to General Meade, which I took back.
June 17, 1864
At daylight Potter, of the 9th Corps, assaulted the enemy's works at a point near whatwith four guns and 350 prisoners, and had his horse shot under him. Potter (a son of the Bishop of Pennsylvania) is a grave, pleasant-looking 's division attacked and took a third line, beyond the one taken by Potter.
This could have been held, I think, but for the idea that we were and again drove out our troops, who fell back to the work taken by Potter in the morning; and so ended the anniversary of Bunker Hill.
In thts, I beheld a collection of Generals — not only Burnside, but also Potter, Willcox, and Ferrero.
Speaking of this last, did you hear what thent slop, slop along.
Near the Cheever house was a damp brigade of Potter's division, halted.
The General ordered me to tell it to move on, as it might be needed.
General Potter himself was near by at General White's Headquarters. . . . After which I was fain to gallop briskly to
Phillips, Charles Appleton, 169.
Picket line, described, 301.
Piney Branch church, 104.
Platt, Edward Russell, 123.
Pleasonton, Alfred, 75, 79, 80; Lyman with, 14; for command, 60.
Pleasants, Henry, 195, 198.
Plunder, demoralizing effect, 40; Hancock and, 288.
Point of Rocks, Appomattox River, 193.
Pontoon bridge, 130, 159.
Pope, John, 60.
Poplar Grove church, 234.
Porter, David Dixon, 249.
Porter, Georgia Ann (Patterson), 249.
Porter, Horace, 142.
Potter, Alonzo, 167.
Potter, Robert Barnwell, 166, 212, 219, 234, 237, 296, 297, 334.
Pourtales, Louis Auguste de, 212.
Pratt, Mary, 26.
Prisoners, provost, 13; Rebel, 32, 45, 324, 836, 347.
Raccoon Ford, 19, 68, 69.
Races, horse, 321.
Railroad construction, 311.
Rapidan River, 51.
Rawlins, John Aaron, 91n, 114n.
Reams' station, 224, 234.
Rebels, fighting qualities, 87, 99, 100, 208; privations, 132; valuable qualities, 186; wearing down, 245, 271; deserters, 3