The Lost Cause: A New Southern History of the War of the Confederates. Comprising a Full and Authentic Account of the Rise and Progress of the Late Southern Confederacy--the Campaigns, Battles, Incidents, and Adventures of the Most Gigantic Struggle of the World's History
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How the action was brought on .-- Rout of the enemy . - Singular scenes on the pursuit . - Battle of Pleasant Hill . - An unfortunate mistake of orders . — Churchill's corps panic - stricken . — Gen . Walker holds the field .
Hill's corps broken . — Longstreet comes up and turns the fortunes of the day . He is shot down by his own men . - Gen . Lee offers to lead a charge . - Touching remonstrances of the men . — The Confederate attack withdrawn .
Two corps of the enemy broken and put to rout . — The enemy pursued through Middletown . How the vigour of pursuit was lost . - The foolish newspaper story about Gen. Sheridan's sudden appearance on the field .
... corps of the enemy and Kilpatrick's cavalry with fourteen thousand men . - Success on the Confederate right . — Johnston holds his ground against the whole of Sherman's army , and retreats deliberately to Smithfield .
Its efficiency in these respects was assisted by the appointment of lieutenant - generals , some commanding separate departinents , and others heading army corps under a general in the field . The policy of organizing the brigades with ...
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This was published very soon after the end of the War. Edward A. Pollard was an editor of "The Richmond Examiner" and had access to a huge amount of data and the assistance of many reporters and ... Read full review