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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 4. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Defence of batteries Gregg and Whitworth, and the Evacuation of Petersburg. (search)
in every direction; we all try and keep composed. The enemy came under the bank of the river and surprised and took a portion of two companies of the Thirteenth Virginia infantry--they were retaken with slight loss on our side this morning. General Gordon sent word about an hour ago that he can hold his lines. General Walker has sent one of his brigades to the support of General Grimes. They hold a salient of ours at or near the Wilcox house. I hear that General Harris has come over and beedjutant-General, Col. W. H. Taylor: Headquarters A. N. Va. April 2d, 1865. Gens. Longstreet and Hill's corps will cross the pontoon bridge at Battesea factory and take the River road, north side of Appomattox, to Bevel's bridge, to-night. Gen. Gordon's corps will cross at Pocahontas and Railroad bridges, his troops taking Hickory road, following Gen. Longstreet to Bevel's bridge, and his wagons taking the Woodpecker road to Old Colville, endeavoring not to interfere with Mahone's Droops f
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 4. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Leading Confederates on the battle of Gettysburg. (search)
uty1191,281 Hoke's brigade, for duty961,225 Gordon's brigade, for duty1751,860 Smith's brigade, g back to Staunton. The decrease in Hays' and Gordon's brigades was 679, of which, 163. resulted f flank from some cavalry reported to be on it. Gordon first struck Barlow's division, and drove it bdisorder. Hays and Avery then advanced beyond Gordon's left, and struck another line, retired back rdered one of my staff officers to go and tell Gordon to take his brigade out on the York road and tlanguage, that it could not be the enemy; that Gordon was out there; and if the enemy was advancing rs were some General Smith had sent out, which Gordon was having moved back to post differently. Al me with his brigade when sent for, as soon as Gordon's ammunition was replenished. General Smith h either brigade since we crossed the Potomac. Gordon, in his report, says he went into action with urg. We arrived on the ground where Rodes and Gordon had fought late in the evening, after all the [3 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 4. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Supplement to General Early's Review.-reply to General Longstreet. (search)
t two of my brigades were placed, on the afternoon of the 1st, before General Lee came to our part of the line, on the York road, to guard against a flank movement apprehended in that direction. They never were in the line on the 2nd at all, but Gordon's brigade was sent for on the 2nd, Stuart's cavalry having arrived, and got back just as Hays' and Hoke's brigades were moving to the assault of Cemetery Hill. The repetition of this statement is simply ridiculous, and shows how hard. General Lany state in all that grand army than the North Carolina soldiers, and of all that bright galaxy of heroes who yielded their lives for their country's cause while serving with that army, the names of Anderson, Branch, Pender, Daniel, Ramseur, and Gordon of the cavalry, will stand among the foremost. There was enough glory won by the Army of Northern Virginia for each state to have its full share and be content with it, and there is no occasion to wrangle over the distribution of the honors.