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the action, but was supported handsomely by Doubleday's brigade, which came into action shortly afth the reports of Generals King, Gibbon, and Doubleday, of the action of the evening of the twenty-irginia and Central Railroad. Gens. Patrick, Doubleday, Gibbon, Hartsuff, Duryea, and Tower commandGeorge B. McClellan, Major-General. General Doubleday's report. headquarters First divisiaff. The division at this time consisted of Doubleday's, Patrick's, and Phelps's (late Hatch's) brndred paces in the rear, and this in turn by Doubleday's brigade, with the same interval. In accorPennsylvania reserves formed in the centre. Doubleday was sent out on the right, planting his gunstion. Not hesitating one moment, he sent to Doubleday: Give me your best brigade instantly. Theuld not advance, but could hold his ground. Doubleday had kept his guns at work on the right, and d, and they had been compelled to retire. Doubleday held the right inflexibly. Sumner's headqua[1 more...]
its ground. Gibbon's brigade, of King's division, which was in the advance of that division, sustained the brunt of the action, but was supported handsomely by Doubleday's brigade, which came into action shortly after. This engagement, and its result, were reported to me, near Centreville, about ten o'clock that night. I feltad to Thoroughfare Gap, and making new movements and dispositions of troops immediately necessary. I submit herewith the reports of Generals King, Gibbon, and Doubleday, of the action of the evening of the twenty-eighth, as also a detailed report of General McDowell. The orders directing all these movements are also appended, aimportant service in organizing and despatching the expeditions which on several occasions broke up the line of the Virginia and Central Railroad. Gens. Patrick, Doubleday, Gibbon, Hartsuff, Duryea, and Tower commanded their brigades in the various operations of this campaign with ability and zeal. The last-named officer especiall
loss as fifteen thousand. We are following as rapidly as the men can move. George B. McClellan, Major-General. General Doubleday's report. headquarters First division, First army corps, near Sharpsburgh, Va., Sept. 28, 1862. Major: I hae church at the foot of the Mountain, where we found Gen. Hooker and his staff. The division at this time consisted of Doubleday's, Patrick's, and Phelps's (late Hatch's) brigades, General Gibbon having been detached with his brigade on special ser's two remaining regiments; these to be followed by Phelps's brigade two hundred paces in the rear, and this in turn by Doubleday's brigade, with the same interval. In accordance with this disposition, Gen. Patrick deployed the Twenty-first New-Yorclose herewith a tabular statement of the killed and wounded. I am, Major, very respectfully, your obedient servant, A. Doubleday, Brigadier-General Volunteers, Commanding Division. Major Jos. Dickenson, A. A.G. Report of General Cox. hea
ketts's division went into the woods on the left in force. Meade with the Pennsylvania reserves formed in the centre. Doubleday was sent out on the right, planting his guns on the hill, and opening at once on a rebel battery that began to enfiladeger if it was weakened, but his centre was already threatened with annihilation. Not hesitating one moment, he sent to Doubleday: Give me your best brigade instantly. The best brigade came down the hill to the right on the run, went through the tended to be turned, and too strong to be broken. Ricketts sent word he could not advance, but could hold his ground. Doubleday had kept his guns at work on the right, and had finally silenced a rebel battery that for half an hour had poured in a front, though the ammunition of many of the batteries was entirely exhausted, and they had been compelled to retire. Doubleday held the right inflexibly. Sumner's headquarters were now in the narrow field where the night before Hooker had begun