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Brig.-Gen. M. L. Bonham; Second brigade, two Alabama and one Louisiana regiments, under Brig.-Gen. R. S. Ewell; Third brigade, two Mississippi and one South Carolina regiments, under Brig.-Gen. D. R. Jones; Fourth brigade, one North Carolina and three Virginia regiments, under Brig.-Gen. James Longstreet; Fifth brigade, one Louisiana battalion and five Virginia regiments, under Col. P. St. George Cocke; Sixth brigade, two Virginia, one Mississippi and one South Carolina regiment, under Col. J. A. Early; and not brigaded, two Louisiana, and one South Carolina infantry regiment, two cavalry regiments and one artillery battalion, and five artillery batteries. The army of the Shenandoah, when it joined Beauregard, was composed of the First brigade, four Virginia infantry regiments and Pendleton's Virginia battery, under Col. T. J. Jackson; Second brigade, three Georgia regiments, two Kentucky battalions and Alburtis' Virginia battery; Third brigade one Alabama, two Mississippi and one
he frequently discussed with Dr. McGuire, subsequently, the policy and humanity of such a measure. This rule established, by this precedent, was kept up by Dr. McGuire during his term of service as medical director with Generals Jackson, Ewell, Early, and Gordon, with whom he successively served as medical director until the close of the war. Near the end of February, 1864, some Confederate scouts captured the medical inspector of Sheridan's army in the Valley. Dr. McGuire promptly released him on his parole, and returned him to his command. About a week after that, Dr. McGuire was captured in the defeat of Early at Waynesboro, when General Sheridan promptly released him on the same terms he had accorded to his medical inspector. In consequence of this action of General Jackson and Dr. McGuire, a number of Confederate surgeons were released and sent back from Northern prisons. The Confederates had another day of well-earned rest on May 27th, while Jackson was busy providing fo
. This and other things induced D. H. Hill to seek and obtain from Longstreet permission to attack Hancock, and attempt to drive him from the field. About 5 o'clock he advanced with his two North Carolina regiments and two Virginia regiments of Early's brigade, himself taking charge of the right and Early of the left. The movement was badly made, the line having been broken into fragments in advancing through the dense forest. Hancock repulsed this bold attack with much slaughter, but did nEarly of the left. The movement was badly made, the line having been broken into fragments in advancing through the dense forest. Hancock repulsed this bold attack with much slaughter, but did not follow in pursuit, and Hill reformed on Anderson's left. Late in the day McClellan himself came up and ordered reinforcements for Hancock and a renewal of his attack, but it was too late for that to be done. A cold and rainy night followed the stormy day, and both armies were only too willing to cease from strife and find what rest they could in their wet and muddy bivouacs. Longstreet's loss was 1,560 from a probable force of 12,000 engaged, and McClellan's 2,283 from an attacking force
ons on the slope and crest of Slaughter's mountain. Early's brigade was formed on the left, followed by Hays' Trimble's. Winder's division was ordered to support Early, but in echelon, extending his line to the left of the Culpeper road. Several batteries followed, on Early's right, through the open fields, while those of Winder that there was a wide gap in the open field between Early's right and the left of Ewell's other brigades. Theed to break Jackson's line through this opening; but Early, always quickly comprehending the wants of his posithe road and the strip of woods to the south of it on Early's left, but with several batteries between, and extel soldiery swept eastward across the road and struck Early's left, breaking or driving back the half of his bria, under Col. James A. Walker, though forced back on Early's left, made a determined resistance, holding on to re also swept away by the Confederate counterstroke, Early having joined in the forward movement along with Tho
he Thirteenth Georgia and two batteries, while Early crossed, on an old mill dam, about a mile furtlen past fording, and Jackson's advance, under Early, was isolated on the further shore. Pope's mahe bridge at the springs in order to extricate Early from the perilous position which he was so bolmy of Northern Virginia: Maj. A. L. Pitzer, of Early's staff, in attempting to find the Thirteenth or led in and delivered the armed squad to General Early. Early put on a bold front while awaitirom Stuart's expedition in Pope's rear, joined Early during the day. As soon as the bridge was madeightfall, Lawton's brigade was crossed over to Early's support. Ewell himself went over, for a consultation with Early during the night, when it was decided, in view of the large force before him, rders were given at 3 o'clock next morning for Early to withdraw, which he did soon after daylight,ed from his center the Virginians of Field and Early, the Georgians of Lawton, and the Louisianians
nt oaks and the great outcroppings of limestone strata, vertically disposed, where he had placed Early: thence his lines stretched eastwardly, covering the roads converging at the Dunker church. Neae Federals to force back Jackson's division into the woods, but still hanging to and pivoting on Early's. There, rallying behind the trees and projecting rocks and facing eastward, it repulsed the atoon forced to retire and join his retreating comrades that Stuart and Jackson's left, especially Early's unflinching one thousand, had driven from the field. Thus far Jackson, with his 7,600 veteranJackson had already driven the most of Greene's command from the wood at the church, by bringing Early around from his left and making an attack from the south on Sumner's exposed left flank To Grigsby, now commanding the Stonewall division, and to Early, were now joined the 6,500 fresh troops under McLaws, G. T. Anderson and Walker, and a sheeted and unerring fire from these tried veterans, fro
elow Fredericksburg, by which a highway led toward Richmond. Ewell's division, now commanded by Early, was encamped next above D. H. Hill, while the divisions of A. P. Hill and Taliaferro were place near the divisions of A. P. Hill and Taliaferro, whence highways led to his divisions, those of Early and D. H. Hill, down the river, and to General Lee's headquarters, which were established on thero were put in position, on Longstreet's right, on the morning of the 12th; but D. H. Hill. and Early remained near Port Royal until Burnside should more fully uncover his intentions. Barksdale's edge of the forest, with fourteen field pieces on his right and thirty-three on his left; while Early's and Taliaferro's divisions were in order of battle in A. P. Hill's rear, and D. H. Hill's divif attack. Jackson, promptly informed of this assault, rode headlong from his right, and hurling Early and Taliaferro, that he had wisely placed in line along A. P. Hill's rear, upon the now disorgan
might make toward Fredericksburg. Lee left Early in command at Fredericksburg, with his own divLee himself spent the forenoon of the day with Early, watching, from his old battlefield position, and on the Rappahannock plain, and counseling Early to hold fast his position and not be deceived ooker's new position, when a message came from Early calling his attention to affairs at Fredericksburg. On Sunday, May 2d, Early was holding on tenaciously to the positions in front of Fredericksn order, which he had misunderstood, directing Early to abandon his position and march toward Chancellorsville. This withdrawal of Early from the right which he was holding with his division, all a to march against him in safety. The order to Early was countermanded, and on the morning of Mondaedgwick to move his corps, of 30,000 men, past Early's left on to the plateau west of Fredericksburppahannock at Taylor's hill. The same morning Early, marching along the Telegraph road, had recapt
, by a bold and well-planned flank movement of Early to the left, drove Milroy, late in the day, fr7th, Ewell was in Carlisle; his advance, under Early, had crossed the South mountain and was nearindy to evacuate. Ewell promptly sent orders to Early, at York, to fall back to Cashtown, and preparon, passing but seven miles to the eastward of Early's bivouac, still believing that the latter wasthe very gates of the now famous cemetery, and Early, also flushed with victory, the credit for whiently been sent to the army to take command of Early's old brigade, which Early had left as a rear , which he well knew could have no foundation, Early halted his advance movement and countermarched plan of pushing the attack abandoned; Lee met Early, Ewell and Rodes in conference after dark, to ow reinforced by Hancock, from its center, and Early, flanked on his right, where Rodes should havenson with two brigades from Rodes and one from Early. Hill was again to advance from the center. [10 more...]
ontinuing in his (Meade's) front but the destitute condition of the men, thousands of whom are barefooted, a greater number partially shod, and nearly all without overcoats, blankets or warm clothing. I think the sublimest sight of the war was the cheerfulness and alacrity exhibited by this army in the pursuit of the enemy under all the trials and privations to which it was exposed. Stuart, with his usual vigilance and daring, covered the fords on either side of the railroad, and two of Early's brigades were left on the intrenched trap-dyke hill, on the northern bank of the Rappahannock, at the railroad bridge, which had been destroyed, as a tete-de-pont to the pontoon Lee had there laid. In the midst of a sudden and heavy rain, late in the evening of November 7th,Meade, seizing this opportunity, made a rush upon and captured these two brigades, before help could reach them, securing 1,600 prisoners, eight flags and several guns. After Lee had reached the southern bank of th
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