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nd others in authority to the necessity of great care in the making of arrests, which should in all instances be founded on full affidavits sustaining distinct charges, except when the exigencies of the case demand instant action. Carelessness in this respect is only less censurable than negligence in the detection and punishment of crime. With the exercise of scrupulous care and sound discretion on the part of officers, and a candid consideration on the part of all citizens of the relations of the people and the army to each other as above set forth, the General Commanding is full of hope that mutual cooperation in putting down the rebellion will become more hearty and effective. The necessity for arrests will be diminished, and the tendency to factious opposition to the Government, and hurtful criticisms of its measures be removed. By command of Major-General A. E. Burnside. Lewis Richmond, Assistant Adjutant-General. Official: W. P. Anderson, Assistant Adjutant General.
a fine plan? I only hope some part of it may be accomplished. Our rebel friends are telling us strange stories about the annihilation of Hooker, the capture of Philadelphia, etc., and although we don't believe them, of course, still we feel uneasy and anxious. If Lee has penetrated into the Keystone State, I have faith enough in the militia of New-York, New-Jersey, and Pennsylvania, to trust that he will have to pay the piper dearly before he gets out again; and then it may be to find Richmond occupied by Dix and Foster, and Virginia no longer a secession State. One of our negro girls has just come in, and informed me, in a cautious whisper, that the Yankees have far as Bayou Boeuf, only eight miles below here. The crisis is coming, and something has got to burst. July 22.--Yesterday the rebels completed their evacuation, and left us alone in our glory. The last able-bodied darkey was grabbed, the last straggling cattle swam over, the last crew of ragged rid
Doc. 114.-the capture of John Morgan. General Shackleford's report. see Doc. 47, page 257, ante. headquarters U. S. Forces, in field, Gregg's Creek, July 20 P. M. To Lieutenant-Colonel Richmond, A. A. G.: we chased John Morgan and his command over fifty miles to-day. After heavy skirmishing for six or seven miles between the Forty-fifth Ohio and Colonel Wolford's brigade, which was in advance of the enemy, we succeeded in bringing the enemy to a stand about three o'clock this P. M., when a fight ensued which lasted an hour, when the rebels fled, taking refuge upon a very high bluff. I sent a flag of truce demanding the immediate unconditional surrender of Morgan and his command. The flag was received by Colonel Coleman and other officers, who came down and asked a personal interview. They asked an hour for consultation, and I granted forty minutes; in which time the command, excepting Morgan, who deserted his command,, taking with him a very small squad, surre
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., Hooker's comments on Chancellorsville. (search)
al W. B. Franklin, commanding Left Grand Division; Major-General W. F. Smith, commanding Sixth Corps; Brigadier-General Samuel D. Sturgis, commanding Second Division, Ninth Corps; Brigadier-General Edward Ferrero, commanding Second Brigade, Second Division, Ninth Army Corps; Brigadier-General John Cochrane, commanding First Brigade, Third Division, Sixth Corps; Lieutenant-Colonel J. H. Taylor, Assistant Adjutant-General, Right Grand Division. By command of Major-General A. E. Burnside. Lewis Richmond, Assistant Adjutant-General. In the Official Records the above order is accompanied by the following note of explanation: This order was not approved by the President, and was, therefore, never issued. It appeared in the public prints, is referred to in the correspondence between Halleck and Franklin, and in Burnside's testimony before the Committee on the Conduct of the War. editors. were prepared on the 23d of January, 1863, and would have been immediately promulgated had not Gene
s, barns, fences, and other property will be carefully avoided, and in all cases the laws of civilized warfare will be carefully observed. Wounded soldiers will be treated with every care and attention, and neither they nor prisoners must be insulted or annoyed by word or act. With the fullest confidence in the valor and the character of his troops, the General Commanding looks forward to a speedy and successful termination of the campaign. By Commanding Brig.-Gen. A. E. Burnside. Lewis Richmond, Asst. Adj.-Gen. Sailing orders. This evening the subjoined orders were delivered to the Colonel of the Fifty-first Pennsylvania. Similar orders have been issued by the generals of the first and third brigades. To-morrow morning we sail without doubt. headquarters Second brigade, Department of North-Carolina, steamer Patuxent, February 4. General orders, No. 8. The following orders have been issued from headquarters, Department of North-Carolina: Signals. To Weigh
S. Naval Forces in Pamlico Sound. Gen. Foster's report. headquarters Gen. Poster's brigade, Department of North-Carolina, Newbern, March 20, 1862. Capt. Lewis Richmond, Assist. Adjt-General: I have the honor to report that in pursuance of the orders of Gen. Burnside, and in accordance with the plan of operations agreedis second victory of the expedition, each regiment engaged shall inscribe on its banner the memorable name, Newbern. By command of Brig.-Gen. A. E. Burnside. Lewis Richmond, Assistant Adjutant-General. And here is another, which will serve to show the quality of man that Gen. Burnside is: headquarters Department of Norins of the different regiments may hold divine services in them. The bells will be rung as usual. . . . . . . . . By command of Brig.-Gen. A. E. Burnside. Lewis Richmond, Assistant Adjutant-General. It has always been the General's practice to avoid unnecessary labor on Sunday, and he never starts on any expedition on that
cer at South-Mills. I have the honor to be, Your obedient servant, A. E. Burnside, Major-General Commanding Department of North-Carolina. Report of General Reno. headquarters Second division, Newbern, N. C., April 22, 1862. Capt. Lewis Richmond, Assistant Adjutant-General : Captain: I have the honor to report that, in obedience to the order of Major-Gen. Burnside, I proceeded from Newbern, with the Twenty-first Massachusetts and Fifty-first Pennsylvania regiments, to Roanoke, e name Camden, April 19th. The General Commanding desires to express his approbation of Gen. Reno's strict observance of his orders, when the temptation to follow the retreating enemy was so great. By command of Major-Gen. A. E. Burnside. Lewis Richmond, A. A.G. Care of the wounded. headquarters Second brigade, Department of North-Carolina, April 20, 1862. To the Commanding Officer at Elizabeth City, or at South-Mills: sir: In the recent engagement near South-Mills, owing to the
il 25, 1862, be inscribed on the colors of the regiments assisting at its capture. The flag of the gunboat State of Georgia, which was torn by a fragment of shell, has since been presented tb Gen. Burnside by Capt. Armstrong, with the concurrence of Commodore Lockwood, senior officer of the squadron. General Burnside's congratulatory address. General orders, no.--. headquarters Department of North-Carolina, Beaufort harbor, April 26, 1862. The General Commanding takes peculiar pleasure in thanking Gen. Parke and his brave command for the patient labor, fortitude, and courage displayed in the investment and reduction of Fort Macon. Every patriot heart will be filled with gratitude to God for having given to our beloved country such soldiers. The regiments and artillery companies engaged have earned the right to wear upon their colors and guidons the words: Fort Macon, April 25, 1862. By command of Major-Gen. Burnside. L. Richmond, Assistant Adjutant-General.
f the position occupied by the extreme right of the Federal army. Tracing from this position a semi-circular line, which crosses the Chickahominy in the neighborhood of the New bridge, and then the York River Railroad, further on, you arrive at a point southeast of Richmond, but a comparatively short distance from the James River, where rests the Federal left. To be a little more explicit, spread your fingers so that their tips will form as near as possible the arc of a circle. Imagine Richmond as situated upon your wrist; the outer edge of the thumb as the Central Railroad; the inner edge as the Mechanicsville turnpike; the first finger as the Nine-mile or New-bridge road; the second as the Williamsburgh turnpike, running nearly parallel with the York River Railroad; the third as the Charles City turnpike, (which runs to the southward of the White Oak Swamp;) and the fourth as the Darbytown road. Commanding these several avenues were the forces of McClellan. Our own troops, wit
s, Commanding Division. Major Jos. Dickenson, A. A.G. Report of General Cox. headquarters Kanawha division, Ninth army corps, Sept. 20, 1862. Lieutenant-Colonel L. Richmond, A. A.G., General Burnside's Headquarters, Right Wing Army of the Potomac: sir: I have the honor to submit the following report of the part taken bl desires to add the tribute of a friend to the public mourning for the death of one of the country's best defenders. By command of Major-General Burnside. Lewis Richmond, Assistant Adjutant-General. New-York times account. on the battle-field, Sunday Night, Sept. 14, 1862. Although the battle of to-day was of long he foot. J. Hooker, Brigadier-General. Brigadier-General Cox's report. headquarters Ninth army corps, mouth of Antietam, September 23, 1862. Lieutenant-Colonel L. Richmond, A. A. G., Headquarters Right Wing, Major-General Burnside Commanding: sir: I have the honor to submit the following report of the movements of the
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