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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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while our line of battle was broken, and the enemy pressed over our breastworks, gaining possession of several pieces of our artillery and capturing a number of prisoners. Forces, however, were quickly sent to the relief of those thus engaged, and the enemy was driven back. About 10 o'clock this morning the enemy made most vigorous and repeated assaults upon Field's division, but were driven back with great slaughter. At 2 o'clock P. M., the enemy are making a most desperate fight in Ewell's front, but all accounts concur that we are driving them back and punishing them with great slaughter. The musketry firing to-day was the heaviest of the war. The battle has extended along the whole line to-day, and has been fought by the Yankees with more vim and bravery than any other fought on Virginia soil. Among our casualties are Brig. Gen. Perrin, killed; Brig. Gen. Walker, of the Stonewall brigade, wounded in the arm; Col. Garnett, of the 5th N. C., killed; Brig. Gen. McGo
insignificant. Fields's division came up soon afterwards, and a portion of it (Law's brigade,) engaged the enemy later in the day, repulsing him as usual. The forces disposed of in this summary manner by Anderson was the fifth army corps, which Ewell had beaten so handsomely three days before in the Wilderness. Some two hundred prisoners and five or six hundred small arms fell into our hands. Ewell's corps moved from the battle-field early yesterday (Sunday) morning, and Hill's corps SuEwell's corps moved from the battle-field early yesterday (Sunday) morning, and Hill's corps Sunday night, the former got into position last evening, and the latter this morning. Thus has Gen Lee succeeded in throwing his whole army right across the path of his antagonist. Had the ground been more favorable to military operations, or had the enemy delayed his attack on the second day an hour longer, until Longstreet could get in position our victory at the Wilderness would have been decisive and crushing. As it was, Gen Lee repulsed all Grant's assaults with heavy loss, and held h
ow of no field during the war in which there has been so much continuous and deadly musketry firing as this. Night did not end the fight. Long after nightfall, even until after midnight, the fighting between the pickets continued with occasional discharges of artillery. This grew out of the fact that the guns lost by us were left at nightfall by us between the pickets, and the enemy kept up the light in order to get possession of the guns, which they succeeded in doing. The attack in Ewell's front was the most persistent, and to some extent successful. That night the enemy held the breastworks where Johnson's division was forced back. And that night General Lee drew in his lines at this point some three or four hundred yards in order to straighten it. The line that morning formed almost a V. with the point turned towards the enemy. That night our line was made almost straight. During the day two charges occurred which deserve to be mentioned. About two o'clock, whilst