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ithout difficulty, when, moving around Harper's Ferry, through the gaps of the South Mountain, he found his path unobstructed till he reached the Monocacy, where Ricketts's division of the Sixth Corps, and some raw troops that had been collected by General Lew Wallace, met and held the Confederates till the other reinforcements thst Virginia. The Sixth Corps was commanded by Major-General Horatio G. Wright; its three divisions by BrigadierGenerals David A. Russell, Geo. W. Getty, and James B. Ricketts. The single division of the Nineteenth Corps had for its immediate chief Brigadier-General William Dwight, the corps being commanded by Brigadier-General Wmobation, and, so far as I have ever known, he never questioned the propriety of the President's action. The Sixth Corps division commanders, Getty, Russell, and Ricketts, were all educated soldiers, whose records, beginning with the Mexican War, had already been illustrated in the war of the rebellion by distinguished service in
this end, on the 29th advanced two divisions of infantry. A severe fight followed, and Merritt was forced to retire, being driven through the village toward Charlestown with considerable loss. As Merritt was nearing my infantry line, I ordered Ricketts's division of the Sixth Corps to his relief, and this in a few minutes turned the tide, the Smithfield crossing of the Opequon being regained, and afterward held by Lowell's brigade, supported by Ricketts. The next morning I moved Torbert, withRicketts. The next morning I moved Torbert, with Wilson and Merritt, to Berryville, and succeeding their occupation of that point there occurred along my whole line a lull, which lasted until the 3d of September, being undisturbed except by a combat near Bunker Hill between Averell's cavalry and a part of McCausland's, supported by Rodes's division of infantry, in which affair the Confederates were defeated with the loss of about fifty prisoners and considerable property in the shape of wagons and beef-cattle. Meanwhile Torbert's movement
ion) (2), Captain David J. Taylor. Third division: Brigadier-General James B. Ricketts. first brigade: Colonel William Emerson. Fourteenmory were ready to attack. Just before noon the line of Getty, Ricketts, and Grover moved forward, and as we advanced, the Confederates, c a connected line of battle in good shape to resist. Getty and Ricketts made some progress toward Winchester in connection with Wilson's creased an interval that had already been made by the deflection of Ricketts to the left, in obedience to instructions that had been given him his division on the Berryville pike. As the line pressed forward, Ricketts observed this widening interval and endeavored to fill it with theon, and succeeded in checking my advance by driving back a part of Ricketts's division, and the most of Grover's. As these troops were retirinussell's division (now commanded by Upton) the broken regiments of Ricketts's division were rallied. Dwight's division was then brought up on
nd the Sixth Corps, after a severe fight, in which Ricketts's and Getty were engaged, took up some high groundoad. After Crook had got into this last position, Ricketts's division was pushed out until it confronted the fantry, the rest of the Sixth Corps extending from Ricketts's left to the Manassas Gap railroad, while the Ninxth and the North Fork of the Shenandoah. When Ricketts moved out on this new line, in conjunction with Avtion, no doubt, that my attack was to be made from Ricketts's front, prepared for it there, but no such intention ever existed. Ricketts was pushed forward only that he might readily join Crook's turning-column as it swsituation consuming many valuable hours. While Ricketts was occupying the enemy's attention, Crook, again rom the mountain's base Crook's left was joined by Ricketts, who in proper time had begun to swing his divisio massed near the centre. The swinging movement of Ricketts was taken up successively from right to left throu
pera. Sixth United States Cavalry, Captain Ira W. Claflin. Sixth Army Corps. (1) Brigadier-General James B. Ricketts. (2) Brigadier-General George W. Getty. (3) Major-General Horatio G. Wright. escwtown I saw about three-fourths of a mile west of the pike a body of troops, which proved to be Ricketts's and Wheaton's divisions of the Sixth Corps, and then learned that the Nineteenth Corps had ha regular division commander, General Getty, having taken charge of the Sixth Corps in place of Ricketts, wounded early in the action, while temporarily commanding the corps. I then turned back to thht flank, and returning to the place where my headquarters had been established I met near them Ricketts's division under General Keifer and General Frank Wheaton's division, both marching to the fron the left of the Nineteenth, but failing in this he ordered the withdrawal of the latter corps, Ricketts, temporarily commanding the Sixth Corps, checking Gordon till Emory had retired. As already st<