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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), How General A. P. Hill met his fate. (search)
led to keep Grant away from his main line of communication and supply. On April 1st, Sheridan, with a powerful cavalry force, passed around this line of works, and supported by the Second and Fifth corps, assaulted the extreme Southern projection of Lee's right wing at Five Forks. All the troops that could possibly be spared from defense of Petersburg were hurried out to this exposed position, where a great battle was fought, which ended disastriously to the Confederates. Johnson's and Pickett's divisions retreated to the westward, and never returned to Petersburg. A large section of Lee's right wing had been eliminated from the military problem, and for the purposes of offense and defense had ceased to exist. The strong line of works, however, reaching from Petersburg beyond Hatcher's Run, and the impregnable horse-shoe around the city covering the road to Richmond, still remained intact. Upon these works Grant opened a fierce cannonade, which was kept up until four o'clock
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.6 (search)
observing the position of the Federals. * * * General Lee was seemingly anxious that you should attack that morning. He remarked to me: The enemy is here, and if we do not whip him he will whip us. You thought it better to await the arrival of Pickett's division, at that time still in the rear, in order to make the attack, and you said to me subsequently, while we were seated together near the trunk of a tree: General Lee is a little nervous this morning. He wishes me to attack. I do not wish to do so without Pickett. I never like to go into a battle with one boot off. (Southern Historical Society Papers, January-February, 1878, page 79.) Upon its face this note is rather indefinite as to the time of the conversation among the officers, the time proposed for the attack, and the time of the arrival of Hood's infantrymen. It is interesting to mark the significance attached to Hood's statement by Longstreet himself. He held that it completed his chain of evidence to disprove
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.22 (search)
Carolina, February 2, 1864. an interesting paper. Read by request before Pickett—Buchanan Camp, Confederate Veterans, this city, April 25th, 1899, by B. P. Loyhe matter took definite shape in January, 1864, and it was decided to send General Pickett with as much of his division as might be available, to make the attempt. hip, and doing his part in the fall of New Bern. We were in full hearing of Pickett's dashing attack upon the Federal outerworks that day, and knew that he was drarth, there to rest until we shall all be summoned to the great assize. General Pickett's plans miscarried, it was alleged, by the failure of one of his brigadierwas irresistable, but here was another case of somebody has blundered. If General Pickett's plan had been carried out, there would have been another exemplificatione help given by the Underwriter in the defense of New Bern would have made General Pickett's assault upon the right flank of those defences a very different affair.
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Gettysburg. (search)
3d, were in every sense as brilliant and heroic as that of Pickett's division, which has been immortalized by Virginia histord in the charge of the 3d immediately after the repulse of Pickett. Speaking of it afterward to the author, he said that, inammunition was almost exhausted, when the fire slackened. Pickett's division renewed the assault made by us the previous eve connect with Wilcox's left, and move with him. As soon as Pickett's division had retired, we were thrown forward (as a forlostanding the repulse of the day before, and the repulse of Pickett's whole division, not twenty minutes before. Our two brigthe battle of the 3d of July, in speaking of the charge of Pickett's division, P. W. A. omits to mention that Perry's brigagaged, but Wilcox and Lang were ordered to co-operate with Pickett and Pettigrew in the assault on Cemetery Hill. The Floridary and wasted forces, it was impossible to storm. First, Pickett retired, and then Wilcox and Lang—each having suffered fri
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Colonel John Bowie Magruder. (search)
. At Martinsburg, in September, 1862, it was transferred from Anderson's to Pickett's division, which was at the battle of Fredericksburg, December 11-15, but not Edenton, N. C., to Suffolk, Va., about four miles from the latter place. General Pickett with the remainder of the division was on the Sumerton road. Colonel Magr, and again retired ingloriously. At the same time another force attacked General Pickett on the Sumerton road. The force sent against Colonel Magruder was under ciated and acknowledged in order from headquarters, as follows: Headquarters Pickett's division, April 25th, 1863. Col.,—The Maj.-General commanding directs me ere preparations were made for the advance into Pennsylvania. On June 24th, Pickett's division crossed the Potomac at Williamsport and bivouacked on the Maryland e, and in the afternoon made the great charge which shattered and immortalized Pickett's splendid division. Colonel John Bowie Magruder fell mortally wounded within
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Sick and wounded Confederate soldiers at Hagerstown and Williamsport. (search)
Sick and wounded Confederate soldiers at Hagerstown and Williamsport. Old record sent to Governor Tyler. Dr. J. M. Gaines, the surgeon in charge, wishes it preserved to Posterity—List contains nearly three hundred names. Governor Tyler has received from Dr. J. M. Gaines, of Hagerstown, Md., late surgeon 18th Virginia infantry, Garnett's brigade, Pickett's division, Longstreet's corps, Army of Northern Virginia, a complete list of the sick and wounded Confederate soldiers left at Williamsport, Pa., and Hagerstown, Md., after the battle of Gettysburg, from July 13 to August 12, 1863. Dr. Gaines made the report of the number of inmates of these hospitals. By order of General Lee, he was left at Williamsport to care for the wounded of the Army of Northern Virginia. After the hospital was established in Hagerstown, Dr. Gaines was sent thither by the Federal authorities to care for his wounded comrades. He remained with the wounded and sick until most of them were sent No
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.40 (search)
that stands, as to wisdom and feasibility, second to none which the master mind of Napoleon ever conceived. Not Marengo nor Wagram, nor any other field of the twenty years of Napoleon's career, surpasses in the splendor of the military art Lee's Gettysburg, as his orders read. Longstreet, afflicted as Early told us he was, often with an intellectual and physical inertia, point blank refused to execute those orders, and the only thing to show on our side is the incomparable achievement of Pickett's division. Stuart rode around McClellan on the Chickahominy and beat back Hooker's cavalry sent to assist that chieftain's on to Richmond. Wheeler rode around Rosecrans' army at Chattanooga, destroyed his wagon train of 1,000 laden wagons, and shot the 4,000 mules that drew it; went nearly to Nashville, destroying depots of supplies all along his route, and shooting army mules—a ride of the Confederate cavalry leader which resulted in the immediate removal of Rosecrans. Forrest, with
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The funeral. (search)
t. When the train of the Chesapeake & Ohio road pulled into Richmond, quite a large number of people were gathered at the station to receive the body of the dead chieftain. Among those who waited on the platform were delegations from Lee and Pickett camps. They formed an escort to the body as it was taken slowly through the streets of Richmond, where he had so often visited, to St. James Protestant Episcopal church. From this time until the funeral service began, at 10: 30 o'clock, the bod Daughters of the Confederacy. One tribute was sent without the name of the sender being given. The services at the church, which were very simple, but beautiful, began promptly at 10:30 o'clock. The pall bearers and delegations from Lee and Pickett camps entered by the middle aisle and occupied the seats reserved for them. They were followed by the relatives of General Maury. Rev. William Meade Clarke was the officiating minister. He read the service prepared for such occasions. Duri
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
of, 157. Page, Captain, Thomas Jefferson, Sketch of life and deeds of, 219. Parker, Captain W. H., 137. Parksley, Monument at, unveiled, 60. Peace Congress of 1861, 70. Peace Conference in 1865, 374. Pegram Colonel W. R. J. 91. Pegram, General, John, killed, 45. Pendleton, General W. N., 52. Perry, General E. A., 194. Peters, Colonel, Winfield, of Baltimore, 26. Peters Colonel W. E.. 273. Petersburg. Battles before, in 1865, 28. Phillips, Wendell, 368. Pickett, General G E., 143, 208. Poindexter, Charles, 334. Point Pleasant, Battle of, 171. Pollard Mrs. Rose, 335. Poore, Ben Perley, 368. Porter, Commodore D., 144. Powell, Colonel, Wm. H. Preston, Wm., 295. Price, Dr. Henry M., 38. Purcell Battery, Gallantry of, at Cedar Run, 89. Quincey, Josiah, 65. Ramseur, General S. D., killed, 7. Reprisal or retaliation in war, 270, 314. Richards, Major E. A., Address of, 253. Richmond, Did General Lee counsel its abandonment? 290.