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e morning, but the enemy retired. We captured about a thousand prisoners and several stands of colors. Our loss in killed, wounded, and prisoners was four thousand five hundred (4500). Among the killed was Major General P. R. Cleburne, Brigadier Generals Gist, John Adams, Strahl, and Granberry. Major General Brown, Brigadier Generals Carter, Manigault, Quarles, Cockrell, and Scott were wounded, and Brigadier General Gordon captured. The number of dead left by the enemy on the field indicated closely pursued by our cavalry. We captured several stands of colors, and about one thousand prisoners. Our troops fought with great gallantry. We have to lament the loss of many gallant officers and brave men. Major General Cleburne, Brigadier Generals Gist, John Adams, Strahl, and Granberry were killed; Major General Brown, Brigadier Generals Carter, Manigault, Quarles, Cockrell, and Scott were wounded, and Brigadier General Gordon captured. (Signed) J. B. Hood, General. our entire los
o the rear of that to which they had advanced, pursuing their advantage; when his front was again charged by Liddell's and Gist's divisions — Reynolds being first struck on his right (Thomas having been looking for an attack on his left); then Johnsohurled his battalions upon our right, at the same time opening his batteries with a storm of shell and grape. Liddell and Gist, of Walker's corps, who had been again ordered forward, being their fifth engagement with the enemy, were met by a most denother struggle. The enemy made pursuit as far as Ringgold; but was so handsomely checked by Maj.-Gen. Cleburne and Brig.-Gen. Gist, in command of their respective divisions, that he gave us but little annoyance. Our losses are not yet ascertainter by Greysville and Ringgold; Palmer, in his advance, having overtaken and charged by the way the Rebel rear-guard under Gist, breaking it and capturing 3 guns: our advance — badly delayed by the non-arrival of pontoons at the Chickamauga — bivouac<
er, leaving his dead and his wounded in our possession. Never did troops fight more gallantly. During the day, I was restrained from using my artillery, on account of the women and children remaining in the town. At night, it was massed, ready to continue the action in the morning; but the enemy retired. We captured about a thousand prisoners, and several stands of colors. Our total loss, in killed, wounded, and prisoners, was 4,500. Among the killed were Maj.-Gen. P. R. Cleburne, Brig.-Gens. Gist, John Adams, Strahl, and Granbury. Maj.-Gen. Brown, with Brig.-Gens. Carter, Manigault, Quarles, Cockrell, and Scott, were wounded, and Brig.-Gen. Gordon captured. The number of dead left by the enemy on the field indicated that his loss was equal to or near our own. The next morning at daylight — the wounded being cared for and the dead buried — we moved forward toward Nashville: Forrest with his cavalry pursuing the enemy vigorously. The loss of Pat. Cleburne--the Stonewall Jacks
uns from Vaughan at Wytheville, Va., 688. Gillmore, Gen. Quincy A., routs Pegram near Somerset, 427; his plan for bombarding Fort Pulaski adopted, 456; 457; fall of Fort Pulaski due to, 458; succeeds Gen. Hunter in command of the Department of the South, 473; condition of his army and plan of operations, 473-4; establishes the marsh battery, which opens on Charleston, 478-9; captures Fort Wagner, 481; stops blockade-running at Charleston, 482; occupies Jacksonville unresisted, 528; 630. Gist, Gen., at Chickamauga, 417; killed at Franklin, Tenn., 683. Gladding, Brig.-Gen., killed at Shiloh, 70. Glendale, Va., battle of, 161 to 163; extracts from various reports of, 162-3; Sam. Wilkeson's account of retreat from, 164. Golding's farm, fight at, 160. Goldsboroa, N. C., Schofield enters, 716; Sherman arrives, 708. Goldsborough, Com. L. M., with Burnside's expedition, 73; relieved from command, 76; 121. Gooding, Col. O. P., encounters a Rebel force near Red river, 589
. Nor less lamented is the death of Gen. Bee. He has been regarded as one among the best military appointments, and has won opinion in every act of his military life. He was first in the field to sustain our leading column at every succeeding crisis of the contest. He was present at the passage of the turnpike; at the gallant charge of the Hampton Legion; at the storming of the batteries; and at last fell near the fatal spot where also had fallen the gallant Bartow. Of his aids were Gen. Gist, Col. Shingler, and Major Stevens, who was slightly wounded, shared his pains, and remained to the further fortune of the contest. Nor is less sympathy experienced for the sufferings of Gen. Smith. He came to stem the current of our backward fortunes, and leading his brigade to the very head of the flanking column, fell almost at the first fire, pierced through the breast with a grape shot. Hopes, however, are entertained for his recovery. On his staff were our townsmen, Col. Buist a
een engaged. Grant deployed his immense masses in two heavy lines of battle, and sometimes in three, supported by large reserve forces. The spectacle was magnificent as viewed from the crest of Missionary Ridge. He advanced first against our right wing, about ten o'clock, where he encountered that superb soldier, Lieutenant-General Hardee, who commanded on the right, while Major-General Breckinridge commanded on the left. Hardee's command embraced Cleburne's, Walker's, (commanded by General Gist, General Walker being absent,) Cheatham's, and Stevenson's divisions. Breckinridge's embraced his old division, commanded by Brigadier-General Lewis, Stewart's, part of Buckner's and Hindman's, commanded by Patton Anderson. The enemy's first assault upon Hardee was repulsed with great slaughter, as was his second, though made with double lines, supported with heavy reserves. The wave of battle, like the wave of the sea when it dashes against a rock-bound coast, beat and hissed, and str
on Saturday last the gunboat Palmetto State, built at Charleston, mainly through the efforts and offerings of the women of South-Carolina, was formally named and dedicated. We copy from our exchanges the following account of the proceedings: All places affording a view of the boat and of the site of the ceremonial were thronged at an early hour, and a large proportion of the spectators were of the fair sex. At an early stage of the proceedings General Beauregard and staff, and Brig.-General Gist and staff, arrived and took position on the upper deck, which, being elevated some distance above the surrounding wharves, formed the rostrum for the occasion. As the hero of Sumter, Manassas and Shiloh stepped upon the gangway and came within view of the assembled throng, he was welcomed with hearty and long continued cheers. At the appointed hour, the exercises were opened with prayer by Rev. Dr. Smith, pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church. the oration.--Colonel Richard Ye
rid from thousands of shells bursting in the arsenal, the falling of the broken fragments among the already panic stricken fugitives — all these features created a scene such as the world has seldom witnessed. Early in the morning of April 3d the clatter of Federal cavalry was heard in the streets. The Stars and Stripes waved. Richmond was the capital of the Confederacy no longer. Union, Maj.-Gens. Stanley and Bradley wounded; Confed., Maj.-Gen. Cleburne, Brig.-Gens. Adams, Strahl, Gist, and Granbury killed, Maj.-Gen. Brown and Brig.-Gens. Carter, Manigault, Quarles, Cockrell, and Scott wounded. November 30, 1864: honey Hill or Grahamsville, S. C. Union, 25th Ohio, 56th and 155th N. Y., 26th, 32d, 35th, and 102d U. S. Colored, 54th and 55th Mass. Colored; Confed., Georgia Militia under Gen. G. W. Smith, S. C. Battery. Losses: Union, 91 killed, 631 wounded; Confed., 8 killed, 42 wounded. December, 1864. December 1, 1864: Stony Creek Station, Weldon Rai
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The lost opportunity at Spring Hill, Tenn.--General Cheatham's reply to General Hood. (search)
rd, by the orders of the Commanding General, in person, the whole of Gist's and about one-half of Strahl'a brigade were detached for picket dun comprised four brigades of infantry, commanded respectively by General Gist, of South Carolina; Generals Strahl, Gordon and Carter, of Tenneront of Columbia, Tenn., numbered not exceeding 2,750 effective men. Gist's brigade was the largest, and Strahl's was next in numerical strengard, by the orders of the commanding general in person, the whole of Gist's, and about one-half of Strahl's brigade were detached for picket dsition. I was ordered to form line of battle and take Spring Hill. Gist's brigade and the detachment from Strahl had not reported. I formede attack should be delayed until the arrival of Generals Stewart and Gist, and in the meantime that the whole command should be held under orders to advance at a moment's notice. General Gist's brigade reported a little after nightfall, and was immediately placed in position on my
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The battle of Chickamauga-letter from Captain W. N. Polk. (search)
ckinridge3,769 Cleburne4,670 Walker's corps.Liddell4,355 Gist Gist's Brigade arrived about 10 A. M.--20th.  Cheatham6Gist's Brigade arrived about 10 A. M.--20th.  Cheatham6,000      Total18,814  Cavalry, (Forrest's)3,500      Aggregate22,314  Of the infantry of this wing 4,749 were fresh tne in reserve was on the left; Walker's division (4,500) Gist did not report till about 10 A. M., the 20th. corps was in eckenridge's position, Walker had to be thrown in at once. Gist, changing direction to the left, moved against Baird's retio the front and left, advanced as a support to the right of Gist, while Walthal, moving to the left, endeavored to fill the interval between Gist and Cleburne, but the undergrowth was so thick, his own, as well the movements of the troops on his riy the entire brigade had to be retired. The division under Gist was repulsed. The gallant Colquit, of the Fourth Georgia, ch stubborn and successful resistance to Helm, Walthall and Gist earlier in the day, capturing a large number of the
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