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Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, chapter 8 (search)
ing in vain for the signal. Holmes's division. Huger's division. Wright meets Jackson. Huger's report. Jackson, June 29. Lee to Magruderd that the enemy's forces on the opposite side had been withdrawn. Wright's brigade was then ordered to investigate. He crossed the swamp wiite Oak Bridge. Jackson seems to have taken no special interest in Wright's arrival, though it proved that at least one unobstructed crossing of the swamp was within three miles. Jackson ordered Wright to return along the edge of the swamp, to look for crossings as he went, and if hto remain where he was and to do only what he was doing — nothing. Wright started back, and at one and a half miles came to Brackett's Ford, ll bridge. Pushing two companies of skirmishers through the swamp, Wright captured the enemy's picket force on the south side, but saw, beyon Brackett's, over which much of the Federal force had passed, until Wright's brigade arrived and was sent back, as has been told. Meanwhile,
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, chapter 9 (search)
eport. Sumner seeks cover. Lee's reconnoissance. Lee misled. attack begun. Wright's report. Semmes and Kershaw. D. H. Hill's report. Toombs's report. casualt Armistead's success. Under Magruder's orders the advance was' commenced by Wright's Ga. and La. brigade, followed by Mahone's Va. brigade, both of Huger's divisis in the marchings and skirmishes of the three previous days. To the left of Wright was Armistead of Huger's division, followed by Cobb's and Semmes's brigades. Iess unfavorable for an assault from our right flank appears from the reports of Wright and Mahone, whose small force was not driven back at all, but made a lodgment and held their ground all night. Gen. Wright reports as follows:— At 4.45 o'clock I received an order from Gen. Magruder through Capt. Henry Bryan, one of his sto action 1226, and lost 39 killed, 164 wounded, and 120 missing (total 323). Wright's report gives a clear idea of the fighting upon our right flank. Next, on the
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 12: Boonsboro or South Mountain, and Harper's Ferry (search)
hey were exposed to capture, he had expected them to withdraw. McClellan had desired to withdraw them, but Halleck objected that there was then no way by which Miles could withdraw. McClellan then suggested 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 Total 1st Corps5 Divisions21 Brigades, 28 Batteries, 112 Guns28 2d Corps Jackson'sEwellLawton, Trimble, Early, Hays7 Hill, A. P.Branch, Archer, Gregg, Pender, Field, Thomas7 JacksonWinder, Jones, J. K., Taliaferro, Starke6 Hill, D. H.Ripley, Garland, Rodes, Anderson, G. B. Colquitt4 Total 2d Corps
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 engaged. Swinton describes the conflict at this period, as follows:— The actio2846 Barksdale352724311 Total27413195052098 R. H. Anderson's Div. Wilcox3418129244 Armistead529135 Mahone892127227 Pryor4828549382 Featherstone4523836319 Wright3219234258 Total17210172761465 D. R. Jones's Div Toombs1612222160 Drayton82280179541 Garnett3019932261 Jenkins2719612235 Kemper1510227144 Anderson, Geo. T., Goodrich, and Miles. Among the wounded were Hatch, Hartsuff, Sedgwick, Crawford, Dana, Weber, Wainwright, Gallagher, Barlow, and Tyndale. Among the Confederate generals were, killed: Garland, G. B. Anderson, Branch, Starke, and Douglas. Among the wounded were Lawton, R. H. Anderson, Wright, Ripley, J. R. Jones, and MacR
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 14: fall of 1862 (search)
ith 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 ArtilleryAlexander's Battalion. 6 Batter
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 15: Chancellorsville (search)
rps, Longstreet's, march 31, 1863 DIVISIONSSTRENGTHBRIGADESBATTS.guns Anderson's8,232Wilcox, Wright, Mahone, Posey, Perry418 McLaws's8,567Wofford, Semmes, Kershaw, Barksdale418 850Corps' Reserve's and Mahone's brigades, with Jordan's battery of Alexander's battalion, moved upon the former; Wright's, Perry's, and Posey's brigades, with the remainder of Alexander's battalion, on the latter. Mcome seriously engaged, but its skirmishers had been driven in and its right flank threatened by Wright's brigade. This advanced upon the line of an unfinished railroad, which, starting from Fredericin his fortified lines on the morning of the 3d. Anderson, with his three remaining brigades, — Wright's, Perry's, and Posey's,—was sent at 4 P. M. to watch that road, and threaten the enemy upon tha. Wilcox's Brig.7237291535 Va. Mahone's Brig.2413497255 Miss. Posey's Brig.4118465290 Ga. Wright's Brig.25271296 Fla. Perry's Brig.2188109 Anderson's Div.1831,0492151,4858,500 Washington Ar
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 16: Gettysburg: the first day (search)
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 Di056HaysCarroll, Smyth, Willard524 3d CorpsBirneyGraham, Ward, De Trobriand Sickles 12,630HumphreysCarr, Brewster, Burling530 5th CorpsBarnesTilton, Sweitzer, Vincent SykesAyresDay, Burbank, Weed 12,211CrawfordMcCandless, Fisher526 6th CorpsWrightTorbert, Bartlett, Russell SedgwickHoweGrant, Neill 15,710NewtonShaler, Eustis, Wheaton848 11th CorpsBarlowVon Gilsa, Ames HowardSteinwehrCoster, Smith 10,576SchurzSchimmelpfennig, Krzyzanowski526 12th CorpsWilliamsMcDougall, Lockwood, Ruger
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 17: Gettysburg: second day (search)
elp. why no help was given. Lang's brigade. Wright's brigade. Wright carries the Stone wall. WrWright carries the Stone wall. Wright's retreat. reinforcements for Sickles. Ayres's division. Confederate situation. the artilleWright's retreat. reinforcements for Sickles. Ayres's division. Confederate situation. the artillery engaged. ten more brigades in sight. Crawford's advance. Ewell's Cooperation. the afternoon cunder Lang, and Lang was similarly followed by Wright's brigade. These two charges followed with th00 killed, wounded, and missing. Next came Wright's Ga. brigade about 1800 strong. Wright, in hWright, in his report, describes the ground over which his advance was to be made, the distance to be traversed e attack was allowed to terminate with that of Wright. Neither Hill nor Anderson give any explanatie's brigade and Heth's division in reserve. Wright's report is of special interest as his advancearge force on the defensive. This action of Wright's ended Longstreet's battle of the afternoon. , and the three brigades of Wilcox, Perry, and Wright, which had supported them. But when these ha
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 18: Gettysburg: third day (search)
s cannonade. the Nine howitzers. note from Longstreet. talk with Wright. cannonade Opens. Pickett called for. Pickett and Longstreet. Pons against the assault at once seemed to stare me in the face. Gen. Wright of Anderson's division was standing with me. I showed him the lef their positions, their opportunities, or their orders. I asked Wright: What do you think of it? Is it as hard to get there as it looks? acted upon. As the fugitives from Pettigrew's division came back, Wright's brigade of Anderson's division was moved forward a few hundred yaheir retreat. Later, after Wilcox had fallen back, by Lee's order, Wright was moved across to the rear in support of Wilcox, in case the enem922 2d Corps8093,8231,3055,937 Wilcox51469257777 Mahone85539102 Wright4095333668 Perry33217205455 Posey127183 Lane's Arty.321630 Anderlties. Gettysburg by divisions COMMANDSKILLEDWOUNDEDMISSINGTOTAL Wright11718 Howe212216 Newton2014828196 Tompkins's Arty.4812 6th Corps
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 19: battle of Chickamauga (search)
, but instead are given Livermore's estimates of the Effective Strength. Livermore's Numbers and losses in civil War, p. 105. Army of Tenn., Gen. Bragg, Sept. 19--20, 1863 corpsDIVISIONSBRIGADESBATTERIES PolkCheathamJackson, Smith, Maney, Wright, Strahl5 HindmanAnderson, Deas, Manigault3 Hill, D. H.CleburneWood, Polk, Deshler3 BreckenridgeHelm, Adams, Stovall4 WalkerGistColquitt, Ector, Wilson 2 LiddellGovan, Walthall2 BucknerStewartBate, Brown, Clayton 4 PrestonGracie, Trigg, Kelver 31 per cent among the Confederates. Casualties army of Tenn., Chickamauga, Sept. 19--20, 1863 corps and DIVISIONBRIGADEKILLED wounded MISSINGTOTALstrength Polk Cheatham Jackson5543054901,405 Smith4026073071,200 Maney54315153841,177 Wright44400434831,252 Strahl19203282501,149 Total2121,608991,9196,183 Polk Hindman Anderson80454245581,865 Deas123578287291,942 Manigault66426475391,914 Total2691,458991,8265,621 Hill Cleburne Wood966802778Not giv. Polk524932547Not giv. Deshl
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