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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 773 5 Browse Search
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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 344 2 Browse Search
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Army was ordered to make ready to assail this detachment. Major General G. W. Smith massed his division on the Nine Miles road the morning of the 31st of May. Longstreet and Hill assembled on the right, lower down on the Chickahominy; they attacked and were driving the enemy handsomely, when about 3 p. m. General Smith ordered General Whiting to advance through the swamp. The object was to assault, on his right flank, the enemy engaged against Longstreet. Law's brigade came in contact with the Federals as my troops would soon have done, had not General Johnston, in person, unfortunately changed my direction by ordering me to move off by the right flank, and join Longstreet's left. Shortly after I passed the railroad, a battery, to my surprise, fired upon us from the rear. I nevertheless continued to march by the flank; a few moments later, I heard roar upon roar of musketry in the direction of the ground I had just left. and naturally supposed our troops were firing into eac
the direction of Mechanicsville, the guns of Longstreet and A. P. Hill, which indicated that the issn the afternoon, to repair to the support of Longstreet, then assaulting the Federal left at Cold Halliant victory for Jackson over Pope, whilst Longstreet remained with his corps in observation of Mc my division, acting as an advanced guard of Longstreet's Corps, moved against General Pope's Army, e finally stood at bay near Manassas, whilst Longstreet, by a forced march from the Rappahannock, puto ride to the rear, inform Generals Lee and Longstreet of the facts, and to recommend that I retire 4 p. m. I received an order, through one of Longstreet's staff officers, to advance. A few minutes my division moved forward, a messenger from Longstreet summoned me, and, at the full speed of my hoome from my troops, reported for duty to General Longstreet, who by this time had reached the summitere we found General Lee in council with General Longstreet. After a long debate, it was decided to[18 more...]
attack made on their immediate front, whilst Longstreet's remaining forces on the left drove the enee orders either of Generals Lee, Jackson, or Longstreet. About sunset, after the musketry fire had d pleasantly till the early Spring, when General Longstreet marched back to Petersburg, and thence t. The request, however, was not granted. Longstreet, after receiving the order to join General L The following letter, which I addressed General Longstreet in 1875, gives, up to the hour I was wouNew Orleans, La., June 28th, 1875. General James Longstreet:--General, I have not responded earliay's fight by his old and trusty troops, General Longstreet joined the Army. He reported to Generalional instance, it was among the foremost of Longstreet's Corps in an attack or pursuit of the enemyd to Atlanta, and thence to Richmond. General Longstreet, has since the war, informed me that he September 24th, 1863. W. D. 1988. J. Longstreet, Lieutenant General, recommends Major Gene[4 more...]
eved. Prior to the battle of Sharpsburg, or Antietam, Jackson was at Harper's Ferry, whilst Longstreet was holding in check McClellan's entire Army at Boonsboroa Gap; notwithstanding. Jackson and Longstreet united their forces for battle at Sharpsburg. Prior also to the grandest struggle of the war, Ewell, Hill and Longstreet were extended along a line from the Potomac to Carlisle, Pa.; but aLongstreet were extended along a line from the Potomac to Carlisle, Pa.; but all assembled for action before the heights of Gettysburg. An instance still more illustrative is presented when is taken into account the long distance which separated the Confederate forces eventually engaged in the battle of Chickamauga. Rosecranz was moving against Bragg, in Georgia, when Longstreet, with his corps, was ordered from Fredericksburg, Va., to report to Bragg, exactly as Polk was ordered to report to Johnston. Bragg, by manoeuvring, kept his adversary's attention till Longstreet made this long journey from Virginia, when followed the attack, which resulted in a glorious vict
with Polk's troops, then in Mississippi, and Longstreet's Corps, in East Tennessee. Johnston, at th, Polk's Corps from Mississippi and Alabama, Longstreet's Corps from East Tennessee, and a sufficiene, with the Army of Virginia, was to give up Longstreet's Corps, and remain on the defensive. Youal Johnston the plan to join Polk's Army and Longstreet's Corps on the march into Tennessee, gave hicountered, etc., etc.; he desired Polk's and Longstreet's forces to join him at Dalton, where, this lling to accede; he was reluctant to give up Longstreet's Corps, unless for the purpose of active woces here, and a junction being made with General Longstreet, will give us an Army of sixty or seventctance on the part cf General Lee to give up Longstreet, before it was positively ascertained that ahope that we would finally advance, and join Longstreet in Tennessee. At the same time, I was not uat even the concentration of Polk's Army and Longstreet's Corps, at Dalton, would in no manner have [2 more...]
d not be attacked, such as the one occupied by the enemy after recrossing Little Pumpkinvine creek. However, had General Johnston given me orders to attack at all hazard, I would have done so. It is true I went into battle under protest at Gettysburg, because I desired to turn Round Top Mountain; but, notwithstanding, I was true in every sense of the word to the orders of my commander till, wounded, I was borne from the field. During three yearsservice, under Generals Lee, Jackson, and Longstreet, I was never charged with being too late in any of the many battles in which I was engaged, before reporting for duty with the Army of the West. When General Johnston said as usual, I suggested that we attack the left flank of the enemy. I presume he had in remembrance Lieutenant General Polk's and my urgent recommendation that he turn upon and attack Sherman at Adairsville, just before he placed his Army upon the untenable ridge in rear of Cassville, with women and children of the tow
iform success in their engagements with the enemy. At the date of my transfer to the West, I, still under the influence of the teaching of Lee, Jackson, and Longstreet, could not but recognize a marked difference, after the crossing of the Chattahoochee river, between the troops of the Army of Tennessee and those of Virginia. the open field. During three years service in the Virginia Army, as regimental, brigade, and division commander, under the orders of Generals Lee, Jackson, and Longstreet, I was never required to throw up even temporary breastworks for the protection of my troops. The battles of Gaines's Mills, Second lyIanassas, Fredericksburg, repel Grant's attack and then make our own. It is hereby evident that as long as General Johnston endeavored to obtain the transfer, to his own command, of Longstreet's Corps in Virginia, and of Polk's Army in Mississippi, he spoke continually of fighting at Dalton; when, however, Sherman appeared at Tunnel Hill, in front of
attributing the lack of spirit in Hardee's troops to fatigue from the march of the night previous. Decatur is but six miles from Atlanta, and the detour required to be made was but slight. Beside, those troops had been allowed almost absolute rest the entire day of the 2 Ist. Stonewall Jackson made a hard march, in order to turn Pope at Second Manassas, and again to come up in time at Antietam, or Sharpsburg; as also at Chancellorsville, in order to fall upon Hooker's flank and rear. Longstreet likewise made hard marches, prior to the battles of Second Manassas and Gettysburg. The men were often required, under Lee, to perform this kind of service an entire day and night, with only a halt of two hours for sleep, in addition to the ordinary rests allowed on a march; and were then expected to fight two or three consecutive days. Indeed, in movements of this character, it is rare that a decided advantage is gained over an enemy, without the endurance of great fatigue and privation
emy in pitched battle as to have retained possession of the mountains of Georgia. When I consider also the effect of this movement upon the Federal commanders, I cannot but become impressed with the facility with which the Confederate Army would have taken possession of the country as far north as the Ohio, if it had marched in the early Spring of ‘64, to the rear of the Federals (who were at Chattanooga assembling their forces); and when, in addition to the troops at Dalton, Polk's Army, Longstreet's Ccrps, and ten thousand men from Beauregard, were proffered for the purpose. After halting two days at Cross Roads, I decided to make provision for twenty days supply of rations in the haversacks and wagons; to order a heavy reserve of artillery to accompany the Army, in order to overcome any serious opposition by the Federal gunboats; to cross the Tennessee at or near Guntersville, and again destroy Sherman's communications, at Stevenson and Bridgeport; to move upon Thomas and Schofi
, and would remain in his position at least a sufficient length of time to allow me to throw pontoons across the river about three miles above his left flank, and,by a bold and rapid march together with heavy demonstrations in his front, gain his rear before he was fully apprised of my object. The situation presented an occasion for one of those interesting and beautiful moves upon the chess-board of war, to perform which I had often desired an opportunity. As stated in a letter to General Longstreet, I urgently appealed for authority to turn the Federal left at Round Top Mountain. I had beheld with admiration the noble deeds and grand results achieved by the immortal Jackson in similar manceuvres; I had seen his Corps made equal to ten times its number by a sudden attack on the enemy's rear, and I hoped in this instance to be able to profit by the teaching of my illustrious countryman. As I apprehended unnecessary and fatal delay might be occasioned by the appearance of the enem
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