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of the enemy into Culpeper. During the night despatches were received from General Gregg, commanding a cavalry division guarding the upper fords of the Rappahannocking of the road from Robertson's Tavern. A division of cavalry, under Brigadier-General Gregg, was ordered to cross at Ely's Ford, and proceed on the Catharpin roadnth. The Fifth corps moved early in the morning after a slight delay to permit Gregg's division of cavalry to precede it on the plank-road. Gregg advanced as far aGregg advanced as far as Hope Church, where he had a severe engagement with the enemy's cavalry, in which he was successful in driving them, until they were strongly reinforced by infantry, when Gregg fell back, and was relieved by Major-General Sykes, commanding the Fifth corps, who by this time had been advised of the failure of the Third corps to cn their fronts at eight o'clock. The division of cavalry, commanded by Brigadier-General Gregg, held the plank-road in rear of the infantry, and repulsed several att
cceeded in penetrating an interval between General Gregg's brigade, on the extreme left, and that owere subsequently supported by the brigades of Gregg, Thomas, and Pender; also of Hill's division, the same time, he ordered Generals Branch and Gregg to march along the Shenandoah, and taking advas support with the brigades of Archer, Branch, Gregg, and Pender, the last of whom was placed on the flank, while Archer, supported by Branch and Gregg, moved upon the front of the Federal line. Thheavy fire of artillery, the three brigades of Gregg, Pender, and Archer attacked the enemy vigorouhind the interval between Lane and Pender, and Gregg's in rear of that, between Lane and Archer. Twood as far as Hill's reserve, and encountered Gregg's brigade. The attack was so sudden and unexpat brave soldier and true patriot, Brigadier-General Maxcy Gregg fell, mortally wounded. Colonel Hplore the loss of valuable lives. In Brigadier-Generals Gregg and Cobb the Confederacy has lost two[4 more...]
combat until reenforced by the brigade of General Gregg. We did not return to our original positih the foregoing is a copy, was found among General Gregg's papers. I am well acquainted with Generrations around Richmond can be found among General Gregg's papers. A. C. Haskell, Assistant Adjutahe river to communicate, if possible, with General Gregg. They there found Captain Harry Hammond, r of whose brigade we passed) presented to General Gregg a battle-flag, bearing upon its folds the , as skirmishers. We were then ordered by General Gregg to cross the stream and occupy the hills bon New Market road, July 14, 1862. Brigadier-General Maxcy Gregg, commanding Second Brigade, Light ., Second brigade, Light division. To Brigadier-General Gregg, commanding Second Brigade, Light DivHarbor. The division having crossed over, General Gregg was again put in the advance, and was orde Pee Dee artillery, July 14, 1862. Brigadier-General Maxcy Gregg, commanding Second Brigade: Gen[9 more...]
, I could take my division by a short road, by the ford at Holliday's Mill, and join him at any point he might designate. The reply I received was, that the trains had been ordered from the road, and to move immediately by the route first designated, as it was his intention to be in Culpeper Court-House that night. Moving before daylight, Lawton's, Taliaferro's, and other brigades were overhauled just as they were in motion. The enemy's cavalry having made some demonstrations on our left, Gregg was ordered to remain at the ford and protect the crossing of the trains, and as a guard on the march. My order of march was, Thomas, Branch, Archer, Pender, Stafford, and Field. Arriving within about six miles of Culpeper Court-House, the heavy firing in front gave notice that the battle had commenced. I was then directed by General Jackson to send a brigade to the support of Taliaferro, who was in line of battle on the right of the main road. Thomas was sent on this duty, and formed hi
me disorder and falling back. The brigades of Gregg, Thomas, and Pender were then thrown into the gain the crest of that hill, while Branch and Gregg were directed to march along the river, and, dl with infantry, but no artillery. Branch and Gregg were ordered to continue the march along the rns, and drove them back pell-mell. Branch and Gregg, with their old veterans, sternly held their gep cut, which furnished a strong defence. General Gregg's and Colonel Thomas's brigades of A. P. Hprepared for an attack near the railroad. General Gregg's brigade meeting the enemy there, this brheld in reserve, within supporting distance of Gregg's and Thomas's brigades. Night came on, and tof your command. Before I was relieved by General Gregg, I received from you another order to moveater in the day, was directed against Brigadier-General Gregg's brigade, which, forming the right owere posted from right to left, in this order: Gregg's, Field's, Thomas's, Branch's, Pender's, and [48 more...]