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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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ements on the part of the Confederates which culminated in the terrific battles of the 28th, 29th, and 30th of August. Jackson's column was followed by that of Longstreet, and General Lee came after his two great Lieutenants with the remainder of the Confederate army. The troops were ordered to relieve themselves of everything eing always in fine spirits, having much pleasurable amusement along the way, calling themselves General Lee's foot cavalry, etc. The same writer, attached to Longstreet's corps, gives a lively account of the march and its incidents: Soon after leaving Gordonsville, we commenced shelling the Yankees. First, on Mountain Ruof several feet. From all that I could see in the part of the field I visited, there were ten dead Yankees to one of ours. This was the position occupied by Gen. Longstreet's division. The field was literally filled with small arms of the best quality. When they broke to run, every one must have thrown away his gun. Some were
13th of September. No sooner did McClellan hear of the movements of Jackson than he resolved to make a powerful effort to defeat his plans. Leaving Washington with 80,000 men, on Sunday, near Boonsboro, he threw his whole force against the corps of Gen. D. H. Hill, which was the rear guard of our army and had been placed at this point by Gen. Lee to impede the reinforcing column. The battle was obstinate and bloody, but General Hill nobly stood his ground, reinforced in the afternoon by Longstreet's corps, and the object of the Federals, the relief of Harper's Ferry, was defeated. While the battle was raging, the place was surrendered by General Miles, with his entire force of 11,000 men, the same number of small arms, 73 pieces of cannon, 200 wagons, with a vast amount of stores and camp equipage. General Jackson announced this event in his laconic style: Yesterday God crowned our arms with another brilliant success in the surrender of Harper's Ferry. The Federals having ga
veiled by a fog, he advanced boldly in large force against our right wing. Gen. Jackson's corps occupied the right of our line, which rested on the railroad; Gen. Longstreet's the left, extending along the heights to the Rappahannock, above Fredericksburg. Gen. Stuart, with two brigades of cavalry, was posted on the extensive plarsued him into the plain until arrested by his artillery. The right of the enemy's column extending 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 Hood, but were quickly dispossessed, and repulsed with loss. During the attack on our right the enemy was crossing troops over his bridges at Fredericksburg, and massing them in front of Longstreet's line. Soon after his repulse on our right, he commenced a series of attacks on our left, with d view of obtaining possession of the heights immediately overlooking the town. These repeated attacks were repulsed in gallant
ball-plays and cards. Our Colonel is not religious, but he has the greatest respect for Christianity, and seems to take great delight in affording me every facility for my work. The religious influence now pervading the army was so powerful that the active movements of the spring campaign could not divert the minds of the soldiers from the great question, What must I do to be saved? Early in the season the attitude of military affairs in Virginia and North Carolina was this: Lieutenant-General Longstreet was in command of Southern Virginia, including the defences of Richmond, Petersburg, and portions of North Carolina. Major-General Elzy commanded the Department of Richmond; Major-General French, that of Petersburg and lower Virginia; and Major-General D. H. Hill, that of North Carolina. About the first of April Major-General Hood's division left Petersburg and marched towards Suffolk. On the 13th General Hood drew up in line of battle before the town, while his skirmishers bol
elter of heavy batteries on the north bank of the river. On returning again to the left, he found that General Hooker had abandoned his entrenchments and re-crossed the river. The following are General Lee's official dispatches to President Davis: Milford, May 3, 1863. Yesterday, General Jackson penetrated to the rear of the enemy and drove him from all his positions, from the Wilderness to within one mile of Chancellorsville. He was engaged at the same time in front by two of Longstreet's divisions. This morning the battle was renewed. He was dislodged from his strong positions around Chancellorsville, and driven back towards the Rappahannock, over which he is now retreating. Many prisoners were taken, and the enemy's loss in killed and wounded is large. We have again to thank Almighty God for a great victory. I regret to state that General Paxton was killed; General Jackson severely, Generals Heth and A. P. Hill slightly, wounded. (Signed) R. E. Lee, General. M
ond Christian Advocate: I have been employed one month in my new position as a missionary to the army. Bro. Evans having been compelled by ill health to resign his appointment, Bishop Early transferred me, at my request, from Ewell's to Longstreet's corps. I naturally felt a preference to remain with those troops among whom I had labored as a chaplain from almost the commencement of the war. The last four weeks I have been preaching daily, and sometimes twice a day, in the brigades of P our holy Christianity. Near the close of autumn (November 24-25) the battle of Missionary Ridge, so disastrous to the Confederates, was fought. The army of Gen. Bragg had been greatly reduced in numbers by sickness and by the withdrawal of Longstreet's corps to East Tennessee. Gen. Wheeler was also absent with nearly all our cavalry. The army was left with little more than one-third the strength it had at Chickamauga. The Federals first assaulted and carried the strong position on Lookout
isters: R. B. Lester to Jackson's brigade, Army of Tennessee; A. M. Thigpen to Colquitt's brigade, near Charleston; J. W. Turner to the troops in and around Savannah, and on the coast below there; G. W. Yarbrough to Wofford's brigade, Gen. Longstreet's army; T. 11. Stewart to Thomas' brigade, and P. 0. Harper to Gordon's brigade, Army of Virginia; and L. B. Payne temporarily to visit the hospitals between Atlanta and Guyton C. R. R. until a brigade is selected for him. Another, T. F. Piking Christ. Rev. A. M. Thigpen labored in Colquitt's brigade near Charleston. In the 23d Georgia, 60 conversions. The meeting was conducted in harmony by Presbyterians, Baptists, and Methodists. Rev. Geo. W. Yarbrough reported from General Longstreet's army near Russellville, Tenn: At Petersburg I entered upon my missionary work, having been thrown with a large number of troops on their way to this army; and, having been supplied by the Evangelical Tract Society there with a varie
army under Ewell and Hill to oppose him. The Federals assaulted these with desperate valor, but were repulsed. The battle was renewed the next day, May 6th, and for a while the Federals had the advantage, but the lost ground was soon recovered by the Confederates and the original lines restored. Every advance, said General Lee in his report of this day's bloody work, thanks to a merciful God, has been repulsed. In these fights Gen. John M. Jones and Gen. Jenkins were killed, and Generals Longstreet, Stafford, and Pegram were wounded, besides many other officers of lower grade and a vast number of private soldiers. Among the leading officers lost by the Federals was Gen. Wadsworth. At the same time that this bloody work was going on in Virginia the like scenes were enacted in Georgia. Here the movement was towards Richmond, there towards Atlanta. General Sherman made a determined effort to flank Gen. Johnston by a movement on Resaca; but the sagacious Confederate silently
roke the strange stillness of that Sabbath morn. Steadily, silently they came when Sheridan drew back his horsemen, as parts some mighty curtain, and there stood the close formed battalions of infantry, the cannon gleaming in the openings, quietly awaiting the coming of Gordon's men. Instinctively your enemy halted. Meanwhile Lee has turned back to meet Grant and surrendered his command. Sheridan swung his cavalry around upon Gordon's left and was about to charge, when Custer reached Longstreet. Assurance of surrender was given, and the end bad come. The Sabbath day, with tears and in sorrow, Southern men folded the banners of the Lost cause, and their bravest and best sought honorably to bury them from sight forever. How sad it is that poor ambitions, jealousies of race, the wretched greed of pelf and place, and the miserable hates of social rivalries should so often disturb the hearty reconciliation of that surrender, and for a time revive the bitterness which you then