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General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 7: Seven Pines, or Fair Oaks. (search)
Chapter 7: Seven Pines, or Fair Oaks. A new line of defence positions of the confronting armies Fitz John Porter terrific storm on the eve of battle General Johnston's orders to Longstreet, Smith, and Huger lack of co-operation on the Confederate side, and ensuing confusion Fatalities among Confederate officers Kearny's action serious wounding of General Johnston at the close of the battle summary and analysis of losses. On the 9th of May the Confederate army was halted, its right near Long Bridge of the Chickahominy River; its left and cavalry extending towards the Pamunkey through New Kent Court-House. On the 11th the commander of the Confederate ram Virginia ( Merrimac ), finding the water of James River not sufficient to float her to the works near Richmond, scuttled and sank the ship where she lay. On the 15th the Federal navy attacked our works at Chapin's and Drury's Bluffs, but found them too strong for water batteries. That attack suggested to Ge
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 13: making ready for Manassas again. (search)
Pope's Headquarters and captures his personal equipment his uniform coat and hat shown along the Confederate lines Jackson's superb flank movement Confederates capture trains, supplies, munitions, and prisoners Hooker and Ewell at Bristoe Station Jackson first on the old field of Bull Run Longstreet's command joins passing Thoroughfare Gap Pope practically throws responsibility for aggressive action on McDowell preliminary fighting General Pope surprised by Jackson Pope's orders to Fitz John Porter. Under the retrograde of the Union army, General Lee so modified his order of march as to meet the new conditions. On the 20th of August the march was made, the right wing to the vicinity of Kelly's Ford on the Rappahannock River, the left to the railroad bridge and fords above. At Kelly's Ford it seemed possible to force a crossing. As we were preparing for it, an order came reporting the upper crossings too well defended, and calling for the right wing to march to that po
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 14: Second battle of Manassas (Bull Run). (search)
Chapter 14: Second battle of Manassas (Bull Run). Battle opened by the Federals on Jackson's right, followed by Kearny Longstreet's reconnoissance Stuart, the cavalry leader, sleeps on the field of battle Pope thought at the close of the 29th that the Confederates were retreating Second day Fitz John Porter struck in flank Longstreet takes a hand in the fight late in the day Lee under fire the Federal retreat to Centreville that point turned Pope again dislodged-Stonewall Jackson's appearance and peculiarities killing of fighting Phil Kearny losses review of the campaign. General Pope at daylight sent orders to General Sigel's corps, with Reynolds's division, to attack as soon as it was light enough to see, and bring the enemy to a stand if possible. At the same time orders were sent Heintzelman and Reno for their corps to hurry along the turnpike and join on the right of Sigel. The batteries opened in an irregular combat on the left, centre, and right a