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General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 2 (search)
equested General Beauregard to send orders for me to Bee and Jackson to move their brigades to the left and place them near the Stone Bridge. He also ordered Colonel Hampton with the infantry of his legion, just arrived at Manassas, to hasten to the same locality. The plan of operations adopted the day before was now, apparent and myself near Mitchell's Ford, five miles off; but, in its earlier stages, they indicated no force of the enemy that the troops on the ground and those of Bee, Hampton, and Jackson, that we could see hastening toward the firing in the order given, were not competent to cope with. Bee, who was much in advance of the others, sof Heintzelman's division, he fell back to the position he had first chosen; crossing the broad, open valley, closely pressed by the Federal army. Fortunately Hampton, hastening up with his legion, had reached the valley when the retrograde movement began. He promptly formed his battalion and joined in the action, and, by his
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Chapter 12 (search)
transmitted similar instructions to Lieutenant-General Hampton. That officer had been compelled, bthe left of the army. On the 8th Lieutenant-General Hampton united his two divisions; and, havinederate troops were withdrawn. Both Lieutenant-General Hampton and Major-General Wheeler thought tht dashed into the town was routed by Lieutenant-General Hampton with an inferior force. As it walver Creek, where it was intrenched under General Hampton's direction, it easily drove off the FedeIn the afternoon he was informed, by Lieutenant-General Hampton, that the enemy had crossed Black Ri was sent by me with all dispatch to Lieutenant-General Hampton, near Hillsboroa, to be forwarded byh. Reports were there given me from Lieutenant-General Hampton to the effect that the instructions ee miles southeast of Hillsboroa. There General Hampton informed me that the conference was to bneral Breckenridge and Mr. Reagan came to General Hampton's quarters together, an hour or two befor[18 more...]
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Letters. (search)
number of colonels and other field-officers who are absent sick, makes the want of general officers the more felt. Several of the colonels of this army are well qualified to be brigadier-generals. Besides Colonels A. P. Hill and Forney, Colonels Hampton, Winder, Garland, and Mott, are fully competent to command brigades. Most respectfully, Your obedient servant, J. E. Johnston, General. Headquarter Department of Northern Virginia, January 30, 1862. General S. Cooper, Adjutant and Inspertained that the enemy occupied a thick and extensive wood between Barhamsville and their landing-place. Brigadier-General Whiting was directed by General Smith to dislodge him, which was handsomely done-the brigade of Hood, and part of that of Hampton, performed the service. You are respectfully referred, for details, to the accompanying reports. Want of means of subsistence compelled the army to move on toward Richmond; the divisions of Smith and Magruder taking the road by New Kent Cou
General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War, Memoranda of the operations of my corps, while under the command of General J. E. Johnston, in the Dalton and Atlanta, and North Carolina campaigns. (search)
regulars, under Colonel Wayne, from the opposite bank of the river. Left Cheraw March 3d, and subsequently received orders from General Johnston to move to Smithfield, North Carolina, by way of Rockingham and Fayetteville. March 10th. Hampton and Wheeler, who had been hanging on the left flank of the enemy, gained a success over Kilpatrick's cavalry only less complete from encountering two brigades of infantry assigned to protect Kilpatrick from the rough usage he had been receivingffair occurred at Fayetteville next morning. Infantry had crossed Cape Fear, and cavalry had not come in, when one hundred and fifty of the enemy's cavalry charged into the town, which was full of trains and led horses, but without troops. General Hampton, at the head of a dozen men-staff-officers and couriers-charged the body, killing two with his own hand, capturing some, and driving the remainder out of town. March 16th. Arrived in vicinity of Averysboro. Breaking off near here are