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Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Chapter 33: battles around Spottsylvania. (search)
s left, and was checked by a prompt movement on the part of Brigadier General Lane, who was on that flank. As soon as the firing was heard, General Wilcox sent Thomas' and Scales' brigades to Lane's assistance and they arrived just as Lane's brigade had repulsed this body of the eneLane's brigade had repulsed this body of the enemy, and they pursued it for a short distance. As soon as Mahone's division arrived from the left, Perrin's and Harris' brigades of that divisy. Subsequently, on the same day, under orders from General Lee, Lane's brigade of Wilcox's division and Mahone's own brigade (under Coloand, if possible, recover the part of the line which had been lost. Lane's brigade commenced the movement and had not proceeded far, when it h corps, under Burnside, moving up to attack a salient on my front. Lane captured over three hundred prisoners and three battle flags, and hirigade did not become seriously engaged. The attacking column which Lane encountered got up to within a very short distance of a salient defe
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Index. (search)
475 Kershaw, General, 27-28, 33, 41, 52, 54, 57, 59, 81, 82, 139, 407-09, 411- 413, 433-35, 437, 441-49, 452, 454 Kettle Run, 115, 304-06 Kettle Run Bridge, 305 Keyes, General (U. S. A.), 132 Kilmer, G. L., 476 Kilpatrick (U. S. A.), 340 King, General (U. S. A.), 74, 122 King, Lieutenant Colonel, 381, 388, 414, 423-25, 427, 460 Kirkland, General, 353 Knights of the Golden Circle, 353 Lacy's Springs, 326, 457 Lamar, Colonel, 153, 180, 388 Lancaster, 261 Lane's Brigade, 171, 173, 199, 274, 355-56 Langhorne, Colonel D. A., 2, 3 Langster's Cross-Roads, 47, 50 Latimer, Captain J. W., 176, 179, 186, 199, 200, 205-06 Lawton, Captain E. P., 175, 180 Lawton, General, 75, 103, 106-08, 111, 112, 115-17, 119-124, 126-27, 129, 136-37, 139, 140-44, 152-53, 155, 158, 162, 171, 174-75, 177, 179, 180, 187-88, 190, 192 Lee, Captain, 216 Lee, Edmund I., 401, 478 Lee, General, Fitz., 153, 192, 303, 318, 320-21, 325-26, 328-30, 332-34, 337, 407-09,
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 12: Gettysburg. (search)
ear. Hill's troops-six small brigades-having passed through the fiery furnace of two days battles, did not number seven thousand men; they were sent to support Longstreet's corps, but, curiously, were placed in an attacking column that had no support. Four brigades-Pettigrew's, Davis's (a nephew of the Southern President), Brockenbrough's, and Archer's (of Heth's division, under that fine officer Pettigrew, Heth having been wounded the day before)-were placed on Pickett's left, and two, Lane's and Scales's, about twentyfive hundred men of Pender's division, under Trimble, in a second line, while Wilcox's was to march on the extreme right to protect their flank. Thirteen thousand five hundred, or at most fourteen thousand troops, had been massed to attack an army, but with no more hope of success than had the Spartans at Thermopylae, the English cavalry at Balaklava, or the Old guard of the French at Waterloo. Pickett's division formed at 10.30 A. M. in line nearly parallel a
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 14: siege of Petersburg. (search)
rywhere cut away the abatis and chevaux-de-frise, and through the opening the blue masses poured into the works. There were high parapets and high relief and deep ditches; but the troops had been drawn away to the Southern right, and except here and there, notably at Fort Gregg, it was only a matter of physical agility to climb over them. Only small garrisons were in the forts, and very few men in the connecting lines. Four small brigades, Wilcox's division, Hill's corpsviz., Thomas's, Lane's, Davis's, and McCombs's-held the entire line in the front of the armies of Ord and Wright, while Gordon, with a few thousand troops, held in front of Parke's Ninth Corps. Lee's troops were forced back to an inner line whose flanks rested on the river above and below Petersburg, and there resisted all further attempts to break through them. Before 10 A. M., Lee knew he could only hope to cling to his trenches until night, and that the longer defense of Richmond and Petersburg was not possi
e nightmare of a possible slave insurrection had brooded over the entire South. This feeling naturally had a sympathetic reflection in the North, and at first produced an instinctive shrinking from any thought of placing arms in the hands of the blacks whom the chances of war had given practical or legal freedom. During the year 1862, a few sporadic efforts were made by zealous individuals, under apparently favoring conditions, to begin the formation of colored regiments. The eccentric Senator Lane tried it in Kansas, or, rather, along the Missouri border, without success. General Hunter made an experiment in South Carolina, but found the freedmen too unwilling to enlist, and the white officers too prejudiced to instruct them. General Butler, at New Orleans, infused his wonted energy into a similar attempt, with somewhat better results. He found that before the capture of the city, Governor Moore of Louisiana had begun the organization of a regiment of free colored men for local
John G. Nicolay, The Outbreak of Rebellion, Chapter 1: secession. (search)
Governor Gist, on November 5th, sent a defiant, revolutionary message-the first official notice and proclamation of insurrection. He declared that our institutions were in danger from the hostility of the fixed majorities of the North; and recommended the calling of a State convention, and the purchase of arms and material of war. A lingering doubt about the result of the presidential contest appears in the formal choice by the Legislature, of electors who would vote for Breckinridge and Lane. But that doubt was short-lived. The morning of November 7th brought the certain news of the election of Lincoln and Hamlin on the previous day, and the rejoicings which would have been uttered over their defeat became jubilations that their success offered the long-coveted pretext for disunion. From this time forth everything was managed to swell the revolutionary furor. The Legislature immediately ordered a convention, made appropriations, passed military bills. The federal office-h
oint where the bank was practicable for horsemen, in the act of descending into the ravine — no doubt for the purpose of charging upon our rear. The nearest of our men ran quickly to my call, attacked this body and dispersed it with some loss. I think their commander was among the killed. The regiment was formed again into line of battle behind the first ravine we had crossed; soon after which we were joined upon our left by Lieutenant Kilbourn, with a piece of light artillery, and Colonel Lane's Third Regiment of Indiana Volunteers. Lieutenant Kilbourn opened a brisk and very effective fire. The enemy immediately receded; we advanced, and he retired to the mountain. No senior officer of Lieutenant Kilbourn's corps being present upon this occasion, it gives me pleasure to bear testimony of the valuable services he rendered, and to express my admiration of the professional skill and soldierly qualities he manifested. We occupied the ground where the Mississippi reg
that purpose, Pickett's division, just arrived, and numbering 4,760 officers and men, with Heth's division on its left, and Wilcox's brigade on its right, and with Lane's and Scales's brigades under General Trimble, as supports, were aligned for the attack. At 1.30 P. M., at a signal of two guns fired in quick succession, from which had again opened fire. The division of Heth, now commanded by Pettigrew, and numbering about 4,300 men, and the supporting brigades of North Carolinians of Lane and Scales under General Trimble, moved forward on his left flank, and Wilcox's Alabama brigade upon his right. Some of the artillery moved forward also, and fire Subject to a galling fire which reduced their ranks, and finding further gallant effort hopeless, the division fell back in some confusion. The brigades of Lane and Scales still tenaciously hold the enemy's line that they have crossed, and the close combat continues in the little clump of trees on the ridge. Wilcox with h
ander in the Army of Tennessee, a body of fine gentlemen who illustrated the proverbial daring of their class. She also gave Colonel Lucius B. Northrop, a gallant soldier of the old army, and one who, as Commissary General, possessed Mr. Davis's confidence unto the end of our struggle. North Carolina sent Pettigrew, who commanded Heth's division in the charge at Gettysburg, wounded there, he lost his life before recrossing the Potomac; and D. H. Hill, Holmes, Hoke, Pender, Cooke, Ransom, Lane, Scales, Green, Daniel, and the roll of honor stretches out a shining list as I gaze into the past. When shall their glory fade? Texas gave us Albert Sidney Johnston, and Gregg, Robertson, William old tige whom his soldiers loved Cabbell; it is easier to specify who was not a brilliant jewel in the gorgeous crown of glory than to name them all. Florida gave Kirby Smith and Anderson and many other gallant and true men. And Old Virginia gave us her Lees, Jackson, Early, Ewell, Picke
t daring commander had already arrived at Thibodeaux, after a triumphant campaign throughout the whole Lafourche —— had captured Plaquemine, with one hundred and fifty prisoners, destroyed three large sea-going vessels loaded with valuable stores — had taken Donaldsonville with its garrison — had attacked that same day the enemy at Thibodeaux, driven him with Pyron's Texan infantry, at the point of the bayonet, from his strong position — had charged and routed his cavalry by charging him with Lane's, Stone's, and Phillips's Texan cavalry, and was now ready to cooperate with us in our movement of to-morrow. At six P. M. on the evening of the twenty-first, a forlorn hope, composed of volunteers from the different regiments, embarked in the skiffs and sugar-coolers prepared for them. Theirs was the proud privilege of storming the almost impregnable fort on the opposite side of the bay at dawn the following morning, while Generals Green and Mouton occupied them at different points i
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