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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General B. E. Rodes' report of the battle of Chancellorsville. (search)
y command, composed of the brigades of Doles, Colquitt, Iverson, Ramseur and Rodes. Early on the n the subject was prevented by the removal of Colquitt's brigade, to which it was attached, from thiually divided, Iverson's brigade on the left; Colquitt's on the right; Rodes' on the left centre; Do Ramseur's brigade was placed in the rear of Colquitt as a support, and to guard the flank. By f had only three brigades really engaged. General Colquitt, soon after starting, was misled by the ahey had won. Ramseur, being ordered to follow Colquitt, and to watch his flank, was necessarily deprh a purpose, I withdrew all my troops, except Colquitt's brigade, to reform them at that point. Fintration of the enemy on our extreme left, and Colquitt was detached to oppose it. He was subsequentlined against fearful odds, until I ordered up Colquitt's, brigade which quickly and handsomely repulo the right, and in continuation of my line. Colquitt's brigade was placed en echelon with referenc[2 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 6.34 (search)
on of the lines south of the Crater, but so closely was every inch of the ground searched by artillery, so biting was the fire of musketry, that, obliquing to their left, they sought cover behind the cavalier-trench won by the Virginia brigade — many officers and men testifying by their blood how gallantly the venture had been essayed. Half an hour later, the Alabamians under Saunders arrived, but further attack was postponed until after 1 P. M., in order to arrange for co-operation from Colquitt on the right. Sharply to the minute agreed upon, the assaulting line moved forward, and with such astonishing rapidity did these glorious soldiers rush across the intervening space that ere their first wild cries subsided, their battle-flags had crowned the works. After the recovery of the lines north of the Crater, Meade determined to withdraw all his troops. The order was given at 9.30 A. M., but Burnside was authorized to use his discretion as to the exact hour, and it was nearly 12