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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 346 18 Browse Search
Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 114 0 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 90 0 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 1: The Opening Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 67 5 Browse Search
Fitzhugh Lee, General Lee 62 2 Browse Search
D. H. Hill, Jr., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 4, North Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 49 1 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 45 3 Browse Search
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 40 0 Browse Search
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1 39 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 38 2 Browse Search
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Federal batteries, cavalry regiments and camps, lookout towers, and the vessels of Farragut and Porter, in fact of everything that might be of the slightest use in informing the Confederate Secret Seago. This noble beast is the mount of Lieut.-Col. C. B. Norton, and was photographed at General Fitz John Porter's headquarters. The rider is Colonel Norton himself. Such clear definition of every f. While in Camp an important change was made in the organization of the army. The divisions of Porter and Sykes were united into the Fifth Corps under Porter, and those of Franklin and Smith into thPorter, and those of Franklin and Smith into the Sixth Corps under Franklin. On May 19th the movement to Richmond was begun by the advance of Porter and Franklin to Tunstall's Station. require much imagination, after viewing the results obtainePorter and Franklin to Tunstall's Station. require much imagination, after viewing the results obtained in the face of such conditions, to get a fair measure of these indomitable workers. The story of the way in which these pictures have been rescued from obscurity is almost as romantic a tale as t
of the dam, through the building of which Admiral Porter's river fleet of eleven turtles was brough suggested building a dam so as to release Admiral Porter's fleet imprisoned by low water above the s was chafing at delay and sending messages to Porter that his troops must be got in motion at once.elow the Falls. Words are inadequate, said Admiral Porter, in his report, to express the admiration sword and a purse of $3,000 by the officers of Porter's fleet. He settled in Missouri after the warunboat, the Lafayette, though accompanying Admiral Porter on the Red River expedition, was not one ohoctaw were the most important acquisitions to Porter's fleet toward the end of 1862. The Lafayetteste of it on the night of April 16, 1863, when Porter took part of his fleet past the Vicksburg battiley's wonderful dam — which, according to Admiral Porter, no private company would have completed worning two of the barges were swept away. Admiral Porter, jumping on his horse, rode to the upper f[3 more...]
-1862 those in South Africa, and it was impossible in the circumstances that they could be, was the result of the blockade of the Southern coast, a force the South was powerless to resist. What has been said shows how clear was the role of the navy. The strategic situation was of the simplest; to deprive the South of its intercourse with Europe and in addition to cut the Confederacy in twain through the control of the Mississippi. The latter, gained largely by the battles of Farragut, Porter, Foote, and Davis, was but a part of the great scheme of blockade, as it cut off the supply of food from Texas and the shipments of material which entered that State by way of Matamoras. The question of the military control of Texas could be left aside so long as its communications were cut, for in any case the State would finally have to yield with the rest of the Confederacy. The many thousand troops which would have been an invaluable reenforcement to the Southern armies in the East wer
ry to the ridge behind the Robinson House and held the position until Bee's troops had rallied in his rear. Look at Jackson standing there like a stone wall, was the sentence that gave birth to his historic nickname. It was General Bee who uttered these words, just before he fell, adding, Rally on the Virginians. Where the Confederates wavered Center of Battle of Morning--July 21, 1861.--North of this house, about a mile, the Confederate Colonel Evans met the columns of Burnside and Porter in their advance south from Sudley Ford. Though reinforced by General Bee, he was driven back at noon to this house in the valley near Young's Branch. Here a vigorous Union charge swept the whole battle to the hill south of the stream. General Bee sent for reinforcements, saying that unless he could be supported all was lost. Tyler's division. Bee could now do nothing but withdraw, and in doing so his men fell into great disorder. Cheer after cheer arose from the ranks of the Union
cture taken in the fall of 1861, when McClellan was at the headquarters of General George W. Morell (who stands at the extreme left), commanding a brigade in Fitz John Porter's Division. Morell was then stationed on the defenses of Washington at Minor's Hill in Virginia, and General McClellan was engaged in transforming the raw rrivers of mud. Along this wretched way stumbled and plodded horse and man. Saturday afternoon, April 5th, the Federal advance guard on the right, consisting of Porter's division of Heintzelman's Third Corps, suddenly came to a river. It was the Warwick, a sluggish stream, nearly cutting the Peninsula from Yorktown to the JamesYorktown had been evacuated on May 4th and Williamsburg abandoned on May 5th to the Union forces. During the week following, the divisions of Franklin, Sedgwick, Porter, and Richardson, after some opposition, gathered on the banks of the Pamunkey, the southern branch of the York River. Thence they marched toward White House whic
are standing idly by, where they had been robbed by the river of the anticipated chance to distinguish themselves and with no further compensation for their disappointment than the diversion of having their pictures taken. Weeks of waiting were to follow before these batteries were to be again needed to do their share in holding back Lee's forces during their advance in the Seven Days battles. Robertson's guns were in the thick of it at Gaines' Mill and the captain was complimented by General Porter for that day's work. Captain Gibson and officers of the battery that bore his name the belated batteries Robertson's Battery-Artillery Reserve Gibson's Battery--Artillery Reserve The Confederates, although decidedly successful on their right, had been, it is true, rudely checked on their left; but, in the battle considered as a whole, they not only had not been beaten, but they had driven their antagonists from their entrenchments in one part of the field, and they
iver, excepting the corps of Franklin and Fitz John Porter. About the middle of June, General McCalminy were under the direct command of General Fitz John Porter. Defensive preparations had been madg battle. When the right wing, under General Fitz John Porter, was engaged on the field of Gaines' the south bank of the river to the support of Porter's men. The battle lasted until nightfall and tf base from the Pamunkey to the James, leaving Porter and the Fifth Corps still on the left bank of tected with rails and knapsacks were erected. Porter had considerable artillery, but only a small ple (seated) and his staff, July 1, 1862. Fitz John Porter's Fifth Corps and Couch's division, Fourtthe occupation of Malvern Hill, which General Fitz John Porter's Corps was holding. Before the batt the historic mansion which did service as General Porter's headquarters, one of McClellan's most efng. Westover House: headquarters of General Fitz John Porter, Harrison's Landing Glendale or [1 more...]
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 1: The Opening Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), Engagements of the Civil War with losses on both sides December, 1860-August, 1862 (search)
Union, 2d Mo., 11th Mo. Cav. Opponents, Porter's independent forces. Losses: Union 83 killed and wounded. Porter's loss, 23 killed. July 21, 1862: Hartsville road, near Gallatin, Tenn. Union, detachments 2d Ind., 4th, 5th Ky., 7th Pa. Cav. Confed., Morgan's Cav. Losses: Union 30 killed, 50 wounded, 75 captured. Confed. No record found. July 21, 1862: Nashville Bridge, Tenn. Union, 2d Ky. Confed., Forrest's Cav. Losses: Union 3 killed, 97 captured. Confed. No record found. July 25, 1862: Courtland Bridge and Trinity, Ala. Union, 10th Ky., 10th Ind., 31st Ohio. Confed., Armstrong's Cav. Losses: Union 2 killed, 16 wounded, 138 captured. Confed. 3 killed, 5 wounded. July 28, 1862: Moore's Mills, Mo. Union, 9th Mo., 3d Ia. Cav., 2d Mo. Cav., 3d Ind. Battery. Opponents, Porter's independent forces. Losses: Union 13 killed, 55 wounded. Porter's loss, 30 killed, 100 wounded. Map: Theatre of Virginia Campaign.