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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 9. (ed. Frank Moore) 11 1 Browse Search
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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., Stonewall Jackson's last battle. (search)
in gathering the broken and scattered troops that had swept the two miles of battle-field. General Jackson is just ahead on the road, Captain, said Rodes; tell him I will be here at this cabin if I am wanted. I had not gone a hundred yards before I heard firing, a shot or two, and then a company volley upon the right of the road, and another upon the left. A few moments farther on I met Captain Stonewall Jackson going forward on the Plank road in advance of his line of battle. Murray Taylor, an aide of A. P. Hill's, with tidings that Jackson and Hill were wounded, and some around them killed, by the fire of their own men. Spurring my horse into a sweeping gallop, I soon passed the Confederate line of battle, and, some three or four rods on its front, found the general's horse beside a pine sapling on the left, and a rod beyond a little party of men caring for a wounded officer. The story of the sad event is briefly told, and, in essentials, very much as it came to me from
olunteer A. D. C., (wounded severely at Cold Harbor;) Captain Adams, signal officer, serving on my personal staff; my Aids-de-camp, Lieutenants F. T. Hill, and Murray Taylor, and Captain Douglass, my chief engineer officer — were all gallant and zealous in the discharge of their duties. Surgeon Watson, Medical Director, made efficde-camp, were much exposed, and were ever prompt and active. Major Pierson, Chief of Artillery, was always on horseback, by the side of the battery engaged. Captain Taylor, Inspector-General, rendered valuable and important service. The ordnance officers, Captain West and Lieutenant T. J. Moore, attended faithfully to their dut Cobb, on the left, from whose command I detached a regiment, and halted it near the railroad bridge. Whilst with General Cobb, an Aid-de-camp of General Lee, Major Taylor, came up and informed me that General Jackson had orders to cooperate with me, and that there was some mistake about the orders directing him elsewhere. He de
my orders under a fire frequently uncomfortably hot; Major R. C. Morgan, Assistant Adjutant-General; Major Wingate, Captain R. H. Adams, Signal Officers; Lieutenant Murray Taylor, Aidde-camp, and Lieutenant Camfield, of my escort. My loss during this series of battles was, three hundred and forty-eight killed, two thousand two ith horses, harness, all complete, and immense stores of all kinds. General Jackson, and part of his command, came up at noon (twelve M.) of that day, and fought Taylor's (Federal) brigade coming from the direction of Union Mills, in which fight General Taylor (Federal) was mortally wounded. In the mean time, General Ewell was aGeneral Taylor (Federal) was mortally wounded. In the mean time, General Ewell was attacked at Bristoe Station, and toward night retired upon Manassas, Colonel Rosser protecting his (Ewell's) right flank, and bringing up his rear to Manassas, with his cavalry regiment. The cavalry was picketing and scouting in every direction that day and night. General Fitzhugh Lee was sent that day with a portion of his comma