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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)
ny and conflicting statements of this Battery Gregg fight, have at various times appeared in newsps Life of Gen. Lee says: The forts, especially Gregg, made a gallant resistance. This work was defh my left several hundred yards to the left of Gregg. Inasmuch as I was present at the time, and the creek. It had been posted so as to have Gregg and Whitworth in the same line, and shots thath. At the time the detachments were placed in Gregg I did not know who was the ranking officer; dimmencing at the right end of the palisading of Gregg. The connection was never made; but it was by directing a brisk and well-directed fire upon Gregg and Whitworth. The enemy's front line coming this part of the line, halted near by. Against Gregg, however, they continued to advance, nearer an desist, their own troops being between it and Gregg. The latter was now nearly surrounded. The hhe latter place but few. The enemy remained at Gregg; advanced no nearer to Petersburg from that di[5 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 4. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Gen. Lee's strength and losses at Gettysburg. (search)
r corps.-- adds to the above the losses of the Confederate cavalry in the fights of Brandy Station (June 9th), and at Aldie, &c., (June 17thto 21st,) before Lee crossed the Potomac, putting the aggregate cavalry loss during the campaign at 1,100, and thus brings up the Confederate loss to the neighborhood of 24,000 men. But with what propriety this addition should be made to the losses at GettysburgI am at aloss to perceive. The two cavalry fights mentioned cost the Federals, according to Gen. Gregg, commanding one of the Federal cavalry divisions (see Philadelphia Times, March 31st, 1877), about 1,000 men, and between the dates of these combats Milroy was overthrown at Winchester, with a loss of over 4,500 men. These Federal losses are of course not included in Gen. Meade's aggregate of 23,186 lost.-- has omitted Ewell's loss at Winchester, June 15th, from his aggregate of Confederate losses. He should have omitted Stuart's also, as otherwise his statement is confusing and inaccurat