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General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 6: the battle of Williamsburg. (search)
two under Captain McCarthy, to report to General Anderson, the senior brigadier. At the time it wahey stood during the night. It was dark when Anderson joined McLaws, who had drawn his men togethermarch. Anticipating an early march himself, Anderson occupied Fort Magruder and advanced his pickeh were deployed on the left in the woodland. Anderson called up Wilcox's brigade, and ordered it toe left, I thought it not so well protected as Anderson conceived, and sent to D; H. Hill, who was bulorida regiment and a Mississippi battalion. Anderson had left the fort, and was busy handling the e Second New Hampshire Regiment to his left. Anderson, drawing his troops together near the batterie reinforcements arrived for Hooker's relief, Anderson had established his advance line of skirmishe i. p. 521. On the Confederate side, General Anderson reported his position safe to hold until the D. H. Hill's division was waiting to know if Anderson would need further support. Meanwhile, some [1 more...]
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 7: Seven Pines, or Fair Oaks. (search)
s standing directly in front of Smith's division, we thought that he would soon be attacked and driven off. Nevertheless, it was not prudent to leave that point on our flank unguarded until we found Smith's division in action. The force was shut off from our view by the thick pine wood, so that we could know nothing of its strength, and only knew of its position from its artillery fire. We could not attack it lest we should fall under the fire of the division in position for that attack. Anderson's other regiments, under the gallant Colonel M. Jenkins, were ordered into Hill's forward battle, as his troops were worn. Jenkins soon found himself in the van, and so swiftly led on that the discomfited troops found no opportunity to rally. Reinforcements from the Third Corps came, but in the swampy wood Jenkins was prompt enough to strike their heads as their retreating comrades passed. Right and left and front he applied his beautiful tactics and pushed his battle. General Kearn
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 10: fighting along the Chickahominy. (search)
ainst Mechanicsville, attacked by Field's brigade, Anderson and Archer on Field's left, Pender and Gregg on hi Upon the receipt of the last message, Pickett and Anderson were ordered into action as assaulting columns, anssault, and to follow on the left of Pickett's and Anderson's columns, then in motion, as the columns of direcnder the full blaze of the battle, but Pickett and Anderson were comparatively fresh, and dashed through the oehind that brigade and closed the interval towards Anderson's left, leaving his other regiments, the First and close echelon. As the advanced lines of Pickett, Anderson, and Hood reached and crowned the stronghold of the enemy, Anderson and Pickett moved up in pursuit of the broken lines, and were almost in possession of their how the breach to have been made by the columns of Anderson, Pickett, and Hood's two regiments. The troops ofr the battery from which the shots came was R. H. Anderson's brigade, in which Colonel Jenkins had a battalio
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 13: making ready for Manassas again. (search)
the same company with his brother. Assured of the transfer of McClellan's forces from the James, General Lee called up the divisions of Generals D. H. Hill, McLaws, the half division under J. G. Walker, and Hampton's cavalry from Richmond. Anderson's division was marching from Orange Court-House as our reserve force. On the 22d, Munford's cavalry reported the Warrenton road open as far as the vicinity of General Pope's headquarters. General Stuart was ordered over, with parts of his bed. In his rear was Jackson, 20,000; in front on the Rappahannock was my 25,000; R. H. Anderson's reserve division, 5000; total, 50,000, with 3000 of cavalry under Stuart. On the 26th I moved up to and crossed at Hinson's Mill Ford, leaving Anderson's division on the Warrenton Sulphur Springs route. On the 27th, Jackson marched at daylight to Manassas Junction with his own division, under Taliaferro, and A. P. Hill's, leaving Ewell's at Bristoe Station, with orders to withdraw if severe
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 14: Second battle of Manassas (Bull Run). (search)
too late for battle, and the force was not strong enough, and a fight at that hour might have been more unfortunate than the fights by detail on their right. If it had been sent to General McDowell before he left, the two corps, if he could have been induced to go in, might have given serious trouble. The field on their left was favorable for tactics, but on Porter's front it was rough, and R. H. Anderson's division was in striking distance of their left, if that effort had been made. Anderson marched in the dark as far as Hood's front before reporting for position, and was ordered back to Gainesville. The 4.30 order was issued under the impression that my troops, or the greater part of them, were still at Thoroughfare Gap, and General Pope said, in his official report,--I believe, in fact I am positive, that at five o'clock in the afternoon of the 29th, General Porter had in his front no considerable body of the enemy. I believed then, as I am very sure now, that it was eas
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 15: the Maryland campaign. (search)
n it by three other brigades,--Wilcox's, under Colonel Alfred Cumming; Featherston's, and Pryor's, which were attached to R. H. Anderson's division. The different columns from Frederick marched as ordered, except in the change authorized for Anderson's division. It was a rollicking march, the Confederates playing and singing, as they marched through the streets of Frederick, The girl I left behind me. Jackson recrossed the Potomac on the 11th, at Light's Ford, ordered A. P. Hill's divisi General Semmes was left near the pass, over which the troops had marched with his own and Mahone's brigades, the latter under Colonel Parham with orders to send a brigade to the top of Solomon's Gap to cover Kershaw's rear. General Wright, of Anderson's division, was ordered with his brigade and two pieces of artillery along the crest ridge of South Mountain to its projection over Riverton. General Cobb was ordered with his brigade along the base of Elk Ridge, to be abreast of Kershaw's colu
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 22: battle of Fredericksburg. (search)
ng of the 11th the deep boom of a cannon aroused both armies, and a second gun was recognized as the signal for battle. In a few minutes the commands were on the march for their positions. Orders were sent to call D. H. Hill's division and all of the Second Corps to their ground along the woodland over Hamilton's Crossing. Barksdale's brigade of Mississippians was on picket duty in Fredericksburg at the time; the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Regiments, with the Eighth Florida, of R. H. Anderson's division, were on the river line; the other regiments of the brigade and the Third Georgia, of R. H. Anderson's, in reserve. The first noise made by the enemy's bridge-builders was understood by the picket guards, as was all of their early work of construction, but a heavy mist along the water concealed them from view until their work upon the bridge was well advanced. As soon as the forms of the workmen could be discerned the skirmishers opened fire, which was speedily answered from
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 24: preparing for the spring of 1863. (search)
ion was carried, and Early was driven off in confusion, losing, besides large numbers as prisoners, many pieces of artillery. His especial assignment was to defend the Plank road against the enemy's march to attack General Lee's rear. Instead, he retreated by the Telegraph road, leaving the Plank road free for the enemy. After driving Early off, the enemy marched by the Plank road, and Early marched back to his late position at Marye's Hill. So General Lee was obliged to take McLaws and Anderson from his battle at Chancellorsville to drive back the force threatening his rear. The battle as pitched and as an independent affair was brilliant, and if the war was for glory could be called successful, but, besides putting the cause upon the hazard of a die, it was crippling in resources and of future progress, while the wait of a few days would have given time for concentration and opportunities against Hooker more effective than we experienced with Burnside at Fredericksburg. This
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 26: Gettysburg-First day. (search)
s intentions to General Ewell, and sent back to the commanding general to have Anderson's division sent forward. He was at Cashtown with Heth's and Pender's divisions and their batteries; his reserve artillery with Anderson's division at Fayetteville. The armies on the night of June 30 stood thus: The Confederate: First Corpsalted his division under R. H. Anderson and his reserve artillery. He had General Anderson called, who subsequently wrote me of the interview as follows: About twelvges which we passed this morning will shelter us from disaster. He ordered Anderson forward, and rode on to Seminary Ridge in time to view the closing operations His Headquarters were on Seminary Ridge at the crossing of the Cashtown road. Anderson's division was then filed off along the ridge, resting. Johnson's had marchedemy was in some force off our right towards Fairfield, General Lee ordered General Anderson to put one of his brigades out on the right as picket-guard. Wilcox's bri
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 27: Gettysburg-Second day. (search)
e ordered the commander of the Third Corps to extend the centre by Anderson's division, McLaws's and Hood's divisions to extend the deploymenthe First Corps, supported on their left by four of the brigades of Anderson's division; the opening to be promptly followed on Lee's left by tmiddle of the line. General Lee rode with me a mile or more. General Anderson marched by a route nearer the enemy's line, and was discovereduard, and, reinforced by the Eleventh Regiment, drove it back, and Anderson's division found its place in proper line. General Birney's acar division to double on the front, and we were near the affair of Anderson's regiments with the outpost guard of Sickles. Anderson's divisiAnderson's division deployed,--Wilcox's, Perry's, Wright's, Posey's, and Mahone's brigades from right to left. General Hood was ordered to send his select le line marched up the slope and deployed,--McLaws on the right of Anderson, Hood's division on his right, McLaws near the crest of the platea
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