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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 168 2 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 135 15 Browse Search
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative 133 1 Browse Search
Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 88 0 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 81 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 74 0 Browse Search
General Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant 61 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 41 1 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 36 0 Browse Search
D. H. Hill, Jr., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 4, North Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 35 1 Browse Search
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em, as now proposed, is a good one; that it may be subject to modifications which can be made by orders; that it is an admirable system to be adopted by all our armies. General Hooker said he regarded the bill as unexceptionable. General Sykes, commanding a corps in the army of the Potomac, said: In its main provisions it is identical of Order Eighty-five, of this army, August twenty-fourth, 1863. The system established in those orders has been tested, and found highly satisfactory. General Sedgwick, commanding the Sixth corps, of the army of the Potomac, said of the bill: It is essentially the same as now organized in this army, and has been found to work admirably. General French, another corps commander of the army of the Potomac, says: The system, as embodied in the bill, is almost practically perfect. General Pleasonton, who commanded the cavalry of the army of the Potomac, said of the bill: I am very glad to find it so nearly accords with the system adopted for the service
ved your letter of the twenty ninth ult. yesterday. I was very sorry not to meet you. I spoke to the Secretary about Burnside having stated that he had told the President he ought to remove himself and Halleck. He said he had never heard of it until a few days before, when Halleck having seen the statement made by you in your pamphlet, spoke to him about it. That so far as he knew, there is not a word of truth in it. I heard Burnside make the statement in your presence. I have heard Sedgwick and Hancock say they heard Burnside make the statement. I have heard Hooker refer to it, as though he had heard it direct. I am almost certain I have heard Meade say he had heard Burnside make the same statement. I called the Secretary's attention to this in a letter written just before our last move, but he says he never received it. Nearly every general officer in the Army of the Potomac has heard Burnside make the boast. I believe I wrote you that Hooker had mentioned the subject
army corps and part of another, under Major-General Sedgwick, in his front. The brigades of Kersharther to reenforce the troops in front of General Sedgwick, in order, if possible, to drive him acronderson and Early moved forward and drove General Sedgwick's troops rapidly before them across the pfect. The next morning it was found that General Sedgwick had made good his escape, and removed hisd our rear no longer threatened. But, as General Sedgwick had it in his power to recross, it was de's Ford, reported two corps, under command of Sedgwick. The commanding General decided to hold Hook and detach enough of other forces to turn on Sedgwick. The success of this strategy enabled him agon and McLaws were detached to drive back General Sedgwick. Several advances of the enemy's skirmiscasionally opened a heavy fire of artillery. Sedgwick having been demolished, the enemy recrossed othe plank road from Fredericksburg, under General Sedgwick. Meeting General Wilcox, with his brigad[2 more...]
dmitted, and all accounts concur in stating that the men fought with great coolness and courage, and I am informed that the loss of the enemy must have been very severe; perhaps more than ours. The immediate cause of the disaster was the weakness of the position, owing to defective engineering, the want of sufficient bridges, the want of sufficient artillery in suitable positions on the south bank of the river, and the superior force of the enemy, which consisted of two army corps, under Sedgwick, as since ascertained; the attack of the enemy being favored by the darkness and the high wind. My troops were all that were brought up, but I do not know that any amount of infantry on the south bank of the river could have altered the result, unless by its exhibition the enemy had been deterred from making the effort. I am conscious of having done all in my power to defend the position, but I must candidly confess that I did concur in the opinion of the commanding General, that the enem