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Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 1: from the U. S.A. Into the C. S.A. (search)
t the Confederate Secretary of War, Hon. L. P. Walker, on his way to Richmond, Va., now the capital of the Confederacy. I called on him and was told that a commission as captain of Engineers was awaiting my acceptance. Of course I accepted, and promised to report in Richmond as soon as I could leave my wife in Washington, Ga., at my father's home. We spent that night in Atlanta, and reached Washington, Thursday, May 30. The next day I left for Richmond and arrived there Saturday night, June 1. One feature of this eight days journey, which I recall very distinctly, was the comparative impressions made upon me by the camps, and the preparations for war, which I saw everywhere, both at the North and in the South. They recalled McPherson's comparison of the military strength of the two sections, and did not discredit his predictions. The camps near the principal Northern towns were all of regiments. Those in the South were mostly of a company each. The arms of the Northern t
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 2: the battle of Bull Run (July, 1861) (search)
s four idle brigades. two hours fighting. the Henry House Hill. Cummings's brilliant Coup. the Federal collapse. leaving signal Station. stragglers in the rear. Davis and Jackson. lost opportunities. order checking Kershaw. order stopping pursuit. affairs on the right. Jones and Longstreet. Bonham takes the lead. Bonham halts. overcaution in New commanders. the final scene. return from the field. Hill's report. inaction of council. I arrived in Richmond, Saturday night, June 1, reported for duty Monday morning, and received my commission as captain of Engineers. Engineer officers were in demand, but President Davis remembered my appearing with Maj. Myer before the Military Committee of the Senate, in connection with the system of signals, and I was first ordered to start in Richmond a little factory of signal apparatus, such as torches, poles, and flags. I was told that I would soon be sent to install the system in some one of the small armies being collected at
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 5: Seven Pines or fair Oaks (search)
ank, and was always available for infantry and for horses, though not for vehicles. By 8 A. M., June 1, the Federal engineers had built a pontoon bridge at the site of the New Bridge, but it was undeumner's upper bridge was again practicable for infantry, and by dark the lower one. By morning, June 1, therefore, the Federal army was practically safe from any Confederate attack. It had six divis call for reenforcements. The following notes were received from him in quick succession:— June 1st. Yours of to-day received. The entire army seems to be opposed to me. I trust that some diverthese attacks, else my troops cannot stand it. The ammunition gives out too easily. 10 A. M., June 1. Can you reenforce me? The entire army seems to be opposed to me. We cannot hold out unless weerate10,59216410101091283 May 31Federal10,5007432715416 Smith'sConfederate14,1362089881401336 June 1Federal17,000151751981000 AggregateConfederate36,37098047494056134 Federal45,50079035946475031
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 11: second Manassas (search)
ported dead. I send it forward under a flag of truce, thinking the possession of his remains may be a consolation to his family. This affair ended the battle. On the morning of Sept. 2 it was apparent that the enemy had escaped, and Lee allowed his whole army to lie in camp and have a little much-needed rest. While he had fallen short of destroying his greatly superior adversaries, he could yet look back with pride upon the record he had made within the 90 days since taking command on June 1. He had had the use of about 85,000 men, and the enemy had had the use, in all, of fully 200,000. At the beginning, the enemy had been within six miles of Richmond. He was now driven within the fortifications of Washington, with a loss in the two campaigns of about 33,000 men, 82 guns, and 58,000 small-arms. Lee's own losses had been about 31,000 men and two guns. The critics who had declared that he would never fight were forever silenced and pilloried in shame. In the last affair
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 20: battle of the Wilderness (search)
nd about 50 guns. These included Pickett's division of Longstreet's corps, say 5000 men, which rejoined Longstreet about June 1, and Johnson's brigade of Early's division, which was returned to the division on May 6. To recapitulate, the forces u and being disappointed at Grant's failure to attack his lines on the Totopotomoy, had himself planned a grand stroke for June 1. The cavalry of the two armies had been heavily engaged for two days near Cold Harbor, and Hoke's division was in thatwar of which I know was the battle of Wauhatchie near Chattanooga, Oct. 28, 1863. The Federal casualties are given for June 1--3 as 9948. As the losses on the 1st were approximately estimated at 2650, those on the 3d were approximately 7300. Thenown to have been small. The Confederate Medical and Surgical history of the War gives 1200 wounded and 500 missing from June 1 to 12. This, Humphreys estimates, represents about 1500 killed and wounded, which may be taken as a maximum. Besides th