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William N. Pendleton (search for this): chapter 1.19
batteries. Captain Miller, having suffered severely from the loss of men and horses, could move forward only three pieces of his own battery and one of Lieutenant Battle's section. Then, with one piece of Major Henry's battalion, under the direction of Major Haskell, he took position 400 or 500 yards to the front, and opened with deadly effect upon the enemy. With the exception of these five guns no others advanced. General Pendleton's explanation. The chief of artillery, General W. N. Pendleton, gives this explanation of the failure of the artillery to support the attacking column: Proceeding again to the right, to see about the anticipated advance of the artillery, delayed beyond expectation, I found, among other difficulties, many batteries getting out or low in ammunition, and the all-important question of supply received my earnest attention. Frequent shell endangering the first corps ordnance-train in the convenient locality I had assigned it, it had been rem
have been ours. This remark of the commanding general has been almost universally construed as a censure of Heth's and Pender's troops; but this is as unjustifiable as it is untrue. General Lee's official report was forwarded to the War Departmenision, under the command of Brigadier-General Pettigrew, was arranged in two lines, and these supported by part of Major-General Pender's Division, under Major-General Trimble. * * * About 2 P. M. General Pickett, who had been charged with the duty oBrockenbrough's Brigade—-Fortieth, Forty-seventh, and Fifty-fifth Regiments, and the Twenty-second Virginia Battalion. Pender's Division—Scales' Brigade—Thirteenth, Sixteenth, Twenty-second, Thirty-fourth, and Thirty-ninth North Carolina Regimentsinspector-general of Pickett's Division, in Pickett's Men, published in 1870, says that the two other divisions (Heth and Pender) were to move simultaneously in support, charging in second and third lines. This indicates that there was some idea of <
Martin W. Hazlewood (search for this): chapter 1.19
Gettysburg charge. [from the Richmond, Va., Dispatch, January 26, 1896.] Paper as to Pickett's men. [The following is a compilation of a modest infantryman. Captain Martin W. Hazlewood is an earnest member of the History Committee of the Grand Camp of Confederate Veterans, Virginia.—Ed.] This interesting paper on the Gettysburg Charge, was read before Pickett Camp Monday night, January 20th, by Captain M. W. Hazlewood: The third day's battle of Gettysburg, more familiarly spokenCaptain M. W. Hazlewood: The third day's battle of Gettysburg, more familiarly spoken of as Pickett's charge, has been so often treated in books and essays, that it would seem almost useless to write on the subject at this late day. In defence of the commanding general, whose conduct has been unwittingly impeached by superficial writers in search of a scapegoat for the untoward results of this fatal battle, and in justice to the troops engaged, it will hardly be regarded as out of place to cite some facts which have not ordinarily attracted attention. On the morning of the 3
, and on his extreme right was Woodruff's Battery of light twelves. Whether the fire was closer here, or whether, as some claim, the troops in Pettigrew's command were not as well seasoned to war as Pickett's men, it is certain that the attack on Hays was speedily repulsed. That it was pressed with resolution was attested by the dead and wounded on the field, which were as numerous in Hays's front as on any other part of it. In the published records it is shown that medals were voted by ConHays's front as on any other part of it. In the published records it is shown that medals were voted by Congress to Federal soldiers for flags captured from Pettigrew's, Archer's, and Scales's Brigades, every regiment in Archer's having lost their colors. The devotion and gallantry of the troops forming the left wing of Pickett's charge cannot justly be questioned. Orders through three couriers. The rear and flank of Pickett's Division was to have been supported by Wilcox and Perry, but there is good reason for supposing that they did not advance until after the attack had been repulsed. Fro
tt's Division was to have been supported by Wilcox and Perry, but there is good reason for supposing that they did not advance until after the attack had been repulsed. From General Wilcox's report we learn that about twenty or thirty minutes after Pickett's advance three different couriers came with orders to advance—one of them from Major-General Anderson, probably a mile distant, to the left. General Wilcox adds: Not a man of the division that I was ordered to support could I see. Colonel Lang, commanding Perry's Brigade, says: Soon after General Pickett's troops retired behind our position General Wilcox began to advance, and, in accordance with previous orders to conform to his movements, I moved forward also. Colonel Alexander, in an article published since the war, says: Wilcox's Brigade passed by us, moving to Pickett's support. There was no longer anything to support, and, with the keenest pity at the useless waste of life, I saw them advance. The men as they passed
e right, Wilcox's Brigade marched in rear of Pickett's right, to guard that flank, and Heth's was supported by Lane's and Scales's Brigades, under General Trimble. General Longstreet in his report says:Pickett's Division was arranged, two brigadesigade—-Fortieth, Forty-seventh, and Fifty-fifth Regiments, and the Twenty-second Virginia Battalion. Pender's Division—Scales' Brigade—Thirteenth, Sixteenth, Twenty-second, Thirty-fourth, and Thirty-ninth North Carolina Regiments Lane's Brigade—Seeminary Ridge, passing through in a disorderly mass, and necessarily demoralizing to some extent the brigades of Lane and Scales, which continued to advance, however, some of the men reaching within a few yards of the stone wall; but none of the troods it is shown that medals were voted by Congress to Federal soldiers for flags captured from Pettigrew's, Archer's, and Scales's Brigades, every regiment in Archer's having lost their colors. The devotion and gallantry of the troops forming the l
Robert Edward Lee (search for this): chapter 1.19
contained in the following letter: General George E. Pickett, Commanding, &c.: General,—you and your men have crowned yourselves with glory; but we have the enemy to fight, and must carefully, at this critical moment, guard against dissensions, which the reflections in your report would create. I will therefore suggest that you destroy both copy and original, substituting one confined to casualties merely. I hope all will yet be well. I am, with respect, Your obedient servant, R. E. Lee, General. Colonel Walter Harrison, assistant adjutant and inspector-general of Pickett's Division, in Pickett's Men, published in 1870, says that the two other divisions (Heth and Pender) were to move simultaneously in support, charging in second and third lines. This indicates that there was some idea of a triple line at Pickett's headquarters, though Colonel Harrison's narrative of the battle in this and other respects is somewhat faulty. Orders misunderstood. General Pettigre
James H. Lane (search for this): chapter 1.19
s and Heth's Divisions, in two lines, Pickett's on the right, Wilcox's Brigade marched in rear of Pickett's right, to guard that flank, and Heth's was supported by Lane's and Scales's Brigades, under General Trimble. General Longstreet in his report says:Pickett's Division was arranged, two brigades in the front line, supportedenty-second Virginia Battalion. Pender's Division—Scales' Brigade—Thirteenth, Sixteenth, Twenty-second, Thirty-fourth, and Thirty-ninth North Carolina Regiments Lane's Brigade—Seventh, Eighteenth, Twenty-eighth, Thirty-third and Thirty-seventh North Carolina Regiments. Archer's was made the directing brigade of the line of bis point they retired to their former position on Seminary Ridge, passing through in a disorderly mass, and necessarily demoralizing to some extent the brigades of Lane and Scales, which continued to advance, however, some of the men reaching within a few yards of the stone wall; but none of the troops, except Pickett's, passed be<
been unwittingly impeached by superficial writers in search of a scapegoat for the untoward results of this fatal battle, and in justice to the troops engaged, it will hardly be regarded as out of place to cite some facts which have not ordinarily attracted attention. On the morning of the 3d of July the Federal line was complete, and occupied all the hills and ridges from Culp's Hill to Round Top mountain, without a break, while Kilpatricks cavalry enveloped the Confederate right, where McLaws and Hood, with about eight thousand men, were confronted by the Fifth and Sixth army corps occupying an impregnable position. These facts, it would seem, decided General Lee to form a column of attack on the point where Wright's Brigade had penetrated the Federal line on the previous evening. An interview with Lee. On the night of July 3d, General Imboden states that in response to a message he had an interview with General Lee, during which the latter, in a voice tremulous with emoti
rps occupying an impregnable position. These facts, it would seem, decided General Lee to form a column of attack on the point where Wright's Brigade had penetrated the Federal line on the previous evening. An interview with Lee. On the night of July 3d, General Imboden states that in response to a message he had an interview with General Lee, during which the latter, in a voice tremulous with emotion, said: I never saw troops behave more magnificently than Pickett's Division of Virginians did to-day in that grand charge upon the enemy. And if they had been supported as they were to have been—but, for some reason not yet fully explained to me, were not—we would have held the position and the day would have been ours. This remark of the commanding general has been almost universally construed as a censure of Heth's and Pender's troops; but this is as unjustifiable as it is untrue. General Lee's official report was forwarded to the War Department January 20, 1864, more th
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