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rom early morning until 1 o'clock for the flank movement and for the left wing, was ordered by General Longstreet to attack Casey's works with his division of four brigades. Garland and G. B. Anderson formed the left of the attacking column, and Rodes and Rains the right. After more than two hours of very hard fighting, says Gen. G. W. Smith, these four brigades, unaided, captured Casey's earthworks. Battle of Seven Pines, p. 149. Then, aided after 4 o'clock by R. H. Anderson's brigade oered. General Hill had only four brigades that day in his division, Ripley's being absent. In their official reports, his brigadiers report their forces that morning as follows: Anderson reports that he took into action 1,865; Garland, 2,065; Rodes, 2,200. Rains states no numbers; nearest field returns, May 21st, give him 1,830. Total, Hill's division, 7,960. R. H. Anderson, of Longstreet's division (same field return), 2,168. Total Confederate force engaged on the right in the first day
battery to attack the infantry supports, while Col. Alfred Iverson, of the Twentieth North Carolina, charged it in front. The battery was captured and held long enough for the two brigades (Garland's and Anderson's) to advance across the plain. The effect of our appearance, says General Garland, at this opportune moment, cheering and charging, decided the fate of the day. The enemy broke and retreated. Major Ratchford, of General Hill's staff, writes: A short time before sunset, Generals Rodes, Anderson and Garland came to the writer and asked for General Hill, he being on some other part of the line. One of them said to me: Find General Hill, and say that unless we get orders to the contrary, we will throw our whole strength against one part of the line for the purpose of breaking it. I at once hunted him up, and he approved the plan. In a few minutes a small gap was made, and the Federals gave way on each side, as a sand dam will do when a small break is made in it. As th
to recover the ground lost by Garland, but failed. Shortly after, Rodes' brigade reached the field and was ordered to a commanding positionalry, formed on the Confederate left to attack the position held by Rodes. Gibbon, of this corps, advanced on the National turnpike against er 9,000 men on the field, and at the time of the opening attack on Rodes' position, Hill's division of less than 5,000 men had been reinforcremained on their line till withdrawn for Sharpsburg. On the left, Rodes' gallant brigade of 1,200, attacked by the whole of Meade's divisioork on the line. So Hill was left with only the Alabama brigade of Rodes and the North Carolina brigade of G. B. Anderson to stand against tas not entirely the result of their fighting, good as that was. General Rodes, whose men were in most excellent positions, having profited bytold the next regiment that the order was intended also for it. General Rodes was, at the time the movement began, aiding a wounded comrade,
ere in A. P. Hill's division, commanded by General Rodes; the First and Third regiments were in Colth Carolina regiments. In reserve just behind Rodes' right brigade (Colquitt's), was Ramseur, with, under Colston, composed the second line, and Rodes the third. To aid the infantry attacks, thirtderate line and to the left of the plank road; Rodes' brigade was on Iverson's right. Both of thesy's battery and line resting on the road. General Rodes said of this movement: The enemy was cnside the works. Official Report. The rest of Rodes', Iverson's and Pender's troops were repulsed,eneral Ewell's corps embraced the divisions of Rodes, Early and Johnson. In Rodes' division were tRodes' division were three North Carolina brigades, Iverson's, Daniel's and Ramseur's; in Early's was Hoke's brigade, comnd battalion Lieut.-Col. H. L. Andrews. General Rodes was sent to dislodge a force at Berryvilley 9 killed, 28 wounded. The brigades in General Rodes' division were engaged in a successful pu[1 more...]
ring the progress of this battle on the right, Rodes' division of Ewell's corps had been fiercely ef battle did fall almost in their tracks. General Rodes' expression, His dead lay in a distinctly oo sorely smitten to advance, they did, as General Rodes says, fight and die like heroes. When theay, that entered the angle suffered severely. Rodes, in his report, speaks of it as a murderous end, the action was becoming more general. General Rodes' report gives a succinct account of what fn its front, and the Federal line swung back. Rodes followed the enemy into Gettysburg. Two of hing three prepared for the attack. Early's and Rodes' divisions were to co-operate in this movements hill in the attack just described, Early and Rodes should assault Cemetery hill. Rodes failed toRodes failed to get there in time, but it was through no fault of that resolute, skillful and energetic soldier, fe sent unasked by Hancock, and the failure of Rodes to co-operate with Early, caused the attack to[1 more...]
e made painfully aware of their capture without the possibility of being able to go to their relief. Eight hundred and forty-seven men of this brigade were thus made prisoners. Capt. Joseph Graham's North Carolina battery, posted on the Confederate side of the river, made continuous efforts to direct a successful fire upon the assailants of its comrades across the river. On this same date, the Federals succeeded in crossing the Rappahannock at Kelly's ford notwithstanding the efforts of Rodes' division, which was guarding several fords along the river, to prevent it. The troops most actively engaged at Kelly's ford were the Second North Carolina, commanded at the opening of the affair by Colonel Cox, then, upon that officer's being wounded, by Lieutenant-Colonel Stallings, and the Thirtieth North Carolina, Lieutenant-Colonel Sillers commanding. Colonel Sillers also received a terrible wound. The North Carolina losses in these engagements were: killed, 6; wounded, 109. The mo
gle, similar bravery was shown. General Ewell's report clearly shows the service of the North Carolinians there. He says: Their main effort was evidently against Rodes' position to the left of the angle, and here the fighting was of the most desperate character. General Rodes moved Daniel's brigade (all North Carolinians) from General Rodes moved Daniel's brigade (all North Carolinians) from its works to meet the enemy. General Kershaw extended so as to allow Ramseur (North Carolina brigade) to be withdrawn, and as Daniel's right was unprotected, Ramseur was sent in there. He retook the works to Daniel's right along his whole brigade front by a charge of unsurpassed gallantry, but the salient was still held by the eny, but the latter courageously remained on the field. General Ramseur in his report thus describes the part his brigade took in this most gallant movement: Major-General Rodes ordered me to check the enemy's advance and drive him back. To do this, I formed my brigade in a line parallel to the two lines of works (which the enemy h
afternoon of the 2d, the divisions of Gordon, Rodes and Heth were ordered to move down the front oce, since famous as the author of Ben Hur. General Rodes' division, including the brigades of Grimeitering force from the city was driven back by Rodes' advance guard. On the morning of the 17th,h, Col. W. A. Owens was killed in a skirmish. Rodes' division, however, drove the Federal advance ffair. At the battle of Kernstown, it fell to Rodes' lot to follow the enemy's flight for some miler found General Early's forces much divided. Rodes was at Stephenson's depot, Breckinridge and Go,000 men, from daylight until 10 o'clock, when Rodes and Gordon arrived. Of course, Ramseur could been aware that his division was there alone. Rodes and Gordon came in on Ramseur's left, and wereve everything before them. In the charge, General Rodes, one of the most promising officers and acColonel Thruston. General Ramseur succeeded Rodes in command of his veteran division, and Pegram[1 more...]
sylvania campaign he and his men were transferred to Rodes' division, Ewell's corps, army of Northern Virginia,ctive fight in a flank movement upon the enemy, General Rodes declared: You have saved Ewell's corps, and shalnt. This regiment and the Twenty-third were both in Rodes' gallant division, which was in the front of Jacksonegiment was in the brigade of Gen. Junius Daniel, of Rodes' division and Ewell's corps. On June 10, 1863, Eweltwo days later reached Cedarville, whence Ewell sent Rodes and Jenkins to capture Martinsburg, while he with Eachester. On June 14th Ewell captured Winchester and Rodes captured Martinsburg. The valley was thus cleared oville he led the advance of the division, then under Rodes, and in the fight on Sunday was conspicuous for detethe town. His skill and gallantry were commended by Rodes and Ewell. During the terrific fighting of May, 186fered a reverse at Winchester in July, though as General Rodes testified, he acted most heroically, and as usua