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General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox 278 2 Browse Search
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were getting the wheat. For this wanton destruction and waste he had the privates punished and the colonel arrested and held for trial, as such destruction and waste of the property of our enemies even, will disgrace us. On June 27th, Col. Lafayette McLaws (later major-general) was ordered to take command of all the troops in the vicinity of Williamsburg; Colonel Ewell was ordered to report to him; Capt. A. L. Rives was also assigned to duty with Colonel McLaws, and Colonel August's stationColonel McLaws, and Colonel August's station was changed to King's mill or Grove landing. About midnight of July 4th, Lieut.-Col. Charles D. Dreux, of the First Louisiana battalion, led a detachment of 500 infantry, 1 howitzer and about 15 or 20 cavalry, in an advance in the direction of Newport News and took post, in ambush, near Curtis' farm. The videttes soon announced the approach of about 100 Federal cavalry. Notwithstanding the orders that had been given to the men not to fire until ordered, some shots were exchanged between th
ommand of the Federal army, late in the day attempted to move forward by renewing the combat, but the dense forests, characteristic of that region, and the approach of night prevented his making progress. Magruder's division, followed by that of McLaws, continued the retreat during the night, as Johnston knew he had a race to make with the gunboats and transports that he divined McClellan was already sending up the York to head off his way to Richmond. Longstreet, who was left in command of the rear, placed the brigades of Pryor and R. H. Anderson, with light artillery, in the works in front of Williamsburg, which McLaws had evacuated. Heavy rain and deep and deepening mud in all the roads characterized the 5th of May. Sumner, who had spent the night in the forest in front of Longstreet's center, in which was a rather formidable earthwork called Fort Magruder, delayed an attack that he might ration his men and reconnoiter on his right; but the impetuous Hooker ordered an attack a
ck that he would early to-morrow . . . move back a considerable part of my force to the neighborhood of Rappahannock station, evidently disturbed by the longstay-ing qualities of Longstreet, which he had now. been testing for a number of days, while he himself had been zigzagging around in a vain attempt to find the other portions of Lee's army. Still desiring to strike a telling blow at Pope before McClellan's main body could reach him, Lee ordered from Richmond the divisions of Walker, McLaws and D. H. Hill, which had been held there for prudential reasons, and sought a conference with Jackson, to which the latter, a little later, called in his chief engineer, Lieut. James Keith Boswell, for information concerning the roads leading behind the Rappahannock mountains to the line of the Manassas Gap railroad and to Pope's rear, with which he was familiar; Lee and Jackson having devised a plan of campaign by which Jackson free from all encumbrances, should move rapidly to Pope's rear
ry, at the same time guarding the rear of both McLaws and Longstreet. Stuart, after furnishing squaturing Harper's Ferry on the 14th, except that McLaws was delayed by the necessity for constructing er battle raged on that same Sunday afternoon. McLaws had left 1,200 men to hold that pass, in guardng, nearly two hours after sunset, he wrote to McLaws: The day has gone against us, and the army wilthe large munitions of war there gathered. So McLaws promptly added to his line in Pleasant valley, McClellan's 87,000. Orders of urgency called McLaws and A. P. Hill to promptly bring forward from t Sumner's advance with a bold counterstroke. McLaws and Anderson, by a night march from Maryland hg to his support. Just then he turned and saw McLaws' division approaching at a double-quick from S, were now joined the 6,500 fresh troops under McLaws, G. T. Anderson and Walker, and a sheeted and ere about the same number from the commands of McLaws and Walker. Hill's left was along the Hagerst[10 more...]
ppahannock above Falmouth. General Lee's point of observation was on Lee's hill, where the old Telegraph road, leading from Fredericksburg to Richmond, mounts to the summit of the promontory south of Hazel run. The divisions of Hood and Pickett, of the. First corps, were placed along the front between Deep and Hazel runs. Marye's heights were crowned with batteries, while under them, in front, protected by a thick stone fence on the east side of a highway, were the divisions of Ransom and McLaws. R. H. Anderson's division occupied the left, from the Marye's heights to the Rappahannock. Marye's hill was like a bastioned fortress overlooking Fredericksburg and commanding the valley of Deep run, toward its mouth, where the corps of Sumner had crossed the river. The general features of the position were somewhat like those at the Second Manassas, where Lee's two wings opened like great jaws of death to meet an advancing foe; but Marye's heights, on the left, were more formidable tha
ord, with 8,000 men; Anderson's 8,000 extended McLaws' left well toward Chancellorsville (to Mott's with his own division, Barksdale's brigade of McLaws' division, and the reserve artillery under Pen, some 41,000 men, under Jackson, Anderson and McLaws, were moved to within four miles of Chancellor shrewdly supposed Hooker was already making. McLaws was sent forward along the old turnpike, and A's army with the two divisions of Anderson and McLaws. The dense forest that covered Hooker's eastw nearby sound reached Lee, he promptly ordered McLaws to move a heavy skirmish line along the old tue eastward, while, at the same time, Lee moved McLaws westward, along the plank road, and Anderson nLee's artillery was doing this effective work, McLaws assaulted Hooker's left; Anderson his center, e of the situation. He immediately dispatched McLaws with four brigades down the old turnpike and tcond time, against a rear attack by Sedgwick. McLaws marched rapidly to Salem church and at once jo[5 more...]
own on the 18th, followed by Longstreet except McLaws' division, which was left with Stuart to watchd. Lee then urged Longstreet to hurry forward McLaws and Hood, who were advancing from Cashtown to in detail. He then ordered Longstreet to move McLaws and Hood to open the battle on his right, whilcoming of Longstreet's two divisions, those of McLaws and Hood, and for that of Anderson's of Hill'srunk of a fallen tree consulting a map, writes McLaws—with Longstreet walking up and down a little wn impatient humor. Hood's division followed McLaws, but that intrepid leader had ridden to the fre Cemetery and Culp hills. Lee pointed out to McLaws, on the map, the position on the Emmitsburg rod Top, thus facing Longstreet's movement under McLaws. Hood, farther to the right, was expected to taking the Federal right in reverse. Hood and McLaws were to engage the Federal left, and if opportus extending Pickett's line in that direction; McLaws was also ready to move on Wilcox's right, but [5 more...]
the twice-attacked and twice-defended Fredericksburg. He doubtless asked himself just where—in that historic region where his famous ancestor, Spotswood, had built the first blastfur-nace for making iron, in America—the impending conflict would begin, immediate preparations for which he took in hand on returning to his camp. Lee was accompanied to his point of observation by Longstreet, just returned from his Tennessee campaign; Field, commanding Hood's old division, and Kershaw, that of McLaws; Ewell, and his division commanders, Early, Edward Johnson and Rodes; A. P. Hill, with his division commanders, R. H. Anderson, Heth and Wilcox. It is said that after his information-seeking overlook of the Federal camps, Lee turned to these officers, and pointing toward Chancellorsville, said, that in his opinion, the Federal army would cross at Germanna or at Ely's; and that he then bade them prepare to take up the line of march whenever orders were given from the signal station. When
the excellent record of R. H. Anderson's and Pickett's divisions, commanding a brigade consisting of the Ninth, Fourteenth, Thirty-eighth, Fifty-third and Fifty-seventh Virginia regiments. On September 6th, at the outset of the Maryland campaign, he was assigned to the duty of provost marshalgeneral of the army, considered by General Lee at that juncture of the greatest importance, and in that capacity he brought up the rear of the army as it advanced. He participated in operations of General McLaws against Harper's Ferry, and after the retreat was left at Shepherdstown to guard the ford. He continued with Pickett's division throughout its subsequent duty. Reaching the battlefield of Gettysburg on the 3d of July, he formed his men in the second line of assault against Cemetery hill. Conspicuous to all, 50 yards in advance of his brigade, waving his hat in the air, General Armistead led his men upon the enemy with a steady bearing which inspired all with enthusiasm and courage. Fa