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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.6 (search)
preparing to withdraw from the line of their gallant fight of the day before, to give place to Longstreet's corps, which was rapidly approaching, the enemy suddenly made upon them a furious attack wit but they were gathering for a new attack, and it was a crisis in the battle, when the head of Longstreet's corps dashed upon the field. General Lee rode to meet them, and found the old Texas brigadell not expose himself, we pledge ourselves to drive the enemy back. Just then General Lee saw Longstreet, and rode off to give him some order, and these gallant Texans rushed eagerly forward and nobly redeemed their pledge. The rest of Longstreet's corps hurried to the front; Hill's troops rallied; the enemy was driven in confusion, and only the wounding of Longstreet at this unfortunate juncturLongstreet at this unfortunate juncture prevented the utter rout, if not the crushing, of that wing of Grant's army. On the 12th of May, 1864, the Confederate lines were broken near Spotsylvania Courthouse; the Federal troops poured in
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), History of Lane's North Carolina brigade. (search)
derson was formed on Branch's right, and Field on his right, and connecting with Archer. Crenshaw and Johnston were brought into battery on the left of the road and in rear of Gregg's line. I had delayed the attack until I could hear from General Longstreet, and this now occurring, the order was given. This was about half-past 2 P. M. Gregg, then Branch, and then Anderson, successively became engaged. The incessant roar of musketry and deep thunder of artillery told that the whole force of t * * The arrival of fresh troops enabled A. P. Hill to withdraw some of his brigades, wearied and reduced by their long and arduous conflict. * * * Huger not coming up and Jackson having been unable to force the passage of White Oak swamp, Longstreet and Hill were without the expected support. The superiority of numbers and advantage of position were on the side of the enemy. The battle raged furiously until 9 P. M. By that time the enemy had been driven with great slaughter from every po
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), General Lee to the rear --the incident with Harris' Mississippi brigade. (search)
in the Wilderness. General Lee soon sent a message to Longstreet to make a night march and bring up his two divisions at t was his intention to relieve Hill's two divisions with Longstreet's, and throw them farther to the left, to fill up a partops should have become aware they were to be relieved by Longstreet. It is certain that owing to this impression, Wilcox's to the rear. He sent an aid also to hasten the march of Longstreet's divisions. These came the last mile and a half at a dle-quick, in parallel columns, along the Plank road. General Longstreet rode forward with that imperturable coolness which atrated with him. Just then I called his attention to General Longstreet, whom he had been seeking, and who sat on his horse reluctance to the entreaties of his men, and rode up to Longstreet's position. With the first opportunity I informed GenerGeneral Longstreet of what had just happened, and he, with affectionate bluntness, urged General Lee to go farther back. I need
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Prison life at Fort McHenry. (search)
ength amidst a feeble effort at applause, which, as I saw, came from my colleague appointed on the same side. And when the final vote was taken, my voice was the only one heard in the negative, even my colleague having ingloriously deserted me and whipped over to the other side. When our stock of available questions had run low and interest in our society began to flag, the expedient was resorted to of re-enacting the celebrated scene in the debating club so graphically described by Judge Longstreet in the Georgia scenes. Many of you remember the question in that famous debate, Whether, in popular elections, the vote of factions should predominate according to the bias of jurisprudence, or according to the force of internal suggestion. At first it was proposed to introduce the same question, but as it was found that one of the proposed debaters was familiar with the debate in Georgia scenes, it was found necessary to substitute another; and so, after considerable conference among
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Confederate flag. (search)
inions of leading officers of the navy obtained, said committee unanimously recommended its adoption. On your suggestion that it would be well to have the opinion of the other officers of the army on the subject, the bill was, on motion of Mr. Brown, of Mississippi, referred to the Committee on Military Afffairs, and I now have the honor to submit herewith for your consideration the letters I have received from General J. E. Johnston, General S. Cooper, Lieutenant-General Ewell, Lieutenant-General Longstreet's Inspector-General, Major-Generals Fitz. Lee, Rosser and Lomax, of cavalry; Brigadier-Generals Pendleton and Long, of artilery; Major-General Heth, Major-General Smith,Governor of Virginia; and Major-General Smith, Superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute; Captain N. W. Barker, Acting Chief of Signal Bureau, and Captain Wilbourn, of Signal corps; Brigadier-General Wharton, Colonel J. S. Mosby, and many other distinguished officers of the army, all approving this design,
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Literary notices. (search)
t the result might have been if all these had been true to their section and the principles of their fathers! General Longstreet's paper in the Philadelphia times of March 13th in reply to Generals A. L. Long and Fitz. Lee will excite attentionhe article, and express no opinion upon the merits of the questions at issue. But there is one statement made by General Longstreet which we feel called on to notice, for reasons which will appear. In reference to General Lee's Final and full report of the Pennsylvania campaign and the battle of Gettysburg. which we published in our papers for July, 1876, General Longstreet says: Since his [Lee's] death another account has been published by unofficial parties as his official report. But it r his death, and a grave suspicion is cast upon the authenticity of the reports we publish. But we think that even General Longstreet, had he done us the honor to read our introduction to the report (vol. II, pp. 33-34), would be compelled to admit
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), History of Lane's North Carolina brigade. (search)
d — my extreme left resting near Sudley's ford; my right near the point where the road strikes the open field; Gregg, Field and Thomas in the front line — Gregg on the left and Field on the right, with Branch, Pender and Archer as supports. My batteries were in the open field in rear of the infantry, the nature of my position being such as to preclude the effective use of much artillery. The evident intention of the enemy this day was to turn our left and overwhelm Jackson's corps before Longstreet came up, and, to accomplish this, the most persistent and furious onsets were made by column after column of infantry, accompanied by numerous batteries of artillery. Soon my reserves were all in, and up to six o'clock my division, assisted by the Louisiana brigade of General Hays, commanded by Colonel Forno, with an heroic courage and obstinacy almost beyond parallel, had met and repulsed six distinct and separate assaults — a portion of the time the majority of the men being without a c<
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Relative strength at Second Manassas. (search)
d? Colonel Walter Taylor (Four Years with General Lee, page 60) says: General Lee . . . took with him the divisions of Longstreet, D. R. Jones, Hood and Anderson, leaving in front of Richmond the divisions of D. H. Hill and McLaws, and two brigades s and Evans'), recently arrived from South Corolina. The whole infantry force was organized, I believe, as follows: Longstreet's division.  Regts. Kemper's Brigade--First, Seventh, Eleventh, Seventeenth and Twenty-fourth Virginia regiments5 Jeajor Young, Adjutant-General for General Drayton, who at one time commanded both brigades, and from General Sorrel, General Longstreet's Adjutant-General. Major Young says the strength of the two brigades did not exceed 4,600 present for duty. Gener marched forward from Gordonsville towards Manassas. The return of July 20th gives, according to Colonel Taylor-- Longstreet's division, present for duty, officers and men8,486 D. R. Jones' division, present for duty, officers and men3,713 Ho
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Gettysburg campaign--report of Brigadier-General Harry T. Hays. (search)
several minutes now ensued. Their heavy masses of infantry were heard and perfectly discerned through the increasing darkness, advancing in the direction of my position. Approaching within a hundred yards, a line was discovered before us, from the whole length of which a simultaneous fire was delivered. I reserved my fire from the uncertainty of this being a force of the enemy or of our men, as I had been cautioned to expect friends both in front, to the right and to the left--Lieutenant-General Longstreet, Major-General Rodes and Major-General Johnson respectively having been assigned to these relative positions. But after the delivery of a second and third volley, the flashing of the musketry disclosed the still advancing line to be one of enemies. I then gave the order to fire; the enemy was checked for a time, but discovering another line moving up in the rear of this one, and still another force in rear of that, and being beyond the reach of support, I gave the order to re
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 5.46 (search)
or-Generals Hill, Huger and G. W. Smith--General Longstreet, being near my headquarters, received veneral Hill, supported by the division of General Longstreet (who had the direction of operations on he troops who might be engaged with Hill and Longstreet, unless he found in his front force enough tr to fall on Keyes' right flank, or to cover Longstreet's left. They were to move at daybreak. Heaent of the troops. Those of Smith, Hill and Longstreet were in position early enough, however, to cence operations by 8 o'clock A. M. Major-General Longstreet, unwilling to make a partial attack, sent to learn the state of affairs with General Longstreet's column, returned, reporting that it wa. The principal attack was made by Major-General Longstreet, with his own and Major-General D. H.which these operations were conducted by General Longstreet are worthy of the highest praise. He waon and ready for action when those of Smith, Longstreet and Hill moved, I am satisfied that Keyes' c[5 more...]
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