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Tennessee (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.2
corps, until long after General Longstreet was ordered to Tennessee; and I was subsequently appointed by the Secretary of Waroward the north, and with his splendid army march through Tennessee and Kentucky, and threaten the invasion of Ohio. My ideaequire more time and greater preparation than one through Tennessee and Kentucky. I soon discovered that he had determined t my opinion that a combined movement against Rosecranz in Tennessee and a march toward Cincinnati would have given better resember was in the winter of 1864, when you sent me from East Tennessee to Orange Courthouse with dispatches for General Lee. opinion that our best opportunity for great results is in Tennessee. If we could hold the defensive here with two corps and send the other to operate in Tennessee with that army, I think that we could accomplish more than by an advance from here. rps of this army and such ans may be drawn from others in Tennessee and destroy Rosecranz's army. I feel assured that this
Harrisburg, Pa. (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.2
ation was exceedingly important, and might involve a change in the direction of our march. General Lee had already issued orders that we were to advance toward Harrisburg. The next morning I at once sent the scout to General Lee's headquarters, and followed him myself early in the morning. I found General Lee up, and asked him ng his headquarters, as he frequently did, a short distance from mine. General Lee says of the movements of this day: Preparation had been made to advance upon Harrisburg; but on the night of the 29th information was received from a scout that the enemy had crossed the Potomac, was advancing northward, and that the head of his co the scout. That afternoon General Lee was walking with some of us in the road in front of his headquarters and said: To-morrow, gentlemen, we will not move to Harrisburg as we expected, but will go over to Gettysburg and see what General lMeade is after. Orders had then been issued to the corps to move at sunrise on the morning
Cemetery Ridge (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.2
way over every foot of ground and against overwhelming odds; at every step we found that reinforcements were pouring into the Federals from every side. Nothing could stop my men, however, and they commenced their heroic charge up the side of Cemetery Ridge. Our attack was to progress in the general direction of the Emmetsburg road, but the Federal troops, as they were forced from point to point, availing themselves of the stone fences and boulders near the mountain as rallying points, so annoys army would have been dislodged beyond question. Seventh, on the morning of the 3d it was not yet too late to move to the right and manoeuver the Federals into attacking us. Eighth, Pickett's division should not have been ordered to assault Cemetery Ridge on the 3d, as we had already tested the strength of that position sufficiently to admonish us that we could not dislodge him. While the co-operation of Generals Ewell and Iill, on the 2d, by vigorous assault at the moment my battle was in pro
Hagerstown (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.2
direction of Fairfield, Captain W. T. Nicholson, of the Thirty-seventh, being left in command of the skirmishers from my brigade. We formed line of battle at Hagerstown, id., on the 11th, and threw up breastworks along our entire front. Next day the Light division was consolidated with Heth's, and the whole being put under thedivision. 2d. Walton's Reserve Artillery (Alexander and Washington Artillery). 3d. Hood's division. 4th. McLaws' division. During the march to Hagerstown, Md., and thence to Gettysburg, all orders from General Lee or General Lonstreet were communicated to me officially as Chief of Artillery, First corns. On the nur column as it advanced. My corps crossed the Potomac at Williamsport, and General A. P. Hill crossed at Shepherdstown. Our columns were joined together at Hagerstown, and we marched thence into Pennsylvania, reaching Chambersburg on the evening of the 27th. At this point, on the night of the 29th, information was received b
Williamsport (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 1.2
ed General Stuart to follow me, and to cross the Potomac at Shepherdstown, while I crossed at Williamsport, ten miles above. In reply to these instructions, Gen. Stuart informed me that he had discred take position on the right of our column as it advanced. My corps crossed the Potomac at Williamsport, and General A. P. Hill crossed at Shepherdstown. Our columns were joined together at Hagerseral cavalry was in strong force threatening the destruction of our trains then collecting at Williamsport, and that it was also intercepting our trains on the road and burning some of our wagons. Uto the relief of our trains. By a forced march we succeeded in clearing the road and reached Williamsport in time to save our supply trains. We then took position covering the crossing there and at h field-works. On the 13th General Lee informed me that the river had fallen sufficiently at Williamsport to allow us to ford, and that the bridge at Falling Water had been repaired, and that he woul
Fitzhugh Lee (search for this): chapter 1.2
lty of withdrawing the force suggested from General Lee's army. I was very thoroughly impressed wiunderstood that, while I first suggested to General Lee the idea of an offensive campaign, I was nethis understanding my assent was given, and General Lee, who had been kind enough to discuss the maot heard from the enemy for several days, and Gen. Lee was in doubt as to where he was; indeed, we dces of most of his higher officers. I left General Lee quite late on the night of the 1st. Speaki at all. On the morning of the 2d I went to General Lee's headquarters at daylight and renewed my ver our troops were all arranged for assault General Lee rode with me twice over the lines to see tory. I think it more than probable that if General Lee had had your troops available the evening pur letter of the 25th ultimo. with regard to Gen. Lee's battle order on the 1st and 2d of July at Gin observing the position of the Federals. General Lee, with coat buttoned to the throat, sabre be[108 more...]
k in the leg and fell. The Second corps came to the aid of his decimated column. The battle then grew fearful. Standing firmly up against the storm. our troops, though still outnumbered, gave back shot for shot, volley for volley, almost death for death. Still the enemy was not restrained. Down he came upon our left with a momentum that nothing could check. The rifled guns that lay before our infantry on a knoll were in danger of capture. General Hancock was wounded in the thigh, General Gibbon in the shoulder. The Fifth corps, as the First and Second wavered anew, went into the breach with such shouts and such volleys as made the rebel column tremble at last. Up from the valley behind another battery came rolling to the heights, and flung its contents in an instant down in the midst of the enemy's ranks. Crash! crash! with discharges deafening, terrible, the musketry firing went on. The enemy, reforming after each discharge with wondrous celerity and firmness, still pressed
uccoring army at Jackson, Miss., under the command of General Johnston, with a view of driving Grant from before Vicksburg by a direct issue at arms. He suggested that possibly my corps might be needed to make the army strong enough to handle Grant, and asked me my views. I replied that there was a better plan, in my judgment, for relieving Vicksburg than by a direct assault upon Grant. I proposed that the army then concentrating at Jackson, Miss., be moved swiftly to Tullahoma, where General Bragg was then located with a fine army, confronting an army of about equal strength, under General Rosecranz, and that at the same time the two divisions of my corps be hurried forward to the same point. The simultaneous arrival of these reinforcements would give us a grand army at Tullahoma. With this Army General Johnston might speedily crush Rosecranz, and that he should then turn his force toward the north, and with his splendid army march through Tennessee and Kentucky, and threaten th
Generat Stuart (search for this): chapter 1.2
for Pickett's division had joined me then) and Stuart's cavalry concentrated at Culpeper Courthouse.across the Rappahannock and sent to attack General Stuart. They were encountered at Brandy Station appahannock at Beverly's Ford and attacked General Stuart. A severe engagement ensued, continuing fI was leaving the Blue Ridge, I instructed General Stuart to follow me, and to cross the Potomac at les above. In reply to these instructions, Gen. Stuart informed me that he had discretionary powers; whereupon I withdrew. General Stuart held the Gap for awhile, and then hurried around beyond Hooe circuit of the Federal army. The absence of Stuart's cavalry from the main body of the army durin eyes shut. General Lee says of his orders to Stuart: General Stuart was left to guard the passes oGeneral Stuart was left to guard the passes of the mountains and to observe the movements of the enemy, whom he was instructed to harrass and impal Anderson: I cannot think what has become of Stuart; I ought to have heard from him long before no[4 more...]
Osman Latrobe (search for this): chapter 1.2
s that such of your wagons as can be spared from your command be sent to Cashtown during the day as quietly as possible, reporting to Colonel Corley and Major Mitchell about dark. Let there be as little confusion as possible. Have the wagons which are to accompany the troops parked on the Fairfield road, so that they can file in with the column as it passes. Will you please send Colonel Alexander to see the General at this point at light. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, Osman Latrobe, Assistant Adjutant-General. To Colonel Walton, Commanding Artillery, &c. Enough has been written to show that Colonel Alexander has made a mistake in the assertion that he was in command of all the artillery of the First corps on the field, as chief of artillery for the action. Certainly, I was chief of artillery of the First corps before the action, commanded in the action directly under General Longstreet's orders on the field, fired the signal guns, as agreed with General Longst
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