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Jackson (Mississippi, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
t the enemy's advance after crossing, as General Lee expressed it. Longstreet's corps, five divisions, was the left, and Jackson's, four divisions, the right wing of Lee's army. From Longstreet's left, resting on the river at Taylor hill, to JacksoJackson's right on the wooded height at Hamilton, the divisions stood as follows: Anderson's, McLaws', Pickett's and Hood's, of Longstreet's wing; and A. P. Hill's, of Jackson's wing. Ransom's division was in support of the guns on Marye's and Willis' hiJackson's wing. Ransom's division was in support of the guns on Marye's and Willis' hills. Behind A. P. Hill were the divisions of Early, Taliaferro and D. H. Hill in columns of division. A. P. Hill's division was in two lines, the brigades of Archer, Lane and Pender in front, and Gregg and Thomas behind them. There was a gap betwal infantry advance in check, with Pelham's enfilade fire, as long as he could maintain his exposed position in front of Jackson's right, and had been forced to retire. At noon, the division of General Meade, supported on its right by that of Gener
Brentsville (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
an 200 prisoners and 25 wagons, with a loss on his part of 6 men wounded and Captain Bullock, a most gallant officer, killed. . . . . IX. . . . A detachment of 17 men of Hampton's brigade, under the brave Sergeant Michael, attacked and routed a body of Federals near Wolf Run shoals, killing and wounding several and bringing off 15 prisoners, with the loss on our part of Sergeant Sparks, of the Second South Carolina regiment, who, a few days before, with 2 of his comrades, attacked, in Brentsville, 6 of the enemy sent to take him, killed 3 and captured the rest. In announcing these achievements, the commanding general takes special pleasure in adverting to the promptness of the officers in striking a successful blow whenever the opportunity offered, and the endurance and gallantry with which the men have always supported their commanders. These deeds give assurance of vigilance, activity and fortitude, and of the performance of still more brilliant actions in the coming campaig
Warrenton (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
nd Phillips. Early in November, the Federal army, under McClellan, was concentrated about Warrenton, Va., and General Lee had thrown Longstreet in its front, at Culpeper Court House. McClellan's prect battle. The first week of November found the Federal army cautiously concentrating about Warrenton, and on the 5th of November, President Lincoln issued an order relieving Mc- Clellan from commordered Jackson, in the Valley, to move east of the mountains and put his corps in position at Warrenton, or Culpeper, on the flank of Burnside, where he would be in calling distance when needed. Onich surround you, if you see that no good can be obtained from a flank movement on Culpeper or Warrenton, you can march directly to this point. Accordingly, on December 1st, Jackson was in position rrisville as far as Deep run, a tributary of the Rappahannock, and on the roads leading toward Warrenton. Moving from Morrisville in an arc through the country, so as to avoid the picket on the Morr
Fredericksburg, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
e arc. Burnside's plan was to beat Lee to Fredericksburg, cross the river on pontoons and seize the prevented a crossing and held the city of Fredericksburg. On the 22d, at 8 p. m., General Lee informed President Davis by telegram from Fredericksburg, that General Burnside's whole army was on thee's army was drawn up on the hills behind Fredericksburg, with a view to resist the enemy's advanceguished part borne by Kershaw's brigade at Fredericksburg will now be referred to. As already statedalton commanding—falls off abruptly toward Fredericksburg to a stone wall, which forms a terrace on General Lee was concentrating his army at Fredericksburg, before the battle, Longstreet being alreaflank, and on the road from Morrisville to Fredericksburg, General Hampton at once determined upon iing him on the line between Alexandria and Fredericksburg. His detachments were from the First Soutrs before Sigel's corps, then advancing to Fredericksburg, captured 20 wagons with a guard of about [1 more...]
Harper's Ferry (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
cautious [he asked McClellan], when you assume that you cannot do what the enemy is constantly doing? Should you not claim to be at least his equal in prowess and act upon the claim? McClellan had called for the rebuilding of the road from Harper's Ferry to Winchester, in order to supply his army if he moved against Lee, then at Winchester. Mr. Lincoln reminded him that Lee was subsisting his army without a railroad, hauling his supplies twice the distance from Harper's Ferry to Winchester. Harper's Ferry to Winchester. The President rallied his general for not operating on Lee's communications and for being so anxious about his own, and said: Change positions with the enemy, and think you not he would break your communication with Richmond in the next twenty-four hours? . . . You are now nearer Richmond than the enemy is, by the route that you can and he must take. Why can you not reach there before him, unless you admit that he is more than your equal on a march? His route is the arc of a circle, while you
South Carolina (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
es of the divisions of Anderson, Ransom and McLaws. In this disposition of the troops the South Carolina commands were posted as follows: Gregg's brigade on the right, as has been noted; McIntosh'ng on Hazel run. The brigade of Gen. N. G. Evans, with Boyce's battery, had been ordered to South Carolina early in November. The part which fell to the South Carolina commands in the battle of FrSouth Carolina commands in the battle of Fredericksburg will now be related. That allotted to Gregg's brigade is sad to relate, for it involved the death of the gallant commander. The first attack of the day was made on Walker's guns and A. respects to the governor of his State, and assured him that he gave his life cheerfully for South Carolina. General Hill said of him, in his official report, A more chivalrous gentleman and gallant c sentiment and chivalrous honor. General Lee wrote to Governor Pickens to claim a share in South Carolina's sorrow, and to express his appreciation of her loss and the loss to his army. He has alwa
Poolesville (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
Chambersburg, and on the morning of the 11th, Hampton was ordered to destroy the depot and such storehouses as contained munitions of war. This was promptly done, and as rear guard General Hampton took up his march behind Stuart's column. The march was continued through the day and night of the 11th, and the early morning of the 12th found the rear guard at Barnesville, on the Potomac, with the enemy's advance pressing. Hampton sent part of his command and one of Hart's guns down the Poolesville road on his left, and with the other and the Second South Carolina and Phillips' legion, he defended the crossing of the wagons, led horses and the two other brigades of Stuart. This being successfully accomplished, he crossed most of his brigade under cover of one of Hart's pieces, then sent the gun over, and brought his last regiment to the Virginia shore, without losing a man or a horse. The brigade brought over 260 horses captured on the raid. General Hampton mentioned in terms of
Occoquan (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
o creek, 8 miles from Occoquan. At Kanky's a small post was surprised and captured, with eight wagons. Sweeping up the Telegraph road Major Deloney in advance, every picket was successively surprised and captured. Hampton moved on the town of Occoquan in three columns, commanded by himself, Deloney and Martin. The latter dashed into the town from the south side, and found a wagon train of Sigel's corps in the act of crossing the river, by ferry-boat. Dismounting his men, he deployed them onon the Orange & Alexandria railroad. Hampton crossed the Rappahannock with the division, and pushed on to Cole's store with his brigade, capturing the pickets beyond that point. Butler, with most of the brigade, moved directly on the town of Occoquan; Hampton, with Martin's and Delony's detachments, supporting him. Colonel Butler drove in the pickets, charged into the place and routed several hundred cavalry, taking 19 prisoners and 8 loaded wagons, with the loss of i man wounded, the first
Dumfries, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
mp at Culpeper Court House and rode out to capture Dumfries and operate on the Telegraph road up to the Occoquhe 11th, the command bivouacked within 16 miles of Dumfries, and by daylight on the 12th, Hampton had his troosappointed. General Sigel's corps was marching to Dumfries by the only road open to General Hampton's retreat's army. Gen. W. H. F. Lee was ordered to move on Dumfries, General Hampton on Occoquan, and Gen. Fitzhugh L distance. Gen. W. H. F. Lee found the force at Dumfries too strong for successful attack. He captured allalry, with artillery, on the march from Fairfax to Dumfries. Geary was in position to meet him, and at once o of his brigade, cut the enemy's communications at Dumfries, entered the town a few hours before Sigel's corpsquan, surprised the pickets between that place and Dumfries, captured 50 wagons, bringing many of them across ance in rear of the enemy's lines, attacked him at Dumfries, capturing men and wagons near that place, advance
Neabsco Creek (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 10
First North Carolina, Capts. J. C. Blain and N. M. Addington; 75 from the Second South Carolina, Capt. T. H. Clark; 80 from the Phillips legion, Maj. W. B. C. Puckett; 75 from the Cobb legion, Maj. William C. Delony, and 60 from the Davis legion, LieutenantCol-onel Martin. Crossing the river at the railroad on the 17th, the brigade marched to the wood road and bivouacked at Cole's store at night. Moving rapidly down this road before day, Hampton by dawn was at Kanky's store, on the Neabsco creek, 8 miles from Occoquan. At Kanky's a small post was surprised and captured, with eight wagons. Sweeping up the Telegraph road Major Deloney in advance, every picket was successively surprised and captured. Hampton moved on the town of Occoquan in three columns, commanded by himself, Deloney and Martin. The latter dashed into the town from the south side, and found a wagon train of Sigel's corps in the act of crossing the river, by ferry-boat. Dismounting his men, he deployed them on
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