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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 1: operations in Virginia.--battle of Chancellorsville.--siege of Suffolk. (search)
s plan was working well, when spies informed him that General Foster, the successor of Burnside, See page 315, volume II. had ordered Peck to send three thousand soldiers to oppose Hill. Being in readiness, Longstreet at once crossed the Blackwater on pontoon bridges, and made a forced march on Suffolk April 1863. with about twenty-eight thousand men in three columns, under skillful commanders, The Confederates were in four divisions, commanded respectively by Generals Hood, French, Pickett, and Anderson. capturing the cavalry outposts of the Nationals on the way. Peck was ready for him, and Longstreet found in that officer an antagonist as vigilant and active as himself. He had watched the Confederates with sleepless scrutiny, and had penetrated their designs. He kept his superior informed of the increasing number of foes in his front, and had been re-enforced in March by a division under General Getty, making his whole force about fourteen thousand. Now he was about to co
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 2: Lee's invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania. (search)
osition there, his ranks swelled by a part of Pickett's division, then moved along the eastern sidesion, 12,000, in advance; Hood's, 12,000; and Pickett's, 7,000; the latter having the wagon-trains Lockwood's Marylanders, were placed near it. Pickett, with three brigades (mostly Virginians), whorolinians, of Heth's division, commanded George Pickett. by General Pettigrew; in all about fiftein a little grove, opened terrible volleys on Pickett's flank, doubling it a trifle. Yet he presseir names at roll-call the next morning. still Pickett moved on with his Virginians, and, with the gw York. so effectively filled the breach that Pickett could go no further. At the same time Stannaeday's division, opened a destructive fire on Pickett's flank, which broke the spirit of his men, acaptives. Wilcox, who tailed to attack until Pickett was repulsed, met a similar fate in the loss observing the fields on our right, over which Pickett swept with his division to the attack of Hanc[1 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 6: siege of Knoxville.--operations on the coasts of the Carolinas and Georgia. (search)
land force under Colonel Potter, These were composed of a company of the Third New York Artillery, with 6 guns; six companies of cavalry, two companies of the First North Carolina, and two of the Massachusetts Twenty-fourth. and two gunboats (Pickett and Louisiana ) lying in the stream near. The post was surprised by Confederate cavalry at early dawn on a foggy September morning. Sept. 6 These swept through the village almost unopposed at first. But the garrison was soon under arms, and, with some troops which had marched out to go to another point, and now returned, sustained a vigorous street-fight with the assailants for nearly three hours, the gun-boats at the same time giving assistance, until the Pickett exploded. By this explosion nearly twenty persons lost their lives. The Confederates were finally repulsed, with a loss of thirty-three men killed and one hundred wounded. The Union loss was eight killed and thirty-six wounded. Foster was soon satisfied that prepara
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 11: advance of the Army of the Potomac on Richmond. (search)
es on both sides. According to the most careful estimates, the National loss in this sanguinary battle of two days duration was nearly, if not quite, 18,000 men, of whom 6,000 were made prisoners. The Confederate loss was probably about 11,000. Among the wounded of the Nationals were Generals Getty, Gregg, Owen, Bartlett, and Webb, and Colonel Carroll. The Confederates lost in killed, Generals Sam. Jones and A. G. Jenkins; and the wounded were Generals Longstreet, Stafford (mortally), Pickett, Pegram, and Hunter. Longstreet was disabled for several months. Lee was evidently satisfied that he could not maintain a further contest with his antagonist on the ground he (Lee) had chosen for the struggle, so he retired behind intrenchments, where he was found standing on the defensive by the skirmish line of the Nationals sent out at daybreak on Saturday morning, the 7th. May, 1864. Grant had no desire to renew the conflict there, and at an early hour he determined to resume his
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 12: operations against Richmond. (search)
o force Beauregard's lines, and destroy and hold, if possible, the railway in that vicinity. Terry easily passed through those lines, and reached the road without much opposition, and was proceeding to destroy the track, when he was attacked by Pickett's division of Longstreet's Corps, then on its way from the Virginia capital to the beleaguered City. in co-operation with Pickett's movement was a naval demonstration by the Confederates, who sent three iron-clad steamers down the James RiverPickett's movement was a naval demonstration by the Confederates, who sent three iron-clad steamers down the James River from Drewry's Bluff, to Dutch Gap, hoping to divert the attention of Admiral Lee from the attack that might be made upon Butler if he should attempt to interfere with the passage of the troops to Petersburg; also with a hope of damaging the National squadron. But they effected nothing, and were easily driven back. Smith's Corps (Eighteenth) having been relieved by the Sixth, was sent by Grant to aid Butler, in the event of an exigency such as had now occurred; but it arrived too late to assis
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 17: Sherman's March through the Carolinas.--the capture of Fort Fisher. (search)
veteran troops were taken from Foster and sent to the Department of the South, See page 192. the National force in that State was light; and, in February, General Pickett, commanding the Confederate troops in that section? made an effort to capture New Berne. On the 17th, Feb., 1864. he attacked an outpost at Bachelor's Creek, eight miles above New Berne, held by the One Hundred and Thirty-second New York. It was captured, with one hundred men, when Pickett advanced on New Berne. Then, a part of his force, under Colonel Wood, went in small boats and boarded the gun-boat Underwriter, lying near the wharf, and not more than one hundred yards from thrers could get up her steam and move off, these batteries opened upon her, when the Confederates, seeing no chance to secure her, set her on-fire and abandoned her. Pickett soon afterward withdrew, without attacking the defenses of New Berne, and claimed a victory, inasmuch, he said, as he had killed and wounded one hundred of the Na
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 20: Peace conference at Hampton Roads.--the campaign against Richmond. (search)
of Richmond, until it was too late. Mahon's division, of Hill's Corps, was kept in front of the National lines at Bermuda hundred, while the divisions of Wilcox, Pickett, Bushrod Johnson, and the remnant of Ewell's Corps, commanded by Gordon, held the lines before Petersburg. Drawing from these as many as prudence would allow, Leand Davies to the five Forks. They captured the works there, and so held the key to the whole region that Lee was striving to protect. Lee sent the divisions of Pickett and Bushrod Johnson to regain this key-point. They struck the Union cavalry holding it, so severely, that they were driven out, and hurled back in confusion towaes could rally for another attack, darkness came and fighting ceased. before midnight, Sheridan was satisfied that Lee was withdrawing his troops these were Pickett's division, Wise's independent brigade of infantry, and Fitzhugh Lee's, Rosser's, and W. H. Lee's commands. from the front of the Union cavalry, and felt quite at
624; employed as soldiers, 3.91; accepted as volunteer troops, 3.249. Nelson, Gen. W., operations of in Eastern Kentucky, 2.90; at the battle of Shiloh, 2.280. Neutrality, proclamation of by the British, 1.567. Neutrals, British doctrine in relation to (note), 2.157; American doctrine concerning rights of, 2.163. New Berne, expedition against, 2.305; battle of, 2.306; occupation of by Gen. Foster, 2.307; movements of Gen. Foster from, 3.181; repulse of Gen. D. H. Hill at, 3.183; Pickett's attempt on, 3.469. New Carthage, Grant's movement for a lodgment at, 2.590; descent of Porter's fleet to, 2.591. New Jersey, action of the legislature of in relation to secession, 1.208. New Madrid, Gen. Pillow at, 2.62; fortified by the Confederates, 2.237; Pope's siege and capture of, 2.239, 240. New Market, Va., defeat of Sigel near, 3.314. New Mexico, military movements in, 2.184-2.188. New Orleans, seizure of the Mint at, 1.184; the author's experiences in, 1.344; h