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the Rappahannock at Leeds, a narrow place, where the enemy themselves have been in the habit of fording without opposition whenever occasion required; but Colonel Kilpatrick was prepared for just such an emergency, and his pioneers without any unnecessary delay constructed a bridge, over which the Dragon River was crossed without difficulty. The bridge was then destroyed. Here, to foil the enemy, the command moved forward in several columns. The principal one on the right, under Colonel Hasbrouck Davis, took a southerly direction, and went to Pine Tree, in the lower part of Middlesex County. The people of this hitherto unrivalled region were completely taken by surprise; they did not deem it possible that the much hated Yankees would dare visit that spot; in fact, it was a place so secluded that some of the large planters near Richmond had sent their negroes here for safety. The house of Colonel Jones, who commands and controls all the bushwhackers in that section of the State,
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., The surrender of Harper's Ferry. (search)
r Heights south of the Charlestown road and descends toward the Shenandoah River. To oppose this movement troops were advanced., but after a spirited engagement it was manifest that we could not prevent his establishment in the position sought, and at night our force was withdrawn within the lines of defense. During the evening of the 13th a consultation took place between the writer, then temporarily in command of the cavalry, Colonel B. F. Davis of the 8th New York, and Lieutenant-Colonel Hasbrouck Davis of the 12th Illinois, at which it was agreed that the mounted force could be of little use in the defense — that the horses and equipments would be of great value to the enemy if captured, and that an attempt to reach McClellan ought therefore to be made. This proposition, made by Colonel B. F. Davis, was warmly seconded by Colonel Davis of the 12th Illinois. The question whether the whole force might not also escape was considered, but was negatived on the ground that infa
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., chapter 3.24 (search)
te in the direction of Richmond, four miles distant from the bridges. Another force, the 12th Illinois Cavalry, Colonel Hasbrouck Davis, was to strike the two railroads at or in the vicinity of Ashland, on the Fredericksburg, and Atlee's, on the Vioying bridges, etc. These different parties all got off by 3 A. M. on the 3d. . . . Colonels Wyndham, Kilpatrick, and Davis were directed either to return or to push on and bring up at either Yorktown or Gloucester Point. The rest were ordered Captain Lord returned the same day. General Gregg and Captains Merritt and Drummond the next day. Colonels Kilpatrick and Davis pushed on through to Gloucester Point. . .. We remained at Shannon's Cross-roads during the 4th, and on the morning of thrce, having accomplished all that we were sent to perform, and having come to the conclusion that Colonels Kilpatrick and Davis, with their commands, had gone in the direction of Yorktown, I determined to make the best of our way back to the Army of
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., The opposing forces in the Chancellorsville campaign. (search)
Brigade, Col. John B. McIntosh: 3d Pa., Lieut.-Col. Edward S. Jones; 4th Pa., Lieut.-Col. William E. Doster: 16th Pa., Lieut.-Col. Lorenzo D. Rogers. Artillery: A, 2d U. S., Capt. John C. Tidball. Third division, Brig.-Gen. David McM. Gregg. First Brigade, Col. Judson Kilpatrick: 1st Me., Col. Calvin S. Douty; 2d N. Y., Lieut.-Col. Henry E. Davies, Jr.; 10th N. Y., Lieut.-Col. William Irvine. Brigade loss: k, 1; w, 1; m, 24 = 26. Second Brigade, Col. Percy Wyndham: 12th Ill., Lieut.-Col. Hasbrouck Davis; 1st Md., Lieut.-Col. James M. Deems; 1st N. J., Lieut.-Col. Virgil Brodrick; 1st Pa., Col. John P. Taylor. Brigade loss: k, 2; w, 3; m, 40 = 45. Reserve Cavalry Brigade, Brig.-Gen. John Buford: 6th Pa., Maj. Robert Morris, Jr.; 1st U. S., Capt. R. S. C. Lord; 2d U. S., Maj. Charles J. Whiting; 5th U. S., Capt. James E. Harrison; 6th U. S., Capt. George C. Cram. Brigade loss: k, 1; w, 3; m, 75 = 79. Artillery, Capt. James M. Robertson: B and L, 2d U. S., Lieut. Albert O. Vincent
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 1: operations in Virginia.--battle of Chancellorsville.--siege of Suffolk. (search)
by General David McM. Gregg, Colonel Percy Wyndham, Colonel Hugh Judson Kilpatrick, and Colonel Hasbrouck Davis. In the bright moonlight these expeditions started on their destructive errands. Wyty here and there, and reaching Gloucester Point, on the York, on the 7th. Meanwhile Lieutenant-Colonel Davis, with the Twelfth Illinois, swept along the line of the South Anna to the Fredericksbursville. These were paroled. Then the road and other railway property was destroyed there, when Davis pushed on to Hanover Court-House, on the Virginia Central railway, swept away the depot by fire,ed the road. Finally the whole of Stoneman's command, excepting the forces under Kilpatrick and Davis, was concentrated at Yanceyville, when it marched northward, crossed the Rapid Anna at the Racco Colonel Drake; Nansernond, Colonel Hawkins; Halleck, Colonel Sullivan; Draw-bridge Battery, Colonel Davis; Battery Mansfield, Colonel Worth; the Redan and Battery Sosecrans, Colonel Thorpe; Battery
at Drewry's Bluff and in the siege of Petersburg. August Mersy, originally Colonel of the 9th Infantry. Leonard F. Ross, originally Colonel of the 17th regiment. Benjamin M. Prentiss, noted for his heroic defense at Shiloh. John Eugene Smith, originally Colonel of the 45th regiment. Richard J. Oglesby, conspicuous at Corinth, where he was wounded. John C. black, originally Colonel of the 37th regiment. Michael K. Lawler, promoted for gallant service throughout the War. Hasbrouck Davis led his command out of the net at Harper's Ferry. Elias S. Dennis, originally Colonel of the 30th regiment; conspicuous at Mobile. Giles A. Smith, commander of a division in Georgia and the Carolinas. Major-General William Buel Franklin (U. S.M. A. 1843) was born in York, Pennsylvania, February 27, 1823, and served in the Mexican War. He was also an engineer, and taught at West Point. At the opening of the Civil War, as colonel, he had a brigade at Bull Run, and subsequen
lonel, Quartermaster, U. S. Volunteers, and in charge of 6th Division, Q. M. General's Office; assigned, Aug. 2, 1864, to Jan. 1, 1867, Washington, D. C. Brevet Major, Lieut. Colonel, Colonel and Brig. General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865. Major and Quartermaster, U. S. Army, Jan. 18, 1867; accepted, Mar. 18, 1867. In charge of transportation and supplies for the U. S. Army, Washington, D. C., Jan., 1867. Lieut. Colonel and Deputy Q. M. General, Feb. 13, 1882. Retired, Apr. 9, 1885. Davis, Hasbrouck. Born at Worcester, Mass., Apr. 19, 1827. Lieut. Colonel, 12th Ill. Cavalry, Nov. 18, 1861. Served in Stoneman's pursuit of the Confederates after their retreat from Yorktown in Apr., 1862; in command of Union cavalry at Martinsburg and Harper's Ferry. Colonel, Jan. 5, 1864. Brevet Brig. General, U. S. Volunteers, Mar. 13, 1865. Resigned, Aug. 1, 1865. Lost at sea, Oct. 19, 1870. Davis, Nelson Henry. Born at Oxford, Worcester County, Mass., Sept. 20, 1821. Cadet, U. S. Mil
. Volunteers, Mar. 23, 1865. Mustered out, Sept. 19, 1865. Davis, George Breckenridge. Born in Massachusetts. Sergeant and Q. M. Sergeant, 1st Mass. Cavalry, Sept. 10, 1863; mustered, Dec. 5, 1863. Second Lieutenant, June 17, 1865. Mustered out, June 26, 1865. Cadet, U. S. Military Academy, July 1, 1867. Second Lieutenant, 5th U. S. Cavalry, June 12, 1871. First Lieutenant, May 9, 1877. Captain, Aug. 21, 1888. Major, Judge Advocate, Dec. 10, 1888; accepted, Jan. 16, 1889. Davis, Hasbrouck. See General Officers. Davis, Henry T. Born in Massachusetts. Second Lieutenant, 1st Mass. Cavalry, Oct. 31, 1861. First Lieutenant, May 1, 1862. Resigned and honorably discharged, Apr. 9, 1864. Brevet Captain, U. S. Volunteers, Mar. 13, 1865. Captain, 10th U. S. Cavalry, July 28, 1866. Brevet Major, U. S. Army, Mar. 2, 1867. Died at New York City, Apr. 10, 1869. Davis, Nelson Henry. See General Officers. Davis, Phineas Alonzo. Born in Massachusetts. Captain, 7t
e, Mass. Private, 1st Vt. Infantry, May 2, 1861; mustered, May 9, 1861. Mustered out, Aug. 15, 1861. Second Lieutenant, 10th Vt. Infantry, Aug. 5, 1862; mustered, Aug. 30, 1862. First Lieutenant, Jan. 26, 1863. Captain, Nov. 2, 1864. Mustered out, June 22, 1865. Awarded a Medal of Honor. Davis, George R. Residence at Springfield, Mass., at time of enlistment. Captain, 3d R. I. Cavalry, Oct. 13, 1863. Major, Dec. 14, 1863; mustered, Dec. 17, 1863. Resigned, Aug. 11, 1865. Davis, Hasbrouck. See General Officers. Davis, William Watts Hart. See General Officers. Dawes, John C. Corporal, 31st Mass. Infantry, Feb. 5, 1862. Second Lieutenant, 2d La. Infantry, Oct. 3, 1862. Cashiered, Jan. 18, 1864. (Official Army Register, Part IV., p. 1160.) Dean, William. Born at Rutland, Mass., Aug. 18, 1835. First Sergeant, 5th Iowa Infantry, July 15, 1861. First Lieutenant, Nov. 1, 1861. Captain, Mar. 27, 1862. Resigned, July 13, 1863. Dean, William B. Born
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2, Index of names of persons. (search)
, C. M., 40 Davis, C. W., 267, 411, 519 Davis, C. W., 464 Davis, D. W., 267 Davis, David, Jr., 40 Davis, E. E., 464 Davis, E. F., 581 Davis, Ethan, 581 Davis, F. B., 40 Davis, F. E., 40 Davis, F. E., 267 Davis, Frank, 267 Davis, G. B., 267, 411 Davis, G. E., 267 Davis, G. E., 267 Davis, G. E., 464, 498 Davis, G. F., 267 Davis, G. H., 267 Davis, G. P., 267 Davis, G. R., 267 Davis, G. R., 464 Davis, G. T. M., Mrs., 599 Davis, H. T., 40 Davis, H. T., 267, 411, 519 Davis, Hasbrouck, 175, 411, 464, 519 Davis, I. P., Jr., 40 Davis, J. H., 267 Davis, J. H., 575 Davis, J. J., 268 Davis, J. R., 268 Davis, J. T., 211, 267, 519 Davis, J. W., 40 Davis, J. W., 268 Davis, J. W., 268 Davis, Jefferson, 643 Davis, John, 581 Davis, Joseph, 268 Davis, M. H., 268 Davis, M. M., 268 Davis, N. H., 175, 211, 411, 519 Davis, N. R., 40 Davis, P. A., 268, 411, 519 Davis, P. S., 211, 643 Davis, R. S., 412 Davis, R. W., 487 Davis, Robert, 411, 520 Davis, Roswell, 4