Three Months In The Southern States, April-june 1863 by Arthur James Lyon FremantleThree Months In The Southern States, April-june 1863 by Arthur James Lyon Fremantle

Three Months In The Southern States, April-june 1863

byArthur James Lyon Fremantle

Paperback | August 22, 2012

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Excerpt: ...regular cavalry in the open. Their system is to dismount and leave their horses in some secure place. One man is placed in charge of his own and three other horses, whilst the remainder act as infantry skirmishers in the dense woods and broken country, making a tremendous row, and deceiving the enemy as to their numbers, 160 and as to their character as infantry or cavalry. In this manner Morgan, assisted by two small guns, called bulldogs, attacked the Yankees with success in towns, forts, stockades, and steamboats; and by the same system, Wheeler and Wharton kept a large pursuing army in check for twenty-seven days, retreating and fighting every day, and deluding the enemy with the idea that they were being resisted by a strong force composed of all three branches of the service. Colonel Grenfell told me that the only way in which an officer could acquire influence over the Confederate soldiers was by his personal conduct under fire. They hold a man in great esteem who in action sets them an example of contempt for danger; but they think nothing of an officer who is not in the habit of leading them; in fact, such a man could not possibly retain his position. Colonel Grenfell's expression was, "Every atom of authority has to be purchased by a drop of your blood." He told me he was in desperate hot water with the civil authorities of the State, who accuse him of illegally impressing and appropriating horses, and also of conniving at the escape of a negro from his lawful owner, and he said that the military authorities were afraid or unable to give him proper protection. For the first nine miles our road was quite straight and hilly, with a thick wood on either side. We then 161 reached a pass in the hills called Guy's Gap, which, from the position of the hills, is very strong, and could be held by a small force. The range of hills extends as far as Wartrace, but I understand the position could be turned on the left. About two miles beyond Guy's Gap...
Title:Three Months In The Southern States, April-june 1863Format:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:August 22, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1153757931

ISBN - 13:9781153757935

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