History of the Third Indiana cavalry, Volume 3

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Aetna printing co., 1906 - Indiana - 201 pages
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Page 84 - The expedition had for its object the destruction of the enemy's trains, supposed to be at Williamsport. This, I regret to say, was not accomplished. The enemy was too strong for me, but he was severely punished for his obstinacy.
Page 119 - HON. EM STANTON, Secretary of War. SIR : — I have the honor to submit the following report...
Page 88 - ... toward my position. General Gamble reports, that In the afternoon, the enemy, being strongly reinforced, extended his flanks, and advanced on our left In three strong lines, to turn that flank, the general commanding division ordered my brigade forward at a trot, and deployed in line on the ridge of woods with the seminary on our right. Half of the Eighth New York, Third Indiana and Twelfth Illinois, were dismounted and placed behind a portion of a stone wall and under cover of trees. The enemy...
Page 83 - The zeal, bravery and good behavior of the officers and men on the night of June 30, and during July 1, was commendable in the extreme. A heavy task was before us : we were equal to it, and shall all remember with pride that at Gettysburg we did our country much service.
Page 84 - ... sacrifice. The enemy, however, attempted to turn our right, with a Brigade of Infantry. This attempt was most admirably foiled by General Merritt. While our hottest contest was in progress, General Kilpatrick's guns were heard in the direction of Hagerstown ; and as they grew nearer, I sent word to him to connect with my right, for mutual support The connection was made ; but was of no consequence to either of us. Just before dark, Kilpatrick's troops gave way, passing to my rear by the right...
Page 82 - Reynolds' corps came up to its assistance, and then most reluctantly did it give up the front. A portion of the Third Indiana found horse holders, borrowed muskets, and fought with the Wisconsin regiment that came to relieve them. While this left of my line was engaged, Devin's brigade, on the right, had its hands full. The enemy advanced upon Devin by four roads and on each was checked and held until the leading division of the Eleventh Corps came to his relief. After the fall of General Reynolds,...
Page 51 - CAPTAIN, — I have the honor to report the following as the part taken by the Third Brigade, under my command, in the attack on the enemy's works near Fredericksburg.
Page 82 - At one time the enemy had a concentric fire on this battery from twelve guns, all at short range. Calef held his own gloriously, worked his guns deliberately, with great judgment and skill, and with wonderful effect upon the enemy.
Page 46 - Cavalry behaved most gallantly this day, pushing at full charge upon the enemy for 0 miles. Unfortunately their advance proved too reckless. Having dispersed their cavalry, the Troop fell upon two regiments of rebel infantry in ambush, and after a gallant struggle were compelled to retire, with the loss of Major Rosengarten and (i men killed, and the brave Major Ward and 5 men desperately wounded.
Page 46 - Indiana and Anderson troop behaved very gallantly, charging the enemy twice, and bringing them to • hand-to-hand encounters. The conduct of Majors Rosengarten and Ward, the former now deceased, was most heroic. On the 28th we made a reconnoissance to College Grove, and found that Hardee's rebel corps had marched to Murfreeeboro'. On the 29th Colonel Zahn's brigade, having joined, was directed to march upon Murfreesboro...

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