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lading fire. So, to counteract Hancock's diversion, Early's brigade of D. H. Hill's division, all of which divheir front. As a result of this reconnoissance, General Early, says General Johnston, sent an officer to rs report is virtually the same, for he says: He (Early) soon reported to General Longstreet in person that at General Hill made this request. Generals Hill and Early then rode to the front and examined the ground in front of them, declares Early in his report. General Hill also says in his report, I reconnoitered the groun line, and sent my adjutant, Major Ratchford, to General Early to know whether he had gotten over. We had not nd a voice which, above the uproar, I took to be General Early's, crying, Follow me! The advance of that partort, he again says, I have always regretted that General Early, carried away by his impetuous and enthusiastic r of the woods until the brigade could form, but General Early, not waiting for orders or the brigade, rode to
heir brigades. Jackson's line of battle, commencing on the right, stood: Trimble, Forno (Hays), Early, Taliaferro, Campbell (Garnett), and Winder's brigade under Colonel Ronald in reserve. In the ftoward the close of the struggle. The front assault of Geary and Prince fell on the brigades of Early and Taliaferro, and part of Campbell. While Campbell's men were meeting the front attack, Crawfont line, and Pender's North Carolina brigade struck Gordon's flank. Just at this time, Thomas, Early, Forno and Trimble joined the left in a general advance, and Banks' whole line was swept back in the fact that the Carolinians were under fire for so short a time. The brigades of Taliaferro, Early and Thomas were exposed during the whole encounter. After the battle at Cedar mountain, GenerKearny, aided by Stevens, next fell on Hill's left. Branch's and Pender's North Carolinians and Early's Virginians had moved up to reinforce the front lines, and for some time the line of battle swa
lines were re-established. The Twenty-first, commanded by Capt. F. P. Miller, who was killed during the battle, along with the Twenty-first Georgia, was posted by Colonel Walker, commanding Trimble's brigade, behind a stone fence, and, says General Early, concentrating their fire upon a part of the enemy's line in front of the latter [regiment], succeeded in breaking it. Colonel Thruston, of the Third North Carolina, gives this picture of the part of Ripley's brigade in the action on the lefnd his three brigades moved toward the Dunker church and left it a little to their left. Just then there were not enough Confederates in his front to stop a brigade, but Walker, as seen above, was just arriving and McLaws was supporting him, and Early made splendid use of his brigade. Walker at the head of his six North Carolina regiments and two others, charged headlong, says Gen. J. D. Cox, who commanded the extreme Federal left, upon the left flank of Sedgwick's lines, which were soon
Hill's front line. They were supported by the brigades of Thomas, Gregg and Brockenbrough, respectively. Taliaferro and Early formed a third line, and D. H. Hill's division was in reserve. Marye's hill was occupied by the Washington artillery; thhe field. Archer's left regiments were broken, and the enemy pushed gallantly on to the second line. Three brigades of Early's division were called to the front, and these uniting their efforts to those of the other troops, Meade's men were driven back with great loss. Only one of Early's three brigades contained any North Carolina troops. That was Trimble's brigade, commanded by a North Carolina colonel, R. F. Hoke. In this brigade were the Twenty-first North Carolina and the First battalion. General Early says of the charge of this brigade: I ordered Hoke to advance to his [Archer's] support. This was done in gallant style, and Hoke found the enemy in possession of the trench (which had been occupied by General Archer's brigade)
s satisfied that Hooker's objective point was his flank; so leaving Early's division, Barksdale's brigade and part of the reserve artillery u Carolina brigade of four regiments and one battalion remained with Early. With Jackson there moved four North Carolina brigades and two reg's corps had crossed the Potomac, captured the heights intrusted to Early, and was moving in Lee's rear to help the sorely beset Hooker. Generson's division to reinforce McLaws, and directed these forces and Early's command to strike Sedgwick. This was done, and though a loss of doah valley. General Ewell's corps embraced the divisions of Rodes, Early and Johnson. In Rodes' division were three North Carolina brigades, Iverson's, Daniel's and Ramseur's; in Early's was Hoke's brigade, commanded during this campaign (General Hoke being wounded) by Col. I. E.eral Ewell marched directly for Winchester. In the assault made by Early's troops on the fortifications at Winchester, Hoke's brigade was in
ity arose. Ramseur's four North Carolina regiments were held in reserve. When Early's division reported, it went into action with Gordon on the right, next to Doleeen ordered that when Johnson engaged Culp's hill in the attack just described, Early and Rodes should assault Cemetery hill. Rodes failed to get there in time, butier, for he moved promptly on his orders, but arrived just after the repulse of Early's two brigades. Early selected the brigades of Hays and Hoke (the latter coms brigade sent unasked by Hancock, and the failure of Rodes to co-operate with Early, caused the attack to miscarry. The cannoneers of the two batteries so summarinel Avery had been recommended for promotion by Generals Pender, Hood, Law and Early, and only his untimely death robbed him of his general's commission. He had beke's absence, from a wound, Colonel Avery had commanded the brigade, and as General Early reports, worthily filled the absent general's place. Although a believer a
Station, Hays' brigade occupied a tete-de-pont on the enemy's side of the Rappahannock. Hoke's brigade, now commanded during General Hoke's absence, from a severe wound, by Col. A. C. Godwin, was ordered to cross the river to reinforce Hays. There, on the 7th of November, these two brigades were completely surrounded by the Federal First and Second corps, and a large part of them forced to surrender in spite of the efforts of Hays and of Godwin, a splendid officer, to extricate them. General Early thus speaks of this unfortunate affair: Hoke's brigade had not at this time been captured, but they were hopelessly cut off from the bridge without any means of escape and with no chance of being reinforced; and while making preparations to defend the bridge and prevent an increase of the disaster, I had the mortification to hear the final struggle of these devoted men, and to be made painfully aware of their capture without the possibility of being able to go to their relief. Eight hu
d made a most formidable line around the town. On the 10th, Hancock's corps crossed the Po to ascertain whether Lee was moving. This corps was afterward ordered to return. As it was being withdrawn, Heth's division, under directions from General Early, attacked it. His attack especially fell upon the brigades of Brooke and Brown, and General Humphreys states that their loss was severe. General Early, in his account of this affair, says: Heth's division behaved very handsomely, all of General Early, in his account of this affair, says: Heth's division behaved very handsomely, all of the brigades, Cooke's, Davis', Kirkland's and Walker's, being engaged in the attack. Preface to Valley Campaign. During this retreat of the Federals, the woods in their rear took fire, and their retreat, as well as the Confederate advance, was through the burning forests. Many of the Union wounded were burned to death. But the day was to close with a sterner conflict. Hancock had been recalled from across the Po to join in a front attack on Lee's lines. The first assault was on Longstree
d, of Longstreet's corps. Ewell's corps under Early, and Early's division under Ramseur, occupied Early's division under Ramseur, occupied the center, A. P. Hill holding the left. There were present in the army thus posted, so far as mayst signal service. On the 13th of June, General Early, commanding Ewell's corps, was directed tonter. The North Carolina troops that followed Early up and down the valley, and shared in all the ring the war. The defenses were too strong for Early's command to attack. The spires of the city wconsultation with his division commanders, General Early determined to spend the 12th in front of tnandoah. On the 18th, the Federals, following Early's retirement, through Snicker's gap, made a darear. This, with a second front attack, threw Early's army into confusion, and it retired to Fisher's Hill. Ramseur's division, which General Early says maintained its organization, covered the reis veteran division, and Pegram took charge of Early's old division that Ramseur had been commandin[10 more...]
was made by Sanders' brigade, of Mahone's division, and by the Sixty-first North Carolina, Colonel Radcliffe, and the Seventeenth South Carolina. Johnson's Report. Ransom's front had been more than once assailed during the day, but no success attended such assaults. The only result of this novel warfare undertaken by General Burnside was the loss of 3,500 lives on the Federal side. On the 16th of August, Hancock's corps being engaged in a demonstration in force to prevent aid going to Early, Birney took a part of the Confederate line at Fussell's mill. Lane's brigade, led by Colonel Barbour (General Lane absent, wounded), recaptured the intrenchments on the Darbytown road, in the presence of General Lee. General Clingman's brigade took part in Mahone's and Heth's attack on Warren's corps on the 19th. In this engagement, General Clingman was so seriously wounded that he was never again able to join his brigade. Hancock's corps marched for the Weldon railroad on the 22d of A
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