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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.41 (search)
ision at Cedar Creek, 2,405. For Kershaw's Division there is no September report. Returns August 30th, 3,445. Losses: Humphrey's Brigade, at Berryville, Septembr 3d, 148; Bryan, 30; Connor, October 13th, at Cedar Creek Crossing, 182. These deducted and wounded, 185, missing, 205; Simms' (Georgia), about 200 killed and wounded. This probably includes the missing. Humphrey's, 117 killed and wounded, 67 missing; most of the missing were killed or wounded. The brigades were all small. Connor our left, and the report of its commander, Major James M. Goggin, reads: Soon after this the enemy made an attack on Humphrey's which was met by such a heavy fire, so coolly delivered by that brigade and the right of my own, that the enemy were cllery, commanded by Colonel Thomas H. Carter, which held the pursuing cavalry in check. The retreat was communicated to Humphrey's Brigade in a very difficult situation. For strength of position it had been projected somewhat beyond the general lin
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.44 (search)
Griffith-Barksdaie-Humphrey Mississippi Brigade and its campaigns. [from the New Orleans, la, Picayune, mar. 30, Apr. 6, 20, 1902.] By Captain James Dinkins. The seven days battle around Richmond, in 1862, furnishes a text for study and discussion by critics and students of military science, which probably takes rank ahead of any of the operations of the war. We often hear expressions that this or that campaign was Napoleonic, but in my humble judgment there was more genius in the conception of the plan of the seven days battle, than in any movement Napoleon ever made. A writer in the Boston Transcript several years ago, in commenting upon the different generals of the war, stated McClellan was the greatest general developed on either side, and while he was not always successful, he never suffered defeat. This statement will not be sustained by a single man who served in the army of the Potomac during the seven days battle. General McClellan was not only defeated at Rich