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Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 10: Cedar Mountain (search)
afford's, and Pegram's battery, — crossed the creek, and continued the pursuit. Banks's corps, however, had, in its retreat, met Ricketts's division of McDowell's corps, accompanied by Pope in person, and followed also by the leading troops of Sigel's corps. About one and a half miles beyond Cedar Creek the Confederate advance found itself close in front of a strong line of battle, composed of Ricketts's four brigades, with four batteries of artillery. Pegram's four guns were pushed to theer range, opened upon the enemy. They were replied to by a dozen guns, but continued the action until they were practically cut to pieces. It was now nearly midnight, and Jackson, having learned from the cavalry of the capture of prisoners from Sigel's corps, was constrained to halt for the night. By morning he found that the greater part of Pope's army was now united in his front, and that his opportunity to attack the enemy in detail had passed, — lost by the bad marching on the 8th. He s
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 11: second Manassas (search)
Gap. flanking the Gap. the opposing forces. Sigel's attack. Reno's and Kearny's attack. Hookeren. He ordered the two corps of Mc-Dowell and Sigel, with Reynolds's division, about 40,000 men, tt and beyond Thoroughfare Gap, while McDowell, Sigel, and Reynolds are about Gainsville, directly bers. Those of the first were from McDowell to Sigel, directing him to march to Manassas Junction. On Bull Run, two miles east of Jackson, were Sigel's corps, three divisions, and Milroy's indepen As Jackson was forming his lines at sunrise, Sigel's and Reynolds's columns were visible, nearly two miles away, deploying for the attack. Sigel held the right, with three divisions, supported byle, were beginning to come upon the field, and Sigel, calling upon Reno for reenforcements, again mth this brigade the wood was again cleared and Sigel's divisions were practically put hors du comba Had he awaited their arrival before wrecking Sigel in vain efforts, his chances would have been b
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 14: fall of 1862 (search)
rand Division Franklin46,897118,952 The Artillery comprised 374 guns. Besides these troops there were two corps, the 11th, with 15,562 present for duty, under Sigel; and the 12th, with 12,162, under Slocum, which Burnside called his reserve grand division. These troops, under command of Sigel, were on the march to FredericksbSigel, were on the march to Fredericksburg, but they did not arrive until after the battle. Besides these, there were 51,970 holding the line of the Potomac above Washington, and the fortified lines about the city and Alexandria, with 284 guns of position, and 120 field-pieces. Thus, all together, there were available for use against Lee and to protect the capital, h above and below. His losses at Fredericksburg had been more than repaired by the arrival within reach of the 11th and 12th army corps, some 30,000 strong, under Sigel. There had been good weather since the battle and the roads were in fair order. He had visited Washington and sought the approval of the President and War Depart
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 20: battle of the Wilderness (search)
useless to capture these guns, as we could not supply the brass cartridges required. Second. In the Shenandoah Valley, Sigel was preparing a force of about 15,000 men with 40 guns, which was to move upon Staunton. Third. From W. Va., Crook also was to move upon Staunton with about 9000 men and 24 guns. When Crook and Sigel had united, they were to move upon Lynchburg and thence upon Richmond. Fourth. Butler, at Fortress Monroe, was organizing the Army of the James, to move upon Richm4 Adding 10,000 for Longstreet, Lee's total force was about 64,000, and he had about 274 guns. Against the armies of Sigel and Crook, Breckenridge was able to muster in the Valley and in the S. W. Va., about 9000 men and 24 guns. To meet ButAt Hanover Junction, Lee received his first reenforcements, about 9000 men. On May 15, Breckenridge had severely defeated Sigel at New Market, in the Valley, and driven him south of Cedar Creek, allowing Lee to bring down Breckenridge with two briga