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Fairfield, Virginia (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 2.11
and the enemy's batteries next the town. My services were immediately tendered, and the endeavor was made. Where the Fairfield road crosses our range of hills was the farthest to the right admissible, as there was no infantry support near, and a inary, awaited orders. Poague's battalion also arrived, and moved to Garnett's right into line under cover, across the Fairfield road, between Captain Johnson's position and the town. Having sent members of my staff to reconnoitre the woods An theexplore, as well as they might be able, a road observed along a ravine back of those woods, I now pushed forward on the Fairfield road to the ridge adjoining the town, intending to put there Garnett's and other guns, which had been previously ordere the woods, and under his guidance I accompanied Colonel Long to the farmhouse, at the summit where the cross-road from Fairfield, &c., emerges. Having noticed the field, and the enemy's batteries, &c., I returned to General Longstreet for the purp
Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 2.11
ented by the statement of many of these critics that the failure to crush the Federal army in Pennsylvania in 1863 can be expressed in five words (General iHeth, in a late paper to the Philadelphia Tin fight, the three days fighting in Loudoun, the encounter at Westminster, Maryland, Hanover, Pennsylvania, and other points, occurred, together with the usual reduction of mounted troops from long an Lee had since said it would have been successful if adopted. The invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania was undoubtedly undertaken with a view of manoeuvering the Federal army, then in front of Fre, on the 2d of July, before the Sixth corps reached the field, 45,930. The cavalry and 4,000 Pennsylvania reserves are not included in this statement of the Federal force. Ewell and Hill's corps num wounded. The Second corps, in its subsequent advance across the Potomac into Maryland and Pennsylvania, was attended by its five battalions: Lieutenant-Colonel Carter's, Lieutenant-Colonel Andrews
Lexington, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 2.11
nt papers, some of them bearing exhaustively upon the subject, but for the purpose of examining some of the statements contained in General Longstreet's article, written for and published by the Philadelphia Times in its issue of November the 3d, 1877. It is charged by persons, particularly from the North, that Longstreet's political apostacy, since the war, has made his comrades forget his services during that period. Upon that point, whilst I believe, as General Lee once said to me, in Lexington, (referring to a letter he had received from General Longstreet, asking an endorsation of his political views,) that General Longstreet has made a great mistake, I concede the conscientious adoption of such opinions by General Longstreet. The fact that he differs widely, and has not acted politically with the great majority of his old comrades since the war, has nothing to do with his undoubted ability as a soldier during the contest. I saw him for the first time on the 18th of July, 186
Gettysburg (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 2.11
A review of the First two days operations at Gettysburg and a reply to General Longstreet by Generalliness about that picture of the struggle at Gettysburg, that the blood of the heroes who perished t& Ohio railroad, and was not in the fight at Gettysburg). Stuart after fighting at Brandy Station, o The Second corps was ordered to move up to Gettysburg, but General Hancock met it on the road on h the following brief statement: I was, at Gettysburg, as I continued to be to the surrender at Ap on the 2d with 2,450 men (Bates' History of Gettysburg, page 52, and Doubleday's testirony — who coto the full responsibility of the failure at Gettysburg, because, in a spirit of magnanimity which h wherein he says, Had I taken your advice at Gettysburg, instead of pursuing the course I did, how d emphasis: If I had had Stonewall Jackson at Gettysburg, we should have won a great victory. How, b and Early in reference to the operations at Gettysburg. The high character of the writer gives to [36 more...]
Washington, Ga. (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 2.11
, Butterfield says, Hooker (before being relieved) contemplated throwing, with Slocum's corps, in General Lee's rear; and finally, that there was inflicted a loss upon the enemy's cavalry of confessedly near 5,000. (Stuart's report, p. 76, August No., 1876, Southern Historical Society Papers.) The Federal army crossed the Potomac upon the 26th June. General Lee heard it on the night of the 28th, from a scout, and not from his cavalry commander. Stuart crossed between the Federal army and Washington on the night of the 27th, and necessarily, from his position, could not communicate with General Lee. He sent information about the march of Hancock towards the river, and after that was not in position to do more. The boldness of General Lee's offensive strategy, in throwing his army upon one side of the Potomac whilst leaving his adversary upon the other, made it particularly necessary for him to know the movements of the Federal army. Stuart, with his experience, activity, and known
Brandy Station (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 2.11
all the force I enumerate, Jenkins' brigade and White's battalion alone crossed the Potomac with the army. (Imboden's command was detached along the Baltimore & Ohio railroad, and was not in the fight at Gettysburg). Stuart after fighting at Brandy Station, on the 9th of June, a large body of Federal cavalry supported by infantry, and forcing them to recross the Rappahannock river with a loss (to them) of four hundred prisoners, three pieces of artillery, and several colors, (General Lee's repolellan overestimates the number of men in Jones' brigade, and therefore underestimates the number in some of the other brigades.) There is no authenticated return after the above date until August. After the return above cited, the losses at Brandy Station fight, the three days fighting in Loudoun, the encounter at Westminster, Maryland, Hanover, Pennsylvania, and other points, occurred, together with the usual reduction of mounted troops from long and rapid marching. It is proper to say that
Providence, R. I. (Rhode Island, United States) (search for this): chapter 2.11
e desire to serve my country. To this the Honorable Jefferson Davis, in the course of his reply, responds, But suppose, my dear friend, that I were to admit, with all their implications, the points which you present, where am I to find that new commander who is to possess the greater ability which you believe to be required? I do not doubt the readiness with which you would give way to one who could accomplish all that you have. wished; and you will do me the justice to believe that if Providence should kindly offer such a person, I would not hesitate to avail myself of his services. To ask me to substitute you by some one, in my judgment, more fit to command or who would possess more of the confidence of the army or of the reflecting men of the country, is to demand an impossibility. I give extracts from these two letters because, some two years ago, General Lee's whole letter to Mr. Davis was reproduced in some of the public prints. It was followed by General Longstreet's le
Knoxville (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 2.11
a paper which has generally been construed as an attack upon the reputation of General Lee, it will be critisised by a great many; by me, because I find it difficult to reconcile many of his statements with facts in my possession. While there are very few who will deny that General Longstreet was a hard fighter when once engaged, I have never found any one who claimed that he was a brilliant strategist; indeed, upon the only occasions when he exercised an independent command, Suffolk and Knoxville, the results in the public mind were not satisfactory. It is, therefore, with some surprise we learn from his paper that when in Richmond, en route from Suffolk to join General Lee at Fredericksburg, he paused to tell Mr. Seddon (then Secretary of War), how to relieve Pemberton at Vicksburg. Our astonishment is increased when we read further, that before entering upon the campaign of 1863, he exacted a promise from General Lee that the campaign should be one of offensive strategy, but de
Fort Henry (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): chapter 2.11
atched to remedy, as far as practicable, the delay. Cabell's, Alexander's, and Henry's battalion's at length arrived, and the whole column moved towards the enemy'set's direction, proceeded to explore the ground still farther to the right, and Henry's battalion, accompanying Hood's division, was thrown in that direction. Upon found much, by Colonel Alexander's energy, already accomplisned on the right. Henry's battalion held about its original position on the flank, Alexander's was nexthrew against our extreme right a considerable force, which was met with energy, Henry's battalion rendering in its repulse efficient service. At length, about 1 Py put in position every battalion, and nearly every battery, except a a part of Henry's battalion, on our extreme right flank, which the pressure in the centre did nto find how ammunition was holding out. Colonel John C. Haskell, then major of Henry's battalion, writes me, I received an order from you to bring some batteries f
Culpeper, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 2.11
campaign, the First and Second corps having already marched toward Culpeper, the enemy appeared in some force opposite Fredericksburg, and in According to instructions, my own course was also directed towards Culpeper, where, after a bivouac for the night, we arrived early on Sunday neral Ewell commanding, which had a day or two before marched from Culpeper, approached Winchester, and Lieutenant-Colonel Andrews' artillery. The First corps, Lieutenant-General Longstreet commanding, left Culpeper June 15th, attended by Major Henry's, Colonel Cabell's, Major Dearhe Third corps, on the 15th June, left Fredericksburg en route for Culpeper and the Shennandoah Valley, via Front Royal, accompanied by its arere thereby also chiefly regulated. On June 16th, after a week at Culpeper of such artillery preparation and supervision as were requisite an, having marched in that honorable but unappreciated position from Culpeper to Gettysburg without once having the usual privilege of alternati
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