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George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 3: through Harper's Ferry to Winchester—The Valley of the Shenandoah. (search)
it as 5,276. The first brigade, commanded by Garnett, known as the Stonewall brigade, was made up 's brigade having marched from Woodstock, and Garnett's (Stonewall's) with Burks's from Mount Jackstonewall) brigade of five regiments under General Garnett, the second of three regiments and one baart of Carpenter's battery towards his left. Garnett followed, and then came the artillery of McLatern declivity of the ridge, and with four of Garnett's regiments and two of Burks's in the centre from that wall, so he turned his attention to Garnett, whose line was concealed in the undergrowth,Jackson was in another part of the field, General Garnett had ordered a retreat. The Rebels turned in disorder. Garnett met the Fifth Virginia coming to his assistance, and ordered it to retire. ounded was 568. Jackson was angry with General Garnett, and soon relieved him from the command og under great disadvantage, I regret that General Garnett gave orders to fall back, as otherwise th
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 8: battle of Cedar Mountain (continued). (search)
His batteries were placed in echelon along the road, and his infantry stationed as follows: Campbell's Commanded by Garnett. brigade was in the woods fronting the wheat-field and opposite Crawford's, which was concealed by the woods on our sideite our right was stationed Winder's division of three brigades, one of which, the second (Campbell's), commanded by General Garnett, was in line in the woods on the edge of the wheat-field and immediately opposite Crawford. Then came Taliaferro's brigade, which closed the gap between Early's left and Garnett's right. The remaining brigade of Winder's division (the Stonewall) was in reserve, as also were five of the six brigades of Hill's division, which were successively formed on the enemylows braved death in that heroic charge, the destiny of overpowering numbers was against us. Campbell's Commanded by Garnett. brigade had been thrown, helpless and confused, into a disordered mass, over which, with cries of exultation, our troop
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Chapter 9: battle of Cedar Mountain (continued). (search)
repulsed regiments in flank as they were retreating across the wheat-field; after which, in connection with Branch's, the two brigades poured a united fire into the Tenth Maine, until, as related, it was driven back into the forest. In the woods upon which Jackson now directed his attack, nothing but my three small regiments was left to confront not less than five Brigades of Branch, Archer, and Pender of Hill's division, the Stonewall brigade and Taliaferro's, with what was left of Garnett's of Jackson's own division. entire brigades of the enemy, of which four were in line when we came upon the field, and one reaching far around to envelop our right. Of the ten brigades which Jackson threw — out of the twelve in his army Stafford's and Fields's, of Hill's division, were not engaged at all.--into the fight at Cedar Mountain, one half of them awaited our attack on the right of the road across that deadly wheat-field. My force was less than 1,500 men; the enemy's could no
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain, Index (search)
21 (note). Fremont, General John C., 113. With McDowell, drives Stonewall Jackson from the Shenandoah Valley, 255. Refuses a command under General Pope, 264. French, Lieutenant, 70. Fulkerson, Colonel, Rebel officer, 124, 126. G Garnett, General, Rebel officer, 124, 126. Offends Jackson in his fight with Shields, and is relieved of his command, 127. In battle of Cedar Mountain, 292. Geary, Colonel, Federal officer under Banks, 44, 45, 47, 279, 294, 295, 298, 299. Is woundin the Shenandoah Valley 114 (note). His emotions at seeing the Federal forces approach Winchester, 117, 118. His character compared to Cromwell's, 118. Retreats from Winchester, 118. -and is whipped by Shields in pursuit, 122-131. Blames General Garnett for his defeat, 127. His official report of the battle, 128, 130 (note). Is much censured by Southern writers, 129. Is further pursued by the Federals, 151 et seq. Devastates and conscripts as he flies, 160, 161. Plans to attack Banks at