Your search returned 101 results in 38 document sections:

1 2 3 4
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 1. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Diary of Robert E. Park, Macon, Georgia, late Captain Twelfth Alabama regiment, Confederate States army. (search)
hmond. Here we turned towards Louisa Courthouse. I marched about fifteen miles, when I got in an ambulance and rode the remainder of the day, a distance of about five miles. During the afternoon I suffered from a hot fever. We halted about twenty miles from Richmond and rested until next day. This was one of the very few sick days I have had in three years. * * * * June 15th Feeling a good deal better, I marched with my company to-day. We passed Louisa Courthouse, and halted near Trevillian's depot, seven miles from Gordonsville. On our route we passed the late cavalry battle-field, where Generals Hampton, Butler and Fitzhugh Lee, defeated Yankee General Sheridan, et al. A great many dead and swollen horses were on the ground, and graves of slain soldiers were quite numerous. The fight was wamly contested. * * * * * * * * * June 17th Rhodes' division passed through towards Lynchburg on foot, several regiments of Gordon's and Ramseur's divisions rode on the cars. L
n, Kautz, Wilson, and the later cavalry leaders on the Federal side, when, Stuart having fallen, Hampton commanded the whole Virginia cavalry; the hot fights at Trevillian's, at Reanis, at Bellfield, in a hundred places, when, in those expiring hours of the great conflict, a species of fury seemed to possess both combatants, and Dy the commander, but the sabreur too. Thousands will remember how his gallant figure led the charging column at Frederick City, at Upperville, at Gettysburg, at Trevillian's, and in a hundred other fights. Nothing more superb could be imagined than Hampton at such moments. There was no flurry in the man-but determined resolutioning up from that moment all further attempt to enter Richmond. Then came the long, hard, desperate fighting of the whole year 1864, and the spring of 1865. At Trevillian's, Sheridan was driven back and Charlottesville saved; on the Weldon railroad the Federal cavalry, under Kautz and Wilson, was nearly cut to pieces, and broke i
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Chapter 37: pursuit of Hunter. (search)
han regiments. On the morning of the 13th, at two o'clock, we commenced the march; and on the 16th, arrived at Rivanna River near Charlottesville, having marched over eighty miles in four days. On the 15th we passed over the ground, near Trevillian's depot, on which Hampton and Sheridan had fought on the 11th and 12th. Hampton had defeated Sheridan and was then in pursuit of him. Grant, in his report, says that on the 11th Sheridan drove our cavalry from the field, in complete rout, and, He had only fought the battle of Piedmont with a part of his force, and not a very severe one, as Jones' force was a small one and composed mostly of cavalry. Crook's column, not being there, was not engaged. Had Sheridan defeated Hampton at Trevillian's, he would have reached Lynchburg after destroying the railroad on the way, and I could not have reached there in time to do any good. But Hampton defeated Sheridan and the latter saw infantry too strong to successfully assault. Had Hunter m
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Index. (search)
47, 50 Thornton's Gap, 284, 285 Thoroughfare Gap, 114, 125 Three Springs, 134 Three Top Mountain, 407 Todd's Tavern, 352 Tom's Brook, 436 Toombs, General, 81 Torbert, General (U. S. A.), 408, 417, 433, 434 Tottopotomoy, 362 Trans-Mississippi Department, 52, 468 Treasury Department, 476 Trimble, General, 78, 79, 82, 106, 115, 119, 120-21, 123, 125, 129, 131, 136, 139, 141, 143, 152, 158, 162, 171, 176, 185, 188, 191, 212, 236 Tunis, Lieutenant, 197, 198 Tunker Church, 403 Trevillian's, 379 Tyler, Colonel, 49 Tyler's Division (U. S. A.), 10, 31, 32, 35, 39, 49 Union Mills, 5, 6, 12, 13, 15, 31, 50 University of Virginia, 474 Upper Valley, 369 Valley District, 51 Valley of Virginia, 285, 326-27, 333, 366, 370-71, 380-83, 391, 393-94, 396, 398, 401, 413-17, 424, 429, 435-37, 452-53, 456-58-59-60- 461, 466, 468 Valley Pike, 240-243, 284-85, 334, 367-68-69, 390, 397, 406, 414, 420, 430-433, 435, 436, 439, 441- 446, 453 Van Dorn, General, 50, 51, 52 Vaughan, Gener
J. B. Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary, chapter 27 (search)
at failure to fight, or failure to win, will consign him to the same disgrace of all his predecessors who have hitherto commanded the Army of the Potomac. It is certain that a column of Federal cavalry, yesterday, cut the Central Railroad at Trevillian's depot, which prevents communication with Gordonsville, if we should desire to send heavy stores thither. And some suppose Lee is manoeuvring to get in the rear of Hooker, which would place the enemy between him and Richmond! He could then ceyes are magnificent, and his mind is in the meridian of intellectual vigor. There has been some commotion in the city this afternoon and evening, but no painful alarm, produced by intelligence that the enemy's cavalry, that cut the road at Trevillian's depot, had reached Ashland and destroyed the depot. Subsequent rumors brought them within eight miles of the city; and we have no force of any consequence here. The account was brought from Ashland by a Mr. Davis, who killed his horse in r
vision camped about three miles northwest of Trevillian, at a place called Green Spring Valley, and Louisa Court House, some six miles east of Trevillian. Learning that I was at Carpenter's ford, Hion toward Clayton's store, on the road from Trevillian to Carpenter's ford, intending to attack me cades in dense timber about three miles from Trevillian. Meanwhile Custer's brigade had been sent fs division, which had followed Custer toward Trevillian, attacked him on the other. There then ensuot rally till they got some distance west of Trevillian, while, in the meantime, Gregg had driven Fiirk to the White House. About a mile beyond Trevillian the Gordonsville road forks — the left fork gagement, like that of the day before around Trevillian, was mostly fought dismounted by both sides,onfederate wounded in my hands, were left at Trevillian in hospitals, under charge of one of our surwith my pontoon-boats. In returning from Trevillian, as the most of our wounded were hauled in o
roads his discomfiture results of his raid Remounts movement to the North side of the James deceiving Lee my isolated position estimate of Hancock success of the cavalry their constant duties. While I was absent on the expedition to Trevillian, the movement of the Army of the Potomac across the James River was effected, and Wilson, whom I had left behind for the purpose, was engaged in the duty of covering its front and rear. Late on the night of June 12 he, with Chapman's brigade, n the 14th, by way of Long Bridge, as the rear of the Army of the Potomac passed the Chickahominy. In the performance of this duty Wilson did not have to fight any engagement of magnitude, for the bulk of the enemy's cavalry had followed me to Trevillian. During the 15th and 16th Wilson drew his troops in toward the James River, and next day crossed it on the pontoon-bridge and camped on the Blackwater, near Mt. Sinai Church. Here we remained till the 22d of June--the same day I reached the W
ed to major-generalcy, 268; proposes to go into winter quarters, 270; movement forbidden by Grant, 270; delays in 1865, 392, 411; observations on military character, 274; slowness of, 279, 365,411; breaking up of army of, 365, delays in action embarrassing to Grant, 391, 393. Tilghman, General Lloyd, retreats from Paducah, i., 12, capture of, at Fort: Henry, 30; death at Champion's hill, 271. Tom's brook, battle of, III., 86. Torbert, General A. T. A., in Sheridan's expedition to Trevillian, II., 393, 394; at battle of Winchester, III., 30; at battle of Fisher's hill, 31; sent to Newmarket, 32; at Tom's brook, 86, 87; at battle of Cedar creek, 90. Trevillian station, battle of, II., 393. Tuttle, General James M. at Jackson, i., 248; assault on Vicksburg, 311; siege of Vicksburg 345. Trade with enemy inimical to success in war, i., 409-411. Unanimity of North, as well as South, i., 4. United States, growth of, i., 1. Upton, General, Emory, at Spottsylvania, I
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 13. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 8 (search)
—I had seen a regiment overpowered. It was the first and only time our division had ever lost its artillery or transportation—once or twice a single gun or caisson had been taken when the horses had been killed, once or twice a wagon or ambulance had been abandoned for like reason, but this was a clean sweep. The enemy captured nearly everything we had on wheels, all the trophies we had accumulated during the past two years. (Custer got back many things I had captured when my regiment at Trevillian's captured his headquarter wagon and all of his papers, trunk, &c., &c., together with the four caissons belonging to Pennington's battery). No report was called for by Rosser from my command, and General Early's report clearly shows that Rosser did not report to him the extent of his disaster. In a recent publication, already alluded to, from Rosser's pen, he puts the blame of his want of judgment upon General Early (who happened, as shown, to be twenty-five miles away), and attributes h
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The campaign from the Wilderness to Petersburg—Address of Colonel C. S Venable (formerly of General R. E. Lee's staff), of the University of Virginia, before the Virginia division f the Army of Northern Virginia, at their annual meeting, held in the Virginia State Capitol, at Richmond, Thursday , October 30th, 1873. (search)
sked permission to bury his dead. By that time his wounded, who had lain so long under the summer's sun, were now counted with the dying, and the dying with the dead. General Grant lay in his lines until the night of the 12th of June. The notice here of his resolution to fight it out on this line if it takes all summer seeming now to be sicklied o'er by the pale cast of thought. On that day Sheridan was defeated by Hampton, whose force consisted of his own and Fitz. Lee's divisions, at Trevillian's depot. The main object of Sheridan's march towards Gordonsville was to make a junction with Hunter's and Crook's united corps, and bring it down to Grant's army. This operation being rendered impossible by Sheridan's defeat, on the night of the 12th of June, the Federal army began its march to the south side of the James. General Grant had at first been of the opinion that the south side of the James was the best position for attack, and doubtless his north side experience had made t
1 2 3 4