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General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 38: battle of the Wilderness. (search)
sk day's fighting Longstreet's command faces Hancock's on the morning of the second day an effectad reached the Brock road in observation, and Hancock's corps joined him at two P. M., fronting his but was ordered to give his men rest. While Hancock was sending men to his advanced line during tne, the Confederates were all night idle. Hancock advanced and struck the divisions before sunrnd more confused as their steps hurried under Hancock's musketry. As my ranks formed the men brokere was no force of the enemy in observation. Hancock's left on the Brock road was in strong, well-d a way across the Brock road that would turn Hancock's extreme left. He was asked to conduct the several hours of precious time, and gave General Hancock time to collect his men into battle orderenever they halted. Like attention by General Hancock may be noted; while in marked contrast wayears after the affair on the Plank road, General Hancock said to me,--You rolled me up like a wet [11 more...]
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 39: again in front of Richmond. (search)
and connect this new point with his line of intrenchments. At the same time he thought to have General Butler on his extreme right break through the lines on the north side into Richmond. For his left attack he ordered the Second Corps, under Hancock, to be supported by parts of the Fifth and Ninth Corps. General Lee had his Third Corps (A. P. Hill's), Heth's and Wilcox's divisions and Mahone's in reserve. Hancock's advance was met by Mahone's division, and the entire march of the differentHancock's advance was met by Mahone's division, and the entire march of the different commands was arrested after a severe rencounter, in which Mahone got a number of prisoners and some pieces of artillery,--the latter not brought off, as the enemy held the bridge. According to the reports of the Adjutant-General's Office the Federal losses were 1284. The Confederate losses were not accurately accounted for, but the Federal accounts claimed two hundred prisoners taken at one time, and other losses equal to their own. I was informed of troops crossing the bridge to the