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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 261 3 Browse Search
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Edward Alfred Pollard, The lost cause; a new Southern history of the War of the Confederates ... Drawn from official sources and approved by the most distinguished Confederate leaders. 199 1 Browse Search
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Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 113 1 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 102 0 Browse Search
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an active participant and competent judge, General Early, thus wrote of his conduct: The assumit back to the main line. Later in the day General Early sent out from Redoubt No. 5 Colonel Ward's Redoubts Nos. 4 and 5. On the next night General Early sent out Colonel Terry's Virginia regiment evacuation was made. From a narrative by General Early I make the following extract: A very val Hancock has taken two redoubts and repulsed Early's rebel brigade by a real charge of the bayonere Williamsburg, I will extract fully from General Early's report: Lynchburg, June 9, 1862. n occupied by the other two regiments. General Early, having received a severe wound soon after's artillery and infantry. Of that charge General Early writes: This North Carolina Regiment, McRae, who succeeded to the command after General Early retired, states in his report that he sentn has been previously noticed, and of whom General Early, in his report of the battle of Williamsbu[3 more...]
ffith, Cobb, Toombs, and D. R. Jones15,680 D. H. Hill's division, consisting of the brigades of Early, Rodes, Raines, Featherston, and the commands of Colonels Ward and Crump11,151 Cavalry brigade1re made to swell the force which Jackson brought, they should be elsewhere subtracted. General J. A. Early, in the same number of the Historical Society Papers, in a letter addressed to General J.t was distributed among some other brigades in Longstreet's corps. After minute inquiry, General Early concludes that the whole command that came from the Valley, including the artillery, the regand a battery, then known as The Maryland line, could not have exceeded 8,000 men. In this, General Early does not include either Lawton's brigade or the two brigades with Whiting, and reaches the cral Lee was about 23,000—about 30,000 less than your estimate. Taking the number given by General Early as the entire reenforcement received by General Lee after the battle of Seven Pines and befo
on after, the cavalry returned to the position where it was first seen, and General Early was ordered forward, keeping near the Culpeper road, while General Ewell wiroad to the right, advancing along the western slope of Slaughter Mountain. General Early, forming his brigade in line of battle, moved into the open field, and, pasagainst honor. The enemy's infantry advanced about 5 P. M., and attacked General Early in front, while another body, concealed by the inequality of the ground, moon, exposing the flank of Taliaferro's, which also gave way, as did the left of Early's. The rest of his brigade, however, firmly held its ground. Winder's brigadtheir post until they were relieved, after several hours of severe fighting, by Early's brigade and the Eighth Louisiana Regiment. General Early drove the enemy backGeneral Early drove the enemy back with heavy loss, and pursued about two hundred yards beyond the line of battle, when he was recalled to the position on the railroad where Thomas, Pender, and Arche
h a large proportion of the men, were killed or wounded. Our troops slowly yielded to overwhelming numbers, and fell back, obstinately disputing every point. General Early, in command of Ewell's division, was ordered with his brigade to take the place of Jackson's division, most of which was withdrawn, its ammunition being nearly exhausted and its numbers much reduced. The battle now raged with great violence, the small commands under Hood and Early holding their ground against many times their own infantry force and under a tremendous fire of artillery. Hood was reenforced; then the enemy's lines were broken and driven back, but fresh numbers advanced by Walker's command, who immediately attacked vigorously, driving his combatant back with much slaughter. Upon the arrival of the reenforcements under McLaws, General Early attacked resolutely the large force opposed to him. Mc-Laws advanced at the same time, and the forces before them were driven back in confusion, closely follow
a withering fire into the faces of Meade's men, and Early's division from the second line swept forward, and t the army to give battle to the approaching column. Early's division of Jackson's corps and Barksdale's brigad to hold our lines, which was easily repulsed by General Early. Soon afterward a column moved from Fredericksby making no attempt to follow. The next morning General Early advanced along the Telegraph road, and recaptureHooker and the Confederate capital, but, leaving General Early, with about nine thousand men, to take care of Gick would certainly soon be at work in the rear, and Early, with his inadequate force, could not do more than d works of the enemy. Meantime Sedgwick had forced Early out of the heights at Fredericksburg, and had advancLaws with three additional brigades. Meanwhile, General Early had connected with these troops, and in the afte, the main assault being made on the enemy's left by Early's troops. The situation was now a critical one for
ncountered Grant's troops in heavy force at a short distance from the Old Wilderness Tavern, and Jones's and Battle's brigades were driven back in some confusion. Early's division was ordered up, formed across the pike, and moved forward. It advanced through a dense pine thicket and, with other brigades of Rodes's division, drovened with tremendous effect upon the column, and it was driven back with severe loss, leaving its dead in front of our works. Memoir of the Last Year, etc., by General Early. Several days of comparative quiet ensued. During this time the army of General Grant was heavily reenforced from Washington. In numerical strength hisen on detached service in North Carolina, and by a small force under General Breckinridge from southwestern Virginia, twenty-two hundred strong. Hoke's brigade of Early's division, twelve hundred strong, which had been on detached duty at the junction, here also rejoined its division. On the 29th the whole of Grant's army was acr
tuation in the Shenandoah Valley March of General Early his force attack at Monocacy approach ttures outrages of the enemy statement of General Early retaliation on Chambersburg, Pennsylvaniaent back to the Valley. On June 13th Major General Early, with the Second Corps of Lee's army, nt of the 12th. On the morning of the 14th General Early recrossed the Potomac, bringing off the prth Sigel, and some skirmishing took place; General Early determined to concentrate near Strasburg, rtinsburg: While at Martinsburg, [says General Early in his memoir] it was ascertained beyond a money, bonds, plates, etc., pillaged. General Early, having learned that Sheridan was preparin A. M. Kershaw and Wharton, accompanied by General Early, advanced. At Strasburg Kershaw moved to s now apparent that it would not do, [says General Early] to press my troops farther. They had beeas large as at Winchester. Subsequently General Early confronted Sheridan's whole force north of[4 more...]
tants, and inflicting horrible outrages on women and children, were some of the constantly recurring atrocities of the invader. On June 19, 1864, Major General Hunter began his retreat from before Lynchburg down the Shenandoah Valley. Lieutenant General Early, who followed in pursuit, thus describes the destruction he witnessed along the route: Houses had been burned, and helpless women and children left without shelter. The country had been stripped of provisions, and many families leftgentleman, a Mr. Creigh, had been hung, because, on a former occasion, he had killed a straggling and marauding Federal soldier while in the act of insulting and outraging the ladies of his family. Memoir of the Last Year of the War, by Lieutenant General Early. A letter dated Charleston, September 14, 1865, written by Rev. Dr. John Bachman, then pastor of the Lutheran Church in that city, presents many facts respecting the devastation and robberies by the enemy in South Carolina. So much
4, 105, 111, 119, 120, 121-22, 124, 125, 126, 127, 130, 132, 133, 170. Lt. Thomas B., 186. Huggins, Thomas, 200. Humphreys, Benjamin G., 635, 637. Hunter, Major, 350-51. General David, 153, 445, 446, 447, 496, 500. Arming of slaves, 499. General Early's description of his retreat down the Shenandoah, 601. R. M. T., member of Confederate peace commission, 521. Report of peace commission to Davis, 522-23. Hunton, General, 428. Hurley, Timothy, 200. Huston, Gen. John B., 397. Huys, 5. Wallace, Gen., Lew, 52, 57, 446, 496. Waller, General, 277. Walshe, Matthew, 200. Walthall, General E. C., 18, 491. Walton, Col. I. B., 282. War Between the States. Growth, 14. Ward, Col. George T., 72, 131. Description given by Gen. Early, 79-82. Warley, Lieutenant, 186. Warren, General, 439. Washington, Gen., George, 128, 226. Watson, Dr. James L., 613. Waul, —, 347. Webb, Lt. W. A., 165, 172. Webb (ram). Capture of the Indianola, 202-03. Weber, Gen., Max, 82. We