Confederate Military History: a library of Confederate States history, in twelve volumes, written by distinguished men of the South (Vol. 3)

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Confederate Military History: a library of Confederate States history, in twelve volumes, written by distinguished men of the South (Vol. 3)

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Evans, Clement Anselm (1833 - 1911), editor

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Confederate Military History

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Volume 3. Virginia / by Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss

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1899

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Confederate Publishing Company

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Cornell University Library

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1861 to 1865

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United States

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One of 12 volumes

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I. Virginia in 1860—Her Seven Grand Divisions—Geological Characteristics, Climate and Agricultural Products—Her Population—Political and Historical Importance
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 3

CHAPTER II. Slavery in Virginia—The Agitation of the Slavery Question—Distribution of Slaves in the State—John Brown's Invasion
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 17

CHAPTER III. From John Brown's Execution to the Federal Invasion—The Election of President Lincoln—Meeting of the Virginia Convention—Governor Letcher's Reply to the Call for Troops—Seizure of Harper's Ferry—Union with the Confederate States
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 32

CHAPTER IV. The Plan of Invasion—Northwestern Virginia—Grafton, Philippi and Rich Mountain—May to July, 1861
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 43

CHAPTER V. The First Kanawha Valley Campaign, April to July, 1861
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 57

CHAPTER VI. The First Shenandoah Valley Campaign, April to July, 1861
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 63

CHAPTER VII. The Bull Run, or Manassas, Campaign, January to July, 1861
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 91

CHAPTER VIII. Operations about Norfolk and Yorktown—Battle of Big Bethel—Burning of Hampton
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 123

CHAPTER IX. The Tygart's Valley and Cheat Mountain Campaign—Battle of Greenbrier River, or Camp Bartow—Battle of Alleghany Mountain
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 152

CHAPTER X. Operations along the Potomac—From First Manassas to Battle of Leesburg
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 178

CHAPTER XI. Battle of Leesburg—Operations on the Lower Potomac and East Shore—Action at Dranesville
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 187

CHAPTER XII. Stonewall Jackson's Romney Campaign
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 197

CHAPTER XIII. Review of Military Conditions, Spring of 1862
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 208

CHAPTER XIV. Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign of 1862
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 214

CHAPTER XV. The Peninsula Campaign of 1862—Yorktown, Williamsburg and Seven Pines
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 269

CHAPTER XVI. The Seven Days' Battles before Richmond
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 281

CHAPTER XVII. Stonewall Jackson's Cedar Run Campaign
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 304

CHAPTER XVIII. Lee's Campaign against Pope in Northern Virginia
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 315

CHAPTER XIX. The Maryland Campaign against McClellan
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 335

CHAPTER XX. The Fredericksburg Campaign
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 360

CHAPTER XXI. The Chancellorsville Campaign and Death of Jackson
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 375

CHAPTER XXII. The Campaign in Pennsylvania
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 395

CHAPTER XXIII. The Autumn and Winter Campaigns of 1863
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 423

CHAPTER XXIV. The Wilderness Campaign against Grant
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 431

CHAPTER XXV. The Battles of Spottsylvania Court House—The Defeat of Sigel and Butler
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 445

CHAPTER XXVI. The Maneuvers on the North Anna River
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 458

CHAPTER XXVII. The Richmond Campaign of 1864
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 463

CHAPTER XXVIII. Early's Lynchburg and Valley Campaigns
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 476

CHAPTER XXIX. The Siege of Petersburg
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 516

CHAPTER XXX. Closing Events in Southwest Virginia and the Valley
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 539

CHAPTER XXXI. The Appomattox Campaign and Lee's Surrender
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 546

APPENDIX
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 558

BIOGRAPHICAL
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 573



LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

Anderson, Joseph R.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 576

Armistead, Lewis A.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 576

Army of Virginia, Position of Troops, Aug. 27, 1862
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 321

Ashby, Turner
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 576

Barton, Seth M.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 576

Beale, Richard L. T.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 576

Bethel, Battle of (Map)
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 136

Chambliss, John R.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 576

Chancellorsville, Salem Church and Fredericksburg (Map of)
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Between pages 384 and 385

Chilton, Robert H.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 576

Cocke, P. St. George.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 576

Colston, Raleigh E.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 576

Corse, Montgomery D.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 576

Dearing, James.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 576

DeLagnel, Julius A.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 610

Echols, John
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 576

Floyd, John B.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 626

Fredericksburg, Map of Battle
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 369

Garland, Samuel
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 674

Garnett, Richard B.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 642

Garnett, Robert S.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 642

Gettysburg, Map of Battlefield
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 416

Harris, David B.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 642

Heth, Henry
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 610

Hotchkiss, Jed
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 1

Hunton, Eppa
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 626

Imboden, John D.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 626

Jackson, William L.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 610

Jenkins, Albert G.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 674

Johnson, Edward
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 658

Jones, John M.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 642

Jones, John R.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 610

Jones, Samuel
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 626

Jones, William E.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 658

Jordan, Thomas
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 610

Kemper, James L.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 642

Lee, Edwin G.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 658

Lee, Fitzhugh
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 642

Lee, George W. C.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 658

Lee, William H. F.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 658

Lilley, R. D.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 626

Lomax, Lunsford L.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 626

Long, Armistead L.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 642

McCausland, John
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 610

Magruder, John B.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 674

Mahone, William
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 658

Manassas, Map of First Battle
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Between pages 96 and  97

Maury, Dabney H.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 674

Mechanicsville and Cold Harbor, Map of Battlefield.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 288

Moore, Patrick T.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 658

Munford, Thomas T.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 610

Page, Richard L.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 626

Paxton, Elisha P.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 610

Payne, William H. F.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 642

Pegram, John
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 674

Pendleton, William N.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 674

Pickett, George E.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 658

Pryor, Roger A.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 610

Reynolds, Alexander W.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 626

Richmond and Petersburg. (Map of)
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Between pages 528 and 529

Robertson, Beverly H.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 674

Rosser, Thomas L.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 674

Ruggles, Daniel
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 658

Slaughter, James E.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 674

Smith, William
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 626

Starke, William E.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 642

Stevenson, Carter L.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 658

Stevens, Walter H.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 610

Stuart, James E. B.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 626

Taliaferro, William B.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 674

Terrill, James B.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 674

Terry, William
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 674

Virginia, Map of Battlefields.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Between pages 572 and 573

Walker, Henry H.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 626

Walker, James A.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 610

Walker, R. Lindsay
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 658

Weisiger, Daniel A.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 658

Wharton, G. C.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 642

Wickham, Williams C.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 626

Wilderness and Spottsylvania, Maps of Battles
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 440

Winchester, Battle of (Map of Route to)
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 240

Wise, Henry A.
................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 610

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