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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 9. (ed. Frank Moore) 277 3 Browse Search
Joseph T. Derry , A. M. , Author of School History of the United States; Story of the Confederate War, etc., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 6, Georgia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 73 11 Browse Search
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox 49 1 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 32 2 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 18 2 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 14 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 31. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 9 1 Browse Search
John Dimitry , A. M., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 10.1, Louisiana (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 9 1 Browse Search
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y cover, with some works for field guns, was constructed on the south side of the Chickahominy, and General Whiting, with two brigades, as before stated, was sent to reenforce General Jackson in the Valley, so as to hasten the expulsion of the enemy, after which Jackson was to move rapidly from the Valley so as to arrive in the vicinity of Ashland by June 24th, and by striking the enemy on his right flank, to aid in the proposed attack. The better to insure the success of this movement, General Lawton, who was coming with a brigade from Georgia to join General Lee, was directed to change his line of march and unite with General Jackson in the Valley. As General Whiting went by railroad, it was expected that the enemy would be cognizant of the fact, but would not, probably, assign to it the real motive; that such was the case is shown by an unsuccessful attack of the 26th, made on the Williamsburg road, with the apparent intention of advancing by that route to Richmond. To obser
had been reduced to two brigades. Ripley's brigade on June 26th was reported to have an aggregate force of 2,366, including pioneers and the ambulance corps. General Lawton's brigade, when moving up from Georgia to Richmond, was ordered to change direction, and join General Jackson in the Valley. He subsequently came down with Grding to instructions furnished. These brigades were in the battle of Seven Pines, and were counted in the force of the army when General Lee took command of it. Lawton's Georgia brigade, as has been stated, was diverted from its destination for a like temporary service, and is accounted for as reenforcements brought from the soalry, and the Maryland regiment and a battery, then known as The Maryland line, could not have exceeded 8,000 men. In this, General Early does not include either Lawton's brigade or the two brigades with Whiting, and reaches the conclusion that the whole force received by General Lee was about 23,000—about 30,000 less than your e
rrive, moved in that direction the division of Ewell, Hill, and Jackson, on August 7th, from their encampments near Gordonsville. As the enemy's cavalry displayed unusual activity and the train of Jackson's division was seriously endangered, General Lawton with his brigade was ordered to guard it. On August 9th Jackson arrived within eight miles of Culpeper Court House and found the foe in his front near Cedar Run and a short distance west and north of Slaughter Mountain. When first seen, the on, along the line of the unfinished branch of the Mannassas Gap Railroad, and extending from a point a short distance west of the turnpike toward Sudley Mill—Jackson's division under Brigadier General Starke being on the right, Ewell's under General Lawton in the center, and A. P. Hill on the left. The attacking columns were evidently concentrating on Jackson with the design of overwhelming him before the arrival of Longstreet. This latter officer left his position opposite Warrenton Springs
pulsed. At 10 P. M. Hood's troops were relieved by the brigades of Lawton and Trimble of Ewell's division, commanded by General Lawton. JackGeneral Lawton. Jackson's own division, under General J. K. Jones, was on Lawton's left, supported by the remaining brigades of Ewell. At early dawn on the 17tLawton's left, supported by the remaining brigades of Ewell. At early dawn on the 17th his artillery opened vigorously from both sides of the Antietam, the heaviest fire being directed against our left. Under cover of this firnown the halfstarved condition of my troops; he immediately ordered Lawton's, Trimble's, and Hays's brigade to our relief. He exacted of me, to do more than prepare the dough. Soon, thereafter, an officer of Lawton's staff dashed up to me, saying, General Lawton sends his complimenGeneral Lawton sends his compliments, with the request that you come at once to his support. To arms! was instantly sounded, and quite a large number of my brave soldiers wero Dunkard church for the same reason which had previously compelled Lawton, Hays, and Trimble to retire (a want of cartridges). Upon the arriv
y in these efforts, by extension to turn his right flank. After Grant's demonstration on the north side of the James by sending over Hancock's corps had been virtually abandoned by its withdrawal, Longstreet's corps, which had been sent to oppose it, remained for a long time on the north side of the James. Finally General Ewell with a few troops, the Richmond reserves, and a division of the navy under Admiral Semmes, held the river and land defenses on the east side of Richmond. General A. R. Lawton, who had become the quartermaster general of the Confederate army, ably supported by Lewis E. Harvie, president of the Richmond and Danville Railroad, increased the carrying capacity of that line so as to compensate for our loss of the use of the Weldon Railroad. At the same time General St. John, chief of the commissariat, by energetic efforts and the use of the Virginia Canal, kept up the supplies of General Lee's army, so as to secure from him the complimentary acknowledgement, ma
ns for the forces operating in the Carolinas, and the surplus for Virginia requisitions. . . . The report then refers to a conference between the Secretary of War (Breckinridge) and the general commanding (Lee) with the Quartermaster General (Lawton) and the Commissary General (St. John). After a general discussion of the wants of the army in clothing, forage, and subsistence, to an inquiry by General Lee, General St. John replied: That a daily delivery by cars and canal-boats, at or nea which we were beset. The deteriorated condition of the railroads and the deficiency of rolling-stock embarrassed transportation, and there was yet another: the cavalry raids of the enemy frequently broke the railroads and destroyed trains. General Lawton, with great energy and good judgment, under the heavy pressure of the circumstances, improved the railroad transportation. I quote again from the report of General St. John: Upon the earliest information of the approaching evacuation, in
government, 395-99. Kernstown, Battle of, 97. Kershaw, General, 131, 361, 451, 452-53, 454, 563, 564, 565. Keyes, General, 72, 105, 106. Kilpatrick, General, 423, 426, 539. Raid on Richmond, 424. King, Preston, 417. Kingsbury, Lieutenant, 54. Kirkland, General, 435. Kollock, Dr., 605. L Lafayette, Marquis de, 404. Laird, Messrs., account of building of the Alabama, 208-10. Lamb, Colonel, 548. Lane, General, 297. James H., 417. Law, General, 284, 285, 361. Lawton, Gen. A. R., 110, 133-34, 265, 272, 281,284, 285,550, 569. Lea, Lieutenant, 198. Lee. Captain, 82. Charles, 426. Edmund I., 448. Gen. Fitzhugh, 271, 279, 281, 284, 300, 302, 449, 544, 556, 558, 563. Gen. G. W. C., 85, 424, 426, 562, 563-65. Gen. Robert E., 84, 99, 101, 103, 106, 120, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 269, 270, 276, 278, 279, 283, 284, 285, 287, 298, 300, 307, 309, 310, 358, 365, 366, 371, 373,, 375, 377, 378, 379, 423, 425, 427, 428, 432,433, 436, 437, 439, 441, Lee, Gen. Robe