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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 6: siege of Knoxville.--operations on the coasts of the Carolinas and Georgia. (search)
d been destroy Southwest Creek. Dec. 13, 1863. There the bridge had been destroyed, and about two thousand Confederates, with three pieces of artillery, under General Evans, posted on the opposite bank, disputed his passage. These were soon routed by a charge of the Ninth New Jersey, assisted by a flank movement by the Eighty-fifward Kinston, skirmishing heavily on the way, and when within a mile of that village, December 14, 1863. he encountered a larger force (about six thousand), under Evans, well posted between the Neuse River and an impassable swamp. After a sharp fight the Confederates were driven across the river. They fired the bridge behind them, but the flames were put out, and about four hundred of the fugitives were made prisoners, with eleven guns and a large amount of commissary stores. Evans fled through the town, re-formed his forces two miles beyond it, and commenced a retreat toward Goldsboroa, before Foster could bring up artillery to attack him. The latter pr
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 20: Peace conference at Hampton Roads.--the campaign against Richmond. (search)
the latter. Gregg's cavalry had been recalled, and now covered the Fifth; and the Sixth and Ninth Corps were disposed so as to assist the Second and Fifth, if necessary. Toward noon February 6, 1865. Crawford was sent toward Dabney's Mills, in order to reach the Boydton plank road, when he met a division of Confederates under General Pegram. After a sharp fight, about two miles from the Vaughan road, the latter were pushed back, but the advance of Crawford was checked by the division of Evans, who came to Pegram's assistance. Ayres was now sent to Crawford's assistance; and a brigade of Griffin's division was ordered to the support of Gregg, on the left, who had been heavily assailed by Confederate cavalry, which had been sent around to strike his flanks and rear. Gregg was, finally, toward evening, pressed back to Hatcher's Run. Ayres was struck on the flank soon after Gregg was assailed, and also driven back; and then a severe blow fell upon Crawford, which also made him rec
Baron de Jomini, Summary of the Art of War, or a New Analytical Compend of the Principle Combinations of Strategy, of Grand Tactics and of Military Policy. (ed. Major O. F. Winship , Assistant Adjutant General , U. S. A., Lieut. E. E. McLean , 1st Infantry, U. S. A.), Chapter 3: strategy. (search)
e years since I presented these maxims for the first time; the quite recent events which have transpired in Navarre, prove how just they are, and how much the principles so simple upon which they repose are frequently misconceived. The troops of Don Carlos, attacked by three great corps at considerable distances asunder. have gained a complete victory by favor of their central position put to good profit. The ignoramuses cry treason, when immutable principles alone have caused the loss of Evans. If the generals who have succeeded each other for ten years past in Spain. had ever thought of the application of principles, such a rout could never have happened; but to read and to meditate are things too vulgar for men who unceasingly proclaim themselves invincible. This memorable event seems, at first sight, calculated to shake the faith of those who believe in principles; but, besides presenting one of those exceptional cases rare in the history of all ages, it is evident that nothi
e batteries and a splendid brigade, under Colonel E. M. Law, an able and efficient officer. General Evans was shortly afterwards given, besides his own troops, command of the two brigades under my dinfantry in the vicinity of the Chinn House. Soon, Colonel Means, mounted and in command of General Evans's brigade, reported to me for directions. I instructed him to take the battery which was th, with orders to follow Jackson's Corps in the direction of Maryland, I was instructed by Major General Evans to turn over these ambulances to his Carolina troops. Whereas I would cheerfully have obyour division. I replied, I am unable to do so, since I cannot admit or see the justness of General Evans's demand for the ambulances my men have captured. Had I been ordered to turn them over for ed the summit of the mountain. He immediately instructed me to file to the left, in the wake of Evans's brigade, and to take position with my right near the pike. The advance of McClellan's long li
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 2 (search)
ompanies and a battery belonging to that brigade, under Colonel Evans, guarded the Stone Bridge (by which the Warrenton turnpont. At half-past 5 o'clock a report was received from Colonel Evans that a body of Federal infantry, with a long line of skthe Confederate left. This movement was reported to Colonel Evans, by his detachment stationed above the bridge. On receImboden's battery, there; but, being appealed to for aid by Evans, then fully engaged, and seeing that his troops, that had sscouraged Bee's troops, and destroyed or dispersed those of Evans — for we found him apparently without a command. The Fourtd by its neighborhood; they were Whiting's (late Bee's) and Evans's brigades. I say this from personal observation, having bcomplaints of bad water — not of stench or tainted air; and Evans's was sent to Leesburg as an outpost. Longstreet's, D. R. urial. Jackson's camp, After the removal of Whiting's and Evans's. the nearest to them, was about four miles off. The headq
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter3 (search)
rt that his regiment was not at Harper's Ferry at the time specified; but the three infantry regiments named belonged to Evans's brigade, of the Army I commanded, and to my certain knowledge were no nearer Harper's Ferry on the 16th than on the 21ss may reasonably doubt the occurrence, not merely of the victory claimed, but of any serious engagement. On the 21st, Evans's brigade, near Leesburg, was attacked by a detachment of Federal troops, commanded by Colonel Baker. Four Federal regimein such a panic that numbers rushed into the river and were drowned. Colonel Baker had fallen on the field. Brigadier-General Evans reported that the Confederate loss was thirty-six killed, including the gallant Colonel Burt, one hundred and se the Valley. The figures are taken from the return in my possession. Brigadier-General D. H. Hill had succeeded Brigadier-General Evans in the command of the troops near Leesburg, the latter being transferred to South Carolina. Early in Decembe
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 7 (search)
from the East, and where, while being equipped for the field, they might have the advantage of railroad transportation. On the 20th and 21st, Gist's brigade, sent by General Beauregard, and Ector's and McNair's, from General Bragg's army, joined me. Loring's division, separated from the army in the retreat, after the battle of Baker's Creek, reached Jackson on the 20th, and Maxey's brigade, from Port Hudson, on the 23d. On the 3d of June we had been reenforced, in addition to these, by Evans's brigade from South Carolina, and Breckenridge's division, and about two thousand cavalry from the Army of Tennessee. General Bragg's report. This body of cavalry was commanded by Brigadier-General W. H. Jackson. The Federal army was receiving considerable additions in the mean time, estimated by our scouts at not less than twenty thousand men. The Confederate forces enumerated above, not equal to a third of the Federal army, were almost without artillery and field transportation,
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Letters. (search)
son, I beg you to do it. Very respectfully, Your obedient servant, J. E. Johnston, General. Canton, May 31, 1863. His Excellency the President, Richmond: Your dispatch of 30th received. By official returns, troops near Canton, including Gist's and Walker's brigades of Beauregard's army, Ector's and McNair's of Bragg's, and Gregg's of Pemberton's, have effective nine thousand four hundred. Troops near Jackson, including Loring's division and Maxcy's brigade of Pemberton's troops, and Evans's of Beauregard's, have effective seven thousand eight hundred. Major-General Breckenridge reports to-day five thousand eight hundred. Brigadier-General Jackson's cavalry, numbering about sixteen hundred when I was in Tennessee, not included, nor five field-batteries, probably four hundred. General Cooper informs me that no other reinforcements have been ordered to this department. Major-General Gardner is invested in Port Hudson. J. E. Johnston, General. Canton, June 5, 1863. Hon. J.
o soon they made their boast. Then while Old England's cannon are booming on the sea, Our Johnston, Smith, and Beauregard, dear Maryland will free, And Johnston in Kentucky will whip the Yankees too, And start them to the lively tune of “Yankee Doodle-doo.” Then down at Pensacola, where the game is always “Bragg,” The “Stars and Stripes” will be pulled down, and in the dust be dragged; Fort Pickens can't withstand us, when Braxton is the cry, And there you'll see the Yankees, with their usual speed will fly. On the coast of Dixie's kingdom there are batteries made by Lee, And covered up with cotton, which the Yankees want to see; But when they go to take it, they'll find it will not do, And start upon the “double-quick” to “Yankee Doodle-doo.” Then Evans and his cavalry will follow in their track, And drive them in the Atlantic, or safely bring them back, And hold them till Abe Lincoln and all his Northern scum Shall own our independence of “Yankee Doodledom.
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler, Chapter 7: recruiting in New England. (search)    6 guns, Latham's battery90    1 company cavalry60    Reinforcements added on 20th July:     7 companies 8th Virginia volunteers420    2do.cavalry120    4 guns, Rogers' battery60         2,730  Evans' Demi-Brigade:--     4th regiment South Carolina volunteers600    1 battalion Louisiana volunteers600    4 guns, 6-pounders60    2 companies cavalry120    Added on 20th:     Stuart's cavalry (Army of Shenandoah)300    2 companies Bradford pitulation of brigades. Ewell's Brigade2,040 Holmes' Brigade2,645 D. R. Jones' Brigade1,890 Early's Brigade1,845 Longstreet's Brigade1,830 Jackson's Brigade3,600 Bee's and Bartow's Brigade2,950 Bonham's Brigade2,940 Cocke's Brigade2,730 Evans' Demi-Brigade2,595    25,065 This is as the army was posted in the morning, including the Army of the Shenandoah, then in the field. To this is to be added the garrison of Camp Picken
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