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D. H. Hill, Jr., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 4, North Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 17 1 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 14 2 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 13 1 Browse Search
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson 11 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 10 2 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 8 0 Browse Search
John Esten Cooke, Wearing of the Gray: Being Personal Portraits, Scenes, and Adventures of War. 8 0 Browse Search
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War 6 0 Browse Search
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee 6 0 Browse Search
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A. 6 2 Browse Search
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bout two o'clock, and our skirmishers soon became engaged with those of the enemy. The entire division of General Hill became engaged about three o'clock, and drove the enemy steadily back, gaining possession of his abatis and part of his intrenched camp, General Rodes, by a movement to the right, driving in the enemy's left. The only reenforcements on the field in hand were my own brigades, of which Anderson's, Wilcox's, and Kemper's were put in by the front on the Williamsburg road, and Colston's and Pryor's by my right flank. At the same time the decided and gallant attack made by the other brigades gained entire possession of the enemy's position, with his artillery, camp-equipage, etc. Anderson's brigade, under Colonel Jenkins, pressing forward rapidly, continued to drive the enemy till nightfall. . . . The conduct of the attack was left entirely to Major-General Hill. The entire success of the affair is sufficient evidence of his ability, courage, and skill. This tribute
ave been taken from those papers by Major Walter H. Taylor, of the staff of General Lee, who supervised for several years the preparation of the original returns. A statement of the strength of the troops under General Johnston shows that on May 21, 1862, he had present for duty as follows: Smith's dvision, consisting of the brigades of Whiting, Hood, Hampton, Hatton, and Pettigrew10,592 Longstreet's division, consisting of the brigades of A. P. Hill, Pickett, R. H. Anderson, Wilson, Colston, and Pryor13,816 Magruder's division, consisting of the brigades of McLaws, Kershaw, Griffith, Cobb, Toombs, and D. R. Jones15,680 D. H. Hill's division, consisting of the brigades of Early, Rodes, Raines, Featherston, and the commands of Colonels Ward and Crump11,151 Cavalry brigade1,289 Reserve artillery1,160 —— Total effective men53,688 statement of the strength of the army commanded by General R. E. Lee on July 20, 1862 Department of Northern Virginia and North CAROLINApres
rived, they were formed at right angles to the road—Rodes's in front, Trimble's, under Brigadier General Colston, in the second, and A. P. Hill's in the third line. At 6 P. M. the advance was orderehe fugitives made a stand at a line of breastworks across the road, but the troops of Rodes and Colston dashed over the entrenchments together, and the flight and pursuit were resumed and continued ud the third line under General Hill to advance to the front and relieve the troops of Rodes and Colston, who were completely blended and in such disorder from their advance through intricate woods annder General Heth was advanced to the line of entrenchments which had been reached by Rodes and Colston. A furious fire of artillery was opened upon them, under cover of which infantry advanced to tto sweep the woods through which our troops had to advance. Hill's division was in front, with Colston in the second line, and Rodes in the third. The second and third lines soon advanced to the su
Lee's surrender, 578-79. Clare, Patrick, 201. Clarence (brig), 219, 237. Clark, General, 44, 46. Clay, —, Member of Confederate peace commission, 517. C. C., imprisonment, 597. Cleburne, General, 37, 360, 361. Death, 489. Clerk's Battalion, 424-25. Clifton (gunboat), 196, 197, 199, 200. Cobb, General, Howell, 71, 100, 131, 355, 418, 479, 481, 497-98, 505. Cockerell, General, 334, 343. Cohn, Levi, 414-15. Colburn, Colonel, 356. Cold Harbor, Battle of, 441-42. Colston, General, 103, 131, 302. Comay, Capt. S. O., 183. Confederate States of America. Combinations of insurrectionists, 2, 11. Measures taken by U. S. Government against, 2, 4-5. Effort to supply a navy, 9. Belligerent recognition, 10. Increasing independence, 14. Coast defenses, 62-65. Statements of strength of army, 131-34. Comparison with U. S., 158. Navy department organization, 163-64. Acquiring ships, 164-65. System of torpedo naval defense, 174-76. Recognition as belligerents, 231-