History of Hampton Battery F: Independent Pennsylvania Light Artillery, Organized at Pittsburgh, Pa., October 8, 1861, Mustered Out in Pittsburgh, June 26, 1865

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Werner Company, 1909 - Pennsylvania - 169 pages

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Page 69 - PM. finding our ammunition was running low and that it was very unsafe to bring up loads of it, a number of caissons and limbers having been exploded, I directed that the fire should be gradually stopped, which was done, and the enemy soon slackened his also.
Page 61 - In the meantime I formed a new line of artillery about 400 yards to the rear, close under the woods, and covering the opening which led into the Gettysburg and Taneytown road, of the following batteries and parts of batteries: Battery I...
Page 34 - ... covered from the fire of our artillery in front. For about two hours the battle raged with varied success, the enemy endeavoring to drive our troops into the second line of wood, and ours in turn to get possession of the line in front.
Page 60 - At about a quarter to 6 o'clock the enemy's infantry gained possession of the woods immediately on the left of my line of batteries, and our infantry fell back both on our right and left, when great disorder ensued on both flanks of the line of batteries. At this period of the action, all of the batteries were exposed to a warm infantry fire from both flanks and front, whereupon I ordered them to retire 250 yards and renew their fire. The New Jersey battery mentioned, being out of ammunition, retired...
Page 45 - Candy and Generals Kane and Greene. To these are to be added an artillery brigade, under command of Captain Knap, chief of artillery, consisting of Knap's (Pennsylvania) battery, Lieutenant Atwell commanding, and Hampton's (Pittsburgh) battery, Capt.
Page 60 - A well-directed fire from all the batteries was brought to bear upon them, which destroyed the order of their march and drove many back into the woods on their right, though the main portion of the column succeeded in reaching the point for which they started, and sheltered themselves from the artillery fire. In a few minutes another and larger column appeared at about 750 yards, presenting a slight left flank to our position. I immediately trained the entire line of our guns upon them, and opened...
Page 45 - Division at an early hour on the morning. of the 27th, and took up the line of march in the direction of Stafford Court-House, at which point I was joined by the Twenty-eighth Pennsylvania, of the First Brigade, from Dumfries, thus making my command complete, and consisting of the following regiments : The Twenty-eighth, Twenty-ninth, One hundred and ninth, One hundred and eleventh, One hundred and twenty-fourth, One hundred and twenty-fifth, and One hundred and forty-seventh Pennsylvania ; the Sixtieth...
Page 11 - War to inform you that you are hereby authorized to raise one regiment of infantry to be composed of colored men, to be mustered into the United States service for three years, or during the war.
Page 69 - When our canister fire and musketry were opened upon them, it occasioned disorder, but still they advanced gallantly until they reached the stone wall behind which our troops lay. Here ensued a desperate conflict, the enemy succeeding in passing the wall and entering our lines, causing great destruction of life, especially among the batteries. Infantry troops were, however, advanced from our right; the rear line of the enemy broke, and the others, who had fought with a gallantry that excited the...
Page 170 - That the said officers, musicians, and privates, authorized by this act, shall immediately be discharged from the service of the United States at the close of the war with Mexico.

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