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The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 10: The Armies and the Leaders. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 2 0 Browse Search
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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 1: operations in Virginia.--battle of Chancellorsville.--siege of Suffolk. (search)
sworth J. C. Robinson, A. Doubleday, W. S. Hancock, J. Gibbon, W. H. French, D. D. Birney, H. G. Berry, A. W. Whipple, W. T. H. Brooks, A. P. Howe, J. Newton, C. Grifhich threw it into some confusion, and expelled it from the highway; but David D. Birney. it pressed steadily along the wood paths and a new road opened by it. Then Sickles directed Birney to charge upon it. He did so, and cut off and captured a Georgia (Twenty-third) regiment, five hundred strong, when Birney's farther advancBirney's farther advance was checked by Colonel Brown's artillery and a brigade under Anderson. The National troops now held the road over which Jackson had been marching, and preparatio to Pleasanton's assistance; and soon afterward Sickles, with his two brigades (Birney's and Whipple's), joined in the contest. At this time Lee was making a vigorl Grove, and at once attempted to recover a part of the ground lost by Howard. Birney's division, with Hobart Ward's brigade in front, charged down the plank road at
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 2: Lee's invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania. (search)
e prolonged to the left by Graham's brigade of Birney's division, to a large peach-orchard belonging to John Scherfey, who lived near. General Birney sent out a regiment of sharpshooters, under colch entered it and ended there. from that point Birney's line, formed by the brigades of De Trobriandd, held by eight regiments of the divisions of Birney and Humphreys, and then to assail De Trobriandss altitude, called little Round Top, on which Birney's left had rested, but was then uncovered. To we have seen, ordered Sykes forward to assist Birney in saving it, if possible. Sykes was tardy in sending help to Sickles. Birney sent an officer to him to urge him to send forward a division atur before they were up, when it was too late.--Birney's testimony before the Committee on the conduce War. Warren had just reached its summit when Birney's line was bending and Barnes was advancing. Barnes's division, had been sent to the aid of Birney, and shared in the disaster that befell that l[1 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 3: political affairs.--Riots in New York.--Morgan's raid North of the Ohio. (search)
who was calling for re-enforcements. This was done with so much rapidity, that the corps reached Piedmont before dark. Birney's division, temporarily under the command of General Hobart Ward, was sent immediately forward to Buford's aid, followed s thus achieving victory, the left was no less; successful, but without much struggle. The Third Corps, commanded by General Birney, reached Kelly's Ford while the right column was engaged above. Without waiting for the laying of a pontoon bridge, Birney's own division of that corps, under General Ward, waded across the river, and an attacking party under General De Trobriand, Ward's Third Brigade, composed of Burdan's sharp-shooters, the Fortieth New York, First and Twentieth Indiana, Thir, then laid, and at dusk the Third Corps was all on the southern side of the Rappahannock, confronting the foe in force. Birney advanced early the next morning to the railway within two miles of Brandy Station, the Confederates falling back before h
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 12: operations against Richmond. (search)
d carried at six o'clock in the evening by the brigades of Pierce and Eagan, of Birney's division. They lost one hundred and fifty men, and captured thirty of the ga it was made by the divisions of Barlow and Gibbon, of Hancock's corps, that of Birney supporting. Barlow drove the Confederates from a strong position in a sunken reived orders from Grant to hasten to the assistance of Smith. The divisions of Birney and Gibbon were then in advance, and these were pushed forward to Smith's posithe National lines, but at a serious cost to the Corps of Hancock and Burnside. Birney, of the former, stormed and carried the ridge on its front. Burnside could makisabled by the breaking out afresh of his wound received at Gettysburg, and General Birney was in temporary command of the Second Corps. and Wright were moved June 2ng the movements of the Nationals, suddenly projected itself between Wright and Birney's commands, and in rapid succession struck the flanks of the divisions of Barlo
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 13: invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania-operations before Petersburg and in the Shenandoah Valley. (search)
s (to which Foster's division belonged), under Birney, Several changes had been made. General Gieeded in the command of the Tenth Corps by General Birney, and General W. F. Smith, of the Eighteentivision threatened their intrenched front, and Birney's corps attacked them nearer the river. But t the Nationals, excepting advantages gained by Birney, who captured four guns. Considering Richmoons. On the morning of the 16th, August. General Birney made a direct attack on the Confederate liy of Bermuda Hundred, on the 20th. Meanwhile, Birney was attacked August 18 1864. by a heavy forceghteenth Corps (commanded respectively by Generals Birney and Ord), and Kautz's cavalry, and attempe Nationals, at one end of the line at least. Birney was to cross the river at Deep Bottom, and Ordreak on the morning of the 29th of September. Birney was to capture the Confederate works in front dertaken. According to arrangement, Ord and Birney crossed the river on, pontoon bridges muffled [1 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 17: Sherman's March through the Carolinas.--the capture of Fort Fisher. (search)
Bailey. In May, there was a gathering at Jackson, called the State Convention of Unionists of Florida, and these appointed six delegates to the Republican Convention in Baltimore; but the affair amounted to nothing effective. At midsummer, General Birney moved out from Jacksonville, by order of General Foster, to Callahan Station, on the Fernandina railway, July 20. burning bridges and other property. Other raids occurred, here and there, in the direction of the St. Mary's; and, for a time,ional shelling of Charleston, at long range, from Morris Island, with very little effect. In May and June, as we have observed, Gillmore was on the James River, and all was quiet around Charleston. At the beginning of July, the four brigades of Birney, Saxton, Hatch, and Schimmelfennig, were concentrated on John's Island, and, with a gun-boat on the North Edisto, made some demonstrations against Confederate works there, but with no advantageous result. The Twenty-sixth United States negro tro
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 20: Peace conference at Hampton Roads.--the campaign against Richmond. (search)
d turning column was to March, and did March, on the morning of the 29th. March, 1865. three divisions of the Army of the James, under Ord, had already March 27. been withdrawn from the northern side of the River, and transferred to the left of the lines before Petersburg, leaving the remainder of Ord's command in charge of General Weitzel. The troops thus transferred, consisted of two divisions of the Twenty-fourth Corps, under General Gibbon; one division of the Twenty-Fifth, led by General Birney, and a small division of cavalry, under General McKenzie. They took position on the left of the National intrenched line, lately occupied by the Second and Fifth Corps. The Ninth Corps, under General Parke, and the force under General Weitzel, were left to hold the extended line of the National intrenchments, full thirty-five miles in length. Wide discretion was given to these commanders concerning attacks on the Confederate lines during the grand movement by the left. I would have i
le-ground of, 1.513. Big Black River, battle of the, 2.612. Big Blue Creek, battle at, 3.279. Big Tybee Island, occupation of by Dupont, 2.125. Biloxi, capture of by Major Strong, 2.327. Bird's Point, fortification of, 1.539. Birney, Gen., at the battle of Chancellorsville, 3.28. Black, Attorney-Gen., opinion of in regard to coercion,. 1.70. Blackburn's Ford, skirmish at, 1.588. Blair, F. P. efforts of to bring about peace, 3.526. Blair, Gen. F. P., at the battle ofagainst under McClellan, 2.402-2.434; movements against under Keyes and Spear, 3.97; Gen. Butler's plan for the surprise of, 3.287; Kilpatrick's raid against in 1864, 3.288; movement from Deep Bottom against, 3.351, 353; movement of Gens. Ord and Birney against, 3.353; evacuation of, 3.545; conflagration in, 3.546; surrender of to Gen. Weitzel, 3.549; rejoicings at the fall of, 3.550; visit of President Lincoln to after the surrender, 3.562; visit of the author to in 1865, 3.587. Richmond, Ky