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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 1: operations in Virginia.--battle of Chancellorsville.--siege of Suffolk. (search)
's entire corps, comprising the divisions of A. P. Hill, D. H. Hill, Trimble, and Early, and the divs in the rear of Rodes, and back of this was A. P. Hill. Two pieces of Stuart's horse-artillery movelosed followed by Generals R. E. Colston and A. P. Hill. General Devens was severly wounded, and oneal artillery, halted, and sent a request for A. P. Hill to be ordered to the front to take the advanStates Ford. While awaiting the arrival of General Hill to the front, he pushed forward with his stexhausted by pain and loss of blood, fell. General Hill presently rode up, jumped from his horse, achkiss), he cried out in his delirium, Order A. P. Hill to prepare for action-pass the infantry to tckson had ordered a forward movement so soon as Hill should reach the front, and it was at the momenlished that the notable leader was prostrated. Hill, also, was disabled by a contusion caused by thrd movement in the night. General Stuart, whom Hill called to the command, agreed with him, and the[1 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 2: Lee's invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania. (search)
s the Rappahannock, and forcing his way between Hill and Longstreet, at Culpepper. but the moment hethe capital of Adams County; and Longstreet and Hill were ordered to cross the South Mountain range to move on Gettysburg, the advance divisions of Hill were lying within a few miles of that town, afthe road, in rear of the Seminary, and fall upon Hill's right, under General Archer, then pressing ac posted on Seminary Ridge, and the remainder of Hill's was rapidly approaching. At the same time Ros of the Nationals and the advance divisions of Hill's and Ewell's Corps had been engaged. Howard'ser's division had been added to the strength of Hill's already in the struggle, and Early's divisionanged, excepting the employment of a portion of Hill's corps in support of Longstreet. He confidentttery along the line occupied by Longstreet and Hill. Meade, too, had been preparing for the expect batteries of Bancroft, Dilger, Eakin, Wheeler, Hill, and Taft, under Major Osborne, were placed in [17 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 3: political affairs.--Riots in New York.--Morgan's raid North of the Ohio. (search)
ce from that point in two columns, his left under A. P. Hill, by the Warrenton turnpike to New Baltimore, and the race for Bristow Station became hot, Lee pushing Hill and Ewell forward to gain that point before Meade shps that had passed, was just crossing Broad Run, and Hill pushed forward to attack it. At about noon, when he Station. Warren was again in a critical situation. Hill quickly turned upon him, and almost instantly brough the batteries of Brown and Arnold were playing upon Hill in response, and these, assisted by the infantry divwo battle-flags. This was an effectual check upon Hill's advance, yet Warren was in great danger, for he folon, of the Forty-second New York. General Posey, of Hill's corps, was mortally wounded. At Bristow Stationng to Liberty Mills, west of Orange Court-House; and Hill's corps was distributed in cantonments for winter, as accordingly. He withdrew Ewell's corps, called up Hill, and concentrated his whole army on the west bank of
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 10: the last invasion of Missouri.--events in East Tennessee.--preparations for the advance of the Army of the Potomac. (search)
ey as far as possible, and, by thus menacing Lee's westward lines of supply, compel him to send detachments for their protection, and thereby weaken his forces opposed to the Army of the Potomac. Lee's army was then occupying a line nearly twenty miles on each side of Orange Court-House, its left covered by the Rapid Anna and mountains near, and its right by a strong line of works on Mine Run, which he had strengthened since Meade's threat in November. See page 111. The corps of Ewell and Hill composed the bulk of Lee's army near the Rapid Anna, while Longstreet's corps, lately returned from East Tennessee, was in the vicinity of Gordonsville, within easy supporting distance of Lee. Such was the general position of the opposing forces in Virginia on the first of May, when Lieutenant-General Grant gave orders for an advance of the great armies of Meade On the 3d of May, General Meade issued the following order to the Army of the Potomac, which was read to every regiment:--
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 11: advance of the Army of the Potomac on Richmond. (search)
ore northerly column along the turnpike, and A. P. Hill the other along the plank road; and that nign of the Brock with the plank road, along which Hill was advancing, and had passed Parker's store. found himself at once pressed more and more by Hill, who had evidently been aiming to secure the sane of battle in front of the Brock road, facing Hill's line stretched across the plank road. Hilley were completed, he was ordered to advance on Hill and drive him beyond Parker's store. Getty, moand Longstreet was directed to take position on Hill's right. Meade's line of battle, fully formed ring that interval Anderson came up and checked Hill's confused retreat, and at the same time the vaet from his flanking march to the assistance of Hill, and it was a greater portion of the Confederative the blow. At midnight he left the front of Hill's corps, and moving silently to the left, guidewhere Hancock and his companions struggled with Hill, and Warren and others fought with Ewell. Ever[12 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 12: operations against Richmond. (search)
lvania Court-House, where they were confronted by A. P. Hill's. Burnside's left on the afternoon of the 21st, t's was preparing to follow, when it was attacked by Hill's. The assailants were easily repulsed, and that nigt five o'clock, the divisions of Heth and Wilcox, of Hill's corps, fell upon Griffin's division. They were reover Court-House, down nearly to Bottom's Bridge. A. P. Hill's corps occupied its right, Longstreet's its centhundred, and finding the van of Lee's Army, under A. P. Hill, already on the south side of the River, near Forturn the works, when a division of the command of A. P. Hill, who had been keenly watching the movements of thy shocked by a blow, at the same time, by another of Hill's divisions. Both Corps soon recovered and re-formeoth Corps to advance and retake what they had lost. Hill, unsupported, suddenly withdrew, carrying with him Ttrack, when they were suddenly attacked by a part of Hill's Corps, and were driven back upon the main line wit
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 13: invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania-operations before Petersburg and in the Shenandoah Valley. (search)
d was lost to the Confederates. Lee now sent a heavy force, under Hill, to drive Warren from the road, and on the following day August 19. of his force and the right of Ayres to fall back. In this struggle Hill captured twenty-five hundred Nationals, including General J. Hays. inth Corps, General Burnside having been relieved a few days before. Hill hastily withdrew. Then Warren recovered the ground he had lost, re-y of defending the intrenched position. The blow, given as usual by Hill, fell first on Miles, who promptly repelled the assailants. In a second attack they were again repulsed, with heavy loss. But Hill was determined to capture the works, and he ordered Heth's division to do so , and five guns. Seventeen hundred of the men were made prisoners. Hill's loss was but little less, and he, too, withdrew from Reams's. But These movements had been eagerly watched by the Confederates, and Hill's leading division, under Heth, was sent to attack Hancock's isolate
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 17: Sherman's March through the Carolinas.--the capture of Fort Fisher. (search)
one man of the garrison of Fort Fisher was mortally hurt, three severely and nineteen slightly wounded, and five gun-carriages disabled. This was the sum of injury received. The transports arrived off Fort Fisher just as Porter was closing the bombardment. An arrangement was made for a renewal of the attack and the co-operation of the troops, the next morning at eight o'clock. It was ten before the work commenced, when the lighter draught gun-boats were employed in shelling the Flag Pond Hill and Half-Moon batteries, two or three miles up the coast above Fort Fisher, preparatory to the landing of the troops. The bombardment continued seven hours without intermission. At a little past noon the transports moved within eight hundred yards of the shore, and soon afterward, when the batteries in front were silenced, the launches were prepared, and a part of Ames's division, or about one-third of the troops were landed. General Curtis was the first to reach the shore, and plant the f
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 20: Peace conference at Hampton Roads.--the campaign against Richmond. (search)
hat brigade pressed forward, drove the Confederates rapidly to the woods, and took position and intrenched on a commanding Hill. The Second division, under General Smyth, had turned off to the right, toward Armstrong's Mill, and very soon found the Longstreet's Corps, eight thousand strong, to guard the defenses of Richmond, until it was too late. Mahon's division, of Hill's Corps, was kept in front of the National lines at Bermuda hundred, while the divisions of Wilcox, Pickett, Bushrod Johnsrks on his left, carried by the Ninth Corps. Heth commanded the charging party, which consisted of his own division of A. P. Hill's Corps. So heavily did the Confederates press, that the troops holding City Point, were ordered up to the support of as repulsed, and so ended the really last blow struck for the defense of Richmond by Lee's Army. In that movement, General A. P. Hill, one of Lee's best officers, and who had been conspicuous throughout the War, was shot dead while reconnoitering.
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 21: closing events of the War.--assassination of the President. (search)
under Griffin, would be upon his front, and most of the Army of the Potomac on his rear. He, had closed Lee's last avenue for escape. Lee now saw that his only hope was in cutting his way successfully through Sheridan's line. This he attempted at daybreak. April 9. Of all the grand Army of Northern Virginia, which menaced the National Capital a year before, not quite ten thousand effective men were now in arms. These composed two thin battle lines, consisting of the remains of Gordon (Hill's) command and the wreck of Longstreet's corps. Lee directed the former to cut through at all hazards. The charge was made with such impetuosity, that Sheridan's men, who had dismounted to meet the attack, were forced back. Sheridan had just reached Appomattox Station, whither he had gone to hasten forward the Army of the James. He at once sent orders for his troops to gradually fall back, but to continually offer resistance, until the wearied and foot-sore infantry could come up and form