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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 5. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), A review of the First two days operations at Gettysburg and a reply to General Longstreet by General Fitz. Lee. (search)
o say, that in my opinion, if the Confederates had continued the pursuit of General Howard on the afternoon of the 1st July at Gettysburg, they would have driven him turnpike, was already partially occupied, on my arrival, by direction of Major-General Howard. Some difficulty was experienced in forming the troops of the Eleventur artillery. In forming the line I received material assistance from Major-General Howard, Brigadier-General Warren, Brigadier-General Buford, and officers of GenGeneral Howard's command. As soon as the line of battle mentioned above was shown by the enemy, Wadsworth's division, First corps, and a battery, (thought to be the FSteinwehr's division, which, with the artillery of the corps, was left there by Howard when he marched up in the morning. In reference to the numbers of the Secondbefore it reached the field. It has been stated that Steinwehr's division of Howard's corps, dn the first day, threw up lunettes around each gun, on Cemetery Hill-
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 5. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The First Maryland cavalry, C. S. A. (search)
t at the retreat from Manassas Colonel Fitzhugh Lee said, Give me the Maryland company and one hundred other men, and I will keep McClellan back a month longer. The company reached Manassas on the night of the 20th July, and participated in that memorable battle of the 21st. About the 28th of July, near Fairfax Courthouse, the company was for the first time mustered in the Confederate States Army, and an election of officers was held, resulting as follows: George R. Gaither, captain; George Howard, first lieutenant; Thomas Griffith, second lieutenant. As well as I can remember, the company numbered fifty members rank and file. Before the one year for which this company had enlisted had expired the time of enlistment was unanimously extended to two years more, or three years from the date of first enlistment (May, 1861). During this year there had been various changes among the officers; Corporals Brown and Bond had each risen to the grade of sergeant, and then to first and sec
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 5. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Steuart's brigade at the battle of Gettysburg.--a narrative by Rev. Randolph H. McKim, D. D., late First Lieutenant and Aide-de-camp, Confederate army. (search)
ind a similar statement in Swinton's Army of the Potomac, page 355, in a pamphlet by Dr. Jacobs, and in an article by General Howard in the Atlantic llfonthly, July, 1876. I was at a loss to account for it until I observed that General Howard descriGeneral Howard describes the vacated works as situated between McAllister's Mill and Culp's Hill. Fronm these works part of the Twelfth corps had been withdrawn to reinforce Meade's left But these were not the works occupied by Steuart's brigade, whose charge was made omy's lines through which troops might have been poured and the strong positions of Cemetery Hill rendered untenable. General Howard says: The ground was rough, and the woods so thick that their generals did not realize till morning what they had gaiand was maintained with desperate obstinacy on both sides. He goes on to speak of the terrible slaughter of our men. General Howard says: I went over the ground five years after the battle, and marks of the struggle were still to be observed — the