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William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 6 (search)
easily drove the shattered Confederate troops before him, and held definitive possession of the woods around the Dunker church. At the same time, Sumner advanced French's division on what had hitherto been the left, and Richardson's division still further to the left to oppose the Confederate centre under Hill. Richardson had gen o'clock. Sumner's corps had arrived at nine. A considerable interval had been left between Sumner's right division under Sedgwick and his centre division under French. Through this the enemy penetrated, enveloping Sedgwick's left flank, and, pressing heavily at the same time on his front, forced him out of the woods on the wesneral Richardson having been mortally wounded during the forenoon.) The race was won by Cross. The effort to flank on the right was handsomely checked by Brooke, French, and Barlow—the latter of whom, changing front with his two regiments obliquely to the right, poured in a rapid fire, compelling the surrender of three hundred pr
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 7 (search)
k, therefore, fell to the lot of Couch; and, in accordance with instructions, he ordered forward French's division from the town at noon, to be followed and supported by Hancock's division. Couch: Report of Fredericksburg. French, debouching from the town, moved out on the plank and telegraph roads, and, crossing the canal, found a rise of ground, under cover of which he deployed his troopsNew York.—Couch: Report of Fredericksburg. Hancock's division followed and joined the advance of French. Hancock's formation was the same as that of French: brigade front with intervals of two hundre enough to do the bloody work. Under orders, nothing was left but to assail this position; so French first was thrown forward from the rise of ground, where he had formed, towards the foot of the hells from the enemy. Close behind French came up Hancock, and, being joined by such portions of French's command as still preserved their formation, his three brigades valiantly advanced under the sa
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 8 (search)
ttitude of Hooker had not now even the pretence of an offensive character. The line he held, however, on Sunday morning, still covered the angle of roads at the Chancellorsville House. Sickles' corps, and Berry's division of Slocum's corps, and French's division of Couch's corps formed the right, and faced westward to meet Stuart's attack, while the rest of Slocum's corps and Hancock's division of Couch's corps formed the centre and left and covered the two roads from Chancellorsville to Fredeof other resolve. Sickles and Berry and French made good fight at their position, receiving Stuart's impetuous attacks; but the result was that, after a severe struggle, Sickles was forced from his front line. Carroll, with a few regiments of French's division, assailed Stuart's left flank, and threw it into much confusion, capturing several hundred prisoners, French drove the enemy, taking about three hundred prisoners and recapturing a regiment of one of the corps in the hands of the rebe
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 9 (search)
as to be joined by the garrison of that post, eleven thousand strong, under General French, and the united force was to menace the Confederate rear by a movement towas Ferry, with the view of uniting its garrison of eleven thousand men under General French with the column of General Slocum destined to make the proposed movement, hrch by Middletown and the lower passes of the South Mountain. To this end, General French, who with seven thousand men had since the evacuation of Harper's Ferry beed repossess himself of Harper's Ferry. Both these duties were fulfilled by General French, who also sent out a cavalry force that penetrated as far as Williamsport, ylvania. and that the ponton-bridge at Falling Waters had been destroyed by General French. This perilous circumstance compelled Lee to take up a defensive positionrs, and had been strengthened by the addition of eleven thousand men under General French, by a militia division under General Smith, and by considerable re-enforcem
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 10 (search)
Gap—the Third Corps, now under command of General French, being in advance. The selection of the lvery unfortunate; and by his mismanagement General French succeeded in depriving the army of one of ence before the War Committee, states that General French made a very feeble attack, with one brigadh towards Culpepper, the Third Corps under General French had been left to guard the line of the Rapt Fayetteville until the Third Corps under General French was withdrawn, cover the rear of the army;e cavalry had the day previous met the head of French's column, and, being forced back, retired towa towards the Rappahannock in two columns. General French had command of the left wing, composed of iness of movement of the Third Corps under General French, which having a greater distance to march ate on the left, he detached from the corps of French two divisions which were sent to the former, wted by the Fifth, would operate on the right. French, with the remaining division of his command an[1 more...]
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, Index. (search)
ton, 89. Manassas No. 2, Jackson's retreat from, 181; the second battle of, 182; Pope's position at, 181; useless attacks on Confederate positions, 185: close of first day's battle, 186; positions of second day, 188; Pope and Lee's intended attack on each other's left flank on second day, 188; Pope's belief of Lee's falling back, 188; McDowell ordered on Warrenton turnpike, 189; Porter's assault on Warrenton turnpike, 190; Porter repulsed from Warrenton turnpike, 190. Manassas Gap, General French's feeble attack, 374 Marmont on discrimination of the soldier, 256. Marsh Creek—see Williamsport. Maryland campaign, the, 194; Lee's expected co-operation from citizens, 195; his disappointment, 196; McClellan's reorganization of his army, 197; Lee's plan of operations, 198; Frederick evacuated by Lee, 198; General Miles force at Harper's Ferry, 199; Lee's report on straggling, 224; the close of, 224; Antietam—see Antietam. Maryland Heights occupied by Miles's troops, 205; ab