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Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative 347 7 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 37. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 317 55 Browse Search
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure) 268 46 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 147 23 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 145 9 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 5. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 141 29 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 140 16 Browse Search
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson 134 58 Browse Search
Edward Alfred Pollard, The lost cause; a new Southern history of the War of the Confederates ... Drawn from official sources and approved by the most distinguished Confederate leaders. 129 13 Browse Search
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain 123 5 Browse Search
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y his friends and foes; to be a name so spotless that it shines independent of the cause with which he was connected. My chief motive for supplying this customary exordium to my book, is the wish to answer the natural question in the reader's mind, what right I suppose myself to have, to claim qualification for the task I have assumed. My answer is, that it has been entrusted to me by the widow and family of General Jackson, supported by the urgency of his successor in command, Lieutenant-General Ewell, of his venerable pastor, and of many other friends, in, and out of the army. One advantage for my work, I may claim, which brings far more of responsibility than of credit to me, in the possession of the fullest collection of materials. The correspondence of General Jackson with his family, his pastor, and his most prominent friends in public life, has been in my hands, together with copies of all the important official papers on file in the War Department of the late Confederate
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 11: McDowell. (search)
re line of retreat, and communication with General Ewell in Culpepper. There was, indeed, one gravd by them, of which the first was, to draw General Ewell to Swift Run Gap, in order to hold General as best they might; while he marched with General Ewell across the Rappahannock and made a vigorouence of the Valley, effect a junction with General Ewell at Gordonsville, and marching thence to Fr from the direction of Fredericksburg. General Ewell was accordingly withdrawn from the Rappaha efficiency. The afternoon of April 30th, General Ewell entered Swift Run Gap, and took the positi General Banks no sooner learned that General Ewell had reached Elk Run, and that General Jackson at Richmond, might occasion the recall of General Ewell to the East, and deprive him of the power ative of all; for he knew that the loan of General Ewell's aid to him by the Confederate authoritiesame day General Jackson sent a courier to General Ewell, to announce his coming, who was commanded[4 more...]
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 12: Winchester. (search)
te superior, constantly instructed him and General Ewell, in his despatches to them, to observe theuperior force. The warm and generous heart of Ewell was touched with such an exhibition of unselfiurg, upon the movement of Generals Jackson and Ewell, has been described. He retired first to New he roads of the main Valley; while that of General Ewell guarded the communications between the Mases of Winder, Campbell, and Taliaferro, of General Ewell's division, which included the brigades ofof all his reports. The skirmishers of General Ewell had now penetrated within four miles of Wiourg, and thirteen from the latter place. General Ewell, with Trimble's brigade, the 1st Maryland pause here, to return to the movements of General Ewell. During the previous evening, he had presg advised of this, General Jackson ordered General Ewell with reinforcements to his support. But Gd the army halted and awaiting them; while General Ewell, with his division, facing toward the west[8 more...]
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 13: Port Republic. (search)
usual, held the rear; and the division of General Ewell was next. In part of the Federal army wasenandoah above the village and opposite to General Ewell's left, by a few pickets. The first brigaery. This army was correctly estimated by General Ewell, at eighteen thousand men. His own divisioer highway obliquely, in such manner that General Ewell's left, occupying it, was much advanced bemy then developed a strong movement toward General Ewell's left, for which the Keezletown road, prodisastrously for them, without making it. General Ewell's left being necessarily thrown strongly fhe centre to these troops. Thus prepared, General Ewell awaited for a long time the expected onset the morrow. In this combat of Cross Keys, Ewell had about six thousand men in his line of battas a rear-guard to cover the withdrawal of General Ewell's forces from the front of Fremont. This s right flank. At this critical juncture, General Ewell brought up the 44th and 58th Virginia regi[13 more...]
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 14: the Richmond campaign. (search)
the whole army knew whither it was going. General Ewell, the second in command, was only instructeral D. H. Hill the extreme left, he placed General Ewell's division next him. and sent orders to Get a terrible artillery and musketry fire. General Ewell moved next, with one brigade upon the leftthe marsh, and entered the wood in rear of General Ewell, passing between two regiments which had rt timely; for the shattered remnant with which Ewell still stood at bay, were firing their last rourder of battle, they filled the space between Ewell and Lawton, thus being the third division, couxpense of blood too great to be contemplated. Ewell's division, with the cavalry of Stuart, marchever, and burned the railroad bridge, while General Ewell destroyed a part of the track. Stuart, pus. To prevent the adoption of the former, General Ewell was ordered to guard Bottom's bridge, the s composed of the remainder of the division of Ewell, and the brigades of Lawton, Winder and Cunnin[2 more...]
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 15: Cedar Run. (search)
ause I know he will call for it in the morning. August 8th, the division of Ewell, which led the way, bearing off to the northwest, crossed the Rapid Ann at the treme right of Pope. Tho other divisions crossed at Barnett's Ford, below; and Ewell, turning to the east, returned to their line of march, and bore toward Slaughtedar Run, and make their way thence to the Rapid Ann. General Early's brigade of Ewell's division, which held the front, was ordered to advance along the great road ae division of Jackson, commanded by Brigadier-General Winder. The remainder of Ewell's division, consisting of the brigades of Trimble and Hays, (lately Taylor's) dproach; or, if they braved the fire of the mountainbattery, the two brigades of Ewell lay hid in the dense pine thickets which clothed the side of the ridge, ready tadier-General Prince. The two brigades which had hitherto remained with General Ewell upon the mountain now advanced also upon the right, turned the left flank o
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 16: second Manassa's. (search)
he protection of Brigadier-General Trimbler of Ewell's division; while the main force pressed on to of A. P. Hill and Taliaferro, leaving that of Ewell at Bristoe to watch for the approach of Pope, ident that Pope's main force was at hand. General Ewell therefore gave the word to retire, in ordecross the Stone Bridge, and by the division of Ewell, which had crossed Bull Run and marched up itsivision of A. P. Hill formed his left, that of Ewell his centre, and that of Taliaferro, strengthene division of Taliaferro, supported by that of Ewell, was marched by its right flank and toward thegave up the field. On the left of Taliaferro, Ewell, with a part of his forces, waged a contest oficers, were wounded, Taliaferro painfully, and Ewell severely. The latter was struck upon the kneences in the rear. A. P. Hill formed his left, Ewell his centre, and Starke his right. An intervalrched with shells. Meantime, the artillery of Ewell's and Hill's divisions, from Jackson's rear an[5 more...]
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 17: the campaign in Maryland. (search)
he Shenandoah, and that of Taliaferro, under Brigadier-General J. R. Jones, to the banks of the Potomac. The division of Ewell, under Brigadier-General Lawton, marched upon the Charlestown turnpike, and supported Hill. On the 14th General Jackson,make sure of his work, also directed his chief of artillery, Colonel Crutchfield, to pass eleven pieces of artillery from Ewell's division across the Shenandoah, and establish them upon its right bank, so as to take a part of the Federal line in reverse. To the division of Ewell was assigned the front attack, in the centre. This arrangement of the Confederate forces has been described in its completeness, because there is no more beautiful instance in the whole history of the military artas suspended without result; when Hood's troops were relieved by the brigades of Trimble and Lawton, from the division of Ewell (now commanded by Lawton), that they might have a much needed respite during the night, to prepare food and replenish the
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 18: Fredericksburg. (search)
d. It consisted of four divisions, the original division commanded by him in the Valley campaign, now led by Brigadier-General Wm. B. Taliaferro; the division of Ewell, commanded by Brigadier-General Early, who was soon after rewarded for his eminent services by the rank of Major-General; the division of Major-General A. P. Hill;h verse Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time, What more could God do than give himself a ransom? .... He is laboring in a revival in General Ewell's division. Oh, it is a glorious privilege to be a minister of the gospel of the Prince of Peace! There is no equal position in this world. Such was the e baseness of a petty despot, was lacking to the history of this man; and when, after the fall of General Jackson, Winchester was recaptured by his corps under General Ewell, Milroy crowned his infamy by running away from his command through by-roads, leaving them without a leader in the clutches of the avenging patriots. The stor