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D. H. Hill, Jr., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 4, North Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 57 1 Browse Search
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A. 30 4 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Letter from Captain William L. Ritter. (search)
y of which I was a member, I desire to relate a few incidents connected with the closing scenes of his life, and to mention the fate of his successor, Lieutenant William Thompson Patten. When the two gun detachments were put aboard the steamer Archer, January 23d, 1863, and sent down the river in charge of Sergeant Langley, there was but one commissioned officer with the battery in Vicksburg, the others having not yet arrived from Tennessee. On the 26th the steamer De Soto, a ferry-boat, w; and then, in company with the De Soto, proceeded down the Mississippi and up Red river to Fort De Russey, where she was captured by our forces. As soon as the Queen was repaired, Sergeant Langley's two gun detachments were transferred from the Archer to the Queen. A correspondent, in speaking of the fight with the Indianola, says: In closing this article, we cannot refrain mentioning specially the conduct of Sergeant E. H. Langley, one of the Third Maryland Artillery. He had on the Queen
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Strength of General Lee's army in the Seven days battles around Richmond. (search)
page 371) at 1,800. Armistead only states his strength partially, but shows that after getting the Fifty-seventh Virginia from Walker's brigade, his own brigade was very small. Wright puts his strength at 2,000 (page 385). Give Armistead 2,000, which is a very liberal estimate, and Huger's strength will be 8,930. Of A. P. Hill's division, Pender says (page 255): The brigade left camp on the evening of the 25th with between twenty-three and twenty-four hundred, including Andrews' battery. Archer says, page 256: I have the honor to report that on the evening of the 26th of June, by direction of Major-General Hill, I marched my brigade, 1,228 strong, into Mechanicsville. The other brigade commanders do not give their strength. Field's brigade was a small one, Gregg's not large, and Anderson's and Branch's were perhaps about the size of Pender's. Give the latter 2,500 each, and Field and Gregg 2,000 each, and we have for A. P. Hill's strength 12,628--say 13,000. Lawton's brigade was
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), General Reynolds' last battle. (search)
ough it spread rapidly and that at a time when the inequality of numbers became apparent, produced no ill effect, led to no disorder, changed no disposition that he had directed, and in itself made the men only the more eager to carry out his orders. At the moment that his body was taken to the rear, for his death was instantaneous, two of his most gallant staff officers, Captain Riddle and Captain Wadsworth, in pursuance of his directions, effected a slight movement which made prisoners of Archer's Brigade, so that the rebel prisoners went to the rear almost at the same time, and their respectful conduct was in itself the highest tribute they could pay to him who had thus fallen. While his body lay in the little house on the Emmetsburg road, which he had passed in such full life only a few short hours before, Major Baird, his Assistant Adjutant General, was practically carrying out his orders in the disposition of the troops as they came up, and General Hofmann, whose Fifty-sixth Pe
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)
dier general, and assigned the First, Seventh, Eleventh, and Seventeenth regiments of Virginia infantry; and on May 25th he was commissioned major general, and placed in command of the brigades of J. R. Anderson, Gregg, Pender, Branch, Field, and Archer. Soon was his fitness for this perilous distinction to be tested. It will not comport with the limits of this sketch to attempt anything resembling a report of the various engagements from which General Hill drew steady acquisitions of fame d the situation at a glance, and made, without halting, his dispositions. The Federal column, sweeping obliquely upon Jones' right, had exposed its own flank; Toombs, who had rallied his regiments, was ordered to fall upon it, while Hill hurled Archer's fine brigade full in the face of the advancing foe; Gregg's and Branch's Brigades were thrown in with a like swift fierceness; and before these combined onsets the Federals first wavered, and then gave way. And Hill swept on, triumphant from th
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 15: Cedar Run. (search)
ey into the huddled mass from the distance of a few yards. On both sides of the devoted column, the lines of Branch and of Taliaferro blazed, until it fled to the rear, utterly scattered and dissipated. And now Jackson's blood was up; and he delivered blow after blow from his insulted left wing, with stunning rapidity and regulated fury. Scarcely was the charge of this cavalry repelled, when he again reinforced the ranks of Branch in front of the bloody stubble field, with the brigades of Archer and of Pender, from the division of Hill, extending them far to the left. These fresh troops, with the remainder of the first and second brigades of Jackson's division were ordered by him to advance across the feld, throwing their left continually forward, and attack the enemy's line in the opposite wood. They advanced under a heavy fire, when the foe yielded the bloody field, and broke into full retreat. The brigade of Taliaferro also charged, bearing toward the right, and pierced the fi
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 17: the campaign in Maryland. (search)
imely succor was at hand. The remaining division of General Jackson's corps, under General A. P. Hill, having been ordered up from Harper's Ferry, had just reached the field, and was now sent to the support of the right wing. This General, advancing four of his brigades, with his batteries, attacked the Federalists, flushed with confidence, but disordered by the rapidity of their advance, and immediately arrested their career. Assailed in flank by Toombs, and in front by Branch, Gregg and Archer, they wavered, broke, and fled in confusion to the banks of the Antietam, where they sought protection under the fire of the numerous artillery upon the opposite hills. In this splendid combat, two thousand men of Hill's division, assisted by the brigade of Toombs, routed the fourteen thousand of Burnside, and drove them under the shelter of McClellan's reserves, The General was now compelled to pass from the aggressive to the defensive, and was happy to be able to prevent the Confederates
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 18: Fredericksburg. (search)
e division of A. P. Hill, with the brigades of Archer, Lane and Pender. These stretched in the ordethe interval thus left between the brigades of Archer and Lane, was placed that of Gregg; and behinder and Thomas, and the latter behind Gregg and Archer. The division of D. H. Hill was held as a res enemy's left flank in the plain. In front of Archer, near Hamilton's Crossing, the range of hills The guns of Colonel Walker, upon the front of Archer, were thrust forward, and opened furiously upointo the gap between his right and the left of Archer, deployed rapidly in the woods, and attacked h from the Federal sharp-shooters. The left of Archer's brigade met a like fate with Lane's. Findinge Federal columns poured into the woods. But Archer still held fast to the right of his position wed for succors for the fragment of the line of Archer, which was staggering under the unequal pressurted by Hays, upon the extreme right, relieved Archer, and driving the enemy across the railroad her
passage-way of thousands of troops; the lower counties were watched and guarded. And, moreover, the Confederate army was not practically in Maryland, but from the 20th of June to the 1st of July. The taunt to the down-trodden Marylanders-oppressed and suffering bravely for conscience sake-we must in justice to ourselves believe only the result of grief and disappointment. Men, like goods, can only be judged by sample; and, from the beginning to the end of the war, Maryland may point to Archer, Winder, Elzey, Johnson and many another noble son-unhonored now, or filling, perhaps, a nameless grave-and ask if such men came from among a people who talked but would not act! And so in sorrow, disappointment and bitterness ended the second Maryland campaign. And with it ended all hopes of carrying the war beyond our own gates in future; happy could we beat it thence, baffled and crushed as ever before. For the short, sharp raid of General Early-penetrating to the gates of the Ca
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Chapter 18: battle of Fredericksburg. (search)
s brigade, under Colonel Brockenborough, while Archer's brigade was on the left of the guns. On Arcavy musketry fire, and soon a courier from General Archer came to the rear in search of General A. Prear with the information that the interval on Archer's left (an awful gulf as he designated it) hadht, while they were attacked in front, causing Archer's left and Lane's entire brigade to give way, ered that column of the enemy which had turned Archer's left, in the woods on the hill in rear of thto position, I received a message stating that Archer's brigade was giving way and I ordered Hoke tond a body of the enemy in the woods in rear of Archer's line on the left, where the regiments on tha had been attacked in rear, had given way, but Archer still held the right with great resolution, thront, and then by another charge, in which General Archer participated, the railroad was cleared and in the slight trenches previously occupied by Archer's brigade. Walker continued to hold the posit[6 more...]
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Index. (search)
Mountains, 338, 366 Altodale, 254 Alum Spring Mill, 224, 225, 227, 230 Anderson, General, 68, 105, 132, 135, 147, 149, 151, 152, 155, 156, 158, 159, 163, 196, 198, 211, 212, 216, 227, 231, 234, 236, 322, 323, 324, 352, 362, 363, 364, 404, 407, 408, 409,410, 411, 412, 413 Andersonville, 297, 298 Andrews, Colonel, 197, 199, 206, 211, 220, 221, 222, 224, 323 Antietam, 139, 140, 143, 150, 151, 156, 161, 384, 385, 403 Antietam Creek, 140 Appomattox Court-House, 191 Archer, General, 170, 172, 173, 174, 175 Arendtsville, 264 Arkansas, 468 Arlington Heights, 41 Armistead, General, 83, 84, 149, 153, 156 Army of Northern Virginia, 74, 163, 182, 236, 361, 371, 379, 415, 466 Army of Potomac, 47, 50, 52, 74, 157, 161, 341, 343, 344, 360, 392, 417, 418 Army of Virginia, 92 Army of Western Virginia, 399, 418 Ashby's Gap, 411, 457 Ashland, 361, 465 Atkinson, Colonel N. N., 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 180 Atlee's Station, 361 Auburn, 304 August
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