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General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 12: Halleck and Pope in Federal command. (search)
se, the Third (McDowell's), one division near Culpeper Court-House, and one at Fredericksburg-these two under Ricketts and King respectively; his cavalry under Buford, Bayard, and Hatch along the Rapidan from the Blue Ridge to Fredericksburg. Theext day, During the evening of the 9th, Pope received his First Corps under Sigel and called up McDowell's division, under King, from Fredericksburg. On the 10th both armies remained quiet. On the 11th a flag of truce was sent in asking for time to bury the dead, which Jackson granted, and extended to a late hour of the day. King's division coming up, Pope decided to engage again on the 12th, but Jackson, having information of the extent of reinforcements, decided to withdraw during the night.omising brigadier, Winder; Pope's, 2381, including three brigadiers, two wounded and one taken prisoner. After drawing King's division to his field, General Pope had about thirty-six thousand present for service. Jackson's reports as to these fo
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 13: making ready for Manassas again. (search)
for its crossing of the Warrenton turnpike, and King's division of his own corps down the turnpike. un, hardly had time for rest, when the march of King's division was reported. About the same time tederate cavalry loitering along the way. As King's division was marching by, Jackson thought to e's orders were given under the impression that King's division was still occupying the ground of thspecial instructions had been sent McDowell and King to hold the position at all hazards, to prevent that Jackson had no thought of retreating, and King had found that his ground was not tenable. The order intended for King failed to reach him. Before he was advised of the withdrawal of King's er. As soon as advised of the withdrawal of King's division from the ground of the 28th, Generall Porter should push forward with his corps and King's division of McDowell's command to Gainesville objected to the transfer of his division under King to other authority, which brought out the joint[3 more...]
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 14: Second battle of Manassas (Bull Run). (search)
our advance had been anticipated by an order to move from the enemy's side against us. They attacked along the turnpike by King's division about sunset. To the Confederates, who had been searching for an opportunity during the greater part of thelock in the afternoon, General Pope ordered attack against Jackson's front by the corps under General Porter, supported by King's division, Heintzelman and Reno to move forward and attack Jackson's left, to turn it and strike down against the flank, l to change direction and march for Centreville were received at 3.15 P. M. Had they been promptly executed, the commands, King's division, Sigel's corps, and Reynolds's division, should have found Jackson by four o'clock. As it was, only the brigades position after sunset, when he advanced against them in battle. He reported it sanguinary. With the entire division of King and that of Reynolds, with Sigel's corps, it is possible that Pope's campaign would have brought other important results.
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 19: battle of Sharpsburg, or Antietam (continued). (search)
er; 93d N. Y., Lieut.-Col. Benjamin C. Butler. Quartermaster's Guard, 1st U. S. Cav., Cos. B, C, H, and I, Capt. Marcus A. Reno. First Army Corps, designation changed from Third Corps, Army of Virginia, to First Army Corps, by General orders, no. 129, Adjutant-General's office, September 12, 1862. (1) Major-General Joseph Hooker, wounded September 17. (2) Brigadier-General George G. Meade. escort, 2d N. Y. Cav., cos. A, B, I, and K, Capt. John E. Naylor. First Division, (1) Brig.-Gen. Rufus King, Relieved September 14. (2) Brig.-Gen. John P. Hatch, Wounded September 14. (3) Brig.-Gen. Abner Doubleday:--First Brigade, Col. Walter Phelps, Jr.; 22d N. Y., Lieut.-Col. John McKie, Jr.; 24th N. Y., Capt. John D. O'Brian ; 30th N. Y., Col. William M. Searing; 84th N. Y. (14th Militia), Maj. William H. de Bovoise; 2d U. S. Sharp-shooters, Col. Henry A. V. Post. Second Brigade, (1) Brig.-Gen. Abner Doubleday, (2) Col. William P. Wainwright, Wounded September 17. (3) Lieut.-Col.
Eighth New York, Lieutenant-Colonel William H. Benjamin. First Vermont, Lieutenant-Colonel Addison W. Preston. artillery. Horse Artillery, First Brigade. Captain John M. Robinson. New York Light Artillery, 6th Battery, Captain Joseph W. Martin. Second U. S. Artillery, Batteries B and L, Lieutenant Edward Heaton. Second U. S. Artillery, Battery D, Lieutenant Edward B. Williston. Second U. S. Artillery, Battery M, Lieutenant Alex. C. M. Pennington. Fourth U. S. Artillery, Battery A, Lieutenant Rufus King, Jr. Fourth U. S. Artillery, Batteries C and E, Lieutenant Chas. L. Fitzhugh. dices the cavalrymen were supposed to hold against being commanded by an infantry officer. The corps presented a fine appearance at the review, and so far as the health and equipment of the men were concerned the showing was good and satisfactory, but the horses were thin and very much worn down by excessive and, it seemed to me, unnecessary picket duty, for the cavalry picket-line almost completely encircl
ould also be seen. The point chosen was an excellent one for the purpose, though in one respect disagreeable, since the dead bodies of many of the poor fellows killed there two days before were yet unburied. In a little while the King's escort began to remove these dead, however, bearing them away on stretchers improvised with their rifles, and the spot thus cleared was much more acceptable. Then, when such unexploded shells as were lying around loose had been cautiously carried away, the King, his brother, Prince Frederick Charles Alexander, the chief-of-staff, General von Moltke, the Minister of War, General von Roon, and Count von Bismarck assembled on the highest point, and I being asked to join the group, was there presented to General von Moltke. He spoke our language fluently, and Bismarck having left the party for a time to go to a neighboring house to see his son, who had been wounded at Marsla-Tour, and about whom he was naturally very anxious, General von Moltke enterta
d conversation, if much gesticulation is any indication. The talk lasted fully an hour, Bismarck seeming to do most of it, but at last he arose, saluted the Emperor, and strode down the path toward his horse. Seeing me standing near the gate, he joined me for a moment, and asked if I had noticed how the Emperor started when they first met, and I telling him that I had, he added, Well, it must have been due to my manners, not my words, for these were, I salute your MaJesty just as I would my King. Then the Chancellor continued to chat a few minutes longer, assuring me that nothing further was to be done there, and that we had better go to the Chateau Bellevue, where, he said, the formal surrender was to take place. With this he rode off toward Vendresse to communicate with his sovereign, and Forsyth and I made ready to go to the Chateau Bellevue. Before we set out, however, a number of officers of the King's suite arrived at the weaver's cottage, and from them I gathered that t
lieved from the command of the First army corps of the Army of Virginia, because, as he says, the position assigned him by the appointment of Major-Gen. Pope as Commander-in-Chief of the Army of Virginia is subordinate and inferior to those heretofore held by him, and to remain in the subordinate command now assigned would, as he says, largely reduce his rank and consideration in the service. It is ordered that Major-General John C. Fremont be relieved from command. Second, That Brigadier-General Rufus King be and he is hereby assigned to the command of the First army corps of the Army of Virginia, in place of General Fremont, relieved.--Secretary Stanton's Order. The British steamer Modern Greece, laden with arms and other munitions of war, ran aground three quarters of a mile east of Fort Fisher, N. C. The blockading fleet fired on her with a view of destroying her, but the fort opened fire on them, when they retired.--Mobile Evening News, June 30. A small skirmish occurr
trong resolutions in favor of the new levy, and recommending an extra session of the Legislature, to authorize the giving of a State bounty to volunteers, were introduced by George Dawson, chairman of the committee, and unanimously adopted. Speeches were made by Lyman Tremain and others. The Ninth regiment of Vermont volunteers, under the command of Col. George I. Stannard, left Brattleboro this morning at nine o'clock, en route for the seat of war. This was the first regiment recruited under the call of July first, for three hundred thousand additional troops. A large and enthusiastic public meeting was held this day in Union Square, New York, in behalf of the Union and in support of the Government in its efforts to suppress the rebellion. Speeches were made by Mayor Opdyke, General Fremont, General Walbridge, President King, Professor Lieber, Rev. Dr. Vinton, Rev. Dr. Hitchcock, Rev. Dr. Clarke, E. D. Smith, William Allen Butler, and others.--New York Tribune, July 16-17.
July 20. A body of cavalry belonging to Gen. King's command, left Fredericksburgh, Va., last night at seven o'clock, and, after a forced march, made a descent this morning at daylight upon the Virginia Central Railroad, at Beaver Dam Creek, destroying the railroad and telegraphlines for several miles, and burning the depot which contained forty thousand rounds of musket-ammunition, one hundred barrels of flour, and much other valuable material, besides capturing the rebel captain who had charge of the property.--(Doc. 154.) This morning a slight skirmish occurred at Orange Court-House, Va., between a force of Union troops under the command of Col. Brodhead, First Michigan cavalry, and a body of rebels, resulting in the retreat of the latter, and the occupation of the town by the Nationals. In the evening the rebels having been strongly reenforced, Col. Brodhead retired, swimming the Rapidan River with his command without losing a man, and encamped on the bank of that stre
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