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ttack, which he says was made at 6 A. M., on the left of Sumner's corps, by Gen. Pickett, supported by Gen. Roger A. Pryor's brigade of Hager's division; to which French's brigade, on our side, stood opposed. The fight between them was noisy, but not very bloody: due caution and distance being maintained on either side. Mahone'srt in this struggle. By 9 P. M., the enemy had recoiled, without having gained the least advantage; and our soldiers fell back, by order, upon White Oak Swamp: Gen. French's brigade, forming our rear-guard, being in motion by midnight; crossing and destroying White Oak Swamp Bridge at 5 A. M. next morning. June 30. Jackson,withdrew July 8. to Richmond, leaving but a brigade of cavalry to watch and report any fresh evidences of activity on our side. None being afforded, he sent Gen. French, with 43 guns, to approach Harrison's Bar stealthily on the south side of the river, during the night, July 31. and open a fire on our camps and vessels, whe
A. M. Sumner, arriving at this moment, assumed command, sending forward Sedgwick's division of his own corps to support Crawford and Gordon; while Richardson and French, with his two remaining divisions, went forward farther to the left; Sedgwick again advancing in line through the corn-field already won and lost. But by this held them. Their rush was so sudden and unexpected that their loss was comparatively small; and the ground thus retaken was not again lost. Nearer the center, French's division of Sumner's corps had attempted to carry the line of heights whereon the Rebels were posted, and had made some progress, repulsing a countercharge and vance of the position on which the fight had commenced, but without having carried the heights. Richardson's division of Sumner's corps advanced on the left of French, crossing the Antietam at 9 1/2 A. M., and going steadily forward under a heavy artillery fire, half way up from the creek to Sharpsburg, over very rugged ground,
Ferry. He found there — or rather, on Maryland Heights--Gen. French, with 11,000 men, whom he, very naturally, desired to adle had swelled the Potomac to an unfordable state; while Gen. French, who, with 7,000 veterans, had been left idle at Frederi, July 13. Meade's army was before him, strengthened by French's division, and by part of Couch's militia, which had repoed and voted to attack; but Gens. Sedgwick, Slocum, Sykes, French, and Hays (in place of Hancock, wounded at Gettysburg) opp Simultaneously with this movement, the 2d and 3d corps, Gen. French, advanced to Kelly's ford; where pontoons were quickly lof three days; after which, the start was actually made: Gen. French, with the 3d corps, followed by Sedgwick, with the 6th, en was thereupon ordered to halt, and await the arrival of French, then momently expected. At 11, word came from him that hrate and emphasize this order, an answer was received from French, at 1 P. M., that the enemy were throwing a force to his r
e opened on Fort Wessells, a mile farther down, which was repeatedly charged in immense force; but every assault was repulsed with great slaughter. At length, however, this fort was so completely and closely surrounded by the enemy's infantry, with their guns but 200 yards distant, that it was forced to surrender. Hoke vigorously pressed the siege. Soon, the Albemarle, Capt. Cooke, ran down by Fort Warren and engaged our two remaining gunboats, of 8 guns each, striking the Southfield, Lt. French, so heavily as to sink her; then, turning on the Miami, killed Lt.-Com'r Flusser, and disabled many of her crew; when she fled down the river. The Albemarle then shelled the town with her rifled 32s, doing considerable execution. Next morning, April 20. Hoke pushed forward all his batteries, and opened on the town and our remaining forts at 1,100 yards: Ransom, with one brigade, assaulting on the right, and Hoke, with two, going in on the left. By a desperate effort, in the face of
ments of the Ohio, the Cumberland, the Tennessee, and the Arkansas; Gen. J. B. McPherson, commanding, under him, the Department and Army of the Tennessee. The residue of March and nearly the whole of April were devoted to careful preparation for the campaign. The Army of the Potomac, still commanded immediately by Gen. Meade, was completely reorganized; its five corps being reduced to three, commanded respectively by Gens. Hancock (2d), Warren (5th), and Sedgwick (6th). Maj.-Gens. Sykes, French, and Newton, with Brig.-Gens. Kenly, Spinola, and Sol. Meredith, were relieved, and sent to Washington for orders. Gen. Burnside, who had been reorganizing and receiving large accessions to his (9th) corps in Maryland, crossed April 23. the Potomac and joined Meade's army; though the formal incorporation therewith was postponed till after the passage of the Rapidan. This junction again raised the positive or fighting strength of that Army to considerably more than 100,000 men. Earlie
speech remarkable for the frankness of its admissions that the loss of Atlanta was a great blow, and that the prospects of the Confederates were gloomy; yet which was said to have aroused many to a more desperate activity in the cause. Hood was still retained in command; and very soon, flanking Sherman's right, he crossed the Chattahoochee, pushed up to Dallas, and thence impelled his cavalry rapidly by the right to Big Shanty, where they tore up the railroad and broke the telegraph; while French's division of infantry appeared Oct. 5. before Allatoona, where one million rations were stored, under protection of Col. Tourtelotte, 4th Minnesota, with three thin regiments. Happily, Gen. Corse, holding Rome, had been ordered hither with his brigade, and had arrived with two regiments a few hours before. Sherman had ere this been aroused by news that the Rebels had crossed the Chattahoochee; and he had sent Sept. 28. Gen. Thomas to Nashville to look out for Rebel demonstration
d to command of Mountain Department, 113; ordered to intercept Jackson, 136; his march across the mountains, 136-7; fails to head off Jackson, 137; fight with Ewell at Cross-Keys, 136; recalled from pursuit of Jackson. 140; refuses a command under Gen. Pope. 172; his proclamation modified by order of the President, 239; nominated for President at Cleveland, 658; withdraws from Presidential canvass, 670. French Emperor proffers his services as mediator between the North and South, 484. French, Gen. (Rebel), commands a division at Antietam, 207; at Fredericksburg, 345; is repelled from Allatoona by Gen. Corse, 639. front Royal, Va., fight at, 133-4. G. Gaines's Mill, Va., battle of, 154 to 158; map of the field, 156; Porter's defeat, 157; losses sustained, 157-8; McClellan's dispatches, 158. Gainesville, battle of, 181; retreat from, 183-7. Gallatin, Tenn., Union defeat at, 213. Galveston, Magruder's foray, and our losses at, 322; 323; 325; naval encounters at,