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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 2: birth.-career as officer of Engineers, United States army. (search)
ool. George H. Thomas was second lieutenant, Third Artillery, and was brevetted three times for gallantry; Joseph Hooker was assistant adjutant general on the staff of General Persifor F. Smith; Gideon J. Pillow was brevetted three times. Ambrose E. Burnside joined the army on its march, with some recruits. Winfield Scott Hancock was there as second lieutenant, Sixth Infantry, twenty-three years of age, and was brevetted for his conduct at Contreras and Churubusco. There too was Albert Sidneng fellows, who marched, bivouacked, fought, and bled side by side on the burning sands of old Mexico, imagine that in less than two decades McDowell would be training his guns on Johnston and Beauregard at first Manassas, while McClellan, Pope, Burnside, Hooker, Meade, and Grant would each in turn test the prowess of Lee; nor did their old commander, Scott, dream he was training these young men in practical strategy, grand tactics, and the science of war, in order that they might direct the inf
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 5: invasion of Virginia. (search)
auregard at Manassas, while making a real attack upon Joe Johnston in the Valley of Virginia. With the defeat of Johnston the victorious army could march on Beauregard at Manassas, re-enforced by the troops around the Federal capital. Soldiers of high reputation and great merit were ordered to report to Patterson. Fitz John Porter was his adjutant general, Amos Beckwith commissary of subsistence, Crosman quartermaster, Sampson topographical engineer, Newton engineer; while such men as A. E. Burnside, George H. Thomas, Miles, Abercrombie, Cadwalader, Stone, and Negley commanded troops; and then, the laws being silent in the midst of arms, Senator John Sherman, of Ohio, was his aid-de-camp. From Patterson's position two routes led to the Valley of Virginia, one via Frederick, Md., across the Potomac at Harper's Ferry, the other by Hagerstown, Md., crossing at Williamsport and thence to Martinsburg. Patterson wisely selected the latter route, because it was a flank movement on his e
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 8: commands the army defending Richmond, and seven days battles. (search)
of success Lee's lines, as they were much stronger now than when he was last in front of them. Burnside, who had been ordered from the South to re-enforce McClellan, was halted at Newport News, ready McClellan, and a week afterward he wrote McClellan that he would decide what he should do with Burnside in the next two or three days. General Lee decided the question for him. With watchful eye Halleck's orders for the evacuation of the Peninsula by McClellan's army must be carried out. Burnside, hanging for so long a time between McClellan and Pope, must go to Pope. The anticipations far as he well could so as to keep his communication open with Fredericksburg, from which point Burnside and Fitz John Porter's corps of the Army of the Potomac were coming. Lee was anxious to get ates River with his whole army. I suppose he is coming here, too, so we shall have a busy time. Burnside and King from Fredericksburg have joined Pope, which, from their own report, has swelled Pope t
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 9: Second battle of Manassas. (search)
y of Lee was daring and dangerous, the conception brilliant and bold. Self-reliant, he decided to separate his army into two parts. On August 24, 1862, he had fifty thousand troops, while Pope, including his own army, had, with Reno's corps of Burnside's army and Reynolds's division of Pennsylvania reserves, about the same number, which two days later was increased to seventy thousand by the arrival of the corps of Fitz John Porter and Heintzelman. Lee proposed to hold the line of the Rappaha the morning till half-past 3 in the afternoon-to the attack of Reno's corps reflected great credit upon the capacity of the commander and the courage of his men. The combat later in the afternoon between Longstreet and Hill on the one side, and Burnside with the two corps of Reno and Hooker on the other, was marked by great gallantry on the part of both. Of the nine brigades Longstreet had with him, whose strength he estimated at thirteen thousand men (three of his brigades were with Jackson),
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 10: Sharpsburg and Fredericksburg. (search)
orps of Federal troops, under Hooker, Sumner, Burnside, Franklin, Mansfield, and Fitz John Porter, s. At eight o'clock McClellan says he sent Burnside orders to cross the creek and take the heightm the Williamsport or Shepherdstown road, and Burnside immediately prepared to execute them. Toombsis defense of the passage was well executed. Burnside's thirteen thousand troops took three hours td of the Army of the Potomac, and that Major-General Burnside take command of that army. Late at my invitation to enter, there appeared Generals Burnside and Buckingham, both looking very solemn. After a few moments Buckingham said to Burnside: Well, General, I think we had better tell Generaapers with a smile, and immediately turned to Burnside and said: Well, Burnside, I turn the command d Andrew Jackson; but he took such a fancy to Burnside, when he was a cadet, that he added his name he drank to St. Paul, Andrew Jackson, and A. E. Burnside. This officer conceived the idea of co[5 more...]
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 12: Gettysburg. (search)
e. So he called another council of war at night, having called one before the fighting began. In a little front room not twelve feet square in the Liester House his commanders assembled. Should the army attack or wait the attack of the enemy? was the written question they were required to answer; and they voted-as they should have done, being in superior position, with interior lines — to wait, as Lee had done at Fredericksburg, for another attack, and found him more accommodating than Burnside. General Lee had a difficult task: the lines of his enemy had grown stronger during the night; Slocum, Howard, Newton (in Reynolds's place), Hancock, Sickles, Sykes, and Sedgwick's troops were all before him, and on his right and left flank was a division of cavalry under Gregg and Kilpatrick respectively. The Union flanks, five miles apart on Culp's Hill and the Round Tops, were almost impregnable and difficult to turn. Lee's strategy at Chancellorsville was bold, but his determinati
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 13: campaign in Virginia.-Bristol Station.-mine Run.-Wilderness. (search)
ave exclaimed, What's this? Is imperial Caesar anywhere about here? Lee, who had campaigned against McClellan, Pope, Burnside, Hooker, and Meade, had now to measure swords with Grant. Sheridan, too, made his first bow in Virginia at this time. ow consolidated into four corps-Second, Fifth, and Sixth-commanded by Hancock, Warren, and Sedgwick, and the Ninth under Burnside. (Under the consolidation the First and Third Corps disappeared.) When the sun sank to rest on the 4th, Grant had cross, weird struggle, like a hole full of snakes with their tails intertwined. On the morning of the 6th, Sedgwick, Warren, Burnside (now up), and Hancock faced Ewell and Hill, while Longstreet was rapidly marching to Hill's position. Lee's plan wasbullets. Grant re-enforced Hancock by the Sixth Corps and by two of Warren's divisions, after failing to get Warren and Burnside in at other points. He then had over half of his army-over fifty thousand men-holding on to the advantage gained, while
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 14: siege of Petersburg. (search)
t was instructed by Meade not to attack until Burnside arrived with his corps. He reached the fieldn's Bluff, leaped the breastworks captured by Burnside, and drove out his troops, capturing two thoupts later by the Fifth and Ninth. Hancock's, Burnside's, and Warren's corps, Martindale's division ; the powder was directly under the fort. To Burnside, of course, was assigned the honor of making he opportunity to crown the colored brow. Burnside thought the colored division would make a bet these negro troops on the night they learned Burnside was going to give them the advance. They wer The heroes carved in ebony being ruled out, Burnside made his three white division commanders pullmmanding the Eighteenth Corps, was to support Burnside. Hancock, who had been moved to the north sin Wilcox, with the third and last division of Burnside's white troops, started forward. The crater ow two hours after the explosion of the mine; Burnside determined to let loose the real dogs of war,[6 more...]
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Index. (search)
75, 76, 83. Bryan, Lee's steward, 233, 234, 366. Buckingham, Governor, of Connecticut, 221. Buckland Races, 317. Buena Vista, the battle of, iog. Buford, General, John, at Gettysburg, 270, 271. Bull Run, the battle of, 109. Burnside, General Ambrose E., mentioned, 47, 48, , 175, 177, 180, 182, 205, 215; commands army, character, 222; mentioned, 224, 225, 226, 228, 229, 238, 239, 240; his corps at Petersburg, 355. Burnt House Fields, 4. Bustamente, General, mentioned, 172, 203, 205, 208. Hilton Head, 130. Hoke's brigade, 339. Holmes, General, 101, 133, 135, 160. Hood, General John B., 54, 203; at Gettysburg, 279, 280. Hooker, General, Joseph, notice of, 47, 48; mentioned, 188, 195, 205; succeeds Burnside, 234; mentioned, 240, 242, 243, 244; wounded at Chancellorsville, 254; Order No. 49, 257; mentioned, 262, 263, 264; relieved, 268; sent to the Southwest, 314. Hope, Beresford, A. B., 417. Hope, Lady, Mildred, 417. Hougoumont, Chateau of,