Biographical History of North Carolina from Colonial Times to the Present Volume 6

Biographical History of North Carolina from Colonial Times to the Present Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ... Confederate cause was not without avail. Although it did not quiet the faction, this address probably exerted a powerful influence in changing the action of some of the leading men of the State who were giving countenance to the faction at that time, and who subsequently became good Confederates again.. After that the factionists, who were in the majority in the Legislature, adopted some resolutions declaring that they proposed to support and adhere to the cause of Southern independence. Thus it was that Colonel Grimes was instrumental not merely in gaining glory for the State on the battlefield, and serving the cause of the South at the front, but by his wisdom, prudence, and candor he exerted a most happy and beneficial influence in arresting the progress of disloyal sentiments at home, and securing renewed efforts to maintain Confederate armies in the field. In October he was urged to become a candidate for Congress, and although he at first acceded to the request of his friends, he eventually declined, and in a letter expressed his preference to remain in the field until peace and independence were secured. It was about that time that General Ramseur being at home on furlough, Colonel Grimes was again in command of the brigade. On May 5, 1864, began the battle of the Wilderness, and for a month Colonel Grimes was actively engaged every day in the front of the enemy. His services were especially conspicuous on May 12th and igth. On the morning of the I2th the enemy made a furious assault upon General Edward Johnston's line, half a mile to the right of Ramseur's position, breaking the line and capturing many men. The fate of the army was at stake. Ramseur with his brigade led the charge, and in the face of a most murderous fire drove...show more

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  • Paperback | 166 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 308g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236572777
  • 9781236572776