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Samuel K. Zook (search for this): chapter 4
they soon encounter new adversaries; for Caldwell, seeing the losses of his first line, has caused the second, composed of Zook's and Brooke's brigades, to advance. Semmes' troops are driven back to the other side of the ravine before they have been of the loss of the orchard are, however, as fatal to Barnes as to Humphreys. Sweitzer has posted himself on the right of Zook in that part of the road which has just been recaptured from Kershaw. Tilton has again formed his line, farther up on thecumbs under their effort. Kershaw immediately takes advantage of it in order to resume the offensive against Sweitzer and Zook; Semmes joins him. Barnes' two brigades, hard pushed in front and in flank, are driven out of the wood. Caldwell's soldieeft by Hood's troops, evacuate the wood and the wheat-field, the bloody soil of which is covered with the dead and dying. Zook is killed; the losses are enormous. The Confederates, posted in the wood, command all its approaches; their artillery, de
randy Station the hostile lines are mixed in such a melee as was never before witnessed in America: cannon are wrenched from each other's possession, changing hands several times. On both sides the losses are heavy; Colonels Hampton, Butler, and Young are wounded on the Confederate side, and three superior officers in Wyndham's brigade alone. Yet in the presence of forces twice as numerous as its own Gregg's division maintained itself with difficulty north of the railroad. There was no assakness of his force, is seriously wounded. But Lee's efforts are not in vain, for he has delayed the march of Pleasonton, and the combat at Brandy Station will come to an end without the latter being cognizant of the fact. A final charge by General Young has driven Kilpatrick's brigade beyond the railroad, and almost at the same time Wyndham, after having lost the five pieces of artillery so long disputed, has been obliged to abandon Brandy Station. Kilpatrick's regiments return several time
who could not offer any serious resistance. The division, after having bivouacked at Gettysburg and Mummasburg, reached the neighborhood of Berlin on the 27th and York on the 28th. Gordon's brigade, following the railroad, had marched with greater speed than the others, and arrived at York at an early hour. Early immediately dieutenant, the latter did not suppose that he meant the rear of his columns on the march northward, but rather his base of operations at the east; when he mentioned York as the point near which he might encounter Early and join the head of the Confederate army by following its right flank without ceasing to cover it, Stuart looked armies, which in order to move with rapidity are obliged to follow them; therefore, as we have seen, three of these highways—those of Chambersburg, Baltimore, and York—centred at Gettysburg. Such is the ground upon which unforeseen circumstances were about to bring the two armies in hostile contact. Neither Meade nor Lee had
Percy Wyndham (search for this): chapter 4
ficer whom we have already had occasion to mention, Colonel Percy Wyndham, comes promptly to dispute it with him. While one s some of the enemy's pieces posted back of Fleetwood Hill, Wyndham hurls the First Maryland against the station on the left. mber of prisoners and dislodging the Confederates from it. Wyndham's whole brigade, supported on the right by Kilpatrick's, tAfter a brisk combat the Southern troopers are dispersed. Wyndham captures three of the enemy's guns, as also a cluster of bountry. He hurls all the troops under his command against Wyndham, whose squadrons have been somewhat scattered during the f of pistols, which the combatants have no time to reload. Wyndham, pressed by superior forces, has fallen back near the stated on the Confederate side, and three superior officers in Wyndham's brigade alone. Yet in the presence of forces twice ass brigade beyond the railroad, and almost at the same time Wyndham, after having lost the five pieces of artillery so long di
A. R. Wright (search for this): chapter 4
hree brigades, commanded by Wilcox, Perry, and Wright, against Humphreys. The first-mentioned commainst the front of the latter, while farther on Wright menaces his flank. It is near seven o'clock. ls Posey and Mahone, who, being on the left of Wright, ought to be the first to follow him, have, asis the first to make the attack. On the left, Wright, receiving the oblique fire of several guns possumes all its responsibility before history. Wright, encouraged by the sight of the crowds that arsame order as on the previous day: Perry, then Wright on the right, partly masked by the left of the if he deems it necessary, to push Perry's and Wright's brigades forward. He directs Pickett to desfort to pierce it. More to the left, Perry and Wright are only waiting for orders to renew the comback Creek — has still three brigades (one under Wright and two under Wheaton) that have not yet been Gilvery's artillery. Wheaton on the left and Wright on the right are formed several lines deep. O
cond corps, placed by Major Hazzard in the rear of the infantry along the rocky line which gradually trends northward; one of them is placed half-way on the left; the other three, under Arnold, Cushing, and Brown, are located on the high ridge. Woodruff's regular battery occupies Ziegler's Grove. Finally, to the right of the front exposed to the enemy's fire a regular battery, and eight others belonging to the First and Eleventh corps, form under Major Osborne an irregular line turning north-wg. The ridge of this plateau, the summit of which is very level, is bordered at the west by rocks which project from the soil, sometimes to a height of four or five feet, forming a wall, as on the summit of Culp's Hill. The wood is defended by Woodruff's guns, posted along the lower edge, masking the right of the Third division of the Second corps, commanded by Hays. Farther on, the natural wall affords the latter strong defensive positions; fifty yards south of the wood, above a spring calle
W. T. Wofford (search for this): chapter 4
mes, on the right, Barksdale on the left, and Wofford behind him: it was thus to follow this road i two flanks which lies opposite to the west. Wofford, placed in the rear of his right, comes by a xample sustains their courage. On his right, Wofford, following his success, bears to the eastwardithout support. It is against this wing that Wofford, after the capture of the orchard, descends wer the Millerstown road: on the left, that of Wofford pushes forward in order to support Barksdale e left of the Unionists. But Barksdale and Wofford threaten to separate this left from all the rtheir dying chief in the hands of the enemy. Wofford, who supports them on the right, cannot go be had failed to carry the day before, and that Wofford plainly declared the thing to be impossible. e remnants of Wilcox's brigade, Mc-Laws makes Wofford's and Barksdale's brigades, commanded by Coloovers the position of the orchard: Semmes and Wofford have their troops massed close to the houses;[2 more...]
ducing those which guarded the capital and the coast to a figure which, compared with the garrison of Washington, was indeed insignificant, but less so than the clamors of the inhabitants of Richmond had led the Federals to suppose. Only three brigades had been left in North Carolina: Clingman at Washington, Colquitt at Kinston, and Martin at Weldon. But five brigades were stationed at Richmond and in its vicinity: Ransom and Jenkins, at the south, extended their lines as far as Petersburg; Wise and Cook along the suburbs of the city; finally, Corse at Hanover Junction. It is true that on the 24th the latter was sent to Gordonsville, leaving only one regiment behind him; but notwithstanding his departure the Confederates could yet muster eight or nine thousand men in the works which surrounded the capital: it was more than was necessary to protect it from any sudden attack. On the 25th, Colonel Spear was sent by Keyes, with about one thousand cavalry, to destroy the railroad-bri
long the road which runs in the direction of Plum Run: thirty pieces of cannon thus defend the position of the orchard. Winslow, with twelve howitzers, very formidable at short range, is planted in the wheatfield behind De Trobriand; finally, Smithhree brigades at the same time renew the attack. De Trobriand and Ward offer the most desperate resistance; Smith's and Winslow's batteries support them as much as the nature of the ground will allow. The woods, the rocks, and the slopes give the he wheat-field behind the wall which at the south separates this field from that portion of the wood abandoned by Ward. Winslow fires his guns against this wood. By thus increasing the length of his line De Trobriand only keeps two small regimentsowding the wood, take the Seventeenth Maine, posted behind the wall, in flank, and, proceeding to the wheat-field, force Winslow to remove his guns to the rear, and menace the flank of De Trobriand's weak line. The latter is assailed at the same ti
J. M. Williams (search for this): chapter 4
ard, he had ordered his First division, under Williams, to take possession of it. The latter, ascend while, Geary's division, which was following Williams, had continued its march upon Gettysburg, arrps. Half an hour later, Slocum, who had left Williams as soon as he understood the situation of thee-hundred-and-forty-seventh Pennsylvania.—Ed. Williams, with the other division of the same corps, hes of Culp's Hill to the right of Wadsworth. Williams being already at Rock Creek, the whole of thead temporarily taken position on the right of Williams' division; but at eight o'clock, when Geary che streamlet flowing from Spangler's Spring. Williams prolonged his line in the same direction by rmmoned from the right are already in motion. Williams' division has struck the cross-road which dirn Geary in the positions defended by Greene. Williams' division, increased to three brigades by thers how near he is to the Baltimore turnpike. Williams, with whom Slocum, commanding the entire righ[4 more...]
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