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The Daily Dispatch: November 25, 1861., [Electronic resource] 3 1 Browse Search
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac 1 1 Browse Search
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William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 4 (search)
on the height on the left was thrown into great confusion by a mass of cavalry rushing back from the front; and the batteries, being without support, retired in haste, overrunning the infantry, and throwing the whole mass into most admired disorder. The explanation of this is as follows. The cavalry had been directed to keep below the hill, and under no circumstances to appear on the crest, but to operate in the bottom land against the enemy's flank: nevertheless its commander, General Philip St. George Cook, doubtless misinformed, ordered it to charge between the infantry and artillery upon the enemy on the left, who had not yet emerged from the woods. Porter: Report of Gaines' Mill. This charge, executed in the face of a withering fire, resulted, of course, in the cavalry's being thrown back in confusion; and the bewildered horses, regardless of the efforts of the riders, wheeled about, and dashing through the batteries, convinced the gunners that they were charged by the enemy.
Federal army appointments. --A telegraphic dispatch from Washington says that commissions have been issued to the following named gentlemen under recent appointments: Colonels George W. Culium and Schuyler Hamilton, lately attached to Gen. Scott's staff, to be Brigadier, Generals of volunteers, to report to Gen. Halleck. Captain Jesse L. Reno, of the regular army, Charles C. Huger, George W. Morgan, J. Stahl, and Col. Philip St. George Cook, also to be Brigadier-Generals of volunteers, to report to Gen. McClellan. Wm. Powell Mason, appointed aide-de-camp to Gen. McClellan, with the rank of captain. Capt. A. J. Halleck, appointed an aid to Gen. Halleck, with the rank of captain. James B. McPherson to be Lieut.-Col., to report to Gen. Halleck. The following Assistant Inspectors General have been appointed with the rank of Major: Captains Nelson H. Davis, Roger Jones, John Buford, and Absolom Baird, to report to General McClellan, and Captain Jam
experience who served with such distine tties of Springfield, Lexington, shot gun and the rifle are, as we maintained, among the most ef that can be used in war.-- Missouri has fully demonstrated which we have often endeavored to upon the public, and it is everywhere another preposition which the of the South ought never to forget that is the man, and not the weapon, that make formidable. Advices by way of Fort Smith inform us other important acts passed by Legislature of Missouri at its late session, encourage the enlistment of in the Confederate service; an the militia laws of the State; appropriating ten million dollars for of the war; and electing dele to the Confederate Congress, viz: Senate--Gen. John B. Clarke, Col. R. Lypry Representatives — W. Cook; General Thomas C. Harris, Casper W. Bell, Adam H G. G. Vest, L. W. Freeman, Dr. A telegraphic dispatch announces that Governor refused to sign the bill sending to Richmond, but upon what ground .