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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 261 3 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 9. (ed. Frank Moore) 218 0 Browse Search
Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 2 206 2 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
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 10. (ed. Frank Moore) 165 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 149 5 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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In the meantime the Confederate reserves were rapidly moving up to support the left flank. The movement of the right and centre, begun by Jones and Longstreet, was countermanded. Holmes' two regiments and a battery of artillery of six guns, Early's brigade and two regiments from Bonham's brigade, with Kemper's four six-pounders were ordered up to support the left flank. The battle was re-established ; but the aspect of affairs was yet desperate in the extreme. Confronting the enemy's atknew, by the sounds of firing, that a great struggle was in progress, and, having stopped the engine, he had formed his men, and was advancing rapidly through the fields. He was directed to move on the Federal left and centre. At the same time, Early's brigade, which had just come up, was ordered to throw itself upon the right flank of the enemy. The two movements were made almost simultaneously, while Gen. Beauregard himself led the charge in front. The combined attack was too much for the
es of the Confederate disasters in the second year of the war. the enemy's Anaconda plan. rebukes to the vanity of the Confederates. the sum of their disasters. inauguration of the Permanent Government of the Confederate States. gloomy scene in Capitol square. President Davis' speech. commentary of a Richmond journal. causes of popular animation in the Confederacy.Development of the enemy's design upon slavery. history of the Anti-slavery measures of Lincoln's Administration. his Early declaration of non-interference with slavery. Mr. Seward in 1860. Lincoln's statement, March 4th, 1861. diplomatic declaration, April, 1861. Early affectations of Lincoln's Administration on the subject of slavery. McClellan's address. McDowell's order. Revocation of the emancipation measures of Fremont and Hunter. first act of Anti-slavery legislation at Washington. Lovejoy's resolution. the Anti-slavery clause in the Confiscation act. three notable measures of Anti-slavery legis
s of Culpepper Court-House, when the enemy was found near Cedar Run, a short distance northwest of Slaughter's Mountain. Early's brigade, of Ewell's division, was thrown forward on the road to Culpepper Court-House. The remaining two brigades, thoy called for reinforcements. As Gen. Hill had arrived with his division, one of his brigades, Gen. Thomas', was sent to Early, and joined him in time to render efficient service. Whilst the attack upon Early was in progress, the main body of the Early was in progress, the main body of the Federal infantry moved down from the wood, through the corn and wheat-fields, and fell with great vigour upon our extreme left, and, by the force of superiour numbers, bearing down all opposition, turned it, and poured a destructive fire into its reat slaughter. The contest was close and obstinate, the combatants sometimes delivering their fire at ten paces. At last Early's brigade was ordered up, and drove the enemy back with heavy loss. While this action was taking place on Jackson's left
two different fields. On the 29th of April, Gen. Lee drew back his army in the direction of Chancellorsville, leaving Early's division to guard Marye's Heights at Fredericksburg. At Chancellorsville he learned from Gen. Anderson, who, with two brave defenders, who had held it against three assaults, were cut off from their supports, and compelled to surrender Gen. Early, finding that Sedgwick had gained this position on his left, and was pressing forward his forces towards Chancellorsvil Lee to arrest the pursuit of Hooker, and caused him to send back towards Fredericksburg the division of McLaw to support Early and check the enemy's advance. On the evening of the 3d, Sedgwick's advanced troops were driven back without difficulty. support; but Gen. Lee, who had come upon the field, having discovered the enemy's design, ordered Anderson to unite with Early, so as to attack that part of the enemy's line which he had weakened by his demonstration on McLaw, and thus threaten his
. Ewell, who had succeeded to the command of Jackson's old corps, were assigned the divisions of Early, Rodes, and Johnson; and to Gen. A. P. Hill was the third corps given, consisting of the divisioas arranged the Confederate line of battle-Ewell's corps on the left, beginning at the town with Early's division, then Rodes' division; on the right of Rodes' division was the left of Hill's corps, e Federal left, and Ewell, from Gettysburg and Rocky Creek, moved forward Johnson's, Rodes', and Early's divisions against the right, his guns keeping up a continuous fire on the slopes of Cemetery Hky Creek, sustaining considerable loss from the fire poured down upon it from the higher ground; Early's division advanced to storm the ridge above Gettysburg, and Rodes on the right moved forward in support. But the attack was not simultaneous. Hayes' and Hoke's brigades of Early's division, succeeded in capturing the first line of breastworks, but were driven back by the weight of numbers.
Kelly's Ford. Near the latter place the enemy crossed the river; and Gen. Rodes, who had fallen back before superiour numbers, was reinforced by Johnson's division. To meet the demonstration at the bridge near which Ewell's corps was stationed, Early's division was put in motion, and the two brigades of Hoke and Hayes were passed to the other side, to hold the north bank, and watch the enemy's front. It was believed that these troops would be able to maintain their position if attacked, the the attack on the south side of the river, until too late for the artillery stationed there to aid in repelling it. The darkness of the night and the fear of injuring our own men, who were surrounded by and commingled with the enemy, prevented Gen. Early from using artillery; and the unlucky commander witnessed the loss of the greater portion of two of his brigades, without, as he declared, the possibility of an effort to extricate them. Many of our men effected their escape in the confusion;
n. The advance of Ewell's corps-Edward Johnson's division-arrived within three miles of Wilderness Run in the evening, and encamped. Rodes lay in his rear; and Early was next at Locust Grove, all ready to strike at Grant's advance the next morning. At about six o'clock in the morning of the 6th May the enemy was discovered by received a single item of reinforcement until the 23d of May. At Hanover Junction, he was joined by Pickett's division of Longstreet's corps, one small brigade of Early's division of Ewell's corps, which had been in North Carolina with Hoke, and two small brigades, with a battalion of artillery under Breckinridge. The force underthe same time Breckinridge's force had to be sent back into the Shenandoah Valley, and Ewell's corps, with two battalions of artillery, had to be detached under Gen. Early's command to meet the demonstrations of Hunter upon Lynchburg. This counterbalanced all reinforcements. The foregoing statement shows, indeed, that the dispar
as to the strength of Washington. results of Early's expedition. its effect on the armies operats were put in motion on a parallel line, while Early, commanding Ewell's corps, swung round, late iant and critical concern. On the 3d July, Gen. Early approached Martinsburg, accompanied by a cavacy Bridge. Battle of Monocacy Bridge. Gen. Early had pressed on, crossed the Potomac, and, adnd seven hundred prisoners. From Monocacy Gen. Early moved on Washington, his cavalry advance rean of attack. Northern writers declare that if Early had made a vigorous attack when he first came there. Whether it would have been prudent for Early to match this force, while Hunter was hasteninestion for the military critic to decide. Gen. Early, having broke up his camp before Washington,But the movement was, on the whole, a success; Early brought off fire thousand horses and twenty-fied. The mine fiasco at Petersburg. While Early was detached from Lee's lines, Gen. Grant made[8 more...]
a force under Gen. Anderson to co-operate with Early, and stir up the enemy across the Potomac. Anercharge, and sweeps everything before him. Gen. Early's attempt to put the censure of the disasterion of cavalry. It happened that Anderson and Early had been both made lieutenant-generals the samomplete. The day after Kershaw's departure, Early disposed his army as follows: Ramseur's divisi Rodes' and Gordon's divisions, in charge of Gen. Early himself, were marched to Martinsburg, for thp the Valley. Battle of Fisher's Hill. Gen. Early retired to Fisher's Hill, near Strasburg, a eridan formed his force for a direct attack on Early's position, while Torbert's cavalry moved by tar Creek. Having received reinforcements, Gen. Early returned to the Valley in October. These reks later we shall see the last appearance of Gen. Early on the military stage, at Waynesboroa ,whereone who ventured upon word combats with Lieut.-General Early sustained a palpable hit. The soldiers[49 more...]
Shenandoah Valley with two divisions of cavalry, numbering about ten thousand sabres. On the 1st March he secured the bridge across the middle fork of the Shenandoah, entered Staunton the next day, and thence pushed on towards Waynesboroa, where Early, with less than twelve hundred men, disputed the debouche; of the Blue Ridge. This force — a remnant of the Army of the Valley — was posted on the banks of a stream, with no way open for retreat; and Sheridan's magnificent cavalry easily ran over it, and took more than nine hundred prisoners. Gen. Early, with two of his staff officers, escaped by taking to the woods. The next day Charlottesville was surrendered; and here Sheridan paused to await the arrival of his trains, busy meanwhile in destroying the railroads towards Richmond and Lynchburg. His instructions prescribed that he should gain Lynchburg on the south bank of the James. From that point he was to effectually break up those main branches of Lee's communications, the Lync