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Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), chapter 4 (search)
a junction by their wings. At 10.40 A. M. General Getty's division (6th Corps) was sent to hold thso take position on the left in support of General Getty. At noon, I was sent to General Getty, toGeneral Getty, to tell him the disposition of the various troops and to direct him to feel along to his right, and fs, just putting his brigade into the woods, on Getty's right. I stopped and directed him to throw called to manoeuvre a great army. I found General Getty at the plank road (a spot I shall rememberved up the Brock road and made a junction with Getty. At 3.15 I was sent with an order to General General Getty to attack at once, and to explain to him that Hancock would join also. He is a cool man, is Getty, quite a wonder; as I saw then and after. Go to General Eustis and General Wheaton, he said well as I can. Up rides an officer: Sir! General Getty is hard pressed and nearly out of ammunitiadvance; but he had uphill work. Birney's and Getty's men held fast and fought with fury, a couple
Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), chapter 8 (search)
rdinary victories over Grant, he made them a speech, in which he said it didn't make any sort of difference how many victories they had, it wouldn't do them any sort of good; that in every battle we killed off a good many of them, and that we intended to keep piling up men indefinitely, until they knocked under, or were all shot! This enraged them much, and they invited him to air himself for sixteen miles on foot, after it. . . . It was only last Monday that the 2d division got here, under Getty, and with it came General Wright, commanding the corps. Good General Wright, though always pleasant, is, I think rather in low spirits. He has had poor luck, on numerous occasions, and it culminated at Cedar Creek, where he chanced to have command of the army when it was surprised. He had rallied it, when Sheridan arrived on the field; but of course Sheridan had the credit of the victory, and indeed he deserved it. All the officers say that Wright made prodigious exertions and rode along
Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), Index (search)
orbes's naked-eyed Medusa, 226. Forsyth, James William, 357. Fort Fisher, 316. Fort Harrison, 281. Fort Stedman, 323. Fort Wadsworth, 249. Freikle, —, 287. French, William Henry, 26, 52, 53, 60, 80; described, 10; at Kelly's Ford, 43; failure to connect, 54; rage of, 57. Freeman's Bridge, 294. Garland, John, 313. Garrett's Tavern, 121. Gatineau, —, 262. General, and details of movements, 214. Germanna Ford, 86. Germans, poor showing, 131, 207, 214, 277, 285. Getty, George Washington, 88, 89, 91, 92, 94, 300. Gettysburg, battle of, 7. Gibbon, John, 92, 103, 134, 147, 291, 329, 338; described, 107, 268; on Jericho, 135. Girardey, Victor J. B., 216. Globe Tavern, 219, 233, 234. Graham, William Montrose, 16. Grant, Lewis Addison, 175. Grant, Ulysses Simpson, 87, 93, 123, 131; described, 80, 81, 83, 156; confidence of, 91; Lee's retreat, 102; in danger, 105, 210; on fighting in the east, 126; headaches, 130, 354; at Petersburg, 164, 166, 179, 248; French
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fredericksburg, battle at. (search)
le missiles from the Confederate cannon made great lanes through their ranks. After a brief struggle, French was thrown back, shattered and broken, nearly one-half of his command disabled. Hancock advanced, and his brigades fought most vigorously. In fifteen minutes, Hancock, also, was driven back. Of 5,000 veterans whom he led into action, 2,013 had fallen, and yet the struggle was maintained. Howard's division came to the aid of French and Hancock; so, also, did those of Sturgis and Getty. Finally, Hooker crossed the river with three divisions. He was so satisfied with the hopelessness of any further attacks upon the strong position of the Confederates, that he begged Burnside to desist. He would not yield. Hooker sent 4,000 men in the track of French, Hancock, and Howard, to attack with bayonets only. These were hurled back by terrific volleys of rifleballs, leaving 1,700 of their number prostrate on the field. Night soon closed the awful conflict, when the Army of th
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Getty, George Washington 1819- (search)
Getty, George Washington 1819- Military officer; born in Georgetown, D. C., Oct. 2, 1819; was graduated at West Point in 1840; served in the war with Mexico, and in the Seminole War in Florida; and, becoming brigadier-general of volunteers in 1862, did excellent service in the campaign on the Peninsula. He was in the battles of South Mountain, Antietam, and Fredericksburg in 1862; also in the campaign against Richmond in 1864 until August, when he was brevetted major-general of volunteers. He was in the army in the Shenandoah Valley the remainder of the year. He was also in the battle at Sailor's Creek, and at the surrender of Lee. On Aug. 1, 1864, he was brevetted major-general of volunteers, and March 13, 1865, major-general in the regular army. He was commissioned colonel of the 37th Infantry in 1866; transferred to the 3d Artillery in 1871: and retired Oct. 2, 1883. His last service was as commander of the United States troops along the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad during
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Suffolk, operations at. (search)
of the Potomac, the Confederate authorities took countervailing measures, and in February, 1863, Gen. James Longstreet was placed in command of the Confederate forces in that region, then fully 30,000 strong. Early in April Longstreet made a descent upon Peck with 28,000 men. He thought his movement was so well masked that he should take the Nationals by surprise. He drove in their pickets; but Peck, aware of his expedition, was ready for him. He had been reinforced by a division under General Getty, making the number of his effective men 14,000. The Confederates were foiled; and in May, 1863, Longstreet abandoned the enterprise and retreated, pursued some distance by Generals Corcoran and Dodge and Colonel Foster. The siege of Suffolk had continued for several weeks before the final dash upon it, the object being the recovery of the whole country south of the James River, extending to Albemarle Sound, in North Carolina; the ports of Norfolk and Portsmouth; 80 miles of new railroa
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Wilderness, battle of the (search)
, bushes, and tangled vines that no observations could be made at any great distance. Grant ordered up Sedgwick's corps to the support of Warren; while Hancock, who was nearly 10 miles away, on the road to the left, marched back to join Warren. Getty's division of Sedgwick's corps was posted at the junction of two roads, with orders to hold the position at all hazards until the arrival of Hancock. The fighting, where it was begun in the morning, continted fierce until 4 P. M., when both armies fell back and intrenched within Map of the wilderness battle-field. 200 yards of each other. Getty held his ground against severe pressure by Hill until Hancock's advance reached him at three o'clock. He then made an aggres- Battle of the wilderness. sive movement, and fighting was kept up until dark, with heavy losses on both sides. Burnside's corps was brought up in the night and placed between Hancock and Warren. Meanwhile Lee brought up Longstreet's corps to the support of Hill