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The Sixth Corps was commanded by Major-General Horatio G. Wright; its three divisions by BrigadierGenerals David A. Russell, Geo. W. Getty, and James B. Ricketts. The single division of the Nineteenth Corps had for its immediate chief Brigadier-General William Dwight, the corps being commanded by Brigadier-General Wm. H. Emory. The troops from West Virginia were under Brigadier-General George Crook, with Colonels Joseph Thoburn and Isaac H. Duval as division commanders, and though in all not avalry, and in the war of the rebellion had exhibited the most soldierly characteristics at Port Hudson and on the Red River campaign. At this time he had but one division of the Nineteenth Corps present, which division was well commanded by General Dwight, a volunteer officer who had risen to the grade of brigadier-general through constant hard work. Crook was a classmate of mine-at least, we entered the Military Academy the same year, though he graduated a year ahead of me. We had known each
way of Charlestown and Summit Point to Clifton; General Emory, with Dwight's division of the Nineteenth Corps, marched along the Berryville pio the vicinity of Berryville, and went into position on the left of Dwight's division, while Colonel Lowell, with a detached force of two smalchester pike and the Opequon, and to take the crossing and hold it, Dwight's division being directed to move through Berryville on the White Pn head to the right and secure the ford about a mile to the left of Dwight; Torbert's orders were to push Merritt's division up the Millwood p Crook marched from Stony Point to Cedar Creek, Emory followed with Dwight, and the cavalry moved to the same point by way of Newtown and themiles west of Charlestown, on the Smithfield pike; and Emory, with Dwight's and Grover's divisions (Grover's having joined that morning from fton of Berryville was occupied by the Sixth Corps and Grover's and Dwight's divisions of the Nineteenth, Crook being transferred to Summit Po
orge W. Adams. Fifth United States, Battery M, Captain James McKnight. Nineteenth Army Corps: Brigadier-General William H. Emory. first division: Brigadier-General William Dwight. first brigade: Colonel George L. Beal. Twenty-ninth Maine (1), Major William Knowlton. Twenty-ninth Maine (2), Captain Alfied L. Turner. Thirtietight of the pike, and Russell's division in reserve in rear of the other two. Grover's division of the Nineteenth Corps came next on the right of Rickett's, with Dwight to its rear in reserve, while Crook was to begin massing near the Opequon crossing about the time Wright and Emory were ready to attack. Just before noon the e position from which it started in the morning, and behind Russell's division (now commanded by Upton) the broken regiments of Ricketts's division were rallied. Dwight's division was then brought up on the right, and Grover's men formed behind it. The charge of Russell was most opportune, but it cost many men in killed and w
es H. Tompkins. Maine Light Artillery, 5th Battery (E), Captain Greenleaf T. Stevens. New York Light Artillery, 1st Battery, Lieutenant Orsamus R. Van Etten. First Rhode Island Light Artillery, Battery C, Lieutenant Jacob H. Lamb. First Rhode Island Light Artillery, Battery G, Captain George W. Adams. Fifth United States, Battery M, Captain James McKnight. Nineteenth Army Corps. Brigadier-General William H. Emory. first division. (1) Brigadier-General James W. McMillan. (2) Brigadier-General William Dwight. first brigade: Colonel Edwin P. Davis. Twenty-ninth Maine (1), Major George H. Nye. Twenty-ninth Maine (2), Captain Alfred L. Turner. Thirtieth Massachusetts, Captain Samuel D. Shipley. Ninetieth New York (1), Lieutenant-Colonel Nelson Shaurman. Ninetieth New York (2), Captain Henry de La Paturelle. One Hundred and Fourteenth New York, Lieutenant-Colonel Henry B. Morse. One Hundred and Sixteenth New York, Colonel George M. Love. One Hundred and Fifty-third New York (1), Lieu
ifficult to be surmounted for the moment. Of what was going on at the extreme left, under General Dwight, I am not yet so well informed, for correspondents cannot be omnipresent, though many would namely, that under the general plan of attack, as directed by General Banks, Generals Augur and Dwight were to make feints on the extreme left of General Grover's position, to distract the attention the engagement became general between General Grover's command and the enemy, Generals Augur and Dwight had attacked the enemy, as before indicated, on General Grover's extreme left. It was not the iof fortifications more impregnable than any we have yet assaulted. The fight on the part of General Dwight's command was exceedingly severe, and scarcely less so with General Grover's. General DwightGeneral Dwight's. loss in killed and wounded will probably exceed two hundred. General Augur's loss will fall considerably short of that number. Under General Grover's command probably the most desperate fighting
airie south of the railroad depot, the left extending in the direction of the village of Port Hudson. The arms and colors will be piled conveniently, and will be received by the officers of the United States. article 5. The sick and wounded of the garrison will be cared for by the authorities of the United States, assisted, if desired, by either party of the medical officers of the garrison. Charles P. Stone, Brigadier-General W. N. Miles, Colonel Commanding Right Wing of the Army. Wm. Dwight, Brigadier-General. G. W. Steedman, Colonel Commanding Left Wing of the Army. Marshal J. Smith, Lieutenant-Colonel, Chief of Artillery. Henry W. Birge, Colonel Commanding Fifth Brigade, Glover's Division. N. P. Banks, Major-General. Frank Gardner, Major-General. A National account. headquarters Port Hudson, Thursday, July 9, 1863. Heaven be praised! Port Hudson is ours! In my late letters I have informed you how, step by step, we were encroaching upon the enemy, until
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., The opposing forces at Williamsburg, Va. (search)
Major-General George B. McClellan. Brigadier-General Edwin V. Sumner, second in command. Third Army Corps, Brigadier-General Samuel P. Heintzelman. Second division, Brig.-Gen. Joseph Hooker. First Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Cuvier Grover: 1st Mass., Col. Robert Cowdin; 11th Mass., Col. William Blaisdell; 2d N. H., Col. Gilman Marston; 26th Pa., Col. William F. Small (w), Major Casper M. Berry. Brigade loss: k, 33; w, 186; m, 34 == 253. Second Brigade, Col. Nelson Taylor: 70th N. Y., Col. William Dwight, Jr. (w c), Major Thomas Holt: 72d N. Y.. Lieut.-Col. Israel Moses; 73d N. Y.. Col. William R. Brewster; 74th N. Y., Lieut.-Col. Charles H. Burtis. Brigade loss: k, 191; w, 349; m, 232 == 772. Third Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Francis E. Patterson: 5th N. J., Col. Samuel H. Starr; 6th N. J., Lieut.-Col. John P. Van Leer (k), Maj. George C. Burling; 7th N. J., Lieut.-Col. Ezra A. Carman (w), Maj. Francis Price, Jr.; 8th N. J., Col. Adolphus J. Johnson (w), Maj. Peter H. Ryerson (k). Brigade loss
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., chapter 5.69 (search)
and covered the enemy's entire front. McPherson was in column on the road, the head close by, ready to come in whenever he could be of assistance. While the troops were standing as here described, an officer from Banks's staff Brigadier-General William Dwight, afterward of Banks's staff. According to Banks, Dwight reported that Grant said he would give me 5000 men, but that I should not wait for them.--Ediors. came up and presented me with a letter from General Halleck, dated the 11th ofDwight reported that Grant said he would give me 5000 men, but that I should not wait for them.--Ediors. came up and presented me with a letter from General Halleck, dated the 11th of May. It had been sent by the way of New Orleans to Banks to forward to me. It ordered me to return to Grand Gulf, and to cooperate from there with Banks, against Port Hudson, and then to return with our combined forces to besiege Vicksburg. I told the officer that the order came too late, and that Halleck would not give it then if he knew our position. The bearer of the dispatch insisted that I ought to obey the order, and was giving arguments to support his position, when I heard great chee
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., The capture of Port Hudson. (search)
rover was assigned to the command of the right wing, embracing his own and Paine's divisions and Weitzel's brigade; while Dwight was given command of Sherman's division, raised to three brigades by transferring regiments. From left to right, from this time, the lines were held in the order of Dwight, Augur, Paine, Grover, and Weitzel. On the 14th of June, time still pressing, the lines being everywhere well advanced, the enemy's artillery effectually controlled by ours, every available man ho be delivered simultaneously at daybreak on the left and center, preceded by a general cannonade of an hour's duration. Dwight's attack on the left was misdirected by its guides and soon came to naught. Paine attacked with great vigor at what provOn the 13th, at Koch's plantation, Green and Major suddenly fell upon Weitzel's advance, composed of Dudley's brigade and Dwight's under Colonel Joseph S. Morgan, and handled them roughly. We lost 50 killed, 223 wounded, 186 missing,--total, 465,--a
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., The opposing forces at Port Hudson, La.: May 23d-July 8th, 1863. (search)
ob B. Rawles. Artillery loss: k, 10; w, 49; m, 10 =69. Unattached: 1st La. Eng's, Corps d'afrique, Col. Justin Hodge; 1st La. Native Guards, Lieut.-Col. Chauncey J. Bassett; 3d La. Native Guards, Col. John A. Nelson, Capt. Charles W. Blake; 1st La. Cav., Maj. Harai Robinson; 2d R. I. Cav., Lieut.-Col. Augustus W. Corliss. Unattached loss: k, 57; w, 171; in, 43 = 271. Second division, Brig.-Gen. Thomas W. Sherman (w), Brig.-Gen. George L. Andrews, Brig.-Gen. Frank S. Nickerson, Brig.-Gen. William Dwight. Staff loss: w, 2. First Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Neal Dow (w and c), Col. David S. Cowles (k), Col. Thomas S. Clark: 26th Conn., Lieut.-Col. Joseph Selden; 6th Mich., Col. Thomas S. Clark, Lieut.-Col. Edward Bacon; 15th N. H., Col. John W. Kingman; 128th N. Y., Col. David S. Cowles, Capt. Francis S. Keese, Lieut.-Col. James Smith; 162d N. Y., Col. Lewis Benedict, Lieut.-Col. Justin W. Blanchard. Brigade loss: k, 81; w, 498; m, 12 = 591. Third Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Frank S. Nickerson
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