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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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ent to Beauregard's line. the battle of Manassas. the affair of 18th July. Longstreet's gallant defence. theatre of the great battle. Beauregard's change of purptry, with artillery and cavalry on .Blackburn's Ford, which was covered by Gen. Longstreet's brigade. Before advancing his infantry, the enemy maintained a fire of Twice the enemy was foiled and driven back by the Confederate skirmishers and Longstreet's reserve companies. As he returned to the contest, Longstreet, who commandeLongstreet, who commanded only twelve hundred bayonets, had been reinforced with two regiments of infantry and two pieces of artillery. Unable to effect a passage of the stream, the enemy'sort the left flank. The movement of the right and centre, begun by Jones and Longstreet, was countermanded. Holmes' two regiments and a battery of artillery of six eces of artillery, and two companies of cavalry. Gens. Ewell, Jones (D. R.), Longstreet and Bonham had been directed to make a demonstration to their several fronts,
up the Peninsula. strategic merit of the movement. battle of Williamsburg. Longstreet's division engaged. success of the Confederates. McClellan's whole army in ps came up near Williamsburg with the Confederate rear-guard, commanded by Gen. Longstreet. The Federals were in a forest in front of Williamsburg; but as Hooker cafrom the Confederate fire. Other forces of the enemy were moved up, until Gen. Longstreet was engaging nine brigades of the Federal army. During the whole of the did so as undisturbed as if the enemy were a thousand miles distant. But Gen. Longstreet not only accomplished the important object of securing the retreat. He wo of 455 killed, 1,400 wounded, and 372 missing, making a total of 2,228. And Longstreet carried off with him nine pieces of captured artillery. Yet so anxious was Mt McClellan's army had received a serious check at Williamsburg, which, if Gen. Longstreet had been able to take advantage of it, might have been converted into a di
D. H. Hill, supported by the division of Gen. Longstreet, (who had the direction of operations on ound, in water in many places two feet deep, Longstreet's regiments moved on, brushing off occasionaBeauregard in the South-east, while Jackson, Longstreet, Hill, Whiting, and the other promising offiof Huger and Magruder, supported by those of Longstreet and D. II. Hill, in front of the enemy's lee Mechanicsville bridge should be uncovered, Longstreet and D. H. Hill were to cross, the latter to ailroad, Jackson on the left and in advance, Longstreet nearest the river and in the rear. Huger an. It was past noon. The columns of Hill and Longstreet halted in the open ground to await the arriv. An urgent message was sent by Gen. Lee to Longstreet to make a diversion in favour of the attackistrong position and force of the enemy in Gen. Longstreet's front; and the latter found that he mustle of savage Station. Early on the 29th, Longstreet and A. P. Hill were ordered to recross the C[14 more...]
oe Station. the second battle of Manassas. Longstreet's march to reinforce Jackson. his passage oadvance upon Pope. On the 13th August, Maj.-Gen. Longstreet, with his division, and two brigades, u strike the Orange and Alexandria Railroad. Longstreet, in the mean time, was to divert his attentign of overwhelming him before the arrival of Longstreet. The latter officer was already approachiduring the night. Early the next morning, Longstreet's columns were united, and the advance to joht angles to it. The timely appearance of Longstreet gave a new aspect to the field; and the enemction was taking place on Jackson's left, Gen. Longstreet ordered Hood and Evans to advance, but beartillery, which advanced as he retired. Gen. Longstreet, anticipating the order for a general adv tributary of the Potomac. The divisions of Longstreet and D. II. Hill followed Jackson's corps ac the Antietam, opposite the right wing of Gen. Longstreet, commanded by Brig.-Gen. D. R. Jones. Th[14 more...]
ection of Warrenton. As soon as this intention developed itself, Longstreet's corps was moved across the Blue Ridge, and about the 3d of Novecksburg. On the morning of the 19th, therefore, the remainder of Longstreet's corps was put in motion for that point. It arrived there befand the rest of Jackson's corps so disposed as to support Hill or Longstreet, as occasion might require. Our lines in the vicinity of Frederies on the Stafford Heights fired at intervals upon our position. Longstreet's corps constituted our left, with Anderson's division resting up, and McLaws. A. P. Hill, of Jackson's corps, was posted between Longstreet's extreme right and Hamilton's Crossing, on the railroad. His fr hour the batteries on the heights of Stafford began to play upon Longstreet's position. In the intervals of the fire, noises from the valley and the mass of Burnside's army was now concentrated in front of Longstreet's strong position. Strong columns of attack were formed under th
bout 150,000 men. Gen. Lee had less than 50,000 men. He had been compelled to detach nearly a third of the army with which he had fought at Fredericksburg to confront demonstrations of the enemy on the coasts of Virginia and North Carolina; and Longstreet had been sent to command the department which included Richmond and its vicinity, together with the State of North Carolina, placed under the immediate supervision of Gen. D. H. Hill. There was nothing more remarkable about the great Confeden what had formerly been the left rear of the Confederates and was now tile front. Taking from the account the forces left at Fredericksburg, Lee was out-numbered nearly three to one. His army consisted of Jackson's three divisions and two of Longstreet's former corps-McLaw's and Anderson's. He had in his rear Sedgwick's force, which equalled in strength his whole army; and it appeared, indeed, that lie would be crushed, or forced to retreat with both flanks exposed along the Richmond rail, wh
mined to attack. action of the second day. Longstreet's desperate engagement. temporary possessiod an offensive campaign of Lee's army. Gen. Longstreet was recalled from North Carolina; and the into three equal and distinct corps. To Gen. Longstreet was assigned the command of the first cor To check the enemy's advance, therefore, Gens. Longstreet, Hill, and Ewell were ordered to proceed ns. On the right of Anderson's division was Longstreet's left, McLaw's division being next to Andera heavy fire from the Confederate batteries, Longstreet advanced against the Federal left, and Ewellon received orders to be prepared to support Longstreet, and Pender and Heth to act as a reserve, to employed as circumstances might require. Longstreet, having placed himself at the head of Hood'sted by the remainder of Anderson's division, Longstreet's men failed to gain the summit of the hill,breathless spectators had watched the scene, Longstreet turns to Gen. Lee to congratulate him that t[2 more...]
from Lee's and Gordon's Mills to Lafayette. Longstreet's corps on the way from Virginia to reinforcolves to advance and attack him. arrival of Longstreet with five brigades. the enemy anticipates aten back. critical condition of the field. Longstreet's attack. he saves the day. the enemy utte of the great conflict that was to ensue, Gen. Longstreet's corps was on the way from Virginia to rnd bridges north of Lee and Gordon's Mills. Longstreet had reached Ringgold in the afternoon of the assigned to the two senior Lieut.-Generals, Longstreet and Polk: the former on the left, where all continuing his command of the right. Lieut.-Gen. Longstreet reached Gen. Bragg's headquarters abou became engaged with the enemy, extending to Longstreet's wing. Walker's division advanced to the rt was evident that with this position gained Longstreet would be complete master of the field. He t The enemy broke up in great confusion along Longstreet's front, and, about the same time, the right[4 more...]
et the day after the battle of Chickamauga. Longstreet's plan of campaign North of the Tennessee Rith side of the Tennessee River. surprise of Longstreet. the Confederates retreat to Lookout Mountaes the relief of Chattanooga. detachment of Longstreet from Bragg's front to operate against Knoxvi of Bragg's army. it falls back to Dalton. Longstreet's expedition against Knoxville. his pursuitis all-important route was confided to Lieut.-Gen. Longstreet's command, and its possession forced tn the river, passing three miles in front of Longstreet's pickets, without drawing their attention. and suspicious by the detachment from it of Longstreet's veteran divisions; and utterly demoralizedellville. Having shaken off the enemy here, Longstreet proceeded to take a position in Northeasternincident beyond a grand review of his army. Longstreet had been detached from him; Meade had lost tfederacy. Gen. Lee finding no prospect of Longstreet's arrival or other reinforcement from the We[16 more...]
een thousand in the beginning of the month. Longstreet's corps was the weakest of the three when als two o'clock in the morning of the 6th when Longstreet aroused his sleeping men from their bivouac,il the remainder of the division and finally Longstreet's entire corps could be brought up. Then ensongstreet's timely arrival. At 11 o'clock Longstreet was ordered, with some select brigades, to prtunes of the day were evidently turned. Gen. Longstreet now moved forward with his staff to takend, with the pleasure of an old friend,--for Longstreet had but newly arrived from several months' cntly from his horse a lifeless corpse, while Longstreet received a ball that entered his throat and ers of applause and sympathy. The fall of Longstreet was an untimely event, and the delay it occaurt-House. As Lee's advance-consisting of Longstreet's corps under Anderson reached Spottsylvaniation, he was joined by Pickett's division of Longstreet's corps, one small brigade of Early's divisi[12 more...]
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