Re: 21st VA/Knoxville
I am not familiar with the source you questioned. However, I am
pretty sure that "Grumble" Jones involvement in NE Tenn came AFTER
Longstreet's abortive campaign against Knoxville, during the winter
months of '64/65, before Longstreet's corp returned to Virginia.
This was another instance where a commander in Lee's AoNV was sent
westward after a personality conflict. JEB Stuart tried to court-
martial Jones, but Lee intervened.
Jeffrey Wert does a pretty good job on this period in his bio on
Longstreet, although he primarily deals with the Confederate side,
and there is not a lot of tactical detail.
--- In email@example.com, NPeters102@a... wrote:
> Am searching for references on the Knoxville Campaign because of a
> member's participation. According to pension records, Zachariah
Peters rode with
> the 21st VA Cavalry & was wounded in a 10 December 1863 skirmish
> Morristown, Tennessee, where his left leg was subsequently
amputated. According to
> "Floyd County, A History of Its People & Places," by Dr. Amos D.
> Peters lost a leg at Beam's Station, Tennessee." Muster roll
records show him
> as absent with leave from 1 January to 31 October 1864 because he
> home on wounded furlough ... leg amputated."
> I am looking for more information on Morristown, Beam's/Bean's
Station & the
> overall Knoxville Campaign. Did a search online & found "Grumble:
The W. E.
> Jones Brigade 1863-64" Can anyone tell me more about this
reference? How well
> does it do re: Knoxville?
> Mike Peters