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t, reinforced Anderson with the brigades of Wilcox, A. P. Hill and Pickett, and assuming the aggressive, moved against Hooker's flank, which While thus engaged the Federal troops advanced. To check these, Pickett was ordered to attack, and a severe struggle ensued, which lasted reinforced, and in the subsequent struggle Armistead's brigade, on Pickett's left, gave way and retreated in disorder, leaving Pickett to beaPickett to bear the brunt of the battle, which he did stubbornly and successfully, the Federals in his front not making a countercharge. At the same time Wilcox and Pryor, on Pickett's right, but concealed from him by a wood, were actively engaged with Hooker's troops, which boldly pushed into the line in his rear. This he did, but Hooker did not follow him; Pickett, thus left alone, asked for supports. Colston was sent to his lefout special advantage to either side, when the fighting ceased and Pickett removed his wounded, and at about 1 p. m. retired in good order, u
eep run it was joined by Longstreet's line, which extended northeast, along the face of another upland promontory, to Hazel run, whence it deflected to the west of north, along Marye's heights, immediately west of Fredericksburg to the bluffy bank of the Rappahannock 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 o
e morning. The same night he ordered Law and Pickett to march to Gettysburg on the 2d. Lee's o on the right be delayed until the arrival of Pickett's division. It was characteristic of Longstrrst planned it. Longstreet, now reinforced by Pickett's division, which had arrived from the Cumberhey had at Chancellorsville. By 9 o'clock, Pickett and Pettigrew were in line, on Seminary ridged ammunition, Alexander moved these up behind Pickett's division. Firing diagonally upon his lefhe dead and wounded men of their commands. Pickett's second line, Armistead's Virginia brigade, Lee's artillery had been at hand, as ordered, Pickett would doubtless have held the captured works inley, D. D.), looking back over the track of Pickett's bold advance, was surprised to see it marked by Perry, to move forward to the support of Pickett's right. These were only in time to meet the retreating fragments of Pickett's right and the fierce Federal fire that followed them. Anderson'[14 more...]
ssertion, in view of the bloody stoppage in the Wilderness, which had diverted Grant toward Spottsylvania, far to the eastward, to find a new road to Richmond. Breckinridge, coming from the valley, after his defeat of Sigel at New Market, and Pickett, from toward Richmond, with 9,000 men, awaited Lee at Hanover Junction. Thus concentrated and reinforced, the army of Northern Virginia was quickly posted in one of the best defensive positions it had ever occupied; with its sturdy First corps s southward in front of the Cedar farm bridge; and its gallant Third corps on the extreme left, extending to the road that crosses the Ox ford of the North Anna, and covering the eastward approaches to the line of the Virginia Central railroad. Pickett and Breckinridge were held in reserve, in the rear of the center, near Hanover Junction. The march of the Federal army, on the 23d, was much embarrassed by ignorance of the country and the incorrect and misleading maps used as guides; but by
monstration to cover Grant's crossing the James. Gen. W. H. F. Lee easily drove these back, while a brigade of infantry, supporting the cavalry at Smith's store, drove the enemy from that point. On the 16th of June, Lee sent the divisions of Pickett and Field across the James, and on the 17th these drove Butler from a portion of Beauregard's old line, which he held in front of Bermuda Hundred. A cheerful dispatch from Lee reads: We tried very hard to stop Pickett's men from capturing the bPickett's men from capturing the breastworks of the enemy, but couldn't do it. The spirit of the Confederate army, and of its leader, at this time, could not well have been better expressed. Satisfied that Grant would make no further attacks north of the James, but would again essay to make one in force on the south and against Petersburg, from the stronghold which he had secured south of the Appomattox to fall back upon in case of disaster, Lee sent the rest of his army across the James, and, on the afternoon of the 18th o
tended the Confederate right, on the south of Petersburg, to the Weldon & Petersburg railroad. Pickett's division took up the line on the west side of the Appomattox and extended it north to the Jamcavalry and five divisions of infantry over the James, to aid in keeping back Hancock, leaving Pickett between the Appomattox and the James, and but three divisions in the defenses of Petersburg, wiis line in front of the position that had been gained. Lee quickly transferred his cavalry and Pickett's division from his left to his right, and at the close of March 30th, with 10,000 infantry and cavalry, under Pickett, Lee's right menaced Grant's advance at Five Forks. The next morning, Lee, in person, led three brigades from his right and drove Warren's corps behind Gravelly run. PickettPickett forced Sheridan back to Dinwiddie Court House, but, finding Federal infantry in support, he withdrew to Five Forks, where, detached from support, Sheridan's cavalry and Warren's corps, overlapping h
Chapter 32: The Appomattox campaign and Lee's surrender. On Sunday, April 2, 1865, the day following the defeat of Pickett at Five Forks, the day of the breaking of the Petersburg lines and the death of A. P. Hill, General Lee sent the following dispatch to Gen. J. C. Breckinridge, the Confederate secretary of war: I see no prospect of doing more than holding our position here till night I am not certain that I can do that. If I can I shall withdraw to-night north of the Appurg railroad. It was followed by the commands of Generals Anderson, Ewell, and Gordon, with orders to close it as fast as the progress of the trains would permit, or as they could be directed on roads farther west. General Anderson, commanding Pickett's and B. R. Johnson's divisions, became disconnected with Mahone's division, forming the rear of Longstreet. The enemy's cavalry penetrated the line of march through the interval thus left and attacked the wagon train moving toward Farmville.
's bluff, May 16th. He shared the service of Pickett's division during the siege of Petersburg ande cavalry. The regiment collected for him by Pickett was called Dearing's Confederate cavalry, andas subsequently identified with the record of Pickett's division, in command of his brigade, consiscourage. Next day he united his command with Pickett's division, and though sick, he remained with0 or 5,000 men under the immediate command of Pickett, and Hooker reported that Hatch, after a violhis brigade meanwhile having been assigned to Pickett's division of Virginians. Before the battle but fought no important battles. He rejoined Pickett before Suffolk, and marched with him into Penry few came back unhurt. In September, 1863, Pickett was assigned to command of the department of il crushed back in the next. In generalship, Pickett was not a bit below the gay rider. Reinforced at Gettysburg, in the memorable assault of Pickett's division. He commanded Kemper's brigade fr[34 more...]