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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), four years with General Lee --a Review by General C. M. Wilcox. (search)
nt of our own, leaving our readers to sift the evidence and form their own conclusions.] A brief notice will be made of inaccuracies in the book, Four years with General Lee, recently published by Colonel Taylor, the Adjutant-General of the Army of Northern Virginia. Page 50. Referring to reinforcements that joined General Johnston after he had reached the vicinity of Richmond, May, 1862, says: He was reinforced by Huger's division, consisting of three brigades under Generals Mahone, Armistead and Wright. One of Huger's brigades, preceding and including Seven Pines, was commanded by General Blanchard. This brigade may have been subsequently known as Wright's brigade. Page 71. Enumerating the Confederate forces engaged at Sharpsburg, says: The command of General Longstreet at that time embraced six brigades under D. R. Jones, the two under General Hood and one unattached under General Evans. His other three brigades were temporarily detached under General R. H. Anderson. T
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General C. M. Wilcox on the battle of Gettysburg. (search)
centre brigade, Garnett's, being directly in rear of mine, and probably twenty yards from it. Armistead was on his left, Kemper on his right. Pickett's division did not charge from any piece of woold. The brigade commanders were all personally known to me. Two of them--Generals Garnett and Armistead--had served with me in the army previous to the war. We had been friends for years. General K, staff and couriers leading them, retired down into the ravine a short distance in rear. General Armistead withdrew his brigade and sheltered it a little further in rear. The other brigades remainiring ceased — it lasted on our part of the line fifty minutes--I returned to the brigade, and Armistead's brigade resumed its place in line on the left of Garnett. If Generals Lee and Longstreet withdrawing them to the ravine, a few yards in rear. The artillery fire having ceased, and Armistead's brigade resumed its position, the order to advance was soon given through staff officers. T
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial Paragraphs. (search)
al history of the war, and which should make all Confederates not ashamed of our heroic history ready and anxious to help the Department in supplying the missing links and ultimately publishing to the world the official data which will perpetuate the story of the glorious deeds which shed a lustre on the American name, and are the proud heritage of our whole country. Courtesies to the Society have been received on several occasions from the Atlantic Coast line (through their agent, Mr. Armistead, and Colonel Shaw, Superintendent of the Richmond and Petersburg railroad); from the Richmond and Danville railroad (through their President, Colonel Buford); and from the Richmond, York River and Chesapeake railroad (through their Superintendent, Colonel Douglas), for which we take pleasure in making our cordial acknowledgments. These courtesies are all the more appreciated as coming from true Confederate soldiers who sympathize In our work. Correction.-- General D. H. Maury