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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 3 1 Browse Search
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Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 22: from Cold Harbor to evacuation of Richmond and Petersburg (search)
ant's overwhelming numbers, yet he had determined to do this very thing. On page 37 of his address, so often quoted, General Early says: Notwithstanding the disparity which existed, he was anxious, as I know, to avail himself of every opportunley which prevented the contemplated movement against Grant. It became necessary to detach, first Breckenridge, and then Early, to meet this new peril threatening Lee's communications. As Early's corps was to have led the attack, and because it waEarly's corps was to have led the attack, and because it was worse than hopeless to attack at all with his army thus seriously reduced, Lee was compelled to abandon his cherished plan, and Grant retired unmolested from Lee's front on the very night that Early received his orders to move at three o'clock nexEarly received his orders to move at three o'clock next morning for the Valley; so close and critical was the sequence of events in these later days of the struggle. When we waked on the morning of the 13th and found no enemy in our front we realized that a new element had entered into this move —
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 15: the Army of the Potomac on the Virginia Peninsula. (search)
eived the importance of the position, for it was on the flank and rear of the Confederate line of defense, and seriously menaced its integrity. He directed General Hill to send a sufficient force to drive back the Nationals, and to this duty General Jubal Early, with a force of Virginia and North Carolina troops, was assigned. Hancock had earnestly called for re-enforcements, but they did not come. Twice General Smith had been ordered to send them, and each time the order was countermanded ates, and a force moving on his front, and pressing forward with the war-cry of Bull Run! Bull Run! he retired beyond the crest of a ridge, not far from the dam, disputing the ground as he fell back, and there formed a line of battle and awaited Early's approach. When that force was within thirty paces of his line he ordered a general bayonet-charge. This was executed with the most determined spirit. The Confederates broke and fled with precipitation, with a loss of over five hundred men. H
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 17: Pope's campaign in Virginia. (search)
ountain. From that eminence he could look down upon the National camps and estimate the strength of his foe. The vision satisfied him that he had but little to fear, so he sent Ewell forward with his division under the thick mask of the forest. Early's brigade of that division was thrown upon the Culpepper road, and the remainder took position along the western slope of the mountain, and planted batteries at an altitude of two hundred feet above the, common level below, so as to sweep the opeteran soldiers in line of battle, very strongly posted. Against these odds Banks moved at five o'clock across the open fields and up gentle slopes, in the face of a fearful storm from artillery and infantry, and fell almost simultaneously upon Early on Jackson's right, and upon his left, commanded by General Taliaferro. The attacking force was composed of the divisions of General Augur, the advance led by General Geary, Geary's brigade was composed of the Fifth, Seventh, and Twenty-ninth
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 18: Lee's invasion of Maryland, and his retreat toward Richmond. (search)
e Potomac, and by straggling in Maryland. In this encounter the Confederate leaders Lawton and Jones were wounded, and Early took the place of the former in command. Hooker now advanced his center under Meade to seize the Hagerstown road and Jackson and Hood had commenced retiring, when fresh troops under McLaws and Walker came to Jackson's support, seconded by Early on their left. These pressed desperately forward, penetrated the National line at a Gap between Sumner's right and centeane's brigade. Hill's reserve was composed of the brigades of Thomas and Gregg, with a part of Field's. The divisions of Early and Taliaferro composed Jackson's second line, and D. H. Hill's was his reserve. The cannon of the latter were well post South Carolina veterans, on Lee's second line. These gave Meade such a warm reception that he Was obliged to halt, when Early's division swept forward at a double-quick, assailed his flanks, and compelled him to fall back with heavy loss. Gibbo
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 1: operations in Virginia.--battle of Chancellorsville.--siege of Suffolk. (search)
ising the divisions of A. P. Hill, D. H. Hill, Trimble, and Early, and the divisions of Anderson and McLaws, of Longstreet's ward from the Rapid Anna. With these designs, Lee left General Early, with about nine thousand men and thirty pieces of artintoons just below the rapids and ford at that place. General Early, with his own division, and Barksdale's brigade of Mc-Lcrest were three companies of the Washington artillery, and Early occupied the range to the right of them. They felt quite sttack on the main body of the Nationals. For this purpose, Early, who had concentrated his forces, changed front, and proceeearly hour in the day he was cut off from Fredericksburg by Early, who had marched swiftly, and, with superior force, had recrson arrived with his re-enforcements, and took position on Early's left, by which Sedgwick was inclosed on three sides. Eveaws and Anderson, to add strength to his main army, leaving Early and Barksdale to hold the line of the river from Fredericks
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 2: Lee's invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania. (search)
t energetic leader moved with the divisions of Early and Edward Johnston rapidly down the Valley pieir desires for plunder and destruction. When Early's corps approached York, the meek mayor, sympadirection of the approaching invaders, to meet Early and surrender the borough to him, which, becaud some other articles, required for the use of Early's division, as the requisition said, were furn of Ewell's Corps (Rodes's, 10,000 strong, and Early's, 9,000) had encamped the previous night at Htrength of Hill's already in the struggle, and Early's division now joined that of Rodes. Howard, z to the right of the First Corps, to confront Early, and so, from the necessity of meeting an expewhen, at about three o'clock in the afternoon, Early had pressed Barlow back, and there was a generthe village and its vicinity, the divisions of Early and Johnson extending so as to menace Wadswortlous movement of attack, if possible; and yet, Early in the morning, observing Ewell stretching his[4 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 3: political affairs.--Riots in New York.--Morgan's raid North of the Ohio. (search)
rth side of the river, and now covering a pontoon bridge, occupied by about two thousand men, of Early's division of Ewell's corps, under Colonel Godwin, composed of Hayes's Louisiana brigade, and Hod men, followed by the reserve artillery, was in the advance, was confronted by the divisions of Early, Rodes, and Johnson, of Ewell's corps. Brisk skirmishing at once began, but Warren was ordered federates in that mountain region, and seven separate commands These were the commands of Generals Early, Fitzhugh Lee, Jones, Imboden, Jackson, Echols, and McCausland. were arranged W. W. Averilold raiders on their return. Fortunately for them, Averill intercepted a dispatch from Jones to Early, which revealed the position and intention of some of the watchers. By this he was satisfied thchanan is explained by another paragraph in the writer's letter, when he relates the blunders of Early, Major-General commanding, who believed a story told him, that Averill was marching on Buchanan
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 11: advance of the Army of the Potomac on Richmond. (search)
ote, written in pencil, saying: I have captured from thirty to forty guns. I have finished up Johnson, and am going into Early. It afterward appeared that he had almost captured Lee, and cut the Confederate army in two. Hancock failed to go into Early in the way he anticipated. The enthusiasm of his troops after their success, was unbounded, and seemed equal to any demand. Indeed, they could not be restrained. They pushed forward after flying Confederates through the woods toward Spotte, with his cavalry, made a fruitless raid on the Baltimore and Ohio railway, west of Cumberland. A little later, General Jubal Early, in command of the Confederates in the Shenandoah Valley, sent General Rosser on a foraging excursion in the same direction. He was more successful, for in Hardy County he captured Jan. 30. ninety-three Jubal Early. six-mule wagons heavily laden with supplies, twelve hundred cattle, and five hundred sheep, with two hundred and seventy men of the guard, who
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 13: invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania-operations before Petersburg and in the Shenandoah Valley. (search)
's chief-of-staff, he avers that an officer of Early's staff, after the battle, said that the Confember, behind his skirmish line as he advanced, Early opened the battle at about nine o'clock. The cl wore this horrible necklace seven weeks. Had Early pushed rapidly forward after the battle, he miidan, who was about to make a bold movement to Early's rear, had watched him with keenest scrutiny;have his whole force across the Opequan before Early could bring back his troops from Bunker's Hillvalry attack, an impetuous assault was made on Early's left, which drove that part of his line froms an army could subsist among them, raids like Early's must be expected, and that the Government wawere chased twenty-six miles. Three days later Early attempted to surprise Sheridan, who had haltedso he fell back a mile or so further, and left Early in possession of Middletown. There the Confed the bridge, half a mile from Strasburg, where Early lost his artillery Sheridan's sharp-shooters k[37 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 20: Peace conference at Hampton Roads.--the campaign against Richmond. (search)
Sheridan had sent out two raids since he sent Early whirling up the Valley from Fisher's Hill. Oneuster in the advance. At Waynesboroa he found Early, behind strong intrenchments, with twenty-fiverest of the command had come up, he had routed Early, and almost annihilated the effectiveness of h sixteen hundred of the twenty-five hundred of Early's troops, with eleven guns, seventeen battle-fster lost less than a dozen men. This finished Early as a military leader in the Rebellion. His tring rain, during the night after the defeat of Early, and entered Charlottesville at two o'clock into the rear of the Army before Petersburg, and Early on the morning of the 29th, March, 1865. marcmphreys (Fifth and Second) had moved at a very Early hour. The former started at three o'clock in mond banks, was sent away by the Danville road Early in the day. with the darkness came greater alling into the hands of the Government. so Early as the First of February, General Lee called G
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