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Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative 999 7 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 382 26 Browse Search
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac 379 15 Browse Search
Edward Alfred Pollard, The lost cause; a new Southern history of the War of the Confederates ... Drawn from official sources and approved by the most distinguished Confederate leaders. 288 22 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 283 1 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. 243 11 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 37. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 233 43 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. 210 2 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore) 200 12 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore) 186 12 Browse Search
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st one of the most valued officers of the command, Col. B. F. Davis, of the Eighth New-York cavalry, and Captain in the First regular cavalry, and the same gallant officer who led the gallant charge out of Harper's Ferry last fall, and captured Longstreet's ammunition-train. When the rebels, who were dismounted, reached the woods, they began to skirmish, and detained our force there long enough to give the alarm to Jones's brigade, they being encamped just beyond in the outer edge of the woods. now returned from the second, when we were inspected by Lieutenant-General Robert E. Lee in person. He was a fine-looking man, but very gray-haired. We are now in a battery numbering about sixteen pieces, under the command of Major Beckham. Longstreet's division passed us on Saturday. The Wise artillery was along. You can look out for some small fighting before a week. We are now about two miles from the Rappahannock, at Beverly Ford. I expect, from the preparations that is being made, t
lunteer infantry. In this affair, which occurred about six o'clock in the evening, we captured a prisoner, from whom I learned that he belonged to Hay's Louisiana brigade, which was a part of Ewell's corps, the whole of which, and also that of Longstreet, was in our immediate vicinity. A deserter, who came in shortly afterward, confirmed his statement. This was the first intimation that I received that Lee's army had quietly retired before the lines of the army of the Potomac and performed a ville on the morning of the thirteenth, and, by a circuitous route of thirty miles, reached Winchester about ten o'clock that night. In the mean time, at about six o'clock that afternoon, I learned from prisoners and deserters that Ewell's and Longstreet's corps of Lee's army were in front of me. This was the first intimation I had received of the fact, and it brought to my mind, for the first time, the consideration of the necessity of evacuating the post. To have left with my forces before t
ght; while A. P. Hill held their centre, and Longstreet, who arrived early Thursday morning, their rs soon as the enemy withdrew from his front, Longstreet moved from Culpeper Court-House on the fifteisposed to advance upon the position held by Longstreet, the latter was withdrawn to the west side othe east side of the mountains. Accordingly Longstreet and Hill were directed to proceed from Chambtself to attack. After a severe struggle, Longstreet succeeded in getting possession of and holdi Pickett, with three of his brigades, joined Longstreet the following morning, and our batteries werr supply trains to come up. In the mean time Longstreet's corps had turned up the river from Millwooy Hill's remaining division (Anderson's) and Longstreet's corps moved on after Hill's advance. Atderson's division, and McLaws's division, of Longstreet's corps, got up to within a mile or two of tns. On the right of Anderson's division was Longstreet's left, McLaws's division being next to Ande[23 more...]
Friday the eighteenth. We also had indubitable evidence of the presence of Longstreet's corps, and Johnson's forces, by the capture of prisoners from each. And nd wounded, paid for its possession, but we held the gap. Two divisions of Longstreet's corps confronted the position. Determined to take it, they successively cay instances, from the boxes of their fallen companions, was too much even for Longstreet's men. About sunset they made their last charge, when our men, being out of and capturing also a large number of prisoners belonging to Hood's division of Longstreet's corps. Darkness coming on, the battle closed. At midnight on the night ere was probably no great disparity of numbers in the two armies. But one of Longstreet's divisions (Hood's) was present, and but three brigades of that. Statements had reenforcements on the march, including the Georgia militia, some part of Longstreet's corps, and others, which arrived before the close of Sunday's fight. Rosec
influence and such cool bravery on the part of their division commanders as I shall ever believe, that enabled this little brigade, all unused to the smell of the villainous saltpetre, to drive back two miles a superior force of the veterans of Longstreet, over ground which a lesser number should have held. The One Hundred and Seventh Illinois was ordered to drive the rebels from a position they had taken on a hill upon the right, while the One Hundred and Eleventh Ohio and Thirteenth Kentuck of these two regiments. The One Hundred and Seventh did its work gallantly. Divesting themselves of all superfluous weight, knapsacks, overcoats, etc., as they moved to the charge, they gained the top of the hill, and scattered the troops of Longstreet in an almost perfect rout. Once getting a taste of the fight (it being their first) and exultant with this victory, their battle-cry the balance of the day was: Forward! While the One Hundred and Seventh was driving the enemy in such confusio
t vessel, reports that when he came in sight of Mantapoke there were about sixty or seventy rebels collected on the bluff at Indiantown, but a few shell dispersed them. . . . . . I am happy to state that so far as the naval portion of the expedition was concerned, every thing passed off in the most admirable manner, and without a single casualty. . . . The land forces were not so fortunate--one man being killed and two wounded, also one missing; but, in consideration of the fact that Longstreet's corps was at or near Newton, ten miles from Aylett's, and Pickett's division at the White House, twelve miles from where we landed, I think they were as fortunate as could be expected. . . . J. H. Gillis, Lieut. Com. and Sen. Officer, off Yorktown. To A. R. Admiral Lee. A National account. Yorktown, Va., June 6, 1863. We have just returned from one of those interesting little expeditions through King William County, Va., that are now termed raids. The whole affair was a pe
unflinching bravery and tireless energy. Longstreet designed to make a sudden descent in overwheal troops when conscious of their danger. Longstreet's plans were laid with a completeness, foret very lines of investment. The objects of Longstreet's attack were important and manifold. By cr sprung the trap thus skilfully prepared. Longstreet's spies advised him promptly of the order reor them to prevent a crossing. Seeing this, Longstreet apparently made a sudden change of plan, andd troops under General D. H. Hill had joined Longstreet. Fortunately, however, reenforcements from t was now regarded as almost impregnable. Longstreet manifestly entertained a similar opinion, buwing in its leading editorial upon Lieutenant-General Longstreet and his Knoxville and Suffolk campy General Bragg. His telegram declared that Longstreet's cavalry had pursued the enemy into Knoxviloxville's recapture. But the next news from Longstreet contained a mention of intrenching, which su[5 more...]
llow their column to cross the Shenandoah and move by on its way down the valley. A detachment from the Third corps was ordered forward early in the morning, and passed unopposed into Front Royal, arriving there only in time to see the dust of the rear of the enemy's column moving away southward. The returning force of the rebels that our scouts had reported, and on which information General Meade had based his calculations for a great battle, proved to be simply a battery sent back by Longstreet to aid in holding the mouth of the gap during the night. Thus it is seen on how small a circumstance a whole campaign may turn. General Meade, by moving into Manassas Gap and preparing for battle there — for which he certainly was justifiable, having such positive information to guide him — lost two days and a half of time in his southerly march, thus fully enabling Lee to reach the south of the Rappahannock before General Meade could possibly do so. The brilliant affair in the Mana
a brigade, and Robertson's Texas brigade, of Longstreet's corps, under command of General Hood, with All our forces, but a portion of Hill's and Longstreet's, were across the river, being on the west eft wing, under command of General Hood, General Longstreet not having come up. Our right wing was c became engaged with the enemy, extending to Longstreet's wing. Walker's division now advanced to t being now about one P. M., the lion-hearted Longstreet ordered General Buckner to advance, which he within a short interval on Stewart's left. Longstreet's corps proper, Hindman's and Bushrod Johnso him his supposed impregnable position. General Longstreet, in passing over the scene afterward, ret was at once perceived by the eagle eyes of Longstreet and Buckner, who had reconnoitred the groundision, which had been ordered forward by General Longstreet, fell furiously upon the flank of the coism and bravery. It is but justice to General Longstreet to accord to him the turning of the tide[7 more...]
e's approach was announced, was something wonderful. Their panic was immense. They had a report among them that Burnside had an army of from sixty to one hundred and twenty thousand men, and were of the opinion that their safety depended upon their speed. They left behind a considerable quantity of quartermaster's stores in pretty good order, and they had several valuable shops which they did not dismantle. Two million rations of salt were among the spoils. The secesh had a story that Longstreet was coming from Virginia with twenty thousand men, but it was one of their vain imaginings. The East-Tennessee troops, of whom General Burnside had a considerable number, were kept constantly in the advance, and were received with expressions of the profoundest gratitude by the people, who are described as the most heartily and generally loyal people in the United States. There were many thrilling scenes of the meeting of our East-Tennessee soldiers with their families, from whom they
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