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William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac 38 2 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 37 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 37. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 36 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 30 2 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 4. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 27 3 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 2: Two Years of Grim War. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 26 2 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 25 9 Browse Search
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox 22 0 Browse Search
Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 20 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 19 19 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 37. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Review of the Gettysburg campaign. (search)
ing of the 9th, under Pleasanton's directions, Buford with a division of cavalry crossed the Rappaha of the brigade and between it and the river. Buford's advance overwhelmed the small force at the ral to the occasion. Leaving a brigade to hold Buford in check, he quickly gathered his remaining foer Sickles, marching by the Emmittsburg road. Buford, with a division of cavalry, had moved on the from Gettysburg on the road to that place, and Buford in his report says, that by daylight on the moes march brought Heth's skirmishers up against Buford's pickets, and the first scattering shots servver the ground afforded cover. At 10:10 A. M. Buford sent to Meade this dispatch, The enemy's forcethe whole of A. P. Hill's force is advancing. Buford could not then have received Pleasanton's ordeing to the left, formed on the opposite side. Buford had massed his cavalry and posted them along aade with Johnson's battery was looking out for Buford's cavalry on the flank, and both that and Thom[5 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 37. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General J. E. B. Stuart in the Gettysburg campaign. (search)
directed, and as expeditiously as possible, to effect a junction with General Ewell. It cannot be supposed that when Lee gave Stuart his instructions on June 22nd, he had any idea that that officer would not report to General Ewell until the 1st of July--the 9th day after. Colonel Mosby says that Stuart's cavalry could not have been of any material service to Lee even had they been present at Gettysburg from the beginning of the battle, and yet he says (page 189), that the withdrawal of Buford's cavalry left Sickels' flank in the peach orchard uncovered— in the air , and that Longstreet took advantage of it and struck him a stunning blow. These two statements are inconsistent. Col. Henderson is of opinion that the skillful handling of the Federal cavalry practically decided the issue of the conflict. Science of War, p. 278. Colonel Mosby makes much of the alleged inconsistency of the statement in General Lee's Report of Jan., 1864, that Stuart was instructed to lose no time
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 37. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Color Episode of the one hundred and Forty-Ninth regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. (search)
us. It was now that Roy Stone, commanding the brigade, conceived the idea of using our colors to deceive the enemy and draw their fire away from the regiment. Accordingly, Color Sergeant Brehm, having been quietly instructed by an orderly of Col. Dwight's, marched in a northwesterly direction and planted the colors behind two rail piles, forming a right-angle, one side facing west and the other north. This breastwork had been made as a safe guard against lurking enemies, by pickets of Buford's cavalry, who occupied the ground the night before. The rails had been carried together from a fence that formed the eastern boundary of a field of wheat, extending from the summit of the ridge down its western slope, and from the pike to an old R. R. cut north of it. The colors were now some fifty yards north of the pike, a little to the left of the left front of the regiment, and about one hundred and fifteen yards south of the R. R. cut where it had its greatest depth. In this po
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 37. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Heth intended to cover his error. (search)
pure fiction. Instead of ordering Stuart to keep on Longstreet's flank, he ordered him to leave Longstreet in Virginia, cross the Potomac, and join Ewell on the Susquehanna—a hundred miles away. It was all the same to Lee at what ford Stuart crossed the Potomac. Heth's letter was written to give information to the Count of Paris. It is the origin of his criticism of Stuart in his History of the War. As for cavalry there were as many with Ewell as there were with Reynolds that day. Buford fought his two brigades dismounted in the morning when Heth attacked him. There were no cavalry charges on either side. If there had existed any necessity to make a reconnaissance Lee's headquarters were near and so were Ewell's cavalry. The order should have come from the commander-in-chief. Hill and Heth never informed him of the exploit they meditated. He would never have sanctioned it. Now Heth says that if our cavalry had been there there would have been no battle at Gettysburg.