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Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 241 7 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 3: The Decisive Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 217 3 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 208 10 Browse Search
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative 169 1 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 158 36 Browse Search
Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 3 81 1 Browse Search
Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 2 81 1 Browse Search
Waitt, Ernest Linden, History of the Nineteenth regiment, Massachusetts volunteer infantry , 1861-1865 72 20 Browse Search
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1 71 3 Browse Search
The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure) 68 16 Browse Search
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Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 4: Yorktown and Williamsburg (search)
retreat from Yorktown. battle of Williamsburg. Early's attack. Hancock's report. casualties. Eltham's Landing. In the latter part ofrfluous aggressiveness. On the extreme right of the Federals, Gen. Hancock had discovered some vacant intrenchments — part of Magruder's olate lines. Early, on lower ground and in the woods, could not see Hancock's position, but suggested an attack to Hill. Hill approved, but rd have been possible to organize an attack which might have routed Hancock. But Hill, to lose no time, began the formation of the four regimgenerally until within 150 yards of the enemy. A large portion of Hancock's infantry lay concealed behind the crest of the ridge until the ting over the crest and continuing the fire for 15 or 20 rounds. Hancock says in his official report: — The plunging fire from the redofifty per cent of its members, but no official report was made. Hancock reported his losses in the affair as: killed 10, wounded 88, missi
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 12: Boonsboro or South Mountain, and Harper's Ferry (search)
43 Brigades, 284 guns, 55,000 Men67 CORPSDIVISIONSBRIGADESBATTS. 1st CorpsKingPhelps, Doubleday, Patrick, Gibbon4 HookerRickettsDuryea, Christian, Hartsuff2 MeadeSeymour, Magilton, Gallagher4 2d CorpsRichardsonCaldwell, Meagher, Brooke2 SumnerSedgwickGorman, Howard, Dana2 FrenchKimball, Morris, Weber3 5th CorpsMorellBarnes, Griffin, Stockton3 PorterSykesBuchanan, Lovell, Warren3 HumphreysHumphreys, Tyler, Allabach2 6th CorpsSlocumTorbert, Bartlett, Newton4 FranklinSmith, W. F.Hancock, Brooks, Irwin3 CouchDevens, Howe, Cochrane4 9th CorpsWillcox, O. B.Christ, Welsh2 BurnsideSturgisNagle, Ferrero2 RodmanFairchild, Harland1 CoxSeammon, Crook3 12 CorpsWilliamsCrawford, Gordon3 MansfieldGreeneTyndale, Stainrook, Goodrich4 CavalryPleasantonWhiting, Farnsworth, Rush, McReynolds, Davis4 Aggregate6 Corps, 19 Divisions54 Brigades, 300 Guns, 97,000 Men55 could defend himself, but the suggestion was not adopted by Miles, who felt himself obliged by his orders to hold the
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 13: Sharpsburg or Antietam (search)
lost 1165, and was himself mortally wounded. French lost 1750. But the danger to the Confederates now lay in the presence on the field of Franklin, with Slocum's and Smith's divisions of the 6th corps of about 6000 each, fine troops and well commanded. Franklin, too, was anxious to attack. Already he had sent one brigade, Irwin's, to the relief of Greene, when he was pursued out of the Dunkard woods, and this brigade found work enough to do to suffer 342 casualties. Another brigade, Hancock's, though not seriously engaged,— formed as support to two of Gen. Sumner's batteries, then severely pressed by the enemy, drove away his skirmishers who had already advanced close to the batteries, and occupied some buildings and fences in front of his position. This brigade was the means of saving the two batteries. But, just as Franklin was about to attack, Sumner met him, and, being the ranking officer, he ordered the attack postponed. Meanwhile, however, under the personal di
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 14: fall of 1862 (search)
lties. on the Federal right. the Formations. French and Hancock charge. Howard charges. Sturgis charges. sunken road RerpsDIVISIONSBRIGADESARTILLERY Right Grand Division2d CorpsHancockCaldwell, Meagher, Zook CouchHoward FrenchSully, Owen, Hapon the bridge work. This lost 50 killed and wounded, and Hancock reported the loss of 150 in two regiments which had supporhe order— Kimball, Andrews, Palmer. In close support came Hancock with Zook, Meagher, and Caldwell. Howard's division was a kept up fire both at the Confederate guns and infantry. Hancock's division soon followed French's and with a similar exper right of the Plank road, and was preparing to do so, when Hancock called for supports, and Howard was diverted to the same ff the city to the left of the ground over which French and Hancock had fought. He did not have the canal to cross, as it ters quickly spread and reached Couch, who said to Humphreys, Hancock reports the enemy is falling back. Now is the time for yo
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 15: Chancellorsville (search)
ollows, with the strength of each corps present for duty equipped on April 30. corpsDIVISIONSBRIGADESARTILLERY Batts.Guns 1stWadsworthPhelps, Cutler, Paul, Meredith1052 ReynoldsRobinsonRoot, Baxter, Leonard 16,908DoubledayRowley, Stone 2dHancockCaldwell, Meagher, Zook, Brook848 CouchGibbonSully, Owen, Hall 16,893FrenchCarroll, Hays, MacGregor 3dBirneyGraham, Ward, Hayman954 SicklesBerryCarr, Revere, Mott 18,721WhippleFranklin, Bowman, Berdan 5thGriffinBarnes, McQuade, Stockton842 Cav. Brig.4711 Pelham's Arty.46818 Grand Total1,6839,2772,19613,15656,444 Federal casualties COMMANDSKILLEDWOUNDEDMISSINGTOTALSTRENGTH Reynolds's Div.115218 Robinson's Div.742655 Doubleday's Div.1233862 Total 1st Corps9804613516,908 Hancock's Div.784456011,124 French's Div.63506119688 Two Divs. 2d Corps1419517201,81216,893 Birney's Div.1199255631,607 Berry's Div.1,0372441,429 Whipple's Div.1116822891,082 Total 3d Corps3782,6441,0964,11818,721 Griffin's Div.1710813138 Sykes
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 16: Gettysburg: the first day (search)
ul, Baxter 10,355RowleyBiddle, Stone, Stannard523 2d CorpsCaldwellCross, Kelley, Zook, Brook HancockGibbonHarrow, Webb, Hall 13,056HaysCarroll, Smyth, Willard524 3d CorpsBirneyGraham, Ward, De Tarrived. It had been delayed in its approach by destroying the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal about Hancock. A very essential part, also, of Stuart's proposed programme had not been carried out. This rear. It was now about three o'clock. The time and the condition of affairs are given in Hancock's report, as follows: At 3 P. M. I arrived at Gettysburg and assumed the command. At this timeof offering battle behind Pipe Creek, and to concentrate upon the position at Gettysburg, which Hancock had recommended. He was most anxious to fight upon the defensive, and he knew that Lee, havingn of the 12th corps had arrived about 6 P. M. and was placed on the left of the Federal line by Hancock. Williams's division of the same corps bivouacked near Rock Creek Bridge that night. The ad
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 17: Gettysburg: second day (search)
. Both Hill and Ewell have orders to cooperate with Longstreet's battle, but they are limiting their cooperation to ineffective cannonading of the enemy's intrenchments in their front, while the enemy is stripping these of infantry and marching fresh divisions to concentrate upon Hood and McLaws, and the three brigades of Wilcox, Perry, and Wright, which had supported them. But when these had carried the lines in their front (Carr's, Brewster's, and Burling's brigades of the 3d corps), Hancock had brought up Harrow's and Hall's brigades of Gibbon's division; and Willard's of Hays's division. One at a time, the three Confederate brigades were driven back with losses, already stated, amounting to 1565 men. The six Federal brigades had lost as follows: Harrow's, 768; Hall's, 377; Willard's, 714, Willard being killed; Carr's, 790; Brewster's, 778; Burling's, 513; total, 3940. The Federal losses stated are from the official returns which include the losses of all three days, but m
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 20: battle of the Wilderness (search)
e 6th, Warren and Sedgwick attacked Ewell and Hancock, with Wadsworth and Getty, attacked Hill. A er and found it not fordable. At early dawn, Hancock reconnoitred, but found Mahone's brigade on tss below our lines, and, coming up, to strike Hancock's three divisions on the flank. Heth had cro captured. Not satisfied with this effort, Hancock tried a second assault at 7 P. M., with Birneeparing to make a flank march to our left. Hancock had sent Miles to reconnoitre across the Po i first successful, but was finally repulsed. Hancock seemed anxious to make sure, and formed Barlo ordered to move to his left and connect with Hancock's line, which he did by 9.15. Willcox's divit, to meet Hancock's victorious advance. But Hancock had overdone his effort, as has been seen, ano lay a snare for Lee. It was thought that if Hancock's corps was sent off about 20 miles on the li not have tried his vain stratagem of placing Hancock as a lure at Milford, but, with his aid, have[36 more...]
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 21: the movement against Petersburg (search)
t crosses the James and moves on Petersburg. Hancock's corps delayed. movements of Lee. Beauregatack. Here we may leave them for a while. Hancock's 2d corps reached Wilcox's Landing at 6 P. Mrps until night of the 13th, when it followed Hancock and reached Wilcox's Landing the next noon. rches had been from 5 to 10 miles longer than Hancock's, arrived in the afternoon of the 14th. Douse to City Point, were employed in ferrying Hancock across the James. By the morning of the 15thoint for the same destination about sunrise. Hancock had about 20,000 men, and about 16 miles to gdetails, and Meade, of course, did not inform Hancock. It resulted that Hancock was not ordered toHancock was not ordered to march until 10.30 A. M., when he might just as easily have marched at sunrise, and he was directedriver below), getting possession of 16 guns. Hancock's corps had arrived on the ground during the e of a half-mile in the rear. On the 16th, Hancock was in command, and the 9th corps arrived on
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative, Chapter 22: the Mine (search)
unnel and galleries. its ventilation. countermines. plans for a Federal charge to follow the explosion. movements of Hancock. the explosion on the 30th. the crater. failure of the Federal assault. Our first days in the Petersburg trenches concealed from our view. Lee could only send troops to meet him by a march of 20 miles. On the afternoon of July 26, Hancock with about 20,000 infantry and Sheridan with two divisions, about 6000 cavalry, were started to Deep Bottom. It was expry's Bluff, and, on the 24th, it and Kershaw's division were sent to reenforce Conner. This force made such a show that Hancock, finding it there before him, did not deem it wise to assault their line. On their left, Kershaw even advanced against es. Kershaw unwisely attempted a charge and was quickly repulsed, losing 250 prisoners and two colors. On hearing of Hancock's crossing on the morning of the 27th, and that prisoners had been captured from the 2d, 10th, and 18th corps, Lee immed