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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 360 10 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 330 14 Browse Search
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. 292 2 Browse Search
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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 162 2 Browse Search
Elias Nason, McClellan's Own Story: the war for the union, the soldiers who fought it, the civilians who directed it, and his relations to them. 75 5 Browse Search
John M. Schofield, Forty-six years in the Army 56 4 Browse Search
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sand men. A few hours previous to this time our telegraph had been carried so far to the front as the old grist-mill, which has been used as the Headquarters of the generals of the trenches. General Jameson immediately telegraphed to General Fitz-John Porter, director of the siege, the intelligence which these deserters brought regarding the evacuation. He soon received a reply instructing him to push forward a small force to procure authoritative information as to the truth of their assert usual, was the next corps to enter the rebel lines. By eight A. M. the whole army, east and west, was in hot pursuit of the retreating rebels. I learn thus much of the left wing, and am myself now writing in the Yorktown works, while Gen. Fitz-John Porter's division, from the right wing, is pouring through the gates and on beyond the fortresses, by the Williamsburgh river road. It is preceded by the McClellan dragoons and Sixth cavalry, with a large artillery force. It will not be surpri
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore), Doc. 9.-the battle of West-point, Va. Fought May 7, 1862. (search)
s artillery, under Capt. Arnold, was ordered into position on the right, and Capt. Porter's First Massachusetts battery took up a position upon the left, and in a fews is not one of the safest places that can be found. As soon as the guns of Capt. Porter commenced to fire among them, accompanied by those from the river, the rebelier was on his best behavior. The artillery had by this time got in position. Porter's First Massachusetts on the left, with Lieut. Sleeper's section facing the worupon the camp, being responded to promptly and regularly by the left section of Porter's battery. The gunboats fired a few shells in that direction, and also toward ery the while keeping up a brisk fire of shell upon the point. Two shells from Porter's battery fell in the work as the regiment advanced, and the rebels ran away wi artillery was wounded — he a soldier in Hexamer's company — by a musket-ball. Porter's battery was the only one which had the honor of being shelled by the enemy — <
important work was Gen. G. W. Morell's division of Gen. Fitz-John Porter's Fifth Provisional Army Corps. I have in former le the engagement took place. Here orders came back from Gen. Porter for the Twenty-second to continue to move up the railroaay-train. Another account. Butterpield's brigade, Porter's division, Fifth provisional army corps, camp near Hanovees or fighting hard battles. The old division of Gen. Fitz-John Porter, now commanded by its ranking general, Brig.-Gen. M material was hardly strong enough for such troops as Fitz-John Porter's. Closely pressing the enemy, and capturing some ouse. There Gen. Butterfield received intelligence from Gen. Porter that the enemy was in our rear, and to return at once. de part of my description. A ball struck at the foot of Gen. Porter's horse. Did you see that? asked an aid. I see that Buas most enthusiastically received by the men. He grasped Gen. Porter by the hand most cordially and congratulated him. Turnin
he One Hundred and Fourth Pennsylvania severely wounded, the Major mortally wounded, the Lieutenant-Colonel absent, half of our men having been killed or wounded, the enemy, ten times our number, within a few feet of us--one of them striking Sergeant Porter, the left guide of the One Hundred and Fourth, over the neck with his musket — several of the Eleventh Maine being bayoneted, and receiving no reenforcements, we were ordered, with Spratt's battery, to retire; but, unfortunately, the horses n the railroad was the corps of Heintzelman, the next nearest support being the corps of Sumner, consisting of Sedgwick's and my own division, which had not yet crossed the Chickahominy, and were from six to seven miles distant. The corps of Fitz-John Porter and Franklin were opposite New-Bridge, several miles further up, and had not crossed. This being our situation on the thirty-first of May, 1862. Along toward the middle of the day the enemy, preceded by a column of thirty thousand of the b
ared for themselves. They captured their company books; and brought away rifles, muskets, swords, sashes, etc. I might recount any number of narrow escapes, had I time. General McClellan having received intelligence of the skirmish, rode toward the river and met the regiment on its return. He grasped General Woodbury warmly by the hand and said: General, I am happy to congratulate you again on your success. I have had occasion to do so before, and do so again with pleasure. He also shook hands with Capt. Rose, of the first company, and said: I thank you, Captain: your men have done well. To some of the men he said: How do you feel, boys? They exclaimed: General, we feel bully! Do you think anything can stop you from going to Richmond? he asked, and an enthusiastic No! rang from the whole line. All the officers of the regiment behaved remarkably well. Gen. McClellan telegraphed immediately to Gen. Porter that the Fourth Michican had covered themselves with glory.
We found on the twenty-third instant, the enemy were very strong at Hanover Court-House, and instantly sent word to Gen. Porter. Upon which information Gen. Porter ordered us to destroy all the ferries and bridges along the Pamunkey, which the sGen. Porter ordered us to destroy all the ferries and bridges along the Pamunkey, which the squadrons that were picketed along the ferries instantly did. On the evening of the twenty-fourth, the squadron that were on picket were ordered to move toward Hanover Court-House and feel the enemy, which we did at daybreak, and found the first pthey found the enemy were in such strong numbers that they halted, and returned to the regiment. This was reported to Gen. Porter, who concluded to send a force up, and capture them if possible. On the morning of the twenty-seventh, we moved toward Hanover Court — House, on the right, to attract the enemy's attention, while Gen. Porter moved his force upon the left and rear, the success of which you of course know. The regiment was under fire here, and all the officers and men behaved m
o this time has been done by Gen. Hooker's division, which has behaved as usual, that is, most handsomely. On our right, Porter has silenced the enemy's batteries in his front. G. B. McClellan, Major-General Commanding. redoubt No. 8, Wednesday, Jspeculation. Knowledge of the situation is necessary to an understanding of the affair. You will bear in mind that Gen. Porter's batteries, on the east bank of the river, command several important rebel batteries on this side including those on s accordingly ordered to push Hooker's division into the disputed territory, and hold a line near the enemy's esplanade. Porter's batteries, meantime, had opened a furious bombardment upon the enemy at Garnet's farm and Old Tavern, fixing their attemewhat later he was again ordered to fall back. Gen. McClellan, who had remained at headquarters to communicate with General Porter and our left wing, now appeared upon the field, and ordered the reoccupation of the conquered territory. Birney's br
e as our limited forces would admit. General Fitz-John Porter's corps, consisting of Morell's divisMcClellan was not in the battle, but was at Gen. Porter's headquarters until it terminated. It w strong) was moved across the river to support Porter, although it was deemed hazardous, in conseque was also captured. But apprehensions about Porter's battle had distressed officers all along. Iore favorable conditions offer. Even before Porter had been driven back, I was struck with the si House. Preparations were accordingly begun. Porter s command crossed the river without oppositionganized were reversed, Keyes taking the right, Porter's corps the left, as we faced Richmond. Our lcles in martial history was improvised in Fitz-John Porter's camp, when his veteran volunteers were full divisions, commanded by McCall, Sedgwick, Porter, etc. Banners darkened the air, artillery vomior their infantry to decide the day. McCall's, Porter's, and Sedgwick's crack divisions melted away [9 more...]
was: enlisted men killed, twenty; wounded, eighty; missing, fifty-seven. The loss of commissioned officers was one killed, four wounded and one missing--making a total of one hundred and sixty-three. I have now to speak of the Second and Fourth regiments, the first of which, under Col. Tucker, numbered only four companies, the other six being on duty in the field-works at Camp Lincoln, and left behind under Lieut-Col. Buck. While absent to the front, these four companies, by order of Gen. Porter, and without my knowledge, were sent into the woods, suffering a most galling fire. Their loss was: enlisted men killed, twelve; wounded, fifteen; missing, forty; making a total of ninety-seven enlisted men. I also regret to record the death of Col. I. M. Tucker, and probably Major Ryerson, both of whom were left upon the field; also Captain Danforth, mortally wounded, and Lieuts. Plewitt, Root and Bogert, severely wounded, and Lieut. Callan missing. They, however, sustained themselves
veral other batteries, which soon resulted in driving the rebel gunners from their pieces. Prior to this, a heavy column of infantry had been seen passing to my right, which disappeared behind the forests in my front, and were not heard from again that afternoon. On the left an attack was made in great force, and the battle lasted until long after dark. About half an hour before sunset orders were sent me by General Sumner to despatch a brigade of my command to the assistance of General Porter, and immediately General Sickles's brigade moved to that point. For a full account of the important services it rendered on the left, I respectfully call the attention of the Major-General commanding the corps, to the report of its chief, herewith inclosed. I will especially invite his attention to that part of the report which relates to the brilliant conduct of Colonel Taylor's regiment, the Seventy-second New-York volunteers. The loss sustained by the regiment is the truest index
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