Second Manassas 1862: Robert E. Lee's Greatest Victory (Praeger Illustrated Military History)

By John P. Langellier

There by no means was once this kind of crusade, now not even through Napoleon wrote accomplice basic Pender of the second one Manassas crusade during which the gray-bearded Virginian, Robert E Lee, got here as shut as he ever may to exterminating his Northern enemies. moment Manassas proven Lee because the South's pre-eminent army commander and the military of Northern Virginia as its strongest weapon. The battling in northern Virginia left Union basic John Pope's occupation in tatters and proved that the South used to be an influence to be reckoned with.

There by no means was once this type of crusade, no longer even by way of Napoleon.' So wrote William Dorsey Pender, a brigadier-general within the military of Northern Virginia, within the wake of the second one conflict of Manassas. His phrases weren't hole boasts - the crusade in north Virginia within the overdue summer season of 1862 tested Robert E. Lee's really nice generalship. even supposing overshadowed via later clashes corresponding to Antietam and Gettysburg, the second one Manassas crusade was once an army masterpiece within which Lee and the military of Northern Virginia got here as shut as they ever might to exterminating their Federal competitors and finishing the conflict. In so doing Lee proven himself because the South's pre-eminent army chief and helped forge his military into the ambitious strength it will stay for the remainder of the struggle. The crushing defeat of Federal normal John Pope's military of Virginia supplied the springboard for Robert E. Lee's first invasion of the North which might achieve it truly is climax alongside the banks of Antietam Creek that September.

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Carter fifth Texas - Col J. B. Robertson (w) Whiting's Brigade Col Evander M. legislation 4th Alabama - LtCol O. ok. McLemore 2d Mississippi - Col P. F. Liddell eleventh Mississippi - Col P. F. Liddell sixth North Carolina - Maj Robert F. Webb Artillery Maj Bushrod W. Frobel German (South Carolina) Artillery - Capt W. okay. Bachman (4/N) Palmetto (South Carolina) Artillery - Capt Hugh R. backyard (1/N; 1/12H; 2/6G) Rowan (North Carolina) Artillery - Capt James Reilly (2/3R; 2 10PR; 2/24H) KEMPER'S department BrigGen James L. Kemper (4,000) Kemper's Brigade Col Montgomery D. Corse (w) 1st Virginia - LtCol EG. Skinner (w) seventh Virginia - Col W. T. Patton (w) eleventh Virginia - Maj Adam Clement seventeenth Virginia - LtCol Morton Mayre (w) twenty fourth Virginia - Col William R. Terry Loudoun (Virginia) Artillery - Capt A. L. Rogers (2/10PR; 2/12H)+ ninety one Jenkins's Brigade BrigGen Micah Jenkins (w) 1st South Carolina (Volunteers) - Col Thomas J. Glover (k) second South Carolina Rifles - Col Vinro Moore (k) fifth South Carolina - * sixth South Carolina - * 4th South Carolina Battalion - * Palmetto (South Carolina) Sharpshooters - Col Joseph Walker Fauquier (Virginia) Battery - Capt R. L. Stribling (1/3R; 3/N) Pickett's Brigade Col Eppa Hunton eighth Virginia - LtCol Norborne Berkeley 18th Virginia - Maj George C. Cabell nineteenth Virginia - Col James B. unusual twenty eighth Virginia - Col Robert C. Allen 56th Virginia - Col William D. Stuart Evans's self reliant Brigade BrigGen Nathan G. Evans seventeenth South Carolina - Col John H. capability (k) 18th South Carolina - Col J. M. Gadberry (k) twenty second South Carolina - Col S. D. Goodlett (w) twenty third South Carolina - Col H. L. Benbow (w) Holcombe (South Carolina) Legion - Col RF. Stevens Macbeth (South Carolina) Artillery - Capt R. Boyce (4/N) correct Wing Artillery Washington (Louisiana) Artillery - Maj John B. Walton 1st corporation - Capt Charles W. Squires (3/3R) second corporation - Capt J. B. Richardson (attached to Toombs) (2/12H; 2/6G) third corporation - Capt M. B. Miller (4/N) 4th corporation - Capt B. F. Eshleman (attached to Hunton) (2/N; 2/6G) Lee's Battalion Col Stephen D. Lee tub (Taylor's) (Virginia) Battery - Capt J. L. Eubank (1/3R; 1/12H; 2/6G) Bedford (Virginia) Artillery - Capt T. C. Jordan (2/3R; 1/12H; 1/6G) Richmond (Parker's) (Virginia) Battery - Capt W. W. Parker (2/3R; 2/12H) Rhett's (South Carolina) Battery - 1stLt William Elliot (2/20R; 2/1OPR) Portsmouth (Grimes's) (Virginia) Battery - 1stLt Thomas J. Oakham (4/NBH) JACKSON'S CORPS (LEFT WING) MajGen Thomas J. Jackson (24,200) JACKSON'S department BrigGen William B. Taliaferro (w) (5000) 1st Brigade Col W. S. H. Baylor (k) 2d Virginia - LtCol Lawson Botts (k) 4th Virginia - LtCol R. D. Gardner fifth Virginia - Maj H. J. Williams twenty seventh Virginia - Col A. J. Grigsby thirty third Virginia - Col John E. Neff (k) ninety two second Brigade Col Bradley T. Johnson twenty first Virginia - Capt William A. Witcher forty second Virginia - Capt John E. Penn forty eighth Virginia - 1 stLt Virginius Dabney (w) 1st Virginia (Irish) Battalion - Maj John Seddon third Brigade Col Alexander G. Taliaferro forty seventh Alabama - Col James W. Jackson forty eighth Alabama - Col J. L. Sheffield tenth Virginia - LtCol ST.

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