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William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 9 (search)
But he did not move forward with sufficient promptness to effect the former purpose, and when Pickett had been repulsed, he made a foolish and isolated attack. Thus, in the first instance, he did not move forward enough, and in the second he moved too far. This ended the combat, though towards dusk General Crawford advanced across the wheatfield into the woods and took several hundred prisoners and a large number of arms. During the action, the cavalry had been operating on the flanks, Kilpatrick's division on the left, and Gregg's division on the right. Both divisions displayed much gallantry and suffered heavy loss. The scope of this work does not permit the recital of the details of the numerous cavalry affairs; but I cannot forbear to mention the very spirited attack on Hood's right by the brigades of Farnesworth and Merritt, operating on the left flank of the army. Farnesworth, with the First Vermont and First Virginia Cavalry, cleared a fence in his front, sabred the ene
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 10 (search)
he right at James City, held by a portion of Kilpatrick's cavalry division and some infantry of the ange and Alexandria Railroad. In this duty, Kilpatrick's division of cavalry was to co-operate. the advance towards Warrenton, on the 19th, Kilpatrick's division skirmished warmly with Hampton's a skilful manoeuvre to defeat his opponent. Kilpatrick having forced the crossing by turning the flz Lee arriving just below Buckland surprised Kilpatrick's force on the flank, and Stuart, hearing Fiart's Report. But the reports of Custer and Kilpatrick are naturally not so frank as to avow this. tomac in the absence of General Meade, threw Kilpatrick's cavalry division across the Rapidan at Elywards the James River. The column under General Kilpatrick at the same time moved rapidly southward late on March 1st. But in the interim, General Kilpatrick, having been estopped in front of the fo portion succeeded in making a junction with Kilpatrick's column, which returned to the Army of the [3 more...]
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, Index. (search)
ndy Station, cavalry action at, 313. Bristoe Station, Hooker's defeat of Ewell at, 179; race of the two armies for, 380; battle of, 383. Buckland's Mills, Kilpatrick's cavalry action at, 386. Buford, General, at Gettysburg, 328. Bull Run, battle of—see Manassas. Bull Run the Second—see Manassas No. 2. Burgess's M 185. Kearney, General, the death of, 192; his origination of the badge system, 268. Kelley's Ford, the Union cavalry at, 268; cavalry action at, 386. Kilpatrick's raid towards Richmond, 399. Kinglake, Mr., on English public sentiment on the Crimean war, 68. Laurel Hill, Virginia, Garnett's position at, 35; McClelle objective point of the war, 17; the lines of advance to wards in 1861, 22; what a direct march on would have effected, 147; outer line of redoubts pierced by Kilpatrick, 400; merits of plans of advance discussed, 406; outer defences penetrated by Sheridan, 460; entered by Union troops, 605. Rivers of Virginia, system of the,