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Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative 347 7 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 37. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 317 55 Browse Search
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure) 268 46 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 147 23 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. 145 9 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 5. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 141 29 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 140 16 Browse Search
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson 134 58 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. 129 13 Browse Search
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain 123 5 Browse Search
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Browsing named entities in Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 2. You can also browse the collection for Ewell or search for Ewell in all documents.

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The operators at the different Headquarters were in the habit of sending telegrams to each other, which sometimes conveyed important information, in addition to that communicated by the commanding officers. reported: No change in position since last report. Enemy still in force in front, as was found out by reconnoissance, and large artillery force on south bank of the Cumberland, between here and shoals. One of our gunboats came to grief in the exchange of iron at Bell's Ferry. Rebel General Ewell holds same bank, below Harpeth's to Fort Donelson, but don't fight gunboats. At 9.30 P. M. the same night, Thomas himself reported: With every exertion on the part of General Wilson, he will not be able to get his force of cavalry in condition to move before Sunday [December 11th]. But Grant had directed Thomas to move without regard to Wilson, and on the receipt of these despatches, he telegraphed, on the 9th, to Halleck: Despatch of eight P. M. last evening, from Nashville, shows t
Grant, of 162,239. But this total of Grant's includes the sick, the extra-duty men, those in arrest, the officers, the cavalry, the artillery, and the troops in Ord's department at Fort Monroe, Norfolk, and other places a hundred miles from Richmond, as well as the cavalry of Sheridan left in the Middle Military Division. The actual facts are as follows: Lee reported present for duty on the 20th of February, 1865, 59,094 men, and 73,349 aggregate, in the army of Northern Virginia alone. Ewell, in command of the Department of Richmond, reported, on the same day, 4,391 effective, and 5,084 aggregate present, making 63,485 effective regular soldiers, and 78,433 aggregate. In addition to the extra-duty men, nearly all of whom the rebels habitually put into battle, there were the local reserves and the crews of the gunboats, who were all at the front in the last engagements, and who took good care to count themselves as soldiers when the time came to be paroled. Lee had not less tha
d his orders; What I did was in obedience to positive orders that had been given to me. . . . I did not exceed, but fell short of my instructions.—Letter of General Ewell, written at Fort Monroe while he was a prisoner. 1865. they withdrew after dark, and set fire to the warehouses in the most crowded part of the city as they fcie, directors as anxiously getting off their bullion. Millions of dollars of paper money were carried to the Capitol square, and buried there. After nightfall Ewell's command, the garrison of Richmond, was withdrawn, burning the three bridges across the James in its flight; and, worse still, an order was issued to fire the fouwould be sacked in the morning. The last train left for Danville after dark, and there was then no further egress. Some of the soldiers had left the ranks when Ewell withdrew, and these now added to the confusion, and the shouts of the plunderers, the yells of the drunken, the cries of the timid, were heard on every side. The
dispositions of Sheridan arrival of Sixth corps movements of Humphreys success of Sheridan's manoeuvres simultaneous attack of Wright and Merritt capture of Ewell's command flight of Lee to Farmville Sheridan moves to Prince Edward advance of Ord to Farmville retreat of Lee across Appomattox Humphreys crosses in pursuitthe pine-trees like a whirlwind. There was one bewildering moment in which the rebels fought on every hand, and then they threw down their arms and surrendered. Ewell, in command of the force, Kershaw, Custis Lee, Semmes, Corse, De Foe, Barton—all generals, hundreds of inferior officers, and seven thousand men, were prisoners. escaped on the backs of artillery horses, and some of the men broke their muskets before submitting. A part of the wagon train had gone on during the battle, but Ewell's command surrendered on the open field. Getty's division was pushed on for a mile or two, in support of Devin's troopers, sent to beat up the country further o
in the North at time of, 170; Butler sent to New York to preserve order, 171; result of, 171. Emancipation proclamation, President Lincoln's, i., 406. Emory General William III., in command of Nineteenth corps at Cedar creek, III., 93 . Ewell, General R. S., at battle of the Wilderness, II., 95; holds south bank of Cumberland river, III., 242; at fall of Richmond, 538; sets fire to Richmond, 538; withdraws his command, 540 , captured at battle of Sailor's creek, 577. Farragut, Admierman's movement against Jackson, 397; Vicksburg campaign and siege, 399; at battle of Chickamauga, 433; at Wauhatchie 450; at Ringgold, 521; at battle of Chattanooga, 524; at assault on Knoxville, 541; at battle of the Wilderness, II., 132; from Ewell's attack, May 19, 1864, 208; at Spottsylvania, 216; on North Anna, 237; Sheridan's raid to Richmond, 240; at Drury's Bluff, 254; at Cold Harbor, 302; in Wilderness campaign, 329; first assaults on Petersburg, 372; movement of June 22, 1864, 384;