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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 2: Lee's invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania. (search)
ed respectively by Longstreet, A. P. Hill, and Ewell, Probably at no time during the war was then number, under General Jenkins, detached from Ewell's corps, had dashed across the river at Willia on the way, and then followed in the track of Ewell, toward Gettysburg. The latter had been direc the Confederates in charge. Two divisions of Ewell's Corps (Rodes's, 10,000 strong, and Early's, covered the retreat, and when, toward sunset, Ewell's corps quietly occupied Gettysburg, and Hill'so as to confront Howard on Cemetery Hill; and Ewell's, forming the left wing, occupied the villageright. Lee, as we have observed, had directed Ewell to attack Slocum, simultaneously with Longstreich a way would be opened for the remainder of Ewell's Corps to the National rear; but he found a f slowly along the road all day; those taken by Ewell are particularly admired. these took the Chaad, across Rock Creek, to the heights on which Ewell's guns were planted; and along a by-road we we[21 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)
Confederates. The latter consisted of one of Ewell's brigades, which had been holding the Gap whiso on to Bristow Station, and his right, under Ewell, by way of Auburn Mills and Greenwich, for the on the Warrenton turnpike was only the van of Ewell's column. These were repulsed by two regimentistow Station became hot, Lee pushing Hill and Ewell forward to gain that point before Meade shouldhe remainder of the afternoon. Just at sunset Ewell came up, and the Second Corps was actually conabout two thousand men, of Early's division of Ewell's corps, under Colonel Godwin, composed of Hayng around toward Orange Court-House, overwhelm Ewell, turn the works' on Mine Run, and, thrusting hthe divisions of Early, Rodes, and Johnson, of Ewell's corps. Brisk skirmishing at once began, but in and skirmished with Johnson's division, of Ewell's corps, near the Widow Morris's. This, and otto make dispositions accordingly. He withdrew Ewell's corps, called up Hill, and concentrated his [3 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 10: the last invasion of Missouri.--events in East Tennessee.--preparations for the advance of the Army of the Potomac. (search)
doah Valley as far as possible, and, by thus menacing Lee's westward lines of supply, compel him to send detachments for their protection, and thereby weaken his forces opposed to the Army of the Potomac. Lee's army was then occupying a line nearly twenty miles on each side of Orange Court-House, its left covered by the Rapid Anna and mountains near, and its right by a strong line of works on Mine Run, which he had strengthened since Meade's threat in November. See page 111. The corps of Ewell and Hill composed the bulk of Lee's army near the Rapid Anna, while Longstreet's corps, lately returned from East Tennessee, was in the vicinity of Gordonsville, within easy supporting distance of Lee. Such was the general position of the opposing forces in Virginia on the first of May, when Lieutenant-General Grant gave orders for an advance of the great armies of Meade On the 3d of May, General Meade issued the following order to the Army of the Potomac, which was read to every regim
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 11: advance of the Army of the Potomac on Richmond. (search)
deadly vocation almost with impunity. General R. S. Ewell was leading the more northerly column athe dividing line of the forces of Griffin and Ewell on that eventful morning. The whole region, ee done in front of Hill than in a contest with Ewell, and so Wadsworth was ordered to lead his divilost heavily in unsuccessful attempts to carry Ewell's intrenched positions. Warren's had remainedis troops on the National right, and directing Ewell to attempt to turn it. At sunset a heavy column, led by General Gordon, moved swiftly from Ewell's extreme left, and in the twilight fell suddenlnexpectedly struck upon his flank by a part of Ewell's corps that was coming up, and was driven a foccupied by the division of Edward Johnson, of Ewell's corps. At a proper moment the silence was b disaster, and to recover what had been lost. Ewell was immediately re-enforced by troops from thed with Hill, and Warren and others fought with Ewell. Everywhere we saw mementoes of the terrible [10 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 12: operations against Richmond. (search)
ery vigilant, and Longstreet's corps was put in motion southward immediately after Hancock's started. Warren followed the latter on the morning of the 2 1st, when Ewell marched in the track of Longstreet. Then began another exciting race of the two great carnies, the immediate goal being the North Anna River. The Confederates ha advance of Lee's line. The former was checked at Tolopatomoy Creek, after a sharp encounter, by intrenched troops; and the latter encountered Rodes's division of Ewell's corps, with cavalry, reconnoitering near Bethesda Church. These struck the flank of Colonel Hardin's brigade, of the Pennsylvania Reserves, and compelled it to valry on its flanks, a short distance from Hanover Court-House, down nearly to Bottom's Bridge. A. P. Hill's corps occupied its right, Longstreet's its center, and Ewell's its left. On the morning of the first of June, an attempt was made by Hoke's division to retake Cool Arbor. Sheridan had been ordered to hold it at all hazar
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 20: Peace conference at Hampton Roads.--the campaign against Richmond. (search)
, Pickett, Bushrod Johnson, and the remnant of Ewell's Corps, commanded by Gordon, held the lines bssed the congregation, he gave notice that General Ewell, the commander in Richmond, desired the log was done. My efforts were useless, says General Ewell, in a letter to the author, in November, 1 authorities were trying to avert. Meanwhile, Ewell had been directed, in spite of his own remonsteavor to save their property for the Yankees. Ewell had no alternative, as a soldier, but to obey;e page 36, volume II. many buildings, said General Ewell, were fired by the mob, which I had carefuarge above and pushed it against the bridge. --Ewell's letter to the author. Early in the morning, sagreeable as I rode by them. --[letter of General Ewell to the author.] he also mentions seeing frlous hand, connected with the War Department. Ewell had specially advised care in keeping the fire upon. As I stood near the Capitol, said President Ewell, of William and Mary College, to the writ[4 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 21: closing events of the War.--assassination of the President. (search)
when the Confederate line was pierced, and four hundred wagons, sixteen guns, and many men were captured. By this blow, Ewell's corps, which was following the train, was cut off from Lee's main body. Sheridan resolved to detain them until the Sixtagg's mounted brigade charged upon them. This enabled Seymour's division, which was leading the Sixth, to come up, when Ewell recoiled, and was driven to Sailor's Creek, but striking back such vigorous blows, that there was a halt until Wheaton's division should come up. Ewell's gallant veterans stoutly resisted, until enveloped by cavalry and infantry, and charged on flank and rear by horse and foot, when they threw down their arms and surrendered. Among the six thousand men then made prisoners, were Ewell and four other-generals. Lee succeeded in crossing the Appomattox over the bridges at Farmville that night, April 6 and 7, 1865. with his dreadfully shattered army. He tried to make that stream an impassable barrier between hi
bersburg, incursion of Stuart to, 2.484; Jenkins and Ewell at, 3.53; burnt by Confederates under McCausland, 3.of the news of the battle of Bull's Run, 2.19. Ewell, Gen., surrender of at Sailor's Creek, 3.554. Ewing,ttier, 2.466. Front Royal, Kenly driven out of by Ewell, 2.391. Frost, Daniel M., camp of Missouri State eral suspension of, 3.91. Hagerstown, Jenkins and Ewell at, 3.53. Haines's Bluff, bombardment of, 2.605; irginia, 2.103; compelled to evacuate Winchester, by Ewell, 3.51. Mine at Petersburg, explosion of, 3.351; i, in 1864, 3.469-3.481. Ny River, Va., repulse of Ewell by Tyler near, 3.311. O. Oak Grove, battle of,n against, 3.221. Sailor's Creek, surrender of Gen. Ewell at, 3.554. St. Augustine, surrender of to the and Shields in, 2.368; operations of Banks, Jackson, Ewell, and Fremont in, 2.389-2.399; rapid retreat of Gen. at from, 2.393; Gen. Milroy compelled to evacuate by Ewell, 3.51; battle of, 3.365; defeat of Gen. Crook by Ear