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William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 942 140 Browse Search
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Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 2: the battle of Bull Run (July, 1861) (search)
e words if practicable are always of such doubtful interpretation that they should be excluded from all important orders. They leave matters in doubt. Every order should be distinctly either the one thing or the other. Lee used the phrase at Gettysburg, in ordering Ewell to press a routed enemy, and lost his victory by it. It is notable, too, that this order not only failed to urge haste, but, by injunctions concerning sick and baggage by rail, implied that time would permit, which it did essive caution which here characterized the conduct of both our generals and of the President. Similar instances may be found in the stories of many battles. Magruder had already illustrated it at Big Bethel. Meade afterward did likewise at Gettysburg, and, even in our most recent war, the siege of Santiago narrowly escaped being terminated by a retreat. The capture of the Spanish fleet at Manila was delayed by a suspension for breakfast, and for an unnecessary inventory of ammunition. All
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 3: fall and winter of 1861 (search)
62, followed in McDowell's footsteps along the railroad from Alexandria, and was defeated upon nearly the same ground which had witnessed McDowell's defeat. Fourth. Burnside took the railroad via Fredericksburg, and in December, 1862, met a bloody repulse at that point and gave up his campaign. Fifth. Hooker also took the Fredericksburg route, but was attacked at Chancellorsville so severely that he also gave up his campaign early in May, 1863. Sixth. Meade, after repulsing Lee at Gettysburg in July, 1863, in November essayed an advance from Alexandria upon Lee's right flank at Mine Run, about halfway between the two railroad lines. He found Lee so strongly intrenched that he withdrew without attacking. Seventh. On May 4, 1864, Grant, with the largest force yet assembled, set out from Alexandria on a line between Meade's Mine Run and Hooker's Spottsylvania routes. Lee attacked his columns in the Wilderness. The battle thus joined raged for over 11 months, and only ended
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 15: Chancellorsville (search)
fantry, he might have rewarded Stuart on the spot by promoting him to the now vacant command of Jackson's corps. Ewell, who did succeed Jackson, was always loved and admired, but he was not always equal to his opportunities, as we shall see at Gettysburg. Stuart's qualities were just what were needed, for he was young, he was not maimed, and he had boldness, persistence, and magnetism in very high degree. Lee once said that he would have won Gettysburg, had he had Jackson with him. Who so worGettysburg, had he had Jackson with him. Who so worthy to succeed Jackson as the man who had successfully replaced him on his last and greatest field? Confederate casualties COMMANDSKILLEDWOUNDEDMISSINGTOTALSTREN. S. C. Kershaw's Brig.12902104 Miss. Barksdale's Brig.43208341592 Ga. Semmes's Brig.8549226603 Ga. Wofford's Brig.744799562 Cabell's Battn. A521228 McLaws's Div.2191,2903801,8898,800 Ala. Wilcox's Brig.7237291535 Va. Mahone's Brig.2413497255 Miss. Posey's Brig.4118465290 Ga. Wright's Brig.25271296 Fla. Perry's Br
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 16: Gettysburg: the first day (search)
scout. orders. chance encounter. Hill to Gettysburg. Meade's movement. Reynolds to Gettysburg.Gettysburg. battle Opens. Archer captured. Rodes Arrives. Early Arrives. Lee orders pursuit. Ewell stops on with the system. And the fine service at Gettysburg by the Federal reserve of 110 guns, under Hu followed the direct road, via Littletown to Gettysburg, only about 16 miles away, it could have occed some strong position between Cashtown and Gettysburg, and the onus of attack would have been uponved a despatch from Lee that the army was at Gettysburg [about 30 miles south] and had been engaged Heth heard that shoes could be purchased in Gettysburg, and, with Hill's permission, authorized Pet of collision was his hearing Hill's guns at Gettysburg. He was much disturbed by it, not wishing t report, as follows: At 3 P. M. I arrived at Gettysburg and assumed the command. At this time the 1witnessed the flight of the Federals through Gettysburg and up the hills beyond. He then directed m[27 more...]
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 17: Gettysburg: second day (search)
Chapter 17: Gettysburg: second day The situation. Lee decides to attack. the attack to be on our right. Longstreet's flank march. Sickles's advance. Meade foresees Sickles's defeat. progressive type of battle. Hood proposes flank movement. formation and opening. Hood's front line. fight on little Round Top. Hood's second line. McLaws badly needed. Kershaw and Semmes. artillery fighting. Barksdale and Wofford. Anderson's division. Wilcox's brigade. Wilcox asks help. ts of the 13 brigades which had been driven back. About 75 guns were in action supporting this huge force. To this day there survive stories showing how the Confederates were impressed by this tremendous display. One, still told by guides at Gettysburg, is that a cry was heard in the Confederate ranks, Have we got all creation to whip? And another of the time was that the Federal commander was heard to give his orders: Attention, Universe! Nations into line! By Kingdom! —Right wheel. Fo
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 18: Gettysburg: third day (search)
Chapter 18: Gettysburg: third day The plan of the day. Johnson Reenforced. Johnson's bstablish guns at close ranges. As long as Gettysburg stands and the contour of its hills remains ng Gregg's division about two miles east of Gettysburg. Once through our skirmish line, Kilpatrickand next 5000 Federal prisoners brought from Gettysburg. These were safely escorted on to Staunton icates easy acquiescence in our retreat from Gettysburg. While the 6th corps followed us to the victached hereto. Confederate casualties. Gettysburg. Approximate by brigades COMMANDSKILLEDWOUN291,2693751,873 Confederate casualties. Gettysburg. Approximate by brigades COMMANDSKILLEDWOUN4,4071,4916,735 Confederate casualties. Gettysburg. Approximate by brigades COMMANDSKILLEDWOUN90318,7355,42528,063 Federal casualties. Gettysburg by divisions COMMANDSKILLEDWOUNDEDMISSINGTOrps3651,6112112,187 Federal casualties. Gettysburg by divisions COMMANDSKILLEDWOUNDEDMISSINGTO[2 more...]
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 19: battle of Chickamauga (search)
Chapter 19: battle of Chickamauga Position of the Confederacy after Gettysburg and Vicksburg. Reenforcements of Bragg. the armies before the battle of Chickamauga. the order of battle. ve supplies by rail, Lee's army now recuperated rapidly from its exhaustion by the campaign of Gettysburg. There remained nearly five months of open weather before winter. The prospects of the Confederacy had been sadly altered by our failures at Gettysburg and Vicksburg. Grant would now be able to bring against us in Ga. Rosecrans reenforced by the army which had taken Vicksburg. To remain idss than was expended at Stone River, and is less than one-fourth of the Federal expenditure at Gettysburg. On the morning of the 21st the army under Thomas was in position on Missionary Ridge, abou at night. Three of the brigades, Law, Benning, and Robertson, had suffered severely, both at Gettysburg and Chickamauga, and scarcely averaged 700 men each. These brigades were ordered to cross Loo
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 20: battle of the Wilderness (search)
e soon after nightfall. It was after midnight when they reached the ground where they were to form. Hancock's formation is interesting, but it failed from an over-concentration of force. Hancock's formation for charge, May 12, 1864 At Gettysburg, our formation for Pickett's charge (which was too light) was in two lines supported at a little distance by a part of a third. Upton's charge, on the 10th, was in four lines, and was at first successful, but was finally repulsed. Hancock seeied his vain stratagem of placing Hancock as a lure at Milford, but, with his aid, have endeavored to anticipate us at Hanover Junction. So I think this raid should be classed as a blunder, like Pleasonton's at Chancellorsville and Stuart's at Gettysburg. Our most serious loss in connection with it had been the death of our brilliant cavalry leader, Maj.-Gen. J. E. B. Stuart, who was killed at Yellow Tavern, near Richmond, on May 11. As before said, I have always believed that Lee should have
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 21: the movement against Petersburg (search)
of the best character, with some guns of position mounted and all the forest in front cleared away to give range to the artillery. This, then, was really the nearest approach to a crisis which occurred during the war, as will more fully appear as we follow the details. Instead of success elsewhere, Grant here escaped a second defeat more bloody and more overwhelming than any preceding. Thus the last, and perhaps the best, chances of Confederate success were not lost in the repulse at Gettysburg, nor in any combat of arms. They were lost during three days of lying in camp, believing that Grant was hemmed in by the broad part of the James below City Point, and had nowhere to go but to come and attack us. The entire credit for the strategy belongs, I believe, to Grant, though possibly it may be shared by Meade's chief of staff, Humphreys, whose modest narrative makes no reference to the subject. On Saturday, June 11, the 5th corps was moved down the Chickahominy, about 10 miles
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 23: the fall of 1864 (search)
cise them as frankly and freely as he himself would have done had he lived to write his own memoirs. No more intimate idea can be gained of his personal character than can be had from the study of his attitude upon such occasions. Knowing how quickly and clearly he must have recognized mistakes after making them, and how keenly he must have felt them, one can appreciate the greatness of mind with which he always assumed the entire responsibility; either frankly saying to his men, as at Gettysburg, It is all my fault, or, as at the Crossing of the James, passing over whatever had happened in silence, without any attempt to impute blame elsewhere, or any apology, excuse, or even a spoken regret. This was equally the case when the fault was altogether that of others, as his official reports amply testify. The same mental poise which inspired the unparalleled audacity of his campaigns gave him the strength to bear, and to bear alone and unflinching, even through the closing scenes