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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 18 0 Browse Search
A Roster of General Officers , Heads of Departments, Senators, Representatives , Military Organizations, &c., &c., in Confederate Service during the War between the States. (ed. Charles C. Jones, Jr. Late Lieut. Colonel of Artillery, C. S. A.) 16 0 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 3: The Decisive Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 15 1 Browse Search
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General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 23: battle of Fredericksburg (continued). (search)
ge of Meade's divisions compared with that of Pickett, Pettigrew, and Trimble's columns at Gettysbund take the attacking forces in reverse; that Pickett's division would be ordered to a correspondino need other than the troops on that ground. Pickett's command was under arms, expecting orders. first moment of the break on Jackson's lines Pickett rode to Hood and urged that the opportunity aral Lee the brigades of Jenkins and Kemper of Pickett's division were called up and assigned, the f He had, including the divisions of Hood and Pickett,--ordered to work with him,--about fifty thouade's division has been compared with that of Pickett's, Pettigrew's, and Trimble's at Gettysburg, nd vigorous. Of the assaulting columns of Pickett, Pettigrew, and Trimble, only four thousand seven hundred under Pickett were fresh; the entire force of these divisions was only fifteen thousanLight Art. Blues, Lieut. William T. Peet. Pickett's division, Maj.-Gen. George E. Pickett :--Ga[1 more...]
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 24: preparing for the spring of 1863. (search)
ine broke to the rear, crossing the Plank road and extending back half a mile to command the road from Chancellorsville to Spottsylvania Court-House. When the lines for these works were well marked, I was ordered, with the divisions of Hood and Pickett and Dearing's and Henry's artillery battalions, to the south side near Petersburg, to be in position to meet the latter move, leaving the divisions of McLaws and R. H. Anderson to finish the work on the lines of defence. After passing to the interior lines for defence, while his adversary was divided by two crossings of the river, which made Lee's sixty thousand for defence about equal to the one hundred and thirteen thousand under General Hooker. By the time that the divisions of Pickett and Hood could have joined General Lee, General Hooker would have found that he must march to attack or make a retreat without battle. It seems probable that under the original plan the battle would have given fruits worthy of a general engagem
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter25: invasion of Pennsylvania. (search)
ns of each corps, with four brigades to the division, except R. H. Anderson's, Pickett's, and Rodes's, each of which had five. J. E. B. Stuart's cavalry consisted oflank at Shepherdstown. The brigades of Generals M. Jenkins and M. D. Corse of Pickett's division, left in Virginia near Petersburg and Hanover Junction, were to folrily from their Southern service, and thrown forward, with the two brigades of Pickett's division (Jenkins's and Corse's) and such others as could be got together, an threatening attitude towards Washington City, and he was to suddenly forward Pickett's brigades through the Valley to the division, and at his pleasure march on, ofinding them slow in approving them, still slower in advancing the brigades of Pickett's division, and utterly oblivious of the effect of a grand swing north on our right to Snicker's Gap on the left, McLaws at the former, Hood at the latter, Pickett's three brigades between the others. Under the impression that the cavalry wa
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 26: Gettysburg-First day. (search)
eserve artillery with Anderson's division at Fayetteville. The armies on the night of June 30 stood thus: The Confederate: First Corps, two divisions at Greenwood (except one brigade detached under orders from Headquarters at New Guilford) ; Pickett's three brigades at Chambersburg, left under orders from Headquarters to guard trains; the Second Corps, two divisions near Heidlersburg, one near and north of Chambersburg; the Third Corps at Cashtown and Fayetteville; cavalry not in sight or more than twenty thousand. Then it was that I heard of the wanderings of the cavalry and the cause of his uneven temper. So vexed was he at the halt of the Imboden cavalry at Hancock, in the opening of the campaign, that he was losing sight of Pickett's brigades as a known quantity for battle. His manner suggested to me that a little reflection would be better than further discussion, and right soon he suggested to the commander of the Second Corps to take Cemetery Hill if he thought it prac
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 27: Gettysburg-Second day. (search)
Rodes's extending the line to the right through Gettysburg; Pender's division on the right of Rodes's; the other divisions of the Third Corps resting on Seminary Ridge, with McLaws's division and Hood's three brigades near general Headquarters; Pickett's brigades and Law's of Hood's division at Chambersburg and New Guilford, twenty-two and twenty-four miles away. Law had received orders to join his division, and was on the march. The cavalry was not yet heard from. The line so extended and brigades, later in the night, from our centre, could not have been very severe, I claim that his loss in the battle of his left was from twelve to fourteen thousand. As events of the battle of the 2d passed, it seems fair to claim that with Pickett's brigades present at the moment of Wofford's advance for the gorge at Little Round Top, we could have had it before Crawford was there. Under ordinary circumstances this account of the second day, made from the records, would be complete an
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter28: Gettysburg-Third day. (search)
lan was unchanged. Longstreet, reinforced by Pickett's three brigades, which arrived near the battf McLaws's and Hood's divisions reinforced by Pickett's brigades. Four years with General Lee, W.reinforce by divisions of the Third Corps and Pickett's brigades, and stated the point to which thee same time a note to Alexander directed that Pickett should not be called until the artillery pracg from the cemetery itself. Alexander. Pickett said, General, shall I advance? The efforty moved out against the supporting brigade in Pickett's rear. Colonel Sorrel was sent to have thatd the battle of the left in steady ranks. Pickett's lines being nearer, the impact was heavieste subject: I was present, however, just after Pickett's repulse, when General Lee so magnanimously its finest brigades, Jenkins's and Corse's of Pickett's division, and was fought out by detail. Th. Pickett's division, Maj.-Gen. George E. Pickett:--Garnett's Brigade, Brig.-Gen. R. B. Garnett[14 more...]
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 29: the wave rolls back. (search)
possible, Ashby's Gap, but as the enemy's cavalry was on the opposite bank, and the waters were too high for us to get over, we marched on to Manassas, then for Chester Gap. As high up as Front Royal the river was found past fording, but part of a pontoon bridge was at hand. General Corse, who had joined us, hurried and succeeded in getting his brigade over in time to occupy Chester Gap, and putting his regiment under Colonel Arthur Herbert in the west end of Manassas Gap. The balance of Pickett's men crossed by putting the arms and ammunition in the boats, the men swimming, and sent reinforcements to General Corse and Colonel Herbert, when the enemy's cavalry withdrew. One bridge was laid and spliced, and the march southward was resumed. The next day another demonstration was made by the enemy's cavalry at Manassas Gap, but Hood's division was there and McLaws's was at the Chester Gap, where another heavy body of cavalry approached. An effort was made to get behind the latte
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 36: strategic importance of the field. (search)
sposed to dispute our crossing, and await my arrival and further orders. The army being ready for the crossing and move for Knoxville, inquiry was made of General Johnston as to the condition of affairs with the enemy at Chattanooga. In answer he said,--Our scouts report that troops have been sent from Chattanooga to Loudon. They could not learn the number. On the 17th I asked the Richmond authorities for ten thousand additional men, and General Lee, approving our work, asked to have Pickett's division sent, and other detachments to make up the number. On the 19th I was informed from General Johnston's Headquarters that eight trains loaded with troops went up from Chattanooga on the night of the 17th. A telegram came on the 19th from Richmond to say that the additional troops called for could not be sent, and on the same day a telegram from the President ordered me to send General Martin with his cavalry to General Johnston. In reply I reported that the order depriving me
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 38: battle of the Wilderness. (search)
ennessee. General Badeau claims, besides, six thousand furloughed men and conscripts as joining the army between the 20th of April and the 4th of May. Of this there is no official record, and it is more than probable that new cases of sick and furloughed men of that interval were as many at least as the fragmentary parties that joined us. General Humphreys reported me as having fifteen thousand men. If he intended those figures as the strength of the First Corps, he is accurate enough, but Pickett's division of that corps was not with it, nor did it return to the Army of Northern Virginia until late in the campaign. So I find no good reason for changing the figures of Colonel Taylor, except so far as to add Johnson's brigade of Rodes's division, which is reported to have joined the Second Corps on the 6th of May,--estimated at 1500, which, added to 63,998, would make the total 65,498. But General Ewell's official account of numbers on the morning of the 6th of May puts his force a
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 39: again in front of Richmond. (search)
e of the Mississippi River, without displacing an efficient officer, I will cheerfully accept service in the Trans-Mississippi Department. The doctors give me little reason to hope to recover the use of my arm even within a year; hence my desire to be assigned for duty, or to have an extended leave of absence. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, J. Longstreet, Lieutenant-General. An order came assigning me to command on the north side of James River and Drury's Bluff, and Pickett's division on the south side, along Bermuda Hundred front as far as Swift Creek. On the north side were the local defence troops under Lieutenant-General Ewell, and Hoke's and Field's divisions and Gary's brigade of one thousand cavalry. There had been severe fighting on that side a few days previous, in an attack of the Federals upon Fort Harrison of our line, which resulted in the capture of the fort; then a more desperate fight of the Confederates to recover it, which was not succes
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