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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 33. capture of Lexington, Missouri. (search)
fforded them shelter and hid them from our view. They have sent in two flags of truce, both (we think) mere strategy, which they seem to practise very much. One was for the exchange of prisoners; the other for permission to bury their dead, which they say number three hundred. It is amusing to hear the rumors in our camp. It would take me a day to write all I hear in an hour. A prominent one this morning was that McCulloch and Rains are here with Price, and that they are retreating from Siegel, who is now closing in on their rear. I have no faith in it, yet we cannot tell, for we have had no news since we left Jefferson. Six o'clock.--The rebels send word they are about to take this place and dance on the ground to-morrow evening. Our answer was, Come and take it. They are now planting their batteries; one is opposite Company D. Sept. 14--Six o'clock A. M.--We expected to see the sun rise upon a scene of blood, carnage, and the furious din and noise of battle; but strange!
k to meet the enemy that General Colquitt's staff officer twice reported to me to be in that direction, and prosecuted the search for half a mile perhaps, but not a solitary Yankee was to be seen! I then came up to the division line, and moved by the left flank to the support of General Colquitt, whose men were resting in line of battle on the field General Doles had won! On Saturday night our division occupied the last line of battle, within the intrenchments, from which the routed corps of Siegel had fled in terror. My brigade was placed perpendicular to the plank road, the left resting on the road, General Doles on my right, and Colonel O'Neal, commanding Rodes's brigade, on my left. I placed Colonel Parker's Thirtieth North Carolina on the right of my brigade; Colonel Bennett, Fourteenth North Carolina, on right centre; Colonel Cox, Second North Carolina, left centre, and Colonel Grimes, Fourth North Carolina, on left. Sunday, May 3d.--The division being, as stated, in the thi
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Recollections of the Elkhorn campaign. (search)
mountain; that the enemy, under Generals Curtis and Siegel, were lying only two marches distant, not over 18,0ke the main body at Elkhorn before the divisions of Siegel or of Carr could join it. He ordered the army toM. of the third, hoping to reach Bentonville before Siegel, with his 7,000 men, could pass that point and joinnville, we had the mortification to see the head of Siegel's column already entering that village, and marchin mounted men, might have thrown himself across his (Siegel's) road, dismounted and formed line in his front, a valor induced him to attempt a sort of charge upon Siegel's veteran infantry, with his wild men on wilder horses. Siegel met the attack with a volley or two, which scattered McIntosh's horsemen in every direction, and by steep rocks and hills, and we could only follow Siegel, who, whenever he passed a favorable point, placed er on the morning of the 4th, we would have cut off Siegel at Bentonville; even had we moved as rapidly as inf
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Tan Dorn's report of the Elkhorn campaign. (search)
cion was entertained of our advance, and that there were strong hopes of our effecting a complete surprise, and attacking the enemy before the large detachments encamped at the various points in the surrounding country could rejoin the main body. I therefore endeavored to reach Bentonville, eleven miles distant, by a rapid march, but the troops moved so very slowly that it was 11 A. M. before the head of the leading division (Price's) reached the village, and we had the mortification to see Siegel's division, seven thousand strong, leaving it as we entered. Had we been one hour sooner, we should have cut him off with his whole force, and certainly have beaten the enemy next day. We followed him, our advance skirmishing with his rear guard, which was admirably handled, until we had gained a point on Sugar creek about seven miles beyond Bentonville and within one or two miles of the strongly entrenched camp of the enemy. In conference with Generals McCulloch and McIntosh, who had
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Sketches of operations of General John C. Breckinridge. (search)
d a telegram from President Davis, saying that Siegel was advancing up the Shenandoah Valley on Staun his arrival he proceeded to organize to meet Siegel. The reserves of Augusta were called out, undrce of commissary supplies for Richmond; while Siegel was moving upon Staunton, the center of the li as the battle progressed, to gain the rear of Siegel and to burn the bridge across the Shenandoah n of the morning. A reconnoissance showed that Siegel, finding he was opposed by infantry instead of handling artillery, beyond the reach of which Siegel had now placed himself Notwithstanding the oddal advantage to our side. The first firing of Siegel's artillery passed harmlessly over the heads o turn the tide of battle, for in a few moments Siegel's line gave way and our troops pressed to the in carrying out his instructions, the whole of Siegel's command would have been captured. As it was. His own loss, though not nearly so large as Siegel's, was several hundred killed and wounded. Tha[6 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Sketches of operations of General John C. Breckinridge. (search)
thigh and leg were so bruised that he was unable to ride for several weeks. But General Breckinridge's stay with the Army of Northern Virginia was brief. Within a few days the intelligence came that General Hunter, reinforcing and superseding Siegel, had advanced up the Valley and taken Staunton. General Breckinridge was accordingly ordered to return with his force to the Valley and regain it, or protect Charlottesville and the country east of the Blue Ridge. His command moved by way of Rieft the Valley and moved towards the Kanawha by a rough and tedious route. From Salem, Early moved down the Valley, and on the 3d of July, having made a remarkable march, General Breckinridge, after a slight engagement, captured Martinsburg, General Siegel being again taken by surprise and barely escaping being a prisoner. General Breckinridge's command was now temporarily changed. Before Early's arrival he had been in command of all the forces in the Valley. For purposes of better organiz
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reminiscences of the army of Northern Virginia, (search)
rom the enemy; and we spent the 10th in looking after our wounded, burying our dead, and collecting arms, ammunition, &c., from the battle-field. Old Stonewall announced his victory by the following characteristic dispatch: August 11th--6 1/2 A. M. On the evening of the 9th instant God blessed our arms with another victory. The battle was near Cedar Run, about six miles from Culpeper Courthouse. The enemy, according to statements of prisoners, consisted of Banks's, McDowell's and Siegel's commands. We have over four hundred prisoners, including Brigadier-General Prince. While our list of killed is less than that of the enemy, we have to mourn the loss of some of our best officers and men. * * * We have collected about one thousand five hundred small arms and other ordnance stores. On the morning of the 11th General Banks asked for a truce to enable him to bury his dead. The request was granted, and as Early's brigade on our side had charge of it, I had full opportuni
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The battle of Fredericksburg. (search)
emy retreated across the river, and the Confederate surgeons were able to examine the ground, but one of the wounded was still alive. The Sabbath having passed quietly, and it being known in the Confederate lines that the Eleventh corps, under Siegel, was marching rapidly to join Burnside, a renewal of the attack was confidently expected on Monday morning. Accordingly the Confederate position was strengthened during the night of the 14th by rifle-pits connecting the guns on Marye's hill, and et's line, which continued to shell the enemy moderately until dark. A large force of the enemy appeared during the day on the plateau near the Philips house, and it was supposed to be, and probably was, the newly arrived Eleventh corps, under Siegel. It was still expected, therefore, that Burnside would renew the offensive on the next day, and work upon the Confederate position was accordingly continued all night. The night was cloudy, intensely dark, and windy, and the wind blew directly
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Battle of Johnsonville. (search)
Hammel, J. M.; Hanner, A.: Johnson, Tyler; Jones, Jerry; Lanier, Wm.; McBurney, W.; McGuire, Jas.; McKenney, G.; Miles, W. P.; Mitchell, J. N.; Moore, F. A.; Morrison, J. B.; Moss, John; McDonald, J. L.; Moran, Wm., wounded at Price's X roads, but refused to leave his gun, killed at blockhouse near Baker's, on N. and C. railroad; Nepper, J. C.; Peel, Thos.; Priddy, M. C.; Prout, Josh; Prout, George; Powell, George; Reed, R. D.; Robinson, George; Sanders, Jas. L.; Scott, G. H.; Scott, J. M.; Siegel, Chas.; Smith, S. F.; Skeggs, Eugene; Southerland, Wm.; Stucker, Wm. G.; Summer, T. R.; Temple, C. R.; Thornton, A. R.; Taylor, J. G.; Wermesdoff, J.; Weaver, A. B.; Williams, Phil.; Woods, James C.; Wilson, W. W.; Wilson, T. J. Absentees in hospital and on furlough not reported. Non-commission officers, artificers and teamsters all took positions at the guns when a reduction of numbers required it. Rice's Battery. T. W. Rice, Captain, commanding. B. F. Haller, First Lieutenan
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), chapter 4 (search)
t only four miles on our journey. We started again, and before proceeding far, we got an order to keep on to a higher ford, so that by night, after one of the hottest days I almost ever experienced, we reached this ford, twenty-seven miles distant, and only six miles from Pope's main army at the crossing of the Rappahannock. The next morning we were ordered up to the Rappahannock Station, and on arriving, heard the news of the enemy's having crossed above and turned Pope's right flank; of Siegel's fight, in which poor Bohlen was killed; found the enemy had been making an effort to force the passage of the Rappahannock over the railroad bridge, but had been repulsed by our artillery; that Pope was obliged to fall back from the Rappahannock, and was then moving off, and we had to follow him. This movement has been successfully performed, thanks, not to Mr. Pope's genius, but to an unlooked — for interposition of Providence in the shape of a rain which has so swollen the Rappahannock t
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