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Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 2: the battle of Bull Run (July, 1861) (search)
my's retreat for some distance and brought back some 20 prisoners and 100 muskets. This gave an air of victory to the termination of the infantry combat. There then followed a sharp artillery duel, for about 45 minutes. The Federals engaged eight guns (two 20-Pr. and two 10-Pr. Parrott rifles; two 6-Pr. guns and two 12-Pr. howitzers), and fired 415 rounds. The Confederates engaged seven guns, four 6-Pr. guns and three 3-inch iron rifles, made in Richmond, firing a 6-Pr. Burton and Archer projectile. They fired 310 rounds. Our guns stood in the open plateau about 150 yards behind our infantry line, and were hidden from the enemy's view by the thin fringe of tall timber along the creek. This saved us from a speedy defeat, for our limbers and caissons were without cover until Longstreet ordered them brought forward on the flanks, and kept them behind the trees. Thus neither of the combatants could see more of the other than the smoke of his guns, and the fire was but little
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, chapter 7 (search)
and deep thunder of artillery told that the whole force of the enemy was in my front. Branch becoming hard pressed, Pender was sent in to his relief. Field and Archer were also directed to do their part in this murderous contest. Braxton's battery, accompanying Archer, had already opened. They were ordered to turn the enemy'sArcher, had already opened. They were ordered to turn the enemy's left. These two brigades under their heroic leaders, moving across the open field, met the enemy behind an abattis and strong intrenchments at the base of a long wooded hill, the enemy being in three lines on the side of this declivity, its crest falling off into a plateau, and this plateau studded with guns. My front now prevarying success, Gregg having before him the vaunted Zouaves and Sykes's regulars. Pender's brigade was suffering heavily, but stubbornly held its own. Field and Archer met a withering storm of bullets, but pressed on to within a short distance of the enemy's works, but the storm was too fierce for such a handful of men. They rec
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 10: Cedar Mountain (search)
re distributed among nine brigades of infantry and one of cavalry, and were greatest in Garnett's and Taliaferro's, of Jackson's division, slightly over 300 in each. The Federal losses were in eight brigades of infantry and one of cavalry. Crawford's brigade lost 857, Geary's 465, Prince's 452, and Gordon's 344. The fighting upon Jackson's left, where Garnett's and Taliaferro's brigades were broken by the charge of Crawford's and Gordon's brigades, and the line reestablished, by Branch's, Archer's, and Winder's brigades, was very desperate, as is shown by the casualties of some of the Federal regiments. Gen. Williams, in his official report, says: — The 3d Wis., especially, fell under a partial flank fire from the underbrush, and woods, which swept its right companies with great destruction, and under which Lt.-Col. Crane fell pierced with several fatal wounds, and the regiment was obliged to give way. The enemy was, however, driven out of the open field by the other regiments
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 12: Boonsboro or South Mountain, and Harper's Ferry (search)
CORPSDIVISIONSBRIGADESBRIGADES 1st Corps Longstreet'sMcLawsKershaw, Semmes, Cobb, Barksdale5 Anderson, R. H.Wilcox, Armistead, Mahone, Pryor, Featherstone, Wright4 Jones, D. R.Toombs, Drayton, Garnett, Kemper, Jenkins, Anderson, G. T.4 Walker, J. G.Walker, J. G. Ransom2 EvansEvans, Hood, Law3 Reserve ArtilleryWashington Artillery, Lee's Battalion10 Total 1st Corps5 Divisions21 Brigades, 28 Batteries, 112 Guns28 2d Corps Jackson'sEwellLawton, Trimble, Early, Hays7 Hill, A. P.Branch, Archer, Gregg, Pender, Field, Thomas7 JacksonWinder, Jones, J. K., Taliaferro, Starke6 Hill, D. H.Ripley, Garland, Rodes, Anderson, G. B. Colquitt4 Total 2d Corps4 Divisions19 Brigades, 24 Batteries, 100 Guns24 ArtilleryPendletonPendleton's Reserve, 58 Guns12 CavalryStuartHampton, Lee F., Robertson, 14 Guns3 Aggregate2 Corps, 10 Divisions43 Brigades, 284 guns, 55,000 Men67 CORPSDIVISIONSBRIGADESBATTS. 1st CorpsKingPhelps, Doubleday, Patrick, Gibbon4 HookerRickettsDuryea, Christian, Hart
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 13: Sharpsburg or Antietam (search)
Rodman had found the enemy extending to his left and was passing, on his extreme left, some fields of high corn, which cut off his view upon that flank. The four Confederate brigades advanced to the attack in the order from the left, —Toombs, Archer, Branch, and Gregg, —not in a continuous line, but with intervals of from 100 to 300 yards between them, which enabled them to overlap both of the Federal flanks. Gregg's brigade on the right, having replenished their tattered wardrobes from t28234 Agg. Longstreet's Corps986525413107550 BRIGADESKILLEDWOUNDEDMISSINGTOTAL 986525413107550 Ewell's Div. Lawton10644721574 Trimble272038238 Early181679194 Hays452892336 Total1961106401342 A. P. Hill's Div. Branch241544182 Archer22161183 Gregg381882228 Pender12103115 Field Field's not engaged. Thomas Thomas's brigade absent. Total966066708 J. R. Jones's Div. Winder117788 Johnson, B. T. Johnson made no brigade report, but losses have been estimated to
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 14: fall of 1862 (search)
. P. Hill'sField's, Gregg's, Thomas's, Lane's, Archer's, Pender's Walker's Battalion, 7 Batteries, 2e right, the other half of Brockenbrough's and Archer's brigade occupied the trenches which had been built by Hood. Archer's left rested on a swampy portion of the wood overgrown with underbrush, andigade took up the line; the gap between it and Archer's being about 500 yards. Beyond Lane was anlitary road opposite the swamp and gap between Archer and Lane. If we call this disposition of Hireferred to, which filled the wide gap between Archer and Lane, extended in a long triangle to the fentirely through the woods, until it fell upon Archer's left flank and Lane's right flank, turning each, and capturing about 300 prisoners. Archer's men were so taken by surprise that some of his trooe's brigade was also sent to the assistance of Archer, and Early's brigade to support Lane and Thomaand pursued out into the plain. The troops of Archer, Lane, and Thomas, or portions of them, joined[1 more...]
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 15: Chancellorsville (search)
. P. Hill's10,400Heth, Thomas, Lane, McGowans, Archer, Pender626 Rodes's9,632Rodes, Colquitt, Ramse3d Ga. The two rear brigades, under Thomas and Archer, with Brown's battalion of artillery, were haland Heth were coming in column down the pike. Archer and Thomas were following, but some miles behi 1st. Two brigades were some hours behind, for Archer, without orders, had taken them to protect theed that five of Jackson's 15 brigades (Thomas, Archer, Paxton, Colquitt and Ramseur) were missing frefore the distribution, however, was finished, Archer's and McGowan's brigades were moved forward, fther, ordered the whole line to the attack. Archer's brigade, about 1400 strong, in advancing thrmy's rear-guard. A sharp action ensued, while Archer extended his right and threatened the enemy's became more strenuous. On the extreme right, Archer's brigade had now fallen back to Hazel Grove, d again penetrated the gap between McGowan and Archer. Paxton's brigade was brought across from the[1 more...]
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 16: Gettysburg: the first day (search)
ysburg. Meade's movement. Reynolds to Gettysburg. battle Opens. Archer captured. Rodes Arrives. Early Arrives. Lee orders pursuit. Ewex, Wright, Mahone, Perry, Posey Heth7,500Pettigrew, Brockenbrough, Archer, Davis Pender6,800Perrin, Lane, Thomas, Scales Arty. Battns.1,00rd withdrew, Wadsworth's two brigades became engaged with Davis and Archer. Davis, on the left, overlapped Cutler on the Federal right and,were withdrawn without severe loss. But, on the Confederate right, Archer's brigade was overlapped by Meredith's, which struck it on the flank and captured Archer and several hundred prisoners. This blow to Archer relieved Cutler's brigade, which, changing front to its left, was ablArcher relieved Cutler's brigade, which, changing front to its left, was able to cut off and capture two regiments of Davis's brigade which had advanced in pursuit of Cutler's right, and taken position in the cut of an crippled. Heth's division, which had already suffered severely in Archer's and Davis's brigades, now lost heavily in Pettigrew's by a musket
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 18: Gettysburg: third day (search)
istance whatever. Both flanks of the assaulting column were in the air and the left without any support in the rear. It was sure to crumble away rapidly under fire. The arrangement may be represented thus: — Brockenbrough, Davis, McGowan, Archer, Garnett, Kemper, Lane, Scales, Armistead, Wilcox. No formation, however, could have been successful and the light one doubtless suffered fewer casualties than one more compact and deeper would have had. A little before noon there sprungelson's Arty. Reserve Arty.31922 2d Corps8093,8231,3055,937 Wilcox51469257777 Mahone85539102 Wright4095333668 Perry33217205455 Posey127183 Lane's Arty.321630 Anderson's Div.1471,1288402,115 Pettigrew1909151,105 Brockenbrough251 123148 Archer16144517677 Davis180717897 Garnett's Arty.51722 Heth's Div.4111,9055342,850 Perrin100477577 Lane41348389 Thomas16136152 Scales102323110535 Poague's Arty.224632 Pender's Div.2621,3121161,690 McIntosh's Arty.72532 Pegram's Arty.1037148 R
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 20: battle of the Wilderness (search)
sGregg, J. I.Merritt WilsonBryanChapman Army of Northern Virginia, May, 1864 1ST corps. Longstreet, Anderson DIVISIONBRIGADESartillery KershawHenaganWoffordHumphreysBryanAlexander 54 Guns FieldJenkinsAndersonLawGregg Benning 2D corps. Ewell, Early EarlyHaysPegramGordonJohnstonLong 70 Guns JohnsonWalker, Jr.SteuartJonesStafford RodesDanielRamseurDolesBattle 3D corps. Hill Anderson, R. H.PerrinMahoneHarrisWrightWalker, L. Perry HethDavisKirklandCookeWalker, H. A.80 Guns Archer WilcoxLaneMcGowanScalesThomas cavalry. Stuart, Hampton HamptonYoungRosserButlerChew Lee, F.LomaxWickham20 Guns Lee, W. H. F.ChamblissGordon Our narrative may pause for a bird's-eye view of the situation. In all previous campaigns there had been intermission for refreshment between our battles, in which the armies would replenish and recruit before initiating new strategy leading up to a new collision — usually under a new Federal leader. Now from May 5, when battle was joined in
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