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The Fredericksburg Campaign: Winter War on the Rappahannock
Francis Augustín O'Reilly
Limited preview - 2003
1st lieutenant 2d lieutenant account of disability Adjutant Adjutant-General advance Antietam army artillery August 20 battery battle of Antietam breastworks Bridgeport camp Captain captured charge Charles command commissioned officers Company F company May 31 comrades Confederate corporal crossed December 13 deserted August discharged on account division enemy enemy's enlisted August enlisted July enlisted September field fire Fourteenth Connecticut Volunteers Fourteenth Regiment Frederick Fredericksburg front George Gettysburg ground guns Hartford Henry hill hundred James John July 29 July 31 June killed Lieutenant-Colonel Lieutenant-Colonel Moore line of battle Major Hincks ment Middletown miles missing morning Morton's Ford moved mustered in August mustered in July mustered in September mustered private night o'clock October ordered passed picket position promoted Ream's Station rear rebel regi river road Second Corps September 17 shell shot side skirmish line slightly tered in August troops Waterbury William woods
Page 168 - For he who fights and runs away May live to fight another day ; But he who is in battle slain Can never rise and fight again.
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Page 152 - Slowly the great line moved forward until it reached the fence. The men mounted to cross when the word fire ! fire ! ran along the Union line, crack ! crack ! spoke out the musketry, and the men dropped from the fence as if swept by a gigantic sickle swung by some powerful force of nature.
Page 88 - ... fired upon by the rebels, wounding him slightly in the head and hip. All the rest of that awful day he lay still where he had fallen; three times our men charged over him, of course trampling on his wounded leg, while he, half-delirious, begged them to kill him to end his sufferings, —but none had time then to attend to one poor wounded fellow. " That night he managed to crawl off to a little hut near the field, where some other wounded men had hung out a yellow flag. Here they lay, with a...
Page 48 - Troops didn't know what they were expected to do, and sometimes in the excitement, fired at their own men. Generals were the scarcest imaginable article, plentiful as they are generally supposed to be. We neither saw nor heard anything of our division commander after starting on our first charge early in the morning, but went in and came out, here and there, promiscuously, according to our own ideas through...
Page 119 - The stampede of the Eleventh Corps was something curious and wonderful to behold. I have seen horses and cattle stampeded on the plains, blinded, apparently, by fright, rush over wagons, rocks, streams, any obstacle in the way; but never before or since, saw I thousands of men actuated seemingly by the same unreasoning fear that takes possession of a herd of animals. As the crowd of fugitives swept by the Chancellor house, the greatest efforts were made to check them; but those only stopped who were...
Page 150 - There was a complete calm, the clouds broke, and we could see the sun shining once more. Our neighbors of the battery, whose ammunition had some time since become exhausted, profited by the occasion to bring up their horses, which had not been killed or wounded, and withdrew their guns. . . . We rose from the ground and stretched our cramped limbs, and, in our inexperience, thought the battle was over, but Major Ellis was better posted than we. 'No,' said he, 'They mean to charge with all their infantry.
Page 88 - A few torn and blackened remnants of those fine regiments sternly retired to the city. The wounded were mainly brought off, though hundreds were killed in the benevolent task. The city is filled with the pieces of brave men who went whole into the conflict. Every basement and floor is covered with pools of blood. Limbs, in many houses, lie in heaps ; and surgeons are exhausted with their trying labors. But I will not sicken you with a recital of the horrors before us. Why our noble fellows were pushed...
Page 49 - ... and in trenches. Three hundred and fifty, I was told by one who helped to bury them, were taken this morning from one long rifle-pit which lay just in front of where the 14th (among other regiments) made their fight, and were buried in one trench. The air grows terribly offensive from the unburied bodies ; and a pestilence will speedily be bred if they are not put under ground. The most of the Union soldiers are now buried, but some of them only slightly. Think, now, of the horrors of such a...
Page, Charles D. History of the Fourteenth Regiment, Connecticut Vol. Infantry. Meriden, Conn.: Horton Printing, 1906. Photographs and illustrations. ...
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