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Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 14: the Richmond campaign. (search)
a strong detachment, consisting of the brigades of Whiting, Hood, and Lawton, which made an aggregate of seven thousand men,n his march down the Valley. There is General Whiting, General Hood, General Lawton, and General I-don't-know-who. I neverthe road beyond with prostrate trees. The Texan brigade of Hood, which was in front, deployed a few skirmishers, who speedssippi brigade of Colonel Law, and the Texan brigade of General Hood. In Jackson's initial order of battle, they filled theo advance, but too courageous to flee, that the brigades of Hood and Whiting were launched against the Federal lines on the of these murderous discharges of canister and musketry, General Hood and Colonel Law, at the heads of their respective brigment were captured, the fourth Texas, under the lead of General Hood, was the first to pierce these strong-holds and seize tw concealed in the tall wheat of the field, and that of General Hood in the adjoining forest, while the 3rd Virginia brigade
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 16: second Manassa's. (search)
e leading from Culpepper to Warrenton. The cupidity of the enemy was excited by this tempting prize, and they crossed to seize it, capturing a few ambulances. These were almost immediately regained, and Trimble, upon receiving the support of General Hood, who formed the van of Longstreet's corps, attacked the intruders, and drove them with loss to the north bank, filling the stream with their floating corpses. A similar enterprise attempted on the other hand, by the Confederate General Stuart The Federal commander therefore recoiled, after a feeble demonstration; and, passing by a circuit to the eastward, sought to unite himself with the forces in front of Jackson. Longstreet now advanced several brigades to the attack, with those of Hood in the van, and until nine o'clock at night, drove back the enemy before him with great vigor, capturing a number of prisoners, a cannon, and three colors. Darkness then closed the bloody day, and the Confederates on every side withdrew to lie up
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 17: the campaign in Maryland. (search)
ing the divisions of D. H. Hill, Longstreet and Hood upon the range of hills in front of Sharpsburg,ft of the road which led to Boonsborough: while Hood's two brigades, stationed upon the left of Hillfew hours' repose, took position on the left of Hood, nearly filling the space between the Hagerstowet on the 16th and attacked the two brigades of Hood, on the left of the centre, in great numbers. e night, and was suspended without result; when Hood's troops were relieved by the brigades of Trimbom that of D. H. Hill forth, and the command of Hood became the reserve. Thus the troops lay down uband, supported by five thousand reserves under Hood and McLaws, of whom the latter only arrived fro terrific crisis that General Jackson commanded Hood to return to the front and relieve the divisionccors to the failing line at the same time with Hood. Marching his brigade by its right flank over was then re-established by the united troops of Hood, McLaws, and Early; and the conflict of the inf
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 18: Fredericksburg. (search)
e edge of the highlands opposite to the widest part of the plain; and next to him the division of Hood. On the right the country was less elevated; it offered every way fewer difficulties to the enemr, Lane and Pender. These stretched in the order named, from Hamilton's Crossing to the right of Hood. But they did not form a continuous line; for the brigade of Lane in the centre was advanced twoed in driving out the Federalists who had threatened the right of Thomas. The division of General Hood, also, upon General Jackson's left, instructed by Longstreet to lend a generous aid to theirigade, and the numerous batteries which he supported. One of his regiments, assisted by those of Hood, immediately attacked them, and drove them back with great spirit. Especially did the 57th and 5 that thoroughfare sweeps into the plain, confronted the enemy all the way to the position of General Hood. The division of D. H. Hill, whose services had not been needed to complete the enemy's repu
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 19: Chancellorsville. (search)
reet, or disaffected and scattered, and that with his vast numbers he would easily surround and crush the remainder, leaving no organized foe between him and Richmond. In his usual boastful spirit, he exalted the invincibility of his host declaring it to be the finest army upon the planet. To meet this tremendous force, General Lee had the corps of General Jackson, and two divisions of the corps of General Longstreet, those of Anderson and McLaws. The other three, with Longstreet, under Hood, Pickett, Ransom, were absent in Southeastern Virginia, making a demonstration against Suffolk, whither they had been directed by,the scarcity of forage and food in Spottsylvania. The corps of General Jackson now consisted of four divisions,--those of A. P. Hill; D. H. Hill, commanded by Brigadier General Rhodes; Trimble, commanded by Brigadier General Colston; and Early.--General D. H. Hill had been detached to another and more important command, and Major-General Trimble was detained by in