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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
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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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tring expedition among those mountains where, as his despatches stated, he had driven poor Stonewall Jackson. Regarding this great chieftain (Pope, not Jackson,) his doings and his antecedents, itJackson,) his doings and his antecedents, it may not be improper to place upon record the following historical documents. He thus addressed the army of Virginia on assuming command: To the Officers and Soldiers of the Army of Virginia! Byrms (!) This morning (twenty-eighth) the command pushed rapidly to Manassas Junction, which Jackson had evacuated three hours before. He retreated by Centreville, and took the turnpike towards Wnts. Al though Longstreet, who had passed through the Gap, had been driven back, Pope met both Jackson and Longstreet on the following day, and thus speaks of the result of the fighting on the twent forces of Generals McClellan and Pope. On the twenty-eighth and twenty-ninth each wing, under Jackson and Longstreet, repulsed with vigor attacks made upon them separately. We mourn the loss of ou
our left struggle at Sudley Ford and Stone Bridge attack of Louisiana Irish critical situation of our forces Stonewall Jackson preparations for a final advance on both sides arrival of Johnston's reenforcements total rout of the enemy. lie down behind a bit of rising ground, so as to form the centre of a new line when Bee retreated thus far. Riding up to Jackson, who, on a mound, sat his horse like a statue, viewing the whole scene, Bee said: General, they are beating us back-we'r will give them the bayonet! Riding hurriedly back to his men, Bee cheered them with encouraging words, saying: Look at Jackson yonder, boys!-he is standing like a stonewall! Finding that the enemy still assailed our left with overwhelming numbeess himself of the position, formed his line for an assault, and his right rushed to the charge, while our centre, under Jackson, pierced theirs. The plateau was won, together with several guns, but the enemy some time afterwards threw forward a he
e, I had observed the gradual lengthening of a large black line from Sudley Ford towards Manassas, but: until the afternoon could not comprehend it. This, however, was the brigaded force of the enemy preparing for the final struggle; and about three P. M., not fewer than twenty-five of our pieces opened fire upon it. Our scattered infantry, at the same time, were re-formed and reenforced, but so steady was the progress made by the enemy, that Beauregard had thought it prudent to call up Colonel Jackson with the reserves to protect the retreat that seemed inevitable. Colonel Evans had not proceeded many yards on this errand when he was recalled, our general having been warned by the field telegraph that troops were approaching on the left. Whether they were friends or foes could not be determined, till an orderly, dashing forward, resolved all doubts. Colonel Terry, said Beauregard, his face lighting up, ride forward and order General Kirby Smith to hurry up his brigade, and strike
ral Evans had received command of all the forces in South-Carolina; and as that State was threatened with invasion, he now hurried forward to perfect arrangements; his successor in our command was General D. H. Hill, (brother-in-law to Stonewall Jackson,) and a very superior officer. General Griffith (cousin of the President) commanded the brigade. From the moment of his arrival, Hill was continually in the saddle, and, nearly always alone, soon made himself master of every acre in Loudon County. I shall have to speak of this officer again. He had already achieved fame at Little Bethel as colonel of the Carolina Volunteers, and greatly emulated Jackson in all his doings. Having selected fine sites near the river, he commenced fortifying with great vigor, much to the annoyance of the enemy, who had meditated crossing the ice during heavy winter, and surprising us before reenforcements could march up from Centreville. The mud-work at Fort Evans was also enlarged, covered, made bo
ing, all Virginians are fine horsemen, General Jackson was never known to put his horse out of atry, and incommoded by large baggage-trains. Jackson evidently intends to supply himself at Federand lived upon the Federal stores found there, Jackson made daily demonstrations at the river, pickeimself imposed upon by the small force under Jackson, and, keenly feeling the loss of his stores afore this arrives, you will have learned that Jackson has had a fight with Banks and Shields, at a nding that the enemy was rapidly approaching, Jackson disposed his little force of twenty-two hundr road, Brigadier Garnett commanding the left, Jackson the centre, and Ashby, with his cavalry, the eat fury on the left and centre. Garnett and Jackson found themselves overpowered by numbers, but dred prisoners, and two pieces of artillery. Jackson evidently did not anticipate meeting with sucas the cause of our defeat on this occasion. Jackson commanded him to hold his position at any sac[20 more...]
shellings. A great move was evidently preparing by both parties, but few could guess its object. Banks and others at Harper's Ferry were in great force, and were beginning to move up the Shenandoah slowly and cautiously. General ( Stonewall ) Jackson had been detached from Manassas before Christmas, with about three thousand men, which, together with those already in the valley, might make a total of ten thousand, but certainly not more. He was ably seconded by Generals Ewell and Ashby, and, namely, westward, from Lovettsville and Harper's Ferry; northward, from Point of Rocks; eastward, from Edwards's Ferry; and our rear from Drainsville. It was thought by some that our movement would be directly westward into the Shenandoah, to Jackson, distant thirty miles; but a heavy force of the enemy was between that point and our present position, and were tightening the lines around us every day. An column had sought the Blue Ridge, and were passing south-westward, evidently intending t
cted as a temptation to the enemy to attempt the capture of the city. Society at New-Orleans showed little sensitiveness to the great struggle in which we were engaged. Festivity was the order of the day; balls, parties, theatres, operas, and the like, continued as if we were not in the midst of a furious war, with our beloved sons, brothers, and relatives bleeding and dying on distant battle-fields. We felt too secure. We considered it impossible for any force to capture the place. Jackson, with a handful of men, and a few cotton-bales, had defeated Packenham in 1812, many said; and as we considered the enemy much inferior to the British in all respects, and our present defences vastly superior to those of former times, all were confident of victory in case of attack. None doubted the loyalty of our people, our generals, or the Government. Shipwrights were busy in preparing new rams and floating batteries; foundries and steam-hammers were in full blast, night and day, prep
ore roundly that Beauregard was from Limerick, and Lee from Cork, so that those of us who had not gone beyond a dozen glasses, were obliged to take care of those who had, and to conduct them to chambers, where they might dream over the question of Homer and Garibaldi being Irish or Scotch, without fear of using empty bottles for weapons. Having seen some, who required it, comfortably provided for the night, Dobbs and myself retired to the same room; while smoking, the conversation turned on Jackson, whose movements in the Valley began to excite interest about this time. The Major had seen him at Manassas, and spoke of him dispassionately. He had not achieved much greatness in that conflict, but received a name there which will be as imperishable as history. I received letters a few days ago from Ashton, said my friend, who is now with Jackson in the Valley; you knew Ashton very well. Amuse yourself while I take a nap, for 'tis nearly dawn, and I must be out in camp early.
e it to be true, that Johnston's only reason for leaving the York River Railroad untouched in his retreat, was to invite the enemy to make immense deposits at the depots in West-Point, and along the Pamunkey, in order eventually that himself and Jackson, by combined movements, should capture all, and replenish our exhausted stores. Be this as it may, it is certain that inconceivable quantities of baggage and materiel accumulated in the rear, and so confident were Northern merchants of McClelladaily reports of our pickets. In due time all doubt was removed. General Casey drove in our pickets, and camped on the Williamsburgh road, within a mile of us; the left centre and centre of the enemy down the railway and Nine Mile Road were at the same time thrown forward, and every appearance indicated that they meant to precipitate an action. In this attitude of expectation I must leave the two armies for a short time, in order to follow the fortunes of Jackson in — the Shenandoah Valley
would all join McDowell at Fredericksburgh. Jackson was not many days at McGackeysville, when a cbefore them. When this news was received, Jackson, finding his original command fully rested, ltwo P. M. the fight commenced in earnest, and Jackson immediately pushed his men forward to bring mequires some explanation. When Shields found Jackson strongly posted at McGackeysville, he decline, as skirmishers, having encircled the place, Jackson, in battle array, marched up to the village, n Banks — that was an all-sufficing fact; and Jackson, who had been cursed for his long marches and Early on the morning of the twenty-fifth, Jackson began to move on Winchester. Dense columns owere busily engaged in burning stores; but as Jackson did not relish this idea, he pushed forward, g, announcing the occupation of Winchester by Jackson, and the withdrawal of Banks, after an engagey the quick march and overwhelming numbers of Jackson, intensified the excitement. The secessionis[13 more...]
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