Roster and Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War of the Rebellion: 17th-31st regiments, Infantry

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E.H. English, state printer, 1910 - Iowa
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Page 680 - AD, which had been posted behind cotton-bales, and part of the old levee. In this position the fight continued until near noon, when the enemy suddenly withdrew. Our men, seeing this movement, advanced upon the retreating column, firing volley after volley at them while they remained within gunshot The gunboat Lexington then paid her compliments to the flying foe, in several well-directed shots, scattering them in all directions.
Page 572 - And the wave of retreat checked its course there, because The sight of the master compelled it to pause. With foam and with dust the black charger was gray; By the flash of his eye and the red nostril's play He seemed to the whole great army to say, "I have brought you Sheridan all the way From Winchester down to save the day!
Page xix - The sum of seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500) or so much thereof as may be necessary...
Page xxiv - This act, being deemed of immediate importance, shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the Register and Leader and Des Moines Capital, newspapers published in Des Moines, Iowa.
Page 785 - I cannot think of this bloody hill without sadness and pride. Sadness for the great loss of my true and gallant men; pride for the heroic bravery they displayed. No prouder division ever met as vastly superior foe and fought with more unflinching firmness and stubborn valor. It, was, after the conflict, literally the hill of death ; men, horses, cannon, and the debris of an army lay scattered in wild confusion.
Page 680 - Leib fell back over the bridge, and from thence to Milliken's Bend, from whence he sent a messenger, informing me of the success of the expedition, and reported the enemy to be advancing. I immediately started the Twenty-third Iowa Volunteer Infantry to their assistance, and Admiral Porter ordered the gun-boat Choctaw to that point. At three...
Page 680 - ensued a most terrible hand-to-hand conflict of several minutes' duration, our men using the bayonet freely, and clubbing their guns with fierce obstinacy, contesting every inch of ground until the enemy succeeded in flanking them, and poured a murderous enfilading fire along our lines, directing their fire chiefly to the officers, who fell in numbers. Not till they were overpowered and forced by superior numbers did our men fall back behind the bank of the river, at the same time pouring volley...
Page 444 - ... open field on our left, and subjected us to an enfilading fire for several moments of a most destructive character. Being thus left entirely alone, and finding it impossible to withstand such fearful odds, I withdrew in a somewhat disordered state, but soon rallied and again took position in front. My horse having been shot in the early part of the engagement, I was compelled to remain on foot the remainder of the day, when, by your kindness, I was furnished with another. That night we bivouacked...
Page 5 - They are justly entitled to the highest praise, for a battle against such superior numbers and on such ground has not been fought in this war. I enclose reports received from commanding officers of regiments, together with a list of the killed, wounded, and missing of my brigade. The regiments of my brigade engaged were: 10th Iowa, Colonel Perezel. 17th Iowa, Captain Archer. 80th Ohio, Colonel Bartelson.
Page 680 - ... no quarter !" The African regiments being inexperienced in the use of arms, some of them having been drilled but a few days, and the guns being very inferior, the enemy succeeded in getting upon our works before more than one or two volleys were fired at them. Here ensued a most terrible hand-to-hand conflict of several minutes...

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