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ner, and I therefore hoped to break through their lines at this point. It subsequently appeared that this attack had not been made at the time General Sumner moved, and, when it was finally made, proved to be in such small force as to have had no permanent effect upon the enemy's line. General Sumner's order directed the troops of General Combs' corps to commence the attack: French's division led, supported by Hancock, and finally by Howard. Two divisions of Wilcox's corps (Sturgis' and Getty's) participated in the attack. Never did men fight more persistently than this brave, grand division of General Sumner. The officers and men seemed to be inspired with the lofty courage and determined spirit of their noble commander; but the position was too strong for them. I beg to refer to the report of General Sumner for a more extended account of the working of his command, and the cavalry division under General Pleasonton. At 1:30 P. M. I ordered General Hooker to support General
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 19. the siege of Suffolk, Virginia. (search)
nd I fully advised the department of the presence of this force, and on the fourteenth of March, Getty's division, Ninth corps, reported for duty. Early in April deserters reported troops moving tunder the immediate command of General French. About noon our batteries, under direction of General Getty, below the mouth of Jericho Creek, were warmly engaged with the Norfleet battery. Four of ters. Upon my representation the order was temporarily suspended. Nineteenth.--About dusk General Getty and Lieutenant Samson executed most successfully a plan which had been agreed upon for crossna, was reported to have joined Longstreet. Third.--A reconnoissance in force was made by Generals Getty and Harland on the enemy's left flank. The troops crossed at nine A. M., at the Draw-bridgel, judicious, and cheerful discharge of every duty incident to their important positions. General Getty was intrusted with the river line below Onondaga battery, the key of the position, and about
our army in two. The First, Second, and Fourth brigades of Getty's division of the Sixth corps, were therefore detached and Crawford are going in; the latter on the left, supported by Getty, is advancing toward the enemy at Parker's store. Behind Crawford and Getty, who are on the Orange Court-house road, is the junction of that and the Brock road, up which, from the dirdown the turnpike, to gain the junction of the Brock road. Getty has advanced and met them. Hancock has come up at last, and Birney is going in on Getty's right. Mott and Barlow are forming on the left of the line, and Gibbon's division is coming of Birney's division, has rolled from his horse, dead. General Getty is wounded; Colonel Carroll, commanding the Third brigaYork heavy artillery. The other brigades, of Ricketts' and Getty's division, were still detached, and acting with the Fifth on the left of the thoroughfare. The three brigades of General Getty's division of the Sixth corps, commanded by Generals Eu
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 59. battles of Spottsylvania, Va: battle of Sunday, May 8, 1864. (search)
rectly, forming on the right, and the remaining divisions on the left of the Fifth corps. At half-past 6 o'clock the order for a general attack was given. The enemy (Ewell having by this time come up) was strongly posted in the forest, along the second crest beyond. Our advance was steadily made to the foot of the second hill, when the enemy's fire was first encountered. A splendid charge was made with varying success; the artillery assisting — the artillery of the enemy replying. General Getty's division of the Sixth corps (now commanded by General Neill) rushed into the fire and up to the works in their front, carrying the position. Some of the troops of the Fifth corps wavered. Crawford's division in front had advanced nearly to the enemy's line, when the terrific fire shook their ranks to pieces. They fell back, were rallied, advanced again, again fell back, were rallied again and again, but at the close of the engagement had failed to take the work. Firing ceased about
omposed of two cavalry brigades. The first, consisting of the Third New York and First District Columbia cavalry, is under command of Colonel S. H. Mix, of the Third New York, and the second, composed of the Fifth and Eleventh Pennsylvania cavalry, is commanded by Colonel S. P. Spear of the Eleventh. In addition to the howitzer battery attached to each regiment, a section of the Eighth New York battery, under command of Lieutenant Morton, was attached to the expedition. The command left Getty's station at daybreak on the morning of the fourth, simultaneously with the ascent of the James river by General Smith. We passed through Suffolk at midday, but were unable to prevent the inhabitants of that town from sending couriers in advance to telegraph our approach. The column halted for the night at Andrew's Corners, about fifteen miles from Suffolk, where some slight annoyance was experienced from the bushwhackers. For eight miles the woods were on fire. The combustion was caus
te Department, or any other Department of this Government. William H. Seward, Secretary of State. agency Associated press, No. 145 Broadway, May 18-11 A. M. The alleged proclamation of the President calling for four hundred thousand men was not received at this agency, and we have no knowledge or belief in its authenticity. D. H. Craig, Agent. At the Produce Exchange, in New York, immediately after the close of the regular business hours, an indignation meeting was organized. Mr. R. P. Getty called the meeting to order, and in a few pertinent remarks introduced a series of resolutions, expressive of the views of all patriotic produce merchants. Mr. James P. Wallace, in seconding the resolutions, spoke in the strongest manner condemnatory of the infamous hoax, its authors, and all concerned in giving it publicity. The resolutions, as unanimously adopted, read as follows: Whereas, There was published in the Journal of Commerce and World newspapers of this morning what pu
road was in our possession, Wright was directed to push General Seymour on, the enemy falling back, skirmishing briskly. Their resistance growing stubborn, a halt was called to get up Wheaton's division of the Sixth corps, which went into position on the left of the road, Seymour being on the right. Wheaton was ordered to guide right, with his right connecting with Seymour's left and resting on the road. I still felt the great importance of pushing the enemy, and was unwilling to wait for Getty's division of the Sixth corps to get up. I therefore ordered an advance, sending word to General Humphreys, who was on the road to our right, and requesting him to push on, as I felt confident that we could break up the enemy. It was apparent, from the absence of artillery fire and the manner in which they gave way when pressed, that the force of the enemy opposed to us was a heavy rear guard. The enemy was driven until our lines reached Sailor's creek; and, from the north bank, I could se
ina regiment at Abram's creek; on the same day Getty's division of the Sixth corps made a reconnois engagement between a portion of Rickett's and Getty's divisions of the Sixth corps, and a strong fs divisions of cavalry, under Torbert, and General Getty's division of the Sixth corps, opposing thested to General Wright that we would fight on Getty's line, and to transfer Custer to the right atxth corps, which were to the right and rear of Getty about two miles, should be ordered up, and alshould be hastened up before the enemy attacked Getty. I then started out all my staff officers tommand, General Wright returning to his corps, Getty to his division, and the line of battle was formed on the prolongation of General Getty's line, and a temporary breastwork of rails, logs, &c., tre fully initiate the rout. At Cedar creek, Getty's division of the Sixth corps, and Merritt's awas wounded while in the advance en echelon of Getty's division, but would not leave his command, r