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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.5 (search)
l Lee), but upon his announcement that he intended to fight the next day, if the enemy was there? The greater portion of the two corps of Generals A. P. Hill and Ewell had been hotly engaged during the 1st July, with about an equal force of the enemy; the result was a great victory for General Lee's troops, and the enemy had been the earliest possible moment. In a letter to me under date of May 31, 1875, he wrote: An order was given, as soon as the fight of the first day was over, for General Ewell to attack, or rather prepare to attack, at daylight in his front, but was almost immediately changed so as to allow time for me to reach the field and make a cce to General Lee for the presence of his troops at the front, and he failed to meet the occasion and have his command available for the very co-operation with General Ewell by an early attack by our right, of which he wrote in his letter of May 31, 1875. In other words, had he placed his troops at General Lee's disposal at the
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.6 (search)
world ever saw, with its commander, who had won the sobriquet of Bull Johnson, were overpowered and captured. We, being immediately on their left, of course, the enemy were to pay their respects to us next. A gallant officer sprang out of the ditch, and said: Men, don't be scared; be steady, and follow me; I'll take you out. We had not gone more than two hundred yards before we were halted by Colonel A. S. Pendleton, who said to me: Captain, stay here until I return, and started for General Ewell's headquarters in a gallop. My attention was called to a thicket, which we would either have to pass through or flank around through the little opening already described, and, to my horror, the Yankees were going up an old road at trail arms, and double-quick, to cut us off. I called Colonel Pendleton's attention to the Yankees. With a motion of his hand he directed us to flank around the thicket, which we did in a hurry, marching within fifty or seventy-five yards of the Yankees, who
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Fight at front Royal. (search)
ttle array to repel our attack. Besides their killed and wounded we captured about 700 prisoners and their artillery and wagon-train. The remainder of our regiment did not get up in time to join in the pursuit. On the following day I heard General Ewell remark to Colonel Flournoy, after expressing his regret at the loss sustained, But you made a glorious charge. Among the prisoners was Colonel Kenley, the Federal commander, who was also wounded by a sabre cut, I think, on the head. In thfight at Winchester, after referring to the absence of the cavalry under Generals Ashby and George H. Steuart, and the failure of the latter to pursue the enemy promptly when ordered to do so, on the ground that the order did not come through General Ewell, under whose immediate command he was, General Jackson says: There is good reason for believing that, had the cavalry played its part in this pursuit as well as the four companies under Colonel Flournoy two days before in the pursuit from
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Wounded at Williamsburg, Va. (search)
in the hospital after the battle of May 6, 1862. Williamsburg, Va., June 29, 1896. To the Editor of the Dispatsch: In view of the fact that there may be some members of each of the commands to which these comrades belonged, who are in ignorance of their fate and would be glad of this information, I send you for publication a list of those who were left wounded in Williamsburg, after the battle here on May 5, 1862. These names have been kindly furnished to and preserved by Magruder-Ewell Camp Confederate Veterans. H. T. Jones. List of the wounded Confederate soldiers left in the Baptist Church Hospital, at Williamsburg, Va., after the battle on the 5th of May, 1862. William M. Richardson, lieutenant Company B, 17th Regiment, Virginia Infantry; died May 29, 1862, at Rev. T. M. Ambler's. Buried in the Episcopal churchyard; afterwards removed by friends. William L. Rector, Company C, 11th Virginia Infantry; died May —, 1862. James Keating, Company G, 17th Regimen
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.27 (search)
Lee's army, at the beginning of the campaign, consisted of two divisions of Longstreet's Corps, Ewell's Corps, A. P. Hill's Corps, three divisions of cavalry and the artillery. I commanded, at different times during the campaign, Hill's and Ewell's Corps, and am, therefore, able to state very nearly the entire strength of the army. Ewell's Corps, to which I belonged, did not exceed 14,000 musEwell's Corps, to which I belonged, did not exceed 14,000 muskets at the beginning of the campaign. When I was placed in command of Hill's Corps on the 8th of May, by reason of General Hill's sickness, its effective strength was less than 13,000 muskets, and Lee was joined by Pickett's Division of Longstreet's Corps, one small brigade of my division of Ewell's Corps, which had been in North Carolina with Hoke, and two small brigades, with a battalion of of the defeat and death of General William E. Jones, at Piedmont, in the Shenandoah Valley, and Ewell's Corps, with two battalions of artillery, was detached under my command on the morning of the 1
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.28 (search)
General Heth could not know there was a force on the Cashtown road. Besides, had he prudentially withdrawn to Cashtown after suffering loss from the cavalry surprise, what would have been General Early's position? General Early and Rodes, of Ewell's Corps, had orders to move towards Cashtown. Gettysburg lay in Early's direct road, and if Heth had fallen back on Cashtown, and Rodes turned off four miles northwest on to the Cashtown road, then at 3 or 4 o'clock of July 1st Early would havea severely-fought battle. The cause of surprise was want of cavalry but the cause of battle was that the Federal corps commander had seized the ridge north and west of Gettysburg, which blocked the road by which the Confederate corps of Hill and Ewell were converging on Cashtown. Why need we look any further for causes. It sufficeth that the same All-wise Ruler of events that permitted Ashby and Stonewall Jackson to be shot in front and perhaps by their own men, and afterwards permitted J. E
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.46 (search)
est, and the march resumed before dawn. This continued until April 6th, when Lee's retreating army was brought to bay at Sailor's creek. General Gordon's Corps was the true rear guard, but in the various operations and movements of the day, General Ewell's Corps, of which Custis Lee's Division was a part, got into the rear, and in its turn became the rear guard. The army was hemmed in, but the men did not know it. The Guards were fording Sailor's creek, with the colorbearer in the middle, ca and finally, attacking in its turn, drove the enemy from the field, and killed and wounded, it was said on good authority, about 5,000 of his men, having itself only 2,250 engaged. But in the very moment of their success a courier came from General Ewell announcing that he had surrendered himself and his entire corps. So the division found itself in the same moment victors, yet prisoners of war. In this affair the loss of the Guards was very heavy-amounting to thirty killed and twenty-two
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.49 (search)
or this movement was issued on the 9th of September, and was put into execution on the next day. General Jackson, with his own division and those of A. P. Hill and Ewell, moved directly upon Harper's Ferry; General McLaws, with his division and that of General R. H. Anderson, was ordered to occupy the Maryland heights, on the northds of Longstreet and D. H. Hill to Sharpsburg. On the same day, as soon as practicable after the capture of Harper's Ferry, General Jackson, with his division and Ewell's, began the march to rejoin General Lee. He left General A. P. Hill with his division at Harper's Ferry to take charge of the captured property and to parole theks before the action began. The infantry under General Lee at Sharpsburg embraced the following: Jackson's command—J. R. Jones' division of four brigades and Ewell's division of four brigades (under Lawton, until wounded, and then Early). Longstreet's command—D. R. Jones' division of six brigades, Hood's division of two br
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.60 (search)
ncounters with the enemy. June 27th.—The entire brigade moved on to Carlisle, and after some skirmishing with Pennsylvania militia on horse we passed the obstructions and fortifications, and occupied the city at 10 o'clock. About 3 o'clock General Ewell's Corps arrived. We advanced towards Mechanicsburg, Pa., and camped during the night about five miles distant from the town. Our pickets were attacked several times. June 28th.—After some skirmishing with the Federal cavalry we occupied red to him General Stuart's message. It is lucky for General Stuart, he answered, that he does not require the regiments asked for. I have none to spare. Under similar discouraging circumstances I was received at Gettysburg by Generals Heth and Ewell, and several times on my way thither, the sharp whistle of a bullet sent after me by some Yankee outpost, touched my ear. Gettysburg impressed one like an enormous hospital—and a Yankee surgeon told me that there were about ten thousand of their <
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Goochland Light Dragoons. (search)
treet, below the Exchange Hotel. I think the building was known later as Westcott's Hotel. The next day (the 10th) the troop marched to Ashland, and was quartered in the Methodist church. It was mustered into the service of Virginia by Colonel Richard Ewell. It remained at Ashland about ten days, and was then ordered to Manassas, and on its arrival there marched to Fairfax Station, on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, and went into camp to await the coming of the Yankees, and to do picket dearly a courier came dashing into camp with orders for us to march post-haste to Fairfax Courthouse, as the Yankees were advancing. A squadron of them had dashed into the village, and killed Captain Marr, of the Warrenton Rifles, and wounded Colonel Ewell. The troop was soon in the saddle, and marched rapidly to the courthouse, and found everything in great excitement. We remained mounted the balance of the day, but no Yankees appearing for us to fight we returned to our camp. The above was