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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Everett, Edward, 1794-1865 (search)
great loss in killed and prisoners. At eight o'clock in the evening a desperate attempt was made by the enemy to storm the position of the 11th Corps on Cemetery Hill; but here, too, after a terrible conflict, he was repulsed with immense loss. Ewell, on our extreme right, which had been weakened by the withdrawal of the troops sent over to support our left, had succeeded in gaining a foothold within a portion of our lines, near Spangler's Spring. This was the only advantage obtained by the ectation that the enemy would be brought to a general engagement the following day. An advance was accordingly made by General Meade on the morning of the 14th; but it was soon found that the rebels had escaped in the night with such haste that Ewell's corps forded the river where the water was breast high. The cavalry, which had rendered the most important services during the three days, and in harassing the enemy's retreat, was now sent in pursuit, and captured two guns and a large number
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ewell, Benjamin Stoddert, 1810-1894 (search)
Ewell, Benjamin Stoddert, 1810-1894 Educator; born in Washington, D. C., June 10, 1810; graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1832; Professor of Mathematics at Hampden-Sidney College in 1840-46; professor of the same and acting president of William and Mary College in 1848-54. He opposed secession until the Civil War opened, when he became a colonel in the Confederate army. After the war he used all his influence to promote reconstruction. He died in James City, Va., June 21, 1894.