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William Jones' Brigade had previously been associated with the Division but generally had served on detached duty. An engagement that was to prove critical to the Gettysburg Campaign occurred at Brandy Station on June 9, 1863. A Federal cavalry offensive surprised Stuart's command and the biggest cavalry engagement of the war ensued. Here, along with about 530 other casualties, Robert E. Lee's son, Rooney Lee, received a serious wound. Colonel John Chambliss, who formerly had led the 13th...

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Early's Division - Jones' Artillery Battalion Jones' Artillery Battalion began the campaign under strength, taking only thirteen artillery pieces on the march from Fredericksburg. At the Battle of Winchester, June 14, 1863, the Battalion made a circuitous, 10-mile march to obtain a commanding position overlooking a Union fortification. After Jones carefully reconnoitred the ground, he positioned his own battalion and two batteries from The 3-inch ordnance rifle was favoured for its...

Battalion Equipment

Major William Thomas Poague, age 27, was a teacher and then a lawyer prior to the war. He returned from his practice in Missouri to enlist in the Rockbridge Artillery of Virginia. types had not been pressed. Consequently, Poague's Battalion had a mixture of pieces which increased the problems of ammunition supply and impaired the Battalion's general efficiency. The Battalion, with three batteries, departed Fredericksburg on June 15, 1863. Reaching Culpeper Court House two days later, it was...

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Co one James Newell Lightfootl Major Isaac Franklin Culver Captain Milledge L. Bowie 382 troops present for duty equipped O'Neal's bravery at Gaines' Mill while acting brigade commander, John Gordon, commended his gallant conduct at Malvern Hill. The Brigade had forged a valiant reputation at high cost. After avoiding the fighting at Second Manassas, Rodes' Brigade participated in the invasion of Maryland in September 1862. At the Battle of South Mountain, it lost 422 men including a serious...

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Co. K Captain William L. Broocke's Co. Co. L Captain Charles N. Lawson's Co. Co. M Captain John F, Alexander's Co. g the spring of 1863, the Brigade was removed from the Light Division and transferred, along with that division's other least distinguished brigade, to Heth's newly formed division. Again Lee declined to promote Brock- enbrough. As the brigade marched north to Pennsylvania, it included veteran soldiers as good as any in the army. However, it had...

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Brigadier-General John Brown Gordon 6 Staff and Field Officers Brigadier-General John Brown Gordon, age 31, was a lawyer from Georgia. Accompanied on campaign throughout the war by his wife, when she went to the rear, his men that battle was imminent. 13th Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry Colonel James Milton Smith 312 troops present for duty equipped Co. A Confederate Guards Co. B Meriwether Volunteers Co. F Fayette Rangers Co. G Early Guards Co. I Stark Volunteers Co. K Evans Guards retake...

The Army Of Northern Virginia

M Corps, like Its sister i Corps, came into existence in 1862 when Lee reorganised the army after the Seven Days' Battles. Under the command of Thomas Stonewall Jackson it achieved enduring renown for its hard, fast marching and lightning battlefield strokes The shocking loss of its commander at Chancellorsville required the Corps Lieutenant-General Richard Stoddert EweJI. His II Corps had reached Carlisle where he was ordered to concentrate at Gettysburg. Ewell turned south and arrived on the...

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Daniel's Brigade first appeared in the Virginia theatre in April 1862 in time for the Seven Days' Battles. The Brigade barely saw combat during this campaign. The Brigade's losses for the campaign were two killed and 22 wounded. When Lee took the majority of the army away from Richmond for the Second Manassas Campaign, it remained behind to guard Drewry's Bluff on the James River. The Brigade then uneventfully spent the winter of 1862-63 in its home state. Brigadier-General Junius Daniel 4...

Edward Stephens Mccarthy

(90 troops present for duty equipped) 90 troops present for duty equipped) I CSA Army Corps - Pickett's Division In February 1862 Brigadier-General George Pickett assumed command of a Virginia brigade that had been left leaderless when its commander, Major-General George Edward Pickett, age 38 at Gettysburg, was last in his class at West Point. Undeterred, he became a career soldier whose meticulous attention to his grooming belied his hard-charging battlefield conduct. Brigadier-General Philip...

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On May 3, the Brigade continued its advance with Ramseur at its head literally striding over the bodies of prostrate, disheartened soldiers. Charging into intense fire, the Brigade overran a defended breastwork. Isolated and exposed, it fought until nearly out of ammunition. Eventually the Stonewall Brigade rallied to come to its support. The Brigade suffered the heaviest losses of any Confederate brigade in the battle 151 killed, 529 wounded, and 108 missing....

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Colonel William Whedbee Kirkland 436 troops present for duty equipped impressed his superiors including Pender, Hood, and Early. Lee however considered him unready for promotion to General. The Brigade departed the Fredericksburg lines around 2300 hours on June 4. It participated in the combats around Winchester beginning on June 13 but Colonel Archibald Campbell Godwin 297 troops present for duty equipped Cos. A thru K. All Company names not available was not heavily engaged losing only one...

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Fairia gt c CourtHouse Brigadier-General William Nelson Pendleton, a West Point graduate, was aged 53, sickly and unsuited for command and yet remained a Lee favourite. new that II Corps' soldiers liked and respected him. He considered Ewell an honest, brave soldier, who -as always done his duty well. He worried that Ewell was accustomed to close supervision and would now ave to exercise independent judgement. In contrast to -is tepid praise for Ewell was his attitude toward his choice to...

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Fter Chancellorsville, Lee's army sent two combat-depleted brigades to help defend North Carolina and received from that state two fresh Brigadier-General James Johnston Pettigrew, 34, was an accomplished linguist, scholar, and lawyer from North Carolina who turned his intelligence to the pursuit of war. Gallant and self-effacing, he was revered by his men. brigades. One of those was Pettigrew's North Carolina Brigade. Previously the Brigade had seen little combat. Its commander was a brilliant...

Reserve Artillery Equipment

33 Caissons 492 Horses 9 Forges 1 Battery Wagon this superior Federal ordnance with the Rockbridge Artillery acquiring two 20-pounder Parrotts. On the night of June 30, the Artillery Reserve was between Green Village and Scotland. They were trailing Johnson's Division a little north and west of Chambersburg. It was not until late on July 1 that the two battalions of the II Corps Reserve Artillery arrived at Gettysburg in time to participate in the fighting on the next day. Captain Willis...

48th Virginia Infantry

Battle flag of Major Andrew Brady's 15th Louisiana Infantry Regiment, captured at Spotsylvania in 1864. Battle flag of Major Andrew Brady's 15th Louisiana Infantry Regiment, captured at Spotsylvania in 1864. Battle flag of the 48th Virginia Infantry Regiment, also captured later in the war. 90 troops present for duty equipped 76 troops present for duty equipped Lynchburg Lee Artillery Virginia 91 troops present for duty equipped 90 troops present for duty equipped When the mortally-wounded...

Army Corps Reserve Artillery

Colonel John Thompson Brown 4 Staff and Field Officers Accordingly, Dance's Battalion, which had been a fixture in II Corps Reserve Artillery, remained. Its sister unit, Mcintosh's Battalion, transferred to III Corps Reserve. Replacing Mcintosh's was Nelson's Battalion, which as recently as the Chancellorsville Campaign had been part of the now disbanded general army reserve. Pendleton described Nelson as a gallant and efficient officer. Colonel John T. Brown remained in command of II Corps...

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Actually lead to Washington's capture and foreign intervention on behalf of the Confederacy. Davis and his Cabinet reflected upon all of this and upon the fact that since Lee had taken command of the Army of Northern Virginia he had never lost a battle. The Davis government authorised Lee to march north. When Stonewall Jackson died, Lee said, I do not know how to replace him. Rather than try, he decided Escort Couriers 39th Battalion Virginia Cavalry Major John Harvie Richardson 60 troops...

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Lieutenant-Colonel Joseph Hanlon 218 troops present for duty equipped Co one Trevanion D. Lewis 296 troops present for duty equipped Brigadier-General Harry Thompson Hays, 43 years old, was raised in Mississippi and practiced law in New Orleans. His only previous military experience had been in the Mexican War, but he was able to handle a tough band of Louisianans. From the time of their arrival in Virginia, Louisiana troops as a whole suffered a bad reputation for drunkenness, poor discipline,...

Brigade

Brigadier-General John Marshall Jones 183 troops present for duty equipped 227 troops present for duty equipped 280 troops present for duty equipped 265 troops present for duty equipped Lieutanent-Colonel Robert Woodson Withers Lieutenant-Colonel Logan Henry Neal Salyer 265 troops present for duty equipped 240 troops present for duty equipped

Pender And Scales Sharpshooters

Penders Division Gettysburg

It trailed Jackson's column during his famous flank march and became delayed by the fight around Catherine Furnace. Consequently, It suffered the least of any of the Light Division units during the battle. As the Brigade marched into Pennsylvania, it carried it trailed Jackson's column during his famous flank march and became delayed by the fight around Catherine Furnace. Consequently, It suffered the least of any of the Light Division units during the battle. As the Brigade marched into...