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eld. In my account of the works around Richmond and Petersburg, I have made free use of papers by Major-General Wright, Chief of Engineers, United States Army, and Lieutenant-Colonel Michie, also of the Engineers, published in the Report on the Defences of Washington, by Major-General Barnard, of the same corps; as well as of a paper on the Fortifications of Petersburg, by Lieutenant Featherstonaugh, of the Royal (British) Engineers. I am also indebted for valuable assistance to Major-General Humphreys, late Chief of Engineers, United States Army. The people of the North entirely failed to appreciate the importance 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 It was only perceived that Hancock had twice been moved to the north bank of the James, and twice withdrawn.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 m
e the Second corps, now under the command of Humphreys. Humphreys had succeeded Hancock in comma1864. On the morning of the 29th, Warren and Humphreys were to move in two columns, taking the roadon the field, he promptly ordered Wright and Humphreys to advance and feel the enemy in their respective fronts, west of Parke, but Humphreys had already advanced without orders. Then, pushing forwssing of the Vaughan road and Hatcher's run; Humphreys was on the left of Ord, extending northwesterdered to advance, supported by an attack by Humphreys, who was to withdraw from his right all the to attempt anything more northward until General Humphreys gets into position on my right. My leftSheridan can operate advantageously. If General Humphreys is able to straighten out his line betwef Gravelly run. East of the plank road, General Humphreys and my batteries, I think, could hold thnd smash up the force in front of Sheridan? Humphreys can hold the line to the Boydton plank road,[12 more...]
rebel line-parke carries outer line Ord and Humphreys penetrate line in their front Grant enters ot known. Grant at once sent word to Meade: Humphreys must push now, or everything will leave his ffective strength of Parke, Wright, Ord, and Humphreys, as they stood in line of battle. It would , Ord also broke through the entrenchments. Humphreys too was doing well. At about half-past 7 thdes. I think there will be no difficulty in Humphreys marching forward now towards Petersburg, or ect with the Ninth, and the two divisions of Humphreys were extending to the Appomattox on the nortll we want is to capture or beat the enemy. Humphreys also was held loose during the night, with o.40 P. M., Grant said to Meade: I would send Humphreys no orders further than to report to Sheridan Wright: Send Mott up the River road to join Humphreys as soon as possible. Move with your whole csh to the Danville road with all speed, with Humphreys and Griffin, as well as the cavalry. Befo[17 more...]
ds, followed by Griffin, and then Meade with Humphreys and Wright; the Ninth corps stretching alongstuff of which commanders should be made. Humphreys moved between one and two o'clock, and Wrig. Accordingly Sheridan put two divisions of Humphreys on the left of the Fifth corps, and one on tough him orders to the corps commanders. To Humphreys he said: The Fifth corps covers well your flwo and a half miles south of Deatonsville. Humphreys, meanwhile, was following up the rear of thed part still keeping the Deatonsville road. Humphreys was coming up at this moment, and Sheridan shat together they could break up the enemy. Humphreys instantly deflected to the right in pursuit ody marching in a north-westerly direction. Humphreys followed the larger force with two divisionss therefore impracticable. The situation of Humphreys now became precarious. He was alone, north ch had protected them so long. Sheridan and Humphreys and Griffin were held loose on the night of [35 more...]
aggregate Officers.Men.Total.Officers.Men.Total.Officers.Men.Total. Provost Guard Nothing in reports or returns. City Point (Post) Nothing in reports or returns. Engineer Brigade Nothing in reports or returns. Battalion of U. S. Engineers Nothing in reports or returns. Signal Corps Nothing in reports or returns. Sheridan's Cavalry Report of Major-General P. H. Sheridan (returns fail to show losses).20170190106855911183213391440 2d Army Corps Report of Major-General A. A. Humphreys, commanding.211822037811181191236076302024 5th Army Corps Returns.182452631031553165665405462465 6th Army Corps Returns.1542 9th Army Corps Report of Major-General John G. Parke, commanding.18235253851210129551561611709 Siege Train Artillery Report of Major George Ayer, Chief of Artillery.33111114 Siege Batteries Report of Brigadier-General H. L. Abbott, commanding.156178535367 24th Corps Report of Major-General John Gibbon, commanding. Army of the James10
, General A. P., movement from Helena, i., 132; battle of Champion's hill, 258-270. Howard, General O. O., at Wauhatchie, i., 448, 450; at battle of Chattanooga, 494, 496, 514; in Knoxville campaign, 539; succeeds MePherson in command of army of Tennessee, II., 462; with Sherman in Atlanta campaign, 534, 541-545; in command of Sherman's right wing in march to sea, III., 283, 288, 289, 295; in Sherman's campaign north of Savannah, 373; at battle of Bentonsville, III., 430, 431. Humphreys, General A. A., at Fort Steadman, III., 447; in command of Second corps, 448; at Hatcher's run, 457; final assault on Petersburg, 506, 515; in Appomattox campaign, 520, 546, 553, 569, 572, 583, 592. Hunter, General, David, sent with dispatches to Banks, II., 76; supersedes Sigel, 202, 417; ordered up alley of Virginia, 402; defeat of rebels at Piedmont, 418; occupies Lexington, 419; before Lynchburg, 420; retreat through the mountains, 421; destruction of rebel factories and stores, 425; in Pot