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Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 1,296 0 Browse Search
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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 470 0 Browse Search
An English Combatant, Lieutenant of Artillery of the Field Staff., Battlefields of the South from Bull Run to Fredericksburgh; with sketches of Confederate commanders, and gossip of the camps. 418 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 404 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 11. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 359 1 Browse Search
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nt energy in the campaign and obstinacy in the fight, and his strict obedience to orders, made him one of the most useful, as he was always among the most conspicuous, officers in the Confederate service. By these he gained the full confidence of the army and its commanding general, Robert E. Lee, who used to call him his war-horse. Longstreet's soldiers were perfectly devoted to him, and I have frequently heard friendly contentions between officers and men of his corps, and those of Stonewall Jackson's, as to which of the two was the most meritorious and valuable officer. President Jefferson Davis is a tall thin man, with sharplydefined features, an air of easy command, and frank, unaffected, gentlemanlike manners. I had the honour of being presented to him, and was struck with the simple friendly tone in which he conversed with me. He examined with great interest an excellent Damascus blade, an old and tried friend of mine, and said he was very glad to know that he had so goo
l commander, General Pope, had been concentrating a large army in the neighbourhood of Culpepper to try a new route in the Federal On to Richmond. The next day, after our arrival at headquarters, Stuart received a dispatch summoning him to meet Jackson at Gordonsville, to which place he went off alone by rail, leaving us to the enjoyment of an interval of repose. It was a delightful period, filled up with visits at camp from the gentlemen of the region around, long evening rides with our lscal disappeared, carrying off with him the greater part of my wardrobe, and we never saw him again. Our days of inaction were now drawing rapidly to an end. General Stuart, having taken a distinguished part in the battle of Cedar Run, where Jackson had utterly routed the advanced corps of Pope's army, came back with marching orders on the 15th. Our regiments were to be in motion early next morning, and the General and Staff were to overtake him in the afternoon by rail. We dined for the
p open the communications between himself and Jackson. At Gainesville we passed a most exciting ann search of him. We heard now that the way to Jackson, who had repulsed the enemy after a sanguinar by General Pope, who tried his best to crush Jackson before Longstreet, who was rapidly approachinquestion at starting, Where shall I find General Jackson? my chief replied, with a smile, Where tsummoned to General Lee's headquarters, where Jackson and Longstreet were already in council with ory quartermaster as to the whereabouts of General Jackson, and my interlocutor, forming some grave one or two of them might ride with me to General Jackson's headquarters, when they would soon be cral Fitz Lee, who had already been ordered by Jackson to proceed with his command in the direction I arrested. A few minutes afterwards, I met Jackson and Stuart, who had been summoned to the frone to ride with him to the headquarters of General Jackson, who had bivouacked only a few miles from[11 more...]
commodious dwelling of a prominent citizen. Jackson and Longstreet had both already arrived thereafterwards to seek him at the headquarters of Jackson, who had bivouacked near the town of Frederic a plume in his hat was immediately taken for Jackson or Stuart: all averments to the contrary, allto the smallest boy, all insisting that I was Jackson, and venting their admiration in loud cheers Harper's Ferry and all that it contained. Jackson, after leaving Frederick with his corps, had y to a halt-Harper's Ferry has surrendered to Jackson! In a few moments, an officer galloping towa urgent advice, had neglected to picket. General Jackson appeared quite satisfied with his success nearly proved tragical to a Yankee officer. Jackson had granted to the officers of the garrison p we shall whip these Yankees badly enough. Jackson commanded our left wing. General Lee himself that he might save the immense booty taken by Jackson at Harper's Ferry, which was of the very grea[6 more...]
forward movement into Virginia, and had already crossed the river with a considerable body of his troops at Boteler's Mill. General Lee, foreseeing this, had put Jackson in charge of his rear, and old Stonewall, having allowed as many Yankees to come over as he thought convenient, suddenly broke upon them, in his rapid and vigorou. The main body of our army had gone in the mean time in the direction of Winchester, the right wing, under Longstreet, encamping near that town; the left, under Jackson, remaining half-way between Martinsburg and Winchester, near the hamlet called Bunker Hill. The cavalry had to cover the line along the Potomac from Williamsport reports from Robertson's brigade, forming the right wing of our line, should be sent, and from which, in case of urgency, they should be transmitted by me to General Jackson, at Bunker Hill. Our route lay through Martinsburg, where a well-dressed man, mounted on a good-looking horse, was turned over to me by the town authorities
town. with a flag of truce into the enemy's lines. field-sports and Dramatic entertainments. new uniform coat for General Jackson. General Stuart had meanwhile shifted his headquarters to a point exactly in rear of the centre of our outpost lines, and much nearer to Jackson than my own position at Charlestown, thus rendering my further detached duty unnecessary. Accordingly, on the morning of the 28th, orders reached me to join him at The Bower, a plantation eight miles from Martinsburginutes dancing, and then a fresh horse shall be saddled for you, and you must be off at once to make your reports to Generals Jackson and Lee. I used my thirty minutes well, and had just taken my place opposite a very pretty girl in a Virginia reel,ht, I was roused about noon by General Stuart, with orders to ride, upon some little matters of duty, to the camp of General Jackson. I was also honoured with the pleasing mission of presenting to old Stonewall, as a slight token of Stuart's high r
ar superior numbers of the Yankees in a tolerable position on the turnpike between Shepherdstown and Winchester, near the small hamlet of Kearneysville. General Stuart had already with great promptness reported their advance to Generals Lee and Jackson, asking for reinforcements; our horses were now saddled, and we soon passed at a full gallop the mansion-house of The Bower, where only a few hours before the violin and banjo had sent forth their enlivening strains, riding forward to the scene neral Stuart to proceed with a number of couriers at once to the little town of Smithfield, about twelve miles distant, where we had a small body of cavalry, to watch the enemy's movements on our right, and establish frequent communications with Jackson at Bunker Hill only a few miles off. En route I had to pass in the immediate neighbourhood of The Bower, where I found the ladies of the family all assembled in the verandah, in a state of great excitement and anxiety. I did my best to console
Heros von Borcke, Memoirs of the Confederate War for Independence, Chapter 12: (search)
nted with all the roads in the neighbouring county, to the headquarters of General Jackson, who had encamped about twelve miles off, on the opposite side of the Shenh, with teeth chattering like castanets, this was smoking under difficulties. Jackson, who, in accordance with his usual habit, awoke with the easiest glimmer of danted me most absurdly as having declared that it gave me the heartburn to hear Jackson talk, which of course provoked the roaring laughter of our little company. JaJackson himself alone did not participate in the boisterous mirth. Looking me straight in the face with his large expressive eyes, and pressing my hand warmly across otic duty from betraying us into the hands of the Yankees; and to ride back to Jackson and join our horsemen again involved a circuitous and fatiguing journey of sixt, with his whole corps, having reached there several days before, followed by Jackson, who had left behind only one of his divisions under D. H. Hill, near Front Ro
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h what we had seen, we returned to our horses, and I received orders to ride at once to General Lee to make report of our reconnaissance, General Stuart himself galloping over to A. P. Hill. After a ride of a few minutes, I met Generals Lee and Jackson, who were taking a turn to inspect our own lines, and to reconnoitre those of the enemy. Upon hearing what I had to tell them, both generals determined at once to repair themselves to the point of look-out from which we had just withdrawn, and, The sensation of relief on my part was therefore great, when, after many minutes of painful anxiety and impatience, the generals slowly returned, and we reached our horses without accident. We were now soon joined by Stuart, and all, except Jackson, who parted with us to regain the troops under his command, rode back to Lee's Hill, from which a desultory cannonade was still kept up. Here we found that one of our 32-pounder Parrott guns had burst only a few moments before — a disaster which
Heros von Borcke, Memoirs of the Confederate War for Independence, Chapter 16: (search)
for the last time, as a few hours afterwards he was a corpse. Jackson had chosen his own position on an eminence, within a few hundred yuncing to us its hostile occupation by thousands of human beings. Jackson and Stuart concurred in the opinion that it would be the best plantheir lines of attack. At this moment I was sent by Stuart to General Jackson with the message that the Yankees were about commencing their e within easy canister range. Upon my mentioning this feeling to Jackson, the old chief answered me in his characteristic way: Major, my meour guns. Here, opposite his great namesake, fell the Federal General Jackson. The troops under his command broke into disorderly flight afow correct my account of affairs had been. Off we now hastened to Jackson, who at once sent to General Lee the request that he might leave huation had become, indeed, a critical one, when a courier from General Jackson galloped up at full speed bringing the order for Stuart to ret
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