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Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson, Chapter 1: parentage, and Early years. (search)
h about the year 1825. He was a learned lawyer, a man of great energy and enterprise, and sought to develop the resources of his country by the building of iron furnaces and forges, mills, woollen factories, and salt-works. These endeavors absorbed large sums of money, and at his death left his princely estate heavily embarrassed. The other sons of this family'were Edward, a respectable physician; William L., a lawyer, and father of a relative and cotemporary of Genera] Jackson; Colonel William L. Jackson, late Lieutenant-Governor of the State, and then Judge of the Superior Court; and George Washington, long a citizen of Ohio, and now an honorable exile, by reason of political persecution, for his fidelity to his native land. It was his son, Colonel Alfred Jackson, who, after serving on the staff of the General, received a mortal wound in the battle of Cedar Run, and now lies near him, in the graveyard of Lexington. The character which the founders impressed upon their house w
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Chapter 30: Averill's raid and the winter campaign. (search)
t way, as it was useless to be sending them after cavalry over such a track of country. Colonel Wm. L. Jackson was at Jackson's River Depot at the termination of the Central Railroad, with about fivesent next morning on the railroad, to endeavor to get across Cow Pasture in boats and so reach Jackson. The running stock of the railroad was in such bad condition, and the grades beyond Millboro wept the enemy. Arriving just at night I found General Thomas in telegraphic communication with Jackson, and the information was soon received that Averill's advance had made its appearance on an obsed their post. The enemy thus got possession of the bridge and commenced crossing rapidly. Jackson, in the meantime, moved up and attacked the enemy's rear, which he threw into great confusion, ounted to very little except the name of it. The same night that Averill made his escape by Jackson, I received a dispatch from General Walker at Staunton informing me that the force that had bee
ossing by means of their bridges, though many of them were killed by the artillery. The Union loss in the engagement was less than forty in killed and wounded. It was impossible correctly to estimate the loss of the confederates, as they succeeded in carrying off all of their wounded and many of their dead. Fifteen dead rebels were found and buried. Colonel Hatch captured seventy-five prisoners, among whom was a rebel chief of artillery. A rebel force, under the command of Colonel William L. Jackson, attacked the outpost of General B. F. Kelley's army, at Bulltown, Braxton County, Va., this morning, and after a severe fight were compelled to retreat with heavy loss. They were pursued by the Union cavalry. The Union force in the engagement consisted of detachments of the Sixth and Eleventh Virginia regiments, numbering about four hundred, commanded by Captain William H. Mattingly, of the former regiment. He was dangerously wounded. The other casualties were slight. The reb
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., Stonewall Jackson's intentions at Harper's Ferry. (search)
l John G. Walker said, in substance, that General Jackson, after Harper's Ferry was invested, informent. I think I may safely assume that General Jackson, being in immediate communication, by sighat letter looks to quick work. But although Jackson was ready, there were obstacles in the way of immediate action. General Jackson says that, separated by the Potomac and Shenandoah from McLaws icer of Jackson, reports to the same effect. Jackson then ordered Walker to wait for McLaws. Every one at headquarters knew how impatient General Jackson was at the unavoidable loss of time. He hprompt and decisive action he dictated to Colonel Jackson his special order for the attack, and as McLaws began about 2 P. M. He says Walker and Jackson were both at it before him. Hill moved prompt to the dispatch he says he received from General Jackson respecting the twenty-four hours delay. note of it. General Walker says it was after Jackson was informed that McLaws was in possession of[25 more...]
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., The opposing forces at Harper's Ferry, Va. September 12-15, 1862. (search)
H. Art'y, Capt. John H. Graham; F, 5th N. Y. H. Art'y, Capt. Eugene McGrath; 12th N. Y. (militia), Col. William G. Ward; 39th N. Y., Maj. Hugo Hildebrandt; 111th N. Y., Col. Jesse Segoine; 115th N. Y., Col. Simeon Sammon; 125th N. Y., Col. George L. Willard; 126th N. Y., Col. Eliakim Sherrill (w), Maj. William H. Baird; Ohio Battery, Capt. Benjamin F. Potts; 32d Ohio, Maj. Sylvester M. Hewitt; 60th Ohio, Lieut.-Col. Noah H. Hixon; 87th Ohio, Col. Henry B. Banning; 7th Squadron R. I. Cav., Maj. Augustus W. Corliss; 9th Vermont, Col. George J. Stannard. The total Union loss in the actions on Maryland Heights and at Harper's Ferry and Bolivar Heights was 44 killed, 173 wounded, and 12,520 captured = 12,737. (Most of the wounded were probably counted among the captured.) The Confederate force employed at Harper's Ferry consisted of the commands of Generals Jackson, McLaws (including R. H. Anderson's division), and Walker. For composition of these forces in detail, see pp. 600-602.
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The battle of New Market, Va., May 15th, 1864. (search)
Ridge via the lofty Peaks of Otter, and moved by the shortest route direct to Lynehburg. To defend that place and drive Hunter back General Lee had sent there the Second Corps of his army, Stonewall Jackson's old Corps, under Lieutenant-General Jubal A. Early. Breckinridge was already there with his small force from Rockfish Gap, when (on Friday, June 1 7th) Early made his appearance with the advance division of his army corps. That day I had been ordered, with my own and Brigadier-General William L. Jackson's brigade of cavalry, to go ten miles out to New London, reenforce McCausland, and assume command of the three brigades, and retard Hunter as much as possible, to give time for the whole of Early's corps to come up by rail from Richmond. About sunset we had a skirmish at New London, and that night fell back to the Quaker meeting House, four miles out from Lynchburg on the Salem or Liberty turnpike, upon which the enemy was approaching. In the afternoon of Friday we were atta
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opposing forces in the Lynchburg expedition. (search)
,----; 1st N. Y. (Veteran),----; 21st N. Y.,----; 1st Md., P. H. B.,----. Second Brigade, Col. John E. Wynkoop: 15th N. Y.,----; 20th Pa.,----; 22d Pa.,----. Second cavalry division, Brig.-Gen. William W. Averell. First Brigade, Col. James N. Schoonmaker: 8th Ohio, Col. Alpheus S. Moore; 14th Pa.,----. Second Brigade, Col. John H. Oley: 34th Ohio (mounted infantry),----; 3d W. Va.,----; 5th W. Va.,----; 7th W. Va.,----. Third Brigade, Col. William H. Powell: 1st W. Va.,----; 2d W. Va.,----. Hunter started on this expedition with about 8500 men of all arms. After uniting with Crook and Averell at Staunton his force was about 18,000 strong. The Confederate Army. The forces resisting Hunter's advance were commanded by Generals W. E. Jones (killed at Piedmont), J. C. Vaughn, John McCausland, W. L. Jackson, and J. D. Imboden. General John C. Breckinridge's division and Jubal A. Early's corps arrived at Lynchburg in time to defend the place against Hunter's meditated attack.
the fight in Green Brier we have yet seen: The line defended by the Army of Western Virginia extended from Pocahontas County to the Tennessee line. Colonel William L. Jackson, with a small force of cavalry and a section of artillery, occupied the extreme right at or beyond Mill Point, in Pocahontas County--a point about fortythe roads leading from the Kanawha Valley. The command reached a point about fourteen miles from Lewisburgh, on the fifth instant. There it was learned that Colonel Jackson had retired before the superior force of the enemy, and held a position on the top of Droop Mountain, twenty-eight miles from Lewisburgh. Early on the morning of the sixth the march was resumed, and Colonel Jackson's position reached about ten A. M. The enemy were making preparations for the attack. The country was so densely covered with forests that it was impossible to ascertain the force of the enemy. Our position in many respects was a very strong one, but, as the enemy coul
two hundred small arms, one caisson, and four stands of colors. Of the prisoners, there were over one hundred commissioned officers, including five colonels, one lieutenant-colonel, and one major. The enemy's force consisted of the First Louisiana brigade, and a North-Carolina brigade, comprising the Sixth, Seventh, and Fifty-fourth regiments. The First Louisiana brigade (most of which fell into the hands of my regiment) was the first command ever assigned to the late General Stonewall Jackson. We occupied the fortifications during the night, advancing to near Brandy Station yesterday. The affair was a complete and glorious victory. It affords me the greatest pleasure to report the unwavering bravery of every officer and man in my command, each vying with the other in the execution of various deeds — none flinching, but pressing forward with a determined will to win. Where all so nobly did their whole duty, it is difficult to discriminate between them. The colors captured
ecent fight between the forces under General William L. Jackson and the Yankees under Averill, gives upon Lewisburgh from the Kanawha valley. General Jackson at once concluded that the force of five nted infantry. Crossing at McGraw's Gap, General Jackson came to Jackson's River, and found it swod a skirmish with Averill's advanced forces. Jackson immediately ordered an advance of the Twentie to attack the enemy directly. At that point Jackson conceived the idea of taking a detachment of ously and cutting his column in two. In this Jackson succeeded perfectly. One half of the Yankeest the bridge after he had crossed, to prevent Jackson from burning it, themselves fired it, and in nstances, the occupants of the houses given. Jackson also captured a number of mules and wagons. speed, destroying their train and artillery. Jackson knocked some in the head; the citizens beat tverill was penned up. McCausland, Echols, and Jackson at one gate; Lee and Imboden at the other. S[4 more...]
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