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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 87 5 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 82 4 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 77 1 Browse Search
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson 69 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 19. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 58 2 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 57 3 Browse Search
Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 57 5 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 29. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 38 4 Browse Search
Col. O. M. Roberts, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 11.1, Texas (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 29 3 Browse Search
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oe, April 1, 1862, with the greater part of the Army of the Potomac, leaving for the defence of the capital and other service more remote 75,000. Very soon there were 120,000 men at Fort Monroe, exclusive of the forces of General Wool, the commander there. A large portion of these moved up the Peninsula in two columns, one, under Gen. S. P. Heintzelman, marching near the York River; the other, under General Keyes, near the James River. A comparatively small Confederate force, under Gen. J. B. Magruder, formed a fortified line across the Peninsula in the pathway of the Nationals. The left of this line was at Yorktown, and the right on the Warwick River, that falls into the James. In front of this line McClellan's continually augmenting army remained a month, engaged in the tedious operations of a regular siege, under the direction of Gen. Fitz-John Porter, skirmishing frequently, and, on one occasion, making a reconnaissance in force that was disastrous to the Nationals. On May 3
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Big Bethel, battle at. (search)
detachment to fortify that place. He was accompanied by Lieut. John Trout Greble, Map of the battle at Big Bethel an accomplished young graduate of West Point, whom he appointed master of ordnance, to superintend the construction of fortifications there which commanded the ship-channel of the James River and the mouth of the Nansemond. The forced inaction of the National troops at Fort Monroe, and the threatening aspect of affairs at Newport News, made the armed Confederates under Col. J. B. Magruder bold, active, and vigilant. Their principal rendezvous was at Yorktown, on the York River, which they were fortifying. They pushed down the peninsula to impress slaves into their service, and to force Union men into their ranks. At Big and Little Bethel (two churches on the road between Yorktown and Hampton) they made fortified outposts. It was evident that Magruder was preparing to seize Newport News and Hampton, and confine Butler to Fort Monroe. The latter determined on a coun
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Magruder, John Bankhead 1810-1871 (search)
Magruder, John Bankhead 1810-1871 Military officer; born in Winchester, Va., Aug. 15, 1810; graduated at West Point in 1830: served in the war against Mexico; joined the Confederates in 1861, and commanded in the defence of Richmond in the summer of 1862 as brigadier and major-general. In the fall of that year he commanded the Confederate forces in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, and was in command of the expedition against the Nationals at Galveston (q. v.). He died in Houston, Tex., Feb. 19, 1871.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Malvern Hill, battle of. (search)
, on the morning of July 1, but did not get ready for a full attack until late in the afternoon. He formed his line with the divisions of Generals Jackson, Ewell, Whiting, and D. H. Hill on the left (a large portion of Ewell's in reserve); Generals Magruder and Huger on the right; while the troops of A. P. Hill and Longstreet were held in reserve on the left. The latter took no part in the engagement that followed. The National line of battle was formed with Porter's corps on the left (with ery was at work, instead of 200 great guns, as had been promised. That battery was soon demolished, and the Confederates driven back in confusion to the woods, when the Nationals advanced several hundred yards to a better position. Meanwhile Magruder and Huger had made a strong attack on Porter at the left. Two brigades (Kershaw's and Semmes's) of McLaws's division charged through a dense wood up to Porter's guns; and a similar dash was made by Wright, Mahone, and Anderson farther to the ri
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Peninsular campaign, (search)
dquarters of the Army of the Potomac transferred to vicinity of Fortress MonroeApril 1, 1862 McDowell's corps detached from the ArmyApril 4, 1862 Yorktown and its line of defence, about 13 miles in length, occupied by 11,000 Confederates under Magruder, is attacked by the Nationals; repulsedApril 4, 1862 Siege, so-called, of YorktownApril 4-May 5, 1862 Confederates evacuate YorktownMay 5, 1862 battle of Williamsburg (q. v.)May 5, 1862 [General Hooker attacked the Confederates with his divi62 First siege of Richmond abandoned; Keyes's corps ordered to the James on the evening ofJune 27, 1862 [Lee, failing to comprehend McClellan's plans, loses the whole of June 28 in false movements.] Battle of Savage's Station; Summer repulses MagruderJune 29, 1862 Entire Army of the Potomac safely across White Oak Swamp on the morning ofJune 30, 1862 battle of Glendale (q. v.)June 30, 1862 Army of the Potomac, with its immense trains, concentrated on and around Malvern Hill on the morning
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Savage's Station, battle at (1862) (search)
eintzelman, and Smith, of Franklin's corps, were at Savage's Station, under the general command of Sumner. There they were assailed by a Confederate force under Magruder, who first attacked Sedgwick at about 9 A. M. on June 29. He was easily repulsed. Supposing the Nationals to be advancing, he sent to Huger for aid; but finding they were only a covering party, these troops did not join him. By a misconception of an order the National line had been weakened, and at 4 P. M. Magruder fell upon the Unionists with much violence. He was again repulsed by the brigades of Burns, Brooke, and Hancock. The 69th New York and the batteries of Pettit, Osborn, and Bramhall then took an effective part in the action, and the battle raged furiously until 8 or 9 P. M., when Magruder recoiled. He had expected aid from Jackson, but was disappointed. Darkness put an end to the battle. Covered by French's brigade, the National troops fell back to White Oak Swamp, and by 5 A. M. the next day the
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sayles, John 1825- (search)
Sayles, John 1825- Author; born in Vernon, N. Y., March 9, 1825; received a collegiate education; was admitted to the Texas bar in 1846, and began practice in Brenham. When the Civil War opened he joined the Confederate army as brigadiergeneral of the Texas militia, and afterwards served on the staff of Gen. John B. Magruder. His publications include Treatise on the Civil jurisdiction of Justices of the peace in the State of Texas; The probate laws of Texas; Constitution of Texas, with notes; The Masonic Jurisprudence of Texas, with forms for the use of Lodges and the Grand Lodge; Revised Civil statutes, and laws passed by the legislature of Texas, with notes, etc.
te States ratified by legislature, 68 to 2......March 23, 1861 Col. Earl Van Dorn captures 450 United States troops at Saluria......April 25, 1861 Governor Clark proclaims it treasonable to pay debts to citizens of States at war with the Confederate States......June 18, 1861 Galveston surrendered to Commodore Renshaw......Oct. 8, 1862 Gen. N. J. T. Dana occupies Brazos, Santiago, and Brownsville with 6,000 soldiers from New Orleans......November, 1862 Confederates under Gen. J. B. Magruder defeat Renshaw and capture Galveston......Jan. 1, 1863 Confederate privateer Alabama destroys the Hatteras in an engagement off Galveston......Jan. 11, 1863 Samuel Houston, born in Virginia, dies at Huntersville, aged seventy......July 25, 1863 Battle of Aransas Pass; General Ransom captures the Confederate works......Nov. 18, 1863 Battle of Fort Esperanza, Matagorda Bay; Gen. C. C. Washburn defeats the Confederates......Nov. 30, 1863 Last fight of the war; Federals un