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Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, chapter 9 (search)
combats. Whiting's report. Sumner seeks cover. Lee's reconnoissance. Lee misled. attack begun. Wright's report. Semmes and Kershaw. D. H. Hill's report. Toombs's report. casualties. Lee's report. Stuart shells a camp. McClellan writes. Stuart's report. attack abandoned. casualties. an artillery raid. the South snforcements. I sent Lt.-Col. Newton, 6th Ga., to his support, and, observing a brigade by a fence in our rear, I galloped back to it and found it to be that of Gen. Toombs. I ordered it forward to support Garland, and accompanied it. The brigade advanced handsomely to the brow of the hill, but soon retreated in disorder. Gordon,ll came up, but it was after dark, and nothing could be accomplished. I advised him to hold the ground he had gained and not to attempt a forward movement. Gen. Toombs's account of the advance of his brigade will give some idea of the confusion of commands upon the field after the battle was in full tide: — Accordingly, I
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 11: second Manassas (search)
, Longstreet ordered two regiments of infantry to be put on picket on the road to Raccoon Ford. The order was brought to Toombs's brigade, when he was absent, visiting a neighboring brigadier. The senior colonel, however, sent out the regiments, and they were duly posted. Not long afterward Toombs, returning, came upon the regiments, and finding them to be a part of his brigade, ordered them back to camp, claiming that no orders should be obeyed from superior officers which did not come throuthin our lines unannounced. When these facts were developed, Longstreet's adjutant, in sword and sash, was sent to place Toombs in arrest. He was afterward ordered to Gordonsville and to confine himself to the limits of the town. After a few days,ack by the enemy who came so near that some were killed by pistol fire of the officers. Meanwhile, Benning, commanding Toombs's brigade, was ordered to occupy the mountain on the right of the pass. He started off at the double-quick, through a ho
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 12: Boonsboro or South Mountain, and Harper's Ferry (search)
where he Organization, army of Northern Virginia, Sept., 1862 CORPSDIVISIONSBRIGADESBRIGADES 1st Corps Longstreet'sMcLawsKershaw, Semmes, Cobb, Barksdale5 Anderson, R. H.Wilcox, Armistead, Mahone, Pryor, Featherstone, Wright4 Jones, D. R.Toombs, Drayton, Garnett, Kemper, Jenkins, Anderson, G. T.4 Walker, J. G.Walker, J. G. Ransom2 EvansEvans, Hood, Law3 Reserve ArtilleryWashington Artillery, Lee's Battalion10 Total 1st Corps5 Divisions21 Brigades, 28 Batteries, 112 Guns28 2d Corps force Hill, and Lee and Longstreet returned with them to Turner's Gap. It was between three and four o'clock when they reached the scene of action, after an oppressively hot and dusty march of 14 miles. There were eight brigades in the column, Toombs being left at Hagerstown to protect the trains. Hill had already had severe fighting. Turner's Pass was flanked upon each side by secondary passes within a mile, through each of which roads reached the crest, and cross-roads connected both with
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 13: Sharpsburg or Antietam (search)
es exhausted. Pleasanton and Porter. Burnside advances. Toombs's good defence. the Bridge carried. the advance upon Sha correct. The immediate defence of the bridge was made by Toombs with the 2d, 20th, and 56th Ga. regiments, about 600 men, brigade and of Ferrero's brigade. Their hot reception by Toombs's Georgians checked the advance before they could reach tle upon the Federal right grew more desperate. Of course, Toombs's three regiments and three batteries, fighting without inovered all our weak points, and their own strong ones, and Toombs's ammunition was getting low, for he could not replenish ualready driven off the picket force at the ford below, and Toombs knew that it would soon appear in his rear. He had, howevnce above the bridge. About 1 P. M. the charge was made. Toombs knew that his game was played, and all that remained to ma Wright3219234258 Total17210172761465 D. R. Jones's Div Toombs1612222160 Drayton82280179541 Garnett3019932261 Jenkins2