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advantages of organization), on the 8th of September issued general orders No. 10, brigading the army of the Northwest as follows: The First brigade, under Brig.-Gen. H. R. Jackson, to consist of the Twelfth Georgia, Third Arkansas, Thirty-first and Fifty-second Virginia, the Ninth Virginia battalion, the Danville, Va., artillery, and Jackson, Va., cavalry; the Second brigade, under Brig.-Gen. S. R. Anderson, to consist of the First, Seventh and Fourteenth Tennessee, Hampden artillery and Alexander's cavalry; the Third brigade, under Brig.-Gen. D. S. Donelson, to consist of the Eighth and Sixteenth Tennessee, the First and Fourteenth Georgia, and the Greenbrier, Va., cavalry; the Fourth brigade, under Col. William Gilham, to consist of the Twenty-first Virginia, Sixth North Carolina, First battalion of Confederate States provisional army, and the Troup artillery; the Fifth brigade, under Col. William B. Taliaferro, to consist of the Twenty-third, Twenty-fifth, Thirty-seventh and Fort
of Fredericksburg, of the embankments of the railway, and of the water-power canal, in a vain attempt to capture the batteries of the Washington artillery and of Alexander, then steadily belching destruction from the Marye hill. The broken plain between Fredericksburg and the sunken Telegraph road, with its stone fence in front an made by fresh troops in this direction, Lee had placed two fresh regiments in the sunken road and two on the crest of the heights, all in command of Ransom, and Alexander's guns were substituted for those of the Washington artillery. Humphreys' division, of the Second Federal corps, advanced to the ordered assault, with a spirit on their predecessors, was beyond the reach of human accomplishment. A thousand of Humphreys' men fell beneath the steady fire of the men of Kershaw, Ransom and Alexander, and added to the horrid harvest of death that already covered all the plain. Hooker held Sykes' division to cover Humphreys' retreat, while he sent Griffin's
along the plank road, while Jackson supported the more exposed left of the movement. The two roads thus taken converged at Chancellorsville. As Jackson had divined, Hooker, having started at 11 a. m., was at the same time marching a column along each of these roads toward Fredericksburg; consequently these opposing forces met about midway between Tabernacle church and Chancellorsville, and the issue of battle was joined in the fields along the roads and in the dense intervening forest. Alexander quickly placed one battery from his battalion in front, on the plank road, and sent one accompanying the skirmishers. Lee came up at about this time, and he and Jackson, riding side by side, followed in the line on the left. With wild cheers for these two trusted and beloved commanders, the Confederates rushed forward and drove back the oncoming Federals. Sykes' division of Meade's corps, advancing on the turnpike, was flanked by Jackson and repulsed in front by McLaws; while Anderson t
of Devil's Den. Longstreet's chief of artillery, Col. E. P. Alexander, got the better of the Federal artillery in the pea stone fences at the peach orchard, in a fierce contest. Alexander joined in the charge with six batteries. Three Federal d the Federal lines with masses of artillery. At 10 a. m. Alexander was in position with seventy-five guns, on the swell westof command, which Longstreet states that he requested Colonel Alexander to give at his discretion. The artillery did not opeeade retired eighteen of his guns from the Cemetery, when Alexander sent a note to Pickett, saying, If you are coming at all, that were to have gone forward in the attacking column. Alexander had ordered nine howitzers to move with Pickett to the veorders. Securing fifteen guns that still had ammunition, Alexander moved these up behind Pickett's division. Firing diagoa trained soldier, sat his horse, on Seminary ridge, amid Alexander's batteries, and watched the charge and repulse of his he
giment (formerly Third battalion): Callcote, Alexander D., major, lieutenant-colonel; Mayo, Joseph,, major. Fourth Cavalry regiment: Hobson, Alexander M., major; Lee, Stephen D., colonel (temporason C., lieutenant-colonel, colonel; Savage, Alexander, lieutenant-colonel; Upshaw, Thomas E., majoolonel; Imboden, George W., colonel; Monroe, Alexander, major. Eighteenth Infantry regiment: CarTaliaferro, William B., colonel; Taliaferro, Alexander G., lieutenantcol-onel, colonel; Walton, Sim major, lieutenant-colonel, colonel; Haynes, Alexander, major, lieutenant-colonel; Horne, William Regiment: Browne, William H., colonel; Davis, Alexander M., major; Ficklin, Benjamin F., lieutenantcJ., major; Poage, Thomas, colonel; Reynolds, Alexander W., colonel; Salyer, Logan H. N., major, liel; Thorburn, Charles E., major; Vandeventer, Alexander, lieutenant-colonel, colonel. Fifty-firstred and Fourteenth Militia regiment: Monroe, Alexander, colonel. One Hundred and Fifteenth Milit
day of battle, and was selected to make the attack upon the Federal center on Cemetery hill, Heth's division under Pettigrew to form the left of the line, which should be supported by Pender's division under Trimble. The attack was to be made after the enemy's artillery had been weakened by the massed fire of the Confederate artillery, which began at 2 o'clock. After a terrific artillery battle there was a lull in the Federal fire, and the Confederate ammunition being near exhaustion, General Alexander sent a note to Pickett: For God's sake, come quick. The eighteen guns are gone; come quick, or my ammunition won't let me support you properly. Pickett handed the note to Longstreet, who had strongly objected to the proposed assault with the forces available. To Pickett's question, General, shall I advance? Longstreet said nothing, but nodded his head. Pickett then accepted the duty with apparent confidence and rode gaily to his command, before going into the fight writing on the