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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 10: Sharpsburg and Fredericksburg. (search)
rand commander, was at his headquarters also, on the other side of the Rappahannock. Couch, in command of the corps, and Howard, his remaining division commander, climbed the steeple of the courthouse in the town, and the battle began. It was not long before Couch exclaimed to Howard: Oh, great God! See how our men, our brave fellows, are falling! And so they were. They could not make reply or protest, and nothing was left but to do and die. I remember, said Couch, that the whole plain wasncock and French sent promptly for assistance. Two brigades of Wilcox's corps were sent to the slaughter pen, and one of Howard's, and then a division of Stoneman's, of Hooker's center grand division, as well as Gifford's division of Butterfield's con of seven corps, commanded by, First, Reynolds; Second, Couch; Third, Sickles; Fifth, Meade; Sixth, Sedgwick; Eleventh, Howard; and Twelfth, Slocum. Then he began to study strategy, for Mr. Lincoln had said, Go forward and give us victories. Lee'
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 11: Chancellorsville. (search)
lances passing his front. His division was on Howard's left, whose corps formed the right of the Unh two of his divisions and Barlow's brigade of Howard's corps and gained the road Jackson was moving on, capturing a few hundred of his men. Howard did not fear an attack on his right, for his brigade. At 9.30 A. M. Hooker notified Slocum and Howard that the right of their line did not appear to to suppose the enemy is moving to our right. Howard does not admit that he ever received the notifat 10.50 A. M. Hooker received a dispatch from Howard that a column of infantry had been observed mo sitting on his horse in sight of and close to Howard's troops, he was engaged in an appeal to the Gtruck him, and he called for re-enforcements. Howard told him he must hold his post with the men hene half of the eleven thousand five hundred of Howard's corps were Germans, and occupied the exposedictory which is due to your skill and energy. Howard thought his death was providential, for in bol[4 more...]
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 12: Gettysburg. (search)
deral force was in full retreat through the town of Gettysburg, toward the heights to the south of it, where a brigade of Howard's had been posted as a reserve and rallying point in case of disaster when his corps marched to the battlefield. A well-ndred to pursue. A letter of Hancock's, the officer dispatched by Meade, on hearing of Reynolds's death, to supersede Howard, his senior in command at Gettysburg, says: When I arrived upon the field, about 3 P. M. or between that and 3.30 P. M., line might have resulted, for Hancock would have been kept busy in his own front, and could not have sent troops to help Howard to hold Culp's Hill. Rodes reports: He had commenced to make the necessary preparations, but he had to draw his troop than Burnside. General Lee had a difficult task: the lines of his enemy had grown stronger during the night; Slocum, Howard, Newton (in Reynolds's place), Hancock, Sickles, Sykes, and Sedgwick's troops were all before him, and on his right and l
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Index. (search)
Hoke's brigade, 339. Holmes, General, 101, 133, 135, 160. Hood, General John B., 54, 203; at Gettysburg, 279, 280. Hooker, General, Joseph, notice of, 47, 48; mentioned, 188, 195, 205; succeeds Burnside, 234; mentioned, 240, 242, 243, 244; wounded at Chancellorsville, 254; Order No. 49, 257; mentioned, 262, 263, 264; relieved, 268; sent to the Southwest, 314. Hope, Beresford, A. B., 417. Hope, Lady, Mildred, 417. Hougoumont, Chateau of, 420, 421. Houston, General, Sam, 53. Howard, General Oliver O., mentioned, 229, 272, 284. Huger, General, Benjamin, 101. Humphreys, General, mentioned, 218, 230, 389. Hunt, General Henry J., 290. Hunter, General, David, mentioned, 341, 351, 405. Hunter, R. M. T., mentioned, 12. Imboden, General, at Gettysburg, 300. Invasion of Virginia, 99. Jackson, Andrew, mentioned, 17; toast to, 222. Jackson, General Thomas J., notice of, 47; mentioned, 133, 135, 137, 140, 141, 144, 153, 155, 157, 165, 177, 181, 186, 187, 1