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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., chapter 4.27 (search)
and to relieve Pickett, who had reported himself ill, and was unable, for the time being, to perform any duty in the field. Drewry's Bluff was in imminent peril; so were the avenues leading from it to Richmond. Whiting reached Petersburg on the 13th. After explaining to him what my intentions were, and what I expected him to do, should I assume command at Drewry's Bluff, and give the enemy battle there, I left for the front, taking with me some twelve hundred men of Colquitt's brigade and Baker's regiment of cavalry. The road was beset with difficulties; and it was by mere chance that I succeeded in passing safely between the enemy's extreme left and the river. Our exterior lines had already been attacked and partially carried by some of Butler's forces. It was 3 o'clock in the morning when I arrived at Drewry's Bluff. Without a moment's delay, I held a consultation with Colonel D. B. Harris and Colonel W. H. Stevens. The former was my chief engineer, a tried and most effici
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opposing forces at Petersburg and Richmond: December 31st, 1864. (search)
hment 16th N. Y. Heavy, Lieut. Silas J. Truax; E, 1st Pa., Capt. Henry Y. Wildey; C, 3d R. I., Capt. Martin S. James; D, 1st U. S., Lieut. Redmond Tully; M, 1st U. S., Capt. Loomis L. Langdon; E, 3d U. S., Lieut. John R. Myrick; D, 4th U. S., Capt. Frederick M. Follett. cavalry division, Brig.-Gen. August V. Kautz. First Brigade, Col. Robert M. West: 20th N. Y., Col. Newton B. Lord; 5th Pa., Lieut.-Col. Christopher Kleinz. Second Brigade, Col. Samuel P. Spear: 1st D. C. (4 co's), Maj. J. Stannard Baker; 11th Pa.. Lieut.-Col. Franklin A. Stratton. Third Brigade, Col. Andrew W. Evans: 1st Md., Lieut.-Col. Jacob H. Counselman; 1st N. Y. Mounted Rifles, Col. Edwin V. Sumner. Artillery: 4th Wis., Capt. Dorman L. Noggle; B, 1st U. S., Lieut. Theodore K. Gibbs. defenses of Bermuda hundred, Brig.-Gen. Edward Ferrero. First Brigade, Col. William Heine: 41st N. Y. (6 co's), Lieut.-Col. Detleo von Einsiedel; 103d N. Y., Lieut.-Col. Andrew Wettstein; 104th Pa. (5 co's), Capt. Theophilus
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4., The opposing forces in the Appomattox campaign. (search)
E, 1st Pa., Capt. Henry Y. Wildey; C, 3d R. I., Capt. Martin S. James; D, 1st U. S., Lieut. Redmond Tully; M, 1st U. S., Lieut. Egbert W. Olcott; D, 4th U. S., Capt. Frederick M. Follett. cavalry division, Temporarily assigned April 1st, 1865, to Sheridan's cavalry command. Brig.-Gen. Ranald S. Mackenzie. First Brigade, Col. Robert M. West: G, 20th N. Y., Capt. Thomas H. Butler; 5th Pa., Lieut.-Col. Christopher Kleinz. Second Brigade, Col. Samuel P. Spear: 1st D. C. (batt'n), Maj. J. Stannard Baker; 1st Md., Col. Andrew W. Evans; 11th Pa., Lieut.-Col. Franklin A. Stratton. Artillery: 4th Wis., Capt. Dorman L. Noggle. The effective strength of the Union army at the beginning of the campaign approximated 120,000. The losses were as follows: command. Killed. Wounded. Captured or Missing. Total. Second Army Corps 203 1191 630 2,024 Fifth Army Corps 263 1656 546 2,465 Sixth Army Corps 203 1324 15 1,542 Ninth Army Corps 253 1305 161 1,719 Twenty-fourth Army Corps 119 807