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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Relative numbers at Gettysburg. (search)
igades were--first, Pettigrew's, nearly 4,000 men strong (before leaving in Virginia one of its five regiments); second, Jenkins' cavalry, and third, Imboden's mixed command, numbering together more than 2,500 men. On the other hand the effectives and fill our ranks, is to be entirely discarded; the only real additions made to the army were the cavalry brigades of Jenkins and Imboden. My own division was certainly as good a one as any in that army, and having been trained under Stonewallong at the battle. This loss was not unreasonable, as will be seen when we come to notice that in the Federal cavalry. Jenkins' brigade, which was not embraced in the returns of May 31st, was about 1,600 strong before it crossed the Potomac, and Wt of May. Some therefore must have rejoined the army by the former date, and very probably some that had been left with Jenkins' brigade near Suffolk had come back. We had 252 pieces with the infantry, as shown by a statement furnished me by Gener
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The battle of the Wilderness. (search)
portion of them fired a volley, which resulted in the death of General Jenkins and the severe wounding of myself. I immediately notified teral rapidly planned and directed an attack to be made by Brigadier-General Jenkins and myself upon the position of the enemy upon the Brock ine and push all to the right of the road towards Fredericksburg. Jenkins' brigade was put in motion by a flank, in the Plank road, my division in the woods to the right. I rode with General Jenkins at the head of his command, arranging with him the details of our combined attackey General Longstreet was prostrated by a fearful wound. Brigadier-General Jenkins, my Aidde-Camp, Captain Alfred E. Doby, and Orderly Marcuce of mind of our troops, I will mention that the leading files of Jenkins' brigade on this occasion instantly faced the firing and were abou to the enemy's log breastworks, which I held till relieved by General Jenkins. I cannot speak in too high terms of the bravery manifested