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William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, V. Pope's campaign in Northern Virginia. August, 1862. (search)
een Washington and Centreville, whereas at Manassas Lee was sure to receive fresh accessions of forman's two divisions holding the extreme right. Lee retained the same relative position he had held same resolution: Pope had determined to attack Lee's left flank, and Lee had determined to attack Lee had determined to attack Pope's left flank. And thus it came about that when Heintzelman pushed forward to feel the enemy's left, the refusal of that flank by Lee, and his withdrawal of troops to his right for the purpose atement was quite correct in the sense in which Lee's manoeuvres have already been presented—that i To take advantage of the supposed retreat of Lee, Pope ordered McDowell with three corps-Porter', and the uncertainty of the fords of Bull Run, Lee attempted no pursuit. The obscurity of the nignecessary to suspend operations until morning. Lee's Report.: Reports of the Army of Northern Virgmained there during the whole of the 31st. But Lee had not yet given up the pursuit. Leaving Long[1 more...]
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 6 (search)
But this expectation was disappointed, and all Lee's plans for ulterior operations in Maryland wertrous termination to the Confederate campaign. Lee had not intended to oppose any resistance to thured, and headed towards Maryland to unite with Lee, who was eagerly awaiting his arrival at Sharpsth Mountain by the night of the 14th admonished Lee that he might no longer hope to hold Turner's Ped in the investment of Harper's Ferry rejoined Lee. The Confederate commander formed his troops onConfederate line, held by Hood's two brigades. Lee had anticipated a menace on that flank, and hadomplish any thing, and it served to disclose to Lee his antagonist's purpose. The Confederate comme aggregate would be very much in excess of General Lee's statement. But it is needless to sound dhe attack or to defer it, even with the risk of Lee's retirement. After anxious deliberation, he rtead of the flocks of recruits he had expected, Lee was doomed to the mortification of seeing his f[52 more...]
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 7 (search)
ike case, when the army was manoeuvring to meet Lee's invasion or Pennsylvania, General Meade beingl be seen how erroneous is the statement of General Lee, who, in his official report, says: The advompel the Union army to seek its recovery. General Lee either felt himself to be not in condition s also was called up to the Rappahannock, which Lee assumed as his new defensive line. Lee: Repo army; and when, a week afterwards, it arrived, Lee's whole army had arrived also. Lee positioned not hope to prevent the passage of the stream, Lee made his dispositions to resist the advance aftd States Ford, to execute a turning movement on Lee's left. Hooker could have been strengthened alrmed the left of the Confederate line, and here Lee disposed Longstreet's corps. It was these heigg all this time from assuming the offensive, Lee: Report of Fredericksburg in Reports of the Arm I make up from the returns of the two corps of Lee's army —the First (Longstreet's) losing three t[19 more...]
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 8 (search)
t its superiority over, the Virginia horsemen of Stuart. The cavalry of the army had hitherto had no organization whatever as a corps. It was organized by brigades or divisions and scattered among the grand division commanders. From the time of its consolidation it was able to act in its legitimate line, and underwent a great improvement. On the 16th of March, Hooker sent out an expedition of six mounted regiments and a battery, under General Averill, to engage the Confederate cavalry on Lee's left, holding position near Kelly's Ford. Forcing the passage of the Rappahannock at Kelly's Ford, on the morning of the 17th, by a spirited dash, in which twenty-four of the enemy were captured, Averill pushed forward, driving the enemy before him for four miles south of the river, when he became engaged with the Confederate cavalry brigade of Fitz Hugh Lee. A very brilliant passage at arms here ensued, both sides repeatedly charging with the sabre. Nothing decisive resulted; but the Uni