Personal Reminiscences of the War of 1861-5 In Camp—en Bivouac—on the March—on Picket—on the Skirmish Line—on the Battlefield—and in Prison
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Personal Reminiscences of the War of 1861-5 In Camp—en Bivouac—on the March—on Picket—on the Skirmish Line—on the Battlefield—and in Prison

By W. H. (William Henry) Morgan
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  • Personal Reminiscences of the War of 1861-5
    • PREFACE
    • CONTENTS
    • INTRODUCTION
    • CHAPTER I Personal—Organization—Roll of Company
      • ORGANIZATION AND ROLL OF COMPANY
        • CAPTAIN
        • LIEUTENANTS
        • ORDERLY SERGEANT
        • SERGEANTS
        • CORPORALS
        • Privates
      • CAPTAIN
      • LIEUTENANTS
      • ORDERLY SERGEANT
      • SERGEANTS
      • CORPORALS
      • Privates
    • ORGANIZATION AND ROLL OF COMPANY
      • CAPTAIN
      • LIEUTENANTS
      • ORDERLY SERGEANT
      • SERGEANTS
      • CORPORALS
      • Privates
    • CAPTAIN
    • LIEUTENANTS
    • ORDERLY SERGEANT
    • SERGEANTS
    • CORPORALS
    • Privates
    • CHAPTER II Enter the Service—Trouble about Arms—Cause of Secession
      • TROUBLE ABOUT ARMS
      • THE CAUSE OF SECESSION
    • TROUBLE ABOUT ARMS
    • THE CAUSE OF SECESSION
    • CHAPTER III On to Manassas—The Eleventh Regiment—The First Brigade
      • THE ELEVENTH REGIMENT
      • THE RIFLE GRAYS, COMPANY A
        • Privates
      • Privates
      • LYNCHBURG RIFLES, COMPANY E
        • Privates
      • Privates
      • HOME GUARD, COMPANY G
        • Privates
      • Privates
      • JEFFERSON DAVIS RIFLE, COMPANY H
        • Privates
      • Privates
    • THE ELEVENTH REGIMENT
    • THE RIFLE GRAYS, COMPANY A
      • Privates
    • Privates
    • LYNCHBURG RIFLES, COMPANY E
      • Privates
    • Privates
    • HOME GUARD, COMPANY G
      • Privates
    • Privates
    • JEFFERSON DAVIS RIFLE, COMPANY H
      • Privates
    • Privates
    • CHAPTER IV Battle of Blackburn's Ford—The Battle Begins—The Enemy Driven Back—Incidents of the Battle
      • THE BATTLE BEGINS
      • THE YANKEES DRIVEN BACK
      • INCIDENTS OF THE BATTLE
    • THE BATTLE BEGINS
    • THE YANKEES DRIVEN BACK
    • INCIDENTS OF THE BATTLE
    • CHAPTER V The Battle of First Manassas—General Johnston to the Rescue—Gen. Kirby Smith Turns the Tide of Battle—The Rebel Yell—The News of Victory—The Enemy Not Pursued—Gathering the Spoils
      • GENERAL JOHNSTON TO THE RESCUE
      • GEN. KIRBY SMITH TURNS THE TIDE OF BATTLE
      • THE REBEL YELL
      • UNDER SHELLING
      • THE NEWS OF VICTORY
      • THE ENEMY NOT PURSUED
      • GATHERING THE SPOILS
    • GENERAL JOHNSTON TO THE RESCUE
    • GEN. KIRBY SMITH TURNS THE TIDE OF BATTLE
    • THE REBEL YELL
    • UNDER SHELLING
    • THE NEWS OF VICTORY
    • THE ENEMY NOT PURSUED
    • GATHERING THE SPOILS
    • CHAPTER VI To Centreville and Fairfax Court House—Picket Close to the Enemy—Exciting Times on Picket—Back to Centreville—The Fight at Drainesville
      • ADVANCE TO FAIRFAX COURT HOUSE
      • PICKET CLOSE TO ENEMY—EXCITING TIMES
      • BACK TO CENTREVILLE
    • ADVANCE TO FAIRFAX COURT HOUSE
    • PICKET CLOSE TO ENEMY—EXCITING TIMES
    • BACK TO CENTREVILLE
    • CHAPTER VII Fall Back From Centreville—The Peninsula Campaign—Yorktown Line Evacuated—The Battle of Williamsburg—"Give it to Them"—Into a Hot Fire—Colonel Garland Wounded—Incidents of the Battle—Garland and Kemper Promoted
      • THE PENINSULA CAMPAIGN
      • YORKTOWN LINES EVACUATED
      • BATTLE OF WILLIAMSBURG
      • THE BATTLE BEGINS
      • "GIVE IT TO THEM!"
      • INTO A HOT FIRE
      • COLONEL GARLAND WOUNDED
      • INCIDENTS OF THE BATTLE
      • GARLAND AND KEMPER PROMOTED
    • THE PENINSULA CAMPAIGN
    • YORKTOWN LINES EVACUATED
    • BATTLE OF WILLIAMSBURG
    • THE BATTLE BEGINS
    • "GIVE IT TO THEM!"
    • INTO A HOT FIRE
    • COLONEL GARLAND WOUNDED
    • INCIDENTS OF THE BATTLE
    • GARLAND AND KEMPER PROMOTED
    • CHAPTER VIII Back to Richmond—Battle of Seven Pines—The Brigade in Reserve—Into the Fight at Double-Quick—Incidents of the Battle—On the Picket Lines
      • THE BATTLE OF SEVEN PINES
      • THE BRIGADE IN RESERVE
      • INTO THE FIGHT AT DOUBLE-QUICK
      • INCIDENTS OF THE BATTLE
      • ON THE PICKET LINES
    • THE BATTLE OF SEVEN PINES
    • THE BRIGADE IN RESERVE
    • INTO THE FIGHT AT DOUBLE-QUICK
    • INCIDENTS OF THE BATTLE
    • ON THE PICKET LINES
    • CHAPTER IX Seven Days' Fight Around Richmond—Battle of Gaines' Mill
      • BATTLE OF GAINES' MILL
    • BATTLE OF GAINES' MILL
    • CHAPTER X Second Manassas and Maryland Campaign—Sharpsburg—Back to Virginia—From Winchester to Culpeper—To Fredericksburg
      • SECOND MANASSAS AND THE MARYLAND CAMPAIGN
      • SHARPSBURG
      • BACK TO VIRGINIA
    • SECOND MANASSAS AND THE MARYLAND CAMPAIGN
    • SHARPSBURG
    • BACK TO VIRGINIA
    • CHAPTER XI The Battle of Fredericksburg—Kemper's Brigade in Reserve—Spectacular Scene—Behind Marye's Hill—Sharp-Shooting—At Home—Sad Loss
      • THE BATTLE OF FREDERICKSBURG
      • SPECTACULAR SCENE
      • BEHIND MARYE'S HILL
      • SHARP-SHOOTING
    • THE BATTLE OF FREDERICKSBURG
    • SPECTACULAR SCENE
    • BEHIND MARYE'S HILL
    • SHARP-SHOOTING
    • CHAPTER XII To Richmond, Chester, and Petersburg—To North Carolina—Back to Virginia, at Suffolk—To Taylorsville—On to Join General Lee
      • TO RICHMOND
      • OFF FOR THE OLD NORTH STATE
      • BACK TO VIRGINIA
    • TO RICHMOND
    • OFF FOR THE OLD NORTH STATE
    • BACK TO VIRGINIA
    • CHAPTER XIII Pennsylvania Campaign—Gettysburg—Back to Virginia—General Lee and Army of Northern Virginia
      • PENNSYLVANIA CAMPAIGN
      • GETTYSBURG
      • BACK TO VIRGINIA
      • GENERAL LEE AND THE ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA
    • PENNSYLVANIA CAMPAIGN
    • GETTYSBURG
    • BACK TO VIRGINIA
    • GENERAL LEE AND THE ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA
    • CHAPTER XIV To Taylorsville—At Chafin's Farm—To North Carolina—Marching Through Swamps and Sand—The Capture of Plymouth—Companies C and G Have Serious Experiences—Incidents of the Battle—The Gunboat "Albemarle"—Col. James Dearing Wins Promotion—On to Washington, North Carolina—Newberne Invested
      • TO TAYLORSVILLE
      • TO NORTH CAROLINA AGAIN
      • MARCHING THROUGH SWAMPS AND SAND
      • THE CAPTURE OF PLYMOUTH
      • COMPANIES C AND G HAVE SERIOUS EXPERIENCE
      • THE GUNBOAT "ALBEMARLE"
      • COL. JAMES DEARING WINS PROMOTION
      • MARCH ON WASHINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA
      • NEWBERNE AGAIN INVESTED
    • TO TAYLORSVILLE
    • TO NORTH CAROLINA AGAIN
    • MARCHING THROUGH SWAMPS AND SAND
    • THE CAPTURE OF PLYMOUTH
    • COMPANIES C AND G HAVE SERIOUS EXPERIENCE
    • THE GUNBOAT "ALBEMARLE"
    • COL. JAMES DEARING WINS PROMOTION
    • MARCH ON WASHINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA
    • NEWBERNE AGAIN INVESTED
    • CHAPTER XV Back to Petersburg, Va.—Beast Butler—The Battle of Drury's Bluff—General Gracie's Courage—Into a Heavy Fire at Close Range—Col. Richard F. Maury—Yankee Brigade Captured—General Whiting's Failure—The Yankee Flags
      • BACK TO PETERSBURG
      • BEAST BUTLER
      • THE BATTLE OF DRURY'S BLUFF
      • GENERAL GRACIE'S COURAGE
      • INTO A HOT FIRE AT CLOSE RANGE
      • COL. RICHARD F. MAURY
      • YANKEE BRIGADE CAPTURED
      • GENERAL WHITING'S FAILURE
      • YANKEE FLAGS
    • BACK TO PETERSBURG
    • BEAST BUTLER
    • THE BATTLE OF DRURY'S BLUFF
    • GENERAL GRACIE'S COURAGE
    • INTO A HOT FIRE AT CLOSE RANGE
    • COL. RICHARD F. MAURY
    • YANKEE BRIGADE CAPTURED
    • GENERAL WHITING'S FAILURE
    • YANKEE FLAGS
    • CHAPTER XVI To Milford and to Capture—A Prisoner of War—On to Washington
      • A PRISONER OF WAR
      • ON TO WASHINGTON
    • A PRISONER OF WAR
    • ON TO WASHINGTON
    • CHAPTER XVII To Fort Delaware—Short Rations—Song—Prison Rules
    • CHAPTER XVIII Off for Charleston—Alleged Retaliation—On Shipboard—Run Aground—Short of Water—On Morris Island—In Stockade—Under Fire—Prison Rules
      • ON SHIPBOARD
      • RUN AGROUND
      • SHORT OF WATER
      • IN THE STOCKADE
      • UNDER FIRE
      • PRISON RULES
    • ON SHIPBOARD
    • RUN AGROUND
    • SHORT OF WATER
    • IN THE STOCKADE
    • UNDER FIRE
    • PRISON RULES
    • CHAPTER XIX To Fort Pulaski—Rotten Cornmeal and Pickled Rations—A Plot Laid
      • ROTTEN CORNMEAL AND PICKLED RATIONS
      • A PLOT LAID
    • ROTTEN CORNMEAL AND PICKLED RATIONS
    • A PLOT LAID
    • CHAPTER XX Back to Fort Delaware—Disappointment and Great Suffering—Three Deaths and Burials at Sea
      • DISAPPOINTMENT AND GREAT SUFFERING
      • THREE DEATHS AND BURIALS AT SEA
    • DISAPPOINTMENT AND GREAT SUFFERING
    • THREE DEATHS AND BURIALS AT SEA
    • CHAPTER XXI Yankee Infamy—Conduct of the War—Sherman's March—Virginia Dismembered
      • CONDUCT OF THE WAR
      • SHERMAN'S MARCH
      • VIRGINIA DISMEMBERED
    • CONDUCT OF THE WAR
    • SHERMAN'S MARCH
    • VIRGINIA DISMEMBERED
    • CHAPTER XXII Lee's Surrender—Lincoln's Assassination—Out of Prison and at Home
      • LINCOLN'S ASSASSINATION
      • OUT OF PRISON AND AT HOME
    • LINCOLN'S ASSASSINATION
    • OUT OF PRISON AND AT HOME
    • CHAPTER XXIII Reconstruction and Since
    • INDEX
    • TRANSCRIBER'S NOTE
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