the 1st of July, Heth's division of infantry, accompanied by Pegram's battalion of artillery, broke up camp near Caslitown, and at 5 A. Mmas's Georgia brigade, moved from their encampments on the east side of South Mountain on the morning of the 1st of July, at 8 A. M., along the turnpike, through Cashtown, in the direction of Gettysburg, following the advance of Major-Gen. Heth. When within three miles of Gettysburg, Major-Gen. H. being already engaged with the e
Fredericksburg, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 6
of artillery, broke up camp near Caslitown, and at 5 A. M. began to move in the direction of Gettysburg by the turn-pike road. As the division neared Gettysburg it became evident that the enemy was in the vicinity of the town in some force, but in what numbers was as yet unknown to the commanding General. When Heth, however, reached the second ridge of hills west of Gettysburg, it became clear that there were infantry, artillery, and cavalry around the town. Braxton's battery, of Fredericksburg, Virginia, (formerly commanded by Maj. C. M. Braxton, of that town, a brave and accomplished officer, and now by Capt. Marye,) was placed in position, and a few shots were fired, scattering the enemy's cavalry videttes and killing Major--General Reynolds, then commanding the Yankee forces at Gettysburg, Meade not having arrived. This, be it remembered, was the opening of the ball. Ewell did not come into action until some time later in the day. The division was now within one and a hal
an half its numbers; among them Col. Bergwyn being killed, and Lieut.-Col. Lane being severely wounded. The 11th also lost its Major, (Ross,)y. The light division of Major-Gen. W. D. Pender, consisting of Lane's and Scales's North Carolina brigades, McGowan's South Carolina bried in line of battle as follows: Perrin and Scales on the right, and Lane and Thomas on the left of the turnpike. In this order, with a stronclock, the enemy having made a strong demonstration on the right, Gen. Lane was sent to the extreme right, and Gen. Thomas closed upon the leously engaged with the enemy.--About 4 o'clock the three brigades of Lane, Scales, and Perrin, were ordered by Major Gen. Pender to advance aning some four or five preceding hours, that division had passed. Gen. Lane, on the extreme right, was much annoyed by a heavy force of dismo finding himself without support either on his right or his left, Gen. Lane having been delayed by the attack on his flank, and Gen. Scales h
and whether or no they were massing forces in Gettysburg. Heavy columns of the enemy were soon encountered. Davis's brigade, on the left, drove the enemy back and captured his batteries, but was unable to hold the position he had obtained, as the enemy concentrated in over whelming numbers on his front and flank. The brigade, however, gallantly maintained its position under a raking fire until every field and most of its company officers were shot down, and its ranks greatly tainted. Lt. Col. Smith, of the 55th N. C. T. being here killed, and Col. Connelly, of the 55th N. C.; Col. Stone, of the 21 Miss; Lt. Col. Mosby and Major Finney, were severely wounded. The bravery of the brigade and its gallant commander were unsurpassed by any of the many acts of signal gallantry and daring which so richly illustrated those three days of terrible carnage. Individual acts of heroism I might mention without stint, but there is scarcely room for them in the limited space of a daily journa
McPherson (search for this): article 6
as this Lieutenant Roberts, of the 2d Mississippi, observing some distance off but neaer the enemy's than our own fires, two groups, each consisting of from seven to ten men, and each guarding a stand of colors, called for volunteers to take them. Four gallant spirits from his own and an equal number from the 42d Mississippi regiment readily responded, and soon a dash is made for the colors. A hand-to-hand fight ensued, in which all on both sides were either killed or wounded except private McPherson, who killed the last Yankee color-bearer and brought off the colors, Lieut. Roberts being killed just as he was seizing one of the colors. On the right of the road Archer encountered heavy masses of the enemy on his front, and his gallant brigade, alter being surrounded by overwhelming numbers in front and on both flanks, was forced to fall back. Brig.-Gen. Archer, with some sixty or seventy of his men, were here captured. The enemy having now been felt and found to be in heavy
drove the enemy back and captured his batteries, but was unable to hold the position he had obtained, as the enemy concentrated in over whelming numbers on his front and flank. The brigade, however, gallantly maintained its position under a raking fire until every field and most of its company officers were shot down, and its ranks greatly tainted. Lt. Col. Smith, of the 55th N. C. T. being here killed, and Col. Connelly, of the 55th N. C.; Col. Stone, of the 21 Miss; Lt. Col. Mosby and Major Finney, were severely wounded. The bravery of the brigade and its gallant commander were unsurpassed by any of the many acts of signal gallantry and daring which so richly illustrated those three days of terrible carnage. Individual acts of heroism I might mention without stint, but there is scarcely room for them in the limited space of a daily journal. One exhibition of manly nerve and high strung purpose has come to my knowledge, which I do not feel at liberty to ignore, inasmuch as it
y. The light division of Major-Gen. W. D. Pender, consisting of Lane's and Scales's North Carolina brigades, McGowan's South Carolina brigade, under Col. A. Perrith the enemy, the division was formed in line of battle as follows: Perrin and Scales on the right, and Lane and Thomas on the left of the turnpike. In this order, Lane was sent to the extreme right, and Gen. Thomas closed upon the left of Gen. Scales. Soon thereafter the division (with the exception of Gen. Thomas, who was rvigorously engaged with the enemy.--About 4 o'clock the three brigades of Lane, Scales, and Perrin, were ordered by Major Gen. Pender to advance and to pass Major-Gent or his left, Gen. Lane having been delayed by the attack on his flank, and Gen. Scales having halted to return the fire of the enemy after Gen. S. had been disablewn into some confusion. Major-Gen. Pender, with a part of his staff, and Brig.-Gen. Scales, though suffering very much from a severe wound in the leg, soon rallied
John Pegram (search for this): article 6
orted, it was said, by a considerable body of infantry. Under these circumstances, Gen. P. did not attempt to enter the town, but returned to camp near Cashtown. On the morning of the 1st of July, Heth's division of infantry, accompanied by Pegram's battalion of artillery, broke up camp near Caslitown, and at 5 A. M. began to move in the direction of Gettysburg by the turn-pike road. As the division neared Gettysburg it became evident that the enemy was in the vicinity of the town in somekept up a severe and continuous enfilade fire. This so much delayed him in his advance that he was unable to attack the enemy, except a small force of them, which he dislodged from a skirt of woods; the same that was occupied the next day by Pegram's battalion of artillery. Perrin, after passing Heth's division, reformed his brigade in a ravine and moved rapidly forward. Upon ascending a hill in front of this ravine, the brigade received a deadly fire of musketry and artillery, posted beh
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