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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 9: Second battle of Manassas. (search)
l Run at Blackburn Ford, and up the left bank of that stream to Stone Bridge, where the Warrenton turnpike crosses, and Taliaferro, whose march Jackson in person accompanied, to the vicinity of Sudley Mills, north of Warrenton turnpike and west of Buentially a man of action, and never asked advice or called council. Move your division to attack the enemy, said he to Taliaferro; and to Ewell, Support the attack. The slumbering soldiers sprang from the earth. They were sleeping almost in ranks,ition to the four brigades of his division, he had two regiments of Doubleday's, and fought two of Ewell's and three of Taliaferro's brigades of Jackson's command. A. P. Hill's division was not engaged. It was an exhibition of superb courage and ex an inch, while brave men in blue and gray fell dead almost in each other's arms. Jackson's loss was heavy. Ewell and Taliaferro were both wounded, the former losing a leg, while King lost over a third of his command. The Federal commander held hi
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., chapter 8.58 (search)
0. The Confederates opened the battle, sending forward Early and Taliaferro at 3 o'clock, but moving with caution. [See p. 496.] Banks's ederate left. Geary and Prince, advancing, encountered Early and Taliaferro on the broad cultivated plateau south of the Culpeper road, whileof that date to A. P. Hill, and about noon when he sent orders to Taliaferro to attack the Federal troops (evidently Reynolds), supposed to be to attack at once, which was vigorously done by the divisions of Taliaferro and Ewell.--Editors. Late in the afternoon, also, Kearny drove thay's (the 56th Pennsylvania and 76th New York), contended against Taliaferro's division and two brigades (Lawton's and Trimble's) of Ewell's d, forcing our batteries to select another position. By this time Taliaferro's command, with Lawton's and Trimble's brigades on his left, was eavy, and among our wounded were Major-General Ewell and Brigadier-General Taliaferro. Gibbon's brigade lost 133 killed, 539 wounded, 79 m
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., Jackson's raid around Pope. (search)
, and the Confederates did not advance, and it may be called a drawn battle as a tribute due by either side to the gallantry of the other. Five of Jackson's brigades took part in the conflict, Lawton's and Trimble's of Ewell's, and Starke's, Taliaferro's, and Baylor's, of Jackson's old division. Early's, Forno's, and Johnson's brigades were not engaged, nor were any of the brigades of General A. P. Hill's division. The Federal troops encountered were those of King's division, and consisted of the brigade of Gibbon and two regiments of Doubleday's brigade. In this battle the right of the Confederate line was held by Taliaferro's brigade of Virginia and Alabama troops, commanded by Colonel Alexander G. Taliaferro, 23d Virginia; next on the left was Jackson's old brigade, all Virginians (lately commanded by General C. S. Winder, killed at Slaughter's [Cedar] Mountain),--officially designated as the Stonewall, in honor of the steadiness and gallantry which it displayed on the same
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 1.1 (search)
he casemates on the eastern face were still filled with sand, and gave some protection to the garrison from shells. Not a single gun remained in barbette, and but a single smooth-bore 32-pounder in the west face that could be fired as the morning and evening gun. While Sumter had thus been made a mass of crumbling ruins, the enemy, except at short intervals, spared no effort to effect the demolition of Wagner also. In spite of the ability and determination of the several commanders — Taliaferro, Hagood, A. H. Colquitt, Clingman, R. F. Graham, Harrison, and L. M. Keitt — who, in turn, were placed there; in spite of the almost superhuman energy and pluck of its garrison and working parties to repair, at night, the damage done during the day, it became evident, on the 5th of September, that any further attempt to retain possession of it would result in the useless loss of the garrisons of both Wagner and Gregg. The enemy's sap had reached the moat of the former work. The heavy Par
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opposing forces in the campaign of the Carolinas. (search)
., Maj. H. B. Turner; 12th La., Capt. J. A. Dixon, Lieut.-Col. E. M. Graham; 14th Miss. (consolidated 5th, 14th, and 43d Miss.), Col. R. J. Lawrence; 15th Miss. (consolidated 6th, 15th, 20th, and 23d Miss.), Lieut.-Col. T. B. Graham. Shelley's Brigade, Brig.-Gen. C. M. Shelley: 1st Ala. (consolidated 16th, 33d, and 45th Ala.), Col. Robert H. Abercrombie; 17th Ala., Col. E. P. Holcombe; 27th Ala. (consolidated 27th, 35th, 49th, 55th, and 57th Ala.), Col. Ed. McAlexander. Anderson's (late Taliaferro's) division, Maj.-Gen. Patton Anderson. Elliott's Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Stephen Elliott, Jr., Lieut.-Col. J. Welsman Brown: 22d Ga. Batt'n Art'y, Maj. M. J. McMullan; 27th Ga. Batt'n, Maj. A. L. Hartridge; 2d S. C. Art'y, Lieut.-Col. J. W. Brown, Maj. F. F. Warley; Manigault's S. C. Batt'n, Lieut. H. Klatte, Capt. Thomas G. Boag. Rhett's Brigade, Col. William Butler: 1st S. C. (regulars), Maj. T. A. Huguenin, Lieut.-Col. Warren Adams; 1st S. C. Art'y, Lieut.-Col. Joseph A. Yates; Lucas's
rst brigade, which promptly advanced on its left, again advanced and charged the enemy. The enemy soon broke and fled in great disorder. We pursued them until darkness interposed, and we were ordered to a position in advance of the battle-field, where we slept on our arms. In the pursuit, this brigade captured a number of prisoners, among them Brigadier-General Prince, who was brought in by private John Booker, company I, Twenty-third Virginia regiment. He brought him to me; but as General Taliaferro was near, who was of superior rank, I ordered him to be taken to him, and to him he promptly surrendered. Just at the time the enemy broke, their cavalry charged us, but were received by a galling fire from this brigade. They broke, and were fired upon also by the First and Second, and General Branch's brigade, which had come up on our left, and fled with great precipitation and loss. I have to regret the loss of many brave and good officers and men. It will be hard to supply thei
d of the twenty-first of July, 1861. The Second brigade, under the command of Colonel Bradley Johnson, was thrown forward to Groveton; the Third brigade, Colonel Taliaferro, to Sudley Mills, and the First and Fourth held about half a mile beyond the intersection of the turnpike with the Aldie road. battle of Manassas, Augusearly perpendicular to the brigade, which was then at the bottom of the hill, and in the same field. We marched forward at a double-quick to the support of General Taliaferro's division, which we found engaging a force of the enemy concealed in a cornfield. We fired several rounds, when the enemy broke and fled. We pursued them about three quarters of a mile, taking about thirty prisoners, including two commissioned officers, when we were halted by command of General Taliaferro, and marched to a point on the Culpeper road, where we joined the brigade, and bivouacked for the night. The regiment sustained a loss of one man killed and one wounded in this
egiment, and, fearing that the enemy might follow through the same interval with a fresh column, I sent to General D. H. Hill for reinforcements, and he sent two brigades forward. Before, however, they arrived, Brigadier-General Paxton, of General Taliaferro's division, had filled the interval left open by the falling back of this brigade, by promptly moving his own brigade into it. I then sent Lawton's brigade to the rear to replenish its ammunition. Being posted at first in the second line, me, and Walker, Hoke, and Hays, with their brigades, remained during the night in the same positions in which they were at the close of the fight. During the night, I received an order, through Lieutenant Smith, aid-de-camp, directing that General Taliaferro would relieve General A. P. Hill's division on the front line, beginning on the left and relieving to the extent of his troops, and that I would supply the deficiency. I was already occupying the front line with three brigades. Early ne
once, and throw it on Morris Island. I will see him. Thomas Jordan, Chief of Staff. Charleston, S. C., July 19, 1863--2 P. M. Brigadier-General W. B. Taliaferro, Morris Island: Detailed telegram of events at Battery Wagner wanted from General Taliaferro. Reinforcements on way to push advantage, if possible. Thomas Jordan, Chief of Staff. Charleston, S. C., July 19, 1863. Brigadier-General R. S. Ripley, Fort Sumter: What has Harrison's regiment effected? Troops thrown on Morris Islana, Georgia, and Florida, Charleston, S. C., July 24, 1863. Lieutenant-Colonel D. B. Harris, Chief Engineer, Morris Island: Colonel: Examine condition for resistance of Battery Wagner and report in person, as soon as possible. Explain to General Taliaferro that he must fight the fleet with sand; that the battery originally was only meant to defend against land approach. The battery must be held as long as possible — even twenty-four hours are important. Respectfully, &c., G. T. Beauregar
move on Manassas Junction; and, under command of Stuart, a small force moved northward through the woods. At mid-night it arrived within half a mile of the Junction. The Federal force greeted it with artillery fire, but when the Confederates charged at the sound of the bugle the gunners abandoned the batteries to the assaulters. Some three hundred of the small Federal garrison were captured, with the immense stores that filled the warehouses to overflowing. The next morning Hill's and Taliaferro's divisions arrived to hold the position. The half-starved troops were now in possession of all that was needed to make them an effective force. Jackson was now in position to control the movements of the Federal army under Pope. Lee was completely thwarted in his purpose of attacking Pope before his reenforcements arrived. But he was not idle. He sent the dauntless cavalry leader, J. E. B. Stuart, to make a raid around the Union army. Stuart did this effectively, and this was th
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