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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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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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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Annual reunion of Pegram Battalion Association in the Hall of House of Delegates, Richmond, Va., May 21st, 1886. (search)
on those fateful three days—it seems but yesterday that we saw Lee and Gordon and A. P. Hill and Early grouped about this flag as it dallied defiance in the centre of the forty guns commanded by Lietenant Hollis of the Crenshaw Battery, and a section from Braxton's Battalion, commanded by Lieutenant Early. Further to the right, sweeping the Gilliam field, were the remaining three guns of the Cring volleys of musketry from the centre told that the enemy were charging the three pieces under Early and Hollis. Vaulting into the saddle, he rode at full speed down the line-of-battle to his gunember, the little salient in which they were posted was literally ringed with flame. Hollis and Early were using double canister at short range, and their cannoneers were serving their pieces with action, and while directing the fire of a portion of his Battalion and two guns commanded by Lieutenant Early of Lynchburg, Va., in a few moments fell from his horse mortally wounded, and was taken off
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Ceremonies connected with the unveiling of the statue of General Robert E. Lee, at Lee circle, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 22, 1884. (search)
e of Hooker and soon placed that portion of the Federal army on a serious defensive. No time was to be lost. Sedgwick would soon drive back the inferior force of Early, and come thundering on his rear. Hooker must be disposed of promptly, or all was lost. Hooker had seventy-five thousand men well entrenched, which was increasedy had by his gallant resistance, gained precious time and given serious occupation to Sedgwick, but the immensely superior numbers of the latter had at last forced Early back and were advancing upon Lee's rear towards Chancellorsville. Lee now gathered up the most available of his victorious forces and, rushing to the reinforcement of Early, speedily converted Sedgwick's advance into a swift retreat; which would have resulted in his capture had not the friendly cover of night checked pursuit and enabled him to cross the Rappahannock. So ended the operations of Chancellorsville, at the close of which General Hooker found his army, demoralized by defeat and
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), First Maryland campaign. (search)
ng to fear from Hooker and Mansfield, the advance of Sedgwick's five or six thousand fresh men threatened to overwhelm the weak Confederate line. But one brigade (Early's) of Jackson's command had not been seriously engaged. Early was instructed (in conjunction with the other forces at hand) to hold the enemy in check if possible to some ground in Sedgwick's front, while Hood, in the woods near the church, fiercely contested every inch he was forced to yield. A bold and skillful move of Early defeated and drove back some of Mansfield's men, who were pressing Hood, and opened the way for a crushing flank attack upon Sedgwick. In a few moments this attack was made by McLaws, Walker, and Early, all in conjunction, and in twenty minutes two fifths of Sedgwick's men were hors de combat, and the remainder were driven in confusion to the refuge of the Federal batteries from the line of which they had advanced. This ended the serious fighting on the Confederate left. McClellan's atta
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reminiscences of field ordnance service with the Army of Northern Virginia1863-1863. (search)
at only a few brushes could be gotten. With this very limited equipment, men were put to work to mark the knapsacks. In Early's division, where Major G. W. Christy pushed the work without intermission, I think it was completed before the campaignnd our army driven from its lines before the men were able to exhaust their cartridge-boxes. One of the last acts of General Early's chief of staff, the gallant Colonel Pendleton, who fell on that field, was to order back this train to prevent the o obtain an adequate quantity of horseshoes and nails from the ordnance department. The cavalry, which had been with General Early during that fall, had seen severe service, and it was absolutely necessary, in reference to the future, to procure inhoes and nails. Trains of wagons were sent after it from Staunton, and these trains were protected by cavalry, which General Early sent for the purpose, and they returned in safety with the iron, which was promptly shipped to Richmond. From this t
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Report of the conduct of General George H. Steuart's brigade from the 5th to the 12th of May, 1864, inclusive. (search)
ith the remnants of Jones's brigade, of Gordon's division. In these separate commands a warm feeling always existed between the men who had stood firmly by each other on so many hardly contested fields. They followed the fortunes of war under Early in the Washington city and Valley campaigns. The last seen of them by the writer was on the field of Winchester September 19, 1864, where he, after-being baptized in the blood of the heroic and dauntless Rodes, General Rodes was bending from erals Johnson and Steuart, a few errors have, of necessity, appeared in the report of General Ewell. The report, after describing the death of General Jones, and the discomfiture of his brigade, says: Daniel's brigade of Rodes's, and Gordon's of Early's were soon brought up and regained the lost ground, the latter capturing, by a dashing charge, several hundred prisoners. There was really little loss of ground. Battle was already up with Jones; and Steuart in time to assist in rallying Battl
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Address before the Virginia division of Army of Northern Virginia, at their reunion on the evening of October 21, 1886. (search)
guests—Governor and Mrs. Lee and Miss Winnie Davis, escorted by General Early—who were received with deafening applause as they came up the a These sentiments were greeted with enthusiastic applause. General Early then arose, and amid loud applause moved that Miss Winnie Davisas greater reason to be proud. After the applause with which General Early was greeted had subsided, the chair put the motion, which recei Virginia volunteers, commanding. VI. The Sixth Brigade, Colonel J. A. Early, commanding, will be formed of Early's and Kemper's VirginiaEarly's and Kemper's Virginia volunteers and Sloan's regiment of South Carolina volunteers. VII. The several commanders of brigades thus announced will organize theiwas issued by General Jackson—in the midst of all his anxiety about Early's brigade, which you recollect had crossed the river and been cut oniscences. In response to calls, brief speeches were made by General Early, Colonel F. R. Farrar, Colonel Edward McCrady, Jr., Colonel Arc<
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Memoranda of Thirty-Eighth Virginia infantry. (search)
h, 1862. While on the march, it was assigned to the brigade of General R. Toombs, of Georgia, whose command it joined near Orange Courthouse, March 30th, 1862. On the 11th of April received orders, and marched to Richmond, and thence by steamer to King's Landing on the 14th, and marched near the line of defence around Yorktown. On the 17th, was ordered into the trenches at Dam No. 1, where it served every alternate day until the 2d of May, when it was transferred to command of Brigadier General J. A. Early, which it joined at Fort Magruder, and proceeded to retire with the army on the 3d of May, reaching Williamsburg on the evening of the 4th. On the 5th, was engaged in the battle near Williamsburg, with very unfavorable circumstances, the mud being very deep, and the command double quicked for a long distance, and through underbrush, briers, &c. Continued to retire towards Richmond, subsisting at times on parched corn, and went into camp near the city on the 18th. On the 24th,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The battle of Chancellorsville. (search)
Green road. Sedgwick did cross, and began skirmishing with Early, to force the latter from that road back into the woods. Ae new direction. The Fredericksburg heights were held by Early and Barksdale with eighty-five hundred men, and plenty of abefore daylight, and, leaving a strong rear-guard to occupy Early's attention, had advanced straight toward Chancellorsville,in force would have resulted either in defeat, or in giving Early, who was entirely familiar with the ground, a chance to dea captured the Fredericksburg heights. Wilcox, cut off from Early, alone separated Sedgwick from Lee's rear. McLaws and partrson's force now joined Mc-Laws. With Anderson, McLaws and Early, some twenty-five thousand men, Lee thought he could fairly Lee attacked. McLaws fell upon the corner held by Brooks; Early assaulted Howe. The latter's onset was very hardy. Our five thousand men. Lee, having accomplished his task, sent Early back to Fredericksburg and him self returned to Hooker's fr
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Stonewall brigade at Chancellorsville. (search)
emember how active the campaign of 1864 was. Readers will remember General Grant's flank movement from the Rapidan to reach Richmond. After second Cold Harbor General Early was detached with his corps. He met Hunter in front of Lynchburg, and drove him back into West Virginia. Early then moved down the Valley; fought the battle o the defences of Washington city. He then retired into Virginia, and over into the Valley. Many small affairs took place in the Valley between the armies of General Early and General Sheridan. The armies were constantly in motion. 1 will not go into details of this service. Those who desire full and accurate information are ening of 18th October, 1864. At that time General Sheridan was on the left of Cedar creek, that empties into the Shenandoah a short distance below Strasburg. General Early, who was then at Fisher's Hill, determined to attack. Preparatory to the movement, all the general officers were summoned to headquarters on the evening of th
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)
Chancellorsville, on the 1st of May. General Early's division was left at Hamilton's station to wHays and Barksdale seemed to doubt whether General Early intended to hold Marye's Hill, and left tothen informed me that it was determined by General Early to hold Marye's Hill at all hazards, but tthe Washington Artillery had to do it—that General Early was confident that the advance from Deep R enemy seemed to justify the suspicions of General Early, that the real attack would be at Hamiltontion, expecting Sedgwick to move that way. General Early immediately formed line of battle on the md for the night. At sunrise next morning, General Early, in obedience to orders received during th Fredericksburg and Sedgwick; Sedgwick between Early and Lee, with twenty thousand men; Lee, with As brigades, to attack Sedgwick in front, while Early attacked in the rear. Sedgwick, finding himsehalf of Lee's army, now reduced by the loss of Early, Stonewall Jackson would have turned upon Sedg[11 more...]
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