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Louisa (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.44
14, 1862, there assembled at the wholesale warehouse of Messrs. Crenshaw & Co., on the Basin bank, between Tenth and Eleventh streets, Richmond, Va., one of the jolliest, most rollicking, fun-loving crowd of youngsters, between the ages of 16 and 25, that were ever thrown together haphazard, composed of clerks, book-keepers, salesmen, compositors, with a small sprinkling of solid business men, from Richmond, reinforced with as sturdy-looking a lot of farmer boys from the counties of Orange, Louisa, Spotsylvania and Culpeper as one generally comes across. The occasion of the gathering was the formation of an artillery company for active service in the field, and after the usual preliminaries, an organization was soon effected, with the following officers: Captain, William G. Crenshaw. Senior First Lieutenant, James Ellett. Junior First Lieutenant, Charles L. Hobson. Senior Second Lieutenant, Andrew B. Johnston. Junior Second Lieutenant, Thorras Ellett. The battery consisted
Chickahominy (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.44
e had concentrated his army in front of him, and the Crenshaw Battery was ordered to take position on the left of the line, and was soon to receive its baptism of fire in one of the most hotly-contested and hardest-fought battles of the war. The Battery, with Gregg's Brigade, moved to about six miles north of Richmond, where the Light Division was formed under Major-General A. P. Hill, the Brigade and Battery being a part of it. Remained in this vicinity and at Friend's farm on the Chickahominy river, where the battery was engaged in several artillery duels with Federal batteries, one specially severe on the 20th of June, 1862, where several horses were killed and wounded, but fortunately no men were hurt. On the 26th day of June, 1862, the Light Division, with this and other batteries, crossed the Chickahominy swamp and made an attack on the Federals at Mechanicsville, with the Purcell Battery in front, the Crenshaw Battery being immediately in the rear, where they were exposed
Boonsboro (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.44
and, after a conflict of three days, utterly repulsed him on the plains of Manassas, and forced him to take shelter within the fortifications around his capital. Without halting for repose, you crossed the Potomac, stormed the heights of Harper's Ferry, made prisoners of more than eleven thousand men, and captured upwards of seventy pieces of arillery, all their small arms and munitions of war. While one corps of the army was thus engaged the other insured its success by arresting at Boonesboro the combined armies of the enemy advancing under their favorite general to the relief of their beleagured comrades. On the field of Sharpsburg, with less than one-third his numbers, you resisted from daylight until dark the whole army of the enemy, and repulsed every attack along his entire front of more than four miles in extent. The whole of the following day you stood prepared to resume the conflict on the same ground, and retired next morning without molestation across the Potoma
Bowling Green (Indiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.44
. Cary, Miles, private, October 1, 1864; served until surrender. Coleman, G. F., private, March 1, 1864; badly wounded in front of Petersburg, March 25, 1865. Cooper, J., private, October 3, 1863. Coleman, W., private, August 6, 1863. Carter, James M., private, March 16, 1863. Coleman, L. L., corporal, March 14, 1862; returned to 15th Regiment Virginia Infantry, as his transfer was never perfected. Coghill, George L., private, March 14, 1862; died March 6, 1863, near Bowling Green. Catlett, Thomas J., private, March 14, 1862; died in hospital at Guinea's Station, June 24, 1863. Caldwell, James J., private, March 14, 1862; killed May 23, 1864, at Jericho Ford, Virginia. Casey, Bryan, private, March 14, 1862; transferred to Davidson's Artillery. Chamberlayne, J. H., 1st lieutenant,——; captured June 28, 1863, in Pennsylvana; died 1882. Cary, D. H., private, June 11, 1863; died July 29, 1863. Connor, J. E., private, January 8, 1865. Davis, Hector,
Crenshaw (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.44
brass guns. The company was christened The Crenshaw Battery, in honor of its first captain. His n crowned with artillery, and the guns of the Crenshaw Battery were not the least conspicuous. When having succeeded Burnside. Ah! who of the Crenshaw Battery does not remember Chancellorsville? ll the desperate fighting in Spotsylvania the Crenshaw Battery was always in the forefront, and alwast. Lines of battle were soon formed and the Crenshaw Battery ordered to follow the cavalry over Stshes from first to last. The morale of the Crenshaw Battery was as good on the evening of the 8ththe same place, on the 18th of May, 1864, the Crenshaw Battery was detached from the Pegram Battalios turn in the fight as they took place. The Crenshaw Battery, as Colonel Richardson afterwards saif Northern Virginia. Just before sundown the Crenshaw Battery moved to the front on the fighting lion for the whole of his battalion. While the Crenshaw Battery was limbering up preparatory to carry[18 more...]
Appomattox (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.44
February, 1865, Hatcher's Run 7th February, Five Forks April 1st, Appomattox April 8th. Although but brief mention is made of these sixteen ever overlooked. In the two last named battles—Five Forks and Appomattox—the part played by the company deserves more than a passing noticommenced the last act in the tragedy of four years—the retreat to Appomattox. Sleepless nights and days of hunger and fighting from the 3d tober, 1863; Captain Thomas Ellett commanded until the surrender at Appomattox. Captain J. Hampden Chamberlayne commanded temporarily for abo2; commissioned Captain April 15, 1863; served until surrender at Appomattox, April 9, 1865. Scott, William C., Orderly Sergeant, March 14,1, 1865. Fleming, A., private, October 3, 1862; surrendered at Appomattox, April 9, 1865. Feltner, George W., farrier, October 3, 1862. captured en route from Gettysburg but escaped; captured again at Appomattox, April 9, 1865, but escaped again. Young, George S., private a<
ting in Spotsylvania the Crenshaw Battery was always in the forefront, and always acquitted itself nobly. It did the same thing again at Jericho Ford, on the North Anna, on the 23d of May, and on down at Turkey Ridge on the 9th of June, on the route to Petersburg, around which city, at Battery No. 40, on the 22d of July, Archer's Farm on the 12th, 13th, 18th, and 19th of August, Davis House 21st of August, Jones House 30th of September, Squirrel Level Road 1st of October, Pegram (or Dabney) House 2d of October, Burgess' Mill 27th of October, Jarratt's Depot 10th of December, Crow House 6th of February, 1865, Hatcher's Run 7th February, Five Forks April 1st, Appomattox April 8th. Although but brief mention is made of these sixteen or seventeen battles around Petersburg, they were regular pitched battles, in which large numbers of troops were engaged, and where some as hard and desperate fighting was done as occurred on any field during the war. It was the series of battles w
fted to Northern Virginia, we were soon on the road to Culpeper, and on the 9th of August, 1862, when Jackson came up with Pope at Cedar Run, took part in that battle, where Stonewall pretty effectually disposed of the man who had no lines of retreato Warrenton Springs, on the 24th of August we took part in a furious artillery fight, preliminary to Jackson's move around Pope's army, which was soon accomplished, when the battery struck General Taylor's Federal brigade (which had come from Alexanassas, one of the most desperate and hard-fought battles of the campaign, where Jackson's Corps alone held the whole of Pope's army at bay for nearly two days, until Longstreet could unite with him. The Crenshaw Battery played no small part in thir a great deal because it fired from a concealed position most of the time. Capture of Harper's Ferry. Still driving Pope's army, the battery moved on to Harper's Ferry with the army, and reached there on the 15th of September, when the place w
Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862. Pemberton, Charles, private, March 14, 1862; died September 18, 1862, from wounds received at Sharpsburg, September 17, 1862; buried near hospital near the battle-field. Quisenberry, J. N., private, March 14, 1862. Ratcliffe, W. J., corporal and sergeant, March 14, 1862; served until surrender. Redford, John R., commissary sergeant, March 14, 1862; served until surrender. Ratcliffe, W. T., corporal, March 14, 1862; served until surrender. Rider, M. T., artificer, March 14, 1862; served until surrender. Ruffin, J. R., corporal, March 14, 1862; slightly wounded at Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862; transferred to Rockbridge artillery November 25, 1863. Rowland, J. R., private, March 14, 1862. Roudenboush, S. D., private March 14, 1862. Rawlings, B. C., private, August 12, 1862; sent to rear from Gettysburg shot through the breast, and died July 4, 1863; buried near field hospital. Smith, H. D., corporal and sergeant, M
during the war. The Crenshaw Battery was awarded two of the captured guns. Hooker defeated, another idol shattered by Lee, we were destined to meet a new commander of the army of the Potomac when we came up again with our old-time enemy. General Meade had succeeded Hooker. With a rest from fighting from the 3d of May until the 1st of July, we headed for the Potomac for the second time. Once over that stream, what a refreshing sight from the devastated fields of Virginia to the green fieler 19th, Bristoe Station in October, Rixeyville on November 9th, Mine Run in December, and then had a resting spell until the spring of 1864, when Grant had been made commander-in-chief of all the Federal armies, and established headquarters with Meade. Grant first crossed swords with Lee in the Wilderness, May 5, 1864. Spotsylvania. On the 10th of May, 1864, the battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse was fought, followed by bloody battles again on the 11th and 18th. In all the desperate fi
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