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Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 718 4 Browse Search
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure) 564 12 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 37. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 458 4 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Maryland campaign. (search)
The Maryland campaign. Stuart's cavalry crossed the Potomac on the 5th of September; Fitz Lee moving on the New Market, Hampton on Hoyattstown roads, while Munford covered Sugar Loaf mountain, with his pickets extended as far as Poolesville. The 6th regiment had been detached, and the 17th battalion sent on some special duty; so that Munford had only three regiments, the 7th, 12th and 2d. On the 7th of September, Pleasanton's cavalry drove in Munford's pickets, and on the next day attaeke the two regiments from Mahone's brigade, under the gallant Colonel Parham, deserves a more extended notice than can be given here. With less than 800 men he held in check for three hours three brigades of Slocum's, and two of Smith's divisions. As the Federals closed down upon Sharpsburg he was assigned to the right of Lee's line of battle, and on the 12th and 18th was actively engaged in skirmishing with the Federal cavalry. I regret that time will not permit even extracts from his report.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), From the Valley to Fredericksburg. (search)
From the Valley to Fredericksburg. On the 10th of October two columns of the Federal army advanced with the view of ascertaining the position of General Lee's army. The one from Harper's Ferry, under General W. S. Hancock, was composed of 1,500 infantry, four regiments of cavalry and four pieces of artillery—numbering perhaps 5,000 men or more. This advance was opposed by Colonel Munford with a part of the 2d, 7th and 12th Virginia cavalry. He was supported by one gun of Chew s battery, and three of the Richmond Howitzers under Captain B. H. Smith, Jr. Captain Smith lost a foot in this fight, and Lieutenant H. C. Carter, of this city, was badly wounded. By one of those curious mistakes that sometimes occur, Colonel Munford mistook this Carter for J. W. Carter, who was in Chew's battery. McClellan in Life of Stuart follows this report. So, we are engaged to-night in correcting, as well as preserving, histor
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reorganization of the Cavalry. (search)
Reorganization of the Cavalry. On the 10th of November, 1862, the cavalry brigades were reorganized and W. H. F. Lee and W. E. Jones were promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General, Colonel Thomas T. Munford who had so ably commanded Robertson's brigade as we have shown, was transferred with his regiment to Fitz Lee's brigade, which he afterwards commanded in so many engagements. The officers and men of his command soon learned to appreciate his soldierly bearing and gave him loyal support, while his excellent qualities of head and heart endeared him to all who were thrown in social intercourse with him. In winter quarters and around camp fires the non-commissioned officers and privates conversed as freely with him as they would have in the social circle of their own homes. A private of my own company, who was detailed as a courier to Colonel Munford, when he returned to his command, never tired of telling his messmates how kind and considerate the General was to the private so
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), From Fredericksburg, 1862, to the end of the Gettysburg campaign, July 31, 1863. (search)
ss at 827. On the 12th of June General Stuart began the hazardous movement of crossing the Potomac and marching around the Federal army. He selected Hampton's, Fitz Lee's and W. H. F. Lee's brigades, leaving those of Robertson and W. E. Jones to accompany the army into Pennsylvania. These, with Jenkins' brigade, must have numbe our long march, in rear of the Federal army, on to Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and back to Gettysburg, where we fought on the 3rd of July. Colonel Munford commanded Fitz Lee's brigade, after Hampton was wounded, and Fitz Lee was given the division. On the 3rd of July all of this brigade, save the 4th Virginia was engaged; the opposiFitz Lee was given the division. On the 3rd of July all of this brigade, save the 4th Virginia was engaged; the opposing forces being commanded by Gregg and Custer. The former reports a loss of 295, and the latter, 502, which clearly indicates the magnitude of the fight. Time will fail to tell of the Bristoe campaign, the fights at Jack's shop and James City, the Buckland races, and Kilpatrick's raid. As I mention the names the old cavalrymen
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Valley campaign. (search)
ecords of the Rebellion, page 513, volume 46, part 1st, Major J. E. D. Hotckiss says: Rosser came and gave details of the Beverley affair at night and got from Munford actions of his brigade during the campaign. These reports may have gone to General Lee and been lost, with many others, between Petersburg and Appomattox. It is to be regretted that so few reports of the operations of the cavalry are to be met with in the records. Men never fought against greater odds than did our cavalry at. General Stuart recommended him highly for the command of Robertson's brigade, and General Hampton urged his appointment to the 2d brigade. Do you inquire why the delay? I reply, West Point stood in the way. At Five Forks Munford commanded Fitz Lee's division, and bore the brunt of the attack made by Warren's corps. The records show that we killed and wounded nearly as many of Crawford's and Chamberlain's divisions as we had men. Only a day of two before the surrender we captured General
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.16 (search)
ting himself and companion as soldiers of General Fitz Lee's cavalry returning from furlough and wissuch importance that it was sent at once to General Lee, who, at four o'clock on the morning of theans to foil the enemy's plans. Considering General Lee's extremely difficult environment at the tius husband. Unfortunately, the original of General Lee's note was lost in the fire which consumed sistance to their advance, soon after which General Lee himself appeared on the hill beyond us, wheexpression. On General Mahone's arrival, General Lee instructed him as commander of the rear guaarmies during the truce. It chanced that General Lee noticed the movement which was not far disttopping further sacrifice of life. While General Lee was waiting to hear from General Grant, a c by order of Colonel Walter H. Taylor of of General Lee's staff, a cordon of sentinels was placed aas headquarters, and maintained until after General Lee returned from his interview with General Gr[4 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.18 (search)
f August, 1862, found Jackson's Corps camped at the foot of Clark's mountain, in Orange county. Here he was joined by General Lee with Longstreet's Corps. After a few days' needed rest, the army broke camp on August 20th, and marched in the directr a small company. General Jackson's idea in the early part of the day was to save what supplies he did not use for General Lee's army, and it was for this reason the guard was placed over them. The enemy were now making such demonstations thatall down the line. The courier then told Gen. Starke that the man sitting on a stump, whom we had noticed before was General Lee, and that Longstreet said he had got up in time to witness our charge, which he said was splendid. This put new lif The figures of losses. Pope's army numbered over 70,000; his loss was over 20,000 and thirty pieces of artillery. Lee's numbered about 50,000; his loss was 8,000. The loss in our brigade was small. Amongst the killed was Lieutenant Edwa
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.19 (search)
the town of Winchester, in the Shenandoah Valley. The people of this town were intensely loyal to the Southern cause. Time and again had both armies marched through her streets, the one cheered, but she scowled on the other from behind closed blinds. At this time Sheridan was pressing Early back from the Potomac. The Federal army was 45,000 strong, and the Confederate about 10,000. Sheridan was advancing with a bolder front, having heard that part of Early's force had gone to re-enforce Lee. He had a large body of cavalry, splendidly equipped. However, he came on very cautiously and slowly, beating the brush, as it were, to uncover masked batteries, and find hidden lines of brave Johnnies. After a few days of marching and countermarching, of watching and waiting for the foe, there seemed to be a lull in the storm. Then the thoughts of our younger soldiers turned from war's alarm to the more peaceful homes in the dear old town; Romeo had his Juliet there. We remember with t
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), A midnight charge [from the times-dispatch, May 16, 1904.] (search)
en had just about finished mounting and were ready to make the charge and I expected to see General Stuart ride up every second. I intended to join him, but General Fitz Lee rode up right in front of me and said: It is too late to charge now. The enemy have made the charge and captured the Baltimore Light Artillery, and General Shas been shot. I am am afraid mortally wounded. The men called out, some of them, For God's sake, General, let us charge them, anyhow. No, it is too late, General Fitz Lee replied, we are going to retreat now, and I want the regiment to cover our retreat. I never saw such a distressed looking body of men in my life as they looked to be, many of them shedding tears when they heard our gallant General had been shot, and the first they knew of his being shot, was when General Fitz Lee told them with tears in his eyes. He knew too well what a shock such sad news would be to the Old First. He knew what the men thought of Stuart, and what their beloved