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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 1: operations in Virginia.--battle of Chancellorsville.--siege of Suffolk. (search)
sburg, and constructed a system of elaborate works along his whole front reaching from Banks's Ford to Port Royal, more than twenty-five miles. Chancellorsville, by Hotchkiss and Allan, page 15. Even with his superior force Hooker's army was composed of seven corps, and comprised twenty-three divisions. The First Corps was commanded by General J. F. Reynolds; the Second, by General D. N. Couch; the Third, by General D. E. Sickles; the Fifth, by General G. G. Meade; the Sixth, by General J. Sedgwick; the Eleventh, by General O. O. Howard, and the Twelfth, by General H. W. Slocum. The division commanders were Generals J. S. Wadsworth J. C. Robinson, A. Doubleday, W. S. Hancock, J. Gibbon, W. H. French, D. D. Birney, H. G. Berry, A. W. Whipple, W. T. H. Brooks, A. P. Howe, J. Newton, C. Griffin, G. Sykes, A. A. Humphreys, C. Devens, A. Von Steinwehr, C. Schurz, S. Williams, J. W. Geary, A. Pleasanton, J. Buford, and W. W. Averill. The last three were commanders of cavalry under G
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 2: Lee's invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania. (search)
ed orders for the right wing, composed of General Sedgwick's (Sixth) Corps, to take position at Mancf Cemetery Hill. Only the corps of Sykes and Sedgwick were then absent. the former, by a forced nie miles distant, when ordered to advance, and Sedgwick was at Manchester, more than thirty miles disred strong, comprised about ten thousand men. Sedgwick, with over fifteen thousand men, was yet manycum with his own and the corps of Sykes, when Sedgwick should arrive. He finally sent orders for Slocum to attack without Sedgwick, but that officer considered it not advisable, and was supported in arth in front of it; and Shaler's brigade, of Sedgwick's corps, and Lockwood's Marylanders, were plauehanna under General W. F. Smith, he ordered Sedgwick's comparatively fresh corps to commence a dird to succor the wounded and bury the dead. Sedgwick overtook the rear-guard of the Confederates tby a small force, against him. Meade recalled Sedgwick, and determined to put his whole force in pur[2 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 3: political affairs.--Riots in New York.--Morgan's raid North of the Ohio. (search)
ly on the morning of the 7th of November, General Sedgwick, with the Fifth and Sixth Corps, composind, and Third Corps, composing the left wing. Sedgwick's column marched for the Rappahannock, at Rapt these crossings. At Rappahannock Station Sedgwick found the strong works thrown up previously b between them and the approaching Nationals. Sedgwick reached the vicinity at noon, and behind a hiance was for the corps of French, followed by Sedgwick, to cross the river at Jacobs's Mill Ford, anMine Run. Warren, with his own and a part of Sedgwick's corps, took position on the left, near Hopering; and at evening, Warren on the left, and Sedgwick on the right, reported that such was the posirench's (Second) corps (which, with a part of Sedgwick's, occupied the center as a kind of reserve athe center and right were to open on the foe. Sedgwick was to strike Lee's left an hour later, when,ion of operations for the attack. French and Sedgwick fell back, and Meade that day studied well th[2 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 10: the last invasion of Missouri.--events in East Tennessee.--preparations for the advance of the Army of the Potomac. (search)
istar, about fifteen hundred strong, pushed rapidly northward from New Kent Court-House to the Chickahominy, at Bottom's Bridge, intending to cross it there, General Sedgwick, then in temporary command of the Army of the Potomac, in the absence of General Meade, made the diversion, in obedience to orders from Washington. He sent army corps to three, named the Second, Fifth, and Sixth. These were respectively, in the order named, placed under the commands of Generals Hancock, Warren, and Sedgwick. Hancock's (Second) corps consisted of four divisions, commanded respectively by Generals F. C. Barlow, J. Gibbon, D. B. Birney. and J. B. Carr. His brigadeeonard, Dennison, W. McCandless, J. W. Fisher, and Roy Stone. Lieutenant-Colonel H. C. Bankhead, chief of staff; Colonel C. S. Wainwright, chief of artillery. Sedgwick's (Sixth) corps comprised three divisions, commanded respectively by Generals H. G. Wright, G. W. Getty, and H. Prince. The brigade commanders were Generals A.
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 11: advance of the Army of the Potomac on Richmond. (search)
hat night at the Old Wilderness Tavern, while Sedgwick encamped near the river. The left column pusnd prevent any interference with the march of Sedgwick's corps following the Fifth from the ford; whf Warren's line to be assisted by the left of Sedgwick's, under General Wright; but so difficult wasancock was entirely separated from Warren and Sedgwick by a thicket that forbade co-operation, and fttack, then evidently impending. Meanwhile Sedgwick's corps, on the right, had lost heavily in unof the army seemed to be in great peril. General Sedgwick prevented further confusion by promptly c See page 24. Hancock was to follow him, and Sedgwick and Burnside were to take a little more indirck occupied the right, Warren the center, and Sedgwick the left, with Burnside on his left. Generalogs of the battery, the construction of which Sedgwick was superintending, and near which he fell. After visiting and sketching the place where Sedgwick was killed, we rode over the ground where Han[9 more...]
, 3.253. Fredericksburg, Army of the Potomac set in motion toward, 2.486; position of the Confederates at, 2.487; battle of, 2.491-2.493; Early driven from by Sedgwick, 3.35. Frederickton, Mo., battle at, 2.81. Free-Labor States, uprising of the people of, 1.343. Fremont, Gen. John C., appointed to the Western Departmettle at, 3.280. Marietta, Ga., visit of the author to in 1866, 3.403. Mark's Mill, Ark., battle at, 3.272. Marye's Hill, battle at, 2.493; capture of by Sedgwick during the battle of Chancellorsville, 3.35. Maryland, state of feeling in, 1.196; growth of the Union party in, 1.197; Gov. Hicks objects to Northern troops Southern forts urged by, 1.125; in favor of peace, 1.244; too in firm to take the field, 1. 580; retirement of, 2.130. Secessionville, battle of. 3.187. Sedgwick, Gen., wounded at Antietam, 2.478; hit victory over Early at Fredericksburg, 3.35; perilous position of, 3.36; compelled to recross the Rappahannock, 3.38; at the b