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Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative 999 7 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 382 26 Browse Search
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac 379 15 Browse Search
Edward Alfred Pollard, The lost cause; a new Southern history of the War of the Confederates ... Drawn from official sources and approved by the most distinguished Confederate leaders. 288 22 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 283 1 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 243 11 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 37. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 233 43 Browse Search
An English Combatant, Lieutenant of Artillery of the Field Staff., Battlefields of the South from Bull Run to Fredericksburgh; with sketches of Confederate commanders, and gossip of the camps. 210 2 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore) 200 12 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore) 186 12 Browse Search
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stores were closed, and, with a very few exceptions, were not disturbed. There were considerable Government stores here — some two hundred pairs of shoes, a few boxes of clothing, and a large quantity of ammunition captured recently from General Longstreet. It was stored in the warehouses of Wunderlich & Nead. About eleven o'clock their rear-guard was ready to leave, and they notified the citizens residing near the warehouses to remove their families, as they were going to burn all public pof condemned clothing; but even these latter the rebels were glad to exchange for their own still worse ones. They destroyed four hundred and sixty-eight boxes of confederate ammunition, which had been previously captured by our forces from Gen. Longstreet's train ; but this was almost worthless, as was evidenced by the fact of the little damage made by its explosion. From the time I got word that the rebels were approaching until they entered the town, was not an hour. And even in that sh
occupied the right of our line, which rested on the railroad; Gen. Longstreet's the left, extending along the heights to the Rappahannock abnding beyond Hill's front, encountered the right of Gen. Hood, of Longstreet's corps. The enemy took possession of a small copse in front of over his bridges at Fredericksburgh, and massing them in front of Longstreet's line. Soon after his repulse on our right, he commenced a serit slackened. A few crackling shots were heard to our left, along Longstreet's division, and then a succession of volleys, which were kept up vided into two large corps d'armee, and that on this occasion General Longstreet's corps was on the left, and General Stonewall Jackson's on twhich takes its name from him, and thence, in company with Geen. Longstreet, calmly watched the repulse of the repeated Federal efforts agained in conversation with the other two leading generals. Once General Longstreet exclaimed too him, Are you not scared by that file of Yankees
d on the other side of the belt of woods. A rebel force, drawn up at the base of a picturesque elevation, called Oventop Mountain, then moved off, and after a little more slight skirmishing the enemy fled in hot haste toward Chester Gap, in the mountain. Among the prisoners taken by Colonel Gregg on the left was Lieut. Taliaferro, Adjutant of the Ninth Virginia regiment, a personal friend of the Colonel, and several other officers. He was severely wounded in both legs, one of which has been amputated. Immediately after these brilliant encounters, General Pleasanton pushed a body of cavalry down to Sandy Hook near the mouth of the gap, and ascertained that Stuart passed down to either Flint Hill or Warrenton. Four guns, supported by infantry, were found in position in the gap. It was also ascertained that Longstreet, with his corps, passed Flint Hill on Thursday last on his way to Culpeper, and that one of the Hills, with his command, was to have passed to-day from Front Royal.
ty, every necessary means will be taken to preserve order and secure the protective operation of the laws and policy of the United States Government. I am very respectfully your obedient servant, E. V. Sumner, Brevet Major.-Gen. U. S.A., Commanding Right Grand Division. On his arrival on the opposite side of the river, Gen. Patrick was conveyed to the guard-house by the military, where he was detained until the reply was ready. In the mean time his communication was conveyed to Gen. Longstreet, whose troops were encamped a short distance outside of the city. The following is the reply of the Mayor: Mayor's office, Fredericksburgh, November 21, 1862. Brevet Major-General E. V. Sumner, Commanding U. S.A. sir: I have received at twenty minutes before five o'clock this afternoon, your communication of this date, in which you state that under cover of the houses of this town, shots have been fired upon the troops of your command; that our mills and manufactories are furn
Centreville turnpike. McDowell had succeeded in checking Lee at Thoroughfare Gap, but the latter took the road from Hopeville to Newmarket and hastened to the relief of Jackson, who was already in rapid retreat. A portion of McDowell's corps encountered the retreating column on the afternoon of the twenty-eighth, near Warrenton turnpike, and a severe but successful engagement ensued. Jackson was again attacked on the twenty-ninth, near the old battle-ground of July, 1861. Knowing that Longstreet was not distant, he made a most desperate stand. The fight continued nearly all day, and was terminated only by darkness. We had gained considerable ground, but nothing was decided when the battle closed. It was renewed the next morning, and after another day's hard fighting, our forces fell back behind Bull Run, the enemy not attempting any pursuit. Two days later, however, he threw a considerable force between Chantilly and Germantown to turn Pope's right. Hooker dislodged them afte
m to eschew attempts to appear like soldiers. The return home was ordered to-day, and the regiment marched from Young's Cross-Roads to Newbern, twenty-one miles, bringing with them the prizes. They entered Newbern with flags flying and trumpets sounding, and, although somewhat bespattered with mud, yet every man bore a cheerful countenance, and seemed ready for another dash at the rebels. From some of the prisoners it was learned that Stonewall Jackson is in command at Wilmington, and Longstreet, each with their respective corps, at Goldsboro. Among the trophies captured at Trenton, were two American regimental standards, one belonging, to the Twenty-first brigade North-Carolina militia, and the other to the Eighteenth brigade. Both these regiments held themselves loyal until the pressure of public opinion made them give way. Another important capture by the gallant Third was a numerous pack of blood-hounds, belonging to Mr. McDaniel, which were used for catching runaway negroes
ry. They came into a clearing about sixty yards from the fort, and from my position I could see every movement both in the fort and among the rebels. As soon as two or three guns were in position, they commenced a rapid fire of shell and canister. After a few rounds, they sent in to Colonel Anderson of the Ninety-second New-York, (four hundred and fifty of whom held the place,) a flag of truce demanding a surrender, saying that a combined attack was to be made that day on Newbern by General Longstreet's whole command, and that resistance was useless. To gain time for the gunboats to get into position, Col. Anderson asked for half an hour to send and consult Gen. Foster. The flag went back and returned granting the half-hour, and when it was up came in again to see the result. The messenger had not returned, and Col. Anderson replied: My orders are to hold this place, and I shall never surrender it. During this interval the rebels had put all their guns in position, straightened
cements. Hooker objects, for it is not yet known what the confused hum means out west on the plank-roads. He moves Berry and Whipple up a little nearer to Chancellorsville. Sickles moves on. Suddenly he comes upon the rebels in two lines, of Longstreet's force. Nearly all of the rebel army has been massed south and west of Chancellorsville, with remarkable celerity. Sickles has crossed Scott's River and is ascending the hill beyond, when he receives from the thick underbrush the fire ofnfederacy. Hooker recrossed the Rappahannock noiselessly, bringing back one more cannon than was taken over. The morale of his army is excellent. The fact that five divisions withstood the onset of all Jackson's forces and two divisions of Longstreet's, as we are informed by Richmond papers, has inspired the men. Perhaps the question may be asked, why Hooker did not bring in more troops — why he did not bring up Meade, Reynolds, or Couch on Sunday? He did not do it for two reasons: The gro