Congressional Edition Volume 2577

Congressional Edition Volume 2577

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...attention to the gallant and meritorious conduct of Capt. G. L. Donald, who had immediate command of several companies, which did fine execution, without sustaining serious loss. I wish also to make mention of t lie coolness, bravery, and soldier like conduct of both officers and enlisted men of my command. J. W. CARTER, Colonel, Commanding Thirteenth Mississippi Regiment. No. 283. Reports of Lieut. Col. John 0, Fiser, Seventeenth Mississippi Infantry. Near Feedeeickseubg, Va., December 19, 1862. Sie: I have the honor of submitting the following report of the action of the Seventeenth Regiment Mississippi Volunteers while defending the passage of the Rappahannock, opposite the city of Fredericksburg, on the morning of December 11, 1862: Being ordered to the city on picket duty, on the 9th instant was or dered to dispose of my regiment so as to guard the river from the ferry to a point about three-quarters of a mile below. I promptly made such disposition as I thought would check the enemy if he attempted to force a passage at or between either point indicated. The line of pickets consisted of two wings, the right commanded by Capt. A. R. Govan and the left by Capt. A.J. Pulliam. The reserve I stationed at the markethouse. About lip. m. of the 10th instant you ordered me to doublemy pickets, which was promptly done by sending to the right wing Companies I and K, and to the left Companies H and C, and about 4 a. m. of the 11th instant you, in person, ordered me with my reserve, consisting of Companies D, E, G, and part of P, to repair at once to the upper ford, as the enemy were rapidly putting in their pontoons preparatory to crossing. I reached the point as soon as possible, and on getting there found the enemy busily working on the bridge, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 648 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 33mm | 1,139g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236622928
  • 9781236622921