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General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 18: battle of Sharpsburg, or Antietam. (search)
nother storm Longstreet's and D. H. Hill's troops stood before it fall of General G. B. Anderson General Richardson mortally wounded aggressive spirit of his command broken Wonderful cannon-shot General D. H. Hill's third horse killed under him. The field that I have described — the field lying along the Antietam and including in its scope the little town of Sharpsburg — was destined to pass into history as the scene of the bloodiest single day of fighting of the war, and that 17th of September was to become memorable as the day of greatest carnage in the campaigns between the North and South. Gettysburg was the greatest battle of the war, but it was for three days, and its total of casualties on either side, terrible as it was, should be one-third larger to make the average per diem equal to the losses at Sharpsburg. Viewed by the measure of losses, Antietam was the fourth battle of the war, Spottsylvania and the Wilderness, as well as Gettysburg, exceeding it in number
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 19: battle of Sharpsburg, or Antietam (continued). (search)
. (1) Major-General Joseph Hooker, wounded September 17. (2) Brigadier-General George G. Meade. esc (2) Col. William P. Wainwright, Wounded September 17. (3) Lieut.-Col. J. William Hofmann; 7th In) Brig.-Gen. George L. Hartsuff, Wounded September 17. (2) Col. Richard Coulter; 16th Me., Joine1) Maj.-Gen. Israel B. Richardson, Wounded September 17. (2) Brig.-Gen. John C. Caldwell, (3) Brig.sion, (1) Maj.-Gen. John Sedgwick, Wounded September 17. (2) Brig.-Gen. Oliver O. Howard:--First Br1) Brig-.Gen. Napoleon J. T. Dana, Wounded September 17. (2) Col. Norman J. Hall; 19th Mass., Col. Brigade, (1) Brig.-Gen. Max Weber, Wounded September 17. (2) Col. John W. Andrews; 1st Del., Col. J, Col. Thomas A. Rowley; 139th Pa., Joined September 17. Col. Frank H. Collier. Third Brigade, Brigigned to First Division, Second Army Corps, September 17. (2) Col. Amasa Cobb; 6th Me., Col. Hiram Bgade, (1) Col. William B. Goodrich, Killed September 17. (2) Lieut.-Col. Jonathan Austin; 3d Del., [3 more...]