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William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 6 (search)
oops with Slocum's division on the right of the road and Smith's on the left, Franklin advanced his line, driving the Confederates from their position at the base of the mountain, where they were protected by a stone wall, and forced them back up the slope of the mountain to near its summit, where, after an action of three hours, the crest was carried. Slocum's line, on the right, formed of Bartlett's and Torbett's brigades, supported by Newton, carried the crest. Smith's line, formed of Brooks' and Irwin's brigades, was disposed for the protection of Slocum's flank, and charged up the mountain simultaneously. The brunt of the action fell upon Bartlett's command. Four hundred prisoners, seven hundred stand of arms, one piece of artillery, and three colors were captured in this spirited action. Franklin's total loss was five hundred and thirty-two, and the corps rested on its arms, with its advance thrown forward into Pleasant Valley. During the night, the Confederates at Turner'
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 7 (search)
that he discovered another and deeper cause, that, aside from the interference of the weather, would have baulked his projected campaign. This cause was a lack of confidence in him which he believed to be entertained by the leading officers of the army. Among these officers were Generals Franklin and Hooker, respectively commanders of Grand Divisions; and his first act on the return of the expedition was to prepare an order dismissing from the service of the United States Generals Hooker, Brooks, Cochrane, and Newton, and relieving from their commands in the Army of the Potomac, Generals Franklin, W. F. Smith, Sturgis, Ferrero, and Colonel Taylor. Upon this order he resolved to make issue with the Government; and he immediately took this paper to Washington, demanding of the President its approval or the acceptance of his resignation. It was not asserted by General Burnside that the officers named had been guilty of any dereliction of duty, but simply that they lacked confidence i
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 8 (search)
m Chancellorsville towards Fredericksburg, Sedgwick was advancing from Fredericksburg towards Chancellorsville; and it happened that the heads of the columns came together just about midway—at Salem Heights, near the junction of the plankroad and the turnpike. It was now towards four o'clock in the afternoon. One of the Confederate brigades, under Wilcox, already held the crest at Salem Chapel, and McLaws was proceeding to form his brigades on his right and left; but Sedgwick threw forward Brooks' division, supporting it with Newton's division on the right, and, advancing, gained the crest after a sharp conflict. Sedgwick's Report. This was a momentary triumph, for he was soon pushed slowly back through the woods. The falling back was covered, and the advance of the enemy checked by the excellent firing of the batteries under Colonel Tompkins. The advance of the enemy was checked by the splendid firing of our batteries-Williston's, Rigby's, and Parsons'.—Sedgwick's Report. The
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 9 (search)
to the Susquehannah was now open to Ewell, free to come and to go, without any other fear than that which might be inspired by the not very formidable aspect of the Pennsylvania militia. Forewarned of the designs of the invading army, the War Department had detached General Couch from the command of the Second Corps of the Army of the Potomac, and assigned him, on the 11th of June, to the Department of the Susquehanna, with his headquarters at Harrisburg, the capital of Pennsylvania. General Brooks was at the same time appointed to the command of the Department of the Monongahela, with his headquarters at Pitts, burgh. But commanders without troops to command cannot be considered very formidable barriers to an invasion; and though Governor Curtin issued proclamations and General Couch calls, the response was neither prompt nor enthusiastic, and when at length a few thousand men had been raised, and New York had sent forward some of her militia regiments, these officers did not fin
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 11 (search)
nth Corps was composed of three divisions under BrigadierGen-erals Terry, Ames, and Turner; the Eighteenth Corps, of two divisions of white troops, under Brigadier-Generals Brooks and Weitzel, and a division of colored troops, under Brigadier-General Hinks. which General Q. A. Gillmore had lately brought from the coast of South Car moved out to destroy the Petersburg and Richmond Railroad, the enemy was found in a position covering that road, from Walthal Junction north to Chester station. Brooks attacked and drove this force from its vantage ground; but rallying, it pushed back his right, and finally both parties withdrew. * On the morning of the 9th, turning column withdrew. While this flanking operation was in execution, Beauregard assailed energetically the front of Smith's line, held by the divisions of Brooks and Weitzel. But so far from gaining any success here, he met a severe repulse This was in a large measure due to a novel and ingenious device of General Smith,
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 12 (search)
tect the left flank of the infantry; Hinks' division, in rear of Kautz, tc take position across the Jordan's Point road, as near as possible to the enemy's works; Brooks' division to follow Hinks, and take position on his right; Martindale's division, on the extreme right, to proceed, by the river-road, and strike the City Point R either lose greatly or greatly gain, and that which works by methodical procedure. a cloud of tirailleurs was advanced from the divisions of Hinks, on the left, Brooks in the centre, and Martindale on the right (the rest of whose command awaited in line of battle to follow up any success), and, under a sharp infantry fire, carried the line. Brooks captured the works on the salient, with several hundred prisoners and four guns, which, doubleshotted with canister, had been kept in waiting for the expected column of assault. Hinks on the left, and Martindale on the right, followed up the success, the colored troops carrying four of the redoubts with their