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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General J. E. B. Stuart's report of his cavalry expedition into Pennsylvania in October, 1862. (search)
on this side. I lost not a man killed on the expedition, and only a few slight wounds. The enemy's loss is not known, but Pelham's one gun compelled the enemy's battery to change its position three times. The remainder of the march was destitute of interest. The conduct of the command and their behavior towards the inhabitants is worthy of the highest praise; a few individual cases only were exceptions in this particular. Brigadier-General Hampton and Colonels Lee, Jones, Wickham and Butler, and the officers and men under their command are entitled to my lasting gratitude for their coolness in danger and cheerful obedience to orders. Unoffending persons were treated with civility, and the inhabitants were generous in proffers of provisions on the march. We seized and brought over a large number of horses, the property of citizens of the United States. The valuable information obtained in this reconnoissance as to the distribution of the enemy's force was communicated orally
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Report of Major-General Carter L. Stevenson of the Tennessee campaign. (search)
here were indications that the enemy were evacuating Columbia. I immediately increased the number of scouts, and about an hour before day sent forward the Eighteenth and Third Tennessee regiments (consolidated), under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel W. R. Butler. He found the reports of the scouts to be correct, and occupied the town without opposition. I then moved forward my division, except Cumming's brigade (commanded on the campaign by Colonel E. P. Watkins, Fifty-sixth Georgia), whiche enemy who had taken that route, and endeavor to save the railroad bridge, which, however, had been fired before their arrival. In the fort at Columbia we secured a large amount of howitzer and small arm amunition and two siege howitzers. Colonel Butler had immediately upon gaining possession of the town sent a force to the ford of Duck river. The enemy's skirmishers were found to be in large force on the opposite bank and the enemy in position behind works about three-quarters of a mile fr
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Field letters from Stuart's headquarters. (search)
lly, your obedient servant, J. E. B. Stuart, Major-General. headquarters army of Northern Virginia, January 31st, 1863. Major-General J. E. B. Stuart, Commanding Cavalry Division: General — I have read with great pleasure the report of Colonel Butler, commanding Second South Carolina cavalry, of the gallant conduct of Sergeant Mickler and his party in the skirmish in the streets of Brentsville, on 9th instant. Colonel Butler says well that they are entitled to the notice and thanks of theColonel Butler says well that they are entitled to the notice and thanks of their officers and the country. I have forwarded the report to the Secretary of War, with the recommendation that these men be promoted for gallantry and skill when the opportunity offers. Should such an opportunity occur, it will give me pleasure to present their names to the Secretary. I have the honor to be, very respectfully, Your obedient servant, R. E. Lee, General. [Confidential.]headquarters cavalry corps, army of Northern Virginia, April 4th, 1864. General — I wish you to b
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Nation on our discussion of the prison question. (search)
were always ready to carry it out in both letter and spirit; that the Federal authorities observed its terms only so long as it was to their interest to do so, and then repudiated their plighted faith, and proposed other terms, which were greatly to the disadvantage of the Confederates; that when the Government at Richmond agreed to accept the hard terms of exchange offered them, these were at once repudiated by the Federal authorities; that when Judge Ould agreed upon a new cartel with General Butler, Lieutenant-General Grant refused to approve it, and Mr. Stanton repudiated it; and that the policy of the Federal Government was to refuse all exchanges, while they fired the Northern heart by placing the whole blame upon the Rebels, and by circulating the most heartrending stories of Rebel barbarity to prisoners. If either of the above points has not been made clear to any sincere seeker after the truth, we would be most happy to produce further testimony. And we hold ourselves pre
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Report of General J. E. B. Stuart of cavalry operations on First Maryland campaign, from August 30th to September 18th, 1862. (search)
mpton slowly retired to the city, sending his artillery on before to occupy a position commanding the ground between the city and the mountain. The enemy now pressed forward, and planting a gun in the suburbs of the city, supported by a body of cavalry and a regiment and half of infantry, opened fire upon the crowded thoroughfares of the place. To secure a safe retreat for the brigade, it was necessary to charge this force, which was gallantly done by the Second South Carolina cavalry, Colonel Butler, Lieutenant Meighan leading his squadron in advance. The enemy were scattered in every direction, many of them killed and wounded, ten prisoners taken, among them Colonel Moore, Twenty-third Ohio, and the gun captured. Unfortunately, five of the horses attached to the piece were killed; so that it could not be removed. The enemy's account, subsequently published, admits the repulse of their force and the capture of the gun. After this repulse the enemy made no further efforts to ann
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Field telegrams. (search)
give you. Very respectfully, G. H. Terrett. headquarters army of Northern Virginia, 12 K. 45, P. M. 1, via Mc2d. General G. T. Beauregard: It would be disadvantageous to abandon line between Richmond and Petersburg; but as two-thirds of Butler's force has joined Grant, can you not leave sufficient guard to move with balance of your command to north side of James river and take command of right wing of army? R. E. Lee, General. Official: W. H. Taylor, A. A. G. headquarters army of Nom glad to hear you can hold Petersburg. Hope you will drive the enemy. Have not heard of Grant's crossing James river. R. E. Lee. 16TH June, 1864, 4 P. M. General Beauregard, Petersburg: The transports you mentioned have probably returned Butler's troops. Has Grant been seen crossing James river? R. E. Lee. headquarters Drewry's Bluff, 5.30 P. M., 16th June, 1864. Mr. D. H. Wood, Transportation Office, Richmond, Virginia: Trains are not wanted at Rice's turnout, about which inquir
9th Arkansas regiment, and 24th Arkansas regiment, Lieutenant-Colonel A. S. Hutchinson. Major-General A. P. Stewart's division. First brigade Commander: Brigadier-General Johnson---17th Tennessee regiment, Lieutenant-Colonel W. W. Floyd; 23d Tennessee regiment, Colonel R. H. Keeble; 25th Tennessee regiment, Lieutenant-Colonel R. B. Snowden; 44th Tennessee regiment, Colonel John S. Fulton. Second brigade Commander: Brigadier-General Brown---18th Tennessee regiment, Lieutenant-Colonel W. R. Butler; 26th Tennessee regiment, Major R. M. Saffell; 32d Tennessee regiment, Colonel E. C. Cook; 45th Tennessee regiment, Colonel A. Searcy; Newman's battalion, Captain W. P. Simpson. Third brigade Commander: Brigadier-General Bates---20th Tennessee regiment, Captain J. T. Guthrie; 15th Tennessee regiment, and 37th Tennessee regiment, Colonel R. C. Tyler; 37th Georgia regiment, A. T. Rudler; 58th Alabama regiment, Colonel Bush. Jones; 4th Georgia battalion Sharpshooters, Lieute
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 39 (search)
el A. F. Rudler and Lieutenant-Colonel J. T. Smith. Fourth Georgia Battalion (sharpshooters), Major T. D. Caswell, Captain B. M. Turner, and Lieutenant Joel Towers. Fifteenth and Thirty-seventh Tennessee, Colonel R. C. Tyler, Lieutenant-Colonel R. D. Frayser, and Captain R. M. Tankesley. Twentieth Tennessee, Colonel T. B. Smith and Major W. M. Shy. Brown's brigade. Brigadier-General J. C. Brown. Colonel Edmund C. Cook. Eighteenth Tennessee, Colonel J. B. Palmer, Lieutenant-Colonel W. R. Butler, and Captain Gideon H. Lowe. Twenty-sixth Tennessee, Colonel J. M. Lillard and Major R. M. Saffell. Thirty-second Tennessee, Colonel E. C. Cook and Captain C. G. Tucker. Forty-fifth Tennessee, Colonel A. Searcy. Twenty-third Tennessee Battalion, Major T. W. Newman and Captain W. P. Simpson. Clayton's brigade. Brigadier-General H. D. Clayton. Eighteenth Alabama, Colonel J. T. Holtzclaw, Lieutenant-Colonel R. F. Inge, and Major P. F. Hunley. Thirty-sixth Alaba
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Addenda by the Editor. (search)
th TennesseeCol. Thomas B. Smith. Eufaula (Alabama) ArtilleryLieut. W. J. McKenzie. Brown's Brigade. Brig.-gen. John C. Brown. 18th TennesseeLieut.-col. W. R. Butler. 26th TennesseeCol. J. M. Lillard. 32d TennesseeMaj. J. P. McGuire. 45th TennesseeCol. A. Searcy. 23d Tennessee BattalionCapt. W. P. Simpson. Dawson-col. J. L. McEwen, Jr. Maj. G. M. Crawford. Brown's Brigade. Brig.-gen. J. C. Brown. Col. Edmund C. Cook. 18th TennesseeCol. J. B. Palmer. Lieut.-col. W. R. Butler. Capt. Gideon H. Lowe. 26th TennesseeCol. J. M. Lillard. Maj. R. M. Saffell. 32d TennesseeCol. E. C. Cook. Capt. C. G. Tucker. 45th TennesseeCol. Aenson's division. John C. Brown's Brigade. 45th TennesseeCol. A. Search 23d Tennessee Battalion 3d TennesseeCol. C. H. Walker. 18th TennesseeLieut.-col. W. R. Butler. 26th Tennessee 32d TennesseeMaj. J. P. McGuire. Alfred Cumming's Brigade. 34th GeorgiaMaj. John M. Jackson. 36th GeorgiaCapt. J. L. Morga
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