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Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative 180 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 10. (ed. Frank Moore) 177 57 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 142 12 Browse Search
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Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 4: Yorktown and Williamsburg (search)
s the Peninsula four or five miles long, on which he had at a few places some slight intrenchments with slashings of timber in front, and, about the centre, an enclosed fort of some size, called Fort Magruder. As the rear of our column came into Williamsburg during the afternoon of the 4th, the enemy's cavalry suddenly appeared so near to this fort, that Sommes's tired infantry brigade had to be taken back at the double quick to occupy it, and a sharp skirmish was fought before sundown. McLaws reenforced Semmes with Kershaw and two batteries, and we captured one of the enemy's guns, stuck in the mud, ten horses being unable to get it off. After dark Kershaw and Semmes were relieved by Anderson's and Pryor's brigades of Longstreet's division. That night we stayed at Williamsburg, and it poured rain all night. About 2 A. M. the leading divisions were pushed forward. Johnston was anxious to get his troops ahead to meet the forces he expected McClellan to send by water to West Po
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 5: Seven Pines or fair Oaks (search)
ny. That presented as fair a chance as Johnston could now expect. So he immediately determined to attack on the 29th. As McDowell was approaching behind the enemy's right, his strongest effort would be made to crush that flank. On the 28th Johnston got his troops into position to attack at dawn on the 29th. Three of his seven divisions (Whiting's, A. P. Hill's, and D. R. Jones's) were to attack Porter's corps at Beaver Dam. The other four divisions on the south side of the Chickahominy (McLaws's, Longstreet's, D. H. Hill's, and Huger's) would be held in observation, ready to cross when Porter's corps was driven back. Everything was in readiness by sundown on the 28th, when further news was received. McDowell had suddenly stopped his advance, and his troops seemed to be falling back toward Manassas. What had happened was that Jackson had again broken loose in the Valley and defeated Banks at Strasburg on May 23, and at Winchester on May 25, and was moving on the Potomac, as wil
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, chapter 9 (search)
federate division casualties is attached, showing as accurately as can be determined, the losses of each command for each action. The total Federal losses in killed and wounded (excluding prisoners) is also approximately divided for the principal actions as nearly as records permit. Division Casulaties. Seven days before Richmond DIVISIONSNO. Of BRIGADESMERCHANICSVILLEGAINES MILLSAVAGE STATIONFRAZIER'S FARMMalvern HillOTHER AFFAIRSTOTALS Whiting's Div.210171751192 Jackson's Div.391117208 Lawton's Brig.149275567 Ewell's Div.4764223987 D. H.Hill's Div.558614231743153767 Margruder's corps D. R. Jone's Div.2424455879 Margruder's corps McLaws's Div.2357315672 Margruder's corps Margruder's Div.2848749967 Longstreet's Div.6188325554438 Huger's Div.311373941531 A. P. Hill's Div.6764268875084210 Holmes's Div.3499178677 Pendleton's Art.22 Stuart's Cav.7171 Totals 10 Divisions391350835844133055590112420168 Federal Losses (killed and wounded only)36140014002034200010009796
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 11: second Manassas (search)
ays later. Lee had but about 55,000 men. In two days Pope would have about 50,000, and in five days more he would have near 130,000. The situation was desperate, and it required a desperate remedy. Two divisions of infantry, — D. H. Hill's and McLaws's, — two brigades under Walker, and a brigade of cavalry under Hampton, which all together would raise Lee's force to 75,000, had been ordered up from Richmond, but could not be expected in time for the present emergency. Immediate action was nell about 42,000,—were coming from Alexandria, 25 miles off, as fast as possible. With these, Pope would have about 107,000 in the field. Lee also had some reenforcements coming, and already at the Rappahannock River. They were the divisions of McLaws and D. H. Hill, each about 7000; Walker's division about 4000; Hampton's cavalry 1500, and Pendleton's reserve artillery 1000 — total 20,500. Having telegraphed Halleck that the Confederates were retreating, Pope now began to set his army in
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 12: Boonsboro or South Mountain, and Harper's Ferry (search)
low Harper's Ferry and occupy Loudon Heights. McLaws, with his own and Anderson's divisions, was tot with only 14 brigades were about Boonsboro. McLaws and Anderson with 10 brigades were between Harement would have been to unite Longstreet with McLaws and Anderson at Crampton's Gap, that it might ng the proximity of the immense Federal force, McLaws and Anderson were within the lion's mouth, anda single gun. In the scattered condition of McLaws's command, he was now in great danger. His ono make, about 62 miles, nearly double those of McLaws and Walker. He made it, however, in good timef the importance of hours, and, about 4 P. M., McLaws being prepared, a heavy cannonade was opened a near the rivers was within effective range of McLaws and Walker, but Bolivar Heights, where the mosessed. Their affair on Maryland Heights, with McLaws, had been discouraging, and now they saw guns 1862 KILLEDWOUNDEDMISSINGTOTAL Sept. 13. McLaws's Div., Md. Hgts.35178213 Sept. 14. McLaws's[5 more...]
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 13: Sharpsburg or Antietam (search)
Chapter 13: Sharpsburg or Antietam McLaws and Jackson recalled. the ordnance train. th For orders were on the way from Lee summoning McLaws to — withdraw immediately from your positiylight, at Boteler's Ford near Shepherdstown. McLaws extricated himself from Pleasant Valley by comades) A. P. Hill's Division3,400(5 Brigades) McLaws's Division2,893(4 Brigades) J. G. Walker's Dias in reserve behind the extreme right flank. McLaws's, Anderson's, and A. P. Hill's divisions had ly withdrawn and added to McLaws's division. McLaws's four brigades, about 3000 strong, were direcound itself presenting its left front angle to McLaws's division, which was deploying from column in to punish severely all open exposures. Thus, McLaws lost 1103 out of 2893 carried into action in hand of the condition of our line at this time, McLaws, in his report, says: — Capt. Read's batted campaign BRIGADESKILLEDWOUNDEDMISSINGTOTAL McLaws's Div Kershaw1074556568 Semmes5627443373 Co[4 more.
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 14: fall of 1862 (search)
rthern Va., Nov., 1862 1ST corps, Longstreet's DIVISIONBRIGADES and ARTILLERYPRESENT for duty McLaws'sKershaw's, Barksdale's, Cobb's, Semmes's, Cabell's Battalion Artillery, 4 Batteries, 18 Guns7,8 Anderson's Division7,639Ewell's Division7,716 Hood's Division7,334A. P. Hill's Division11,554 McLaws's Division 7,898D. H. Hill's Division8,944 Pickett's Division7,567Jackson's Division5,005 Ransed. So the small Confederate force held the town until the 20th, when Longstreet arrived with McLaws's division, and was followed the next day by the remainder of the corps. On the 21st Sumner s, except upon the river bank in front of the town. This portion of the line was under charge of McLaws, who had carefully located every sharp-shooter with reference to his protection and his communicey of Hazel Run, into which it turned. This sunken road was made part of the line of battle for McLaws's infantry. It not only formed a parapet invisible to the enemy until its defenders rose to fir
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 15: Chancellorsville (search)
morning by Lee with the remaining brigades of McLaws, and by Anderson's division, and Alexander's bd. Anderson's four remaining brigades, with McLaws's three, were ordered to intrench during the nburned. About 10 A. M., Lee, advancing with McLaws's division, met Stuart with Jackson's corps ne Salem Church, where he had been notified that McLaws would meet him with reinforcements. He reachemes's, Kershaw's, and Mahone's brigades, under McLaws. The five brigades rapidly formed a single liand important of the minor affairs of the war. McLaws had reached the field and assumed the command,o Salem Church, about six miles, and report to McLaws, which he did about noon. This sending Andersrth bank. Early then sent to communicate with McLaws and endeavor to arrange a joint attack upon Ses, there might have been large captures. Upon McLaws's front, ranges were marked by daylight for fird's Brig.744799562 Cabell's Battn. A521228 McLaws's Div.2191,2903801,8898,800 Ala. Wilcox's Br[7 more...]
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 16: Gettysburg: the first day (search)
ll. Reorganized, the army stood as follows: — 1ST corps. Longstreet DIVISIONSSTRENGTHBRIGADE COMMANDERBATTS.guns McLaws7,311 Kershaw, Barksdale, Semmes, Wofford Pickett5,200 Garnett, Kemper, Armistead Hood7,720 Law, Robertson, Anderson, G.vring Hooker out of his position behind the Rappahannock by a movement of the 1st and 2d corps toward Culpeper. Hood and McLaws marched on the 3d, Rodes on the 4th, and Early and Johnson on the 5th. Longstreet's reserve — the Washington Artillery wn the 30th, Pender's division followed Heth's from Fayetteville to Cashtown, and was followed by Longstreet with Hood and McLaws from Chambersburg as far as Greenwood, about 11 miles. Here they bivouacked about 2 P. M. Lee accompanied this march, androm Cashtown at 5 A. M., and become engaged at Gettysburg about 10. Soon after Anderson had passed Greenwood, Hood and McLaws were starting to follow, when they encountered Johnson's division of the 2d corps cutting in from the left, with the trai
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 17: Gettysburg: second day (search)
ght on little Round Top. Hood's second line. McLaws badly needed. Kershaw and Semmes. artillery to the right, while Longstreet with Hood's and McLaws's divisions should make a flank march to the r Hood at first advanced only his front line. McLaws was about to advance upon Hood's left very soont in, and both lines suffered severely. Then McLaws advanced both lines of his right wing, Kershawed capture. During all this time, however, McLaws's division was standing idle, though Barksdale was begging to be allowed to charge, and McLaws was awaiting Longstreet's order. Even when prolongeal to Kershaw for help. This was referred to McLaws and probably to Longstreet, for now the order t as easily have attacked simultaneously with McLaws, and several other brigades of Hill's corps cog fresh divisions to concentrate upon Hood and McLaws, and the three brigades of Wilcox, Perry, and s left flank in the air, and the whole line of McLaws's and Hood's divisions much exhausted and but [4 more...]
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