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Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 305 27 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 141 9 Browse Search
Alfred Roman, The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 129 9 Browse Search
John Esten Cooke, Wearing of the Gray: Being Personal Portraits, Scenes, and Adventures of War. 100 2 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 13. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 98 2 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 86 2 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 22. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 76 4 Browse Search
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative 74 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 65 5 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 63 7 Browse Search
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desperate and bloody, oppressing every heart, Hampton remained the same cool, unexcited soldier. General Lee first invaded Maryland, and where Hampton charged and captured the Federal artillery poge, when the Confederates were nearly broken, Hampton went in with the sabre at the head of his menthe grand charge there, sabre to sabre, where Hampton was shot through the body, and nearly cut outbre to sabre. In the hot conflicts o.f 1865, Hampton met the new enemy as those preux chevaliers w his merriment, elan, and abandon. The other, Hampton, a civilian approaching middle age, a planter. Nothing more superb could be imagined than Hampton at such moments. There was no flurry in the which he fought. This personal heroism --and Hampton had it to a grand extent-attracts the admirathave secured his high regard and confidence. Hampton had won the respect of Lee, and by that noblecorps of infantry, at the Southside railroad, Hampton met them in front and flank, fought them all [26 more...]
aroused and brought back to the real world. These expeditions undoubtedly fostered in the youthful South Carolinian that ardent love of everything connected with his native State which, with his craving for wild adventure, constituted the controlling elements of his being. He had now attained, a friend writes, the pride and maturity of manhood. There were few handsomer or more prepossessing men. As a young man said, after the battle of Culpeper, in speaking of the loss of Farley and Hampton, two of the handsomest men in our State have fallen. His figure was of medium height, elegantly formed, graceful, well knit, and, from habitual exercise in the gymnasium, possessing a remarkable degree of strength and activity. His hair was dark brown; his eyebrows and lashes were so dark, and so shaded the dark grey eyes beneath as to give them the appearance of blackness. His manner was generally quiet, polished, and elegant; but let him be aroused by some topic which awoke his enthusi
the cavalry, going to the reara fight is on hand! They forget, however, one thing — that while the infantry has been resting in camp, with regular rations and sound sleep, the cavalry have been day and night in the saddle, without rations at all, watching and fighting all along the front. Let justice be done to all; and it is not the noble infantry or artillery of the late army of Northern Virginia who will be guilty of injustice to their brethren of the cavalry, who, under Stuart, Ashby, Hampton, and the Lees, did that long, hard work, leaving Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania strewed with their dead bodies. But a comparison of the relative value of the different arms was not the writer's purpose. His aim was to point out the contrast which exists in the mere mode of living. The foot-soldier is confined to his camp for the greater portion of the time, and sameness rather than variety, common-place rather than incident, marks his days. In the cavalry this does not exist.
nd reaching the Potomac just above the Falls, found Hampton crossing. The spectacle was picturesque. The b. This checked the enemy's further advance, and Hampton having opened on the right, things settled down somome in on that flank; and the continuous thunder of Hampton on the right showed plainly that in that direction pton comes along; I am going on with Fitz Lee. Tell Hampton to move on steadily on the road to Dover, and show not a single cavalryman beside myself in Salem-and Hampton was several miles behind. To add to the charms of he clatter of hoofs resounded, and the voice of General Hampton was heard in the darkness, asking if there .wase head of his column toward Dover. Toward dawn General Hampton halted, and I asked if he was going to stop. We lost many good men, however; among the rest, General Hampton was shot in the side, and nearly cut out of theer the gay laugh of Stuart; the voices of Fitz Lee, Hampton, and their noble comrades; the fun, the frolic, and
John Esten Cooke, Wearing of the Gray: Being Personal Portraits, Scenes, and Adventures of War., From the Rapidan to Frying-Pan in October, 1863. (search)
n admirably managed. General Meade had carried off everything. We did not capture a wagon wheel. All was beyond Bull Run. The present writer here records his own capture, viz. one oilcloth, one feed of oats, found in the road, and one copy of Harper's Magazine, full of charming pictures of rebels, running, or being annihilated, in every portion of the country. On the next morning, Stuart left Fitz Lee in front of Bull Run, to oppose any advance of the Federal cavalry there, and, taking Hampton's division, set out through a torrent of rain to make a flank movement against General Meade's right beyond the Little River Turnpike. He had intended to cross at Sudley Ford, but coming upon the Federal cavalry near Groveton, a fight ensued, and the column could not cross there without having the movement unmasked. Stuart accordingly turned to the left; made a detour through Gainsville; and advancing, amid a violent storm, bivouacked that night beyond the Little Catharpin. The General
John Esten Cooke, Wearing of the Gray: Being Personal Portraits, Scenes, and Adventures of War., Facetiae of the camp: souvenirs of a C. S. Officer. (search)
ny of his people --meaning probably his staff and headquarters. On the second day the gray masses of Hood's entire division emerged, with glittering bayonets, from the woods in the direction of the Rapidan. You invited me and my people, said Hood, shaking hands with General Fitz, and you see I have brought them! Laughter followed, and General Fitz Lee said: Well, don't let them halloo, Here's your mule! at the review. If they do we will charge you! interrupted General Wade Hampton, laughing. For all that the graybacks of Hood, who duly attended the review, did not suppress their opinions of the cavalry. As the horsemen charged by the tall flag under which General R. E. Lee sat his horse looking at them, a weather-beaten Texan of Hood's Old Brigade turned round to a comrade and muttered: Wouldn't we clean them out, if Old Hood would only let us loose on 'em! The infantry never could forgive their cavalry brethren the possession of horses-while th
John Esten Cooke, Wearing of the Gray: Being Personal Portraits, Scenes, and Adventures of War., A family rifle-pit: an incident of Wilson's raid (search)
autz, and others who commanded in the expedition, were successful in their object, so far as the destruction of a large part of the railroads went; but when they attempted to return to their infantry lines, below Petersburg, they came to grief. Hampton and the Lees assailed them, forced them to abandon their artillery and ambulances on the old stage road near Reams' Station, and it was only by a resolute effort that the remnants of the Federal cavalry got home again. It was a few days afte enemy, the house and grounds were stripped. Then they disappeared on their way toward the Danville road. Two or three days thereafter, it was known that General Wilson's column had cut the road, but were falling back rapidly before Lee and Hampton; that they had abandoned sixteen pieces of artillery, and were now striving, with exhausted men and horses, to cross the Weldon road and get back to their lines. There was a very brave gentleman, of the Fifth Virginia Cavalry-Captain Thaddeu