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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 175 17 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 69 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore) 61 3 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 2, 17th edition. 54 0 Browse Search
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A. 48 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 37. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 42 0 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 38 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 4. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 32 0 Browse Search
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade) 32 0 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 28 0 Browse Search
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finely. I had a time of it to save it from the birds. The price of corn is eternal vigilance here. In a letter of May 16, 1849, to the writer, General Johnston says: My crops are small, but since I have become a farmer I have the gratification of success in everything I have attempted; and in gardening I have succeeded as well. We have had a great abundance of strawberries; and at this time we have a good variety of excellent vegetables-artichokes, pie-plant, fine heads of early York cabbage, squash, tomatoes, Irish potatoes, and your favorite yams of last year's crop, which we have never been without since we came here. Our cantelupes will soon be ripe, and in a short time we will have plenty of figs and watermelons. The statistics of the poultry-yard and dairy are still more creditable to the industry and attention of your mother. She boasts of her flock of 100 turkeys, with prospects of as many more, besides swarms of chickens and ducks, and as many eggs as we wa
northward thereafter, Jackson threw two brigades across at Warrenton Springs, under Early, and these resolutely held their ground in face of an overpowering force. Thenceforward Early continued to add to his reputation as a hard fighter-at Bristoe, the second Manassas, Harper's Ferry, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Spotsylvania, Monocacy, and throughout the Valley campaign. During the invasion of Pennsylvania he led General Lee's advance, which reached the Susquehanna and captured York. In Spotsylvania he commanded Hill's corps, and was in the desperate fighting at the time of the assault upon the famous Horseshoe, and repulsed an attack of Burnside's corps with heavy loss to his opponents. After that hard and bitter struggle the Federal commander gave up all hope of forcing General Lee's lines, and moving by the left flank reached Cold Harbour, where the obstinate struggle recommenced. It was at this moment, when almost overpowered by the great force arrayed against him
t very soundly within ten feet of a battery hotly firing. Major R— leaned against a fence within a few paces of a howitzer in process of rapid discharge, and in that upright position forgot his troubles. The best example, however, was one which General Stuart mentioned. He saw a man climb a fence, put one leg over, and in that position drop asleep! Any further assault upon Carlisle was stopped by a very simple circumstance. General Lee sent for the cavalry. He had recalled Early from York; moved with his main column east of the South Mountain, toward the village of Gettysburg; and Stuart was wanted. In fact, during the afternoon of our advance to Carlisle — the first of July--the artillery fire of the first day's fight was heard, and referring to Lloyd's map, I supposed it to be at Gettysburg, a place of which I had no knowledge. How unexpected was the concentration of the great opposing forces there, will appear from General Stuart's reply, I reckon not, when the firing was
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), Life in Pennsylvania. (search)
he had discretionary powers from General Lee; whereupon I withdrew. General Stuart held the gap for a while, and then hurried around beyond Hooker's army, and we saw nothing more of him until the evening of the 2d of July, when he came down from York and joined us, having made a complete circuit of the Federal army. The absence of Stuart's cavalry from the main body of the army, during the march, is claimed to have been a fatal error, as General Lee says: No report had been received (on the 2t). He then occupied the trenches that the enemy had vacated (see General Meade's report). The real cause of Ewell's non-compliance with General Lee's orders was that he had broken his line of battle by sending two brigades off on some duty up the York road. General Early says that my failure to attack at sunrise was the cause of Ewell's line being broken at the time I did attack. This is not only absurd, but impossible. After sunrise that morning, Colonel Venable and General Lee were at Ewel
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), Gregg's cavalry at Gettysburg (search)
e; while in the attack which I intended, (which was forestalled by our troops being exposed to view,) his cavalry would have separated from the main body, and gave promise of solid results and advantages. After dark I directed a withdrawal to the York road, as our position was so far advanced as to make it hazardous at night, on account of the proximity of the enemy's infantry. During the night of the 3d of July, the commanding general withdrew the main body to the ridges west of Gettysburgf his intended attack to his enemy; next, the rout of Jenkins' Brigade caused a like movement to those on the left; then the impetuosity of the First Virginia carried them too far, and their horses failed under it, and finally, a withdrawal to the York road was directed by Stuart, because his advanced position was hazardous on account of the proximity of the enemy's infantry. The two reports are harmonious in that one (Gregg's) claims to have successfully resisted an attack, and the other (Stua
pital. Undiminished by the sorrows of the last fall, undimmed by its reverses, still burned the southern desire to plant its victorious flag on hostile soil. It was neither a thirst for vengeance nor an empty boast; rather a yearning for relief — a craving for the rest from blood and battle-shocks that such a campaign would give. It was with deep satisfaction, then, that Richmond heard that Ewell had crossed the Potomac at Williamsport, pushed on through Hagerstown and, leaving Early at York, had passed to Carlisle; that Longstreet had followed him at Williamsport; and that A. P. Hill had crossed at Shepherdstown and pushed for Chambersburg, reaching there on the 27th of June. Hooker, falling rapidly back upon Washington-at which point he believed the movement aimed-had been sacrificed, and with more justice than usual, to popular clamor. General Geo. G. Meade replaced him in command, and strained every nerve to collect numbers of men, irrespective of quality — seeming to d
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Chapter 23: at York and Wrightsville. (search)
Chapter 23: at York and Wrightsville. I remained in Winchester until the afternoon of the 18thsville and Columbia on the branch railroad from York to Philadelphia. Lieutenant Colonel Elijah Whithern Central, and then move along that road to York, burning all the bridges. Gordon was ordered t at the same time along the macadamized road to York, and during the night I sent him a company of Fght next day (the 27th) from Mummasburg towards York by the way of Hunterstown, New Chester, Hamptonn had received was that there were no troops in York, and I directed him, in the event the town shouver. Gordon was therefore ordered to return to York early the next day, and I rode back that night.ed or injured in any way. I think the people of York were very well satisfied and much surprised to town of Wrightsville. During my movement to York, General Ewell had moved towards Harrisburg andmove his battalion of cavalry on the pike from York towards Gettysburg, to ascertain if any force o[9 more...]
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Chapter 24: battle of Gettysburg. (search)
report having been brought to General Smith that a large force of the enemy was advancing on the York road on our then rear, he thought proper to detain his brigade to watch that road. As soon asthe General that the enemy was advancing a large force of infantry, artillery, and cavalry on the York road, menacing our left flank and rear. Though I believed this an unfounded report, as it provedng and when it came, it was further delayed by a false report that the enemy was advancing on the York road, so that it became dark in the meantime, and the effort to get possession of the wooded hill were behind a low ridge close to the base of Cemetery Hill. Gordon was still retained on the York road with his own and Smith's brigades, as constant rumors were reaching us that the enemy was adin rear of Hays and Avery, Smith's brigade being left with General Stuart's cavalry to guard the York road. At or a little after four o'clock P. M. our guns on the right opened on the enemy's left,
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Grand movement of the Army of the Potomac- crossing the Rapidan-entering the Wilderness- battle of the Wilderness (search)
B. Young's Brigade. Brig.-Gen. Thomas L. Rosser's Brigade. Maj.-Gen. W. H. F. Lee's division. Brig.-Gen. Rufus Barringer's Brigade. Brig.-Gen. J. R. Chambliss's Brigade. Note. (a) Col. W. R. Aylett was in command Aug. 29th, and probably at above date. (b) inspection report of this division shows that it also contained Benning's and Gregg's brigades. (c) commanded by Colonel P. D. Bowles. (d) only two brigadier-generals reported for duty; names not indicated. (e) Constituting York's Brigade.organization of the Army of the Valley district. (f) in Ramseur's division. (g) Evan's Brigade, Colonel E. N. Atkinson Commanding, and containing 12th Georgia Battalion. (h) the Virginia regiments constituted Terry's Brigade, Gordon's division. (i) Grimes' Brigade. (k) Cook's Brigade. (l) returns report but one general officer present for duty; name not indicated. (m) Colonel Joseph M. Jayne, Commanding. (n) Colonel Thomas J. Simmons, Commanding. (o) four brigadier-generals
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 29 (search)
t Jackson. fighting at that place. Yankees repulsed at Charleston. Lee and Meade facing each other. Pemberton surrenders his whole army. fall of Port Hudson. second class conscripts called for. Lee has got back across the Potomac. Lincoln getting fresh troops. Lee writes that he cannot be responsible if the soldiers fail for want of food. rumors of Grant coming East. Pemberton in bad odor. Hon. W. L. Yancey is dead. July 1 The intelligence of the capture of Harrisburg and York, Pa., is so far confirmed as to be admitted by the fficers of the Federal flag of truce boat that came up to City Point yesterday. Of the movements of Hooker's army, we have the following information: Eadquarters, cavalry division, June 27th, 1863. General:--I took possession of Fairfax C. H. this morning at nine o'clock, together with a large quantity of stores. The main body of Hooker's army has gone toward Leesburg, except the garrison of Alexandria and Washington, which has retreat
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