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IV. Burnside in North Carolina. Roanoke Island carried Elizabeth city submits defenseinston fails to carry Goldsboroa. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside and Com. L. M. Goldsborough led an exreporting the arrival of their regiment to Gen. Burnside. The National loss in precious time, as wey them until abandoned, and then burnt. Gen. Burnside next concentrated his forces at Hatteras Iding and dragging heavier. Newbern. Gen. Burnside was on the alert at 6 A. M., and by 7 had The enemy were now in full flight; and Gen. Burnside ordered an advance on their track, which whael, killed, and Col. Avery, captured. Gen. Burnside, having undisturbed possession of Newbern, as Wilton. Gen. Reno was dispatched by Gen. Burnside from Newbern to Roanoke Island, whence hisgnated the battle of Camden. By this time, Burnside's division, which had at no time exceeded 15,o hold the important positions left him by Gen. Burnside, until late in the Autumn, when, having, b
n army, moved from Williamsburg on the 8th to open communication with Gen. Franklin, followed by Smith's division on the direct road to Richmond. Rain fell frequently; the roads were horrible; so that Gen. McClellan's headquarters only reached White House on tile 16th, Tunstall's Station on the 19th, and Coal Harbor on the 22d. Our advanced light troops lad reached tile Chickahominy at Bottom's Bridge two days before. The movement of our grand army up the Peninsula, in connection with Burnside's successes and captures in North Carolina, See pages 73-81. had rendered the possession of Norfolk by the Rebels no longer tenable. To hold it by any force less than an army would be simply exposing that force to capture or destruction at the pleasure of our strategists. Gen. Wool, commanding at Fortress Monroe, having organized an expedition designed to reduce that important city, led it thither on the 10th; finding the bridge over Tanner's creek on fire, but no enemy to dispute poss
y as numbering — Present for duty, 101,691; on special duty, sick, or in arrest, 17,828; absent, 38,795; total, 158,314. This does not include Gen. Wool's nor Gen. Burnside's force, then at or near Fortress Monroe. Upon a suggestion July 30. from Gen. Halleck at Washington that deserters had reported the Rebels moving soutvern. He was now eager to resume the offensive with far smaller reenforcements than he had recently pronounced indispensable, and suggested that, in addition to Burnside's men, they might be spared him from Pope's army on the Rappahannock and from the West. Gen. Halleck--assuming the correctness of McClellan's own mistaken assumne of the Peninsula, now advise its abandonment. Gen. McClellan forthwith commmenced embarking his sick and five of his batteries, which had been assigned to Burnside; who, having been ordered on the 1st to Acquia creek, had immediately reembarked his men, reaching his destination on the 3d, and promptly sending back his vesse
s communications, and thus compel him to fight on equal terms, he, leaving a part of his dead unburied, retreated rapidly across the Rapidan. Our cavalry pursued him to that stream, picking up a number of stragglers. Gen. Reno, with 8,000 of Burnside's corps, having joined August 14. him, Gen. Pope advanced his infantry to Robertson's river and Raccoon Ford, with his center at and around Cedar Mountain, and began again to operate with his cavalry on the enemy's communications, until satising the works in front of Washington in an efficient condition of defense? I have no means of knowing the enemy's force between Pope and ourselves. Can Franklin, without his artillery or cavalry, effect any useful purpose in front? Should not Burnside at once take steps to evacuate Falmouth and Acquia, at the same time covering the retreat of any of Pope's troops who may fall back in that direction? I do not see that we have force enough in hand to form a connexion with Pope, whose exact pos
lan moves down to the Rappahannock is relieved by Burnside. Gen. Mcclellan had already Sept. 1. been ves cavalry, pressed on, backed by Cox's division of Burnside's corps, to find the enemy in force before Turner', when, at 7 A. M. next morning, Cox's division of Burnside's corps advanced up the turnpike from Middletown, lle, several miles south-westward of that at which Burnside, leading our main advance, had, some hours earlierade was detached and sent to the right and rear of Burnside, leaving but little over 3,000 men with Porter. Burnside's corps held our extreme left, opposite the lowest of the three bridges crossing the Antietam. He wcute this order having been successively repulsed, Burnside was further ordered to carry not only the bridge bhours passed idly; and it was after 3 P. M. before Burnside, under peremptory orders, charged up the heights, command, Nov. 7. directed to turn it over to Gen. Burnside, and report by letter from Trenton, N. J.; which
y Edmund Randolph John Quincy Adams Joshua R. Giddings Mr. Lincoln Gov. Seward Gen. Butler Gen. Frement Gen. T. W. Sherman Gen. Wool Gen. Dix Gen. Halleck Gen. Cameron his report revised by President Lincoln Seward to McClellan Gen. Burnside Gen. Buell Gen. Hooker Gen. Sickles Gen. McCook Gen. Doubleday Gen. Williams Col. Anthony Gen. Hanter overruled by the President Gen. McClellan on the negro Horace Greeley to Lincoln the response do, to the Chicago Clergymen Linwill be sent to the Major of the City of Washington and to the Marshal of the District of Columbia, that any collision between the civil and military authorities may be avoided. I am, General, your very obedient, William H. Seward. Maj.-Gen. Burnside, having established himself on Roanoke Island, issued, Feb. 18, 1862. conjointly with Com. Golds-borough, a Proclamation, in which he said: The Government asks only that its authority may be recognized; and we repeat, in no manner or
otomac under Burnside and Hooker. Gen. Burnside in command in Virginia crosses the Rappahdent the mud March Rebel raids in Virginia Burnside gives place to Hooker Stoneman's raid on Lee chance of hearty, unquestioning support; and Burnside would gladly have shrunk from the ordeal. Ha a misunderstanding between Gens. Halleck and Burnside, each of whom conceived that the other was toon; whose strength, though under-estimated by Burnside, was known to be very considerable. Lee's they made some havoc among our own men until Burnside silenced them. The weather had been cold, ce; while one division of Wilcox's (9th, late Burnside's) corps was detached to maintain communicatiefenses and awaiting a renewal of the attack; Burnside at length deciding to withdraw all but Hookernd quite unworthy of a great soldier. General Burnside's errors in this movement were errors of s, makes me the more responsible. But General Burnside's usefulness as commander of the Army of [14 more...]
m the position I occupy. Joseph Hooker, Major-General. Halleck had never regarded Hooker as the proper commander of this army; had prevented his selection as McClellan's immediate successor; had reluctantly assented to his designation after Burnside's collapse; had been strengthened in his conviction of Hooker's unfitness by the Chancellorsville failure; and now, very naturally, improved his opportunity. The next day brought Col. Hardie to Hooker's headquarters at Frederick, with instructiides the fortune of the day. It is not with these as with armed mobs, where the assailant often triumphs by the mere audacity of his assault — the assailed concluding that those who are charging them will not fly, so they must. Had Lee assailed Burnside on the heights of Falmouth, he would have been beaten most disastrously. And, though Meade's position at Gettysburg does not compare in strength with Lee's on the Fredericksburg heights, it was probably worth a reenforcement of 10,000 men. N
he Cumberland mountains Knoxville liberated Burnside retakes Cumberland Gap, with 2,000 prisoners d along the Cumberland range into the rear of Burnside, and disposed of him. No time was to be lohington: Washington, Sept. 11, 1863. Burnside telegraphs from Cumberland gap that he holds the crisis of his struggle for Vicksburg. So Burnside was obliged to remain idle at Cincinnati. A mate of their strength by our officers. Gen. Burnside, two months later, sent a cavalry force, uest possible transfer of all but a brigade of Burnside's army to Chattanooga. In fact, he should hay of East Tennessee, with the direct loss, in Burnside's command, of barely one man. Halleck says he now ordered Burnside to concentrate his army on the Tennessee river westward from Loudon, so as eakened himself by sending Longstreet against Burnside, did not feel encouraged to make any more att on the right. Grant, impatient to relieve Burnside, had fixed the 21st for the attack; but it wa[19 more...]
een over-estimated by Foster at 20,000. An expedition composed of three Mass. regiments. under Col. J. R. Jones, was soon dispatched May 21. to capture a Rebel outpost at Gum Swamp, 8 miles from Kinston; and was partially successful, taking 165 prisoners; but the enemy attacked our outpost in return, killing Col. Jones and inflicting some other loss, though finally repulsed. A cavalry raid, supported by infantry, to Warsaw, July 3. on the Weldon and Wilmington Railroad, and another, soon afterward, to the Rocky Mount station, proved successful: the railroad being broken in either instance, and considerable property destroyed; Tarborough being captured, and several steamers burned there, during the latter. Gen. Foster was soon ordered July 13. to Fortress Monroe--his command being enlarged to embrace that section of Virginia — but no important movement occurred till he was relieved Oct. 28. by Gen. Butler, and ordered to succeed Gen. Burnside in East Tennessee
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