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Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 2: the battle of Bull Run (July, 1861) (search)
ase inform Johnston of this, via Staunton, and also Holmes. Send forward any reenforcements at the earliest pe gaps, sometimes wide ones, between our brigades. Holmes's brigade of two regiments (the 2d Tenn. and 9th Ard given us some severe object lessons. On the 19th Holmes's brigade had arrived from Acquia Creek. It took p understood by the officers addressed. Ewell, with Holmes, did not advance across Bull Run, but simply held houth of the Run; Jones north of it; and Ewell, with Holmes, south of it at Union Mill's Ford, on the extreme rBeauregard only paused to give a few brief orders. Holmes's and Early's brigades, and two regiments of Bonhamnt the two regiments under Kershaw, and Early's and Holmes's brigades already on the march. Longstreet, at himarch to the battle-field. Here he was followed by Holmes. They reached the vicinity of the field after the t having fired a shot all day. Next to Ewell and Holmes came Jones, who had crossed early and waited for Ew
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 3: fall and winter of 1861 (search)
recalled his attack just at the critical moment when it gave every promise of developing a panic among the enemy. Gen. Joseph E. Johnston at this time had organized his army into four divisions, two of four brigades each, commanded by Van Dorn and G. W. Smith; and two of five each, under Longstreet and E. Kirby Smith. These 18 brigades averaged about four regiments, and the regiments averaged about 500 men each. Besides these there were other troops under Jackson in the valley and under Holmes near Acquia. The total effective strength on February 28, 1862, was 47,617, with about 175 guns. Early in March the Federal army was organized into five army corps under McDowell, Sumner, Heintzelman, Keyes, and Banks. Each corps was generally composed of three divisions, each division of three brigades, and each brigade of four regiments. The regiments were generally fuller than ours, and would average about 700 men. The total effective strength of all arms on February 28, 1862, was 1
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, chapter 8 (search)
n. June 30. waiting in vain for the signal. Holmes's division. Huger's division. Wright meets Jound the rear by good roads, and reenforced by Holmes, put the bulk of his army, flushed with its reomings, and every condition seemed favorable. Holmes's division, 6000 strong, with six batteries, beginning with the extreme right column under Holmes, which, with Magruder's column, was to supportosition, and approved the attack, and directed Holmes to bring up his whole division to support the gh the actual damage from it may be trifling. Holmes's whole division, concealed in the woods in the directed Magruder's six brigades to march to Holmes's support, though they could have done no goodnothing for them to attack or defend. Thus, Holmes and Magruder, 18,000 men, were diverted from tll was ventured upon. The total casualties in Holmes's division (including 15 wounded among the sixs which had been unwisely marched to reenforce Holmes, and which had lost distance and time by confu[1 more...]
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, chapter 9 (search)
ruder's, and two more of Huger's, including Ransom's, detached from Holmes's division. The remainder of Holmes's was held on the River road, Holmes's was held on the River road, and was not engaged. Longstreet and Hill were in reserve behind Magruder; and Ewell's and Jackson's own division, behind Jackson. The enemy'were all the rest of Magruder's and Huger's 10 brigades, Ransom, of Holmes's division, being also temporarily attached to Huger. Farther to teries, to which he assented; and this command, under Cols. Butt and Holmes, accompanied by Capt. Du Bose and Maj. Alexander (my quartermaster,d Whiting's, Jackson's, and Ewell's divisions were on the left, and Holmes a few miles off on the right. The enemy, moreover, having sent aheguns and about 35,000 muskets. We lost two guns in the stampede in Holmes's division. For a week after McClellan had established himself a54438 Huger's Div.311373941531 A. P. Hill's Div.6764268875084210 Holmes's Div.3499178677 Pendleton's Art.22 Stuart's Cav.7171 Totals 10