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Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), IV. Cold Harbor (search)
ding orders. Grant is very desirous always of seeing, and quite regardless of his own exposure. 10.30 A. M. Burnside and Ord came in. The former, much flushed, walked up to General Meade and used extremely insubordinate language. He afterwards said he could advance, and wished of all things to persist; but could not show how he would do it! Ord was opposed to further attempts. Meade ordered the attack suspended. As Ord and Burnside passed me, the latter said something like: You have 15,0Ord and Burnside passed me, the latter said something like: You have 15,000 men concentrated on one point. It is strange if you cannot do something with them. Ord replied angrily, flourishing his arms: You can fight if you have an opportunity; but, if you are held by the throat, how can you do anything? Meaning, I supOrd replied angrily, flourishing his arms: You can fight if you have an opportunity; but, if you are held by the throat, how can you do anything? Meaning, I suppose, that things were so placed that troops could not be used. Burnside said to one of his Staff officers: Well, tell them to connect, and hold it. Which was easy to say, but they seem to have had no provision of tools, and, at any rate, did not
Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), chapter 7 (search)
e's indignation by its exposure. Now they have partly sunk it and partly built a bank, on the enemy's side, so that it is covered from fire. Here we got news that Ord and Birney had crossed the James, the first near Dutch Gap, the other near Deep Bottom, and advanced towards Richmond. Birney went up the New-market road, took a line of works, and joined Ord, who took a strong line, with a fort, on Chapin's farm, which is before Chapin's bluff, which again is opposite Fort Darling. We got sixteen guns, including three of heavy calibre, also some prisoners. General Ord was shot in the thick of the leg, above the knee. There was another line, on the crest General Ord was shot in the thick of the leg, above the knee. There was another line, on the crest beyond, which I do not think we attacked at all. We went down then to the Jones house, where were Parke's Headquarters, and talked with him. I saw there Charlie Mills, now on his Staff. Finally, at 1.30 we got to Globe Tavern where was the astute Warren. Everything was set, as he would say, for an advance by Griffin's and Ayres's
Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), chapter 8 (search)
ool his passions till next morning in the guardhouse, when he was paid off. November 12, 1864 We have the usual play of rumor about cabinets — everybody seems inclined to heave out Stanton: some to heave him up to the Supreme Court--some to heave him down to unknown depths of nothingness. Many would fain fancy Ben Butler in the chair of War, where he would be certain to make things spin either for good or for bad. How he will get on, across the James, I know not. He lost a strong man in Ord, wounded; and in Birney, dead, also: Birney was one who had many enemies, but, in my belief, we had few officers who could command 10,000 men as well as he. He was a pale, Puritanical figure, with a demeanor of unmovable coldness; only he would smile politely when you spoke to him. He was spare in person, with a thin face, light-blue eye, and sandy hair. As a General he took very good care of his Staff and saw they got due promotion. He was a man, too, who looked out for his own interests s
Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), chapter 9 (search)
the distinguished militaries crowded round to gaze. Major-General Ord, who can't get over his Irish blood, said: I believe, tell you. Generals Meade, Warren, Wright, Parke, Humphreys, Ord, Gibbon, Ayres, Griffin, Rawlins, Ingalls, etc., etc. Very from the river to west of the Jerusalem road; then Wright and Ord, stretching to Hatcher's Run; then Humphreys, forming the le Humphreys' left rested somewhat west of the Boydton plank. Ord and Humphreys were now crowding in their skirmishers, trying for openings in the slashings to put in a column. Ord tried to carry the line, but could not get through; but the 2d divisiquick towards their own right, having abandoned the whole of Ord's front and some of Humphreys'. We were not quite sure whethlooking young man? He was sent the day before yesterday, by Ord, from Burkeville Junction, with a small infantry and cavalry officer speedily, with a note. General Lee stated that General Ord had agreed to a suspension of hostilities, and he should
Colonel Theodore Lyman, With Grant and Meade from the Wilderness to Appomattox (ed. George R. Agassiz), Index (search)
74; troops, 102, 162, 180, 256, 262; aunty, 183; Petersburg mine, 199, 214; burying Rebel dead, 203n; arming southern, 245; poker game, 269. Nesmith, James Willis, 280; on Bull Run, 284. New London, Conn., 223. Newspapers, errors of, 100. Newton, John, 33, 56, 60, 80; visited, 9. Newton, Mrs., 131. North Anna, 122, 126. O'Connor, W. Ulick, Viscount Castle-Cuffe, 49. Officers, good quality, 11; promotion, 78; qualities of good, 121, 266; bearing of Rebel, 152. Ord, Edward Otho Cresap, 200, 233, 266, 320, 335, 357. Ordinary, in Virginia, 119. Otto, William Tod, 212. Ovens, Dutch, 351. Palfrey, Francis Winthrop, 65. Parke, John Grubb, 233, 234, 236, 323, 334; described, 213; engineer, 246. Parker, Isaac Brown, 288. Parker, Theodore, 260. Patrick, Marsena Rudolph, 74. Patten, Henry Lyman, 208. Pease, Charles Elliott, 358. Peeble house, 235, 254, 321. Peel, Cecil Lennox, captain, 49. Pell, Duncan Archibald, 212, 312, 319. Pemberton, John Clifford
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Drainsville, skirmish at. (search)
Drainsville, skirmish at. The loyal people of the country became impatient because the Army of the Potomac, fully 200,000 strong, at the end of 1861, was seemingly kept at bay by 60,000 Confederates—a little more than their number at Manassas. There was a sense of relief when, on Dec. 20, Gen. E. O. C. Ord had a sharp skirmish with Confederate cavalry near Drainsville, led by Col. J. E. B. Stuart. Ord had gone out to capture Confederate foragers, and to gather forage from the farms of Confederates. He was attacked by Stuart, who had come up from Centreville. A severe fight occurred, and the Confederates were beaten and fled. The Nationals lost seven killed and sixteen wounded; the Confederates lost forty-three killed and 143 wounded. The Nationals returned to camp with sixteen wagon-loads of hay and twenty-two of corn.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ord, Edward Otho Cresap 1818-1883 (search)
Ord, Edward Otho Cresap 1818-1883 Military officer; born in Cumberland, Md., Oct. Edward Otho Cresap Ord. 18, 1818; graduated at West Point in 1839, entering the 3d Artillery. He was in the Seminole War, and in 1845-46 was employed in coast-survey duty, when he was sent to California. He took part in expeditions against tEdward Otho Cresap Ord. 18, 1818; graduated at West Point in 1839, entering the 3d Artillery. He was in the Seminole War, and in 1845-46 was employed in coast-survey duty, when he was sent to California. He took part in expeditions against the Indians, and, in September, 1861, was made brigadier-general of volunteers, commanding a brigade of the Pennsylvania Reserves near the Potomac. In May, 1862, he was made major-general of volunteers, and ordered to the Army of the Mississippi, where he did good service while in command at Corinth. He commanded the 13th Army Co the assault on Fort Harrison. He commanded the Department of Virginia from January to June, 1865, and was a participant in the capture of Lee's army in April. General Ord was brevetted major-general in the United States army, and commissioned a brigadier-general, July 26, 1866; and was retired Dec. 6, 1880. He died in Havana, Cu
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Petersburg. (search)
sly towards each city. General Butler, with the corps of Birney and Ord, moved upon and captured Fort Harrison on Sept. 29. These troops ch repulsed with heavy loss. Among the slain was General Burnham, and Ord was severely wounded. In honor of the slain general the captured wonst these and the men who held them the turning column marched. General Ord, with three divisions of the Army of the James, had been drawn f the left of the National lines before Petersburg. The remainder of Ord's command was left in charge of General Weitzel, to hold the extendefederate lines from Appomattox to Hatcher's Run. Wright, Parke, and Ord, holding the intrenchments at Petersburg, were ordered to follow up ederate intrenchments, captured several thousand men and many guns. Ord's division broke the Confederate division on Hatcher's Run, when theff one of Lee's most important communications. Gibbon's division of Ord's command captured two strong redoubts south of Petersburg. In this
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
ers No. 10, issued from army headquarters by direction of the President, assigning Gen. J. M. Schofield to command 1st Military District; Gen. D. E. Sickles to command 2d Military District; Gen. G. H. Thomas to command 3d Military District; Gen. E. O. C. Ord to command 4th Military District; Gen. P. H. Sheridan to command 5th Military District......March 11-12, 1867 Gen. John Pope assigned to 3d Military District, General Thomas to command Department of the Cumberland......March 15, 1867 tion of the 333d anniversary of Santa Fe, N. M.......July 2, 1883 Charles H. Stratton (Tom Thumb), born 1838, dies at Middleboro, Mass.......July 15, 1883 General strike of telegraph operators; 1,200 quit work......July 19, 1883 Brig.-Gen. E. O. C. Ord, born 1818, dies at Havana, Cuba......July 22, 1883 Capt. Matthew Webb drowned in swimming the whirlpool below Niagara (body found at Lewiston four days later)......July 4, 1883 Southern exposition opened at Louisville, Ky., by Pre
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Arkansas (search)
about 4,000 men, repulses them with heavy loss......July 4, 1863 Union forces occupy Little Rock......Sept. 10, 1863 Union State convention assembles to form a new constitution......Jan. 8, 1864 Dr. Isaac Murphy provisional governor; inaugurated......Jan. 22, 1864 Constitution ratified by vote of the people......March 14, 1864 [The legislature under this constitution is not recognized by Congress.] Arkansas and Mississippi formed into the 4th Military District under Gen. Edward O. C. Ord.......1867 New constitution reported......Feb. 4, 1868 New constitution adopted and ratified......March 13, 1868 State readmitted to the Union over Johnson's veto......June 22, 1868 Military commander, Gen. A. C. Gillem, turns over the State to the civil authorities......June 22, 1868 Gen. Thomas C. Hindman assassinated at Helena by an old soldier......1868 Powell Clayton elected governor......1868 Governor Clayton places ten counties under martial law......Nov.
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