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Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 13: Sharpsburg or Antietam (search)
ays to withdraw and collect his men, and replenish ammunition. He then launched his two brigades, about 2000 men, under Wofford and Law, through the bloody corn-field, already thickly strewn with dead and dying. Hood's brigades had made the succesare usually not very unequal, and six of the nine Confederate brigades now conducting it (MacRae, Ripley, Colquitt, Law, Wofford, and Early) had exhausted a part of their strength upon Hooker. After nearly two hours of this heavy fighting, with ammhad ceased entirely. The remnant of Hood's division was also withdrawn to replenish ammunition. The Tex. brigade under Wofford had lost 548 men out of 864 carried into action. The 1st Tex. regiment had lost 45 killed, 141 wounded, and 12 missing , Geo. T.880694 Total1789792781435 Walker's Div. Manning14068493917 Ransom411414186 Total181825971103 Hood's Div. Wofford6941762548 Law5339025468 Artillery41923 Total126826871039 Evans's Brigade4018565290 S. D. Lee's Art.117586 Washingt
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 15: Chancellorsville (search)
ch 31, 1863 DIVISIONSSTRENGTHBRIGADESBATTS.guns Anderson's8,232Wilcox, Wright, Mahone, Posey, Perry418 McLaws's8,567Wofford, Semmes, Kershaw, Barksdale418 850Corps' Reserve Artillery1036 2 Divisions17,6499 Brigades1872 2D corps, Jackson'she had been notified that McLaws would meet him with reinforcements. He reached this point about 3 P. M., meeting there Wofford's, Semmes's, Kershaw's, and Mahone's brigades, under McLaws. The five brigades rapidly formed a single line of battle a in Salem Church, and one in a schoolhouse a short distance in front. Kershaw's brigade was on the right of Wilcox, and Wofford on right of Kershaw; Semmes's brigade was on Wilcox's left, and Mahone's brigade was on the left of Semmes. In front SINGTOTALSTREN. S. C. Kershaw's Brig.12902104 Miss. Barksdale's Brig.43208341592 Ga. Semmes's Brig.8549226603 Ga. Wofford's Brig.744799562 Cabell's Battn. A521228 McLaws's Div.2191,2903801,8898,800 Ala. Wilcox's Brig.7237291535 Va. Mah
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 16: Gettysburg: the first day (search)
lity may be briefly illustrated by an official indorsement placed upon the application of a soldier to be transferred from the infantry to the band. Respectfully forwarded, disapproved. Shooters are more needed than tooters. It has already been said that Stuart would have made a more active and efficient corps commander than Ewell. Reorganized, the army stood as follows: — 1ST corps. Longstreet DIVISIONSSTRENGTHBRIGADE COMMANDERBATTS.guns McLaws7,311 Kershaw, Barksdale, Semmes, Wofford Pickett5,200 Garnett, Kemper, Armistead Hood7,720 Law, Robertson, Anderson, G. T. Benning Arty. Battns.1,000 Cabell, Dearing, Henry, Walton, Alexander2184 Totals21,231 11 Brigades, 5 Battns. Arty.2184 2D corps. Ewell Early6,943 Hays, Smith, Hoke, Gordon Johnson5,564 Stuart, Walker, Nichols, Jones Rodes8,454 Daniel, Doles, Iverson, Ramseur, O'Neal Arty. Battns.1,000 Jones, Latimer, Carter, Brown, Nelson2184 Totals21,961 13 Brigades, 5 Battns. Arty.2184 3D corps. A. P.
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 17: Gettysburg: second day (search)
McLaws badly needed. Kershaw and Semmes. artillery fighting. Barksdale and Wofford. Anderson's division. Wilcox's brigade. Wilcox asks help. why no help was rshaw on the right supported by Semmes, and Barksdale on the left supported by Wofford. In front of Kershaw, Cabell's battalion of artillery was engaged with 18 gues (long enough to cause severe loss to Kershaw's exposed left), Barksdale and Wofford followed. There were thus four partial attacks of two brigades each, requirin But, by some unaccountable lack of appreciation of the situation, Barksdale, Wofford, and all the brigades of Anderson's division are still left idle spectators ofas they arrived Barksdale's brigade made its advance, and was soon followed by Wofford's, which Longstreet also accompanied in person. While the infantry was passinf by magic. Barksdale's brigade advanced directly upon the Peach Orchard. Wofford's inclined somewhat to the right and went to the assistance of Kershaw and Sem
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 18: Gettysburg: third day (search)
ed at all. The totals given are from the official returns of both armies, but the Confederate returns are known to be very incomplete. The best estimate of actual Confederate losses has been made by Livermore in Numbers and losses in the civil War. It is about 50 per cent greater for the killed and wounded, and is attached hereto. Confederate casualties. Gettysburg. Approximate by brigades COMMANDSKILLEDWOUNDEDMISSINGTOTAL Kershaw11548332630 Semmes5528491430 Barksdale10555092747 Wofford30192112334 Cabell's Arty.82937 McLaws's Div.31315383272,178 Garnett78324539941 Armistead884606431,191 Kemper58356317731 Dearing's Arty.81725 Pickett's Div.2321,1571,4992,888 Law74276146496 Anderson, G. T.10551254671 Robertson84393120597 Benning76299122497 Henry's Arty.42327 Hood's Div.3431,5044422,289 Alexander's Arty.191146139 Washington Arty.3261645 Reserve Arty.2214022184 Aggregate 1st Corps9104,3392,2907,539 Hays3620176313 Hoke3521694345 Smith1211317142 Gordon712703
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 19: battle of Chickamauga (search)
-20, 1863 corpsDIVISIONSBRIGADESBATTERIES Res. Div.JohnsonGregg, McNair, Fulton2 LongstreetMcLawsKershaw, Humphreys, Wofford, Names in italics arrived too late for the battle. Bryan Names in italics arrived too late for the battle. HoodLaand Johnson's and Gracie's brigades, ordered up in support, had from 800 to 1000. The storming column was composed of Wofford's Ga. brigade, four regiments, under Col. Ruff on the left, and of two regiments of Humphreys's Miss., and three of Bryawas also Col. McElroy of the 13th Miss. Lt.-Col. Fizer of the 17th lost his arm on the parapet and Col. Ruff, commanding Wofford's brigade, was killed on the counterscarp. Meanwhile fully 20 minutes elapsed and daylight began to make things dimlyod'sAnderson3312925187Nov. 29 Total Hood's Division8338744514 DIVISIONBRIGADEKILLEDWOUNDEDMISSINGTOTALDATE McLaws'sWofford4812181250Nov. 4 to Dec. 5 McLaws'sBryan2712164212Nov. 4 to Dec. 5 McLaws'sHumphreys1818Nov. 4 to Dec. 5 McLaws'sHumph
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 20: battle of the Wilderness (search)
man Army of Northern Virginia, May, 1864 1ST corps. Longstreet, Anderson DIVISIONBRIGADESartillery KershawHenaganWoffordHumphreysBryanAlexander 54 Guns FieldJenkinsAndersonLawGregg Benning 2D corps. Ewell, Early EarlyHaysPegramGordonJo for a flank attack to be conducted by Col. Sorrel, Longstreet's Adj.-Gen. They were G. B. Anderson of Field's division, Wofford of Kershaw's, Mahone of Anderson's (R. H.), and Davis of Heth's. This attack was to be at once followed by a general advere at once filed to the left and hurried to the relief of Fitz-Lee's cavalry. The other brigades of the same division, Wofford and Bryan, went on ahead to the aid of Rosser. Haskell's battalion of artillery went with Kershaw and Humphreys. Fitz-ld Spottsylvania C. H. for two hours, was withdrawn by Sheridan, as Rosser, reenforced by Fitz-Lee, was moving upon him. Wofford and Bryan now rejoined Field. Meanwhile, after the repulse of Robinson's division, Griffin's division made two assaul