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General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 19: battle of Sharpsburg, or Antietam (continued). (search)
dward Pye; 56th Pa., Lieut.-Col. J. William Hofmann, Capt. Frederick Williams. Third Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Marsena R. Patrick; 21st N. Y., Col. William F. Rogers; 23d N. Y., Col. Henry C. Hoffman; 35th N. Y., Col. Newton B. Lord; 80th N. Y. (20th Militia), Lieut.-Col. Theodore B. Gates. Fourth Brigade, Brig.-Gen. John Gibbon; 19th Ind., Col. Solomon Meredith, Lieut.-Col. Alois O. Bachman, Capt. William W. Dudley; 2d Wis., Col. Lucius Fairchild, Lieut.-Col. Thomas S. Allen; 6th Wis., Lieut.-Col. Edward S. Bragg, Maj. Rufus R. Dawes; 7th Wis., Capt. John B. Callis. Artillery, Capt. J. Albert Monroe; N. H. Light, First Batt., Lieut. Frederick M. Edgell; 1st R. I. Light, Batt. D., Capt. J. Albert Monroe; 1st N. Y. Light, Batt. L, Capt. John A. Reynolds; 4th U. S., Batt. B, Capt. Joseph B. Campbell, Lieut. James Stewart. Second Division, Brig.-Gen. James B. Ricketts:--First Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Abram Duryea; 97th N. Y., Maj. Charles Northrup; 104th N. Y., Maj. Lewis C. Skinner; 105th N. Y.
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 24: preparing for the spring of 1863. (search)
ississippi, and asked my views. The Union army under General Rosecrans was then facing the Confederate army under General Bragg in Tennessee, at Murfreesboroa and Shelbyville. I thought that General Grant had better facilities for collectingect of relieving Vicksburg that occurred to me was to send General Johnston and his troops about Jackson to reinforce General Bragg's army; at the same time the two divisions of my command, then marching to join General Lee, to the same point; that gested that General Johnston, instead of trying to collect an army against General Grant, should be sent to reinforce General Bragg, then standing against the Union forces under General Rosecrans in Middle Tennessee; that at the same time he should send my divisions, just up from Suffolk, to join Johnston's reinforcements to Bragg's army; that the combination once made should strike immediately in overwhelming force upon Rosecrans, and march for the Ohio River and Cincinnati. He recognized
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 30: Longstreet moves to Georgia. (search)
out route General Longstreet narrowly escapes capture when seeking Bragg's Headquarters General Bragg assigns Longstreet to command of the General Bragg assigns Longstreet to command of the left instructions for the battle of Chickamauga the armies in position Federals in command of Generals Rosecrans, Crittenden, McCook, and t Tennessee to Chattanooga was open and in good working order. General Bragg's army was near Chattanooga, General Buckner's in East Tennesseattanooga. On that road General Rosecrans was marching against General Bragg. On the direct route to East Tennessee over the Cumberland Mou East Tennessee and marched south to draw nearer the army under General Bragg about Chattanooga, leaving nothing of his command in East Tenne part of three, were landed at the railroad station, and joined General Bragg's army on the 18th and 19th of September, but that army had beeen and vehicles passing while on our first ride. We reached General Bragg's Headquarters at eleven o'clock, reported, and received orders
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 31: battle of Chickamauga. (search)
k. As the grand wheel to the left did not progress, I sent, at eleven o'clock, to say to General Bragg that my column of attack could probably break the enemy's line if he cared to have it go in. Before answer came, General Stewart, commanding my right division, received a message from General Bragg to go in and attack by his division, and reported that the Confederate commander had sent simn duty. After caring for and sending him off, and before we were through with our lunch, General Bragg sent for me. He was some little distance in rear of our new position. The change of the ord intrenched line in reverse, which General Hill thought to utilize by change of tactics, but General Bragg present, and advised of the opportunity, preferred his tactics, and urged prompt execution. eat of the enemy's forces. The forces engaged and their respective casualties follow: General Bragg's returns of the 20th of August-the last of record-reported his aggregate of all arms43,866
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 32: failure to follow success. (search)
army Tests the temper of the officers towards Bragg he offers the command to Longstreet he declipon. About sunrise of the next morning, General Bragg rode to my bivouac, where report was made ch, In his official report of the battle, General Bragg denies that his march of the 21st was for joined the latter. When our march reached General Bragg's Headquarters and reported on the 22d, heet us when ready for a new trial. When General Bragg found that the enemy had changed his mind,n its communication with my Headquarters. General Bragg denied all reports sent him of the enemy fe that he left his battle in other hands. General Bragg claimed everything for himself, failing toline of cavalry without their knowing, and General Bragg had but a brigade of infantry to meet him y estimate of the force was five thousand. General Bragg thought it not so strong, and appearance fston should be ordered with his troops to join Bragg's army; that the divisions marching for Freder[11 more...]
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 33: the East Tennessee campaign. (search)
Chapter 33: the East Tennessee campaign. General Bragg's infatuation General Grant in command of the Federal forces Longstreet ordered into East Tennesm our starting, march south as we marched north, and meet us at Knoxville. General Bragg estimated General Burnside's force south of Knoxville at fifteen thousand. ake the cars for Sweetwater on the 4th. Control of the trains was under General Bragg's quartermaster, who had orders for the cars to be ready to transport the tficers, whose horses had been sent forward, marching with the soldiers. General Bragg heard of the delay and its cause, but began to urge the importance of more rities were holding thunder-clouds over the head of the commander, and that General Bragg was disposed to make them more portentous by his pressing calls for urgencyect march upon Knoxville by that route. Weary of the continual calls of General Bragg for hurried movements, it seemed well to make cause for him to assign anoth
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 34: Besieging Knoxville. (search)
Longstreet is ordered by the President to General Bragg's relief losses during the assault and thw. Soon afterwards, receiving orders from General Bragg to join him, leaving his cavalry under comtion with the advance of the enemy towards General Bragg, reported by his despatch of the 23d, I toight General Leadbetter, chief engineer of General Bragg's army, reported at Headquarters with ordehere has been a serious engagement between General Bragg's forces and those of the enemy; with whatsult is not known so far as I have heard. General Bragg may have maintained his position, may haveth Virginia. We cannot combine again with General Bragg, even if we should be successful in our asor unsuccessful here, and at the same time General Bragg should have been forced to retire, would w received. I am not at all confident that General Bragg has had a serious battle at Chattanooga, begram from the President informing me that General Bragg had been forced back by superior numbers, [6 more...]
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 35: cut off from East and West. (search)
West. Impracticability of joining General Bragg Wintering in East Tennessee General Longubt of the feasibility of the move towards General Bragg, it occurred to me that our better course s force as to stop, for a time, pursuit of General Bragg. Under this impression, I ordered our would not be prudent to undertake to join General Bragg. At the same time reports came from him tious. At the same time an order came from General Bragg that his cavalry be ordered back to his arneral Ransom's command to cover our march, General Bragg's cavalry to go by an eastern route througto open our way back towards Richmond. General Bragg hall been relieved from command of the arm Upon relinquishing command of his army, General Bragg was called to Richmond as commander-in-chineral Robertson in that night attack, when General Bragg ordered me to ask for a board of officers he 8th, without notice to my Headquarters, General Bragg ordered, Brigadier-General Robertson will [5 more...]
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter37: last days in Tennessee. (search)
the situation Longstreet's proposition for campaign approved by General Lee Richmond authorities fail to adopt it General Bragg's plan a memorable and unpleasant council at the capital orders from President Davis the case of General Law Long Richmond, but went alone next morning to see the President. He met, besides the President, the Secretary of War and General Bragg. Conference was held during the forenoon, but was not conclusive. In the afternoon he called me with him for further deliberation. At the opening of the afternoon council it appeared that General Bragg had offered a plan for early spring campaign, and that it had received the approval of the President,--viz.: General Johnston to march his army through the m business by asking if there was anything more to be added than General Johnston's objections. I called attention to General Bragg's official account of the battle of Chickamauga, in which he reported that a similar move had been proposed for him t
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 38: battle of the Wilderness. (search)
9 Unattached commands, Maryland Line, etc1,125 A liberal estimate, as he calls it, of my command10,000 Total50,417 Cavalry8,727 Artillery corps4,854 Making a total of63,998 But General Badeau objects, on authority of a letter from General Bragg to General Joseph E. Johnston, stating that I had fourteen thousand men in my command. If General Bragg's letter referred to my command in East Tennessee it was accurate enough. But Buckner's division of that command, the cavalry, and otherGeneral Bragg's letter referred to my command in East Tennessee it was accurate enough. But Buckner's division of that command, the cavalry, and other detachments were left in East Tennessee. General Badeau claims, besides, six thousand furloughed men and conscripts as joining the army between the 20th of April and the 4th of May. Of this there is no official record, and it is more than probable that new cases of sick and furloughed men of that interval were as many at least as the fragmentary parties that joined us. General Humphreys reported me as having fifteen thousand men. If he intended those figures as the strength of the First Corps
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