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rom the centre of the town through our left centre; to the right of this is the enceinte called Marye's Hill. Hazel Creek runs between this latter position and Lee's Hill, which, from its altitude, was selected for Headquarters. The Richmond railway divided our left under Longstreet from our right under Jackson, the latter beefully screened his men, and although the Federal batteries covered this movement, their shot and shell did trifling damage; nor did our pieces on Marye's Hill, Lee's Hill, or Hill's position south of the railroad, give any token of resistance. The Federal advance, therefore, was quickly accomplished; but when the enemy came suffack in that quarter, and how easily they were driven pell-mell into the valley again, he retraced his steps and took his stand in full view of Marye's Hill. On Lee's Hill were several very large guns, recently made at Richmond, which maintained a furious roar all day, and seemed to be a favorite mark for the foe, who, from their
Heros von Borcke, Memoirs of the Confederate War for Independence, Chapter 15: (search)
idence and certain hope, in common with our whole army, to the great battle which, in all human probability, would be joined at an early hour of the following day. 12th December. At an early hour of the morning we were again assembled on Lee's Hill, viewing the plain beneath us, from which the fogs of the night were just rising, and where the rays of the newly-risen sun revealed many thousands of Yankees who had crossed from the Stafford side of the river since the previous afternoon. Thof painful anxiety and impatience, the generals slowly returned, and we reached our horses without accident. We were now soon joined by Stuart, and all, except Jackson, who parted with us to regain the troops under his command, rode back to Lee's Hill, from which a desultory cannonade was still kept up. Here we found that one of our 32-pounder Parrott guns had burst only a few moments before — a disaster which was fortunately not attended with loss of life, but which came very near proving f
Heros von Borcke, Memoirs of the Confederate War for Independence, Chapter 16: (search)
omentous conflict had indeed arrived. Our guest, Captain Phillips, believing that he should obtain a more extended and satisfactory view of the engagement from Lee's Hill than from the position of our cavalry on the right flank, made up his mind to separate himself from us for the day, and at an early hour we parted with this porn his own position on an eminence, within a few hundred yards of Hamilton's Crossing, which rose above the general elevation of the ridge in a similar manner to Lee's Hill on the left, and which has ever since borne the name of Jackson's Hill, from its having been rendered historical by the presence of the great warrior during theeartily upon having safely passed through the perils of the day, and who spoke with enthusiasm of the magnificent view of the battle which he had obtained from Lee's Hill. With a modest smile, Pelham returned to the Captain the bit of regimental ribbon he had worn as a talisman during the fight, its gay colours just a little bla
Heros von Borcke, Memoirs of the Confederate War for Independence, Chapter 17: (search)
about preparing for them whatever comforts our rough hospitality could afford. After about an hour's ride we reached Lee's Hill, where we found Captain Phillips again, whom I invited to join me in a little tour to Marye's Heights and the field in the shells which, fired too high, had exploded in his neighbourhood and induced his rapid retreat. On our return to Lee's Hill we found a great number of the generals assembled around our Commander-in-Chief, all extremely chagrined that the Federiming at the flying horseman, and ever closer and closer flew the unpleasant missiles about his ears, while we who from Lee's Hill were spectators of the unenviable position in which our guest was placed, were for some time seriously alarmed that we the surface, when a covering of logs, chalk, and mud closed the mouth of this vast and awful tomb. On my return to Lee's Hill I saw President Davis and Governor Letcher with our Commander. They had come from Richmond to congratulate him and the
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Chapter 18: battle of Fredericksburg. (search)
foot of it is a stone wall, behind which and next to the hill, the Telegraph Road runs. Above Marye's Hill on the east of the Plank Road are what are called, respectively, Cemetery, Stansbury's and Taylor's Hills, all overlooking the canal. In rear of these hills and overlooking and commanding them are higher eminences. On the east of Hazel Run and the Telegraph Road is quite a high hill farther back than Marye's Hill and overlooking it and nearly the whole ground, to which the name of Lee's Hill has been given, because it was the position generally occupied by General Lee during the battle. Burnside's army had taken position on and in rear of Stafford Heights, and the heights themselves, from Falmouth to a point very nearly opposite the mouth of the Massaponix, were covered with numerous batteries of heavy guns, while the nature of the ground was such as to afford easy access to the river by his troops. Longstreet's corps occupied the hills in rear of Fredericksburg to Hamilt
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Chapter 20: battle of Chancellorsville. (search)
abandoned. During the morning I rode to Lee's Hill for the purpose of observing the enemy's movthe 17th, the trenches on the front slope of Lee's Hill; and the 13th, the trenches further to the rand his company. The column sent against Lee's Hill did not succeed in carrying it by assault, bsing him. The greater portion of the guns on Lee's Hill were carried off, but some were lost becauseent one of my aides, Lieutenant Callaway, to Lee's Hill, to give notice to Generals Barksdale and Peenerals Barksdale and Pendleton, who were on Lee's Hill and who had just stated to him that they tho that flank, if the enemy should move around Lee's Hill up the left of Deep Run. Just before dark, s opening a heavy fire on it as it descended Lee's Hill. Barksdale's brigade, which had halted in tdisturbed my own headquarters on the left of Lee's Hill, which had been assumed at 12 at night afterwas moved back and placed in the trenches at Lee's Hill on Barksdale's right, and Smith's two regime[11 more...]
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Index. (search)
-25, 427, 429, 433, 435, 459 Lee, General R. E., 1. 5-7, 74, 76-77, 85, 88-90, 92, 104, 105, 114, 119, 125, 131-33, 139, 154-57, 160-61, 164, 169, 180, 181-83, 196-97, 200-201, 203, 211, 217-18, 220, 227-28, 282, 284, 288, 290, 297, 301, 303, 305, 307, 309-11, 313-14, 315, 317, 319-20, 322, 324, 326-27, 329, 332, 339-40, 343-44, 347-48, 351- 56, 358, 360-64, 370-71, 380, 382- 383, 385, 394, 403, 407, 411, 435, 453, 454-57, 459-61, 465-69, 473, 475 Lee, General, Wm. H. F., 184, 476 Lee's Hill, 169, 197-200, 204, 208-11, 219-21, 223-24, 231-33 Leesburg, 3, 43, 47, 134, 371, 394, 396 Leetown, 383, 384, 409, 410 Leitersburg, 281 Leroy, Lieutenant, 126 Letcher, Governor, 1, 380 Lewis, General, 397 Lewis House, 20, 29 Lewis, Lieutenant Colonel, 359 Lewis, Major, 124, 130 Lewis' Brigade, 384, 386 Lewisburg, 370, 377-79 Lexington, 327-29, 360. 374-75, 379- 380, 473-74, 476 Liberty, 374-76, 378 Liberty Mills, 92, 93, 102, 285 Lilly, General
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 10: Sharpsburg and Fredericksburg. (search)
left was fought principally by the artillery and the few thousand infantry in the sunken road-troops whose courage, steadiness, and endurance has been honorably mentioned. Were it possible to have scaled Marye's Hill no hostile force could have lived there, for a concentrated, converging fire from the heights in the rear which commanded it, and of which it was simply an outpost, would have swept it from its face. The battle of Fredericksburg was a grand sight as Lee witnessed it from Lee's Hill in the center of his lines, and Burnside through his field glass from a more secure position, two miles in the rear of the battlefield, with the river flowing between himself and his troops. The roar of over three hundred cannon — the Federals alone had three hundred and seventy-five in their army --formed an orchestra which had the city of Fredericksburg for audience, as well as both armies. Earth shook, red meteors flashed along the sky, And conscious Nature shuddered at the cry. A
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 22: battle of Fredericksburg. (search)
de in the sunken road in front of the 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, neaaph road, extending out from the town limits and up over the third, or Telegraph Hill, called, in its bloody baptismal, Lee's Hill. An unfinished railroad lies along the Telegraph road as far as the highlands. The Fredericksburg and Potomac Railrothree hundred and six guns, including two thirty-pound Parrotts of Richmond make. These were covered by epaulements on Lee's Hill. On the 1st of December the batteries of reserve artillery were relieved from the First Corps by those of the Washiembankments and ditches on both sides. The Federal troops of their left divisions were in full view of the heights (Lee's Hill) occupied by the Confederates; those of the right were concealed by the buildings of Fredericksburg and under the river
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 23: battle of Fredericksburg (continued). (search)
right and his left batteries replied with equal spirit and practice, though with unequal metal. The view of the battle of the enemy's left burst upon us at Lee's Hill, as the mist rolled away under the bright noonday sun. We noted the thin, pale smoke of infantry fire fading in the far away of their left, the heavy clouds ris of the fight. As the troops hurried forward from the streets of the city for the Telegraph road, they came at once under the fire of the long-range guns on Lee's Hill. The thirty-pound Parrotts were particularly effective in having the range and dropping their shells in the midst of the columns as they dashed forward. Frequll was not thought before the battle a very important element. We assumed that the formidable advance would be made against the troops of McLaws's division at Lee's Hill, to turn the position at the sunken road, dislodge my force stationed there, then to occupy the sunken road, and afterwards ascend to the plateau upon which the
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