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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 2: civil and military operations in Missouri. (search)
g his well-laid 1861. plans for the liberation of Missouri. Polk retorted, and intimated that Pillow a neglecting to fortify New Madrid, as he had been ordered to do, before the Nationals were ready for an offensive movement, was a blunder that now made the evacuation of that post a necessity. In his dispatch revoking the order for the evacuation of New Madrid, Polk directed Pillow to break up his base there, send his heavy cannon to Randolph and Fort Pillow, and, marching by the way of Pleasanton, join his forces with those of Hardee at Greenville. This was also distasteful to the Tennessee commander. He reported that he had tried the path and had been compelled to fall back to New Madrid on account of unsafe bridges; also, that he intended to move on Cape Girardeau by the river road. Polk, was annoyed, and wrote him a long letter on the 16th of August, in its tone deprecatory of Pillow's course; whilst the restless Thompson, who was now with Hardee, and now with Pillow, was eag
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 17: Pope's campaign in Virginia. (search)
e service, excepting camp duty, for that army to perform. Immediately on its arrival upon the little peninsula formed by the James and Herring Creek, between Harrison's Point and Westover, the approaches to it were strongly fortified. It soon became evident that troops were gathering on the south side of the James, in the neighborhood of Petersburg. On the 30th of July, McClellan was informed from Washington that they were moving, when Hooker was ordered to advance with his division and Pleasanton's cavalry, and seize Malvern Hills as a menace of Richmond. He drove the Confederates from the Hills (Aug. 5), captured 100 of them, and pushed cavalry under Averill as far as White Oak Swamp Bridge, where they captured 28 men and horses of the Tenth Virginia cavalry. Hooker was satisfied that if he had been allowed to follow up this movement with any considerable number of troops, Richmond might have been taken with ease. McClellan had received a peremptory order to transfer his army t
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)
burg. General Hunt was made Chief of Artillery, and General Pleasanton commanded the cavalry division. Great caution waon's cavalry, with a battery, was seen moving along Alfred Pleasanton. the pike toward the Gap, followed by Cox's Kanawha e valleys in Maryland in which Middletown is nestled. Pleasanton followed the Hagerstown pike. The First Brigade of Cox'te in the afternoon, Porter's corps, with artillery, and Pleasanton's cavalry, had remained on the east side of the Antietamrate sharp-shooters, who were seriously interfering with Pleasanton's horse batteries there. Warren's brigade was sent more absent, numbered 153,790. was ready to cross the river, Pleasanton, with his cavalry, led the way at Berlin. Burnside foll railroad, from Manassas Junction to Warrenton Junction; Pleasanton across the Rappahannock at Amisville, Jefferson, &c., wived throughout the campaigns in Virginia under Stoneman, Pleasanton, and Sheridan. A portrait of the gallant Bayard, and a
oneman was placed at its head. It numbered 11,402 men present for duty, and was divided into three commands under Generals Pleasanton, Buford and Averell. Stoneman's corps made a raid on the enemy's rear during the Chancellorsville campaign, but, oement did not produce the favorable results expected. Hooker, being dissatisfied, relieved Stoneman and put Major-General Alfred Pleasanton in his place. On June 9, 1863, the corps was engaged at Beverly's Ford, Va., in a battle which was largelency on previous occasions, but until this battle the cavalry had not shown its ability to act as an independent body. Pleasanton took about 9,000 sabres to Beverly Ford, one-third of which, however, were not engaged, Duffie's Division having been dhese two actions 66 killed, 177 wounded, and 161 missing; total, 401. At Gettysburg, the Cavalry Corps was still under Pleasanton's command, with Buford, Gregg and Kilpatrick as division-generals, and numbered 11,000 sabres and 27 guns. Two brigade
city and in its vicinity. On arriving at Washington it was assigned to Banks's Corps, and was under fire, for the first time, at Winchester, May 25, 1862, where five dismounted companies were engaged. During the Antietam campaign it served in Pleasanton's Cavalry Division, having previously distinguished itself by its escape from Harper's Ferry by passing through the besieging lines at night, and capturing some of the enemy's trains while on the way. It fought under Pleasanton in the famous caPleasanton in the famous cavalry battle at Beverly Ford, where it sustained the heaviest loss of any regiment on the field, its casualties amounting to 12 killed, 31 wounded, and 7 missing. Colonel Davis was killed in a personal encounter in this action. At Gettysburg the Eighth fought in Gamble's Brigade, Buford's Division — the brigade which opened that historic battle. During Sheridan's raids and the Shenandoah campaign, in 1864, the regiment served in Wilson's (3d) Division. This division was commanded by General C
d through the war. 2 34 36 6 273 279 315 Osterhaus's Thirteenth. Nov., ‘61 7th Missouri Reenlisted and served through the war. 4 55 59 4 228 232 291 Cavalry Seventh. Aug., ‘62 8th Missouri 1 26 27 3 352 355 382 Cavalry Seventh. Oct., ‘62 10th Missouri 2 52 54 3 295 298 352 Upton's Wilson's C. C. April, ‘63 11th Missouri 2 28 30 5 181 186 216 Cavalry Seventh. Nov., ‘63 12th Missouri 1 35 36 1 226 227 263 Hatch's Wilson's C. C. Sept., ‘64 13th Missouri   11 11   28 28 39 Pleasanton's Cavalry A. F. Dec., ‘64 14th Missouri   2 2   34 34 36     Nov., ‘63 15th Missouri Enlisted to serve twenty months. 1 6 7 1 35 36 43     Nov., ‘63 16th Missouri Enlisted to serve twenty months. 1 12 13 1 31 32 45     Feb., ‘62 1st Missouri, S. M. 2 71 73 2 67 69 142     Feb., ‘62 2d Missouri, S. M.   18 18 1 88 89 107     Mar., ‘62 3d Missouri S. M.   7 7 3 62 65 72     May, ‘62 3d Missouri S. M. 4 57 61 1 102 103 164    
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), chapter 2 (search)
John Pope, second lieutenant Topographical Engineers, afterward commanded the Federal forces at the battle of Cedar Mountain, August, 1862. Richard S. Ewell, first lieutenant First Regiment of Dragoons, afterward commanded the Third Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, at the battle of Gettysburg. George Stoneman, second lieutenant First Regiment of Dragoons, afterward commanded the cavalry of the Army of the Potomac in the campaign known as Stoneman's cavalry raid, May, 1863. Alfred Pleasanton, second lieutenant Second Regiment of Dragoons, afterward chief of cavalry Army of the Potomac, at the battle of Gettysburg. Abner Doubleday, first lieutenant First Regiment of Artillery, afterward, on the death of General Reynolds, commanded the First Corps, Army of the Potomac, at the battle of Gettysburg. William H. French, first lieutenant First Regiment of Artillery, afterward commanded the Federal forces at Harper's Ferry during the Gettysburg campaign. Seth Williams, f
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), chapter 4 (search)
ederick C. Newhall, of Philadelphia, aide-de-camp to General Pleasanton. has returned to headquarters and reports the cavalr, below Fredericksburg, but is unmolested by the enemy. Pleasanton, with a large force of cavalry, will cross above to-day,it will be our turn next time. The day before yesterday Pleasanton, with all the cavalry and two brigades of infantry, crosutnumbered us, but after handling them pretty severely, Pleasanton came back. The Lancers particularly distinguished themsNewhall Frederick C. Newhall, of Philadelphia. was on Pleasanton's staff, and was not with the regiment when it made a da20, 1863. We came here yesterday afternoon to sustain Pleasanton, who has had several brilliant skirmishes with the enemys. camp at Aldie, Va., June 23, 1863. Yesterday General Pleasanton drove the enemy's cavalry across what is called the anner, and said her husband, the Major, was at home when Pleasanton attacked Aldie, and that he had barely time to mount his
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), chapter 5 (search)
on the maps. The Cavalry Corps, commanded by Brigadier-General Alfred Pleasanton, numbered 11,501 men; it was disposed on thethe conflict that Buford sent his well-known despatch to Pleasanton, who was with the commanding general at Taneytown. It iield. With only partial information afforded him by Generals Pleasanton and Butterfield, chief of staff, the commanding generder to refit. He therefore sent word to this effect to Pleasanton, who in turn reported the matter to Headquarters. Genert all the cavalry was up, and taking it for granted that Pleasanton would substitute other cavalry for Buford's, gave permisd refit. Without replacing Buford's with other cavalry, Pleasanton relieved him from duty, and thus the whole left flank ofeft wing by stripping it of cavalry. He at once ordered Pleasanton either to recall Buford or to bring forward some other cff, was relieved from duty with the army and Brigadier-General Alfred Pleasanton, chief of cavalry, and Brigadier-General G.
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), chapter 6 (search)
at I should make some effort to ascertain what was going on, so to-day I sent Pleasanton, with all the cavalry, supported by Warren's Corps (Second), to see what they could find out. Pleasanton crossed the river early, and immediately was engaged with the enemy's cavalry, and has been fighting them all day. The result is that we htill the great question as to whether Lee is withdrawing is unsettled, though Pleasanton sends word that all the information that he is able to pick up goes to supporer dreamed of using. For article mentioned, see Appendix H. Birney and Pleasanton have appeared in the hostile ranks. The latter's course is the meanest and bren command the three corps. This evening an order has arrived relieving General Pleasanton, which, although I did not originate it, yet was, I presume, brought aboummanders, but without avail. I had very hard work to retain Sedgwick. As to Pleasanton, his being relieved was entirely the work of Grant and Stanton. I hear But
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