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Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 426 4 Browse Search
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A. 411 1 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 307 1 Browse Search
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee 212 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3. 187 1 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 170 2 Browse Search
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade) 129 1 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 120 6 Browse Search
D. H. Hill, Jr., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 4, North Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 114 0 Browse Search
Brig.-Gen. Bradley T. Johnson, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 2.1, Maryland (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 107 1 Browse Search
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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 2: birth.-career as officer of Engineers, United States army. (search)
the army also was Longstreet, lieutenant of infantry, twenty-six years old, brevetted twice and wounded at Chapultepec; and Magruder, known among his comrades as Prince John, from courtly manners, distinguished appearance, and fine conversational powers, who commanded a light battery in Pillow's division, was twice brevetted and wounded at Chapultepec. John Sedgwick was with the army, first lieutenant of artillery, a classmate of Bragg and Early and Hooker, twice brevetted; and so was Richard S. Ewell, a typical dragoon; Ambrose P. Hill, only twenty-one years old, second lieutenant of the First Artillery; and Daniel H. Hill, Jubal Early, and many others who afterward became famous. Little did these young fellows, who marched, bivouacked, fought, and bled side by side on the burning sands of old Mexico, imagine that in less than two decades McDowell would be training his guns on Johnston and Beauregard at first Manassas, while McClellan, Pope, Burnside, Hooker, Meade, and Grant woul
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 5: invasion of Virginia. (search)
ght to see them now manoeuvring hostile armies. The capture of Washington should have been the legitimate military result of the Southern victory at Manassas. A great part of Beauregard's army had not fired a gun on the 21st; the brigades of Ewell, D. R. Jones, Longstreet, Bonham, and Holmes had been quietly resting all day, if we except a small skirmish by Jones. Ewell moved to the battlefield in the afternoon, but was not engaged. If these fresh troops had been led direct on CentrevillEwell moved to the battlefield in the afternoon, but was not engaged. If these fresh troops had been led direct on Centreville by the roads crossing the fords they were guarding, they could easily have reached that point, four or five miles distant, before the fugitives of the Federal army, who for the most part were returning by the circuitous route over which they marched in the morning, and which was the only road they knew. The six thousand Federal reserve at Centreville, under Miles, certainly, in view of the demoralization of the rest of the army, could not have made a successful resistance. Bonham and Longst
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 7: Atlantic coast defenses.-assigned to duty in Richmond as commander in chief under the direction of the Southern President. (search)
ed to that point with the remainder of his army, except General Ewell's division, which with a regiment of cavalry was left ond Longstreet. Jackson was in the Shenandoah Valley, while Ewell, who had been left on the Rappahannock, had retired to Gord line of railroad beyond Manassas to Culpeper Court House. Ewell, who had been on the Rappahannock with his division, was thd fighting appeared to him to be the whole duty of man. General Ewell, it is related, once said he admired Jackson's genius, is front, his flanks protected by the mountain sides, while Ewell was not far away across the mountains in his rear at Gordonackson that if he was strong enough to hold Banks in check, Ewell might, by uniting with Anderson's force between Fredericksb his force with Johnson's, and defeated Milroy and Schenck; Ewell marched then from Gordonsville to the Valley, and Banks feleral commanders, returned with great swiftness, united with Ewell, defeated the Federal forces at Front Royal, and then pushe
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 8: commands the army defending Richmond, and seven days battles. (search)
ry and guard the passes covered by your cavalry and artillery and with your main body, including Ewell's division and Lawton's and Whiting's command, move rapidly to Ashland by rail or otherwise, as Chickahominy as soon as possible in order to pursue. The seizure of the York River Railroad by Ewell's division and a portion of the cavalry under Stuart convinced the Southern commander that McCleon had just occurred from the enemy. The deserter stated that he had left Jackson, Whiting, and Ewell, and fifteen brigades at Gordonsville on the 21st, and that it was intended to attack his [McClehmond would be known. Stonewall Jackson left Lee on July 13th with his old division and that of Ewell's, both having been much weakened by hard marches and severe fighting. One week afterward Mr. Le transportation to Lee of recruits and supplies. On the same day Pope reported to Lincoln that Ewell was at Gordonsville with six thousand men, and Jackson at Louisa Court House, but a few miles di
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 9: Second battle of Manassas. (search)
e. On August 25th Jackson, with three divisions of infantry, under Ewell, A. P. Hill, and W. B. Taliaferro, preceded by Munford's Second Viro at Warrenton Junction, ten miles away. The next day, leaving General Ewell's division at Bristoe to watch and retard Pope's march to open g many others. The remainder beat a hasty retreat. That afternoon Ewell was attacked by Hooker's division of Heintzelman's corps, who had bfficer were marching away from Manassas: A. P. Hill to Centreville, Ewell to the crossing of Bull Run at Blackburn Ford, and up the left bankve your division to attack the enemy, said he to Taliaferro; and to Ewell, Support the attack. The slumbering soldiers sprang from the earthis division, he had two regiments of Doubleday's, and fought two of Ewell's and three of Taliaferro's brigades of Jackson's command. A. P. H fell dead almost in each other's arms. Jackson's loss was heavy. Ewell and Taliaferro were both wounded, the former losing a leg, while Ki
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 10: Sharpsburg and Fredericksburg. (search)
the best troops of either army, and each claimed the advantage in the engagement which followed. Jackson reached Sharpsburg that morning from Harper's Ferry, and Walker later. At night Hood was relieved by Lawton's and Trimble's brigades of Ewell's division. Jackson's division, under General J. R. Jones, was placed on Lawton's left, supported by the remaining brigades of Ewell, while General Walker with his two brigades was placed on Longstreet's right. The cavalry were located on eitheEwell, while General Walker with his two brigades was placed on Longstreet's right. The cavalry were located on either flank. These are all the troops McClellan would have encountered if he had attacked on the 16th. Anderson's six brigades, McLaws's four, and A. P. Hill's five-making fifteen brigades-did not reach Lee until the 17th. After they had arrived the total infantry amounted to 27,255 men, which, with eight thousand cavalry and artillery, would make Lee's army at Sharpsburg 35,255. General Lee told the writer he fought the battle with 35,000 troops. Mc-Clellan reports he had in action, on t
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 11: Chancellorsville. (search)
he corps-commanded respectively by Longstreet, Ewell, and A. P. Hill. Ewell had been next in commaEwell had been next in command to Jackson, participating in the glories of his Valley campaign, and maintaining his reputation graduated at West Point seven years later than Ewell, and was an artillery officer in the United Stailroad from re-enforcing Milroy. On the 13th Ewell was in line of battle in front of Winchester, ssary and quartermaster stores were captured. Ewell then entered Maryland. How very daring these e thought it possible that fifteen thousand of Ewell's men can now be at Winchester? and later telr three into Maryland and take position on General Ewell's right. The same day Ewell was ordered tn your means, capture it. Stuart was to go to Ewell's right flank on the Susquehanna, provided (Leand that he must move on and feel the right of Ewell's troops, then marching toward the Susquehannaver the river into Maryland and Pennsylvania. Ewell, the first of the invaders, with Jenkins's cav[7 more...]
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 12: Gettysburg. (search)
0. Total, 22,982. Confederates-Two thirds of Ewell's corps, two thirds of Hill's-four divisions-2rdered Walter Taylor, of his staff, to ride to Ewell and tell him to move on and occupy them, but t make his order for pursuit positive. He says Ewell was directed to pursue if practicable. Had Ewe against the victorious seventeen thousand of Ewell and Hill, and two hours must elapse before the house on the Carlisle road north of the town, Ewell, Early, and Rodes. The Confederate commanduced to send Colonel Venable, of his staff, to Ewell at sunrise to see whether, after viewing the pindeed, Meade was then massing there to attack Ewell. Later, Lee rode there himself, not wishing o a genuine attack if opportunity offered; but Ewell's infantry were under fire as soon as the bug After the partial success there, Lee directed Ewell to assault with his whole corps. Johnson on the facts, for, in addition to what was said to Ewell, Early, and Pendleton, he told Governor Carrol[18 more...]
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 13: campaign in Virginia.-Bristol Station.-mine Run.-Wilderness. (search)
r home of himself and personal staff, and with Ewell's corps, two detached brigades, and two divisirant at right angles, who was marching south. Ewell was on the former and Hill moved on the latter Court House to protect his moving column, and Ewell, coming down the pike about this time, met andhe plank road Hill's left did not connect with Ewell's right. Getty's division, Sixth Union Corps,s progress, and then Hancock's corps arrived. Ewell and Warren had their encounter, and then Hancoghting. Warren gained ground at first against Ewell, but was in turn driven back with the loss of , Warren, Burnside (now up), and Hancock faced Ewell and Hill, while Longstreet was rapidly marchinoon sixteen miles. The next day, when Hill and Ewell were fighting, he resumed his march, lost his , some ten miles in the rear of where Hill and Ewell had been fighting, broke camp at 12.30 A. M. o same afternoon Gordon, with three brigades of Ewell's corps, made a successful assault on Sedgwick[6 more...]
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 14: siege of Petersburg. (search)
ething must be attempted. In the midst of the gathering gloom, Lee once more attempted to diminish the troops in his front by threatening the Federal capital. Ewell, suffering from the loss of his leg, had relinquished the command of his corps to Early, and with eight thousand muskets this officer had been sent, as already stat loss to him. Grant was present urging Birney forward, but the canister and musketry fire broke his advancing lines and caused them to fall back in confusion. Ewell was in command of the local troops on the north side, Lee joined him during the day, and at 2 P. M. on the 30th directed an assault on Fort Harrison with five brigpickets fifty yards apart. General Gordon, an officer always crammed with courage and fond of enterprise, was selected to make the attack with his corps (formerly Ewell's) and parts of Longstreet's and Hill's and a detachment of cavalry. His object was to capture the fort, thrust the storming party through the gap, and seize thre
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