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Daniel H. Hill (search for this): chapter 5.24
e order detached Early's, D. R. Jones's, and D. H. Hill's divisions from the Army of Northern Virgin97]. This event was not mentioned in General D. H. Hill's report, although General Rains belongef the 5th, at Williamsburg, Longstreet's and D. H. Hill's divisions being those there engaged [II., , . . . 15,680 [240 too little.--J. E. J.] ; D. H. Hill's division, . . . 11,151; cavalry brigade, 1an one-fifth of its number in Magruder's and D. H. Hill's divisions. This plan is probably the wildh, armed reconnoissances were made under General D. H. Hill's direction — on the Charles City road b were directed to conduct their divisions to D. H. Hill's position on the Williamsburg road, and G. l army. Being confident that Longstreet and D. H. Hill, with their forces united, would be successf the report of the first field-piece. General D. H. Hill, who directed the onset, says in his reps. An obstinate contest began, Lieutenant-General Daniel H. Hill, C. S. A. From a photograph. and[1 more...]
Alexander R. Lawton (search for this): chapter 5.24
e 4 bodies of them came to Richmond in time. One who, like me, had opportunity to observe that Mr. Davis was almost invariably too late in reinforcing threatened from unthreatened points, has no apology for the assumption that this was an exception. General Ripley reported officially that he brought 5000 from Charleston, and explained in writing that, arriving before them, he was assigned to the command of the brigade of 2366, his 5000 being distributed as they arrived in detachments. General Lawton stated in writing that he brought about 6000 men from Georgia to the Valley; but as they had never marched before, they were incapable of moving at Jackson's rate, and he estimated that 2500 had been unable to keep their places when they arrived at Gaines's Mill, where, as he states, he had 3500. But the laggards rejoined him in two or three days. I estimated Jackson's and Ewell's forces at 16,000, because Ewell told me that his was 8000, and Jackson's had been usually about twenty-f
t General Johnston, when retreating from Yorktown, told his volunteer aide, Mr. McFarland, that he [Johnston] expected or intended to give up Richmond, This story of Mr. McFarland is incredible. He, a very rich, fat old man, could not have been an aide-de-camp. As I did not know him at all until four years later, and thenshington, in answer to my question, Had I ever a volunteer aide-de-camp named McFarland, or any volunteer aide-de-camp after leaving Manassas, while serving in Virgiinly had not. My position as your staff-officer justifies me in saying that Mr. McFarland was not with you in any capacity. Surgeon A. M. Fauntleroy, in answer toichmond; or did you ever in that time see an old gentleman of Richmond, named McFarland, about my headquarters? writes: I never did. I cannot well see how such e army was between Yorktown and Richmond. I was personally acquainted with Mr. McFarland of Richmond, but never saw him at our headquarters, nor heard of his ever h
Wade Hampton (search for this): chapter 5.24
r six miles long. The only thing he ought to have done, or had time to do, was postponed almost twenty hours--the putting General Lee, who was near, in command of the army. The operations of the Confederate troops in this battle were very much retarded by the broad ponds of rain-water,--in many places more than knee-deep,--by the deep mud, and by the dense woods and thickets that covered the ground. Brigadier-General Hatton was among the killed, and Brigadier-Generals Pettigrew and Hampton were severely wounded. The latter kept his saddle, and served to the end of the action. Among the killed on the Williamsburg road were Colonels Moore, of Alabama, Jones, and Lomax. In the two days battle, the Confederate loss, so far as the reports indicate, was 6134 (including the loss in G. W. Smith's division, which was 1283); and the Federal loss, according to the revised returns, was 5031. Prisoners to the number of 350, 10 pieces of artillery, 6700 muskets and rifles in excellen
George B. McClellan (search for this): chapter 5.24
Peninsula Mr. Davis says: Early in April General McClellan had landed about 100,000 men at or near on as it was definitely ascertained that General McClellan, with his main army, was on the Peninsul at the time. I represented to him that General McClellan's design was, almost certainly, to demolsignment was included in the order to oppose McClellan at Yorktown; that order added to my then com Mr. Davis expresses the opinion that General McClellan certainly might have sent a detachment f [Vol. II., p. 91] he says: Whether General McClellan . . . would have made an early assault .s with the main army, I determined to attack McClellan before McDowell could join him; and the majowas to bring on the inevitable battle before McClellan should receive an addition of 40,000 men to eturn to my first design — that of attacking McClellan's left wing on the Williamsburg road as soonnty-two of our twenty-eight brigades against McClellan's left wing, about two-fifths of his army. [4 more...]
J. B. Washington (search for this): chapter 5.24
aff-officer justifies me in saying that Mr. McFarland was not with you in any capacity. Surgeon A. M. Fauntleroy, in answer to my question, Had I a volunteer aide-de-camp in May, 1862, especially when the army was moving from Yorktown toward Richmond; or did you ever in that time see an old gentleman of Richmond, named McFarland, about my headquarters? writes: I never did. I cannot well see how such a person could have escaped my observation, if he was there at any time. And J. B. Washington, president of the Baltimore and Philadelphia Railway, writes me as follows: You had not on your staff after leaving Manassas a volunteer aide-de-camp, especially during May, 1862, when the army was between Yorktown and Richmond. I was personally acquainted with Mr. McFarland of Richmond, but never saw him at our headquarters, nor heard of his ever having been there. Having served as aide-de-camp on your staff from May, 1861, to February, 1864, I was in the position to know of the
Thomas H. Carter (search for this): chapter 5.24
upied a line of rifle-pits, strengthened by a redoubt and abatis. Here the resistance was very obstinate; for the Federals, commanded by an officer of skill and tried courage, fought as soldiers generally do under good leaders; and time and vigorous efforts of superior numbers were required to drive them from their ground. But the resolution of Garland's and G. B. Anderson's brigades, that pressed forward on our left through an open field, under a destructive fire, the admirable service of Carter's and Bondurant's batteries, and a skillfully combined attack upon the Federal left, under General Hill's direction, by Rodes's brigade in front and that of Rains in flank, were at last successful, and the enemy abandoned their intrenchments. Just then reenforcements from Couch's division came up, and an effort was made to recover the position. Bu t it was to no purpose; for two regiments of R. H. Anderson's brigade reinforced Hill's troops, and the Federals were driven back to Seven Pines
Zealous B. Tower (search for this): chapter 5.24
position at Fair Oaks was, in general, maintained on both days of the battle. Part of the field at Seven Pines was regained on the second day (June 1st) by the troops of General Heintzelman, who reported that our troops pushed as far forward as the battle-field of the previous day, where they found many of our wounded and those of the enemy. General Daniel E. Sickles, who led the advance on Seven Pines on the 1st, states in his report that the fields were strewn with Enfield rifles, marked Tower, 1862, and muskets, marked Virginia, thrown away by the enemy in his hurried retreat. In the camp occupied by General Casey and General Couch on Saturday, before the battle of Seven Pines, we found rebel caissons filled with ammunition, a large number of small-arms and several baggage wagons.--Editors. Besides, the Federal army had been advancing steadily until the Major-General Gustavus W. Smith, C. S. A. From a photograph. day of this battle; after it they made not another step forward,
Greenlee Davidson (search for this): chapter 5.24
The total Union loss was 2283, and Hooker's loss, 1575. See tables, p. 200.--Editors. But Kearny's, Couch's, and two-thirds of Smith's division, and Peck's brigade were engaged also; a loss of 528 is very small among so many. Peck's brigade (five regiments) belonged to Couch's division and was the only brigade of that division which took part in the battle. Five regiments of Kearny's division (2 of Birney's brigade and 3 of Berry's) and 6 of Smith's division (4 of Hancock's and 2 of Davidson's) were engaged, so the loss (exclusive of Hooker's) of 528 belonged, in fact, to only 16 regiments.--Editors. Mr. Davis says: Soon after General Johnston took position on the north of the Chickahominy, accompanied by General Lee, I rode out to his headquarters. . . . A long conversation followed, which was so inconclusive that it lasted until late in the night, so late that we remained until the next morning. As we rode back to Richmond, . . . General Lee confessed himself, as I w
Official Records (search for this): chapter 5.24
. J.] ; D. H. Hill's division, . . . 11,151; cavalry brigade, 1289; reserve artillery, 1160; According to General Johnston's memorandum of May 21st, 1862, Official Records, Vol. XI., Part III., p. 531, the reserve artillery numbered 920.--Editors. total effective men, 53,688. The above is from Major Taylor's memorandum givth Carolina, and one from North Carolina (Anderson's), in all 8000, in addition to those [2500.--J. E. J.] previously there.--General Lee's letter, May 8th.--Official Records, Vol. XI., Part III., pp 500-1.--J. E. J. and the second, Branch's brigade, greatly strengthened to protect the railroad at Gordonsville, and estimated by Guld increase the interval between his left and the right, which was beyond the Chickahominy. McDowell's corps of 40,000 men McDowell says, May 22d, 1862, Official Records, Vol. XII., Part III., p. 214, that he would require subsistence for 38,000 men. This included both effectives and non-effectives. A fair deduction would l
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