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William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac 94 6 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore) 46 18 Browse Search
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee 38 2 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 35 9 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 33 1 Browse Search
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The Atlanta (Georgia) Campaign: May 1 - September 8, 1864., Part I: General Report. (ed. Maj. George B. Davis, Mr. Leslie J. Perry, Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley) 11 3 Browse Search
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William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 8 (search)
wo o'clock in the afternoon. Hooker's Circular Order, May 1: Report of the Conduct of the War, second series, vol. i., p. 124. I shall trace briefly the experience of each column. The left column, composed of the divisions of Griffin and Humphreys, moved out on the river road for five miles, and came within sight of Banks' Ford, without encountering any opposition. The centre column, made up of the division of Sykes, supported by the division of Hancock, advanced on the turnpike, and that position, it should be held at all hazards. The reply was, to return at once. General Warren also went in person and urged the necessity of holding on.—Couch: Report of Chancellorsville. For confirmation of the same, see Warren: Report; Humphreys: Evidence on Chancellorsville; Report of the Conduct of the War, second series, vol. i., p. 63. It was urged in the warmest terms that the occupation of that fine position would uncover Banks' Ford, thus, as I have said, giving easy communicat
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 9 (search)
as as follows: his right division, under General Humphreys, was thrown forward several hundred yardand disposed along the Emmattsburg road. On Humphreys' left, the prolongation of the same line wasright was continued by Hill's corps, so that Humphreys had part of that corps in his front. But Hipressed troops on the advanced line; and General Humphreys, who held the right of the Third Corps, s to the right of the peach orchard—that is, Humphreys' division and Graham's brigade—swung back itvents on the right of the Third Corps, where Humphreys yet clung with one of his flanks to his adva through the interval and advanced to strike Humphreys, whose left was greatly exposed, and whose rey) in addition to his own. The attack on Humphreys was so sudden and severe, that two additionahad sent out to his assistance, finding that Humphreys was retiring, could only get quickly into liinto the hands of those they were pursuing. Humphreys, in retiring his men, which he refrained fro[5 more...]<
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 12 (search)
s general aspects to that above recounted. This operation had the same object as the October movement, which was to turn the enemy's right and seize the Southside Railroad. It was undertaken by the Fifth Corps, the Second Corps, now under General Humphreys, General Hancock had some time before been ordered North to raise the new First Corps, and he never returned to his old command. and Gregg's division of cavalry, and its execution was begun on the 5th of February. For several days precetation the cavalry moved westward, carried the crossing of Rowanty Creek after a brisk skirmish, and marched rapidly on Dinwiddie Courthouse. The Fifth Corps also passed to the west side of the creek and moved on its appointed route. Meantime Humphreys, with the Second and Third divisions of the Second Corps, marched down the Vaughan road to where it crosses Hatcher's Run. The Confederate intrenchments on the opposite bank were not strongly manned; the stream was, however, so obstructed that
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 13 (search)
s.—While Warren was making this wide detour, Humphreys' corps had passed Hatcher's Run by the Vaughediate concern, as the advance of Warren and Humphreys led not against this isolated position of th southwest of where the troops of Warren and Humphreys lay on their arms. Such was the situation in the following order: Parke, Wright, Ord, Humphreys, Warren, Sheridan. In the morning Sheridan the Union side save to push up the corps of Humphreys and Warren close in front of the Confederatese efforts met no success. The details of Humphreys' operations on the 31st are as follows: Milee the Union corps of Parke, Wright, Ord, and Humphreys. But the point of dispute was nowhere alongburg. When these successes were reported, Humphreys, holding the Union left to the west of Hatch the night of the 2d, the Second Corps under Humphreys, to whom was at the same time sent a ponton-ow's division was then ordered up. Meanwhile Humphreys, having extended his right the length of one[19 more...]
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, Index. (search)
plankroad, importance of to Lee, 541; Southside Railroad, plan of attack on Lee's right, 541; operations extending Grant's lines westward to Hatcher's Run, 547; Warren's operations on the Weldon road, 549; character of lines, 576; Warren's and Humphreys' move by the rear and left, 581; initial operations of the 29th of March, 582; Lee's right, front position of, 582; Sheridan manoeuvring to the left, 583; Dinwiddie Courthouse occupied by Sheridan, 584; the Union line from tile Appomattox to Dinwiddie Courthouse, 584; Lee's strength and length of in trenched line, 585; Longstreet retained at north side of James River, 585; White Oak road and Hatcher's Run, the two armies at, 586; Humphreys' report of operations of March 30, 1865,587; Union left (Warren's), disposition of the, 588; Lee's centre and left still intact, 600; Lee's centre assaulted by Parke, Wright, and Ord, 601; Confederates pressed back to chain of works close around, 602; the defence of Fort Gregg, 602; evacuated by L