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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 37. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Stuart's cavalry in the Gettysburg campaign. (search)
by General Lee, Stuart was forced to moye northward through Westminster to Carlisle, Penn., in order to effect a junction with Ewell at that point. Col. Mosby is d and our main body, preventing any communication with him until he arrived at Carlisle. Second report: (nothing). (7) The march towards Gettysburg was slower teral army had been known. Second report: General Ewell was recalled from Carlisle and directed to join the army at Cashtown or Gettysburg, as circumstances migh view to the comfort of the troops. (8) Intelligence of Stuart's arrival at Carlisle was received on July 1st, after Hill had met the enemy. First report: Thng the afternoon intelligence was received of the arrival of General Stuart at Carlisle, and he was ordered to march to Gettysburg and take position on our left. She same time that General Stuart crossed at Seneca. Ewell was by that time at Carlisle, and Longstreet's and Hill's corps were also in Pennsylvania at Chambersburg,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 37. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Review of the Gettysburg campaign. (search)
also notified me that one column should move via Gettysburg and the other via Carlisle, towards the Susquehanna, and directed me after crossing, to proceed with all sion in the direction of Shippensburg, and after a short rest, he moved on to Carlisle, which was held by a considerable body of militia. During the night of July 1d Valley, and occupying successively Hagerstown, Greencastle, Chambersburg and Carlisle, making requisitions and securing supplies. He reached Carlisle on the 27th, Carlisle on the 27th, with two divisions, Johnson's and Rodes', while Early was deflected to the east, and directed to move across South Mountain to Gettysburg and York. Early passed thronued to pour into Washington, that the Confederate forces were rapidly leaving Carlisle and moving towards the Cumberland Valley. These dispatches forwarded to Generrk on the 29th. As these came through Ewell, who was thirty miles distant at Carlisle, and Carlisle is about the same distance from Chambersburg, it is probable tha
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 37. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General J. E. B. Stuart in the Gettysburg campaign. (search)
. Then the first order to Ewell to march back from Carlisle written last night, would be dated June 28th, not sby reminds us, only 30 miles from Chambersburg to Carlisle. Now, if it was written on the 27th, and receivon not receive orders to march back southward from Carlisle till 9 A. M., on the 29th, as my diary proves? (Iwden Andrews, that was camped five miles south of Carlisle, so that it had only twenty-five miles to march to prevent Captain Elliott Johnson from riding from Carlisle to York, a distance of 36 miles, as Col. Mosby poiy would move through Gettysburg, the other through Carlisle. What General Lee wrote was that one column wouldChambersburg and Ewell had already been one day at Carlisle. Was it not Stuart's duty to make all speed to ovcase he would not have made the fruitless march to Carlisle on July the 1st, but would have marched with Earlyr: He is sure that Lee had ordered Ewell back from Carlisle on the 27th, and he is satisfied by this by the le
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 37. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Affidavit of Supervisors of Co. C, 149th regiment. Pa. Vols. (search)
illustrate the individual gallantry of these troops I will relate an adventure which came under my observation. It must be borne in mind that this brigade had been doing fierce and bloody fighting, and at this time not only its numerical loss but its percentage of killed and wounded was greater than that which Pickett's troops had to submit to two days later, and that it was then waiting to be relieved. Early in the afternoon of this day my division (Rodes') arrived upon the field by the Carlisle road and at once went into action. My brigade (Daniel's) was on the right, and after doing some sharp fighting we came in sight of Heth's line, which was at right angles to ours as we approached. The direction of our right regiments had to be changed in order that we might move in front of their left brigade, which was Davis': The Federal line, or lines, for my impression is there were two or more of them, were also lying in the open field, the interval between the opposing lines being ab
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 37. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.34 (search)
day. I am not military man enough to express an opinion as to their sufficiency. There are many different opinions upon the subject. General Ewell defended. But what does General Lee say? General Ewell was therefore instructed to carry the hill occupied by the enemy, if he found it practicable; but to avoid a general engagement until the arrival of the other divisions of the army, which were ordered to hasten forward. He decided to await Johnston's division, which had marched from Carlisle by the road west of the mountains to guard the trains of his corps, and consequently did not reach Gettysburg until a late hour. Now, General Lee left ie entirely to the discretion of his subordinate, when he might have given a peremptory order. Of course, that grand man is to magnanimous to blame him for the way he exercised this discretion. The responsibility placed upon General Ewell was tremendous. Instead of blaming him, for he says: It was ascertained from the prisoners that we ha