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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Sketch of Longstreet's divisionYorktown and Williamsburg. (search)
ng the full development of the enemy's plans. On the 6th, the division of General D. H. Hill was dispatched to Yorktown, moving by rail to Richmond and by steamer to Grove wharf, on the James. It was followed in a few days by the divisions of Longstreet and G. W. Smith, a part marching down the Peninsula, as the transportation was insufficient. D. H. Hill's advance reached Grove wharf on the 9th, and by the 20th the greater part of the three divisions had all arrived. The division of General Ewell was left near Gordonsville in observation of the line of the Rapidan, where it remained until the 30th of April, when it joined General Jackson in the Valley. On the arrival of General Johnston on the Peninsula, the Confederate forces now numbering fifty-three thousand, were positioned as follows: Gloucester Point, Yorktown, and the adjacent redoubts were held by D. H. Hill's division. Longstreet in the centre held the line of the Warwick, embracing the works at Wynn's mill, and dams
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Memoir of the First Maryland regiment. (search)
back that day he would have found the whole of Ewell's division on the march, just starting from Maway of Yorktown or Fredericksburg, he left General Ewell, who had in February been assigned to Genethat the enemy were approaching in force. General Ewell at once took position, and Colonel Johnsonre mingled with blood. In this quiet nook General Ewell remained until he started on the glorious s already on the march for Banks. On the 14th Ewell marched for Columbia bridge, but Shields had aStrasburg, a strong position, well fortified. Ewell, on the 17th, passed the Shenandoah for New Ma had swept up the Valley to New Market. While Ewell halted here, it was that Jackson is said to hat him. At any rate he there assumed command of Ewell, who retraced his steps to Luray, where he formmediately to the front and attack the enemy. Ewell was there and had sent for us. The Colonel haler a rail shelter. The group of horsemen, Generals Ewell, Taylor and Steuart, Colonel Johnson and o
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Kirby Smith's campaign in Kentucky. (search)
, go sailing Balmy seas of summer time. Flags of battle, hanging yonder, Flutter not at strife's increase; On their pulses lie the fingers Of the Great Physician — Peace.In the marble camp before us, Silence paces to and fro-- Spectre of the din of battles Hard fought in the long ago. While he marches, from the meadows, O'er the heights, around the curves; Come the men of many combats-- Death's Grand Army of Reserves.In the swift advancing columns, Many a battle-blazoned name. With Stuart, Ewell, Hays and Ashby, Bears the honor cross of Fame. Down the spectral line it flashes-- Glorious symbol of reward Won when all the world was looking Unto Lee and Beauregard.From the war-graves of Manassas, Fredericksburg and Malvern Hill; Carrick's Ford and Massanutton, Fast the shadowy legions fill. From the far off Rappahannock, From the red fields of Cross Keys, Gettysburg — the Wildernesses-- From defeats and victories:Tired trooper — weary marcher-- Grim and sturdy cannonier-- Veteran gray,<
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reminiscences of the army of Northern Virginia, (search)
g our lines. General Lee had sent Jackson with his own and Ewell's divisions to Gordonsville for the purpose of watching and several times fast asleep at preaching, and at hearing General Ewell ask one day: What is the use of General Jackson's going who kept up a constant skirmish with our advance guard. Ewell's division led the advance, and as Early's brigade was in fon at this moment was as follows: The other two brigades of Ewell's division were supporting batteries splendidly posted on Sendidly appointed cavalry seemingly preparing for a charge; Ewell's two brigades on the mountain and his batteries superbly s's and Archer's brigades of A. P. Hill's division, advanced Ewell from the mountain, threw forward his whole line, and, when up on Slaughter's Mountain, where he was spied by rough old Ewell, who thus accosted him: I say, you man with the fine clothehis train needed looking after, and never ventured near General Ewell during a battle again. Another gallant Quartermaster
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Memoir of the First Maryland regiment. (search)
r. Before day, Colonel Johnson received General Ewell's order--bring your regiment to the front.within a mile and a half. He then sent to General Ewell, saying he was ready to attack in flank as Yankees back he returned, and reported to General Ewell that he had discovered an infantry force cough the woods he could strike them in flank. Ewell, delighted at the prospect, ordered Steuart's ginians are killing our men. Off galloped General Ewell and the Colonel, both to stop the firing, though for the evening, and it only being General Ewell's instruction to check Fremont sharply, hells on the Cross-Keys side of the river, while Ewell was to turn on Fremont. Going up the road somr: [General order no. 30.]Headquarters Ewell's division, June 12th, 1862. In commendatioded. Colonel Johnson reported the fact to General Ewell. The General said, Why, Colonel, you haveers commanding, Elzey, Trimble and Steuart being Marylanders, and Ewell being more than half one. [6 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Artillery on the Gettysburg campaign. (search)
urnpike, I accordingly dispatched Major Richardson with the nine rifle-pieces of the battalion to the hill indicated, where they remained in position until the following morning. At 3 o'clock P. M., when the engagement became general, these pieces opened fire upon the enemy's batteries opposite, which they kept up, without cessation, until about thirty minutes before sunset. Just as the sun had disappeared behind the horizon the enemy's guns were observed to be turned upon a portion of General Ewell's forces, which had attacked them in the rear, when Major Richardson, by opening upon them with his nine rifles, succeeded in diverting their fire. On the third day Major Richardson was ordered to the position held by Major-General Anderson's division, and to the right of Major Pegram's battalion. Towards the close of the day, in obedience to orders from General Longstreet, he placed his guns in position under fire at this point, but did not fire a single shot, having received orders t
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 4.37 (search)
saved us from all this. In this battle General Ewell lost his horse, General Elzey was wounded,First Maryland and the battery on the right of Ewell. Toward noon the cavalry advance under Major gun or two, or might be only a pretence. General Ewell came up, and after having the position poiuld be seen moving in the same direction. General Ewell reported the fact, and in the afternoon wehat can be seen. This explosion convinced General Ewell that they were not going to attempt to fory there. Colonel Johnson rode directly to General Ewell, who ordered him to General Jackson, and hng the column which was going toward the rear, Ewell's well-known voice was heard, What troops are the way! On the 3rd of July we marched with Ewell's division. General Early had been ordered toe explained the matter to Generals Jackson and Ewell, and procured their endorsement of his applicacers it signally failed in injuring them. General Ewell immediately requested a higher rank for hi[3 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Notes on Ewell's division in the campaign of 1862. (search)
Notes on Ewell's division in the campaign of 1862. By Col. Campbell Brown, of Ewell's Staff. [Ewell's Staff. [Written at the time.] Memorandum.September 8TH, 1862. While on the Rappahannock, in March and and Sixth Virginia cavalry were left with General Ewell by General J. E. B. Stuart, when he went t county, had been appointed Aid-de-Camp by General Ewell, I being appointed Captain and A. A. Gener Port Republic in the morning, had ordered General Ewell to send his best brigade to report at the he Cavalry had been acting as couriers for General Ewell till just before we left the Rappahannock;shers and the Yankees did some firing, and General Ewell, who was sitting at a house three hundred half of these numbers. Lieutenant Turner, General Ewell's aid, had a horse killed under him. At Mat Lieutenant H. B. Richardson, Engineer of General Ewell's staff (promoted to Captain for conduct hibute it as a small addition to the history of Ewell's division, to be used as the discretion of th[3 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Ewell's report of the Pennsylvania campaign. (search)
General Ewell's report of the Pennsylvania campaign. Headquarters Second army corps, 1863. Major :--The Second Corps at the time of leaving Hamilton's Crossing, June 4th, 1863, was organized as follows: Early's Division--Major General Jubal A. Early. Hays's Louisiana Brigade, Brigadier-General H. T. Hays; Gordon's Georgia Brigade, Brigadier-General John B. Gordon; Smith's Virginia Brigade, Brigadier-General William Smith; Hoke's North Carolina Brigade, Colonel Avery, Sixth North Cillery. To these I beg leave to refer for greater detail in their respective operations than is practicable in the report of the corps commander. I have the pleasure to send you the accompanying maps of the campaign by Captain Jed. Hotchkiss, Topographical Engineer, being the map of routes to and from Gettysburg, map of the battlefield of Winchester, and map of the battlefield of Gettysburg. Respectfully, &c., (Signed) R. S. Ewell, Lieu't-Gen'l C. S. A. Comd'g Second Corps A. V. Va.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Longstreet's report of the Pennsylvania campaign. (search)
k, four miles from Gettysburg, a little after dark, and Hood's division got within nearly the same distance of the town about 12 o'clock at night. Law's brigade was ordered forward to his division during the day, and joined about noon on the 2d. Previous to his joining, I received instructions from the Commanding-General to move, with the portion of my command that was up, around to gain the Emmetsburg road on the enemy's left. The enemy having been driven back by the corps of Lieutenant-Generals Ewell and A. P. Hill the day previous, had taken a strong position, extending from the hill at the cemetery along the Emmetsburg road. Fearing that my force was too weak to venture to make an attack, I delayed until General Law's brigade joined its division. As soon after his arrival as we could make our preparations, the movement was begun. Engineers, sent out by the Commanding-General and myself, guided us by a road which would have completely disclosed the move. Some delay ensued
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