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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
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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
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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
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Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter 7: at West Point as instructor, 1857-61; the outbreak of the Civil War (search)
management of affairs. Some agreed with my sentiments, but the majority said that they were contrary to a proper military spirit. In March, 1858, the War Department sent our Sapper and Miner Company, about one hundred strong, to Utah Territory, where some difficulty between the Mormons, the Indians, and the emigrants had already begun. Lieutenant E. P. Alexander was at that time in command of that company. He became an officer in the Confederate Army and was Chief of Artillery under Longstreet, planting his numerous batteries along our front at Gettysburg. One day at West Point he overtook me on the sidewalk and we conversed together for some time, continuing our discussion till after we reached my home. He gave me two books of a religious character and $5 to be expended in Christian work. One remark that he made I well remember. I wish to be thought by my men to be a Christian and have their sympathy and interest during the expedition to Utah. I have met Alexander since
necessary reserves, posted himself at Manassas; the right of his army, Ewing's brigade, at Union Mills; at McLean's Ford, Jones's brigade; at Blackburn's Ford, Longstreet's; just above Mitchell's Ford, Bonham's; at Lewis' Ford, Coke's; at Stone Bridge, the crossing of the Warrenton Pike, Evans's demibrigade of a regiment and a half, which formed the left of the Confederate army proper; Early's brigade of four regiments was drawn up in rear of Longstreet and Jones as a reserve. The above brigades, together with some seven other regiments and companies not brigaded, constituted Beauregard's Army of the Potomac. Radford's cavalry brigade was keeping watc with our fighting Colonel Richardson in front. It was so quiet when Tyler with Richardson neared Blackburn's Ford that they could not detect with glasses that Longstreet was there with his batteries and five infantry regiments and Early close behind with four more, yet such was the case. Tyler naturally ordered forward a batt
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter 15: the battle of Williamsburg (search)
ome to him were to support Stoneman and harass the enemy, and, if possible, cut off his retreat. Baldy Smith's division he knew was on his right, and other troops in plenty somewhere near. These circumstances were to Fighting Joe Hooker just those for winning laurels by a successful assault. Exactly contrary to Sumner's plan Hooker, already on the ground by daylight, commenced a regular attack on the Confederate right at about 7.30. A fierce and noisy struggle went on there all day. Longstreet came back and brought more troops. Hooker's men, reserves and all, pushed in, and were nearly exhausted, when, about 4 P. M., Phil Kearny managed to get up his division. Hooker's division was at last relieved by Kearny's and fell back to be a reserve. Hooker's soldiers deserved this rest, for they had faced Fort Magruder and those strong redoubts well manned and actively firing for nine hours. Kearny's men charged and cleared the outside point of woods, carried some rifle pits, and sile
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter 16: the battle of Fair Oaks (search)
sion Keyes in front; Hill to be supported by Longstreet, who was to have the direction of all operataches of our corps from the Chickahominy. Longstreet, despairing of Huger's cooperation, about 12onder there was confidence and enthusiasm in Longstreet's ranks. General Johnston and G. W. Smith aout the time of Kearny's arrival, Hill's and Longstreet's divisions of Confederates with some reenfoHooker, now arrived from White Oak Swamp. Longstreet's forces, exhausted by six hours fighting, chat night within reach as reinforcements for Longstreet, except Hood's brigade, was diverted, and inal Smith, regarding the morrow, directed General Longstreet to push his successes of the previous dak that Smith's orders practically meant that Longstreet alone was to finish the battle. Longstreet,Longstreet, though reinforced, had a hard task, especially under his pivotal orders. He did not and could not to left in a bend, concave toward Smith and Longstreet, were the divisions of Sedgwick, Richardson,[1 more...]
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter 17: Second battle of Bull Bun (search)
ngs, well beyond Pope's power to defend. Lee then, with Longstreet, followed slowly. In the face of this strategic move,pe's right flank; strike the railroad in the rear; while Longstreet must divert his attention in front and be ready to follot ground for belief at his headquarters that Jackson and Longstreet were far asunder, and that Pope with at least 50,000 mendie Gap and turn back in the great valley beyond to join Longstreet. That was not, however, Jackson's purpose, but Pope undd Jackson's generalship. He was adroitly giving Lee and Longstreet time to get near him before battle. Phil Kearny's divped Stonewall Jackson to concentrate his brigades, where Longstreet might join him. Now, for Pope to get back his army frowever, according to the weight of testimony now extant, Longstreet's large command had already joined Jackson's right when s a stormy fight, bad enough for us, because Stuart and Longstreet were able to envelop Pope's left flank, and they pressed
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter 18: the battle of South Mountain (search)
to seize and hold Maryland Heights, and thus to do his part in capturing Harper's Ferry; while Longstreet would halt at Boonsboro, west of South Mountain, and delay our westward march. To make assurahe new division of D. H. Hill for his rear guard, to be gradually drawn in till it should join Longstreet at Boonsboro. These instructions of the Confederate leader were plain. They were dated Sepand with 1,500 Union cavalry forded the Potomac and passed off northward. He captured some of Longstreet's wagons on the Maryland shore, made a few prisoners, and, avoiding the Confederate columns, js could and did take advantage of every obstacle to disable or hold back Hooker's soldiers. Longstreet, hastening up from Boonsboro, was ascending the mountain about this time. His brigades, as thly looked pleased and hopeful, but very weary. They did not cheer. About midnight Hill and Longstreet had drawn off their commands, leaving their dead and severely wounded in our hands. The Confe
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter 19: the battle of Antietam; I succeed Sedgwick in command of a division (search)
ntietam at Newkirk and passed from pike to pike. As the Antietam River, from Newkirk to its mouth, had steep banks and scarcely any practicable fords, it was to Lee just the obstacle he needed to cover his front. He located D. H. Hill and Longstreet on the right and left of the main pike, while he sent off Hood's division to the left. The convenient curves of the Potomac would protect his flanks as soon as he had men enough to fill the space. At first he did not have more than 25,000 menorter's corps, following closely, lost heavily at the Shepherdstown ford-so that every part of our army except Couch's division, which after its late arrival was only exposed to artillery fire, suffered great loss at the battle of Antietam. Longstreet says that Antietam was the bloodiest single day of fighting of the war. The Confederate loss in Maryland was 12,601; while ours at Antietam alone, including prisoners, was 12,410. While, with a view to avoid their mistakes in the future, we
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter 20: General Burnside assumes command of the army of the Potomac (search)
supporting distance of each other during the march, yet by the time the rear guard had crossed the Potomac, on November 2d, the head of column was already in the vicinity of Snicker's Gap. Mr. Lincoln's policy proved correct. General Lee, with Longstreet's wing, with very little cavalry, made a parallel march up the Shenandoah, so that by the time we had touched Snicker's Gap, two of the passes of the Blue Ridge farther up-Chester's and Thornton's — were even then in use by Lee passing the matetomac had changed its base from Warrenton Junction to Aquia Creek. Before Stuart's assurance came to Lee, he had dispatched troops to Marye Heights and vicinity. Cavalry, artillery, and two divisions of infantry, under McLaws and Ransom, with Longstreet in chief command, were hurried forward, arriving on the 18th and 19th. They reoccupied and fortified the best Fredericksburg positions, and with no little anxiety as they beheld our extension and preparations, waited for the arrival of their m
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter 21: battle of Fredericksburg (search)
ehind Marye Heights affords an extended, sheltered position in its valley; the other stream, the Deep Run, drains the high ground about Prospect Hill and enters the Rappahannock some distance south of the city. Before the arrival of Jackson, Longstreet had posted the troops, Anderson's division from Taylor's Hill eastward, to include the cemetery; Ransom's holding all the lines and works on Marye Heights; McLaws's division, coming next, covered all the low ground from Hazel Run to Harrison's mand was toward the north and the northwest, overlooking every approach from the direction of Fredericksburg. Hood, as soon as relieved by Jackson, changed position to the north side of Deep Run and held his forces for use in any direction. Longstreet, referring to the long front which he commanded, says: In addition to the natural strength of the position, ditches, stone fences, and road cuts formed along different portions of the line, and parts of General McLaws's lines were farther stren
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter 22: battle of Chancellorsville (search)
Our army at that time numbered for duty about 130,000--First Corps, Reynolds; Second, Couch; Third, Sickles; Fifth, Meade; Sixth, Sedgwick; Eleventh, Howard; Twelfth, Slocum; cavalry corps, Stoneman; reserve artillery, Hunt. The Confederate army opposite numbered about 60,000: four divisions under under Stonewall, two (Anderson's and McLaws's) acting separately, and Stuart's cavalry. General Pendleton brought the reserve artillery under one head. Anderson's and McLaws's belonged to Longstreet's corps, but the remainder over and above these two divisions was at this time absent from the Army of Northern Virginia. Lee's forces occupied the Fredericksburg Heights and guarded all approaches. His cavalry, with headquarters at Culpeper, watched his left flank from his position to the Shenandoah Valley. The plan of operation determined upon by General Hooker, which began to be revealed to his corps commanders little by little in confidential notes, was, first, to send his whole c
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