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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 13. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Official reports of the battle of Gettysburg. (search)
burg, in previous volumes, has been so full as to leave very little to add. But we append the following from unpublished Mss. in our archives in order that our record of this great campaign may be complete:] report of Colonel B. T. Johnson, of J. M. Jones's brigade. headquarters J. M. Jones's brigade, Camp Montpelier, August 15, 1863. Lieutenant R. W. Hunter, A. A. A. General, Johnson's Division. Lieutenant,—I have the honor herewith to forward reports of regimental and brigade commandersJ. M. Jones's brigade, Camp Montpelier, August 15, 1863. Lieutenant R. W. Hunter, A. A. A. General, Johnson's Division. Lieutenant,—I have the honor herewith to forward reports of regimental and brigade commanders of the operations about Gettysburg on the 2d and 3d ult. I have caused Captain Cleary, Assistant Adjutant-General of brigade at the time, to make a statement furnishing a connected account of the whole action of the brigade during the engagements, which is herewith forwarded. I was assigned to this command on the 4th of July and found it lying in line of battle along the ridge of hills west of Gettysburg. Marching that night about 10 P. M. we were on the road until daylight. Soon after, my
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 13. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), From the Rapidan to Spotsylvania Courthouse. (search)
eral Longstreet came up. Advancing slowly with J. M. Jones' brigade, of Johnston's division, in advance, pre Just after they came the enemy demonstrated against Jones' brigade, and I placed Battle's, of Rodes' division,if pressed. Some artillery posted near the pike, on Jones' front, was withdrawn. Soon afterwards the enemy fell suddenly upon Jones' right flank and front, broke his brigade and drove it back upon Battle's, which it disoo, though hard pressed, had held his ground. General J. M. Jones and his aide-de-camp, Captain Robert Early, fen generals who began the campaign under me, Generals J. M. Jones, L. A. Stafford and Junius Daniel were killes, and General Early most of the time detached. General Jones had been twice wounded—at Gettysburg and Mine Rufrom my works, and advanced upon the salient held by Jones's brigade. I then found that the artillery which haut in position to the right of the road in front of Jones' brigade. The enemy attacking while the position of