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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
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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
D. H. Hill, Jr., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 4, North Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 23 5 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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and the ranks interchanged, and in this way an almost continuous fire blazed forth from the line of the stone wall. After Howard, attacks were made by Sturgis' division, supported by Getty's division. Then Griffin made the brave endeavor. Humphreys next essayed to carry the hill by the bayonet, and desperately did he try, but again his men melted as snow. Dead men were lying in such piles in some places that the living could hardly get by, and yet the rash endeavor was kept up. So clearly did those Federals who had stubbornly battled against the position recognize that it was useless to continue such assaults, that General Humphreys says they tried by force to prevent his men from making the attempt. In, it seems, sheer desperation, the Federal commander ordered gallant men to die before the fire from that hill, and silently General Couch says there was no cheering on the part of the men. and sternly the men tried to carry out orders, and left their bodies to freeze on the
he Twelfth corps in works on a crest to the right of Fairview, and at right angles to the plank road. Fairview was covered with artillery from the Third, Twelfth and Eleventh corps. French of Couch's division was on the right of Sickles, and Humphreys of Meade's corps was near by. This new line was at right angles to Geary and Hancock, who were still in front of Anderson and McLaws. Stuart formed his lines with A. P. Hill's division in front. Pender and Thomas were on the left of the plalags inside the works. Official Report. The rest of Rodes', Iverson's and Pender's troops were repulsed, and this exposing the three regiments Pender had in advance, they, too, fell back. At this juncture the flank attack of French, and later Humphreys, struck the Confederate left. Iverson and Thomas hurried some troops there, and Colston and Colquitt soon stopped the movement, and the general Confederate advance followed. Iverson's brigade loss was 370 men. While these North Carolinians
left by Dennison's brigade, advanced through the dense thickets to reinforce Griffin. He reached the firing line, says Humphreys, just about the time that Daniel's and Gordon's brigades got on the ground, with his left flank toward them. They les and Lane to the right of the road, McGowan to the road and Thomas to his left. The two brigades on the right, says Humphreys (Lane's and Scales'), passed through Heth's lines and advanced at different times as far as the swamps, in and nearr directions from General Early, attacked it. His attack especially fell upon the brigades of Brooke and Brown, and General Humphreys states that their loss was severe. General Early, in his account of this affair, says: Heth's division behaved in the brief sentence, But the resistance was so obstinate that the advantage gained did not prove decisive. General Humphreys states from Federal records that Grant's loss in this sanguinary assault was 6,820. There are no official returns of t
at Cold Harbor, where General Grant made two prolonged assaults upon the Confederate lines. In these, according to General Humphreys' figures, he lost 9,948. Campaign of 1864 and 1865. The Confederate losses are reported at 1,500, a figure that e front of the Confederate line in an effort to break the Federal flank. This movement brought on sharp fighting, says Humphreys, but did not accomplish what was designed. General Early reports that his men took several hundred prisoners. Early inassault as given by Federal officers taking part in it show the terribly destructive fire of the Southern muskets. General Humphreys says: The assaulting was done by the Second, Sixth and Eighteenth corps. Promptly at the hour these corps advancedeiving the full force of the enemy's direct fire in front. The total number of Grant's killed and wounded, again using Humphreys' figures, was 5,600, and he adds, It is probable, indeed, that the numbers were considerably larger. These great bat
mond directly, and thus mask the movement on Petersburg. By midnight of the 16th of June, the army with all its artillery and trains was over the James. General Smith's corps was given the right of way over all other troops. On the 14th he reported to General Butler at Bermuda Hundred. Butler directed him to attack Petersburg at daylight. His corps was strengthened for the attack by the addition of Kautz‘ cavalry and Hinks' negro division. These additions gave Smith, according to General Humphreys, chief of staff of the army of the Potomac, 16,100 men. Hancock's corps immediately followed Smith, and in his attack rendered him material assistance by relieving his men in the captured works. At the opening of the assaults on Beauregard's works around Petersburg, thee men holding those works numbered only 5,400. These were gradually, by the arrival of Ransom's brigade and Hoke's division, and a few other troops, increased to 11,000 effectives. General Grant continually added t
ll and gallantry were commended by Rodes and Ewell. During the terrific fighting of May, 1864, he, with his brigade of heroes led by Parker, Grimes, Bennett and Cox, rendered services which received the thanks of Ewell and Lee upon the field. At first in reserve, he moved at double-quick on May 7th to meet the advance of Burnside, who sought to cut off the Second corps, and drove back the enemy's line of battle half a mile. On the night of the same day by another rapid movement he saved Humphreys' right flank from a similar attack. Immediately after Hancock's successful attack on the morning of May 12th at the bloody angle, he was ordered to drive the enemy out of the works. He instructed his men to keep the alignment, move forward slowly without firing until the order Charge, and then not to stop till the works were cleared. Before he was able to give the word Charge his horse was shot under him and a ball tore through his arm, but Grimes gave the order for him at the right tim