Category Archives: Battles: Malvern Hill

Barksdale’s Charge: The True High Tide of the Confederacy…

No descendant of a 13th Mississippi soldier or aficionado of the regiment could fail to be pleased and intrigued by historian Phillip Thomas Tucker’s new book Barksdale’s Charge: The True High Tide of the Confederacy at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863. … Continue reading

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Visiting a 13th soldier’s Richmond grave

Texan Weldon Nash, Jr., whose ancestor Nimrod Newton Nash wrote so many of the good letters in this digital regimental until he was killed at Gettysburg, recently visited the Richmond grave of Henry T. Nash, another Minute Men private. Henry, … Continue reading

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Moving on

The Union army retreated to Westover, on the James River, which allowed the Confederates to claim victory in the 1862 Seven Days battles, despite their July 1 defeat at Malvern Hill. Both sides spent the next few weeks recovering. Gen. … Continue reading

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Among the dead

More than forty years after the war, Robert Stiles, the Richmond Howitzers’ memoirist, recalled that the bloody defeat at Malvern Hill in 1862 depressed much of the gray army. “The demoralization was great and the evidences of it palpable everywhere. … Continue reading

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A night on the battlefield

It’s worth remembering that, at this time, the 13th’s infantrymen were not hardened veterans. Malvern Hill was their first truly-difficult battle with high casualties. Minutemen of Attala Private Peter F. Ellis, an 18-year-old clerk from Madison County when he enlisted … Continue reading

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Battles: Malvern Hill

The Union had massed artillery almost wheel hub to wheel hub on the crest of a plateau 150-feet above the James River to cover its retreat to the river from Gen. Lee’s pursuing Rebels. The position had clear fields of … Continue reading

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