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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Sketch of Longstreet's divisionYorktown and Williamsburg. (search)
the time of McClellan's arrival at Fortress Monroe the Confederate force at Yorktown under General Magruder scarcely numbered eleven thousand men. Of this force about six thousand formed the garrisond in front of the Confederate lines. With the small force at his disposal for manceuvre, General Magruder marched and counter-marched from point to point, and made such a parade, and put on so bold, Colston and Pryor, were now added to his command, which was styled the Central forces. General Magruder's division held the Warwick below Longstreet's right, and embracing dam number one and Lee' render the hardships undergone by the Confederate troops in this siege peculiarly severe. General Magruder speaks of them in his official report as follows: From the 4th of April till the 3rdhe advance of Webber's battery was met by so sharp a fire from Macon's four gun battery in Fort Magruder, and McCarthy's section, from a redoubt on the right, that, when at length the guns were unlimb
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The PeninsulaMcClellan's campaign of 1862, by Alexander S. Webb. (search)
m the Rappahannock to Yorktown. Meantime, to Magruder with 11,000 men was assigned the task of holdore skilful or successful than those by which Magruder accomplished his task. Magruder's line stretMagruder's line stretched across the Peninsula from Yorktown to Mulberry Point on the James. With 6,000 of his men he ga checked, and so vigorously and skilfully did Magruder manage his forces that the Federal army forboeat skill in retiring from Yorktown as he and Magruder had shown in defending it. At the last momentechanicsville bridge as soon as it was open. Magruder and Huger were left to hold the lines in fronng twenty-two guns. While this was going on, Magruder made such a display of force in front of Richhe Chickahominy, which kept him back all day. Magruder finding that the enemy had abandoned the lined the rear, under Sumner, at Savage Station. Magruder's attack was partial, he only using about hal the assaults, especially on the right, where Magruder commanded, were partial and disjointed, and t[7 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Correspondence and orders concerning the army of Northern Virginia. (search)
have a regiment stationed beyond Brook Run, with which the rest of my command find some difficulty in communicating. I therefore desire to have that regiment replaced by one from General Hill's division, which is nearer, and can communicate with it much more readily than I can. I deem it necessary to mention that even after this change, in consequence of the extent of my line, it may be broken by a vigorous assault from the enemy. I am, Sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant, J. B. Magruder, Major-General Commanding. P. S.--I do not anticipate this at present, but only wish the Commanding-General to have it in mind. J. B. M. Headquarters, Richmond, Virginia, June 1, 1862. Special Orders, No. 22. I. In pursuance of the orders of the President, General R. E. Lee assumes command of the armies of Eastern Virginia and North Carolina. The unfortunate casualty that has deprived the army in front of Richmond of the valuable services of its able General, is not mor