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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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nce of the seizure of the Weldon road. The disaster of Burnside had left an impression that could not easily be effaced, and all the subsequent manoeuvres on the right and left were, to the multitude, unintelligible. It was only perceived that Hancock had twice been moved to the north bank of the James, and twice withdrawn. Not only was the fact unnoticed that by these manoeuvres the extension on the left had been made practicable; but that extension itself was looked upon as of no especial consequence. Hancock's check at Ream's station more than balanced, in the public mind, all the advantages of Warren's advance. In the same way Sheridan as yet appeared to have accomplished nothing in the Valley; in fact he had retired, and Early had followed him; so that on the Potomac also, the prospect was gloomy. Even Sherman's success, gratifying as it was, seemed isolated; the country had no idea that it had been facilitated by the very movements at the East which were deemed so unfort
out and see if an advantage could be gained. General Butler's forces will remain where they are for the present, ready to advance, if found practicable. . . It seems to me the enemy must be weak enough at one or the other place to let us in. Meade, accordingly, with four divisions of infantry under Warren and Parke, advanced towards Poplar Spring church and Peeble's farm, about two miles west of the Weldon road, while Gregg's division of cavalry moved still further to the left and rear. Hancock was left in command of the trenches in front of Petersburg. Warren, who held Meade's right in this movement, soon came upon the enemy entrenched at Peeble's farm; he made a vigorous attack, and carried two redoubts with a line of rifle-pits, capturing one gun and a hundred prisoners. Grant promptly announced the success to Butler, and cautioned him: Be well on your guard, to act defensively. If the enemy are forced from Petersburg, they may push to oppose you. To Meade he said: If the
s Hatcher's run Warren fails to connect with Hancock Grant at Burgess's mill enemy's line found d was in reality three-fourths of a mile from Hancock's right. The rebels had a battery north of tn aides-de-camp were sent to reconnoitre; and Hancock, who had been at the extreme front, also explruck the right and rear of the Second corps. Hancock heard the firing, but supposed it to proceed osition, and had not known of the gap between Hancock and Crawford. Their main attack was intendedup to their prisoner. Meade now authorized Hancock to use his discretion, and either retire, or m the assistance of two divisions of Warren. Hancock, however, was eight miles from the national esaid to Meade: Your despatch, with those from Hancock, just received. Now that the enemy have takoreseen. Meade has been censured for halting Hancock at Burgess's mill, but the result proved the nverted into extensions to the left, and when Hancock or Butler made an unsuccessful advance north [21 more...]
ving completed its work in the valley of the Shenandoah, was once more ready to join the army of the Potomac in the struggle which it had shared the year before. Hancock was placed in command of the Middle Military Division, while Sheridan resumed his old command close to Grant, an arrangement welcome to both soldiers, and destineiddle Department, but want them in the best possible condition for either offensive or defensive operations. If Lee should retreat south, the surplus force under Hancock Hancock had been placed in command of the Middle Department when Sheridan rejoined Grant. could be transferred to another field. If he should go to Lynchburg,Hancock had been placed in command of the Middle Department when Sheridan rejoined Grant. could be transferred to another field. If he should go to Lynchburg, they will be required where they are. No contingency was forgotten, no preparation omitted. And now Grant waited only for the arrival of Sheridan from the Pamunkey. On the 20th of March, he invited the President to pay him a visit at City Point. Lincoln assented at once, and arrived on the 22nd. On the 25th, Sherman, leavin
chmond will be moved by our left, for the double purpose of turning the enemy out of his present position around Petersburg, and to ensure the success of the cavalry under General Sheridan, . . . in its effort to reach and destroy the Southside and Danville roads. See Appendix for this entire order. First of all, Ord was to proceed on the night of the 27th, to the left of the army of the Potomac, and relieve the Second corps, now under the command of Humphreys. Humphreys had succeeded Hancock in command of the Second corps in November, 1864. On the morning of the 29th, Warren and Humphreys were to move in two columns, taking the roads crossing Hatcher's run nearest the national lines, and both marching at first in a south-westerly direction. At the same time Sheridan, advancing by the Weldon and Jerusalem plank roads far enough south to avoid the infantry, was to pass through Dinwiddie, and then turn to the north and west against the right and rear of the enemy. The Sixth corp
353; army gunboats, 354; loses ground at Bermuda Hundred, 367; bridge at Deep Bottom, 392; Grant's views of his capabilities, 463, 464; reduces his forces to aid Hancock, 505; at Deep Bottom, III., 68, 70; at Fort Harrison, 76; second movement north of James river, 115-122; ordered to New York to preserve order during election, 17ts Johnston in negotiations with Sherman, 627, 633; Johnston's revenge on, 633; capture of, in woman's clothes, 639. Deep Bottom, Butler's bridge at, II., 506; Hancock's movement, July 26, 470; August 14, 506-511; Butler's movement from, III., 70. Democratic party, opposition of, to the war, III., 13, 169. Departments, rea II., 397; movements against Wilson's expedition, 412; sent to Augusta to organize cavalry, III., 292; at Columbia, S. C., 422; destroys Columbia by fire, 423. Hancock, General Winfield S., at battle of Wilderness, II., 109-123; movements in valley of Po, 152; movements of May 10, 1864, 164; assault of May 12, 171-183; assault o