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Stonewall Jackson (search for this): chapter 8
Alexandria. tragedy at the Marshall House. Jackson, the martyr. the affair of great Bethel. ea scene at the Henry House. timely arrival of Jackson. Gen. Beauregard disconcerted. ride from th flag flying. The proprietor of the hotel, Mr. Jackson, captain of an artillery company in his towhe flag on his arm. And you are mine, replied Jackson, as he quickly raised his gun, and dischargedthat the Federals were still advancing; and Gen. Jackson-afterwards known as the immortal Stonewall Jackson — with his brigade, was sent to the neighbourhood of Martinsburg, to aid Stuart's cavalry i; the river being scarcely waist-deep there. Jackson fell back to Falling Waters, on the main roadops was then sent forward to reconnoitre, and Jackson was encountered in a position where he had foch the enemy was advancing. For half an hour Jackson succeeded in maintaining his ground; but, at an, and bringing off forty-five prisoners. Jackson having rejoined the main army under Johnston,
s countermanded. Holmes' two regiments and a battery of artillery of six guns, Early's brigade and two regiments from Bonham's brigade, with Kemper's four six-pounders were ordered up to support the left flank. The battle was re-established ; but the aspect of affairs was yet desperate in the extreme. Confronting the enemy's attack Gen. Beauregard had as yet not more than sixty-five hundred infantry and artillerists, with but thirteen pieces of artillery, and two companies of cavalry. Gens. Ewell, Jones (D. R.), Longstreet and Bonham had been directed to make a demonstration to their several fronts, to retain and engross the enemy's reserves and forces on their flank, and at and around Centreville. Gen. Johnston had left the immediate conduct of the field to Beauregard, and had gone in the direction of the Lewis House, to urge reinforcements forward. The battle was now to rage long and fiercely on the plateau designated by the two wooden houses — the Henry and Robinson House-w
is rear, and five thousand in his front, Col. Pegram endeavored to escape with his command after a small loss in action. Six companies of infantry succeeded in escaping; the other part of the command was surrendered as prisoners of war. As soon as Gen. Garnett heard of the result of the engagement at Rich Mountain, he determined to evacuate Laurel Hill, and retire to Huttonsville by the way of Beverley. But this plan was disconcerted by a failure to block the road from Rich Mountain to Beverley; and Gen. Garnett was compelled to retreat by a mountain road into Hardy County. The retreat was a painful one, and attended with great suffering; the pursuing enemy fell upon the rear of the distressed little army at every opportunity; and at one of the fords on Little Cheat River four companies of a Georgia regiment were cut off, and Gen. Garnett himself was killed by one of the enemy's sharpshooters. The results of the engagements on the mountain and of the pursuit of the retreating
s a lieutenant, obtained two brevets in it, the last that of major; and was subsequently placed by the Government in charge of the construction of some public buildings at New Orleans, as well as the fortifications on and near the mouth of the Mississippi. About the beginning of the year 1861, he was appointed superintendent of the Military Academy at West Point; but the appointment was revoked within forty-eight hours by President Buchanan, for the spiteful reason, as is alleged, that Senator Slidell of Louisiana, the brother-in-law of the nominee, had given offence by a secession speech at Washington. Subsequently, Major Beauregard resigned his commission in the service of the United States, and was appointed by Gov. Moore of Louisiana, Colonel of Engineers in the Provisional Army of the South; from which position, as we have seen, he was called by President Davis to the defence of Charleston. Gen. Beauregard was singularly impassioned in defence of the cause which he served.
Longstreet (search for this): chapter 8
ent to Beauregard's line. the battle of Manassas. the affair of 18th July. Longstreet's gallant defence. theatre of the great battle. Beauregard's change of purptry, with artillery and cavalry on .Blackburn's Ford, which was covered by Gen. Longstreet's brigade. Before advancing his infantry, the enemy maintained a fire of Twice the enemy was foiled and driven back by the Confederate skirmishers and Longstreet's reserve companies. As he returned to the contest, Longstreet, who commandeLongstreet, who commanded only twelve hundred bayonets, had been reinforced with two regiments of infantry and two pieces of artillery. Unable to effect a passage of the stream, the enemy'sort the left flank. The movement of the right and centre, begun by Jones and Longstreet, was countermanded. Holmes' two regiments and a battery of artillery of six eces of artillery, and two companies of cavalry. Gens. Ewell, Jones (D. R.), Longstreet and Bonham had been directed to make a demonstration to their several fronts,
extreme left at Stone Bridge being held by Colonel Evans with only a regiment and battalion. It hae the enemy opened a light cannonade upon Col Evans' position at Stone Bridge. This continued for the enemy had crossed the stream above him, Col. Evans fell back. As the masses of the enemy drew e repeated with emphasis. It is true that Col. Evans, who had held the position at Stone Bridge, ered over sixteen thousand men of all arms. Col. Evans had eleven companies and two field-pieces. obinson House, just as the commands of Bee and Evans had taken shelter in a wooded ravine, and Jack brilliant feat of arms-General, then Colonel, Evans. To him I communicated my doubts and my fearsontinuation of the engagement. Turning to Col. Evans, the anxious commander directed him to procereadiness to support and protect a retreat. Col. Evans had proceeded but a little way. Both officerhis moment an orderly came dashing forward. Col. Evans, exclaimed Beauregard, his face lighting up,[1 more...]
Robert E. Lee (search for this): chapter 8
clamour against President Lincoln and Gen. Scott. Early indications of the real objects of the war. the rights of humanity. Virginia the great theatre of the war. the grand army of the North. consultation of President Davis and Beauregard and Lee. Beauregard's line of defence in Northern Virginia. sketch of General Beauregard. his person and manners. his opinion of the Yankee. the army of the Potomac and the army of the Shenandoah. Gen. Johnson's evacuation of Harper's Ferry. Stonen, indeed, a very short career of Yankee popularity. On the Confederate side, preparations for the coming contest were quite as busy, if not so extensive. At the beginning of June, Gen. Beauregard was in consultation with President Davis and Gen. Lee, at Richmond, while, by means of couriers, they held frequent communication with Gen. Johnston, then in command near Harper's Ferry. The result was, that a military campaign was decided upon, embracing defensive operations in North Virginia and
G. T. Beauregard (search for this): chapter 8
defence in Northern Virginia. sketch of General Beauregard. his person and manners. his opinion ovancing on Manassas. Johnston's movement to Beauregard's line. the battle of Manassas. the affairks of the stream were rocky and steep. Gen. Beauregard was fresh from the glories of Sumter. A sion speech at Washington. Subsequently, Major Beauregard resigned his commission in the service ofrevent the union of his forces with those of Beauregard, then strongly encamped on the plains of Man the Stone Bridge, where the extreme left of Beauregard's army rested. The bumping of heavy wagons nd Johnston? They were four miles away. Gen. Beauregard had become involved in a series of blundeowered. Dashing on at a headlong gallop, Gens. Beauregard and Johnston reached the field of action,y and Robinson House-which stood upon it. Gen. Beauregard determined to repossess himself of the pohe required quarter, were at hand just as Gen. Beauregard had ordered forward a second effort for t[26 more...]
Wade Hampton (search for this): chapter 8
ust a bayonet into his breast as he was in the act of falling. In the low country of Virginia, in the vicinity of Fortress Monroe, an affair occurred on the 10th of June, which, though it is not to be ranked as a decisive engagement, was certainly a serious and well-timed check to the enemy in this direction. A Federal column, exceeding four thousand men, moved out from Fortress Monroe in the direction of Great Bethel, a church which stood about nine miles on the road leading south from Hampton. The position here had been entrenched by Gen. J. B. Magruder, who had in his command about eighteen hundred men. It was designed by the enemy to attack the Confederates in their front, while another portion of the column should cross the creek, which ran here, some distance below, and attempt to get into the Confederate work through a gorge which was supposed to be open. The attack in front was easily repulsed, as the Federals never dared to advance from the woods which obscured their po
George B. McClellan (search for this): chapter 8
Jackson's first affair with the enemy. Johnston amusing the enemy. affair of Rich Mountain. McClellan's march into Northwestern Virginia. Rosecrans' capture of the Confederate force on Rich Mountat an attempt would be made by that general to form a junction in the Shenandoah Valley with Gen. McClellan, then advancing towards Winchester from the western parts of Virginia. To prevent this juncnd the rich counties of the Southwest. The affair of Rich Mountain. An army under Gen. George B. McClellan was to be used for this purpose. Its advanced regiments had already penetrated far in try roads, from Wheeling and the Ohio River to Buckhannon, in Upshur County. The movements of McClellan were now directed towards Beverley, with the object of getting to the rear of Gen. Garnett, whnd men, was to gain, by a difficult march through the mountain, Pegram's left and rear, while McClellan attacked in front with five thousand men, and a number of pieces of artillery. On the 11th of
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