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Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative 180 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 10. (ed. Frank Moore) 177 57 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 142 12 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 100 4 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 98 0 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 4. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 86 14 Browse Search
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A. 80 12 Browse Search
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac 77 3 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. 76 2 Browse Search
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson 74 8 Browse Search
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William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, V. Pope's campaign in Northern Virginia. August, 1862. (search)
orts of the Army of Northern Virginia, vol. II., p. 92. That energetic lieutenant had carried them out to the letter. It is now time to look to Pope's movements. While Jackson's column was executing this flank movement to the rear of Pope, Lee retained Longstreet's command in his front to divert his attention, and learning that Pope was about to receive re-enforcements from McClellan, he ordered forward the remainder of his army from Richmond. This force consisted of D. H. Hill's and McLaws' divisions, two brigades under General Walker, and Hampton's cavalry brigade. Nevertheless, the stealthy march of Jackson did not pass unbeknown to the Union commander, who received very precise information respecting his movement northward, though he was unable to divine its aim. The information was derived from Colonel J. S. Clark, of the staff of General Banks. That officer remained all day in a perilous position within sight of Jackson's moving column, and counted its force, which he
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 6 (search)
his own three divisions, the two divisions of McLaws, and the division of Walker, was assigned. JaHarper's Ferry, and, investing it by the rear; McLaws was to move by way of Middletown on the directight next morning have fallen upon the rear of McLaws at Maryland Heights, and relieved Harper's Ferederate defence of Crampton's Pass was left to McLaws, who was engaged in the investment of Harper'sed, oven if he lost his last man in doing it. McLaws' Report: Reports of the Army of Northern Virgising a very feeble and unskilful resistance to McLaws' attack on the 13th, retired to Harper's Ferryus Maryland Heights was abandoned altogether. McLaws succeeded in dragging some pieces up the ruggepsburg, with the exception of the divisions of McLaws and A. P. Hill, which had not yet returned froorderly rout. two Confederate divisions, under McLaws and Walker, taken from the Confederate right, sition held in the morning. Of this attack, McLaws says: The troops were immediately engaged, dri[6 more...]
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 7 (search)
could be seen at the distance of a mile.—Longstreet: Report of Fredericksburg. Longstreet, who held the position in the rear of Fredericksburg, forming the Confederate left, had taken up as his advance line the stone wall and rifle-trenches along the telegraph road, at the foot of Marye's Heights; and here he posted a brigade, afterwards re-enforced by another brigade. This position was first held by the brigade of R. R. Cobb, re-enforced in the afternoon by Kershaw's brigade, both of McLaws' division; and this small force, not exceeding seventeen hundred men, was all that was found necessary to repulse the numerous assaults made by the Union columns.—McLaws: Roports of the Army of Northern Virginia, vol. II., p. 445. But the whole plain was swept by a direct and converging fire from the numerous batteries on the semicircular crest above, and behind this lay the heavy Confederate reserves—unneeded, as it proved, for a few men were enough to do the bloody work. Under orders, no<
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 8 (search)
urg; and, at midnight of Thursday, Jackson and McLaws, and the rest of his divisions, recalled from there then remained only the two divisions of McLaws and Anderson. These Lee retained in hand to hle to attack Slocum, and assailed Hancock with McLaws' division. The latter was repulsed in the moson of four brigades and Barksdale's brigade of McLaws' division. In addition to this force, the Cades of Kershaw, Wofford, and Semmes under General McLaws. Lee: Report of Chancellorsville, p. 12x, already held the crest at Salem Chapel, and McLaws was proceeding to form his brigades on his rigsons'.—Sedgwick's Report. The Confederate General McLaws testifies to the excellence of the artilleceed with his remaining three brigades to join McLaws. Lee: Report of Chancellorsville, p. 12. Repe with, he promptly recalled the divisions of McLaws and Anderson, united them with his main force men with the division of Anderson and part of McLaws—eight brigades, or twelve thousand men. Not a
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 9 (search)
eet, two of whose divisions, those of Hood and McLaws, had encamped within three miles of Gettysburge. Longstreet, with the divisions of Hood and McLaws, held the right, facing Round Top and a good poined by Longstreet's other division under General McLaws, so that this effort was directed against the Confederate right, and Longstreet had only McLaws' division in addition), and it failed to coverter the development of Hood's attack, advanced McLaws' division on the left of Hood, the brunt of th the time unassailed. The onset of Hood and McLaws upon Birney's front was made with great vigor,Humphrey's divisions. The assault was made by McLaws' left, supported by Anderson's division; and tstreet wished to use the divisions of Hood and McLaws in covering his right, it was appointed to leal Meade did not do so, for he would have found McLaws and Hood's divisions there perfectly ready andhad, said that officer to the writer, Hood and McLaws, who had not been engaged; I had a heavy force
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 11 (search)
irely back, the Confederates leaving their dead and wounded on the field. The enemy encountered at this point was Barksdale's Mississippi brigade; and prisoners taken said they had travelled all night to hurry in there, and that the divisions of McLaws and Anderson were right behind.—Crawford: Notes on the Rapidan Campaign. and Wadsworth's division (under General Cutler) also arriving, drove them out of the woods on his right. A line for the whole corps was then taken up, very close to the en battle of Chancellorsville The tongue of land to be overpassed in carrying the bridge-head was a bare and barren plain several hundred yards in width, ascending sharply towards the enemy's position, which, as it turned out, was held by a part of McLaws' division of Longstreet's corps. Birney's division of Hancock's corps was assigned the duty of carrying the work and bridge. To cover the storming party, Colonel Tidball, chief of artillery of the corps, placed in position three sections, which