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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3. 150 0 Browse Search
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative 30 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 28 0 Browse Search
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The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 2: Two Years of Grim War. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 12 0 Browse Search
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General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter25: invasion of Pennsylvania. (search)
pherdstown, the column through Williamsport to march through Hagerstown and Chambersburg towards Harrisburg, collecting produce and supplies for the army, Imboden's cavalry on its left flank. The eastern column was to march through Sharpsburg, Emmitsburg, and Gettysburg towards the bridge over the Susquehanna River at Wrightsville, Jenkins's cavalry brigade working with the two columns. The Third Corps, passing behind the Blue Ridge, was to cross at Shepherdstown and follow the march of the eaburg, but had halted at Hancock. On the 28th, General Lee issued orders for the march upon Harrisburg. General Ewell had marched his main column through Chambersburg to Carlisle. His column, intending to move east of the mountains through Emmitsburg and Gettysburg, had marched parallel to the main column as far as Greenwood, when orders were renewed for it to march east through Gettysburg. General Early, commanding, ordered Gordon's brigade and a detachment of cavalry through Gettysburg;
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 26: Gettysburg-First day. (search)
ty-two miles. Third Corps, Bridgeport, twelve miles. Fifth Corps, Union Mills, fifteen miles. Sixth Corps, Manchester, twenty-two miles. Eleventh Corps, Emmitsburg, twelve miles. Twelfth Corps, Littletown, nine miles. Kilpatrick's cavalry, Hanover, thirteen miles. Gregg's cavalry, Manchester, twenty-two miles. Bufoe Union army: the First Corps on Marsh Run, the Second at Uniontown, the Third at Bridgeport, the Fifth at Union Mills, the Sixth at Manchester, the Eleventh at Emmitsburg, the Twelfth at Littlestown, Fitzpatrick's cavalry at Hanover, Buford's at Gettysburg (except one brigade, detached, guarding his trains). General Meade's Headquld not make aggressive battle in the enemy's country. After the survey and in consideration of his plans,--noting movements of detachments of the enemy on the Emmitsburg road, the relative positions for manoeuvre, the lofty perch of the enemy, the rocky slopes from it, all marking the position clearly defensive,--said, We could
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 27: Gettysburg-Second day. (search)
with no field for artillery, and very rough for advance of infantry. As soon as he passed the Emmitsburg road, he sent to report of the great advantage of moving on by his right around to the enemy'sn proposed the day before and rejected; that General Lee's orders were to guide my left by the Emmitsburg road. In our immediate front were the divisions of the Third Corps under Generals Humphreyivisions,--four to the division. One of G. T. Anderson's regiments was put on picket down the Emmitsburg road. General Hood appealed again and again for the move to the right, but, to give more crough the night and all night — to make the battle alone. The point of battle was east of the Emmitsburg road; to find it, it was necessary to cross that road, but General Sickles was moving part of nder Newton, Howard, and Slocum; then the balance of the Third coming in on our rear along the Emmitsburg road,--making sixty thousand men and more. There was reason to be proud of the prowess of the
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter28: Gettysburg-Third day. (search)
ce. Colonel Black had reported with a hundred of the First South Carolina Cavalry, not all mounted, and a battery of horse artillery, and was put across the Emmitsburg road, supported by infantry, in front of Merritt's brigade of cavalry. When satisfied that the work of preparation was all that it could be with the means aof the battle. They made some further demonstrations, but they were of little effect. Merritt's brigade of cavalry was in rear of my right, threatening on the Emmitsburg road. Farnsworth's brigade took position between Merritt's and close on my right rear. Infantry regiments and batteries were broken off from my front line an second day of the battle of Gettysburg, and filed off the left corps of my army behind the right corps, in the direction of Washington and Baltimore, along the Emmitsburg road, the Confederates would to-day be a free people. Eclectic Magazine, May, 1872. It should be stated that kindest relations were maintained between Gene
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., The Confederate cavalry in the Gettysburg campaign. (search)
d the avoidance of turnpikes on account of the difficulty and delay of shoeing horses) could be complied with, carried my command to Martinsburg; at which place, and not in the gaps of the mountatins, as Colonel Mosby insinuates, a courier from General Lee met me. My command was hurried from there to Chambersburg, and thence by forced march, on the night of July 2d, to Cashtown, where it arrived at about 10 A. M. on July 3d. Ascertaining at Cashtown that General Pleasonton was moving from Emmitsburg directly on the baggage and ammunition trains of General Lee's army, which were exposed to his attack without defense of any kind, I pressed forward with my command and intercepted the advance of General Pleasonton, under the command of Major Samuel H. Starr. A severe and gallant fight was made at Fairfield, in which Major Starr of the 6th United States Regular Cavalry was wounded and captured with a large portion of his staff, while his regiment was severely damaged. Adjutant John Allan
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., The first day at Gettysburg. (search)
ck near Rock Creek. On the night of June 30th Meade's headquarters and the Artillery Reserve were at Taneytown; the First Corps at Marsh Run, the Eleventh at Emmitsburg, Third at Bridgeport, Twelfth at Littlestown, Second at Uniontown, Fifth at Union Mills, Sixth and Gregg's cavalry at Manchester, Kilpatrick's at Hanover. A gly. From a photograph. Chambersburg to Carlisle, he ordered, for the next day's moves, the First and Eleventh corps to Gettysburg, under Reynolds, the Third to Emmitsburg, the Second to Taneytown, the Fifth to Hanover, and the Twelfth to Two Taverns, directing Slocum to take command of the Fifth in addition to his own. The Sixth as a rallying-point. By 1 o'clock, when this corps was arriving, Buford had reported Ewell's approach by the Heidlersburg road, and Howard called on Sickles at Emmitsburg and Slocum at Two Taverns for aid, to which both these officers promptly responded. It was now no longer a question of prolonging Doubleday's line, but of prot
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., Hancock and Howard in the first day's fight. (search)
ttysburg, covering the rear of the retreating corps. The Third Corps had not yet arrived from Emmitsburg. Orders were at once given to establish a line of battle on Cemetery Hill, with skirmishers oed the command to him. The head of the Third Corps appeared in sight shortly afterward, on the Emmitsburg road. About dark I started for the headquarters of the army, still at Taneytown, thirteen meynolds, commanding First Corps, to meet him at his headquarters [at Marsh Run, midway between Emmitsburg and Gettysburg]. He then showed me the orders from your headquarters placing him in command ofd I consulted together, comparing notes and information until a late hour. I then returned to Emmitsburg. A circular from your headquarters, of June 30th, required corps commanders to hold their comes forward my dispatch to General Meade. General Sickles was at that time, about 1 P. M., near Emmitsburg, and General Slocum reported to be near Two Taverns, distant between four and five miles from
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., chapter 4.42 (search)
hich the road continues for 700 yards to the Emmitsburg road along Devil's Den ridge, which slopes oth to Plum Branch. From Ziegler's Grove the Emmitsburg road runs diagonally across the interval bets cavalry, except Merritt's brigade (then at Emmitsburg), was near Round Top, from which point it wasylvania of Weed's brigade [see p. 315]. The Emmitsburg road passes the Peach Orchard, Rogers's, andline extended upon the high ground along the Emmitsburg road, with a steep ridge [Cemetery] in rear,il's Den to the Peach Orchard, and along the Emmitsburg road, Ward's brigade on the left, Graham's as's division was on Graham's right, near the Emmitsburg road, Carr's brigade in the front line, aboue extreme Confederate right and crossing the Emmitsburg road. Hood had been ordered, keeping his leeneral Lee's orders were to attack along the Emmitsburg road. Again Hood sent his message and receile's brigade and drove it back nearly to the Emmitsburg road,when he was himself repulsed by a heavy[6 more...]
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., chapter 4.47 (search)
il it uncovered McLaws, and soon reached the Emmitsburg road in front of Round Top. Here our line ofrn's house, half a mile down the road toward Emmitsburg. It was now past 4 o'clock in the afternome [Federal] left; it has been moving toward Emmitsburg. It will thus be seen that the movement, inhe rear of Round Top in the direction of the Emmitsburg road. These on being captured proved to be ion extended from the Peach Orchard near the Emmitsburg road, on its left, to the Wheat-field north und Top westward toward Kern's house, on the Emmitsburg road. Reilly's and Bachman's batteries werein position midway between Round Top and the Emmitsburg road, with skirmishers extending from its lertillery. Hart's guns were stationed on the Emmitsburg road, and the cavalry extended the right flae on its end and doubled it up as far as the Emmitsburg road. This reduced Dead Confederate Sharp the evening of the 2d to the ridge near the Emmitsburg road, from which it had advanced to the atta[3 more...]
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., Kershaw's brigade at Gettysburg. (search)
il noon, or an hour after. This position commanded a view of the Emmitsburg road about Kern's house, and during the morning a large body of tartillery, and extended from that point toward our left along the Emmitsburg road. The intervening ground was occupied by open fields, inters cover of my skirmishers, who engaged those of the enemy near the Emmitsburg road. In the meantime I examined the position of the Federals wil and Sickles's position at the Peach Orchard, viewed from the Emmitsburg road, looking South. This and the other outline sketches were Longstreet accompanied me in this advance on foot, as far as the Emmitsburg road. All the field and staff officers were dismounted on account of the many obstacles in the way. When we were about the Emmitsburg road, I heard Barksdale's drums beat the assembly, and knew then that I The Peach Orchard, viewed from Longstreet's extreme right on the Emmitsburg road. in rear of the Peach Orchard. The 2d and 8th South Caroli
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