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William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 21 1 Browse Search
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The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 3: The Decisive Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 10 2 Browse Search
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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3. 8 2 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. 7 1 Browse Search
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Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Chapter 14: siege of Petersburg. (search)
his three white division commanders pull straws to ascertain who should lead the attack when the mine was sprung, and General Ledlie, commanding the first division, was the unlucky victim. At 3.30 A. M. on the morning of the 30th Ledlie was in positLedlie was in position, and ready to follow him were the other divisions. Meade had made every preparation for a general assault, the whole army, if necessary, was to be thrust through the broken works into the city. Warren's Fifth Corps, and General Ord, commandiater and Cemetery Hill, which, if occupied and held as had been intended, would have resulted in the fall of Petersburg. Ledlie was in the rear ensconced in a bomb-proof protected angle of his own works, his division in the crater, and his orders to peremptory. The colored division moved out to death or glory; its commander did not, but sought the bomb-proof where Ledlie was. These troops, moving by the flank, passed around the crater and attempted to advance, but a deadly fire enveloped th
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee, Index. (search)
neral, wounded at Gettysburg, 296. Kershaw's division in the Valley, 353- Kershaw, General, captured, 385. Keyes, General E. D., 140, 145. Kilpatrick's cavalry, 266, 270, 315; raid on Richmond, 323. King's division, 191, 192, 193. Kossuth, General, Louis, 423. Lacy House, 229. Lacy, Rev. Dr. B. T., 246. Lafayette, Marquis, 10. La Haye, Sainte, 420. Last cavalry engagement, 393. Latane, Captain, killed, 153. Lawton, General, 130. League of Gileadites, 75. Ledlie, General, 357, 358, 359- Lee, Algernon Sydney, 17. Lee, Anne Hill, 20. Lee, Annie, mentioned, 217, 235. Lee, Cassius F., 29, 30. Lee, Charles Carter, 13, 17. Lee, Charles, 7. Lee, Edmund I., 416. Lee, Francis Lightfoot, 6. Lee genealogy, 21. Lee, General, Fitzhugh, mentioned, 172, 183, 187, 188, 194, 206, 219, 318, 371, 375, 376, 385, 387; letter to, 408. Lee, General George Washington Custis, mentioned, 23, 71, 72, 94, 95, 330, 380, 401; captured, 385. Lee, General, Henry, L
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Raid on the Virginia Central Railroad-raid on the Weldon Railroad-Early's movement upon Washington-mining the works before Petersburg-explosion of the mine before Petersburg- campaign in the Shenandoah Valley-capture of the Weldon Railroad (search)
over in the best way they could. The four divisions of his corps were commanded by Generals Potter, Willcox, [James H.] Ledlie and Ferrero. The last was a colored division; and Burnside selected it to make the assault. Meade interfered with this. Burnside then took Ledlie's division a worse selection than the first could have been. In fact, Potter and Willcox were the only division commanders Burnside had who were equal to the occasion. Ledlie besides being otherwise inefficient, proved aLedlie besides being otherwise inefficient, proved also to possess disqualification less common among soldiers. There was some delay about the explosion of the mine so that it did not go off until about five o'clock in the morning [July 30]. When it did explode it was very successful, making a craitions covering the ground to the right and left of where the troops were to enter the enemy's lines, commenced playing. Ledlie's division marched into the crater immediately on the explosion, but most of the men stopped there in the absence of any
General Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant, Chapter 17 (search)
but instead of selecting the best officer for the purpose, he allowed the division commanders to draw straws for the choice, and the lot fell, unfortunately, upon Ledlie, who was by far the least fitted for such an undertaking. Meade had joined Grant at his bivouac near Burnside's headquarters, and every one was up long before dawork their way out slowly. When they reached the crater they found that its sides were so steep that it was almost impossible to climb out after once getting in. Ledlie remained under cover in the rear; the advance was without superior officers, and the troops became confused. Some stopped to assist the Confederates who were strcongress. However, both officers were manly enough afterward to express regret for what they had written and said under the excitement of the occasion. Although Ledlie had proved a failure, other division commanders made gallant efforts to redeem the fortunes of the day, but their men became disorganized, and huddled together in
olunteers. Captain McMullen's Rangers have found numerous secreted arms.--A mail bag belonging to our army, and filled with matter, has been found here. Indications show it to have been stolen, while on the way to Martinsburg, a week since.--Major Ledlie, of the New York Nineteenth Regiment, this morning at 1 o'clock, was fired on, when making the guard rounds, by a rebel named Welch. The latter was arrested, and his arms taken from him. Welch says, in excuse, that he did not see Ledlie, but e.--Major Ledlie, of the New York Nineteenth Regiment, this morning at 1 o'clock, was fired on, when making the guard rounds, by a rebel named Welch. The latter was arrested, and his arms taken from him. Welch says, in excuse, that he did not see Ledlie, but hearing a noise thought foxes were robbing his roosts.--The Indiana Eleventh Regiment, Col. Wallace, marched to Headquarters to-day, and informed General Patterson of their willing-ness to serve ten days extra.--Baltimore American, July 23.
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 12: operations against Richmond. (search)
Warren (Second and Fifth), left those of Wright and Burnside (Sixth and Ninth) at Spottsylvania Court-House, where they were confronted by A. P. Hill's. Burnside's left on the afternoon of the 21st, after a sortie, as a covering movement, by General Ledlie's brigade of Crittenden's division, and Wright's was preparing to follow, when it was attacked by Hill's. The assailants were easily repulsed, and that night the works at Spottsylvania Court-House were abandoned by both parties, and the entirs kept at bay by a murderous fire; but at dawn General Potter's division made a desperate charge upon the works in front of the Ninth Corps, carried them, and captured four guns and four hundred prisoners. His division was at once relieved by General Ledlie's, which advanced to within a mile and a half of the City, and held a position from which shells could be thrown into the town. This menacing projection of Burnside's line was furiously attacked that night, and the National troops were drive
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 13: invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania-operations before Petersburg and in the Shenandoah Valley. (search)
on of Burnside's corps, one of which was composed of negro troops. The Lieutenant-General refused to have the latter-named division employed for the purpose, and Ledlie's, composed of white men, was chosen by lot for the perilous duty. This division was composed of two brigades, the first led by General J. J. Bartlett, and theery. There was no fire from the infantry from the front for at least half an hour, none from the left for twenty minutes, and but few shots from the right. yet Ledlie's division went no further than the site of the ruined fort. Portions of the divisions of Potter and Wilcox followed, but their way toward the crest was blocked by Ledlie's halted column. Then the division of colored soldiers, under General Ferrero, was sent forward to storm the hill. For a moment it seemed as if those troops would be successful. They pushed well up toward the crest, and captured some men; but they, too, were soon hurled back by a heavy fire. They rallied and again ad
ing him, capturing 4 guns and 400 prisoners. Potter's division, which had made this desperate charge, was now relieved by Ledlie's, which pushed our advance still farther, or to within a mile and a half of the city, which was hence reached by our sheots to see which of them should go in — or rather, which two of them should stay out — and the lot fell on the 1st, Brig.-Gen. Ledlie--and no man in the army believed this other than the worst choice of the three. It need hardly be added that no prhe front, eliciting a far feebler and ineffective response; but several minutes passed — precious, fatal minutes!--before Ledlie's division, clearing with difficulty the obstacles in its path — went forward into the chasm, and there stopped, though tmercy. Then parts of Burnside's two remaining White divisions (Potter's and Wilcox's) followed; but, once in the crater, Ledlie's men barred the way to a farther advance, and all huddled together, losing their formation and becoming mixed up; Gen.
y 25th, incorporating the Ninth Corps with the main Army. On the 9th of June, while at Cold Harbor, General Crittenden was relieved at his own request, and General Ledlie was placed in command of the First Division. In the first assault on Petersburg, June 17th, the corps made a brilliant attack, Potter's Division gaining possents themselves. The loss in the Ninth Corps at the mine, was 473 killed, 1,646 wounded, 1356 missing; total, 3,475. Immediately after this engagement, Generall Ledlie was relieved from command of thle First Division, and General Julius White, of the Twenty-third Corps, was assigned to Ledlie's place. On the 13th of August, 1Ledlie's place. On the 13th of August, 1864, General Burnside was granted a leave of absence; he never rejoined the corps, but was succeeded by General Parke. who remained in command until the close of tile war. At the battle of the Weldon Railroad, August 19-21, 1864, the three divisions of White, Potter, and Willcox were engaged with considerable loss, although the t
nt until October 3, 1864, the other eight companies, in the meanwhile, having fought in the bloody battles of the Monocacy and the Opequon. At Cedar Creek the three battalions were again united, the gallant bearing of the regiment in that battle evoking special mention in the official report of the division-general. It lost in that action, 43 killed and 165 wounded total, 208. At the Opequon it lost 6 killed and 36 wounded. Fourteenth New York Heavy Artillery. Marshall's Brigade — Ledlie's Division--Ninth Corps. Colonel Elisha G. Marshall, W. P., R. A.; Bvt. Major-Gen. companies. killed and died of wounds. died of disease, accidents, in Prison, &c. Total Enrollment. Officers. Men. Total. Officers. Men. Total. Field and Staff 1   1   1 1 19 Company A   18 18   28 28 211   B   15 15   18 18 195   C 1 18 19   22 22 215   D   17 17   28 28 230   E   11 11   18 18 192   F 1 22 23   23 23 210   G   20 20 1 20 21 202   H   11 11
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