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Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 2: the battle of Bull Run (July, 1861) (search)
pause. the dust cloud. the action begun. Bee and Bartow come in. the generals go to the left. watching the battle. Johnston and Beauregard arrive. Reenforcement sent for. McDowell's four idle brigades. two hours fighting. the Henry House Hill. Cummings's brilliant Coup. the Federal collapse. leaving signal Station. stragglers in the rear. Davis and Jackson. lost opportunities. order checking Kershaw. order stopping pursuit. affairs on the right. Jones and Longstreet. Bonham takes the lead. Bonham halts. overcaution in New commanders. the final scene. return from the field. Hill's report. inaction of council. I arrived in Richmond, Saturday night, June 1, reported for duty Monday morning, and received my commission as captain of Engineers. Engineer officers were in demand, but President Davis remembered my appearing with Maj. Myer before the Military Committee of the Senate, in connection with the system of signals, and I was first ordered to start in Rich
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 5: Seven Pines or fair Oaks (search)
n directed that these forces should be drawn behind the Chickahominy, on our left, and united into a new division under A. P. Hill. Before this could be accomplished, however, Branch was attacked by Morell's division and Warren's brigade of Porter's the 28th Johnston got his troops into position to attack at dawn on the 29th. Three of his seven divisions (Whiting's, A. P. Hill's, and D. R. Jones's) were to attack Porter's corps at Beaver Dam. The other four divisions on the south side of the C. Lee came back, he told me that Gen. Johnston proposed, on the next Thursday, to move against the enemy as follows: Gen. A. P. Hill was to move down the right flank and rear of the enemy; Gen. G. W. Smith, as soon as Hill's guns opened, was to crosHill's guns opened, was to cross the Chickahominy at the Meadow bridge, attack the enemy in flank, and by the conjunction of the two it was expected to double him up. Then Longstreet was to cross on the Mechanicsville bridge, and attack him in front. From this plan the best resul
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, chapter 7 (search)
s. Jackson at Cold Harbor. Porter's account. Hill's account. Lee's account. Jackson ordered in. artillery and musketry in the engagement of Gen. Hill with the enemy. Before sundown the firing werson states that, A message from Lee, ordering Hill to postpone all further movement, arrived too lorning of the 27th I received orders from Gen. A. P. Hill to take the advance with the 2d brigade abject in this manoeuvre:— Soon after, Gen. A. P. Hill became engaged, and, being unacquainted ws at Ellison's Mill. Soon after 2 P. M., A. P. Hill's force, between us and New Cold Harbor, agaee times as many men stood by and looked on. A. P. Hill's account of it in his official report is asd back until this movement should commence. Hill went into action anticipating that Jackson's wh Winder's brigades were also close at hand. A. P. Hill's brigades, though much diminished, were stito him on such occasions, and had he, during A. P. Hill's attack, thrown his whole force upon McClel[25 more...]
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, chapter 8 (search)
at road. From the battle-field of the 27th, A. P. Hill and Longstreet were ordered to cross the Chile Lee himself with Jackson, Longstreet, and A. P. Hill, moving swiftly around the rear by good roadthing. Lee, having gone with Longstreet and A. P. Hill, lost touch of all three, — Jackson, Magrudee he passed on to the Darbytown road to join A. P. Hill and Longstreet. Soon after being left alone. on the 30th. Longstreet, with his own and A. P. Hill's divisions, had bivouacked on the Darbytownson's would be the signal for Longstreet and A. P. Hill to take up the battle. Meanwhile, Jackson the Confederate side, Lee, with Longstreet and Hill, in a field of broom-grass and small pines, wairize slip through his hands. Longstreet and A. P. Hill struck the enemy at Frazier's Farm (or Glend We may now return to Lee, Longstreet, and A. P. Hill at Frazier's Farm or Glendale, where we leftLongstreet's division were about 2600 and in A. P. Hill's about 1700; total 4300. The Federal losse[3 more...]
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, chapter 9 (search)
rely exhausted its ammunition and been sent to the rear to replenish. In the demand for guns, A. P. Hill sent two of his batteries, Davidson's and Pegram's. Pegram had been engaged in every battle, been in position for a counterstroke, the fragments could have made but little opposition. But A. P. Hill and Longstreet were close in rear, and Whiting's, Jackson's, and Ewell's divisions were on the's and Whiting's divisions, had only been severely engaged at Gaines Mill. Longstreet, with A. P. Hill's and his own divisions, was on the 2d moved around the field of battle to Poindexter's house,rnoon of July 3 with Franklin's division. The next morning Longstreet was up with his own and A. P. Hill's division and two brigades of Magruder's. Jackson was also up with his own, Ewell's, Whiting''s corps Margruder's Div.2848749967 Longstreet's Div.6188325554438 Huger's Div.311373941531 A. P. Hill's Div.6764268875084210 Holmes's Div.3499178677 Pendleton's Art.22 Stuart's Cav.7171 Totals
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 10: Cedar Mountain (search)
ive, Lee hesitated; but, on July 27, ordered A. P. Hill's division, about 12,000 strong, to Gordonsville. Hill joined Jackson on Aug. 2. Meanwhile, Pope had received instructions from Halleck to mak division, which was to lead and be followed by Hill's, had its route changed without Hill's being iHill's being informed. This led to delay on Hill's part; and to Jackson's division (now commanded by Winder) gettHill's part; and to Jackson's division (now commanded by Winder) getting ahead. Winder presently found his line of march intersected by Ewell's. It was also charged that Hill showed little zeal, being offended that Jackson, with his usual reticence, had given him no i might be carried too far. He had said:— A. P. Hill you will, I think, find a good officer, witharge brigade of Ewell's division and Gregg's of Hill's division, had been left behind to guard the w's superior force of cavalry. The remainder of Hill's division was not yet up, and, while waiting try fighting. Just at this juncture, however, Hill's division arrived upon the field, and not only
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 11: second Manassas (search)
nd made a junction with Taliaferro's division. Hill remained at Centreville until about 10 A. M., wlexandria. This, with the reported presence of Hill at Centreville, entirely misled Pope as to Jackto Alexandria, for he at once sent orders to A. P. Hill, at Centreville, to move down to the fords oe soon countermanded that order, and hearing of Hill's having been at Centreville, and of the cavalr division. The left of the line was held by A. P. Hill's strong division of six brigades. In frontwide, and then again the open, rolling fields. Hill's division was formed in three lines of battle, temporary success over the thin brigades of A. P. Hill, which had repelled all the preceding ones, bers, in a very gallant and persistent attack. Hill's troops were forced back so far that Pope beli momentarily expecting Porter to attack. But Hill, though forced back for perhaps. 300 yards, wa, had formed line of battle at Ox Hill, with A. P. Hill's division upon the right. Two of Hill's br[10 more...]
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 12: Boonsboro or South Mountain, and Harper's Ferry (search)
ps Jackson'sEwellLawton, Trimble, Early, Hays7 Hill, A. P.Branch, Archer, Gregg, Pender, Field, Thohis three divisions under Jones, Lawton, and A. P. Hill, marching from Frederick on Sept. 10, had muthe Federal left from spurs near the river. A. P. Hill's infantry, on Jackson's right, worked down seemed to be silenced, and the batteries of Gen. Hill were ordered to cease their fire, which was ating at Harper's Ferry, I was allowed by Gen. A. P. Hill, commanding at that post the forces of thhe Indians. The question was referred to Gen. A. P. Hill who refused to admit that understanding. ts that he —-- handed the muster-rolls to Gen. Hill at his headquarters and asked a pass for the brigade. Hill asked if the brigade was paroled. I replied, evasively, I thought so. He then sat rning of the surrender. The attention of Gen. A. P. Hill was called to the fact that Lt. Rouse wasBrig., Crampton's Gap892127227 Sept. 14-15. A. P. Hill's Div., Bol. Hgts.36669 Sept. 14-15. Walke[3 more...]
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 13: Sharpsburg or Antietam (search)
idge carried. the advance upon Sharpsburg. A. P. Hill's counter-stroke. Lee in council. Sept. 18ms of capitulation were agreed upon, he ordered Hill to superintend the paroling of the Federals, con reported to Lee about sunrise on the 17th. A. P. Hill's division was detained in Harper's Ferry un R. H. Anderson's Division3,500(6 Brigades) A. P. Hill's Division3,400(5 Brigades) McLaws's Divisireme right flank. McLaws's, Anderson's, and A. P. Hill's divisions had not yet arrived. Some artilile the Federals were crossing the Antietam, A. P. Hill forded the Potomac. Having crossed the brto send back his nearest division. This was A. P. Hill's. Fortunately, Hill moved early, and, formiHill moved early, and, forming in two lines of battle, he approached the ford before Porter had gotten more than a half of his med by the Federals for this affair were 363. A. P. Hill reported 30 killed and 231 wounded. Pendletoside made his advance and was beaten back by A. P. Hill. I could not tell how the fight was going, [4 more...]<
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 14: fall of 1862 (search)
ur's H. P. Jones's Battalion, 5 Batteries, 22 Guns6,944 A. P. Hill'sField's, Gregg's, Thomas's, Lane's, Archer's, Pender's Division7,639Ewell's Division7,716 Hood's Division7,334A. P. Hill's Division11,554 McLaws's Division 7,898D. H. Hill's Diral line which occupied the wooded hills. On the 12th A. P. Hill was placed in front, to cover about a mile and a half of between Archer and Lane. If we call this disposition of Hill's troops one of two lines, a third line was formed by the dlt might have been predicted. The faulty disposition of A. P. Hill's division, with two gaps in his front line, would surelk of Lane's brigade, and came in front of the 33 guns on A. P. Hill's left. The 12 in advance had to be withdrawn to escapeackson, found the artillery fire from the 14-gun battery on Hill's right so effective that it abandoned the direct advance, y me that the proposed movement should be abandoned. A. P. Hill's division, which bore the brunt of the fighting on the
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