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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The Confederate Army. (search)
a., Capt. H. C. Bowie; 19th Va., Capt. J. G. Woodson; 25th Va. (Battalion), Lieut.-Col. W. M. Elliott; 32d Va., Col. E. B. Montague; 56th Va., Capt. John Richardson; 42d Va. Cav. Batt'n, Lieut.-Col. W. T. Robins. Maryland Line, Col. Bradley T. Johnson : 2d Md. Inf., Capt. J. P. Crane; 1st Md. Cav., Lieut.-Col. Ridgely Brown; 1st Md. Battery, Capt. W. F. Dement; 2d Md. Battery, Capt. W. H. Griffin; 4th Md. Battery,----. Engineers: D, 1st Reg't, Capt. H. C. Derrick. Richmond defenses, Col. W. H. Stevens. First Division, Inner Line, Lieut.-Col. J. W. Atkinson: 10th Va. H. A. Batt'n, Maj. J. O. Hensley; 19th Va. H. A. Batt'n, Maj. N. R. Cary. Second Division, Inner Line, Lieut.-Col. Jas. Howard: 18th Va. H. A. Batt'n. Maj. M. B. Hardin; 20th Va. H. A. Batt'n, Maj. J. E. Robertson. Unattached: La. Guard Art'y, Capt. C. A. Green. Chaffin's Bluff, Lieut.-Col. J. M. Maury. Goochland (Va.) Art'y, Capt. Jonathan Talley; James City (Va.) Art'y, Capt. L. W, Richardson; Lunenburg (Va.) Ar
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 4.27 (search)
's Bluff. Without a moment's delay, I held a consultation with Colonel D. B. Harris and Colonel W. H. Stevens. The former was my chief engineer, a tried and most efficient officer, who served on myrious, and even General Butler, I thought, could have done better under the circumstances. Colonel Stevens had also given me, that morning, a succinct account of the last engagements between Generalact which greatly assisted me in forming a more correct opinion of the situation before us. Colonel Stevens had likewise furnished me with a topographical map of that portion of Virginia covered by tfect, and sent Colonel Map of operations at Drewry's Bluff, Bermuda hundred and deep Bottom. Stevens to Richmond for the purpose of submitting it to Mr. Davis, and of asking his consent to carry it out. Mr. Davis could not be seen; but Colonel Stevens saw General Bragg [then Chief-of-staff, C. S. A.], who thought the plan a good one, and came at once to Drewry's Bluff to confer with me. I
Admiral David D. Porter, The Naval History of the Civil War., Chapter 43: operations of the Mississippi squadron, under Admiral Porter, after the Red River expedition. (search)
es to spar or bow of an iron-clad. We consider the employment of submarines as a legitimate mode of defence, and, as officers connected with the defence of Richmond, feel it our duty to recommend torpedoes as a powerful accessory to our limited means. The moral effect of an explosion upon an enemy would be incalculable, and would doubtless deter them from attempting to bring troops, by transports, to points accessible to the city, as White House or Brandon. Respectfully submitted, W. H. Stevens, Colonel Engineers. John A. Williams, Major Engineers. W. G. Turpin, Capt. Engineers. Colonel J. T. Gilmer, Chief Engineer. Official copy. A. L. Rives, Lieutenant-Colonel and Acting-Chief of Bureau. Letter of T. E. Courtenay to Col. H. E. Clark. Richmond, Virginia, Jan. 19, 1864. My Dear Colonel — I hope you have received all my letters. I wrote two to Mobile, one to Columbus, and two to Brandon. I now send this by a party who is going to Shreveport, and promised t
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Correspondence and orders concerning the army of Northern Virginia. (search)
ir way to join you. G. W. Randolph, Secretary of War. Adjutant and Inspector General's office, Richmond, Virginia, June 2, 1862. Special Orders, No. 126. * * * * * * * * II. By direction of the President General Robert E. Lee, C. S. Army, will assume the immediate command of the armies in eastern Virginia and North Carolina. * * * * * * * * By command of the Secretary of War. John Withers, Assistant Adjutant General. Headquarters, Dabb's house Virginia, June 3, 1862. Major W. H. Stevens, Chief Engineer Army of Northern Virginia: Major,--I desire you to make an examination of the country in the vicinity of the line which our army now occupies, with a view of ascertaining the best position in which we may fight a battle or resist the advance of the enemy. The commanding points on this line I desire to be prepared for occupation by our field guns, and the whole line strengthened by such artificial defenses as time and opportunity may permit. My object is to make us
ing whatever injury might be possible. He moved rapidly, destroying railroads and depots and plundering the country, but found no obstacle except in being closely harassed in his rear by Colonel Bradley T. Johnson with his sixty Marylanders, who, with extraordinary daring, activity, and skill, followed him until he reached the line of the defenses of Richmond. There, while attacked in the rear by Colonel Johnson and his pickets driven in, he was at the same time opposed in front by Colonel W. H. Stevens, who, with a detachment of engineer troops, manned a few sections of light artillery. After an engagement of thirty minutes, Kilpatrick's entire force began to retreat in the direction of the Meadow Bridge on the Central Railroad. At night his campfires were discovered by General Wade Hampton, who dismounted one hundred men to act as infantry, and, supported by the cavalry, opened his two-gun battery upon the enemy at short range. He then attacked the camp of Davies's and of a par
dden commands, and consists of the Florida Regiment, Col. Anderson, 620; of Major Lary's Georgia Battalion, 350; of Capt. Lee's artillery company, 114--composed entirely of artisans and mechanics; and of 1st Battalion of the Louisiana Regiment, 520, Col. Adams; the Zouaves, 505, Lieut.-Col. Coppens; and the Marines, 109. The army of Gen. Bragg may, therefore, be thus stated accurately: Brigadier-General Commanding, Braxton Bragg; Inspector-General, J. H. Forney; Chief of Engineers, W. H. Stevens; Chief of Ordnance, W. R. Boggs; Adjutant-General, R. C. Wood; Aids, George D. Garner, Thomas Ellis; Surgeon-General, A. J. Foard; Quartermaster, L. A. O'Bannon; Chief of Subsistence, T. W. Jones. First division--Col. J. R. Chalmiers. 1st Mississippi Regiment, Col. Chalmers,787 2d Mississippi Regiment, Col. Phillips,841 Quitman Artillery, Capt. Lovell,75 Vicksburg Artillery, Capt. Tull,60 Judson Artillery, Capt. Carr,63    1,826 Second division--Col. Clayton. 1st Alabama Regi
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 13. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Gregg's brigade of South Carolinians in the Second. Battle of Manassas. (search)
light, the wave was spent and began to recede. General Stevens, of Reno's command, was on the ground on KearneIbid, 194. comparatively fresh troops, and with him Stevens' division of Reno's corps, also fresh troops. Renoo five brigades and two divisions. Ibid, page 210. Stevens's division comprised but three small brigades, one , averaged four hundred and sixty-six men each. So Stevens added three thousand two hundred and sixty-six men expected to be more than a match for Kearney's and Stevens's seven thousand fresh troops. Kearney indeed harmish line in the first attack in the morning. But Stevens, who was supporting Kearney, was on hand to make onorce, but with a wild Confederate yell, rushed upon Stevens as he was in the confusion of crossing to our attacad and pursuing them. He did not have the numbers, Stevens reported, and Gordon agrees with him that as usual work better than General Gregg had anticipated, and Stevens did not have the numbers to resist their fury. S
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 13. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Merrimac and the Monitor—Report of the Committee on Naval Affairs. (search)
n the next fight, but this is hope, not certainty. The Merrimac must dock for repairs. We here give a dispatch from J. G. Barnard, Chief Engineer, to G. V. Fox, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, dated Fairfax Courthouse, March 12, 1862, which says: The possibility of the Merrimac appearing again paralyzes the movements of this army by whatever route is adopted. How long a time would it require to complete the vessel built at Mystic River, working night and day? How much time would Stevens require to finish his vessel, so far as to enable her to contend with the Merrimac? General M. C. Meigs, in dispatch to Captain Dahlgren, dated War Department, March 13, 1862, says: I would not trust this city and the fleet you see coming into the river to the strength of a single screw-bolt in the Monitor's new machinery. If one breaks the Merrimac beats her. On March 14, 12 M., General Meigs telegraphed to Captain Dahlgren: I have seen nothing yet to satisfy me that in th
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 13. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reunion of the Virginia division Army of Northern Virginia Association. (search)
Meade and Hatch, followed by the division of Ricketts. The previous fighting had drawn all our men, except Rodes's brigade, to the south side of the pike, and it was posted on the commanding point of which I have spoken. Meade took his division, with the true instincts of the soldier, to the peak held by Rodes with 1,200 men. So resolutely was Meade met that he sent for Duryea's brigade, of Ricketts's division. Longstreet's broken down men were still arriving, and four hundred under Colonel Stevens went to the help of Rodes, and were in time to save him from being surrounded, but their combined effort could not save the peak, and the key of our position was lost. The steady advance of the other Federal divisions drove back by nightfall the remainder of Longstreet's forces on the left of the pike to the very crest of the mountain. But the pike itself was still held, and the effort of the Federals to move up it met with a bloody repulse. So the retreat was effected without diffi
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 13. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Kilpatrick-Dahlgren raid against Richmond. (search)
hands of General Hampton many prisoners and horses. By command of Major-General Elzey. (Signed) T. O. Chestney, Acting Adjutant-General. Report of General W. H. Stevens. headquarters Richmond defences, March 8th, 1864. Major T. O. Chestney, Acting Adjutant-General: sir,—I have the honor to make the following reps of the enemy is not known, they being able, under cover of a dense fog, to carry away their killed and wounded. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, W. H. Stevens, Commanding Richmond Defences. Report of Lieutenant James Pollard. headquarters Co. H, Ninth Va. Cavalry, March 7th, 1864. Major-General Fitz. Leeed States Army, when killed during his raid on Richmond in 1864. The original of these instructions were sent to my office through the Engineer Bureau and General W. H. Stevens, by Mr. Benjamin, Secretary of State, for copy, and some fifty copies were made under my immediate supervision. You will perceive they are double fac-si
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