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Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 211 3 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 211 7 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 156 2 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 3: The Decisive Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 152 12 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 135 3 Browse Search
Joseph T. Derry , A. M. , Author of School History of the United States; Story of the Confederate War, etc., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 6, Georgia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 98 4 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 70 4 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 66 2 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 63 1 Browse Search
J. William Jones, Christ in the camp, or religion in Lee's army 63 5 Browse Search
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Diary of Robert E. Park, Macon, Georgia, late Captain Twelfth Alabama regiment, Confederate States army. (search)
early a mile under a hot, broiling sun, when coming up with Early's division, under Ramseur, and Gordon's division, we halted a few hours. At two o'clock P. M. we resumed our march towards the right June 17th Rhodes' division passed through towards Lynchburg on foot, several regiments of Gordon's and Ramseur's divisions rode on the cars. Lieutenant Long and I got a transfer to private quadivisions of Major-Generals John C. Breckinridge, of Kentucky; Robert E. Rhodes, of Alabama; John B. Gordon, of Georgia; and S. D. Ramseur, of North Carolina. All of them are small — some of the brignocacy river. Our sharpshooters engaged them, and Private Smith, of Company D, was killed. General Gordon attacked the enemy with his division and routed them completely, killing a large number. Cor, Grant, have little comprehension of sentiments of humanity or Christianity. Breckinridge and Gordon whipped out the Yankees badly to-day in some severe skirmishing. Rodes, for a wonder, was not e
Eliza Frances Andrews, The war-time journal of a Georgia girl, 1864-1865, I. Across Sherman's track (December 19-24, 1864) (search)
nnecting the former city with the little station of Gordon having lain beyond the path of the invaders. By tanfederacy flows across the country from Mayfield to Gordon. Mett and I, with two other ladies, whom we found ntryman answer: Ef them ladies ever gits to Gordon, they'll be good walkers. Sherman's done licked thsiness, young ladies; I'll see that you get safe to Gordon, if you will trust to me. He spoke with an air he wagon in case of necessity, to take the party to Gordon, and all being now ready, we moved out of Sparta. ly a fence left standing all the way from Sparta to Gordon. The fields were trampled down and the road was lithat they had pressed it into service to take us to Gordon, and we were to go on to Scotsborough that night. to put us back in the right road. Three miles from Gordon we came to Commissioners' Creek, of which we had hend this advantage we determined not to forego. The Gordon passengers began to crowd in on us till we could h
Eliza Frances Andrews, The war-time journal of a Georgia girl, 1864-1865, V. In the dust and ashes of defeat (may 6-June 1, 1865). (search)
struck a skulking Yankee pat on the head! This is the tale the country people tell, but so many wild reports are flying from mouth to mouth that one never knows what to believe. Where so many strange things are happening every day, nothing seems incredible. May 27, Saturday The Gordons and Paces are here on their way home from Virginia. Nora was in Richmond when it was evacuated, her nurse deserted and went off to the Yankees, and she had an awful time coming out. The general [John B. Gordon] dropped in to see us; he is almost heartbroken over the fall of the Confederacy. His career in the army was so brilliant, no wonder he feels the bitter change for himself as well as for his country. After sitting awhile with Nora I went to see Mrs. Elzey and found her cutting off the buttons from the general's coat. The tyrants have prohibited the wearing of Confederate uniforms. Those who have no other clothes can still wear the gray, but must rip off the buttons and decorations
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The Morale of General Lee's army. (search)
gious good of his officers and men can never be fully known in this world. These noble leaders had at the first the co-operation of such Christian soldiers as Generals D. H. Hill, T. R. Cobb, A. H. Colquitt, J. E. B. Stuart, W. N. Pendleton, John B. Gordon, C. A. Evans, John Pegram, and a large number of other general, field, staff, and subordinate officers; and, during the war, Generals Ewell, Longstreet, Hood, Pender, R. H. Anderson, Rodes, Paxton, Baylor, and a number of others made professiregularly at their headquarters, and treating the chaplains and missionaries with the greatest courtesy and respect. I can testify that, in constant intercourse with our officers, from Generals Lee, Jackson, Ewell, Stuart, A. P. Hill, Early, J. B. Gordon, J. A. Walker, and others of highest rank down to the lowest rank, I was never treated otherwise than with marked courtesy, kindness, and respect, and I usually found them ready to give me their cordial co-operation in my work. I have dwel
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), A campaign with sharpshooters. (search)
hurry across, and, adding, I am Fitz Lee, plunged into the river below the bridge. He gained the opposite bank in safety, but not without difficulty and danger, and the quick fire of the horse artillery from the other side soon gave assurance of his presence among the guns. Hemmed in on all sides at Appomattox, General Robert E. Lee's only hope was to cut his way through, and, by the abandonment of his guns and baggage, to force his path to the mountains. Having formed this resolution, Gordon was promptly dispatched forward, while the left flank was protected by moving in the four battalions of Wilcox's sharpshooters. Two of these were engaged, and two more were moving into action. But a period to the fighting of the sharpshooters and of all the rest of that incomparable infantry was now close at hand. When Custer rode through the Confederate lines, an officer of General Lee's staff was at once sent to recall the sharpshooters, and the sound of their bugles to Cease firing! i
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), Lee and Grant in the Wilderness. (search)
of Johnson's Division held their ground. Early's Division was ordered up, and Gordon's Brigade of this, with Doles', Daniels', and Ramseur's brigades of Rodes' Division-Gordon on the right-advanced and drove the enemy back some distance. Johnson, in the meantime, was fighting heavily and successfully. Quite a number of prisone brigades were ordered; but in a second field, and to the right of these woods, Gordon's Brigade, the right of Ewell's Corps, was found. Wilcox had hardly spoken to General Gordon when volleys of musketry were heard in the woods. He rode rapidly to rejoin his brigades, but near the woods met a courier from General Lee, bringing second attack on the right flank and rear of the Union army. This was made by Gordon's Brigade, of Early's Division, and Johnson's Brigade, of Rodes' Division. These brigades, Gordon's leading, struck the Federals (Rickett's Division) on its right flank, doubling it up and causing great confusion. At the same time, Pegram's Br
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), Confederate negro enlistments. (search)
in his freedom; but the prophets have been disappointed. General John B. Gordon, United States Senator from Georgia, who used to own severafor their conduct during the war, when he was asked about that, General Gordon said: Well, sir, I had occasion to refer just now to a littipped freedom would be the result. The negroes, in fact, as General Gordon said, were happy because they were treated kindly and had few chabits and instincts; but elsewhere the case was different. As General Gordon said: In the upper part of the State, where I was raised, tlity grew out of the strongest sort of affectionate regard. General Gordon, in the testimony cited above, said: The very kindliest rel negroes in the South knew that the war would set them free, as General Gordon said, but they did not want much to be free. Not that they wan our right, tremendous artillery firing, pertinacious assaults upon Gordon, a great battle with no particulars, and then — the curtain descend
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure), The famous fight at Cedar creek. (search)
ford a considerable stream, noiselessly capture or relieve the hostile pickets on the river bank, place a turning force on the enemy's flank, surprise the bulk of the hostile army in bed, and, after reducing it one-sixth in numbers, drive it in pell-mell retreat, shelled by its own artillery, requires, it need not be said, some of the very highest military qualities in both commander and troops. Whether the chief credit for the achievement is due to General Early, or to his subordinate, General Gordon, is a question of personal, rather than of public, interest. Second. The negligence which could expose Sheridan's victorious army to the possibility of such a surprise, humiliation and rout, especially after the distinct warning of three days before, stands without explanation, and without excuse. Forty-one hundred men killed and wounded are a heavy price to pay for the failure to keep one's eyes open, and make a timely reconnoissance. Third. Early's neglect to relentlessly pr
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 13: campaign in Virginia.-Bristol Station.-mine Run.-Wilderness. (search)
lts. Hancock's troops were driven behind their log breastworks, upon which a later attack failed. The same afternoon Gordon, with three brigades of Ewell's corps, made a successful assault on Sedgwick's line, Wright's division; but night stoppedg on to the advantage gained, while Lee, equally as determined, purposed to retake the position. Rodes's, Ramseur's, and Gordon's troops, three brigades under McGowan, Perrin, and Harris, and two battalions of artillery were put in, and all day the al rode to the head of the column forming for the charge, took off his hat, and pointed to the captured line; but General John B. Gordon proposed to lead his own men, and no one in the army could do it better, for he was in dash and daring inferior to none. These are Virginians and Georgians who have never failed, said Gordon. Go to the rear, General Lee. And appealing to his men, he cried: Is it necessary for General Lee to lead this charge? No, no, they exclaimed; we will drive them back i
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Grand movement of the Army of the Potomac- crossing the Rapidan-entering the Wilderness- battle of the Wilderness (search)
hreys' Brigade. Brig.-Gen. Goode Bryan's Brigade. Brig.-Gen. Kershaw's (old) Brigade. Second Army corps: Major-General Jubal A. Early, Commanding. Maj.-Gen. John B. Gordon's division. Brig.-Gen. H. T. Hays' Brigade. (e) Brig.-Gen. John Pegram's Brigade. (f) Brig.-Gen. Gordon's Brigade. (g) Brig.-Gen. R. F. Hoke's BrigBrig.-Gen. Gordon's Brigade. (g) Brig.-Gen. R. F. Hoke's Brigade. Maj.-Gen. Edward Johnson's division. Stonewall Brig. (Brig.-Gen. J. A. Walker). (h) Brig.-Gen. J. M. Jones' Brigade. (h). Brig.-Gen. Geo. H. Stewart's Brigade.(h). Brig.-Gen. L. A. Stafford's Brigade. (e). Maj.-Gen. R. E. Rodes' division. Brig.-Gen. J. Daniel's Brigade. (i) Brig.-Gen. Geo. Dole's Brigade. (k) Brig.- division. (g) Evan's Brigade, Colonel E. N. Atkinson Commanding, and containing 12th Georgia Battalion. (h) the Virginia regiments constituted Terry's Brigade, Gordon's division. (i) Grimes' Brigade. (k) Cook's Brigade. (l) returns report but one general officer present for duty; name not indicated. (m) Colonel Joseph M. Ja
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