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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore) 4 0 Browse Search
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox 2 0 Browse Search
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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 2 0 Browse Search
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General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 22: battle of Fredericksburg. (search)
he Marye mansion, the others extending across the Telegraph road through the wood of Lee's Hill. As the other divisions of the corps came up they were posted, R. H. Anderson on Taylor's Hill; Ransom in reserve, near corps Headquarters; Pickett in the wood, in rear of McLaws's right; Hood at Hamilton's Crossing. The Federal Grand Divisions under Franklin and Hooker marched on the 18th of November, and on the 19th pitched their camps, the former at Stafford Court-House, and the latter at Hartwood, each about ten miles from Falmouth. A mile and a half above Fredericksburg the Rappahannock cuts through a range of hills, which courses on the north side in a southeasterly direction, nearly parallel, and close to its margin. This range (Stafford Heights) was occupied by the enemy for his batteries of position, one hundred and forty-seven siege guns and long-range field batteries. These heights not only command those of the west, but the entire field and flats opened by the spreading o
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Civil War in the United States. (search)
nt Episcopal Church of the Confederate States of America met at Augusta, Ga.—25. Confederate raid into Poolesville, Md. A body of 4,000 Confederates attacked Newbern, but were forced to retreat in disorder.—27. Nearly all the political prisoners released from forts and government prisons. Confederates defeated near Frankfort, Va.—28. General Grant's army marched towards Holly Springs, Miss. Confederates crossed the Potomac and captured nearly two companies of Pennsylvania cavalry near Hartwood.—29. General Stahl fights and routs a Confederate force near Berryville. —Dec. 2. King George Court-House, Va., captured by National cavalry. Expedition went out from Suffolk, Va., and recaptured a Pittsburg battery.—4. General Banks and a part of his expedition sailed from New York for New Orleans.—5. Skirmish near Coffeeville, Miss.—6. Confederates repulsed at Cane Hill, Ark.— 7. California steamer Ariel captured by the Alabama.—9. Concordia, on the Mississippi, burned by
anklin and Hooker, together with the cavalry, started on the sixteenth. General Sumner's advance reached Falmouth on the seventeenth. General Franklin concentrated his command at Stafford Court-House, and General Hooker his in the vicinity of Hartwood. The cavalry was ill the rear and covering the fords of the Rappahannock. The plan submitted by me on the ninth of November will explain fully the reasons for these movements. It contemplated, however, the prompt starting of pontoons from Was Spaulding has been delayed in obtaining harness, teamsters, etc., for two hundred and seventy new horses. He expects to start tonight. D. P. Woodbury, Brigadier-General, Volunteers. On the nineteenth General Hooker's grand division was at Hartwood, and a portion of the cavalry occupied positions above him, opposite the fords, where they could cross upon the receipt of the necessary orders. It was my intention, and I so informed General Halleck, to cross some of the cavalry, and, possib
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book VI:—Virginia. (search)
nless he had taken possession of Marye's Heights at the same time, and had the means of defending them against Lee, who would not fail to come over at once and dispute their occupancy. Without bridges he could not, in the middle of winter, place at his back a river subject to sudden freshets, and he had to wait for the remainder of the army, which had started on the 16th. Burnside, with Franklin's grand division, arrived at Falmouth on the 19th. Hooker's troops had reached the village of Hartwood on the same day; and the latter general asked permission of his chief to cross the Rappahannock above Fredericksburg, to bear to the north-west and occupy Marye's Heights. With a bridge equipage this operation would have been safe and easy, but the circumstances which had already detained Sumner at Falmouth rendered it very dangerous at a time when Lee was already approaching Fredericksburg, and a copious rain, submerging all the fords, interposed a formidable barrier before the Federal a