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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 3 1 Browse Search
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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opposing forces at the Monocacy, Md.: July 9th, 1864. (search)
y May 12th, 1864. Brig.-Gen.. William Terry: 2d, 4th, 5th, 27th, and 33d Va. (Stonewall Brigade), Col. J. H. S. Funk; 21st, 25th, 42d, 44th, 48th, and 50th Va. (J. M. Jones's brigade), Col. R. H. Dungan; 10th, 23d, and 37th Va. Steuart's brigade), Lieut.-Col. S. H. Saunders. Breckinridge's division, Composition not clearly indicated. Brig.-Gen. John Echols. [Consisted of Echols's, Wharton's, and Vaughn's brigades, the latter being dismounted cavalry.] Rodes's division, Maj.-Gen. B. E. Bodes. Grimes's Brigade. 32d N. C.,----43d N. C.,----; 45th N. C.,----; 53d N. C.,----; 2d N. C. Batt'n,----. Cook's Brigade. 4th Ga.,----; 12th Ga.,----; 21st Ga.,----; 44th Ga.,----. Cox's Brigade: 1st N. C.,----; 2d N. C.----; 3d N. C.,----; 4th N. C.,----; 14th N. C.,----; 30th N. C.,----. Battle's Brigade: 3d Ala.,----; 5th Ala.,----; 6th Ala.,----; 12th Ala.,----; 61st Ala.,----. Ramseur's division, Maj.-Gen. S. D. Ramseur. Lilley's Brigade: 13th Va.,----; 31st Va.,----; 4
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley. (search)
s division on the morning of September 19, 1864. casualties were very great. Wright's infantry forced Ramseur and Rodes steadily to the rear, while Emory on the right broke the left of the enemy's line and threw it into confusion. At this time the Confederate artillery opened with canister at short range, doing fearful execution. This, coupled with the weakening of the center at the junction between Emory and Wright, and with a charge delivered on this junction of the lines by a part of Bodes's command, just arrived on the field, drove back the Union center. At this critical moment Russell's division of Wright's corps moved into the breach on Emory's left, and, striking the flank of the Confederate troops who were pursuing Grover, restored the lines and stayed the Confederate advance. General Emory, in his official narrative, says of the action on the right at this point: Grover's division was placed in line of battle on the right of the Sixth Corps, and Dwight's divisi