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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reminiscences of the campaign of 1864 in Virginia. (search)
the campaign of 1864, and are glad to be able to publish this sketch of the battle of the Wilderness, by General Perry, and to have the assurance that he will follow it up by other sketches of the same campaign.] It was my fortune to command Law's brigade of Field's division, Longstreet's corps, during the greater part of the year 1864--first as its senior colonel, and afterwards as its permanent commander. The report which was made in August of the part taken by my command in the great to speak, witnessed it; or, so far as I am aware, has ever heard of it to this day. The only accounts I have seen of the battle on the left of the Plank road conveyed the impression that the attacks of Gregg and Benning left little or nothing for Law's brigade to do but to march up and occupy the ground which had been won. No one is to blame for this, for no one knew any better. Those two able men and brave officers were my comrades in arms and my personal friends. They are both sleeping in
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Official diary of First corps, A. N. V., while commanded by Lieutenant-General R. H. Anderson, from May 7th to 31st, 1864. (search)
tired. Pickett reports to Hill. May 24th Day occupied in examining and improving the line. Rodes posted on our right, and at night Early and Gordon sent to his right. During the night the line is straightened by cutting off the angle near Law's brigade. May 25th Enemy strong in our front, and manifesting a disposition to extend to our right. Skirmishing in front. May 26th Lines unchanged. In the afternoon the enemy advances skirmishers on Law's and Ramseur's brigades, andLaw's and Ramseur's brigades, and is driven back. Wofford's and Bryan's skirmishers are also pressed. May 27th Early this morning the enemy is ascertained to have left our front and moved back across the river. The trains are at once sent back across Southanna by Ellet's bridge. The troops march by the Fredericksburg railroad. Pickett's division moves with Hill and joins us at night. We move by Ashland and camp between the Half Sink and Hughes' cross-roads. May 28th Move early for Atlee's station, or rather or
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Official diary of First corps, A. N. V., while commanded by Lt.-General R. H. Anderson, from June 1st to October 18, 1864. (search)
ack of the enemy. Kershaw's salient is weak, but is supported by Anderson's and Law's brigades of Field's division. Heavy skirmishing continues during the whole daMeantime the enemy is heavily massed in front of Kershaw's salient. Anderson's, Law's and Gregg's brigades are there to support Kershaw. Assault after assault is mon makes a personal reconnoissance for an assault. At night two men desert from Law's brigade. July 18 Further reconnoissance and preparation, in the course oously repulsed an attack near Four-Mile run. In the afternoon Field arrives with Law's brigade just in time to aid Gregg's and Benning's brigade in repulsing a most to our left up the Darbytown and Williamsburg roads is discovered. Field, with Law's brigade and Montague's four regiments, is hurried off. On arriving at the poin the trenches and sent to the vicinity of Curry's house, on the Darbytown road. Law's brigade was previously sent over to Gary. October 7 At sunrise we move d
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Longstreet's report of affair of October 27th, 1864. (search)
risoners, most of whom were taken through the personal exertions of Captain Lyle, of Fifth South Carolina. During the night the enemy withdrew their forces to their original positions. For a more detailed account of the operations of the day, I have the honor to refer you to the accompanying reports of the subordinate commanders. I am indebted to the members of my staff for efficient services. rendered during the day. I am, Colonel, respectfully, your obedient servant, J. Longstreet, Lieutenant-General. List of casualties in the engagement on the Williamsburg road on October 27, 1864. command.killed.wounded.missing.total.aggregate. Officers.Men.Officers.Men.Officers.Men.Officers.Men. Field's Division:           Law's Brigade 1 5 2 88  Gregg's Brigade 4 15   1919  Bratton's Brigade 1 2   33  Benning's Brigade  14  145  Anderson's Brigade11 5 31910 Total Field's Division17131 524345 Gary's Cavalry Brigade 2 3 3 88