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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
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 888 4 Browse Search
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative 676 0 Browse Search
George H. Gordon, From Brook Farm to Cedar Mountain 642 2 Browse Search
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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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 350 0 Browse Search
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Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 1: from the U. S.A. Into the C. S.A. (search)
n the night before our arrival a part of this force was marched across into Virginia, and occupied Alexandria. Col. Ellsworth, commanding the leading regiment, had entered a hotel and torn down a secession flag from its roof. The proprietor, Jackson, had shot Ellsworth dead as he came downstairs, and had been killed himself. My wife and I were shopping in Canal Street about noon, when a man rushed into the store and shouted out this news. The excitement which this caused, and the hostilention. He summoned Dan Sickles, and planned with him to have at once salutes of 100 guns fired in New York and Philadelphia in honor of Anderson's act, and to have telegrams in hundreds showered on the President, congratulating him as a second Jackson, and a saviour of the country by his firmness. Men and Memories, Mrs. J. R. Young, p. 25. These demonstrations were effectively made under the joint action of Sickles and John Russell Young in Washington, of Dougherty in Philadelphia, and
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 2: the battle of Bull Run (July, 1861) (search)
Station. stragglers in the rear. Davis and Jackson. lost opportunities. order checking Kershawry. His leading brigade was under command of Jackson, soon to show the world the stuff of which heow. The Hampton Legion was one regiment, and Jackson had five regiments, the 2d, 4th, 5th, 27th, aween the lines, before he made his attack. Jackson gave order to form three lines, but gave signg pines, masking the inner edge of the hill. Jackson, while marching to the firing, had recognizedollow me back to the field! Not far off, Stonewall Jackson, who had been shot through the hand, but his hand dressed by Surgeon Hunter McGuire. Jackson did not catch the President's words, and McGuire repeated them to him. Jackson quickly shouted: We have whipped them! They ran like sheep! Givy now before them. The enemy were routed. Jackson saw their demoralization, and felt that, if r1002121 total9849212602 army of Shenandoah Jackson (5 Reg'ts)119442561 Bartow (2 regiments)6030[4 more...]
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 3: fall and winter of 1861 (search)
ts, and the regiments averaged about 500 men each. Besides these there were other troops under Jackson in the valley and under Holmes near Acquia. The total effective strength on February 28, 1862,re it awaited developments. Meanwhile on March 23, something took place in the Valley. Stonewall Jackson had been in command there of two small brigades through the winter, but had fallen back, a Manassas. Banks's Federal Corps had been opposed to him, and it was now ordered to Manassas. Jackson learned of the movement in progress, and, believing that he might surprise its rear, and at lea had been anticipated. It consisted of Shields's division of three brigades, about 10,000 men. Jackson had upon the field only about 3500. Consequently, when the battle became fully developed, JackJackson was driven off with a loss of 455 killed and wounded and 263 captured. Shields lost 568 killed and wounded, and 22 captured. It was a small affair, and apparently a Federal victory, but it was br
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 4: Yorktown and Williamsburg (search)
nfederate lines. Early, on lower ground and in the woods, could not see Hancock's position, but suggested an attack to Hill. Hill approved, but referred the question to Johnston. Johnston, who had left the battle entirely to Longstreet's direction, referred it to the latter. Longstreet very properly refused to give permission, as we fought only to cover our retreat up the Peninsula, and it was assured. But this message taken to Hill did not satisfy him. He was a brother-in-law of Stonewall Jackson and was a soldier of the same type. He visited Longstreet in person, and Longstreet now weakly yielded to his appeal. Rains's brigade had meanwhile been brought up behind Early's, and it would have been possible to organize an attack which might have routed Hancock. But Hill, to lose no time, began the formation of the four regiments for the charge. The distance to be traversed was over half a mile, much of it wood and swamp. Hill placed the four regiments in a line of battle exte
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 5: Seven Pines or fair Oaks (search)
g'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 Chickahominy (McLaws's, Longstreet's, D. H. Hill's, and Huger's) would be held in observation, ready to cross when Porter's corps was driven back. Everything was in readiness by sundown on the 28th, when further news was received. McDowell had suddenly stopped his advance, and his troops seemed to be falling back toward Manassas. What had happened was that Jackson had again broken loose in the Valley and defeated Banks at Strasburg on May 23, and at Winchester on May 25, and was moving on the Potomac, as will be told more fully in a later chapter. This had created a panic at Washington, for rumor had magnified Jackson's forces greatly, and McDowell, just in the nick of time for us, had been turned back for the defence of the capital. Johnston was glad of a respite, and an opportunity to consider as an alternative an attack upon McClellan's lef
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 6: Jackson's Valley campaign (search)
Jackson proposed to Lee in Richmond that he, Jackson, should unite his own force and Johnson's andproject and committed its entire execution to Jackson. Ewell's division was brought up to Swift derate wants. But if time was thus wasted, Jackson made it up by pushing his march for the great not given through a division commander. Gen. Jackson then goes on to say: — About an hour day's march, he was recalled, and sent after Jackson. Had he made even a full day, it is very douantry following, formed Shields's advance. Jackson himself was in the village and narrowly escapagainst Fremont. Fremont was now in reach of Jackson, and, by all the maxims of war, should have e5, total 288 During the night of the 8th, Jackson returned to Port Republic and improvised a fothe critical moment, relief came suddenly. Jackson had recognized the key position held by the ederal battery at just the critical moment for Jackson on the left. The sudden bursting out of so[31 more...]
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, chapter 7 (search)
o attack the enemy's right wing. Even before Jackson had extricated himself from the pursuit of hine 23 Longstreet, A. P. Hill, D. H. Hill, and Jackson, to meet in conference at his headquarters to arrange all details. Longstreet had asked Jackson to fix the date on which the attack should be m Hill, of his own motion, decided to wait for Jackson no longer. It is strange that he should haveassailed in front, but it was easily turned. Jackson, three miles off to the northeast, was alread P. M. There was no moon. As already told, Gen. Jackson arrived at Hundley's Corner at 4.30 P. M. a developed the enemy's position. On our left Jackson was at Cold Harbor with four divisions, —his force. He had had a personal interview with Jackson during the morning, and he knew that the headnd soon became hotly engaged. The arrival of Jackson on our left was momentarily expected, and it that day my brigade brought up the rear of Gen. Jackson's army, and was, therefore, the last to eng[23 more...]
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, chapter 8 (search)
's division. Huger's division. Wright meets Jackson. Huger's report. Jackson, June 29. Lee to Magruder. Jackson, June 30. White Oak Swamp. Franklin's report. Jackson's account. the cannonaet and A. P. Hill, lost touch of all three, — Jackson, Magruder, and Huger, — and entirely failed tbout two hours. Maj. Bryan reported that Maj.-Gen. Jackson had crossed but a small portion of his ilose at hand upon the enemy's flank, and Stonewall Jackson with 25,000 in his rear, fortune seemed , Lee, having given orders beforehand to both Jackson and Huger, had passed on to the right and wascrossing of the swamp was within three miles. Jackson ordered Wright to return along the edge of thance below, and were both at once reported to Jackson by the officers discovering them —Col. Munfor we should have been defeated that day, had Gen. Jackson done what his great reputation seems to haved it perfectly practicable for infantry; but Jackson did not advance. Why was this? It was the c[53 more...
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, chapter 9 (search)
Hill writes in the Century magazine: — Jackson moved over White Oak Swamp on July 1, Whitingbut by staff-officers under cavalry escorts. Jackson, on the left flank, had with him a fair suppl enemy observed and held by Longstreet, while Jackson got a position which they would be forced to zed. He forwarded the report to Lee, through Jackson, and early on the 3d, with a few cavalry and ned fire, he thought that both Longstreet and Jackson were near. In fact, neither was within milesnd on the 3d was sent by roads to the left of Jackson. By mistake of the guides he was conducted tlast to retire. . . . The next day, July 4, Gen. Jackson's command drove in the enemy's advanced picll's division and two brigades of Magruder's. Jackson was also up with his own, Ewell's, Whiting's,Jackson's troops, however, were in front, and Jackson protested against the attack, saying that the yielded to Jackson's persuasion. Evidently, Jackson was still not the Jackson of the Valley. T[4 more...]
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 10: Cedar Mountain (search)
ck Arrives. McClellan recalled. Lee moves. Jackson moves. Cedar Mountain. the night action. Jg before set us by the enemy. Longstreet and Jackson were still but major-generals commanding divihe battle of Sharpsburg, that Longstreet and Jackson were made lieutenant-generals, and the whole force might do under such generals as Lee and Jackson. Halleck had visited McClellan on the Jame early, therefore, as July 13, he had ordered Jackson, with Taliaferro's and Ewell's divisions, to 12,000 strong, to Gordonsville. Hill joined Jackson on Aug. 2. Meanwhile, Pope had received inst With swift appreciation of the opportunity, Jackson, on the 7th, put his whole force in motion to Lee, indeed, in a recent letter had given Jackson a hint that his reticence might be carried tought the opportunity had arrived, and before Jackson was ready to advance, between 5 and 6 P. M., t to pieces. It was now nearly midnight, and Jackson, having learned from the cavalry of the captu[5 more...]
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