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John D. Billings, The history of the Tenth Massachusetts battery of light artillery in the war of the rebellion 41 7 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 15 1 Browse Search
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac 11 1 Browse Search
Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 2 10 0 Browse Search
Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 3 10 0 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 3: The Decisive Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 4 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 3 3 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 2 Browse Search
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies. 2 2 Browse Search
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant 2 0 Browse Search
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William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 11 (search)
several hundred yards in width, ascending sharply towards the enemy's position, which, as it turned out, was held by a part of McLaws' division of Longstreet's corps. Birney's division of Hancock's corps was assigned the duty of carrying the work and bridge. To cover the storming party, Colonel Tidball, chief of artillery of the corps, placed in position three sections, which replied with effect to the enemy's fire. An hour before sundown, the assault was made by the brigades of Pierce and Egan, that, under a heavy fire, swept across the open plain at double-quick. As the menacing line approached close to the work, the garrison fled precipitately, and the men, making a foothold in the parapet with their bayonets, clambered over it and planted their colors on the redan. Thirty men of the defending force, unable to escape, were captured in the ditch. The affair was exceedingly spirited, and cost less than a hundred and fifty men. The enemy made several attempts to burn the bridge
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 12 (search)
occupy. It should be mentioned, however, that when an advance was at length made in the morning, Egan's brigade of Birney's division attacked and carried in a very spirited manner a small redoubt occ, and he was desired to assist in making the connection by extending his right. Accordingly, General Egan (then commanding Gibbon's division of Hancock's corps), deployed two of his brigades to the rcaptured, and affairs appeared as critical as can well be conceived. Hancock immediately ordered Egan to change front, and move to resist the adverse mass; but that officer, with true soldierly instidton plankroad, they pushed rapidly across that road, and, facing southward, commenced firing. Egan swept down upon the flanks of the enemy with Smythe's and Willett's brigades of his own division, cavalry formed on the west side of the road, and advanced at the same time. The forward rush of Egan's men was irresistible, and the Confederates were driven from the field with the loss of two colo