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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General P. R. Cleburne's report of battle of Ringgold Gap. (search)
reserve in the centre of the gap. The portion of Polk's Tennessee and Arkansas brigade with me, consistingidge in that quarter. I instantly notified Brigadier-General Polk, stationed in the rear of the gap, to ascene and meet this attempt of the enemy. Luckily General Polk had already heard of this movement from a breathLowry to move his command up the hill and assist General Polk in defending that position. Moving rapidly aheat up the two remaining regiments of his brigade, and Polk the two other regiments of his command. The enemy, wavy surface, and rushed up it in heavy column. General Polk, with the assistance of General Lowry, as quickles and captured. Apprehending another attack, General Polk rapidly threw up some slight defenses in his frother pursuit of our army. I took into the fight, in Polk's brigade, 545; Lowry's brigade, 1,330; Smith's Texaas far as I know, did his whole duty. To Brigadier Generals Polk and Lowry, and Colonels Govan and Granbury
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial Paragraphs. (search)
in Colonial, Revolutionary, and Confederate times. And if some rich man wishes to build for himself a monument more lasting than brass, we do not know how he can better do it than by linking his name with this Society, and having it handed down as the patron of this effort to vindicate the name and fame of our people, and preserve for the future historian the material for their history. Do you know the man to do this for us! 2. Are there not those who will give us handsome sums, on condition that an ample endowment is raised? One friend has offered us $1,000, on condition that nine others would unite with him and make up ten thousand dollars. Who else will respond to this proposition; or who will make other propositions? We would be glad to have any suggestions on this matter. We must have an endowment. Who will help? Captain Polk's reply to General Ruggles, in reference to the Concentration before Shiloh, came too late for this issue, but will appear next month.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The concentration before Shiloh-reply to General Ruggles. (search)
fore Shiloh-reply to General Ruggles. by Captain W. M. Polk. To the Editor of the Southern Histgard in proof. Finally, the quotation from General Polk's official report was made in order to show form promptly the second line of battle, while Polk's one division (Clark's), on the Bark road in Ral Bragg, in his notes to Generals Johnston and Polk, said he would be behind Withers; but General Rally from their order of march, that is, behind Polk, on the Bark road. (Page 58.) But the General sits advance was obstructed by a division of General Polk's reserve corps--he being my senior — whichn, that Ruggles would move behind Withers, that Polk need not wait, but was to move on to Mickie's. ithers closely, then further on he assumes that Polk's corps pressed forward contrary to the order o2nd. He put himself behind Clark's division of Polk's corps, thus out of position. 3d. He remaier. Respectfully, your obedient servant, W. M. Polk. New York, 288 5th Ave., March 24th, 1881. [24 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Operations of the artillery of the army of Western Louisiana, after the battle of Pleasant Hill. (search)
, driving back the enemy, when they pressed on too rapidly, and delivering some rounds of canister. On the 5th May, Captain Benton, reporting to Brigadier-General Bee, after a night march of twenty-two miles, engaged the advance of the enemy at Polk's plantation, and punished him severely. He held one position with sufficient tenacity to enable him to fire canister upon the advancing enemy. On the 6th May his battery covered the crossing of the cavalry when driven over Polk's bridge; and Polk's bridge; and Captain Benton reports that he only crossed the bridge in rear of the cavalry. Just before our forces fell back to Lecompte, this battery was exposed to a heavy and flank fire of the enemy's much more numerous artillery, and stubbornly sustained the engagement, until both rifle guns were disabled by rapid firing. In retiring, much coolness was observed in the officers and men in bringing off one of their howitzers, which had become disabled by the breaking of a linchpin, after all support had
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Sherman's campaign in Mississippi in winter of 1864. (search)
n, and was continued until the volleys of musketry and the presence of infantry in some force satisfied me that it was impossible for me to get between him and General Polk's rear. Accordingly I withdrew my command, leaving a squadron on the Morton road to cover the movement, and proceeded by the most direct route to Hillsboro. At this point I found General Polk, and was directed to ascertain, first, whether or not the enemy was advancing in force on Hillsboro, from nearest railroad station, and afterwards to push on with my command so as to reach Newton Station before the enemy and cover the embarkation of General French's division on the cars. HavinBlack to Meridian, I have the honor to submit the following: My command having just returned from East Louisiana, whither it repaired under orders from Lieutenant-General Polk, directing me to threaten Baton Rouge or Manchas, reached, by two days forced marches, the vicinity of Raymond on the afternoon of the 28th of January.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Kirby Smith's Kentucky campaign. (search)
ort. Thus, in a very short time, three and twenty thousand veteran soldiers were collected at Frankford, with 5,000 more within supporting distance. General Bragg's army, 22,000 strong, was still at Bardstown. The enemy emerged from Louisville in three coloumns; one in the direction of Bardstown, another by Shelbyville, on Frankfort, and a third upon Taylorsville, apparently for the purpose of interrupting communication between our armies. Perceiving this, General Smith suggested to General Polk, commanding the right wing of Bragg's army, the necessity of defeating it, to which that officer responded promptly, and began manoeuvring with his right for that purpose. On the afternoon of the 3d of October General Bragg came from Lexington to Frankfort, and the following day inaugurated Mr. Hawes Provisional Governor of Kentucky. This idle pageant was not imposing in ceremony, nor likely to be useful in results, while it was conducted to the sound of the enemy's guns, which boomed
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Kennesaw Mountain. (search)
This morning, by written orders, General Loring moved to the right; General Canty from the left to the centre, and I extended to the right. Rode over to see General Polk; asked him when General Johnston and he went to the right to come down my line; said they probably would. * * * * At 12 M. heard that General Polk was dead; seGeneral Polk was dead; sent an officer to his headquarters to inquire, and learned the report too true. Went to headquarters at 2.30 P. M., but his remains had just left for Marietta. He had accompanied General Johnston to the left and gone to Pine Mountain, and while there the party was fired on by one of the Federal batteries, and the third shot firedkrell, and put thirty-five of his men hors du combat. The position of our army to-day is: Hood on the right, covering Marietta on the northwest. From his left, Polk's corps (now Loring's) extends over both Big and Little Kennesaw Mountains, with the left on the road from Gilgath church to Marietta. From this road Hardee exten
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Sketch of Longstreet's division. (search)
1861, no Major-Generals had been appointed in the Confederate service; the only general officers being Brigadier-Generals and Generalsand consequently no divisions could be organized of the brigades which composed the army, although the necessity for them had been grievously felt, expecially in the battle of Bull Run. About the 1st of November, the rank having been created by Congress, a number of appointments were made, of which General Longstreet was the fifth in rank, the first four being Polk, Bragg, G. W. Smith and Huger. On receipt of his promotion, General Longstreet was relieved of command of the Advanced forces by General J. E. B. Stuart, and was assigned a division composed of his own old brigade, now commanded by the senior Colonel, J. L. Kemper; the Virginia brigade commanded by General P. St. George Cocke, and the South Carolina brigade of General D. R. Jones. General Cocke's brigade was composed of the Eighth Virginia infantry, Colonel Eppa Hunton; Eighteenth Virgi
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Tribute to the Confederate dead. (search)
r than song, and there is a remembrance of the dead to which we turn, even from the charms of the living. For those faces and that figure brought the dead to life. There was Albert Sidney Johnston, coming out from the cloud and mist of misapprehension and detraction, vindicated in his dying as the peer of the most illustrious in that grand galaxy of generals, statesmen, and heroes that have made the name and fame of the Southern Confederacy immortal. There was Louisiana's bishop-general, Polk, who, with a lofty soul, a clear conscience, and an abiding faith, and clad in the divine panoply, wore also with ease and grace the armor of human strife. There was Stonewall Jackson, flashing through the conflict the very genius of battle. And there, too, was Lee, first in war, first in peace, and still first in all our hearts. And above, and of right crowning that monumental shaft and looking down upon that heroic group, stood that figure leaning upon his gun, a mute, yet eloquent remin
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Notes and Queries. the wounding of Stonewall Jackson. (search)
of the affair. These statements are all perfectly conclusive, and show beyond all cavil, that our great chieftain was shot down by the fire of his own men, who would gladly have laid down their lives for him. Towns Burned by Federal Troops. The following letter explains itself: Oxford, Miss., Mar. 30, 1882. Rev. J. William Jones, Secretary Southern Historical society: Dear Sir,--I have just read in your January and February number, a letter to you from my brother-in-law, W. M. Polk, with a chapter from a forthcoming work — The Life of Leonidas Polk. I read also with interest a letter from Rev. H. E. Hayden. I will add another to the list of towns wantonly burnt by Federal officers during the war. There were no Confederate forces in this part of the country, when General Smith, belonging to General Grant's army, ordered this town to be burnt. All the houses around the square (except a small fire-proof store), the court-house, Jacob Thompson's residence, James Br
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