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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.19 (search)
n, under command of Colonel Ulric Dahlgren, to force its way into Richmond, with instructions to destroy and burn the hateful city, and not allow the rebel leader, Davis, and his traitorous crew to escape. Once in the city, it must be destroyed and Davis and his cabinet killed. Dahlgren was killed and his force routed, and these Davis and his cabinet killed. Dahlgren was killed and his force routed, and these orders were found on his body. The Washington government then threatened to execute a number of Confederate officers in retaliation for the killing of Dahlgren and heaping indignities upon his dead body. Confederate States government retorted that the Confederate government would then hang ten officers for every man thus executednted infantry, dashed into Jackson, and, although the Federals were taken by surprise, they formed and fired a deadly volley into the advancing Confederates. Adjutant Davis, a handsome young officer, of great promise, brave and fearless, was killed at the side of Colonel Powers, in front of his ancestral home. The enemy fled to
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Lee at Gettysburg. (search)
on, and the honor and hopes of a people without an army, at the beginning of a struggle over which hung a thick veil. No small man ever made such a decision. Is magnanimity an element of greatness? After Chancellorsville he wrote to Stonewall Jackson: I congratulate you on the victory, which is due to your skill and energy. At the close of the battle of Gettysburg, he said: All this has been my fault. It is I that have lost this fight. After his return to Virginia, he urged upon President Davis the acceptance of his resignation. Of the army he said: It would be the happiest day of my life to see at its head a worthy leader, one that would accomplish more than I can perform and all that I have wished. I hope your excellency will attribute my request to the true reason—the desire to serve my country and to do all in my power to insure the success of her righteous cause. At Appomattox, returning from the negotiations of surrender, his men gathered around him, veterans of man
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Twelfth Alabama Infantry, Confederate States Army. (search)
ed to major; resigned; died in Florida. Captain Exon Tucker; killed at Sharpsburg. Captain James T. Davis; killed at Gettysburg. This last brave officer, with his company, was resting by a fencheney, Thomas Roads, J. F. Winslow, G. F. Brogden—total 8. Wounded—Captain E. Tucker, Lieutenant J. T. Davis, Sergeant Horn, Corporals Horn and Bryant, Privates Cook, Cercy, G. W. Dyap, W. F. Dyap, very short time. His old Alabama brigade, under Colonel O'Neal, was shelled fiercely. Captain James T. Davis of Company D was killed near me. Another shell exploded in my company and wounded Corpornd are ready to welcome Meade and his cohorts to hospitable graves. Nov. 24th. Expected President Davis to review the corps to-day but the rain prevented. Our great leader must be sorely tried t, and slept in the woods. The Confederate Congress is in session, and the papers publish President Davis' message, which I read with great interest and approval. His views about substitutes are e
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.37 (search)
rtillery and infantry of the Confederates accomplished on this fateful field. Yet when you read some Southern histories you will find the charge of the Crater entirely ignored or dismissed with a sentence, a paragraph or perhaps a page. Ex-President Davis' History, after giving a description of the mine and size of the Crater, quotes an author who seemed to know nothing of the charge of the infantry of Mahone, only noticing the fire of the artillery, and the confusion of the enemy's troops, and then Mr. Davis concludes: The forces of the enemy finally succeeded in making their way back with a loss of about four thousand prisoners, and General Lee, whose casualties were small, re-established his line without interruption. You might conclude from reading his account that the disordered ranks of the enemy, demoralized by artillery fire, lost heart, retreated at leisure or waited to be rescued from the excavation, but finally making their way back without a bayonet thrust or a swo
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
186; contraband trade with Federals, 170; drinks, 185; prices, 177, 188, 275; seals, stamps and currency, 188; songs, 291; flags restored, 297; furloughs, 256; Morale of the, 65; sufferings of the, 277, 351; Humour of the, 269, 366; Memorial literary society, 194; Respect of private property, 266 Crater, battle of the, 351, 355, 358 Crawford J. H., 71 Crocker, James, 111 James F., 111 Cutshaw, Col. W. E., 16. 320 Daniel, Major John W., 17, 44, 58, 72, 99, 336, 341, 344, 359 Davis, Capt. James T. killed 201 Died on the field of honor, 43, 67 Dispatch captured, 228 Dow, capture of Gen. Neal, 94 Drug conditions of the Confederacy, 161 England, Capt. A. V. killed, 19 Ewell, Gen. R. S., 19 Falligant, Capt. Robert 296 Farragut, Admiral D. G., 2 Fauntleroy, Gen. T. T., 286 Featherstone, Capt. J. C., 358 Federal Army, Foreigners in, 240 Federal, vessels destroyed, 8, 84 Ferrero, Gen. E. 367 Fleming, Prof. W. L., 161 Flournoy, Mack
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