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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 730 6 Browse Search
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Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative 280 2 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. 254 2 Browse Search
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Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 3: fall and winter of 1861 (search)
garrisons connected by infantry parapets, and batteries for field guns. Within these lines a small movable force could defy any adversary not able to sit down and resort to siege operations. This was amply shown when Lee, in August, 1862, drove Pope into Washington, and also in July, 1864, when Early made his demonstration, but withdrew without venturing to attack. The Federal government, however, had received such a scare in the Bull Run campaign that it had small confidence in fortificattress Monroe via the York River. As we shall see, he had some success. His advance was within six miles of Richmond when he was beaten at Gaines Mill. He found a refuge on the James River, but his army was soon recalled to Washington. Third. Pope, in August, 1862, followed in McDowell's footsteps along the railroad from Alexandria, and was defeated upon nearly the same ground which had witnessed McDowell's defeat. Fourth. Burnside took the railroad via Fredericksburg, and in December, 1
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 6: Jackson's Valley campaign (search)
orders were sent for McDowell himself with Shields's and Ord's divisions to march for Fredericksburg; but before these orders could have any effect there came the news of Jackson's sharp counterstrokes at Cross Keys and Port Republic, which had the purely moral effect of causing the order to be countermanded. It remained countermanded, and McDowell and his two divisions were kept in the valley about Front Royal until June 20. This delay took away his last possible chance to reenforce McClellan before Lee took the offensive. Indeed, the movement to Fredericksburg, resumed about June 20, was stopped on June 26 by the formation of a new army to be commanded by Gen. John Pope. It comprised the entire forces of Fremont, Banks, and McDowell, and was charged with the duty of overcoming the forces under Jackson. So we may now leave him and his gallant but wearied foot cavalry to enjoy about five days of rest on the banks of the Shenandoah, and take up the story of Lee before Richmond.
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 10: Cedar Mountain (search)
sident Lincoln had called from the West Maj.-Gen. John Pope, and placed him in command of the threeines, Hope told a flattering tale, as follows:— Pope told a flattering tale, Which proved to be bravst selection, but he and Banks, both seniors to Pope, submitted without a word; as did also Sumner, ack, by water, to unite with the army now under Pope, in front of Washington. McClellan earnestlyrps, as fast as it arrived, was marched to join Pope's army, it being designed to concentrate everytto Gordonsville, to oppose reported advances of Pope. The latter had, on July 14, ordered Gen. Hatcfirst reached Culpeper. Could he defeat one of Pope's three corps, and occupy that central position. By morning he found that the greater part of Pope's army was now united in his front, and that hi himself in gleaning the battle-field of arms. Pope showed too much wisdom to accept the gage of furategy was very nearly successful. On Aug. 12, Pope, having heard that the reenforcements under Bur[14 more...]
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 11: second Manassas (search)
to turn the tables and come into possession of Pope's private despatch book, with copies of his mos of Lee's strategy: — The disparity between Pope's force and that of Jackson is so enormous thatime he was attacked by Hooker's division. This Pope had sent to develop the situation at Manassas, even though he knew that it would draw upon him Pope's whole force. Leaving Hill's division in poassed to fire over the open ground in front. Pope was not obliged to fight — certainly not to takck. Hill's troops were forced back so far that Pope believed that Jackson's left was doubled back uand bringing him around to the centre. And now Pope, believing his victory already half won, had maes the aspect of the field was changed. When Pope had first seen Jackson's corps disclose itself advancing two brigades in a counter-stroke, and Pope's battle was lost. Unfortunately for Lee, PopePope had not opened his battle early enough in the day to allow time for the Confederates to win a victo[87 more...]<
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 12: Boonsboro or South Mountain, and Harper's Ferry (search)
Potomac. affairs in Washington. McClellan succeeds Pope. Lee's Proclamation. organizations and strength. ents in Washington City. There was great alarm when Pope, with the combined armies of Virginia and the Potomaith steam up, was kept near at hand in the Potomac. Pope, making a virtue of necessity, applied to be relieveed in it. As this included the whole of both armies, Pope was left without a man. Yet neither Lincoln nor Hallwith the troops engaged in active operations under Gen. Pope, but that his command was limited to the immediate garrison of Washington. At that time Pope himself had already been adjudged incompetent, and the decision wo the death of Stevens, and the disorderly retreat of Pope's forces within the fortifications, had demoralized most speedily relieving Harper's Ferry. But just as Pope had lost his campaign by moving directly upon Jacksode in ambulances. On Aug. 31, Lee, in reconnoitring Pope's lines, had dismounted, and was holding his horse b
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 13: Sharpsburg or Antietam (search)
nning of the second, with Mansfield's 12th corps, somewhat overlapped each other in occurrence. Mansfield had but two divisions —Williams's with two brigades and Greene's with three. These troops had composed Banks's army in the Valley and under Pope. The fight which now followed can scarcely be told in detail. It was one continuous exchange of heavy musketry and artillery at quarters sometimes as near as fifty yards or less, sometimes in woods and sometimes in the open ground; sometimes recs. I have before, in the account of the battle of Malvern Hill, spoken of our reserve artillery under the command of Pendleton, and not attached to any division. It had been left in Richmond, when Lee with Jackson and Longstreet advanced against Pope. After Mc-Clellan was withdrawn from the James, it marched with D. H. Hill's division, and joined the army in Maryland on Sept. 8. On the 10th and 11th it marched to Hagerstown, with Longstreet's corps, and on the 14th returned with it to Boonsb
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 14: fall of 1862 (search)
n 10 days, but Lee and Jackson had both presumed largely on Burnside's want of enterprise in allowing, for even a few days, 150 miles to separate the two corps. Lee had given no express orders to Jackson, but as late as Nov. 19, had written him to remain in the Valley as long as his presence embarrassed the enemy, but to keep in view that the two corps must be united in order to give battle. The Federal army was supplied with balloons. McClellan had used them on the Peninsula, but during Pope's campaign, and in Md., they had not been seen, although the open character of the country would have often exposed and embarrassed the most important movements of the Confederates, had balloonists been on the lookout. Now, the balloons reconnoitring the country about Skinker's Neck, discovered Jackson's camps, and Burnside knew that his designs were disclosed. The discovery suggested an alternate piece of strategy. If he could cross at Fredericksburg, and rapidly push a force around Lee's
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 15: Chancellorsville (search)
avalry. Hooker, however, was not entirely blind to this weakness of his line. He inspected it early next morning, May 2, and ordered changes and enjoined vigilance which might have saved him from the surprise of the afternoon, had he not, like Pope in his campaign of the previous fall, failed to fathom the boldness of Lee's designs even after discovering the Confederate movements. Lee appreciated that Hooker's withdrawal into the Wilderness was not forced, but to fortify and concentrate. eploying point on the turnpike by 4 P. M. The distance had proven greater than anticipated, and time was now of priceless value. Meanwhile the movement, though misunderstood, had been detected by the enemy. Jackson's celebrated march around Pope had also been discovered by the enemy as soon as it was begun, but had also been misunderstood—doubtless for a similar reason. No one could conceive that Lee would deliberately plan so unwise a move as this was conceived to be — dividing his army
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 16: Gettysburg: the first day (search)
f Gettysburg. There was no urgency about the orders, which indicates that Lee had not yet selected any particular site for his coming battle. Meade, however, very soon after taking command on the 28th, had selected a position, Parr's Ridge, behind Pipe Creek, on the divide between the waters of the Potomac and Chesapeake Bay. Here he, too, hoped to fight on the defensive. It would have been safe play, but not so brilliant as what Hooker had proposed, or as what Lee himself had used with Pope in Aug., 1862. On June 29, Hill moved Heth's division from Fayetteville to Cashtown, about 10 miles. Heth heard that shoes could be purchased in Gettysburg, and, with Hill's permission, authorized Pettigrew's brigade to go there next day and get them. On the 30th, Pender's division followed Heth's from Fayetteville to Cashtown, and was followed by Longstreet with Hood and McLaws from Chambersburg as far as Greenwood, about 11 miles. Here they bivouacked about 2 P. M. Lee accompanied this
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 23: the fall of 1864 (search)
a thousand days, with inferior numbers, poorly equipped and but badly supplied with food and clothing, it fought seven great campaigns, against six picked generals of the enemy, as follows:— 1st against McClellan before Richmond. 2d against Pope before Washington. 3d against McClellan in Maryland. 4th against Burnside before Fredericksburg. 5th against Hooker on the Rappahannock. 6th against Meade in Pennsylvania. 7th against Grant before Richmond. This last campaign enon, showing the Federal numbers killed, wounded, and missing in each campaign, with a deduction of 2000 from the first for the casualties occurring before June 1, 1862. CAMPAIGNSDATESAGGREGATE loss McClellanJune 1, 1862, to Aug. 8, 186222,448 PopeJune 26, 1862, to Sept. 2, 186216,955 McClellanSept. 3, 1862, to Nov. 14, 186228,577 BurnsideNov. 15, 1862, to Jan. 25, 186313,214 HookerJan. 26, 1863, to Jan. 27, 186325,027 MeadeJune 28, 1863, to May 4, 186431,530 GrantMay 4, 1864, to April