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Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 19 1 Browse Search
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Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 8: (search)
st loss falling on the Palmetto sharpshooters. Capts. J. E. Lee and N. W. Harbin, of the sharpshooters, were kfor a lodgment on the Shepherdstown road in his rear, Lee's line of retreat, the division of A. P. Hill, which h's battery and flag. Not a moment was to be lost if Lee's line to Shepherdstown was to be saved, and A. P. Hitest in which 200,000 men contended for mastery! General Lee reported it as a protracted and sanguinary conflitever General McClellan's strength, it is certain General Lee fought around Sharpsburg with less than 40,000 men of all arms. When Lee was at Fredericks-town, his army numbered, by its returns, in round numbers, 6,000 of oops took part, under Generals Gregg and Hampton. General Lee's army was behind the Opequon on the 19th; that o, adjutant of the First. After this engagement General Lee camped his army behind the Opequon, and the weary it here entire, as applicable to all the commands of Lee's army, after their marches and battles and toil and
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Chapter 9: (search)
Chapter 9: Hampton's cavalry in the Maryland raid the battle of Fredericksburg death of Gregg South Carolinians at Mary's Hill cavalry operations. Early in October, General Lee, from his camp at Winchester, in the Virginia valley, directed J. E. B. Stuart to take a picked force of 1, 500 cavalry, cross the Potomac above Williamsport, penetrate the rear of General McClellan's army, damage his railroad communications, and gain such information of his positions, strength, etc., as this opportunity would afford. He was to return by such route as circumstances would determine. In this expedition, Hampton's brigade was in advance, and crossed at McCoy's ford by the dawn of day on October 10th. A section of Hart's South Carolina battery, and 175 picked men of the Second South Carolina cavalry, under Colonel Butler, were with Hampton. Lieutenant Phillips, Tenth Virginia, with 25 dismounted men, at the appointed moment waded the river and surprised the enemy's pickets a