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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The relative strength of the armies of Generals Lee and Grant. (search)
el Army of Northern Virginia, stationed on the south side of the Rapidan, under General Robert E. Lee. The 9th corps, under Major-General Burnside, was, at the opening of the campaign, a distinct organization, but on the 24th of May, 1864, it was incorporated into the Army of the Potomac. The Army of the James was commanded by Major-General Butler, whose headquarters were at Fortress Monroe. The headquarters of the Army of the Shenandoah, commanded by Major-General Sigel, were at Winchester. [It is not necessary to mention the other armies for my purpose.] On pages 5th and 6th of his report Mr. Stanton says. Official reports show that on the 1st of May, 1864, the aggregate military force of all arms, officers and men, was nine hundred and seventy thousand seven hundred and ten, to wit: Available force present for duty662,345 On detached service in the different military departments109,348 In field hospitals, or unfit for duty41,266 In general hospitals, or on
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Memorandum of information as to battles, &c., in the year 1864, called for by the Honorable Secretary of War. (search)
on each side about 2,000. August 5 to September Loss of Confederate steamers in Mobile Bay. Evacuation of Fort Powell and surrender of Forts Gaines and Morgan. Confederate loss about 800. July Battle north of Waynesboroa, Virginia. Confederates under General William E. Jones defeated. Enemy's loss about 800; Confederate 800. No official report. August to September Battle of Jonesboroa and fall of Atlanta. Loss on each side about 3,000. September 19 Battle near Winchester. General Early defeated. Confederate loss about 3,500; enemy's supposed to be 5,000. September 24 Confederates driven from Fisher's Hill. Loss, 17 pieces of artillery; very little fighting. September 29 Fort Harrison, below Richmond, captured. Con-federate loss about 200. October 2 Altoona, Georgia, attacked. Confederates repulsed. October 9 General Rosser's cavalry defeated in Valley. Loss, 400 killed, wounded and missing, and 5 pieces of artillery. In many
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.4 (search)
and Lomax, and Ramseur's division of less than 2,000 infantry, were engaged by the enemy near Winchester, and Rodes' division left Stephenson's depot to go to their assistance. Gordon's division prere submitting to its loss. The surgeons promised me, in event our army was forced to evacuate Winchester, to send me off in an ambulance, but, a few minutes after, shot and shell were fired into the g enemy. Night found Sheridan's hosts in full and exultant possession of much abused, beloved Winchester. The hotel hospital was pretty full of desperately wounded and dying Confederates. The entir, made their escape from the city just as the Yankee cavalry entered it. A few noble ladies of Winchester ventured, with lanterns in their hands, to walk among the wounded and distribute sandwiches anIntosh and Chapman wounded. Report says that over 6,000 Yankee wounded are now scattered over Winchester in every available building. Private houses have been seized and turned into hospitals, and t
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Lee's final and full report of the Pennsylvania campaign and battle of Gettysburg. (search)
ed and carried at the time of the capture of Winchester, on the Newtown road. It should be on the Pughtown road, which is on the northwest of Winchester, while the Newtown road (the Valley pike) is o and Ohio railroad from reinforcing those at Winchester, while General Jenkins advanced directly towll, with the rest of his command, moved upon Winchester, Johnson's division advancing by the Front Re which had occupied Berryville retreated to Winchester on the approach of General Rodes. The folloto carry an entrenched position northwest of Winchester, near the Pughtown road, which the latter ofinsburg road about two and a half miles from Winchester, where he could either intercept the enemy'sia. On the night of Ewell's appearance at Winchester, the enemy in front of A. P. Hill at Frederiments of infantry which had been detached at Winchester to guard prisoners, and were returning to thn's and Rodes' divisions, Early's being near Winchester, and found General Wright skirmishing with t[1 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General J. E. B. Stuart's report of operations after Gettysburg. (search)
erstown, a little north of the National road. Cavalry pickets were extended beyond the railroad leading to Chambersburg, and everything put in readness to resist the enemy's attack. The situation of our communication south of the Potomac, caused the Commandering General to desire more cavalry on that side, and accordingly Brigadier-General Jones' brigade (one of whose regiments--Twelfth Virginia cavalry--had been left in Jefferson) was detached and sent to cover our communications with Winchester. The cavalry on the left consisted now of Fitz. Lee's, W. H. F. Lee's, Baker's and Roberts' brigades, the latter being a mere handful. On the 13th skirmishing continued at intervals, but it appeared that the enemy, instead of attacking, was entrenching himself in our front, and the Commanding General determined to cross the Potomac. The night of the 13th was chosen for this move, and the arduous and difficult task of bringing up the rear was, as usual, assigned to the cavalry. Just b
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 2.11 (search)
ty offered. Am much better to-day. October 5th and 6th Rumors are rife that General Early will attempt to retake Winchester soon. This is very improbable, as Sheridan's forces are too numerous. Reinforcements pass by the office every day, got the head of my bed, declined, although I urged it. October 13th Fresh reports of General Early's advancing upon Winchester. The ladies are much excited about it, and pray for his return. The enemy share in the excitement, and are having mans the wounded leg until it began to bleed, and jets of arterial blood flowed from it, just as it had done before I left Winchester. I saw he had unnecessarily and designedly produced hemorrhage, and, for the first time in my life, I cursed. I denous and eyes are hollow and sunken, I have very little strength left, and need nourishing food, such as I had at dear old Winchester. I sadly miss the good women who cared for me there, and long for their generous fare. We are permitted to buy only t
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General R. E. Bodes' report of the battle of Gettysburg. (search)
reputation, and whose death on the field at Winchester was lamented as a sad loss to the army, and of the plan were the simultaneous attack of Winchester and Berryville; the subsequent attack of Marthe two other divisions of the corps reduced Winchester. To enable me to carry out this plan the be to cut off the retreat of the enemy towards Winchester. The infantry, save one brigade, without beat route, and later that he had gone towards Winchester. I followed him to Summit Point, where we be night the enemy had continued his march to Winchester, whither I ordered the only force of cavalrynd annoy him. Not having heard anything from Winchester, though I had dispatched several couriers tomy general instructions, and turning towards Winchester. The reflection that should my division be information as to the progress of events at Winchester, and about the same time learned that Generamed the march up the Valley. Bivouacking at Winchester one night, the next afternoon found us, afte
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 4.21 (search)
ce the battle of Gettysburg, and, during his confinement, was elected to the Georgia Legislature--a graceful compliment to real merit. My young lady friends in Winchester write me often, always addressing me as Dear cousin. Their letters cheer and gladden me, greatly relieving the tedious monotony of prison life. Many of the prelf-denying, illy fed and poorly clad Confederate privates. All honor to them! November 13th, 14th and 15th A new batch of wounded prisoners came in from Winchester. Among the officers are Major Geo. H. Kyle, of Baltimore, A. D. C. to General Breckinridge, wounded in the stomach and both arms; Captain M. Russell, Sixtieth signed to Ward Fourteen, General Hospital. November 24th Thanksgiving Day for the Lincolnites. Had a good dinner, better than any I have had since I left Winchester. We are anxious for a flag of truce boat to carry us to Dixie, and it is the perpetual theme of conversation. I bunk with Lieutenant Edmondson, of the Thirty-
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Book notices. (search)
e did figure in the Confederacy, and who saw her upon several occasions. The book is one which will be eagerly read by those who are fond of the marvellous, and is undoubtedly one which possesses much interest for the general reader. How far it can be received as history, is altogether another question. E. g., we may read with interest this narrative of personal adventure without being forced to explain how this dashing Lieutenant could have fought with Beauregard at Blackburn's ford on the 18th of July, 1861, and yet have been with Johnston, who marched from Winchester to Beauregard's relief on the same day — how he happened to be at so many battles fought by the different armies in different sections of the country — or how he managed to accomplish various other physical impossibilities. Nor could we endorse many of the opinions of men and things so confidently expressed. We can only say that it is a very readable book, and would serve well to while away a winter's eveni
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 2. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 5.29 (search)
Twelfth Alabama regiment. [continued from October Number.] December 9th, 1864 Letters have been received from Captain Hewlett, now at Fort Delaware; from Misses Lizzie Swartzwelder, Nena Kiger, Gertie Coffroth and Jennie Taylor, of Winchester, and Misses Anna McSherry, Mollie Harlan and Mary Alburtis, of Martinsburg. The dear young ladies who write me so promptly and so kindly have my warmest gratitude for their cheering letters. These charming, hitherto unknown Cousins, contributd is an uncompromising Democrat. He has lived among the Southern people, formed friendships there, and understands their peculiar institution — slavery. His letter is very kind and full of sympathy, and he offers to aid me. Alfred Parkins, of Winchester, a prisoner in the Bull pen, as the quarters of the privates is designated, came to see Lieutenant Arrington, having as a guard over him a coal-black, brutal-looking negro soldier, an escaped contraband, as Beast Butler styles the stolen and re
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