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General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 23: battle of Fredericksburg (continued). (search)
ered to the front. The Washington Artillery, exhausted of ammunition, was relieved by guns of Alexander's battalion. The change of batteries seemed to give new hope to the assaulting forces. They cheered and put in their best practice of sharp-shooters and artillery. The greater part of Alexander's loss occurred while galloping up to his position. General Ransom advanced the other regimentshe enemy. Orders were sent out, however, for renewed efforts to strengthen the position. Colonel Alexander found a point at which he could pit a gun in enfilade position to the swell of ground behires; 2d Co., Capt. J. B. Richardson 3d Co., Capt. M. B. Miller; 4th Co., Capt. B. F. Eshleman. Alexander's Battalion, Lieut.-Col. E. Porter Alexander; Bedford (Va.) Art., Capt. Tyler C. Jordan; EubanLieut.-Col. E. Porter Alexander; Bedford (Va.) Art., Capt. Tyler C. Jordan; Eubank's (Va.) battery, Capt. J. L. Eubank; Madison Light Art. (La.), Capt. Geo. V. Moody; Parker's (Va.) battery, Capt. William W. Parker; Rhett's (S. C.) battery, Capt. A. B. Rhett; Woolfolk's (Va.) bat
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 27: Gettysburg-Second day. (search)
at sunrise their commands filed off the road to the right and rested. The Washington Artillery was with them, and about nine o'clock, after an all-night march, Alexander's batteries were up as far as Willoughby's Run, where he parked and fed, and rode to Headquarters to report. As indicated by these movements, General Lee wasotice of his plans was sent the commander of the Second Corps. At the intimation that the battle would be opened on the right by part of the First Corps, Colonel Alexander was asked to act as director of artillery, and sent to view the field in time to assign the batteries as they were up. It was eleven o'clock when General Leen the precious moments, I rode with Wofford. The rugged field, the rough plunge of artillery fire, and the piercing musket-shots delayed somewhat the march, but Alexander dashed up with his batteries and gave new spirit to the worn infantry ranks. By a fortunate strike upon Ayres's flank we broke his line and pushed him and Barne
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter28: Gettysburg-Third day. (search)
red of talking, and nothing was left but to proceed. General Alexander was ordered to arrange the batteries of the front of where they could be covered during the artillery combat. Alexander put a battery of nine guns under the ridge and out of theenant-General, Commanding. At the same time a note to Alexander directed that Pickett should not be called until the artithe assaulting column. In a few minutes report came from Alexander that he would only be able to judge of the effect of his orders of battle. General Pickett rode to confer with Alexander, then to the ground upon which I was resting, where he waghteen guns are still firing from the cemetery itself. Alexander. Pickett said, General, shall I advance? The efforand rode gayly to his command. I mounted and spurred for Alexander's post. He reported that the batteries he had reserved freserve, Col. J. B. Walton:--Alexander's Battalion, Col. E. P. Alexander; Ashland (Va.) Art., Capt. P. Woolfolk, Jr., Lieut.
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 30: Longstreet moves to Georgia. (search)
neral Lee next wrote to inquire as to the time necessary for the movement of my corps into Tennessee. As there were but two divisions, McLaws's and Hood's, and Alexander's batteries, two days was supposed to be ample time. The transportation was ordered by the quartermaster's department at Richmond, and the divisions were made rock of the afternoon of the 19th of September. That upon which our horses were came up at four o'clock. Only part of the staff of the corps was with me, and General Alexander was with his batteries far away in South Carolina. As soon as our horses could be saddled we started, Lieutenant-Colonels Sorrel and Manning and myself, togades on the front line, others of the second line in support, except Hood's five brigades in column. General McLaws and two of his brigades, two of Hood's, and Alexander's artillery were on the rails, speeding for the battle as fast as steam could carry them, but failed to reach it. When organized for battle the left wing stood a
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 32: failure to follow success. (search)
of Chattanooga, from the base of Lookout Mountain on his left, to his right resting on the Tennessee River, and ordered Alexander's batteries to the top of the mountain, my command, McLaws's, Hood's, and Walker's divisions, occupying the left of hisbatteries, with orders not to assault unless especially ordered. The northern point of Lookout Mountain, upon which Alexander's batteries were posted, abuts upon the Tennessee River. The city lies east of the abutment and nestles close under itve hundred feet above the plateau, and from its height the mountain crops out into palisades of seven hundred feet. General Alexander managed to drop an occasional shell or shot about the enemy's lines by lifting the trails of his guns, but the fireat us, and succeeded in bursting one about two hundred feet below us. That angered the general a little, and he ordered Alexander to drop some of his shells about their heads. As this little practice went on, a despatch messenger came bursting thro
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 33: the East Tennessee campaign. (search)
red the move to be made by my two divisions, Alexander's and Leydon's artillery, and Wheeler's cavaLaws's and Hood's divisions of infantry, Colonel Alexander's and Major Leydon's artillery, and fouradquarters adjourned orders were issued for Alexander's artillery to be withdrawn from Lookout Mouved at Sweetwater on the 6th, 7th, and 8th. Alexander's batteries were shipped as soon as cars werermaster and subsistence departments and General Alexander's account of the condition of some of thbridge was laid under the supervision of General Alexander and Major Clark, our chief engineer, at e was cautiously made by Hood's division and Alexander's artillery leading; McLaws's division and Lg in advance, was deployed on the right with Alexander's battalion. As soon as the line was organce in deliberate, well-timed combat, but General Alexander had the sympathy of his audience. His ssand yards in advance of his line of works. Alexander's artillery was disposed near McLaws's deplo
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 34: Besieging Knoxville. (search)
ning of the 18th he found the enemy's line of skirmishers-cavalry dismounted-behind a line of heavy rail defences. General Alexander was ordered to knock the rails about them and drive them out, and was partially successful, but the enemy got back they could find, but close under fire,--so close that to remain inactive would endanger repulse. Captain Winthrop, of Alexander's staff, appreciating the crisis, dashed forward on his horse and led the halting lines successfully over the works. Issance he pronounced Fort Sanders the assailable point, but, after riding around the lines with General Jenkins and General Alexander, he pronounced in favor of assault from our left at Mabry's Hill. On the 27th, after more thorough reconnoissance ines, and opinions coincided with those of reconnoitring officers that the former could be passed without ladders. General Alexander and I made frequent examinations of them within four hundred yards. After careful conference, General McLaws or
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 35: cut off from East and West. (search)
hed. Under the circumstances there seemed but one move left for us,--to march around Knoxville to the north side, up the Holston, and try to find the column reported to be marching down from Cumberland Gap, the mountain ranges and valleys of that part of the State offering beautiful fields for the manoeuvre of small armies. The order was issued December 2. Trains were put in motion on the 3d, and ordered up the railroad route under escort of Law's and Robertson's brigades and one of Alexander's batteries. On the night of the 4th the troops were marched from the southwest to the north side of the city, and took up the march along the west bank of the Holston. General Martin, with his own and General W. E. Jones's cavalry, was left to guard the rear of our march and pick up weak men or stragglers. He was ordered to cross part of his cavalry to the east bank at Strawberry Plains and march up on that side, and General W. E. Jones to follow on our rear with his and the balance of
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 36: strategic importance of the field. (search)
Ninth Corps to guard at Strawberry Plains. General Martin gave us prompt notice that the march was at Dandridge, and in force. The move was construed as a flanking proceeding, but it was more convenient to adopt the short march and meet it at Dandridge than to leave our shoe factory and winter huts and take up the tedious rearward move. The army was ordered under arms, the cavalry was ordered concentrated in front of General Sturgis, and the divisions of Jenkins and B. R. Johnson and Alexander's batteries were marched to join General Martin. McLaws's division under General Wofford, and Ransom's under General Carr, with such batteries as they could haul, were assigned to positions on the Morristown (Strawberry Plains) road, to strike forward or reinforce at Dandridge as plans developed. The men without shoes were ordered to remain as camp guards, but many preferred to march with their comrades. I rode in advance to be assured that our cavalry had not mistaken a strong caval
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 38: battle of the Wilderness. (search)
R. H. Anderson's, looking towards Madison Court-House; the Second and Third Corps, commanded by Lieutenant-Generals R. S. Ewell and A. P. Hill; two divisions and Alexander's artillery of Longstreet's (First) corps being held at Mechanicsville. Colonel Taylor, chief of staff with the Army of Northern Virginia, gives the strengthnd sent to General Grant, who so far modified his plans as to prepare for immediate battle. The commands of the First Corps, Field's and Kershaw's divisions and Alexander's batteries, were stationed, Field's north of Gordonsville, where he had been posted on the 1st of May in anticipation of a move around our left, the other commano loss of time from the moment we received orders to the moment we went under fire in the Wilderness, as the distance covered will show. Very truly yours, E. P. Alexander. General Longstreet. Colonel Venable writes,-- July 25, 1879. Dear General,-- ... Well, the morning came. The enemy attacked Wilcox and Heth before y
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