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eously posted. General A. P. Hill observing a hill on the enemy's extreme left, occupied by infantry without artillery, and protected only by abattis of felled timber, directed General Pender, with his own brigade and those of Archer and Colonel Brockenbrough, to seize the crest, which was done with slight resistance. At the same time, he ordered Generals Branch and Gregg to march along the Shenandoah, and taking advantage of the ravines intersecting its steep banks, to establish themselves onder, Lane, and Archer, occupied the edge of a wood. Lieutenant-Colonel Walker, with fourteen pieces of artillery, was posted near the right, supported by the Fortieth and Thirty-fifth Virginia regiments, of Field's brigade, commanded by Colonel Brockenbrough. Lane's brigade, thrown forward in advance of the general line, held the woods, which here projected into the open ground. Thomas's brigade was stationed behind the interval between Lane and Pender, and Gregg's in rear of that, between
centre. The batteries of Courtnay, Lusk, Brockenbrough, and Rains in the centre, General Stewart'e. Soon after, guns from the batteries of Brockenbrough, Courtnay, and Rains, were brought forward command of the left. I had Courtnay's, Brockenbrough's, Raines's, and Lusk's batteries. The enrible storm of shot and shell. He and Captain Brockenbrough have been under my observation since t, routed at every point. A section of Captain Brockenbrough's battery joined me just as the retrea the batteries of Captains Courtnay, Lusk, Brockenbrough, Rice, and Raines, while those of Cutshaw wing from the field, as also a part of Captain Brockenbrough's, having exhausted their ammunition. e guns from the batteries of Captain Chew, Brockenbrough, Raines, Courtnay, and Lusk, the latter ofoding, and a travelling forge given to Captain Brockenbrough. Your obedient servant, S. Crutchf regiment,    5   Lusk's Battery,   23   Brockenbrough's Battery,   2      17 657 
Bradley T. Johnson, with the batteries of Brockenbrough, Carrington, and Courtnay. Jackson's divice with detachments of the enemy, in which Brockenbrough's battery, the First Maryland, Thirteenth f our infantry. Reinforced by the guns of Brockenbrough, Carrington, and Courtnay, of my command, r to state that the Fortieth Virginia, Colonel Brockenbrough, forming my extreme left, became detacry respectfully, your obedient servant, J. M. Brockenbrough, Colonel Fortieth Virginia Volunteers. nts Mann and Garnett were killed, and Lieutenant Brockenbrough and two or three color-bearers wounden Lawson, and Captain Alexander, and Lieutenants Brockenbrough, Roane, Reynolds, Davis, Healy, and particularly Captain Fauntleroy and Lieutenants Brockenbrough and Roane. The General's attentioivision, viz., those of Captains Courtnay, Brockenbrough, and Carrington, and among them there wererhaps a little later, the batteries of Captains Brockenbrough, Carrington, and Courtnay were ordered[1 more...]
the brigades of Branch, Gregg, Field, (Colonel Brockenbrough commanding,) Pender, Archer, and Colon to by the batteries of Poague, Carpenter, Brockenbrough, Raines, Caskie, and Wooding. About sunriadway was made, but throwing in Pender and Brockenbrough, their advance was again checked, and even I sent forward the brigades of Branch and Brockenbrough to feel and engage the enemy. This battlechief of artillery, the long-range guns of Brockenbrough's, Wooding's, Poague's, and Carpenter's baI was ordered to take position between Colonel Brockenbrough, on the left, and Colonel Lane, on my ppens's battalion, Captain Raine's and Captain Brockenbrough's batteries. Enclosed find list of cattery of light artillery, commanded by Captain Brockenbrough and attached to this brigade, which ophdrawn, and the others, viz., those of Captains Brockenbrough, Latimer, and D'Aquin, were at once mow's battery and a caisson belonging to Captain Brockenbrough's were lost on this side of the river [19 more...]
ments of Field's brigade, commanded by Colonel Brockenbrough, and the brigades of Archer, Lane, andwood to the railroad; the two regiments of Brockenbrough's command, Archer, with the First Tennessed by the commands of Captains Davidson and Brockenbrough. They were soon driven off by canister; badvisable to withdraw the batteries of Captain Brockenbrough, placed in advance of the railroad, be front line consisting of two regiments of Brockenbrough's brigade, the brigades of Generals Archerexecuted, and assisted by two regiments of Brockenbrough, (Forty-seventh Virginia and Twenty-secondrespectfully, Your obedient servant, J. M. Brockenbrough, Colonel, commanding Brigade. Reporbout six o'clock, we were conducted by Captain Brockenbrough, then acting chief of artillery, to a dly advancing, which being observed by Captain Brockenbrough, he called on our support to come to o. He soon returned, informing me that Captain Brockenbrough was riding at the head of the retiring[9 more...]
galling fire than this force. The brigades of Lane, McGowan, and a portion of Heth's, (Colonel Brockenbrough commanding,) notwithstanding, drove the enemy from his works and held them for some timely exposed, no officers or men could have done better than Generals Lane and McGowan and Colonel Brockenbrough. The light division, (A. P. Hill's,) although unfortunately deprived of the presence ofd in line of battle, parallel to the plank road. The earliest troops on the ground were Colonel Brockenbrough's and another Virginia regiment, belonging, I think, to the same brigade. These were suvant, D. H. Hamilton, Colonel, commanding Second Brigade, Light Division. Report of Colonel Brockenbrough. headquarters Heth's brigade, May 18, 1863. R. H. Finney, A. A. G. Light Division:of officers and men were unexceptionable. Very respectfully, Your obedient servant, J. M. Brockenbrough, Colonel, commanding Brigade. Report of Colonel Baldwin. Ordnance office, army o
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 6. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The Gettysburg campaign--official reports. (search)
ft of the same road, also in line of battle; Pettigrew's brigade and Heth's old brigade, Colonel Brockenbrough commanding, were held in reserve. Archer and Davis were now directed to advance, the . D. Fry, Thirteenth Alabama regiment, commanding) on the right, Pettigrew in the centre and Brockenbrough on the left. Davis' brigade was kept on the left of the road, that it might collect its stry engaged. The enemy was steadily driven before it at all points, except on the left, where Brockenbrough was held in check for a short time, but finally succeeded in driving the enemy before him in confusion. Brockenbrough's brigade behaved with its usual gallantry, capturing two stands of colors and a number of prisoners. The officer who made the report of the part taken by BrockenbrougBrockenbrough's brigade in this day's fight, has ommitted to mention the names of the officers and soldiers who distinguished themselves on this occasion. Pettigrew's brigade encountered the enemy in heavy fo
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Fight with gunboats at Mathias point. (search)
es's Point and the timber in question — especially under the then sweeping fire of the enemy's guns, involving the prospect of serious loss — I directed Colonel J. M. Brockenbrough, Fortieth regiment Volunteers, Some companies were then assembled, but the Fortieth regiment had not been organized, except on paper, and all troops ter in a small skirt of underbrush, and we abstained from firing on them, as it would have precititated the retreat of the enemy from the forest before Colonel Brockenbrough's force could have engaged him there, by which means he would have effected his escape unpunished. About 6 o'clock P. M. Colonel Brockenbrough opened fire oColonel Brockenbrough opened fire on the enemy, apparently retreating to his boats, but in reality returning to the steamers to carry a howitzer battery on shore, and drove him in confusion into his boats and the river. A brief skirmish ensued, in which several of the enemy fell and were supposed to have been killed and wounded. During the conflict the fire of our
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Memoir of the First Maryland regiment. (search)
ght until dark. But as we diminished our pace he slackened his, and indicated that though eager to strike a flying foe, he was not so well prepared to fight one which faced him. Since leaving New Market, such had been our attitude, willingness to fight him whenever the position suited us. On Friday morning, June 6th, we marched late. General Steuart had been relieved of his cavalry command and returned to the Maryland line, consisting of the regiment, the Baltimore Light Artillery, Captain Brockenbrough, and Captain Brown's cavalry company, which had joined us just after the fight at Winchester. He had also assigned to him the Fifty-eighth, Forty-fourth, and two other Virginia regiments. That morning being the rear-guard we were late starting, and delayed by the enormous trains which were carrying off the plunder of the expedition, by the afternoon we had not marched more than three miles. The head of this column was then at Fort Republic, five miles distant, where a bridge span
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Notes on Ewell's division in the campaign of 1862. (search)
dley T. Johnson. Seventh Brigade.--Fifteenth Alabama regiment, Colonel Jas. Cantey; Sixteenth Mississippi regiment, Colonel Carnot Posey; Twenty-first Georgia regiment, Colonel J. F. Mercer; Twenty-first North Carolina regiment, Colonel W. W. Kirkland. Eighth Brigade.--Sixth Louisiana regiment, Colonel J. G. Seymour; Seventh Louisiana regiment, Colonel H. T. Hays; Eighth Louisiana regiment, Colonel H. B. Kelly; Ninth Louisiana regiment, Colonel Randolph. Baltimore Light Artillery, Captain Brockenbrough; Courtney Artillery, Captain A. R. Courtney; Johnson's Virginia battery (the Bedford battery), I am persuaded, was also with us at this time. I know we had three batteries. C. B. Wheat's special Louisiana battalion, Major C. R. Wheat. The Second and Sixth Virginia cavalry were left with General Ewell by General J. E. B. Stuart, when he went to the Peninsula, a few days after our first skirmish, and the burning of the railroad bridge over the Rappahannock. Colonel R. C. W. R
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