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Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative 347 7 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 37. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 317 55 Browse Search
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure) 268 46 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 147 23 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. 145 9 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 5. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 141 29 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 140 16 Browse Search
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson 134 58 Browse Search
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. 129 13 Browse Search
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain 123 5 Browse Search
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s 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 attack Gen. Beauregard had as yet not more than sixty-five hundred infantry and artillerists, with but thirteen pieces of artillery, and two companies of cavalry. Gens. Ewell, Jones (D. R.), Longstreet and Bonham had been directed to make a demonstration to their several fronts, to retain and engross the enemy's reserves and forces on their flank, and at and around Centreville. Gen. Johnston had left the immediate conduct of the field to Beauregard, and had gone in the direction of the Lewis House, to urge reinforcements forward. The battle was now to rage long and fiercely on the plateau designated by the two wooden houses — the Henry and Robinson House-w
im. battles of cross keys and Port Republic. Ewell defeats Fremont. the field of Port Republic. Ewell's arrival saves the day. critical and splendid action of two Virginia regiments. close of n. Jackson remained in the Shenandoah Valley. Ewell's division was sent to operate with him in tha, when, on the morning of May 22d, Jackson and Ewell, with fourteen thousand men, were meditating af the village, about a mile from the river. Gen. Ewell was some four miles distant, near the road lrigades of infantry besides numerous cavalry. Ewell had three small brigades during the greater paal attack. At a late hour of the afternoon, Gen. Ewell advanced both his wings, drove in the enemyConfederate loss: 42 killed and 287 wounded. Gen. Ewell officially estimated the enemy's loss at 2,0river; and on the morning after their victory, Ewell's forces were recalled to join in the attack aat this crisis, when the day seemed lost, that Ewell's forces appeared upon the scene. Two regimen[1 more...]
We have already noticed the operations of Gen. Jackson's command, including Ewell's division, in the Shenandoah Valley, and seen how successful they were in diventend to give battle to preserve his communications, some cavalry, supported by Ewell's division, was ordered to seize the York River Railroad, and Gen. Stuart, withnemy retreated to the south bank of the river, and burned the railroad bridge. Ewell, coming up shortly afterwards, destroyed a portion of the track. During the foline with Whiting's division on his left, and D. H. Hill's on the right, one of Ewell's brigades occupying the interval. The rest of Ewell's, and Jackson's own diviEwell's, and Jackson's own division were held in reserve. Magruder was directed to take position on Jackson's right, but before his arrival two of Huger's brigades came up and were placed next toes of the enemy. Jackson sent to his support his own division and that part of Ewell's which was in reserve, but owing to the increasing darkness and intricacy of t
eless citizens, Gen. Jackson, with his own and Ewell's division, was ordered to proceed towards Gor of Slaughter's Mountain. Early's brigade, of Ewell's division, was thrown forward on the road to . In the afternoon, the enemy advanced upon Gen. Ewell at Bristoe, from the direction of Warrenton tacked by three regiments and the batteries of Ewell's division, and two columns, of not less than ned upon Gen. Jackson with his whole force. Gen. Ewell, upon perceiving the strength of the enemy, ere it was joined by the divisions of Hill and Ewell. Perceiving during the afternoon of the 28th,, under Brig.-Gen. Starke, being on the right, Ewell's, under Gen. Lawton, in the centre, and A. P.; also of Hill's division, which, with part of Ewell's, became engaged. The conflict was maintainensisting of the divisions of Gens. A. P. Hill, Ewell, and his own division; and that of Gen. Longstn's chief of artillery, ten guns, belonging to Ewell's division, were posted on the east side of th
rand preparations on the plains of Culpepper. Ewell's movement upon Winchester. his captures. orhe divisions of McLaw, Hood, and Pickett; to Gen. Ewell, who had succeeded to the command of Jacksonn readiness, and the advance was ordered. Gen. Ewell's corps, in the lead, pushed rapidly forward With this auspicious opening of the campaign, Ewell promptly moved up to the Potomac, where he occpherdstown, on the 24th of June. The corps of Ewell had preceded him two days before, and on the 2dvance, therefore, Gens. Longstreet, Hill, and Ewell were ordered to proceed to Gettysburg. Thus wmet by Heth's division, and shortly thereafter Ewell hurled the main body of his corps on the Feder town soon became thronged with fugitives; and Ewell, sweeping all before him, charged through the ening, but the success was not followed up. As Ewell and Hill prepared for a fresh attack, they wer of the Round Top. On the Confederate left, Ewell's success had been better. He had moved forwa[1 more...]
hannock, Ewell on the right, Hill upon the left, and the cavalry protecting each flank, quietly awaited the time when Meade, repairing the railroad, should again advance and confront him. On the 6th November the enemy came in force upon Lee's army at Rappahannock Station and 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 nature of the position being such that the enemy could not attack with a front more extended than their own; and that even if they were compelled to withdraw, they might do so safely under cover of the guns on the banks o
pidan. Lee springs upon his flank. attack of Ewell and Hill. the Confederate line broken. Gordohree divisions of cavalry, and the artillery. Ewell's corps did not exceed fourteen thousand muske on the right three miles below Raccoon ford. Ewell's corps and Hill's lay behind those defences, sville, to move his corps down on the right of Ewell's line of march, so as to strike the head of tcharge, captured their guns. At the same time Ewell ordered Daniels' and Gordon's brigades of Roded was firmly held in check; while on the left, Ewell, battling severely, and defeating an attempt ooften underneath the former. What remained of Ewell's corps held the enemy in check with a courage. Gen. Hill moved down from the right, joined Ewell, and threw his divisions into the struggle; Loement, he made an assault, on the 19th May, on Ewell's line, with the view of turning Lee's left; borps, one small brigade of Early's division of Ewell's corps, which had been in North Carolina with[6 more...]
rant continued to develop his left flank, the Confederates were put in motion on a parallel line, while Early, commanding Ewell's corps, swung round, late in the afternoon, and took the enemy in flank, drove him from two lines of entrenchments, and : Burnside, Warren, Smith, Wright, and Hancock. The latter was opposed by Breckinridge's command on Lee's extreme right; Ewell's corps held the extreme left opposite Burnside; and Hill's corps was in reserve. The attack was led by Hancock, who mome Valley of Virginia to threaten the Federal capital. For this work Gen. Early was selected. He had latterly commanded Ewell's corps, and with the great portion of this, he moved rapidly iy the Orange and Alexandria railroad to Lynchburg. On tarmy to threaten the capital of the enemy. He was left at Petersburg with only the corps of A. P. Hill, two divisions of Ewell's corps, and one division of Longstreet's. But Lee had rightly calculated that the diversion towards Washington, coupled
of Richmond. the city unprepared for the news. fright and disorder in the streets. a curious scene in the Capitol. Gen. Ewell's withdrawal from the city.-lie fires a number of warehouses. a frightful conflagration. scenes of sublime horrour. he Federal force on the north side of James River consisted of three divisions under the command of Gen. Weitzel; while Gen. Ewell covered this approach to the capital with a force about four thousand strong. The Confederates were silently withdrawnd take possession of the Community. To the rear-guard of the Confederate force on the north side of James River, under Gen. Ewell, had been left the duty of blowing up the iron-clad vessels in the James and destroying the bridges across that river. ped in flames, as soon as the last troops had traversed them. The work of destruction might well have ended here. But Gen. Ewell, obeying the letter of his instructions, had issued orders to fire the four principal tobacco warehouses of the city; o
l other troops on the south side of the James, the middle road, and Ewell and Elzey, with the Richmond garrison, and other troops, the road rtillery. But after the junction of Gordon's corps with Mahone and Ewell, with thirty miles of wagons, containing the special plunder of thejust south of Sailors' Creek, a small tributary of the Appomattox. Ewell's corps, consisting of about four thousand two hundred men, was caland that the Federal forces had already occupied the high ground in Ewell's rear, opening upon his troops a rapid and deadly fire of artilleratters to a crisis, and thus, without being able to assist Pickett, Ewell, with his small force, was compelled to hold his ground against theover the prospect of success, were now hurled upon the brave men of Ewell's corps. It, however, with an exhibition of valour never surpassedead and wounded. But at last the unequal contest was terminated; Gen. Ewell was captured, and one of his division commanders, G. W. C. Lee; a