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Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 20: from Spottsylvania to Cold Harbor (search)
oway, and rode with him at the head of his battery. I had scarcely joined him, when Colonels Fairfax and Latrobe, of Longstreet's staff, and Captain Simonton, of Pickett's, dashed by, splendidly mounted, and disappeared in a body of woods but a few hundred yards ahead. Hardly had they done so, when pop! pop! pop! went a half dozrst, since Longstreet's wounding, under command of Major-General R. H. Anderson-had settled into alignment in the following order, beginning from the left: Field, Pickett, Kershaw. On the right of Kershaw's was Hoke's division, which had been under Beauregard and had joined the Army of Northern Virginia only the night before. Theway, and the Federal troops poured into the gap over a marshy piece of ground which had not been properly covered by either of these two brigades. Both Field and Pickett sent aid to Kershaw, and several of the guns of our battalion — I am not sure of which batteries, though I think two belonged to the Howitzers, came into battery
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 22: from Cold Harbor to evacuation of Richmond and Petersburg (search)
picket line of the army-while most of the artillery was quartered on the railroad in comfortable winter camps. We were not responsible for being now, as it were, mustered out of service; yet we could not repress a vague feeling that, somehow, we were not doing our full duty. Especially was this feeling intensified when, a few months later, Mahone's division, which had been manning a very trying part of the Petersburg lines, was brought over between the Appomattox and the James to relieve Pickett's, which was sent north of the James. We thought we had before seen men with the marks of hard service upon them; but the appearance of this division of Mahone's, and particularly of Finnegan's Florida brigade, with which we happened to be most closely associated, made us realize, for the first time, what our comrades in the hottest Petersburg lines were undergoing. We were shocked at the condition, the complexion, the expression of the men, and of the officers, too, even the field office
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355-56. Owen, William Benton, 139-45, 176-79. Pegram, John, 110, 232-33. Pegram, William Johnson, 53, 57, 109-10. Pegram's Artillery Battalion, 41, 57, 110 Pelham, John, 53, 109 Pender, William Dorsey, 192, 209 Pendleton, Alexander Swift, 190 Pendleton, William Nelson, 233 Peninsula Campaign, 73-117. Pennington, William, 28 Percheron horses, 200 Petersburg Campaign, 238, 241, 258, 287, 290, 309-22. Pettigrew, James Johnston, 209 Philadelphia, Pa., 209 Pickett, George Edward, 192, 272, 274, 311 Pioneer troops, 184-87, 210, 219, 276, 301 Point Lookout, Md., 18 Poison Fields, Spotsylvania County, Va., 229-30. Port Republic, 245 Presbyterians, 25, 139, 160, 318 Preston, William Ballard, 31-32. Price, Sterling, 117 Prisoners of war, Federal, 57-58, 80-81, 174-75, 212-14, 240, 255-56, 280, 294 Promotion on the field, 336-45, 365-66. Provost guards, 82 Pryor, Roger Atkinson, 26-27. Raccoon Ford, Va., 120, 232 Railroad artiller
, the address made a profound and immediate impression. Grant at Appomattox—Lee at Gettysburg—those are the men for me! Thus exclaimed a long-time writer on military matters, after the contemplation of certain portraits that follow these pages. His criticism halted before the colossal moral qualities of the two war leaders—the generosity that considered the feelings of the conquered general as well as the private soldiers' need of horses for the spring plowing—the nobility that, after Pickett's charge at Gettysburg, promptly shouldered all the responsibility. Those heights of character, as chronicled in the pages that follow and in other volumes of this History, are heroic, universal. They surpass the bounds of any period or nation; they link America with the greatness of the ages. If they, together with the sacrifice and fortitude of thousands more among the Armies and Leaders, are made to live more vividly for those who study the narrative and portraits of this volume, a
ylor. This is one of five photographs taken by Brady at this time. A second and third are shown on pages 65 and 69, a fourth on page 83 of Volume I, and a fifth on page 23 of Volume III. erate victory was dearly paid for, not only in common soldiers but in the death of Stonewall Jackson. Weakened though Lee was, he determined upon another invasion of the North—his glorious, but ill-fated, Gettysburg campaign. Was it justifiable before those three days of fierce fighting that ended in Pickett's charge? Was Lee merely candid, not magnanimous, when he took upon himself the responsibility for the failure of his brilliant plans; or are his biographers in the right when they seek to relieve him at the expense of erring and recalcitrant subordinates? In his confidence in himself and his army, did he underrate the troops and the commander opposing him? Could Meade, after July 3d, have crushed Lee and materially shortened the war? However these military questions may be finally an
When we took Harper's Ferry, in September of that same year, one of the surrendered garrison remarked, when Jackson was pointed out to him, well, he's not much to look at, but if we'd only had him, we'd never have been in this fix. but within the interval we were to see much of him, and our appreciation speedily penetrated below the surface indica- Confederate generals with Jackson at the last— Chancellorsville B. D. Fry, Colonel of the 13th Alabama; later led a brigade in Pickett's charge. F. T. Nichols, wounded in the flank attack on Howard's Corps, May 2, 1863. Harry T. Hays, later charged the batteries at Gettysburg. Robert F. Hoke, later defender of Petersburg, Richmond and Wilmington. William Smith, Colonel of the 49th Virginia; later at Gettysburg. J. R. Jones commanded a brigade of Virginians in Trimble's division. F. L. Thomas commanded a brigade in A. P. Hill's division. tions as we came to know and trust the man who conducted us to unfaili
, 1862. Geo. D. Bayard, Fredericksburg December 14, 1862. Wm. R. Terrill, Perryville October 8, 1862. Geo. W. Taylor, Manassas (Second Bull Run) August 31, 1862. of untold benefit have been the meeting of the Philadelphia brigade and Pickett's men at Gettysburg, the visits of Massachusetts soldiers to Richmond, and of Virginia Confederates to Boston, and many similar occasions. These, coupled with the strewing of flowers, in 1867, by Southern women at Columbus, Mississippi, on the ntietamHood's17613721657.3 1st S. C. RiflesGaines' MillA. P. Hill's5378122556.9 10th GeorgiaAntietamMcLaws'148156956.7 18th North CarolinaSeven DaysA. P. Hill's3964517956.5 3d AlabamaMalvern HillD. H. Hill's3543716356.4 17th VirginiaAntietamPickett's5572456.3 7th North CarolinaSeven DaysA. P. Hill's4503521856.2 12th TennesseeStone's RiverCheatham's29218137956.1 9th GeorgiaGettysburgHood's3402716255.0 5th GeorgiaChickamaugaCheatham's3532716754.9 16th TennesseeStone's RiverCheatham's377
General R. H. Anderson was added at the end of 1864. Longstreet's corps, with the exception of Pickett's division, was with the Army of Tennessee, and in eastern Tennessee, for a short period in 186orps, Army of Northern Virginia. In September, 1863, Lee sent the corps, with the exception of Pickett's division, to assist Bragg, and, as Longstreet's Corps, fought in the Army of Tennessee at Chindoah valley, where he was killed in action at Winchester, September 19, 1864. Major-General George Edward Pickett (U. S.M. A. 1846) was born at Richmond, Virginia, June 28, 1828. He served intober 11 he was made major-general, commanding a division in the Army of Northern Virginia. General Pickett made a memorable charge against the Federal front at Cemetery Hill on the third day of Gettysburg, his division having reached the field on that day. In September, 1863, General Pickett commanded the Department of North Carolina and operated against Drewry's Bluff in the following year, af
62. Maltby, J. A., Aug. 4, 1863. Manson, M. D., Mar. 24, 1862. Marston, G., Nov. 29, 1862. Matthies, C. L., Nov. 29, 1862. Federal generals no. 27 Vermont Truman Seymour captain at Fort Sumter in 1861; later a brigade commander in Army of the Potomac. Edwin H. Stoughton originally Colonel of the 4th Vermont; later commanded the Second Vermont brigade. Edward H. Ripley commanded a brigade in the 24th Corps. George J. Stannard led his brigade against the flank of Pickett's column at Gettysburg. James M. Warner Colonel of the 1st regiment of artillery. John W. Phelps commander of a New England brigade in operations on the Gulf in 1861-2. B. S. Roberts Colonel 4th regiment. George wright Colonel 9th U. S. Infantry. Stephen Thomas Colonel of the 8th regiment. Texas Andrew J. Hamilton Brigadier-General, 1862; resigned, 1865. Edmund J. Davis Colonel 1st Texas Cavalry, 1862; Brigadier-General, 1864. Meagher, T. F., Feb. 3, 1862. Mere
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 10: The Armies and the Leaders. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), General officers of the Confederate Army: a full roster compiled from the official records (search)
pt. 19, 1864. Kershaw, J. B., May 18, 1864. Lee, Fitzhugh, Aug. 3, 1863. Lee, G. W. Custis, Oct. 20, 1864. Lee, W. H. F., Apr. 23, 1864. Loring, W. W., Feb. 17, 1862. Lovell, Mansfield, Oct. 7, 1861. McCown, John P., Mar. 10, 1862. McLaws, L., May 23, 1862. Magruder, J. B., Oct. 7, 1861. Mahone, William, July 30, 1864. Marmaduke, J. S., Mar. 17, 1865. Martin, Will T., Nov. 10, 1863. Maury, D. H., Nov. 4, 1862. Polignac, C. J., April 8, 1864. Pender, W. D., May 27, 1863. Pickett, George E., Oct. 10, 1862. Price, Sterling, Mar. 6, 1862. Ransom, R., Jr. , May 26, 1863. Rodes, Robert E., May 2, 1863. Smith, G. W., Sept. 19, 1861. Smith, Martin L., Nov. 4, 1862. Smith, William, Aug. 12, 1863. Stevenson, C. L., Oct. 10, 1862. Stuart, J. E. B., July 25, 1862. Taylor, Richard, July 28, 1862. Trimble, Isaac R., Jan. 17, 1863. Twiggs, D. E., May 22, 1861. Van Dorn, Earl, Sept. 19, 1861. Walker, John G., Nov. 8, 1862. Walker, W. H. T., May 23, 1863. Wharton, John A.
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