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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Gettysburg. (search)
in those instances where his orders seem now to have been defective, he would, if living, be able to supply such information concerning them as. would make them plain. In this connection I think the following extract from a report made by Colonel Allan, of General Ewell's staff, evidently an unprejudiced and capable gentleman, is worthy of serious consideration. It comes from one who represents that great and gallant soldier who succeeded the immortal Stonewall, and whose corps was on the left of our army. Colonel Allan says: The Confederate line was a long one, and the perfect co-operation in the attack needed, to prevent General Meade, whose line was a short one, from using the same troops at more than one point, was difficult of attainment. Two of the corps commanders, Hill and Ewell, were new in their places. Longstreet's attack on the Federal left on the 2d was delayed beyond the expected time, and was not promptly seconded by Hill and Ewell when made. Ewell's
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Book notices. (search)
capture of Jefferson Davis, by J. H. Reagan; General Stuart in camp and Field, by Colonel J. E. Cooke; Lee and Grant in the Wilderness, by General C. M. Wilcox; Lee in Pennsylvania, by General James Longtreet; Lee's West Virginia campaign, by General A. L. Long; Morgan's Indiana and Ohio raid, by General Basil W. Duke; Mr. Lincoln and the force bill, by Hon. A. R. Boteler; Stonewall Jackson and his men, by Major H. Kyd Douglas; Stonewall Jackson's Valley campaign, by Colonel William Allan; The battle of Fleetwood, by Major H. B. McClellan; The Black horse cavalry, by Colonel John Scott; The burning of Chambersburg, by General John McCausland; The campaign in Pennsylvania, by Colonel W. H. Taylar; The career of General A. P. Hill, by Hon. William E. Cameron; The Dalton-Atlanta operations, by General Joseph E. Johnston; The exchange of prisoners, by Judge Robert Ould; The last Confederate surrender, by Lieutenant-General R. Taylor; The Mistakes of Gett
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial Paragrpahs. (search)
y and Navy Society, 400 strong; survivors of Murray's company of the Maryland line, a large number of the old foot cavalry who followed Stonewall Jackson, and numbers of the men who rode with Ashby. In carriages were Governor Holliday, General John T. Morgan, of Alabama; Rev. Dr. A. C. Hopkins, the chaplain of the old Second Virginia infantry; J. Wm. Jones, secretary Southern Historical Society; General Fauntleroy, General W. H. F. Lee, General Eppa Hunton, General Marcus J. Wright, Colonel Wm. Allan, Hon. A. M. Keiley, Judge Jos. H. Sherrard, president of the Monumental Association; Mrs. Mary E. Kurtz, president, and other lady officers of the Virginia Shaft Association, and a number of other invited guests. As the procession moved through the principal streets, amid the waving of handkerchiefs and the cheers of the crowd (the veterans bearing a number of tattered Confederate battle-flags), one was very forcibly reminded of the brave old days when the battle raged to and fro th
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Editorial Paragraphs. (search)
the great Lee memorial meeting in Richmond, in November, 1870, by President Davis, General Early, Colonel C. S. Venable, General John S. Preston, General John B. Gordon, Colonel Charles Marshall, General Henry A. Wise, Colonel William Preston Johnston and Colonel R. E. Withers, and the annual addresses before the Virginia Division, Army of Northern Virginia, by Colonel C. S. Venable, Colonel Charles Marshall, Major John W. Daniel, Captain W. Gordon McCabe, Private Leigh Robinson and-Colonel William Allan. The book will be neatly gotten up, and will be mailed for $2, $2.25 or $2.50 according to binding. It will be published only for subscribers, and in order to secure a copy you should send your name at once to J. William Jones, Box 61, Richmond, Virginia. The question of the wearing of breastplates by soldiers in the United States army has had a somewhat amusing ventilation in the Nation recently. Captain J. A. Judson, who was Assistant Adjutant-General of Hatch's cavalry
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 12.89 (search)
uded in the return, because, though absent, they were included in the Army of Northern Virginia, and their returns sent to the Assistant Adjutant-General at army headquarters. Add 15,649, and 33,333, and 1,621, and 2,700 together and you have present at Chancellorsville a Confederate total of 53,303, with some 170 pieces of artillery. My numbers differ from Walter Taylor's 57,112 by 3,809, which is the difference between 6,509 cavalry he gives and 2,700, about the actual number present. Allan makes our force out 58,200. Now let us see what 133,708 fighting men in blue did with 53,303 boys in gray. It will be demonstrated that the finest army on the planet, as Hooker termed it, was like the waves of the ocean driven upon the beach by some unseen force, and whose white crests were so soon broken into glittering jewels on the sand. On the 21st April Hooker telegraphs to General Peck, who at Suffolk was growing impatient, hoping to be relieved from the pressure against him by Ho
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Book notices. (search)
ne numbers of the Prussian Jahrbucher fur die Armee und Marine, and was then bound into a neat volume, accompanied with a very accurate map of the campaign, drawn by Major Scheibert. This able review recognizes and does justice to the wonderful genius displayed in that campaign; and the intelligent zeal of its author entitles him to our grateful consideration for setting before his countrymen so graphic a picture of the exploits of a Confederate leader and army. It is based mainly on Colonel Allan's address, delivered last year before the Army of Northern Virginia Association. While following this in the main for his facts and figures, the author invests his review with the value and interest of an original production, speaking, as he does, from personal acquaintance with many of the actors of the drama, and with intimate knowledge of the country, derived from personal observation. The introductory paragraph of his review expresses, in appreciative language, the author's estimat
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Literary notices. (search)
he Virginia Division Army of Northern Virginia, together with the addresses of Colonel C. S. Venable in 1873; Colonel Charles Marshall in 1874; Major John W. Daniel in 1875; Captain W. Gordon McCabe in 1876; Leigh Robinson, Esq., in 1877; Colonel William Allan in 1878; and General Fitzhugh Lee in 1879. 3. A carefully-prepared Roster of the Army of Northern Virginia. 4. A statement of the Relative Numbers of the Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of the Potomac at their principal battl side of Andersonville; Brevier's First and Second Confederate Missouri brigades; Hodge's First Kentucky brigade; Wilkinson's Blockade Runner; Alfriend's Life of Jefferson Davis; Miss Emily Mason's Popular life of General R. E. Lee; Hotchkiss and Allan's Chancellorsville with their superb maps; General J. A. Early's Memoirs of the last year of the War; Miss Mary Magill's Women, or Chronicles of the War, and her History of Virginia; and a number of other similar books. If another had written
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Relative numbers and losses at slaughter's mountain ( Cedar Run ) (search)
Relative numbers and losses at slaughter's mountain ( Cedar Run ) By Colonel Wm. Allan, late Chief of Ordnance, Second Corps, A. N. V. McDonough school, Md., March 2, 1880. Rev. Dr. J. Wm. Jones, Secretary Southern Historical Society: My Dear Sir--General G. H. Gordon, of Massachusetts, has published several valuable papers on the war. His last book (noticed in your last number) is, however, by far the most elaborate and useful. Indeed, it is the most extensive and carefully preparereports the total loss among all the troops engaged as-- Killed450 Wounded660 Missing290 In this report the 660 is evidently a misprint, and was probably intended to be 1,660. If so, the loss by this report would be 2,400. As Jackson captured 400 prisoners, the above estimate seems under, not over, the mark. Taking all these estimates together, it is evident that Pope's loss was over 2,000. This letter is too long to add anything in reference to the second Manassas. W. Allan.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Relative strength at Second Manassas. (search)
Relative strength at Second Manassas. By Colonel Wm. Allan, late Chief of Ordnance, Second Corps, A. N. V. McDonough school, Md., March 27, 1880. Rev. Dr. Jones: My Dear Sir — In my letter of March 2d, in regard to Federal and Confederate strength and losses at Cedar Run, as published, there is a typographical error on page 183, line twenty from the top. The figures 1,161 at the beginning of that line should be 1,661. Confederate strength. Deducting Jackson's loss of 1,314 at Ct enough. No one will ever know precisely how many of his march-worn 54,000 troops General Lee was able to hurl against what was left of Pope's 75,000 in the last great struggle of the 30th of August. By one of the boldest and most skillful military movements of our times, he broke into fragments this army of Pope, so much larger than his own, while an army equal in number to the Confederates lay near Alexandria and Washington, within one day's forced march of the battlefield. William Allan
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Literary notices. (search)
lery of Confederate soldiers, and doubly prize as the counterpart of a gallant soldier and gifted child of genius and song. Jackson's Valley campaign. By Colonel William Allan, late Chief of Ordnance, Second corps A. N. V. With full maps by Captain Jed. Hotchkiss. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co. We have just received, thnto print without either the material or the industry to be reasonably accurate in their statement of facts, it is really refreshing to read this superb book. Colonel Allan has used the utmost diligence in verifying his statements, has studied the official reports and other documents on both sides, and has produced a book which will stand as the authority on that brilliant campaign which made Stonewall Jackson and his foot cavalry famous for all time. Colonel Allan's style is clear, forcible and interesting, and one rises from the perusal of his narrative with the full conviction that he has been reading not romance, but history. Soldiers who fought on
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