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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 5: military and naval operations on the coast of South Carolina.--military operations on the line of the Potomac River. (search)
tant fact that, on the previous evening, General McClellan had ordered McCall to fall back from Draport General Stone, at Edwards's Ferry.--See McClellan's Report, page 84. A little while afterwal calamity. In a general order issued by McClellan, on the day after the battle, he announced tf command there, and he had suggested to General McClellan that he should desire a court of inquirys the acquittal of all blame accorded by Geneeal McClellan to General Stone, in his dispatch to theguard, waiting for him, with orders from General McClellan for his arrest, and immediate departure ar (Part II., page 18) is a statement of General McClellan, that on the day of the arrest he receivs to be on the Virginia side of the Potomac, McClellan telegraphed to Stone to intrench himself the when, on Tuesday night, Oct. 23, 1861. General McClellan arrived at Poolesville. Then, as he sayediments then in the way of an advance. General McClellan subsequently said, that a few days after[9 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 6: the Army of the Potomac.--the Trent affair.--capture of Roanoke Island. (search)
When McCall fell back from Drainsville, the Confederates reoccupied it. His main encampment was at Langley, and Prospect Hill, near the Leesburg road, and only a few miles above the Chain Bridon men, on the Virginia side. The Confederates became very bold after their victory at the Bluff, and pushing their picket-guards far up toward the National lines, they made many incursions in search of Foragers at work. forage, despoiling Union men, and distressing the country in general. With McClellan's permission, McCall prepared to strike these Confederates a blow that should make them more circumspect, and stop their incursions. He had observed that on such occasions they generally left a strong reserve at Drainsville, and he determined to attempt their capture when an opportunity should offer. Later in December the opportunity occurred, and he ordered Brigadier-General E. O. C. Ord to attempt the achievement; and at the same time to gather forage from the farms of the secessionist
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 18: Lee's invasion of Maryland, and his retreat toward Richmond. (search)
ts, 476. battle of Antietam, 477. close of operations on the right, 480. operations on the left, and close of the battle, 481. Lee permitted to escape, 482. McClellan ordered to pursue him he halts and calls for re — enforcements, 483. the Army of the Potomac again in Virginia a race toward Richmond Napoleon's ideas about making War, 484. slow movements of the Army McClellan superseded by Burnside, 485. the Army before Fredericksburg, 486. position of the Confederates at Fredericksburg, 487. attempts to build pontoon bridges attacks on the workmen, 488. passage of the Rappahannock by National troops, 489. relative position of the two armies,the beginning of September, he saw both armies which had threatened him, shattered and disordered behind the strong fortifications of the National capital, where McClellan concentrated them to defend that capital from an expected assault. From Fortress Monroe to the head waters of the James and the Rappahannock, and far up the Pot