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George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade) 1,542 0 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3. 728 6 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. 297 1 Browse Search
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Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Advance on Monterey-the Black Fort-the battle of Monterey-surrender of the City (search)
neral Worth. Worth's was regarded as the main attack on Monterey, and all other operations were in support of it. His march this day was uninterrupted; but the enemy was seen to reinforce heavily about the Bishop's Palace and the other outside fortifications on their left. General Worth reached a defensible position just out of range of the enemy's guns on the heights north-west of the city, and bivouacked for the night. The engineer officers with him-Captain [John] Sanders and Lieutenant George G. Meade, afterwards the commander of the victorious National army at the battle of Gettysburgmadede a reconnaissance to the Saltillo road under cover of night. During the night of the 20th General Taylor had established a battery, consisting of two twenty-four-pounder howitzers and a ten-inch mortar, at a point from which they could play upon Black Fort. A natural depression in the plain, sufficiently deep to protect men standing in it from the fire from the fort, was selected and the
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Operations in Mississippi-Longstreet in east Tennessee-commissioned Lieutenant-General-Commanding the armies of the United States-first interview with President Lincoln (search)
following day, as already stated, I visited General [George Gordon] Meade, commanding the Army of the Potomac, at his headquarters at Brandy Station, north of the Rapidan. I had know General Meade slightly in the Mexican war, but had not met him since until this visit. I was a stee, thus throwing some officers of rank out of important commands. Meade evidently thought that I might want to make still one more change nhe West. This incident gave me even a more favorable opinion of Meade than did his great victory at Gettysburg the July before. It is meeek, from whom we may always expect the most efficient service. Meade's position afterwards proved embarrassing to me if not to him. He war as any one present with them was concerned. I tried to make General Meade's position as nearly as possible what it would have been if I hore gave all orders for the movements of the Army of the Potomac to Meade to have them executed. To avoid the necessity of having to give or
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, The military situation-plans for the campaign-sheridan assigned to command of the cavalry-flank movements-forrest at Fort Pillow-General Banks's expedition-colonel Mosby-an incident of the Wilderness campaign (search)
presented advantages. In Field, Culpeper C. H., Va., April 9, 1864 Maj.-General Geo. G. Meade, Com'd'g Army of the Potomac. For information and as instruction tfixing a day for the great move. On that day Burnside left Annapolis to occupy Meade's position between Bull Run and the Rappahannock. Meade was notified and direcMeade was notified and directed to bring his troops forward to his advance. On the following day Butler was notified of my intended advance on the 4th of May, and he was directed to move the nthe first, and possibly after the second, day's fighting in the Wilderness) General Meade came to my tent for consultation, bringing with him some of his staff officthe ground and leaning against the stump, listening to the conversation between Meade and myself. He called the attention of Colonel Rowley to it. The latter immediher eaves-dropping. The next I heard of Mr. Swinton was at Cold Harbor. General Meade came to my headquarters saying that General Burnside had arrested Swinton,
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Commencement of the Grand campaign-general Butler's position-sheridan's first raid (search)
on Spottsylvania I directed Sheridan verbally to cut loose from the Army of the Potomac, pass around the left of Lee's army and attack his cavalry: to cut the two roads-one running west through Gordonsville, Charlottesville and Lynchburg, the other to Richmond, and, when compelled to do so for want of forage and rations, to move on to the James River and draw these from Butler's supplies. This move took him past the entire rear of Lee's army. These orders were also given in writing through Meade. The object of this move was three-fold. First, if successfully executed, and it was, he would annoy the enemy by cutting his line of supplies and telegraphic communications, and destroy or get for his own use supplies in store in the rear and coming up. Second, he would draw the enemy's cavalry after him, and thus better protect our flanks, rear and trains than by remaining with the army. Third, his absence would save the trains drawing his forage and other supplies from Fredericksbur
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Grand movement of the Army of the Potomac- crossing the Rapidan-entering the Wilderness- battle of the Wilderness (search)
tenant-General U. S. Grant, commander-in-chief. Major-General George G. Meade, Commanding Army of the Potomac. Majuacking for the night. My orders were given through General Meade for an early advance on the morning of the 5th. Warrenthe head of his column early on the morning of the 5th. Meade moved his headquarters on to Old Wilderness Tavern, four mio put him in position. Burnside at this time was not under Meade's command, and was his senior in rank. Getting information of the proximity of the enemy, I informed Meade, and without waiting to see Burnside, at once moved forward my headquarters to where Meade was. It was my plan then, as it was on all other occasions, to take the initiative whenever the enemy coulis orders to attack, and General Getty received orders from Meade a few minutes later to attack whether Hancock was ready or erefore ordered Hancock to make an assault at 4.30 o'clock. Meade asked to have the hour changed to six. Deferring to his wi
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, After the battle-telegraph and signal service- movement by the left flank (search)
this movement was as follows: Headquarters Armies of the U. S., May 7, 1864, 6.30 A. M. Major-General Meade, Commanding A. P. Make all preparations during the day for a night march to take positmand lay on the Brock Road. With my staff and a small escort of cavalry I preceded the troops. Meade with his staff accompanied me. The greatest enthusiasm was manifested by Hancock's men as we pasew from him a furious fusillade of artillery and musketry, plainly heard but not felt by us. Meade and I rode in advance. We has passed but a little way beyond our left when the road forked. Wee bridge over the Po River, which Lee's troops would have to cross to get to Spottsylvania. But Meade changed Sheridan's orders to Merritt — who was holding the bridge — on his arrival at Todd's Tavrps commanders. At that time my judgment was that Warren was the man I would suggest to succeed Meade should anything happen to that gallant soldier to take him from the field. As I have before sai
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Battle of Spottsylvania-Hancock's position-assault of Warren's and Wright's corps-upton promoted on the field-good news from Butler and Sheridan (search)
Army of the Potomac and to the Nation. General H. G. Wright succeeded him in the command of his corps. Hancock was now, nine P. M. of the 9th of May, across the left flank of Lee's army, but separated from it, and also from the remainder of Meade's army, by the Po River. But for the lateness of the hour and the darkness of the night he would have attempted to cross the river again at Wooden Bridge, thus bringing himself on the same side with both friend and foe. The Po at the points cock's corps, to move simultaneously. The movement was prompt, and in a few minutes the fiercest of struggles began. The battle-field was so densely covered with forest that but little could be seen, by any one person, as to the progress made. Meade and I occupied the best position we could get, in rear of Warren. Warren was repulsed with heavy loss, General J. C. Rice being among the killed. He was not followed, however, by the enemy, and was thereby enabled to reorganize his command a
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Hancock's assault-losses of the Confederates- promotions recommended-discomfiture of the enemy-ewell's attack-reducing the artillery (search)
made at that point. Headquarters Armies U. S., May 11, 1864, 3 P. M. Major-General Meade, Commanding Army of the Potomac. Move three divisions of the 2d corpss orders were frequently repeated, and with emphasis. At eleven o'clock I gave Meade written orders to relieve Warren from his command if he failed to move promptlyorarily broken up, Cutler's division sent to Wright, and Griffin's to Hancock. Meade ordered his chief of staff, General Humphreys, to remain with Warren and the re's division. During this day I wrote to Washington recommending Sherman and Meade Spottsylvania C. H., May 13, 1864 Hon. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War, Wash the confirmation of of General Humphreys to the rank of Major-General. General Meade has more than met my most sanguine expectations. He and Sherman are the fissued the following orders: Near Spottsylvania C. H., Va., May 18, 1864 Major-General Meade, Commanding Army of the Potomac. Before daylight to-morrow morning I
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Movement by the left flank-battle of North Anna-an incident of the March-moving on Richmond-South of the Pamunkey-position of the National Army (search)
llowing order for the movement of the troops the next day: New Bethel, Va., May 22, 1864 Major-General Meade, Commanding Army of the Potomac. Direct corps commanders to hold their troops in readieated at the time on the porch of a fine plantation house waiting for Burnside's corps to pass. Meade and his staff, besides my own staff, were with me. The lady of the house, a Mrs. Tyler, and an enemy. To accomplish it, I issued the following order: Quarles' Mills, Va., May 25, 1864 Major-General Meade, Commanding A. P. Direct Generals Warren and Wright to withdraw all their teams and arthe evening news was received of the arrival of Smith with his corps at White House. I notified Meade, in writing, as follows: Near Hawes' Shop, Va., 6.40 P. M., May 30, 1864. Major-General Meade, Major-General Meade, Commanding A. P. General Smith will debark his force at the White House to-night and start up the south bank of the Pamunkey at an early hour, probably at 3 A. M. in the morning. It is not improb
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Advance on Cold Harbor-an anecdote of the war- battle of Cold Harbor-correspondence with Lee-Retrospective (search)
acked them, capturing several hundred prisoners. The attacks were repulsed, but not followed up as they should have been. I was so annoyed at this that I directed Meade to instruct his corps commanders that they should seize all such opportunities when they occurred, and not wait for orders, all of our manoeuvres being made for thcket --rifle-pits. Warren and Burnside also advanced and gained ground — which brought the whole army on one line. Near Cold Harbor, June 3, 1864, 7 A. M. Major-General Meade, Commanding A P. The moment it becomes certain that an assault cannot succeed, suspend the offensive; but when one does succeed, push it vigorously and ino more assaults, and a little after twelve directed in the following letter that all offensive action should cease. Cold Harbor, June 3, 1864, 12.30 P. M. Major-General Meade, Commanding A. P. The opinion of corps commanders not being sanguine of success in case an assault is ordered, you may direct a suspension of farther ad
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