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Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 14: the Richmond campaign. (search)
left and in advance, Longstreet nearest the river and in the rear. Huger and Magruder were to hold their positions south of the Chickahominye James, with a portion of the cavalry, while Generals Magruder and Huger guarded his front, and stood prepared to press the Federalists upon a highway parallel to the New Market road, and north of it. Major-Generals Huger and Magruder were directed the enemy in front, by t; and did not retrace his steps until the day was decided. But General Huger still remained to support the attack of Longstreet and Hill upoarles City road, which they supposed indicated the near approach of Huger. The former placed a battery in position and discharged it againstng to destruction, even without the expected assistance of Jackson, Huger, and Magruder, that when it closed, at dark, the victorious troops signed the left to Jackson, and the right to Magruder, supported by Huger and Holmes. Longstreet and A. P. Hill, with their wearied division
inquity to Norfolk, together with the vast preponderance of the United States in naval power, made an attack upon that place the most reasonable supposition. The State of Virginia had already put it in as good defense as the time permitted. General Huger, a distinguished officer of Ordnance from the U. S. service, had at once been sent there; and his preparations had been such that an unfinished earth work, at Sewell's Point, stood for four hours, on the 19th of May, the bombardment of the U. S. ships Minnesota and Monticello. The Confederate War Department felt such confidence in the engineering and administrative ability of General Huger, that it endorsed the action of Virginia by giving him a brigadier's commission and instructions to put Norfolk and the avenues of its approach in complete state of defense. A sufficient garrison of picked troops-among them the Third Alabama and some of the best Richmond companies-was given him; and Norfolk was soon declared securely fortifie
he Peninsula, had gained no success of note. A few unimportant skirmishes had taken place and the Confederate lines had been contracted — more from choice than necessity. But the combatants were near enough-and respected each other enough --for constant watchfulness to be considered necessary; and, though the personnel of the army was, perhaps, not as good as that of the Potomac, in the main its condition was better. At Norfolk nothing had been done but to strengthen the defenses. General Huger had striven to keep his men employed; and they, at least, did not despise the enemy that frowned at them from Fort Monroe, and frequently sent messages of compliment into their camps from the lips of the Sawyer gun. The echo of the paeans from Manassas came back to them, but softened by distance and tempered by their own experience-or want of it. In Western Virginia there had been a dull, eventless campaign, of strategy rather than action. General Wise had taken command on the fir
thousand raw troops — was but child's play to the immense armada with heaviest metal that Burnside brought against the place. Roanoke Island was the key to General Huger's position at Norfolk. Its fall opened the Sounds to the enemy and, besides paralyzing Huger's rear communications, cut off more than half his supplies. The Huger's rear communications, cut off more than half his supplies. The defeat was illustrated by great, if unavailing, valor on the part of the untrained garrison; by a plucky and determined fight of the little squadron under Commodore Lynch; and by the brilliant courage and death of Captain 0. Jennings Wise — a gallant soldier and noble gentleman, whose popularity was deservedly great. But, the r Department. The almost universal unpopularity of the Secretary made this a most acceptable view, even while an effort was made to shift part of the blame to General Huger's shoulders. But wherever the fault, the country could not shake off the gloom that such a succession of misfortunes threw over it. This feeling was, if p
k and badly punished. The history of Seven Pines is familiar to all. Some days previous, General Keyes' division had been thrown across the Chickahominy, for the purpose of feeling the Confederate lines and throwing up works that would secure the Federals that stream. The river, swelled by recent rains, rose so suddenly as to endanger Keyes' communications with his rear; and Johnston determined to attack, while he could thus strike in detail. The miscarriage of part of his planby which Huger's troops did not join the attack-and his own wound, by a piece of shell, late in the afternoon, alone prevented Johnston's utter destruction of this Federal corps. As it was, the enemy was driven two miles back of his camp. Heavily re-enforced next day, he resisted and drove back a desperate attack about Fair Oaks. Now, for the first time, the people of Richmond began to see the realities of war. When the firing began, many ladies were at work for the soldiers in the churches. These f
raver disaster of the closing of the whole river and the blockade of the trans-Mississippi. For had the Louisiana been furnished with two companion ships of equal strength-or even had she been completely finished and not had been compelled to succumb to accidents within, while she braved the terrific fire from without — the Federal fleet might have been crushed like egg-shells; the splendid exertions of Hollins and Kennon in the past would not have been nullified; the blood of McIntosh and Huger would not have been useless sacrifice; and the homes of the smiling city and the pure vicinage of her noble daughters might not have been polluted by the presence of the commandant, who crawled in after the victorious fleet. Norfolk, however, had comeinto southern possession, by the secession of Virginia; and the vast resources of her navy-yard-only partly crippled by the haste of the Federal retreat-stimulated the Government. A meager appropriation was passed for the construction of th
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Chapter 8: battles around Richmond. (search)
mands were still north of the Chickahominy, and Magruder's, Huger's, McLaw's, and D. R. Jones' divisions had been left on theo this party, I found it to consist of General Armistead of Huger's division with a few men of his brigade. In answer to my ed out that they consisted of Generals Mahone and Wright of Huger's division with parts of their brigades. The whole force wt to General Jackson. Early in the morning a captain of Huger's division reported to me that he had collected nearby aboued General Armistead to take command of the detachment from Huger's division and aid me in repulsing the charge, but, while Ismall divisions of two brigades each, and three brigades of Huger's division, in all fourteen brigades. From some mistaked to retire with heavy loss. Magruder's command, including Huger's three brigades, was then hurled upon the enemy by brigadebegan, and he had been severely engaged at Savage Station. Huger's three brigades numbered perhaps seven or eight thousand,
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Chapter 10: operations on the Rappahannock. (search)
1862, 10 A. M. Major General G. B. McClellan: General Pope again telegraphs that the enemy is reported to be evacuating Richmond, and falling back on Danville and Lynchburg. H. W. Halleck, Major General. The execution of the order given to McClellan on the 3rd of August for the evacuation of his base on James River, was not completed until the 16th. In the meantime, General Lee had ordered the divisions of Longstreet, Hood (formerly Whiting's), D. R. Jones, and Anderson (formerly Huger's), to Gordonsville for the purpose of advancing against Pope, and the three first named arrived about the 15th of August, Anderson's following later. The greater part of Stuart's cavalry was also ordered to the same vicinity. On the 15th Jackson's command moved from its camps and concentrated near Pisgah Church on the road Washington, August 6, 1862. Major General G. B. McClellan: You will immediately send a regiment of cavalry and small batteries of artillery to Burnside's comman
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Index. (search)
478 Holman, Captain, 47 Holmes, General, 15, 31, 33, 36, 51, 76, 86, 133 Hood, General J. B., 105, 123, 132, 140, 141, 143-46, 149-151, 155, 158, 163, 170, 176, 185-86, 191-92, 236, 342, 403 Hooker, General (U. S. A.), 117, 151, 158, 181, 189, 196-97, 200-01, 211, 213, 218, 231-34, 236-37, 253, 266, 277, 285 Hop Yard, 166 Hotchkiss, Major J., 340, 438-39, 440, 442 Howard, General (U. S. A.), 148, 266 Howe, General A. P. (U. S. A.), 198, 231-32 Howison House, 207 Huger, General, 76, 83, 84, 86, 87, 105 Hughes' Cross-Roads, 361 Hundley's Corner, 361, 362, 363 Hunter, Andrew, 401, 478 Hunter, Colonel, 32 Hunter, General (U. S. A.), 32, 37, 40, 364, 370-72, 375-76, 378-382, 391, 393, 396, 399, 401-02, 415, 417, 455, 465, 475-76 Hunterstown, 258, 264, 266 Hupp's Battalion, 244 Imboden, General, 191, 326-29, 333- 34, 339, 369, 370, 374, 376, 378, 381-82, 386, 389, 391, 398, 402, 406, 416, 423 Jackson, Colonel, Wm. L., 328-331, 381, 389, 397
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Grand movement of the Army of the Potomac- crossing the Rapidan-entering the Wilderness- battle of the Wilderness (search)
Fitz-Lee's, and W. H. F. Lee's division, and Dearing's Brigade. Artillery reserve: Brig.-Gen. W. N. Pendleton, Commanding. Brig.-Gen. E. P. Alexander's division. but one General officer reported present for duty in the artillery, and Alexander's name not on the original. Cabell's Battalion. manly's Battery. 1st co. Richmond Howitzers. Carleton's Battery. Calloway's Battery. Haskell's Battalion. Branch's Battery. Nelson's Battery. garden's Battery. Rowan Battery. Huger's Battalion. Smith's Battery. Moody Battery. Woolfolk Battery. Parker's Battery. Taylor's Battery. Fickling's Battery. Martin's Battery. Gibb's Battalion. Davidson's Battery. Dickenson's Battery. Otey's Battery. Brig.-Gen. A. L. Long's division. Braxton's Battalion. Lee Battery. 1st Md. Artillery. Stafford artillery. Alleghany artillery. Cutshaw's Battalion. Charlotteville artillery. Staunton artillery. Courtney artillery. Carter's Battalion. Morris arti
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