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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 59 1 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) 59 1 Browse Search
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be doing justice to the memory of Major General George E. Pickett, a distinguished officer of the Sor so much of it as affected that point. General Pickett was still in command at Petersburg, thoug, states, in his interesting volume, that General Pickett, as early as the preceding November, had North Carolina doing little or nothing, while Pickett was left in Petersburg with merely a handful their being hastened to Petersburg to support Pickett. But the danger to Petersburg, from the direower James, was apparent to others beside General Pickett. A gentleman of Petersburg had, but a shwhen I was suddenly summoned to report to General Pickett. I found everything astir, and he inform it to be done. I did not explain to him General Pickett's orders, and he retired from what appear been achieved. When I went to report to General Pickett he received me cordially, and was well pleral Butler. But for this bold conception of Pickett's, Petersburg would have been occupied, Richm[3 more...]
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), Life in Pennsylvania. (search)
well was on our extreme left. My corps, with Pickett's Division absent, numbered hardly thirteen tnder cover of this fire, and supported by it, Pickett was to charge. Our artillery was in charghorses and full caissons, were to charge with Pickett, at the head of his line, but General Pendletrmine the matter, and shall expect you to let Pickett know when the moment offers. To my note thn saw that there was no help for it, and that Pickett must advance under his orders. He swept pastut Hood's and McLaws' Divisions in support of Pickett's assault. General Lee never ordered any suct of Pickett's attack. To have moved them to Pickett's support, would have disengaged treble their and he said to me (alluding to the charge of Pickett, on the 3d), General, why didn't you stop alleuvre the Federals into attacking us. Eighth, Pickett's Division should not have been ordered to asYou thought it better to await the arrival of Pickett's Division, at that time still in the rear, i[31 more...]
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The campaign of Gettysburg. (search)
our right had given way, these batteries were to be sent to its support. But finding our right could not hold its own, and our batteries on the left had suffered, these splendid batteries were placed in position on the left in time to meet General Pickett's charge. I am not, therefore, surprised when General Longstreet states, That when the smoke cleared away Pickett's Division was gone, and that mortal man could not have stood that fire. I do not propose to follow General Longstreet throuPickett's Division was gone, and that mortal man could not have stood that fire. I do not propose to follow General Longstreet through the details of the battle of Gettysburg. The charges of the Southern soldiers on the 2d and 3d of July were magnificent, and did them the highest honor. But this was not war. Napoleon I. laid down the maxim that a general who disregards the principles of war at the commencement of a campaign, finds himself overwhelmed by the consequences when the crisis of battle arrives. The campaign of Gettysburg is a good illustration of the truth of this maxim. General Lee violated the principles of
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The right flank at Gettysburg. (search)
plish this by way of the Baltimore pike, and the roads hereafter described, simultaneously with Pickett's attack in front. In the concentration of his forces for this object, however, Hampton's and s, he adds: Had the enemy's main body been dislodged, as was confidently hoped and expected (by Pickett's charge) I was in precisely the right position to discover it and improve the opportunity. I s position, and a few minutes after one o'clock, the tremendous artillery firing which preceded Pickett's attack began. Not being in the line of fire, however, the officers and men of the brigade, wmore pike was to be reached, and havoc created in our rear, the critical moment had arrived, as Pickett was even then moving up to the assault of Cemetery Ridge. In close columns of squadrons, aon of the enemy, remained in ours until the end. All serious fighting for the day was over, for Pickett's simultaneous assault had also been repulsed, and the victory along the line was complete. Sk
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), Lee and Grant in the Wilderness. (search)
and before five P. M., Carroll's and Owen's Brigades, of Gibbon's Division, Second Corps; following these were two brigades of Barlow's Division, Second Corps; late in the afternoon Wadsworth's Division and Baxter's Brigade, of Robinson's Division, Fifth Corps. The statement made as to Federal troops engaged on the two roads, and throughout the two days collision, is taken mostly from Swinton's History of the army of the Potomac. General Lee's infantry was composed of nine divisions; one (Pickett's) was absent below Richmond, and not included in the estimate of forty-two thousand for the infantry. This would give an average, therefore, of five thousand two hundred and fifty to each one of the eight divisions with General Lee. Wilcox's and Heth's were in excess of this average, the division of the former having seven thousand two hundred muskets present. In Ewell's Corps were two of the weakest divisions, Early's and Johnson's. Rodes' Division of this corps was the strongest in th
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), Gregg's cavalry at Gettysburg (search)
e stubborn fight which took place on the 3d of July, 1863, on the right of the Union line at Gettysburg, between the cavalry command of General David McM. Gregg, and that of the Confederate Chief of Cavalry, General J. E. B. Stuart. In an article published in the weekly times of March 31st, 1877, entitled, The Union cavalry in the Gettysburg campaign, by General Gregg, it is stated: On the 3d, during that terrific fire of artillery which preceded the gallant but unsuccessful assault of Pickett's Division on our line, it was discovered that Stuart's cavalry was moving to our right with the evident intention of passing to the rear to make a simultaneous attack there. What the consequence of the success of this movement would have been, the merest tyro in the art of war will understand. When opposite our right, Stuart was met by General Gregg with two of his brigades (Colonels McIntosh and Irvin Gregg) and Custer's Brigade of the Third Division; and, on a fair field, there was ano
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The mistakes of Gettysburg. (search)
Federals into attacking us; eighth, the assault by Pickett, on the 3d, should never have been made, as it couleneral Lee included in his estimate two brigades of Pickett's Division (Jenkins' and Corse's) which were left it, if not quite, all authority on the subject, that Pickett's charge, on the 3d, was almost hopeless. We had tore, and with a much larger force than was given to Pickett. We had every reason to believe that the position h me the day before were in no condition to support Pickett, and, beside, they were confronted by a force that required their utmost attention. The men of Generals Pickett, Pettigrew, and Trimble, however, received and ehe Federal army been thrown right upon the heels of Pickett's retreating column, the results might have been mussed at the peach orchard, and under cover of which Pickett was to make his charge. Colonel Walton was a braver under the date of the 18th. The real strength of Pickett's Division was four thousand five hundred bayonets.
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The career of General A. P. Hill. (search)
nd to pursuit. In the battle of Fredericksburg, Hill held the right of the Confederate position, and was hotly engaged; and at Chancellorsville, where he was wounded, about the same time that Jackson fell, his record as a major general closes. In May, 1863, General Lee formed three corps d'armee, from the troops then composing the army of Northern Virginia, assigning to the command of each a lieutenant general. Under Longstreet was the First Corps, composed of the divisions of McLaws, Pickett, and Hood; the Second, under Ewell, comprised the divisions of Early, Rodes, and Johnson; while to Hill was given the Third, with R. H. Anderson, Heth, and Pender as major generals. The commands of the last two were formed from Hill's own light division, with the addition to Pender of Pettigrew's Brigade, and to Heth of the Mississippi regiments, newly brigaded, under Joseph R. Davis. To this larger field Hill brought, unimpaired, the qualities which had distinguished him as a division co
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Grand movement of the Army of the Potomac- crossing the Rapidan-entering the Wilderness- battle of the Wilderness (search)
, Maj. J. A. Tompkins. First Brig. Horse Art., Capt. J. M. Robertson. Second Brigade Horse Art., Capt. D. R. Ransom. Third Brigade, Maj. R. H. Fitzhugh. General Headquarters Provost Guard, Brig.-Gen. M. R. Patrick. Volunteer Engineers, Brig.-Gen. H. W. Benham. Confederate Army. organization of the Army of Northern Virginia, commanded by General Robert E. Lee, August 31st, 1864. First Army corps: Lieut.-Gen. R. H. Anderson, Commaanding. [Longstreet until wounded] Maj.-Gen. Geo. E. Pickett's division. Brig.-Gen. Seth M. Barton's Brigade. Brig.-Gen. M. D. Corse's Brigade. Brig.-Gen. Eppa Hunton's Brigade. Brig.-Gen. Wm. R. Terry's Brigade. Maj.-Gen. C. W. Field's division. (b) Brig.-Gen. G. T. Anderson's Brigade. Brig.-Gen. E. M. Law's (c)) Brigade. Brig.-Gen. John Bratton's Brigade. Maj.-Gen. J. B. Kershaw's division. (d) Brig.-Gen. W. T. Wofford's Brigade. Brig.-Gen. B. G. Humphreys' Brigade. Brig.-Gen. Goode Bryan's Brigade. Brig.-Gen. Kershaw's (old) B
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Movement by the left flank-battle of North Anna-an incident of the March-moving on Richmond-South of the Pamunkey-position of the National Army (search)
the army too widely. Hancock who had the lead had marched easterly to Guiney's Station, on the Fredericksburg Railroad, thence southerly to Bowling Green and Milford. He was at Milford by the night of the 21st. Here he met a detachment of Pickett's division coming from Richmond to reinforce Lee. They were speedily driven away, and several hundred captured. Warren followed on the morning of the 21st, and reached Guiney's Station that night, without molestation. Burnside and Wright were rr he might choose to assault. We were, for the time, practically two armies besieging. Lee had been reinforced, and was being reinforced, largely. About this time the very troops whose coming I had predicted, had arrived or were coming in. Pickett with a full division from Richmond was up; Hoke from North Carolina had come with a brigade; and Breckinridge was there: in all probably not less than fifteen thousand men. But he did not attempt to drive us from the field. On the 22d or 23d
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