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entiss's capture, were sending back the prisoners and forming again for a final attack, two brigades, under Chalmers and Jackson, on the extreme right, had cleared away all in front of them, and, moving down the river-bank, now came upon the last po of Grant and Sherman. It got into position in time to do its part in checking the unsupported assaults of Chalmers and Jackson. General Chalmers, describing this final attack in his report, says: It was then about four o'clock in the eveniion, we received orders from General Bragg to drive the enemy into the river. My brigade together with that of Brigadier-General Jackson, filed to the right and formed facing the river, and endeavored to press forward to the water's edge; but in al, who died in the belief that victory was ours. . . . The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston, p. 637. Brigadier General Jackson, in his report, says: My brigade was ordered to change direction again, face toward Pittsburg, where the en
panic at Washington and the North movements to intercept Jackson his rapid movements Repulses Fremont advance of Shield for, as will be seen, the operations in the Valley by General Jackson, who there exhibited a rapidity of movement equal to tre what caused the panic at Washington. On May 23d, General Jackson, with whose force that of General Ewell had united, mo Front Royal, and pressed directly on to Winchester, while Jackson, turning across to the road from Strasburg, struck the maiap Railroad. Your object will be to capture the forces of Jackson and Ewell, either in cooperation with General Fremont, or,ern society, the excitement was tumultuous. Meanwhile General Jackson, little conceiving the alarm his movements had caused ain column then moved on near to Harper's Ferry, where General Jackson received information that Fremont was moving from the n his rear and thus cut off his retreat. At this time General Jackson's effective force was about fifteen thousand men, much
andoah. So far as we were then informed, General Jackson was hotly engaged with a force superior tch the division was detached to reenforce General Jackson was so open that it was not doubted Gener, as before stated, was sent to reenforce General Jackson in the Valley, so as to hasten the expulso change his line of march and unite with General Jackson in the Valley. As General Whiting wentvent him from learning of the approach of General Jackson, General J. E. B. Stuart was sent with a account. Our order of battle directed General Jackson to march from Ashland on the 25th toward pport of A. P. Hill and the latter to that of Jackson. The four commands were directed to sweep ods on its banks and destroying the bridges. Jackson was expected to pass Beaverdam above, and ture Chickahominy. Before these were completed, Jackson crossed Beaverdam above, and the enemy abandoarly as possible as prescribed in the order. Jackson, with whom D. H. Hill had united, bore to the[8 more...]
sible to pursue effectively. That was General T. J. Jackson, who quietly said, They have not all g plan, that it was in his original design for Jackson to turn his right flank, and our generals to he was directed to recross and cooperate with Jackson. After a long march, he reached the rear of n advantage when he gained it. Longstreet and Jackson were ordered to advance, but a violent storm ,000 men from the Valley, in the divisions of Jackson and Ewell. . . . These numbers added togewas ordered to change direction, and join General Jackson in the Valley. He subsequently came down with General Jackson, and reports the force which he led into the battle of Cold Harbor on June 27s under General Whiting to cooperate with General Jackson in the Valley, and to return with him, acth. These three brigades, though coming with Jackson and Ewell, were not a part of their divisionseir numbers are made to swell the force which Jackson brought, they should be elsewhere subtracted.
ty-two-pounders, twenty-two twenty-four-pounders, four eight-inch columbiads, one eight-inch mortar, one ten-inch mortar, and three field guns. General Duncan reported that on March 27th, he was informed by Lieutenant Colonel Higgins, commanding Forts Jackson and St. Philip, of the coast defenses which were under his (General Duncan's) command, that the enemy's fleet was crossing the bars and entering the Mississippi River in force, whereupon he repaired to Fort Jackson. After describing theise aid in the defense of the river; from the reports received, however, they seem, with a few honorable exceptions, to have rendered little valuable service. The means of defense mainly relied on, therefore, were the two heavily armed forts, Jackson and St. Philip, with the obstruction placed between them: this was a raft consisting of cypress trees forty feet long, and averaging four or five feet at the larger end. They were placed longitudinally in the river, about three feet apart, and h
perpetrate upon our defenseless citizens, General Jackson, with his own and Ewell's division, was o Pope's army was at Culpeper Court House, General Jackson, hoping to defeat it before reenforcementdanger of an attack would be to reenforce General Jackson and advance upon General Pope. Accordiemy to concentrate his main body opposite General Jackson, and on the 24th Longstreet was ordered bf the plan of operations now determined upon, Jackson was directed on the 25th to cross above Wateron by threatening him in front, and to follow Jackson as soon as the latter should be sufficiently ngth of the column, withdrew and rejoined General Jackson, having first destroyed the railroad bridBroad Run. The enemy halted at Bristoe. General Jackson, having a much inferior force to General d Alexandria, exposed his left flank, and General Jackson determined to attack him. A fierce and sa amount of stores, besides those taken by General Jackson at Manassas Junction, were captured. M[26 more...]
west of the mountains. For this purpose General Jackson marched very rapidly, crossed the Potomaco Harpers Ferry on the night of the 11th, and Jackson entered the former on the 12th. Meanwhile Gesent directly to Hill from headquarters. General Jackson sent him a copy, as he regarded Hill in hd there secured sufficient time to enable General Jackson to complete the reduction of Harpers Ferrorous fire was opened by the batteries of General Jackson, in conjunction with those on Maryland aned Sharpsburg on the morning of the 15th. General Jackson arrived early on the 16th, and General J.ween D. H. Hill and the Hagerstown road. General Jackson was now directed to take position on Hoods fire a large force of infantry attacked General Jackson's division. They were met by his troops he, however, suggested that I should see General Jackson, and endeavor to obtain assistance from hngstreet and D. H. Hill, the two divisions of Jackson, and two brigades under Walker. Couriers wer
enemy crosses the Rappahannock attack on General Jackson the main attack repulse of the enemy one enemy surprised and driven in the darkness Jackson fired upon and wounded Stuart in command bathe night our strength losses death of General Jackson. About the middle of October, 1862, Gee of the Rappahannock. About November 26th Jackson was directed to advance toward Fredericksburg of his command toward Chancellorsville. General Jackson followed at dawn next morning with the rehe enemy. Early on the morning of the 2d General Jackson marched by the Furnace and Brock roads, hrested. After a long and fatiguing march General Jackson's leading division under General Rodes ret Chancellorsville. It was now dark, and General Jackson ordered the third line under General Hilleform them. As Hill's men moved forward, General Jackson, with his staff and escort, returning frold hold the enemy in his front, he would hurl Jackson upon his flank and rear, and crush and crumbl[5 more...]
sted, the interior of the state, its capital, Jackson, Vicksburg, and its railroads, would fall intght either be intended to strike the capital (Jackson) or Vicksburg. The country through which he sissippi River, and that the attempt to reach Jackson and Vicksburg would have been as signally deff the forces in the field. When he reached Jackson, learning that the enemy was between that plao'clock A. M. Our being compelled to leave Jackson makes your plan impracticable. The only modethe first intelligence that Johnston had left Jackson; while making the retrograde movement, howeveon, dated May 14, 1863, camp seven miles from Jackson, informed Pemberton that the body of Federal can not relieve Port Hudson without giving up Jackson, by which we should lose Mississippi. On offered by the heavy column marching against Jackson, and the enemy would have been taken at great of Grant's army was moving from Vicksburg to Jackson, and on the night of the 16th he, having prev[1 more...]
e determination of the legislature caused the government of the United States to depart from its usually stealthy progress in the invasion of the state government and the sovereignty of the people, and to adopt bolder measures. The governor was charged with purposes of treason and secession, for his attempt faithfully to discharge .the duties of a conscientious governor to the citizens. Says the commander of the United States forces, in his proclamation: The recent proclamation of Governor Jackson, by which he has set at defiance the authorities of the United States and urged you to make war upon them, is but a consummation of his treasonable purposes, long indicated by his acts and expressed opinions, and now made manifest. These are fine words to come from the satrap of a usurper who invades a state of the Union without lawful permission or authority, with the design to subvert its government and overthrow the sovereignty of its people, and to be applied by him to the only
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