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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book I:—Richmond. (search)
e pass he had fortified; for while the Federal columns were advancing very slowly along the crowded road on the right, on the left the advance guard, consisting of Emory's brigade of cavalry, having no infantry to support it, was forced to watch the enemy at a distance. The latter, plunging finally into the forest which connected lone since morning; no reinforcement had reached him, no order, no message; while along the rest of the line the utmost silence prevailed. To the left he had sent Emory with his cavalry and three regiments of infantry to try to attack the Confederate line by crossing the dam which intersects College Creek; but Emory, afraid of goEmory, afraid of going astray, proceeded with the utmost caution, and wasted the whole day without reaching the enemy. On the right of Hooker, Smith's division was drawn up across the Yorktown road, in the rear of the wood, very narrow at this place, which intercepts the view of Fort Magruder; but although this division was only separated by fourtee
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), chapter 8 (search)
pographical Engineers, Brigadier-general Humphreys. Surgeon-in-chief, Doctor Tripler. Quartermaster-general, Brigadier-general Van Vliet. Chief Commissary of Subsistence, Colonel Clarke. Chief of Ordnance, Colonel Kingsbury. Provost Marshal-general, Brigadier-general Andrew Porter. Judge Advocate, Colonel Gantt. Chief of the Signal Corps, Major Myer. Chief of Telegraphy, Major Eckert. Division of Reserve Cavalry, Brigadier-general P. St. George Cooke. 1st Brigade, Brigadier-general Emory. 2d Brigade, Brigadier-general Blake. Artillery Reserve, Colonel Hunt. 14 Regular batteries, 80 guns. 4 Volunteer batteries, 20 guns. Brigade of Engineers, Brigadier-general Woodbury. 2 Volunteer regiments. 3 Companies of regulars. Siege park batteries, Colonel Tyler. 1 Regiment. Infantry Reserve, Brigadier-general Sykes. 8 Battalions of regulars, 1 regiment. 1st corps, * Major-general McDowell. Brigade of cavalry, 4 regiments. Sharpshooters, 1