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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The battle of Chancellorsville. (search)
possible, our advance, supposed to be partial only, and then to slowly retire to the Mine-Run road. This he had done, and here Lee's engineers were speedily engaged in drawing up a line of intrenchments. Early was left at Hamilton's crossing, Barksdale remained in the town, and Lee, with the bulk of his forces, hurried out to meet the Army of the Potomac. At an early hour on Friday morning Jackson arrived at the Mine-Run line and took command. Hooker's tardiness in advancing had already allnge these dispositions within fifteen minutes after receipt of Hooker's dispatch, but it was after midnight before he could get his command faced about and fairly headed in the new direction. The Fredericksburg heights were held by Early and Barksdale with eighty-five hundred men, and plenty of artillery. In December a few brigades had here defeated the entire Army of the Potomac. Hooker himself, with his battle worn veterans, had then pronounced the task impossible. It was after midnight
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Recollections of Fredericksburg.—From the morning of the 20th of April to the 6th of May, 1863. (search)
thousand troops in front of Fredericksburg. Barksdale's brigade was left at Fredericksburg to pickankees to guess. About midnight I went to Barksdale's bivuoac, on Lee's Hill, to learn the resulards Taylor's hill. I sent a courier to General Barksdale, then on Lee's Hill, and he to General Eubt on the plank road, where it was needed. Barksdale also applied to General Early to reinforce C, which move was made and accomplished. General Barksdale, as soon as he saw that Marye's Hill wased fire upon the blue mass on Marye's Hill. Barksdale rallied the remnant of the Eighteenth regimteenth would soon be enveloped and crushed. Barksdale yielded before the impending shock and orders now about the middle of the afternoon, and Barksdale's brigade of fifteen hundred Mississippians,is 30,000, square across the plateau between Barksdale and Early during the night of the 1st of May been captured or routed back to North Anna, Barksdale would have evacuated Marye's Hill, and, perh[16 more...]