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ful region. Far away in the distance, white and red brick houses dotted the undulating farms; yet not a sign of life was discernible, no flocks, no cattle, no horses; the country was deserted-the young in the army, the old ruthlessly driven from their homesteads. When the sun was sinking, distant reports of musketry, far in advance, informed us that our vanguard were already skirmishing with the enemy, and driving in their outposts. Most of the firing seemed to be in the direction of Cedar Run, or Cedar Mountain, about seven miles from Culpeper, where the enemy were drawn up in order of battle, with an effective strength of more than thirty thousand men, well supplied with artillery. The day was too far advanced for an engagement and as their precise position could not be ascertained, Jackson was busily engaged along our lines, making — every disposition for the morrow. From dusty and weary scouts who arrived during night, we ascertained something regarding the true positio
d to keep the stone jar on our side of the fire, without wounding his sensitiveness. Ah you always manage to out-manoeuvre us, said one. Had it not been for Cedar Run, this present disaster would not have befallen us. How so? That is very plain; for if Pope had been able to maintain his position south of the Rappahannock, all cast at our precious stone jar, he evidently wanted a whet, sugar or no sugar. In answer to inquiries, the. first speaker continued: I always heard that Cedar Run had cost Banks upwards of three thousand men, killed, wounded, and prisoners, and during the last three fights, I should judge we could not have lost less than fe suddenly broke up camps round Richmond to pounce upon Pope, our whole available force did not muster more than eighty-five thousand; and allowing for losses at Cedar Run, and the three days engagements on the plains of Manassas, ten thousand may be safely deducted from that total, if not more. A strong, unconquerable will was th
John Esten Cooke, Wearing of the Gray: Being Personal Portraits, Scenes, and Adventures of War., Facetiae of the camp: souvenirs of a C. S. Officer. (search)
d the review, did not suppress their opinions of the cavalry. As the horsemen charged by the tall flag under which General R. E. Lee sat his horse looking at them, a weather-beaten Texan of Hood's Old Brigade turned round to a comrade and muttered: Wouldn't we clean them out, if Old Hood would only let us loose on 'em! The infantry never could forgive their cavalry brethren the possession of horses-while they had to walk. X. General W— gave me, one day, a good anecdote of Cedar Run. He was then Colonel of artillery, and when the Confederates' left wing was thrown into disorder, strenuously exerted himself to induce the stragglers to return to the fight. This was not an easy task — the troops were demoralized for the moment by the suddenness of the attack. In consequence, the Colonel had small success; and this enraged him. When enraged the Colonel swore, and when he swore he did so with extraordinary vehemence and eloquence. On this occasion he surpassed all h
straggling, no lagging; every man stood to his work, and advanced with the steady tramp of the true soldier. The ranks were thin, and the faces travel-worn; but the old flag floated in the winds of the Potomac as defiantly as on the banks of the Shenandoah. That bullet-torn ensign might have been written all over, on both sides, with the names of battles, and the list have then been incomplete. Manassas, Winchester, Kernstown, Front Royal, Port Republic, Cold Harbour, Malvern Hill, Slaughter Mountain, Bristow Station, Groveton-Ox Hill, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, were to follow. And these were but the larger names upon the roll of their glory. The numberless engagements of minor character are omitted; but in these I have mentioned they appear to the world, and sufficiently vindicate their claim to the title of heroes. I seemed to see those names upon their flag as the old brigade advanced that day, and my whole heart went to greet them, as it had gone forth to meet and greet
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 6: first campaign in the Valley. (search)
of usefulness and distinction. It may be added, that every brigadier who has com.. manded this famous brigade, except its present gallant leader, has fallen in battle, either at its head or in some other command. General Jackson was succeeded as its commander, by General Richard Garnett, who, having been appointed to another brigade, fell at the head of his command, at Gettysburg. The next General of the Stonewall Brigade was the chivalrous C. S. Winder, who was killed at its head, at Cedar Run. He was succeeded by the lamented General Baylor, who speedily, in the second battle of Manassas, paid, with his life, the price of the perilous eminence; and he, again, by the neighbor and friend of Jackson, General E. F. Paxton, who died on the second of the bloody days of Chancellorsville, thus preceding his commander by a week. This fatality may show the reader what kind of fighting that brigade was taught, by its first leader, to do for its country. General Johnston, having spee
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 15: Cedar Run. (search)
Chapter 15: Cedar Run. While the army lay near Westover, resting from its toils, General Jackson called his friend, the t, returned to their line of march, and bore toward Slaughter's Mountain. The division of A. P. Hill, delayed by the trainsas it arose. This is called by the country-people, Slaughter's Mountain. The fields next its base are smoother and more ak's) diverged to the right, and skirting the base of Slaughter's Mountain, by an obscure pathway, at length reached the northessed our arms with another victory. The battle was near Cedar Run, about six miles from Culpepper Court House. The enemy, In order to render thanks to God for the victory at Cedar Run, and other past victories, and to implore His continued fn has been expressed that although Jackson fought well at Cedar Run, it would have been better not to have fought at all; belt. General Jackson proposed to strike the enemy, not at Cedar Run, but at Culpepper Court House; and not upon the 9th, but
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Chapter 9: battle of Cedar Run. (search)
ight or nine miles from Culpeper CourtHouse, not far from Cedar Run, and in his front, in some open fields, bodies of the eneching his movements. On our right was Cedar Run or Slaughter's Mountain, and between it and Culpeper road were the large opuld advance on the right, over ,the northern end of Slaughter's Mountain, with the rest of the division, and that I would be the Culpeper road crossed a small branch, a tributary of Cedar Run, and then passed for some distance through a, thick woods ground sloped off to our right to a bottom on a prong of Cedar Run, the whole country between us and Slaughter's Mountain coSlaughter's Mountain consisting of open fields. The northern end of the mountain was opposite my right and about a mile distant. On my left was tg interval between my right and the northern end of Slaughter's Mountain, where General Ewell was, I posted the 12th Georgiawell's division being posted on the end and side of Slaughter's Mountain, and the other divisions crossing the Culpeper road
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Chapter 10: operations on the Rappahannock. (search)
nside's Corps under Reno, was in the County of Culpeper, north of the Rapidan; but before we were ready to move it commenced to fall back to the northern bank of the Rappahannock. On the 20th, our whole army, now consisting of two wings under Longstreet and Jackson respectively, and Stuart's cavalry, crossed the Rapidan-Longstreet at Raccoon Ford, and Jackson at Somerville Ford,--the cavalry having preceded them early in the morning. Jackson's wing, comprising the same force he had at Cedar Run, camped at Stevensburg on the night of the 20th. On the 21st he moved past Brandy Station on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad in the direction of Beverly's Ford on the Rappahannock. Jackson's division under Brigadier General Taliaferro was in front and moved to the ford, where there ensued some cannonading, and a fight between a portion of our cavalry and the enemy on the northern bank. Ewell's division bivouacked in the rear of Taliaferro near St. James' Church. On the morning of
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Chapter 16: battle of Sharpsburg or Antietam. (search)
he facts, about the strength of General Lee's army at this battle. The whole of the troops then constituting that army had belonged to the army which opposed McClellan in the battles around Richmond, except Evans' and Drayton's brigades, and such absentees as had returned, and there had been troops then belonging to the army, which had not left Richmond, exceeding the number in the said two brigades. There had been heavy losses in the battles around Richmond; and the subsequent losses at Cedar Run, on the Rappahannock, at Manassas and in the vicinity, at Maryland Heights and in Pleasant Valley — where McLaws had been severely engaged,--and at South Mountain, had very materially weakened the strength of the army. Besides all this, since crossing the Rappahannock we had been without regular supplies of food, and had literally been living from hand to mouth. Our troops were badly shod and many of them became barefooted, and they were but indifferently clothed and without protection a
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Index. (search)
, 237, 239, 240, 284, 295, 332, 343, 366-369, 371, 396, 407, 414, 439, 455, 476 Shepherdstown, 139, 162, 253-54, 284, 408-09-10 Sheridan, General (U. S. A.), 40, 371, 379, 406-411, 414, 419, 427, 430, 433, 437, 441, 452-53, 456, 459, 461, 465-66, 475 Sherman, General (U. S. A.), 40, 393 Shields, General (U. S. A.), 241, 399, 475 Shippensburg, 263, 270 Sigel, General (U. S. A.), 102-03, 112, 158, 369, 370, 383-84, 393-94, 396, 399 Silver Spring, 389, 395 Skinner, Lieutenant Colonel, 80 Slaughter's Mountain, 93, 94, 96, 97, 101 Sloan's Regiment, 31 Smith, Captain, 20 Smith, Colonel Geo. H., 49, 386, 389 Smith, Colonel W. D., 50, 193, 333, 423 Smith, Colonel Wm., 32, 106, 120, 125-26-27, 142, 147, 153 Smith, General E. K., 33, 36, 38, 51, 52, 157, 468 Smith, General G. W., 51, 56, 58, 63 Smith, General, Wm., 186, 188, 191, 206, 221-22, 224-228, 230, 232- 234, 239, 242-43, 247-48-49, 253, 259, 267-272, 273, 275 Smith, Governor of Virginia, 306 Smithfield, 383, 408, 410, 414
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