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.-Genl. S. D. Lee, or Brig.-Genl. B. T. Johnson, Salisbury, N. C.: Should you have three thousand men and two batteries for defence of Salisbury and Yadkin bridge, send the rest of troops and one battery forthwith to Greensboro, and stop there, by telegraph, battery coming from Hillsboroa. G. T. Beauregard. Telegram. High Point, N. C., April 1st, 1865. Brig.-Genl. Featherstone, Salisbury, N. C.: Enemy reported yesterday evening about Huntsville, moving towards Salem and Winston. Push up troops rapidly as possible, and look out for him on way to Greensboroa. G. T. Beauregard. Telegram. Lexington, N. C., April 1st, 1865. Genl. J. E. Johnston, Smithfield, N. C.: On arrival at Salisbury, I find Stoneman will probably move on Greensboroa or Danville. Have, in consequence, ordered Featherstone's troops to Greensboroa. Are there any at Danville? Shall I send some there? G. T. Beauregard. Telegram. near Smithfield, April 1st, 1865. Genl.
H. A. Wise (search for this): chapter 26
commence arriving to-night at Kinston. Half of Wise's brigade is expected here in a few hours, on iA. M., on the 15th, General Dearing informs General Wise that his forces were hotly engaged with thengman's right was Wise's brigade. The right of Wise's brigade terminated on the apex of a high hillter of a mile was left across this ravine. General Wise called the attention of General Hoke and Gecept as far as protected by Blunt's battery. Wise's brigade stood firm and aided in restoring thes were sent in. Every officer and man under General Wise's notice behaved with gallantry, and the e ——— 22,200 The effective force under General Wise of all arms was 2200. Telegram. Richmondetersburg (about 2200 of all arms) consisted of Wise's brigade, some artillery, two regiments of Dea, 18th, 22d, and 23d South Carolina regiments. Wise's brigade was next to the right, and Colquitt'sregiments of Ransom's brigade, two regiments of Wise's brigade, and artillery. Demonstrations were [22 more...
John Withers (search for this): chapter 26
nt of like character on the part of General Lee. The dates of these papers I do not recollect. Yours, very truly, Thomas Jordan. Adjutant and Inspector-General's Office, Richmond, Va., Sept. 17th, 1862. Special Orders, No. 128: * * * XVI. Major-General J. C. Pemberton, on being relieved in command of the Department of South Carolina and Georgia by General Beauregard, will repair to this city and report for further orders. * * * By command of Secretary of War. John Withers, Assist. Adjt.-Genl. Headquarters, Department S. C. And Ga., Charleston, S. C., Sept. 24th, 1862. Special Orders, No. 178: I. Major-General J. C. Pemberton is relieved from duty in this Department, and will proceed to obey paragraph XVI., Special Orders, No. 128, Adjutant and Inspector-General's Office, Richmond, Va., September 17th, 1862. * * * By command of Genl. Beauregard. Thomas Jordan, Chief of Staff. Charleston, S. C., Sept. 23d, 1862. Genl. Pembert
Jonathan Withers (search for this): chapter 26
ides the States of South Carolina and Florida, that portion of Georgia embraced in the following lines: commencing at Augusta and running along the Georgia Railroad to Warrenton, thence via Sparta and Milledgeville, following the line of the railroad to the Ocmulgee River, but not including Macon; down the Ocmulgee to Coffee County, following the western boundary of that county to the Alapaha River, and down that river and the Suwanee to the Gulf. By command of the Secretary of War, Jno. Withers, Assist. Adjt.-Genl. To Genl. G. T. Beauregard, Comdg., etc. Telegram. Richmond, Va., Jan. 7th., 1865. To Genl. Beauregard: Hardee needs aid. If Hood has not complied with your suggestion, please give the matter prompt attention. Jeffn. Davis. Macon, Ga., Jan. 7th, 1865:11 A. M. To Genl. S. Cooper, Adjt.-Genl., Richmond, Va.: General Hood reports from Corinth, Miss., January 3d, 1865, that the army recrossed Tennessee River at Bainbridge without material los
J. D. Witherspoon (search for this): chapter 26
Columbia. Jno. M. Otey, A. A. G. N. B.—Same was sent to Lieutenant-General A. W. Stewart. Headquarters, Military division of the West, Columbia, S. C., Feb. 15th, 1865. Major R. Rhett, A. Q. M.: General Beauregard wishes every effort made to remove all quartermaster stores from this place to some point on the Charlotte Railroad, beyond Chesterville. Jno. M. Otey, A. A. G. Headquarters, Military division of the West, Columbia, S. C., Feb. 15th, 1865. Capt. J. D. Witherspoon, A. C. S.: Captain,—General Beauregard directs that all the subsistence stores, except fifty thousand (50,000) rations, be sent from the city in the direction of Chesterville and Charlotte, N. C. Jno. M. Otey, A. A. G. Telegram. Charleston, S. C., Feb. 16th, 1865. Genl. Beauregard: Your telegram from Columbia received. On receipt of your despatch yesterday from Florence preparations been again pushed forward. The movement will begin to-day, and be carried out
should be at once trained or otherwise provided for an emergency. There was a deficiency of wood at the stations to meet the increased number of trains per day. Wood should at once be properly accumulated, to obviate the possibility of such a mishap hereafter. It may be that troops will be required here from North Carolina, the field, near Chester, Va., May 29th, 1864. To his Excellency President Davis, Richmond, Va.: Sir,—I had the honor to receive yesterday afternoon, through Colonel Wood, your letter of the 28th inst., enclosing a copy of General Lee's letter of the same day, from near Atlee's Station. I have telegraphed him to inform me when s, during which the enemy never drove them a foot to the right, though they several times attempted to move on that flank. The 59th Virginia regiment, under Captain Wood, also formed in a ditch running perpendicular to the rear of our main works, and whenever the enemy formed in rear of the breach, or attempted to change to the
Charles R. Woods (search for this): chapter 26
in chief. * * * Our staffs rode right behind us, and their came the head of the column, which, I think, was the second division, 15th Corps, commanded by General Charles R. Woods. Q. General Howard, then, I understand you to say, had orders from you as to the disposition of troops? A. Yes, sir. * * * The leading division of the 15th Corps, commanded by General Woods, was to occupy Columbia, and the other two divisions to pass through and encamp just outside the town. * * * Q. Do I understand you to say that burning cotton flies in the air? A. Indeed it does. Q. About how many feet high in the air? A. As many as six hundred feet; yes, I saounds—forty or fifty pounds. Q. How many feet in the air? A. One hundred, or one hundred and fifty feet in the air. * * * Q. But the police force was from Woods's division of the 15th Corps, save such stragglers as may have strayed in from other commands? A. Yes, sir; all the troops in Columbia were from the 15th Corps,
ous one, which requires the most earnest consideration of the Government before it is adopted. The pontoon-train, reported by Major Milligan, on the 27th inst., as having been sent up to Butler, signifies probably an intention on his part to co-operate with Grant in his operations against Richmond, by throwing a bridge across the James River. Respectfully, your obedient servant, G. T. Beauregard. Telegram. near Chester, May 30th, 1864:5 P. M. Genl. B. Bragg, Richmond, Va.: Lieutenant Wooley, Signal Corps, reports from Fort Boykin: Several transports went down last night, and more to-day, heavily loaded with troops. Are coming down as far as he can see. I have ordered a demonstration made to ascertain the position of enemy's forces in our front. G. T. Beauregard. Telegram. near Chester, Va., May 30th, 1864:5.15 P. M. Genl. R. E. Lee, Atlee's Station, Virginia C. R. R.: War Department must determine when and what troops to order from here. I send to General Bragg
A. E. Woolright (search for this): chapter 26
tmost despatch, and supplied with the requisite ammunition. Opportunely forewarned, we must be forearmed and prepared at all points. Respectfully, your obdt. servt., Thomas Jordan, Chief of Staff. Sumter, August 31st. Extract from Journal Kept at Post. August 30th.—The entire day 634 shot and shell were fired at this post: 322 struck outside, 168 inside, 144 missed. Shipped by steamer Etiwan large amount of ordnance stores. Garrison worked part of night. Casualties: Private A. E. Woolright, Company C, 28th Georgia Volunteers, and F. Ward, Company C, 28th Georgia Volunteers. Damage to fort most apparent inside. On east barbette battery two 10-inch columbiads, serviceable up to-day, had carriages broken; one 10-inch columbiad muzzle shot off and dismounted. Parapet all shaky, and partially demolished; traverse badly cut up; three arches, with ramparts on northeast front, cut away and tumbled in, burying some commissary stores; east scarp, near southeast pan-coupe, ha
een loosened by a shot on outside below terre-plein. Alfred Rhett, Col. Comdg. Sumter, August 17th: 7.30 A. M. The enemy opened with a 200-pounder from this side of Graham's House, and another gun, I suppose a 100-pounder. From two 200-pounders under the hill also. They have hammered the fort a good deal, and the trunnion of a rifled 32-pounder has been knocked off. The Ironsides and two monitors are backing in. Alfred Rhett, Col. Comdg. Sumter, August 17th: 12.50 P. M. Do send Wragg down. Doctor Moore is sick. We have stopped firing. The Ironsides and monitors have drawn off. The upper batteries have slackened fire. Six hundred and twelve shot and shell have struck and passed over us. One man—Company F—slightly wounded since last report. All the guns, except one 8-inch and one 10-inch gun on northwest front, disabled. Alfred Rhett, Col. Comdg. Sumter, August 18th. * * * From 5 A. M., August 17th, to 5 A. M., August 18th, 948 shot and shell were fired, 445 of
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