hide Matching Documents

The documents where this entity occurs most often are shown below. Click on a document to open it.

Document Max. Freq Min. Freq
Philip Henry Sheridan, Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan, General, United States Army . 61 1 Browse Search
View all matching documents...

Browsing named entities in Philip Henry Sheridan, Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan, General, United States Army .. You can also browse the collection for T. W. Rosser or search for T. W. Rosser in all documents.

Your search returned 31 results in 6 document sections:

4th, that the enemy was apparently unacquainted with the occurrences of the day, Meade directed Wilson to advance in the direction of Craig's Meeting House, leaving one regiment to hold Parker's Store. Wilson with the second brigade encountered Rosser's brigade of cavalry Just beyond the Meeting House, and drove it back rapidly a distance of about two miles, holding it there till noon, while his first brigade was halted on the north side of Robinson's Run near the junction of the Catharpen and. Stuart's force at this date was a little more than eight thousand men, organized in two divisions, commanded by Generals Wade Hampton and Fitzhugh Lee. Hampton's division was composed of three brigades, commanded by Generals Gordon, Young, and Rosser; Fitzhugh Lee's division comprised three brigades also, Generals W. H. F. Lee, Lomax, and Wickham commanding them. Information of this concentration, and of the additional fact that the enemy's cavalry about Hamilton's crossing was all being
ter got to the rear of Hampton's division, having passed between its right flank and Fitzhugh Lee's division, which was at the time marching on the road leading from Louisa Court House to Clayton's store to unite with Hampton. Custer, the moment he found himself in Hampton's rear, charged the led horses, wagons, and caissons found there, getting hold of a vast number of each, and also of the station itself. The stampede and havoc wrought by Custer in Hampton's rear compelled him to turn Rosser's brigade in that direction, and while it attacked Custer on one side, Fitzhugh Lee's division, which had followed Custer toward Trevillian, attacked him on the other. There then ensued a desperate struggle for the possession of the captured property, resulting finally in its being retaken by the enemy. Indeed, the great number of horses and vehicles could not be kept on the limited space within Custer's line, which now formed almost a complete circle; and while he was endeavoring to remov
ue Ridge General Torbert detailed to give General Rosser a drubbing General Rosser routed telegrGeneral Rosser routed telegraphed to meet Stanton Longstreet's message return to Winchester the ride to Cedar Creek the retr This cavalry was now under command of General T. W. Rosser, who on October 5 had joined Early witht I told Torbert I expected him either to give Rosser a drubbing next morning or get whipped himseltain to see the fight. When I decided to have Rosser chastised, Merritt was encamped at the foot of in the morning, Custer's division encountered Rosser himself with three brigades, and while the stie ground, and three hundred prisoners. Some of Rosser's troopers fled to the mountains by way of Colzed the arrival of the Laurel brigade When Rosser arrived from Richmond with his brigade he was ck races, and never tired of poking fun at General Rosser about his precipitate and inglorious fligh right of Gordon on the field of battle, while Rosser was to carry the crossing of Cedar Creek on th
General Merritt sent to operate against Mosby Rosser again active General Custer surprised Coloneonce more received the attention of the enemy; Rosser, with two brigades of cavalry, crossing the Grat was expected of him, and being surprised by Rosser and Payne near Lacy's Springs before reveille, equipments, for, because of the suddenness of Rosser's attack, many of the men had no time to saddland Fitz. Lee's two brigades of cavalry also. Rosser's men were mostly at their homes, where, on ac the afternoon. March 1 we encountered General Rosser at Mt. Crawford, he having been able to ca becoming known to Early only the day before. Rosser attempted to delay us here, trying to burn the had gone to Waynesboroa with his infantry and Rosser, the question at once arose whether I should c infantry, with eleven pieces of artillery and Rosser's cavalry. Custer, when developing the positim till all the Confederates surrendered except Rosser, who succeeded in making his way back to the [5 more...]
night of the 29th the left of General Grant's infantry-Warren's corps-rested on the Boydton road, not far from its intersection with the Quaker road. Humphreys's corps was next to Warren; then came Ord, next Wright, and then Parke, with his right resting on the Appomattox. The moving of Warren and Humphreys to the left during the day was early discovered by General Lee. He met it by extending the right of his infantry on the White Oak road, while drawing in the cavalry of W. H. F. Lee and Rosser along the south bank of Stony Creek to cover a crossroads called Five Forks, to anticipate me there; for assuming that my command was moving in conjunction with the infantry, with the ultimate purpose of striking the Southside railroad, Lee made no effort to hold Dinwiddie, which he might have done with his cavalry, and in this he made a fatal mistake. The cavalry of Fitz. Lee was ordered at this same time from Sunderland depot to Five Forks, and its chief placed in command of all the mount
while crossing the creek on the 29th, the three divisions numbering 9,000 enlisted men, Crook having 9,000, and Custer and Devin 5,700. During the 30th, the enemy had been concentrating his cavalry, and by evening General W. H. F. Lee and General Rosser had joined Fitzhugh Lee near Five Forks. To this force was added, about dark, five brigades of infantry-three from Pickett's division, and two from Johnson's-all under command of Pickett. The infantry came by the White Oak road from the rigTerry's, then Corse's. On the right of Corse was W. H. F. Lee's division of cavalry. Ten pieces of artillery also were in this line, three on the right of the works, three near the centre at the crossroads, and four on the left, in the return. Rosser's cavalry was guarding the Confederate trains north of Hatcher's Run beyond the crossing of the Ford road. I felt certain the enemy would fight at Five Forks-he had to-so, while we were getting up to his intrenchments, I decided on my plan of