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William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 2 (search)
ne that could be passed only at the fords; and hence he had stationed his brigades at these several fords—the brigades of Ewell and Holmes, at Union Mills Ford, forming his right; the brigades of Jones and Early, at McLean's Ford; the brigades of Lomove by his right and centre on the Union flank and rear at Centreville; and with this view orders were dispatched to General Ewell, whose brigade formed the right of the Confederate line at Union Mills Ford, to begin the movement, which was to be f just about the time that the force on the left had been driven back by the advance of the Federals, that my order to General Ewell had miscarried. Judging it too late for the effective execution of the contemplated move, Beauregard found himself, s to meet the enemy on the field upon which he had chosen to give us battle. Report of the Battle of Manassas. Leaving Ewell, Jones, Longstreet, and Bonham at their positions along the lower fords to make demonstrations against the Federal force
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 4 (search)
wn in towards Richmond. Jackson was joined by Ewell's division from Gordonsville on the 30th Aprilese forces in detail. Accordingly, he posted Ewell so as to hold Banks in check, whilst he himsel danger, had retired to Strasburg, followed by Ewell. Jackson therefore followed also, and at New Market he formed a junction with Ewell. Instead of marching direct on Strasburg, however, Jackson epublic (June 7) to cover the bridge; and left Ewell's division five miles back on the road on whicg to Port Republic. Next day Fremont attacked Ewell's five brigades, with the view of turning his a junction with Fremont. The result was that Ewell repulsed Fremont, while Jackson held Shields in check. Early next morning, drawing in Ewell and concentrating his forces, Jackson threw himself iny—Sunday, the 28th of June—Lee threw forward Ewell's division and Stuart's cavalry corps to seizeh Jackson's divisions Divisions of Jackson, Ewell, Whiting, and D. H. Hill. on the left, and tho[1 more...]<
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, V. Pope's campaign in Northern Virginia. August, 1862. (search)
ance, sent forward General Jackson, with his own and Ewell's divisions, towards Gordonsville. Jackson reached outnumbered, and attacked Jackson's right, under General Ewell. He then fell with much impetuosity upon his lee afternoon, came up with a Confederate force under Ewell, whom Jackson had that morning left there, while he,o Manassas Junction. A brisk engagement ensued, but Ewell, finding himself unable to maintain his ground, withhowever, there was no immediate occasion for him, as Ewell had, during the night, moved forward to rejoin Jacksonewall division, then under General Taliaferro, and Ewell's division), while the fight was sustained on the Une, and on the part of the Confederates included Generals Ewell and Taliaferro, both of whom were severely wounision, under Brigadier-General Starke, on the right; Ewell's division, under Brigadier-General Lawton, in the c immediately engaged the Union force with Hill's and Ewell's divisions in the midst of a cold and drenching rai
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 6 (search)
cter they might have had with more comprehensive dispositions. Hooker formed his corps of eighteen thousand men, with Doubleday's division on the right, Meade's in the centre, and Ricketts' on the left. Jackson opposed him with two divisions, Ewell's division being advanced to command the open ground, while the Stonewall division lay in reserve in the woodland on the west side of the Hagerstown road. His entire force present numbered four thousand men—a great disproportion of numbers. e division was reduced to the numbers of a small brigade, and, at the beginning of the fight, numbered not over one thousand six hundred men.—Reports of the Army of Northern Virginia, vol. II., pp. 222,223. Of the number of the three brigades of Ewell's division holding the advanced line, General Early, who, at a subse quent part of the day, came into command of it, reports as follows: Lawton's brigade, one thousand one hundred and fifty; Hayes' brigade, five hundred and fifty; Walker's brigad
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 7 (search)
d this was to be the day of the battle. Eight-and-forty hours had now passed since that signal gun, booming out on the dawn, sounded the note of concentration for the Confederate forces. Longstreet's corps was already at Fredericksburg; Jackson held the stretch of river below—his right at a remove of eighteen miles. But he had had abundant time to call in his scattered divisions, and the morning of the 13th found the entire Confederate army in position. Early on the morning of the 13th, Ewell's division under General Early, and the division of D. H. Hill, arrived after a severe night's march from their respective encampments in the vicinity of Buckner's Neck and Port Royal—the troops of Hill being from fifteen to eighteen miles distant from the point to which they were ordered.—Jackson: Report of Fredericksburg in Reports of the Army of Northern Virginia, vol. II., p. 434. Whatever hope of a successful issue attached to General Burnside's plan of attack rested on the hypothesis<
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 9 (search)
d'armee, under Generals Longstreet, Hill, and Ewell—three able, energetic, and trusted lieutenantsstreet's corps still held position. Meantime, Ewell was making his Jackson-like swoop into the Valad. Both these officers were in position when Ewell reached the Valley. On crossing the Shenandoaon the 24th and 25th, and followed the path of Ewell into Pennsylvania. The entire army of the Pstead of directing Longstreet and Hill to join Ewell on the intended invasion, he ordered them to mtworks and stone walls. Early in the morning, Ewell's deployment of his left around the base of Cunst the Union left. For some reason, however, Ewell's demonstrations were much delayed, and it wasiring, repulsed the attack and saved the day. Ewell had directed Rodes' division to attack in concined his own position with great firmness, but Ewell's left penetrated without opposition the vacat formidable front drawn on the original line. Ewell, however, still maintained his foothold within[32 more...]
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 10 (search)
n the 24th. He was followed by Hill's corps. Ewell reached Front Royal the 23d, and encamped nearristoe Station; the right column (the corps of Ewell) to advance by roads to the east of the route ns of Lee; for it has been seen that from Warrenton Ewell's column was to proceed by way of Auburn ortally wounded. and finally, when the head of Ewell's main column came up, it was held in check byrove him by my fire into the woods on my left. Ewell did not follow up directly on the rear of Warr for just as towards sunset the combat closed, Ewell's corps, which had pursued by-roads between t thousand men belonging to Early's division of Ewell's corps. Commanding positions to the rear of the 14th were not conducted with much vigor. Ewell allowed himself to be detained by the rear-guavering a wide extent of country; so that while Ewell's corps held position from Morton's Ford to Orfar south of Orange Courthouse, was called up; Ewell was withdrawn from his advanced position on wh[8 more...]
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 11 (search)
k with the Orange and Fredericksburg turnpike; Ewell's corps on the latter road, within three milesfore no feelers were out on the route by which Ewell was advancing. But to guard against any approa by a wood road to gain Parker's Store. Now Ewell also continued his eastward march early that mhe enemy encountered by Griffin was the van of Ewell's column, which, as already seen, had bivouackspositions better suited to the circumstances, Ewell's corps (only the van of which had yet reachedrce that, had adequate preparations been made, Ewell's corps might have been overwhelmed. I may re main action of the day; but just before dark, Ewell moved a considerable force around the right flr this were under way, when, in the afternoon, Ewell attacked Tyler in the manner and with the resumunication with its base at the latter point. Ewell crossed the Ny River above the right flank, anren's corps followed. Lee met this by sending Ewell's corps after Longstreet's. There then remaine[11 more...]
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 13 (search)
n the Petersburg side were the divisions of Wilcox, Pickett, Bushrod Johnson, and the remnant of Ewell's corps, now under Gordon. Taking from these corps all he dared—two divisions and three brigade The explanation of the portentous sounds and sights was soon learned. To the rear-guard, under Ewell, had been left the last duty of blowing up the iron-clad vessels in the James and the bridges acundred wagons were destroyed, and sixteen pieces of artillery and many prisoners were captured. Ewell's corps, which was following behind the train. was thus cut off from its line of retreat. To n a simultaneous assault was made by the Sixth Corps in front and the cavalry in flank and rear, Ewell's troops, finding themselves surrounded, threw down their arms in token of surrender. The captures included nearly all that remained of the corps of that officer, with Lieutenant-General Ewell himself and four other general officers. The decisive character of this result was largely due to t
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, Index. (search)
t, 313. Bristoe Station, Hooker's defeat of Ewell at, 179; race of the two armies for, 380; battrginia, 30. Emmettsburg, see Gettysburg. Ewell rejoined Jackson after defeat of Bristoe Statirds Banks at Middletown, 125; holds Banks with Ewell's force, drives Milroy upon Fremont, and turns and escapes up the Valley, 127; reunites with Ewell, and repulses Shields' advance, 127; strategichenandoah Valley advance—Winchester reached by Ewell, 314; his right at Fredericksburg, centre at Ctle of, 393; Meade's plan to interpose between Ewell and Hill, 391; Lee's position at, 391; cause ond the Chickahominy—comparative strategy, 121; Ewell's movement into, 314; Ewell's captures, 318; SEwell's captures, 318; Sheridan's operations summer and winter 1864,554; its strategic value to the Confederates, 554; Sixtpositions to attack, 418; Warren's battle with Ewell's forces, 421; Hill's attempt to seize the pos 125; Jackson defeated by General Shields, 92; Ewell arrives before, 314; abandoned by Milroy after[2 more...]<