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return here of at least Kershaw's division and Rosser's cavalry. It will require very close watchinomax and Fitz-Lee had arrived the day before. Rosser's brigade of cavalry had also been sent from Lomax's cavalry. He states in his Memoir that Rosser's brigade did not exceed 600 mounted men for dd 3,904 effective men. I can find no return of Rosser's force, nor of the reserves; but Grant telegraphed to Halleck, Sept. 30: Rosser's brigade of cavalry has gone to Early. The brigade numbered 1,4ul distance, but on the 8th, his cavalry under Rosser, came up with Sheridan near Woodstock, and harn the night of the 16th of October, Early sent Rosser with two brigades of cavalry, and one of infan cavalry was massed on the opposite flank, and Rosser's reconnoissance had attracted attention to thas soon as he turned upon Gordon and Kershaw. Rosser was sent to the national right, to occupy the nd exhausted themselves. Gordon, Kershaw, and Rosser all reported that they were unable to advance.[2 more...]
the Blue Ridge and destroy the railroads and canal. His instincts were always pugnacious, and he chose the latter course. The rain had been pouring for two days, the roads were bad beyond description, and horses and men could hardly be recognized through the mud that covered them; but Custer was ordered to take up the pursuit, followed closely by Devin. Early was found at Waynesboro in a well-chosen position, behind breastworks, with two brigades of infantry and a force of cavalry under Rosser. Custer, without waiting to make a reconnoissance, and thus allow the enemy to get up his courage by delay, disposed his troops at once for the attack, sending three regiments around the rebel left, which was somewhat exposed, for, instead of resting on the river in the enemy's rear, it was advanced from the stream. Then, in person, with the other two brigades, partly mounted and partly dismounted, he attacked impetuously, and carried the rebel work, two regiments in columns of fours char
The rebel force thus accumulated was nearly eighteen thousand strong, On the 20th of February, Lee reported: Effective. Pickett5,065 Johnson6,936 W. H. F. Lee4,120 Fitz Hugh Lee 1,921 —— Total 18,042 In addition to these commands, Rosser's cavalry and a battery of artillery were engaged at Dinwiddie, but of these I can find no return. Pickett states in his report that one of his own brigades, as well as one of Johnson's, was absent on the 31st of March; but a portion of Heth and on his last throw. When he discovered that Grant was again moving to the left, he quickly, in spite of mud and rains and heavy roads, transferred nearly one-third The forces of Pickett, Anderson, Heth, Wilcox, W. H. F. and Fitz Hugh Lee, and Rosser were all in front of Warren or Sheridan on the 30th of March. These amounted to 27,500 men. See Lee's return of February 20th. But Pickett's Report, published in Pickett's Men, puts them at 8,000! of his army to the threatened point, and throwi
ircumstances will permit, with all his force. Rosser left this morning for Burksville (intersectioners and men. If you will attach one brigade to Rosser, making him a division, and one to Fitz Lee's Lee. New market, October 9, 1864. General: Rosser, in command of his own brigade and the two briand, slight. I have not heard definitely from Rosser, but he is, I understand, falling back in goodMount Crawford, where I awaited the arrival of Rosser's brigade to take the offensive; but, before ie attack was to begin at 5 A. M. on the 19th. Rosser was sent to the left to occupy the enemy's cavs infantry, was not surprised in camp, because Rosser had commenced the attack on that flank about tto plunder) that they could not advance them. Rosser also sent word that, when he attacked the cavaont of Kershaw and Gordon having moved towards Rosser, they were moved forward, and a line was formeok 1,300 prisoners, making, with some taken by Rosser, and others taken on the day of reconnoissance[2 more...]
iddie and attack us in heavy force. The enemy then again attacked at Chamberlain's creek and forced General Smith's position. At this time Capehart's and Pennington's brigades of Custer's division came up, and a very handsome fight occurred. The enemy have gained some ground; but we still hold in front of Dinwiddie court-house, and Davies and Devin are coming down the Boydton plank-road to join us. The opposing force was Pickett's division, Wise's independent brigade, and Fitz Lee's, Rosser's, and W. H. F. Lee's cavalry commands. The men have behaved splendidly. Our loss in killed and wounded will probably number four hundred and fifty men; very few men were lost as prisoners. We have of the enemy a number of prisoners. This force is too strong for us. I will hold on to Dinwiddie courthouse until I am compelled to leave. We have also some prisoners from Johnson's division. Our fighting to-day was all dismounted. P. H. Sheridan, Major-General. Official statement of
120; on the Hatchie river, 119; in western Tennessee, 418; repulsed at Chickamauga, 421; surrounded at Chattanooga, 421; unwillingness to co-operate with Grant, 423; prepares to abandon Chattanooga, 424; relieved from command 424; refusal to render assistance to Grant behind Vicksburg, 431; abandons Lookout valley and mountain, 434; ordered to support Thomas and Sherman, III., 176; relieved of command in Missouri, 240, 389. Ross. General, opens a way to the Tallahatchie, i., 17(0. Rosser, General, at battle of Cedar creek III., 92. Sailor's creek, battle of, III. 566-579. St. Mary's church, battle o, II., 397. Savannah, investment of, III., 263; evacuation of 306. Schofield, General John M., n command of department of Ohio, i., 552; pursues Longstreet, 562; with Sherman in Georgia, II., 533; at Chattanooga, III., 163; his corps added to Thomas's command, 186; in command in front of Hood, 187; defence of Columbia, 207; battle of Spring hill, 208-210; battle of Frankli