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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), James Louis Petigru, (search)
9th, Hill was at Fayetteville, on the road from Chambersburg to Cashtown, and in his report, writes (p. 606): I was directed to move on this road in the direction of York, and to cross the Susquehannah, menacing the communications of Harrisburg with Philadelphia, and to co-operate with General Ewell, acting as circumstances might require. Accordingly, on the 29th, I moved Heth's division to Cashtown, some eight miles from Gettysburg, following on the morning of the 30th with the division of Pender. This order, under which Hill was acting, was evidently the one for the general advance upon Harrisburg and the line of the Susquehannah, issued on the 28th, under the impression that the army of the Potomac was still in Virginia. Not unfavorable conditions. It so happened that Hill was just where he should have been to observe the movements of Meade's army and to guard the passes through the mountains. Longstreet at Chambersburg, midway between the two wings, was in easy supporting
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Malvern HillJuly 1, 1862. (search)
esident Davis and General Longstreet, killing two or three horses and wounding several men. First, Kemper, then Jenkins, and after these, four other brigades of Longstreet's division, charged through the thick woods and swamp, with a battle front of only three-fouths of a mile. McCall was soon thrown back on Sumner and Heintzleman. Battery after battery was taken and then lost. The woods were soon full of dead and dying men. A. P. Hill's division was then ordered in. Branch's, Field's and Pender's brigades were hotly engaged. Bayonets were crossed in those dark woods. In the language of General McCall: Bayonet wounds were freely given and received. I saw skulls crushed by the heavy blows of the butt of the musket, and in short the desperate thrusts and parries of life and death encounter proved, indeed, that Greek had met Greek, when the Alabama boys fell upon the sons of Pennsylvania. The battle raged with fury, and death held high carnival. The 47th Virginia captured a batter
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.27 (search)
th of June the 38th was transferred to General Wm. D. Pender's Brigade, composed of the 38th North hen the regiment reached safely the rear. General Pender in his report says: I at once change which was a series of battles for three days. Pender's Brigade took possession of the bridge across were withdrawn. Next morning the brigades of Pender and Thomas marched to within 150 yards of the ed upon the enemy. When the artillery ceased, Pender began to advance, but the artillery opened agacross the river. The enemy massed in front of Pender's Brigade and endeavored to turn his left. Ge brigade, and the brigades of Archer, Lane and Pender, the latter being on the extreme left. The endevolved upon Colonel Scales, of the 13th. General Pender, though wounded, resumed the command of hie (Hill's Division) was ordered to the front. Pender's Brigade entered the road and pushed on by thn swept the turnpike with shell and canister. Pender massed his brigade to the left of the wood, th[23 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
, 160, 249. Miller, Walter L., 60. Monocacy, Battle of, 174. Morris Island, 131. Six hundred Confederates under Fire on; their hardships, 365. Mosby's Men, Hanging of by Gen. Custer, 239. N. C. Infantry, History and officers of the 23d, 151; 38th, 245, badges to for gallantry, 257; 44th, 334. N. C. Forces in the C. S. Army, 343. Page, Col. Powhatan R., 5, 7; killed, 14. Page, Thomas Nelson, 382. Parks, Capt. R. S., Address of, 356. Pegram, Gen., John, killed, 175. Pender's Brigade, 249, 259. Perrin, Col., Abner. 17. Petersburg, Operations before in 1864, 10; Slaughter at in 1864, 222, 345. Petigru, James Louis, Sketch of, 55. Pettigrew, Gen. J., 337, 338. Pickett. Gen. Geo. E., 288. Pratt, G. Julian, 382. Prentiss, Sergeant S., Sketch of, 23. Private Soldier, The, Address by Hon. R. T. Bennett, 302. Reams' Station, Battle of, 261, 341. Richmond, Va., Burning of, April, 3, 1865, 135, 267; Retreat from, 135, 139,.285, 332. Rion, Maj.,