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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Second battle of Manassas--a reply to General Longstreet. (search)
eath us. Every man is at his post; no talking, no ducking of heads now. All intense, silent earnestness. It was an hour big with every man's history. It was a struggle for life. * * * It seemed that the very heavens were in a blaze, or like two angry clouds, surcharged with electricity, and wafted by opposing winds, had met in terrific battle. (The above was written by Dr. Parker, one of the most respected physicians now in Richmond, who was a captain of artillery in this battle.) Esten Cooke, in his history of Jackson, places Colonel Lee's artillery on Jackson's right, and between Jackson and Longstreet on the ridge, and vividly describes Colonel Lee's use of his batteries. Last, but not least, President Davis, in a speech to the Mississippi Legislature in Jackson, Mississippi, December, 1862, thus speaks of General S. D. Lee, who commanded the batteries on the ridge between Jackson and Longstreet at second Manassas: And I have reason to believe that at the last great conf
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), four years with General Lee --a Review by General C. M. Wilcox. (search)
sault, were overpowered and compelled to retire just as the head of Longstreet's column reached the ground. It was Wilcox's division alone that was forced back; Heth's division was not engaged on the Plank road before the arrival of Longstreet. Cooke's life of General Lee, page 390, says, of this fight early in the morning of the 6th, it raged in this quarter with great fury for some time. Swinton, page 430: And after an hour's severe contest, &c., &c. Same page. Reinforcement having arron of General A. P. Hill. The force engaged was McGowan's, Lane's and Scales' brigades of my division,. and Anderson's brigade of Field's division, attached to my command, two batteries of Pegram's battalion of artillery, and the brigades of Generals Cooke and McLean of Heth's division. These were the only infantry engaged. The cavalry under Hampton were present, and did good service, capturing many of the prisoners. My report of this battle was published over two years ago by the Southern H
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 3: through Harper's Ferry to Winchester—The Valley of the Shenandoah. (search)
neral Jackson, as our columns approached the town from the north and east, have, since his death, been given to the world. This noted commander was moved with doubts and perplexities. Now he was ready to hazard everything to make good his promise to the people of Winchester that the Yankees should not enter their town; and then, more prudent considerations prevailing, he would resolve to retire, only again to reconsider, with renewed agitation. Life of General (Stonewall) Jackson, by Esten Cooke, p. 106. On the night of the eleventh of March Jackson entered the house of a Rev. Mr. Graham, of Winchester, with whose family he was intimate. Here he called for a Bible, read aloud, and prayed with the family. Then suddenly rising, he said, I will never leave Winchester without a fight! never, never! He stood looking at his astonished auditors a moment, and then, his excitement disappearing, his sword was driven back with a ringing clash into its scabbard,1 and in tones of pro
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 4: the Valley of the Shenandoah (continued)—Return to Strasburg. (search)
nchester, and at Strasburg, we had heard extravagant stories of the great resistance we were to meet. It was always at some point farther on. At New Market we heard that Jackson had left the valley. What this signified we found out afterwards; but of what had transpired one may well imagine our feelings in reading that Jackson then crept along in the days succeeding Kernstown, like a wounded wolf, but turning every moment to snap at his pursuers, and offer battle if they pressed on him. Cooke's Life of Stonewall Jackson, p. 126. Though the valley from Strasburg had at every step developed new beauties, the scene at New Market was one of the most lovely I had seen. Such rich slopes and green fields, magnificent vales and grand mountains, ever in sight as we followed the North Fork of the Shenandoah,--they were not only entirely beyond my descriptive powers, but were enough to transport me with ecstasy. At New Market we found peach-trees that had been in bloom since the ten
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 5: return to Strasburg (continued)—Banks's flight to WinchesterBattle of Winchester. (search)
le inhabitant suspected Jackson's presence. Cooke's Life of Jackson, p. 141. On the twenty-ton the 24th Jackson's column was in motion. Cooke's Life of Jackson, p. 144. General George H. Sallenge, as reported in Southern histories, Cooke's Life of Jackson, p. 146. Dabney's Life of Jat by a gentleman of character and veracity. Cooke's Life of Jackson, p. 146. It is as true as thh there from Strasburg since early morning. Cooke's Life of Jackson, p. 146. Indeed, there was b in some instances two or three days march. Cooke's Life of Jackson, p. 147. Poague's artillery hs, and accoutrements of every description. Cooke's Life of Jackson, p. ] 46. When the unarmed atermined to push on after Banks to Winchester. Cooke's Life of Jackson, pp. 147, 148. The riflewith joy at the sight of the gray uniforms. Cooke's Life of Jackson, p. 148. Truly, a striking cingled with bands and bars of glowing iron. Cooke says, p. 148, Beyond Newtown the spectacle alo[1 more...]
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 6: battle of Winchester (continued)—Federal retreat across the Potomac to Williamsport. (search)
dy just before my arrival. General Jackson had hoped to seize those hills before daylight warned us of his presence; Cooke's Life of Jackson, p. 149. but if the detention of the previous day did not show the futility of such a wish, the strong spite of the missiles and crashing stones around them, the line of sharp-shooters still gallantly held their position. --Cooke's Life of Jackson, p. 149. The battery upon which Dabney says Carpenter and Cutshaw also kept up so spirited a contestbattery, which alone, near the Strasburg pike and to my left, formed the centre of our line of battle. The battery which Cooke says began to thunder on Jackson's left with a dangerous enfilading fire, was my battery of Parrotts. Turning now to even ordinary ability would have done, under similar circumstances? Feeling the necessity of defending him, Dabney or Cooke, or both of them, aver that General Jackson ordered General Steuart to follow with his cavalry and capture us, even as Fl
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 8: battle of Cedar Mountain (continued). (search)
ll's Commanded by Garnett. brigade had been thrown, helpless and confused, into a disordered mass, over which, with cries of exultation, our troops poured, while field and woods were filled with clamor and horrid rout,--poured like an all-destroying torrent, until the left of Jackson's line was turned and its rear gained. Then, while the left of Taliaferro's brigade gave way, Geary's blows upon its right and upon the left of Early began to tell. Almost the language used by Dabney and Cooke in their histories. As Campbell had been overthrown, so next was Taliaferro; and then came the left of Early's brigade, which, first wavering, then fell back, until on both sides of the road a vast irruption had been made, which involved the whole of the enemy's line even as far towards the right as one half of the latter brigade. That the enemy's lines were thus forced back by the regiments of Crawford's brigade alone, as claimed by Major Gould in the History of the First, Tenth, and Twe
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Index (search)
e fight in Banks's flight to Winchester, 219, 224, 227. Cogswell, Colonel, of a New York regiment, succeeds Colonel Baker in command at the battle of Ball's Bluff, 76. Is taken prisoner, and refuses parole, 78. Colgrove, Colonel, in command of the Twenty-seventh Indiana Regiment in Banks's flight to Winchester, 207, -and in the battle of Cedar Mountain, 308, 309 (and notes). Comey, Captain, 241 (note). Cook, Major, Federal officer, wounded and captured at Cedar Mountain, p04. Cooke, John Esten, his Life of Jackson, 117, 129, 130, 156, 184, 198, 199, 210, 212-214, 217-219, 233, 234, 295. Copeland, R. M., Quartermaster of the Second Mass. Regiment, 12; finds a camping-ground for same in West Roxbury, 13. Afterwards Major, on General Banks's staff, 170. His communication to the Boston Advertiser after the battle of Winchester, 255,--and subsequent suspension therefor from the service, 256 (and note). His second appearance in the Boston Advertiser, blaming the War Dep
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Bibliographical note (search)
l papers in the American Cyclopaedia, a work in four volumes; Political History of the Rebellion, by McPherson, one volume; Life of Abraham Lincoln, by Raymond, one volume; The American Conflict, by Horace Greeley, two volumes. Among the Confederate publications to which we are indebted, we must mention, above all, the works of Mr. E. Pollard: The First, Second, and Third Year of the War, three volumes, The Lost Cause, one volume, and Lee and his Lieutenants, one volume; the works of Mr. Esten Cooke: Life of General Lee, one volume, Life of Stonewall Jackson, one volume, and Wearing of the Grey, one volume; and, finally, The Southern Generals, anonymous, one volume. The number of works published by Europeans possessing real interest is very limited; it will be enough to mention the remarkable work of M. Vigo Roussillion on The Military Power of the United States, and the writings of three officers with whom the author had the good fortune to serve in the campaign against Richmon