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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)
Casualties. Bull Run, July 21, 1861 Confederate brigadeskilledwoundedmissingtotal army of Potomac Bonham (5 regiments)106676 Ewell (3 regiments)32326 Jones (3 regiments)135770 Longstreet (4 regiments)21214 Cocke (3 2/2,regiments)23792104 Early (4 regiments)201176143 Evans (6 Co's. )838248 Hampton (6 Co's. )191002121 total9849212602 army of Shenandoah Jackson (5 Reg'ts)119442561 Bartow (2 regiments)60303363 Bee (2 1/5 regiments)722601333 Elzey (3 regiments)81826 6th N. C. (1 regiments)235073 total282107311356 total3801565131958 Federal. 1st division. Tyler KILLEDWOUNDEDMISSINGTOTAL Keyes1950154223 Schenck19151650 Sherman20208253481 Richardsonnotengaged. Total58273423754 2D division. Hunter Porter84148245477 Burnside408861189 Total124236306666 3D division. Heintzelman Franklin7119726294 Wilcox71172186429 Howard50115180345 Total1924843921068 5TH division. Miles Blenker61694116 Davies1214 Total71895120 Aggregate481101112162708
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 5: Seven Pines or fair Oaks (search)
iven. Hill's battle in brief. losses. Reenforcements. reports. Wilcox's report. Couch's position. Johnston's battle. Whiting's advancelso he received two regiments, the 11th Ala. and the 19th Miss., of Wilcox's brigade. With this help the second line was carried. Four Federilliamsburg and Charles City roads. Longstreet at 3.30 P. M. placed Wilcox in charge of his own, Pryor's, and Colston's brigades, and ordered o follow and support Huger. Soon after this order was modified and Wilcox was ordered to precede Huger. But, having moved to the front, he w the firing which was heavy. And soon a fifth order came, of which Wilcox writes in his report: — Again orders were received in writing t road. It was at this time that the 11th Ala. and 19th Miss. of Wilcox's brigade were sent into the action, as has already been told. Latth Smith's instructions, four of Longstreet's brigades — Pickett's, Wilcox's, Pryor's, and Colston's — and two of Huger's, Mahone's and Armist<
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, chapter 8 (search)
g with bayonet and butt of gun. Randol's battery, over which it began, was taken and retaken several times. Once, when in possession of the 11th Ala. regiment of Wilcox's brigade, it was charged by McCall's Pa. Reserves, and after a desperate bayonet fight each side fell back to adjacent woods, leaving the guns deserted, but under fire from both sides. Wilcox's report gives illustrations of the character of the fighting:— Capt. W. C. Y. Parker had two successive encounters with Federal officers, both of whom he felled with his sword, and, beset by others of the enemy, he was severely wounded, having received two bayonet wounds in the breast and one indous effort was being made to turn the fortunes of the battle. The volume of fire that, approaching, rolled along the line, was terrific. Seeing some troops of Wilcox's brigade, with the assistance of Lt. Chamberlayne and other members of my staff, they were rapidly formed, and being directed to cheer long and loudly moved agai
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 11: second Manassas (search)
ntain by a cattle trail a short distance to the north, and Wilcox's division of three brigades was ordered to force a passagvision marched through the Gap, and was joined by Hood and Wilcox from their respective routes by the cattle trail and Hopewderates, for D. R. Jones's division of three brigades, and Wilcox's of three, were each deployed and held in observation of at right angles, to oppose a front to Porter's corps, and Wilcox's three brigades were held in reserve behind Jones. Nowigades were ordered to advance for the reconnoissance, and Wilcox's division was withdrawn from the rear of Jones, as a suppwere lost from his attack from looseness of organization. Wilcox's, Pryor's, and Featherstone's brigades had been called a division, and Wilcox ordered to command them as such. In the progress of the fighting, during the afternoon, Pryor's and Featherstone's brigades had become separated from Wilcox's, just when it was called for by Longstreet, and carried to assist
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 12: Boonsboro or South Mountain, and Harper's Ferry (search)
gested that Miles should cross the river and occupy Maryland Heights, where he Organization, army of Northern Virginia, Sept., 1862 CORPSDIVISIONSBRIGADESBRIGADES 1st Corps Longstreet'sMcLawsKershaw, Semmes, Cobb, Barksdale5 Anderson, R. H.Wilcox, Armistead, Mahone, Pryor, Featherstone, Wright4 Jones, D. R.Toombs, Drayton, Garnett, Kemper, Jenkins, Anderson, G. T.4 Walker, J. G.Walker, J. G. Ransom2 EvansEvans, Hood, Law3 Reserve ArtilleryWashington Artillery, Lee's Battalion10 Totalered condition of McLaws's command, he was now in great danger. His one chance of safety was in an early surrender of Harper's Ferry to afford him an outlet for escape. He acted promptly and with good judgment. Drawing the brigades of Kershaw, Wilcox, and Barksdale from the forces on South Mountain, with the remnants of Semmes, Cobb, and Mahone, he threw a line of battle across Pleasant Valley about a mile and a half below Crampton's Gap, with its left flank upon Elk Ridge, and its right upon
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 13: Sharpsburg or Antietam (search)
rts published of the division or any of its brigades or regiments, except the casualties. These, in the five brigades of Wilcox, Mahone, Pryor, Featherstone, and Wright, amounted to 1430 killed, wounded, and missing, —over one-third of the force englars. These troops felt of our line quite heavily, the pressure coming upon Evans's brigade and parts of the brigades of Wilcox, Featherstone, and Pryor of R. H. Anderson's division, and G. T. Anderson of D. R. Jones's division. D. H. Hill, himself, under Drayton, Garnett, Walker, and Kemper, and the fragments of earlier battles which could be rallied in the rear. Wilcox's division formed the right wing of the line of battle, and Rodman's the left; Cox's division gave Crook's brigade to supiv Kershaw1074556568 Semmes5627443373 Cobb76318452846 Barksdale352724311 Total27413195052098 R. H. Anderson's Div. Wilcox3418129244 Armistead529135 Mahone892127227 Pryor4828549382 Featherstone4523836319 Wright3219234258 Total172101727614
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 14: fall of 1862 (search)
s, but that we still had men armed with flintlocks is shown by the return of 13 picked up on the field after the battle of Fredericksburg. The organization, when completed, stood as follows, the strength being given from the returns of Nov. 20, 1862. Organization of army of Northern Va., Nov., 1862 1ST corps, Longstreet's DIVISIONBRIGADES and ARTILLERYPRESENT for duty McLaws'sKershaw's, Barksdale's, Cobb's, Semmes's, Cabell's Battalion Artillery, 4 Batteries, 18 Guns7,898 Anderson'sWilcox's, Mahone's, Featherstone's, Wright's, Perry's Unorganized Artillery, 4 Batteries, 18 Guns7,639 Pickett'sGarnett's, Kemper's, Armistead's, Jenkins's, Corse's Unorganized Artillery, 3 Batteries, 14 Guns7,567 Total23,104 1ST corps, Longstreet's (Continued) DIVISIONBRIGADES and ARTILLERYPRESENT for duty Hood'sTotal carried forward Law's, Robertson's, Anderson's, Benning's23,104 Unorganized Artillery, 3 Batteries, 14 Guns7,334 Walker's Ransom's, Cooke's, No Artillery3,855 Reserve Arti
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 15: Chancellorsville (search)
IONSSTRENGTHBRIGADESBATTS.guns Anderson's8,232Wilcox, Wright, Mahone, Posey, Perry418 McLaws's8,56 the afternoon of the 1st, had been recalled. Wilcox, at dawn on the 2d, had occupied the trenches.g the enemy's preparations. Soon afterward, Wilcox's brigade came to the scene from Banks Ford, w in observation on the 2d. At dawn on the 3d, Wilcox noted that the enemy's pickets on the north simen and two guns in observation at Banks Ford, Wilcox marched to Taylor's Hill. About 10 A. M., Gksdale's. Hays's brigade had been cut off with Wilcox, and these two brigades were in position to denk road before Sedgwick had made any advance. Wilcox then took position with four guns across the P single line of battle across the Plank road. Wilcox's brigade held the centre, with the 14th and 1 front. Kershaw's brigade was on the right of Wilcox, and Wofford on right of Kershaw; Semmes's briassumed the command, but credit is also due to Wilcox, who had delayed many times his number for sev[7 more...]
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 16: Gettysburg: the first day (search)
tt, Kemper, Armistead Hood7,720 Law, Robertson, Anderson, G. T. Benning Arty. Battns.1,000 Cabell, Dearing, Henry, Walton, Alexander2184 Totals21,231 11 Brigades, 5 Battns. Arty.2184 2D corps. Ewell Early6,943 Hays, Smith, Hoke, Gordon Johnson5,564 Stuart, Walker, Nichols, Jones Rodes8,454 Daniel, Doles, Iverson, Ramseur, O'Neal Arty. Battns.1,000 Jones, Latimer, Carter, Brown, Nelson2184 Totals21,961 13 Brigades, 5 Battns. Arty.2184 3D corps. A. P. Hill Anderson7,440Wilcox, Wright, Mahone, Perry, Posey Heth7,500Pettigrew, Brockenbrough, Archer, Davis Pender6,800Perrin, Lane, Thomas, Scales Arty. Battns.1,000Lane, Garnett, Poague, McIntosh, Pegram2080 Totals22,740 13 Brigades, 5 Battns. Arty.2080 65,932 3 Corps, 9 Divisions, 37 Brigades, 15 Battns. Arty.62248 Stuart Cavalry10,292 Hampton, Robertson, Jones, F. Lee, Jenkins, W. H. F. Lee Imboden 1 Battn. Arty.624 Totals10,292 1 Division, 7 Brigades624 Aggregate76,22413 Corps, 10 Divisions, 44 Brigades
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 17: Gettysburg: second day (search)
ord. Anderson's division. Wilcox's brigade. Wilcox asks help. why no help was given. Lang's brid a small reconnoitring force. It encountered Wilcox's brigade, and was driven back with severe losle delayed also Wilcox's brigade on his left. Wilcox's report states that the cannonading continuedere was again much delay, due to the fact that Wilcox had not been previously located at the positiodelay might have saved much time and permitted Wilcox's brigade to cover Barksdale's exposed left. ous batteries and held by the enemy in force. Wilcox's report gives his strength as about 1200, anda newspaper correspondent, P. W. A., described Wilcox's charge and his sending in vain to Anderson fs. Lang reports as follows: — At 6 P. M., Wilcox having begun to advance I moved forward, beingther messenger from the right informed me that Wilcox had fallen back and the enemy was then some dipon Hood and McLaws, and the three brigades of Wilcox, Perry, and Wright, which had supported them.[7 more...]
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