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William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 4 (search)
n with the Third Corps (divisions of Fitz-John Porter and Hamilton, with Averill's cavalry) and Sedgwick's division of the Second Corps, the right. At the very outset the roads were found nearly impry by the freshet; the upper one was half adrift. When the head of Sumner's column, composed of Sedgwick's division, reached it, the rough logs forming the corduroy approaches over the swamp were mostPeninsular Campaign: Atlantic Monthly, March, 1864. Sumner, debouching from the bridge with Sedgwick's division (Richardson's division did not arrive till about sunset), pushed impetuously forwardis guns to firmer ground, succeeded in getting up his battery. At about six o'clock the head of Sedgwick's column Formed by Gorman's brigade. deployed into line in the rear of Fair Oaks, in a posit guns. Couch's division was placed on the right of Porter; next came Kearney and Hooker; next, Sedgwick and Richardson; next, Smith and Slocum; then the remainder of Keyes' corps, extending by a back
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, V. Pope's campaign in Northern Virginia. August, 1862. (search)
e to make the order imperative. The President, in response to General McClellan's appeals for re-enforcements to enable him to renew operations against Richmond, had promised him an addition to his strength of twenty thousand men, to be drawn from Burnside's command in North Carolina and Hunter's command in South Carolina. With this re-enforcement, McClellan expressed his readiness to renew operations, and he had proceeded to make a reconnoissance in force with the divisions of Hooker and Sedgwick, who advanced and reoccupied Malvern, when he was met by a telegram from the new general-in-chief, dated August 3d, ordering him to withdraw the entire army from the Peninsula to Aquia Creek, there to make a junction with Pope. After an urgent appeal from this order, General McClellan proceeded to carry out his instructions. The judgment of the act that removed the Army of the Potomac from the Peninsula must turn on the one fact, whether or not it was really designed to re-enforce that
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 6 (search)
o leave little available fight in them; so that, when Sumner threw Sedgwick's divisions on his right across the open field into the woods oppo, when disaster again fell on the fatal right. At the moment that Sedgwick appeared to grasp victory in his hands, and the troops of Jackson rable interval had been left between Sumner's right division under Sedgwick and his centre division under French. Through this the enemy penetrated, enveloping Sedgwick's left flank, and, pressing heavily at the same time on his front, forced him out of the woods on the west side ofrench and Richardson on his centre and left. When the pressure on Sedgwick became the hardest, Sumner sent orders to French to attack, as a ded so heavily on his left, and the repulse of Sumner's right under Sedgwick had been so easily effected, that the enemy began to show a disposons served to check Sumner in his career of victory, and hurl back Sedgwick. This step the Confederate commander never would have ventured on
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 8 (search)
ifth under General Meade; the Sixth under General Sedgwick; the Eleventh under General Howard; and tmake the turning movement was well under way, Sedgwick was ordered to cross the river in the vicinitwhich had up to this time been operating with Sedgwick on the left, below Fredericksburg, arrived thto have at once brought the three corps under Sedgwick up to that point and united the army. Their ers and five guns, the whole ridge was now in Sedgwick's possession. Early's troops retreated southdanger that menaced his rear in the person of Sedgwick. In the mean time the enemy had so strengtheer that menaced our rear.—Lee: Report, p. 12. Sedgwick, on the other hand, while able to hold his owd to further re-enforce the troops opposed to Sedgwick and drive him across the Rappahannock, thus eth Corps never could have extricated itself. Sedgwick should not have been called forward from Fred complete Lee's destruction! 9. Even after Sedgwick had withdrawn across the Rappahannock at Bank[52 more...]
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 9 (search)
th the view of a closer reconnoissance, threw Sedgwick's corps, on the 6th, across the Rappahannock o mask the march of the other corps, all that Sedgwick discovered was that the enemy was in force. ly the entire Union army, saving the corps of Sedgwick, had reached Gettysburg; and the whole Southe About two o'clock the Sixth Corps, under General Sedgwick, arrived, having made a march of thirty-five miles in twenty hours. On the arrival of Sedgwick, General Meade directed Sykes' corps (Fifth), d as —with the exception of a few brigades of Sedgwick's corps— there were no reserves, attack must sent a column in direct pursuit. He ordered Sedgwick's Sixth Corps (then the freshest in the army)ating Confederates on the Chambersburg road. Sedgwick that evening overtook the rear of the Confedeourse had, meanwhile, been determined on, and Sedgwick was recalled. Instead of pursuing the enems appears to have been at first intended when Sedgwick, on the 5th, was thrown forward on the Fairfi[1 more...]<
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 10 (search)
sed of the First, Second, and Third corps, and General Sedgwick had command of the right wing, composed of the, four guns, and eight standards were here taken. Sedgwick's loss was about three hundred in killed and wound for an attack from that point. At the same time, Sedgwick, having carefully examined the Confederate left, r made Warren's force some twenty-six thousand men. Sedgwick, with his Sixth Corps, supported by the Fifth, wouht o'clock, and that an hour after he was engaged, Sedgwick should assault on the right. This disposition w the Confederates to weaken their left, opposed to Sedgwick, and thus afford him a favorable opportunity. ly awaiting the signal-gun. At last, the sound of Sedgwick's cannon came rolling along the line, when the ente 7th, in obedience to orders from Washington, General Sedgwick, temporarily commanding the Army of the Potomadaring. It set out on the 28th of February, after Sedgwick's corps and Custer's cavalry had made a demonstrat
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 11 (search)
eur K. Warren, and the Sixth, under Major-General John Sedgwick. In the reorganization of the Armised to take the first rank as a commander. Sedgwick, long the honored chief of the Sixth Corps, w; found Warren's corps in position there, and Sedgwick coming up. At eight o'clock, while on the way, and was not pushed with much vigor; so that Sedgwick not only yielded no ground, but was able to pThe opening of the combat on the right, under Sedgwick, has been already seen; and the history of whg attempts to carry intrenched positions. On Sedgwick's left was Warren's corps, placed to the righommand of Colonel Hammond will be left by General Sedgwick at the Old Wilderness Tavern, and upon beifth Corps alone; and when, in the afternoon, Sedgwick came up with the Sixth Corps, and took commanl. To return to the front of operations. Sedgwick having joined Warren with a part of his corpsd raid to cut Lee's railroad communications. Sedgwick's corps took post on the left of Warren, and [11 more...]
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, Index. (search)
e, 402; reorganized into three corps-Hancock, Sedgwick, and Warren, 410; Sheridan appointed to commat to cut Hooker from United States Ford, 289; Sedgwick's movement on Lee's rear, 292; Sedgwick met aSedgwick met at Salem Heights by a column from Chancellorsville, 298; Hooker's formation on second day, 293; ChancFredericksburg occupied by Sedgwick, 296; for Sedgwick's move on Fredericksburg, see Fredericksburg, part of Lee's army to re-enforce Early, 298; Sedgwick checked—his losses, 299; positions on the third day, 299; Sedgwick's report of losses at, 299; Sedgwick attacked and crosses the Rappahannock, 30Sedgwick attacked and crosses the Rappahannock, 300; Hooker crossed to north bank of the Rappahannock, 301; the losses on both sides, 301. Cheat Ri each army, 253; the opposing forces at, 296; Sedgwick's attack on Marye's Hill, 297; Confederate potions at commencement of the second day, 342; Sedgwick's (Sixth) corps arrives, 343; Sickles' positiampaign—see Manassas. McMahon, General, on Sedgwick's movement before Chancellorsville, 275. M[2 more...]<