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Doc. 14.-General Sigel's address. headquarters Third division, camp near Rolla, Jan. 12, 1862. To the Officers of the Third Division: In our present situation, where the different regiments are suffering in a most deplorable degree by sickness, it should be the earnest duty of all officers and commanders to do their best for the comfort and moral support of their men. It is, therefore, necessary to give continuous and strict attention to the cleanliness of the camp and tents, to the diet of the soldiers, and all matters relative to the condition and treatment of the sick. Regimental and brigade surgeons should apply all their energy and their abilities to procure the material necessary for the outfit of regimental hospitals, and not cease in their exertions until all their requisitions are filled. They should specially take care that no patient lies on the ground in the hospital tent, but on a bed of boards, (bunk with straw mattress,) that proper stores are provided, a
Doc. 15.-the resignation of Gen. Sigel. German Mass meeting at the Cooper Institute, New-York, on Thursday, 16th January, 1862. The great meeting in favor of Gen. Franz Sigel, which took place at the Cooper Institute, was attended by more than ten thousand of the most respectable and solid adopted citizens of German birth, and was characterized by most enthusiastic speeches and resolutions. The object was, to give expression to the feelings of the Germans of this city and its environs, on the resignation of Gen. Sigel, and to take measures for bringing his claims prominently to the notice of the Government. The meeting was called to order at half-past 7 o'clock, and R. A. Witthaus unanimously called to the chair. On opening the proceedings, Mr. Witthaus spoke as follows: fellow — citizens : Permit me to express my deep appreciation of the honor conferred upon me of presiding over this mass meeting of patriots, congregated here to-day in order to support one of their c
s rear-guard, and engaged it vigorously, but Gen. Sigel, who had remained behind, succeeded in cuttiart of the enemy, together with the one upon Gen. Sigel, were feints to prevent the concentration ofre intending to renew the conflict at dawn. Gen. Sigel and Col. Davis had returned, and were making left not a gun was fired until the whole of Gen. Sigel's command was in readiness. At a little pntire force, and on the morning of the ninth Gen. Sigel's division returned to camp. A portion of ttack of the combined confederate forces upon Gen. Sigel's division, then stationed at Bentonville, GGen. Sigel sending his train ahead, and reserving one battery, with between eight hundred and a thousreak in confusion. Before they could re-form, Sigel would limber up and fall back behind another p, while McCulloch and McIntosh were opposed to Sigel, who had but one division — that of Gen. Oster play. Onward crept our infantry; onward came Sigel and his terrible guns. Shorter and shorter be[33 more...]
-guard had left an hour before; fifty pieces of his cannon passed through Charlestown that morning. The enemy being in strong force, variously estimated at from eighteen thousand to twenty-five thousand, and many reports in circulation that he had repulsed our forces sent to attack him in the rear, and my own force of not more than seven thousand effective men being completely worn out by fatigue and exposure, I deemed it not prudent to advance, at least until they were rested. On Sunday Gen. Sigel arrived, and on Monday he assumed the command. I have not yet received the reports of the subordinate commanders, and cannot particularize individual instances of good conduct. As a general thing, the troops bore their fatigue and hardships with cheerfulness. Great credit is due to Brigadier-Generals Cooper and Slough, commanding the First and Second brigades respectively, for their untiring exertions during the five days and nights' siege. Also, to Col. D. S. Miles, commanding the r
merely a feint, to deceive the army corps of Gen. Sigel, at Sperryville, and that the main attack of my desire to have time to give the corps of Gen. Sigel all the rest possible after their forced marwas immediately in the rear of Crawford. Major-Gen. Sigel was also at the same time ordered up from from Culpeper to Rappahannock Ford, while General Sigel, who was on the right and front, was direco picket the river as far up as possible. General Sigel was ordered, if any force of the enemy attl the movements they were directed to make. Sigel attacked the enemy about daylight on the mornithe whole of Banks's corps are here to-night. Sigel's will be here to-morrow morning, when I will ing order, namely: 1st. Heintzelman's.3d. Sigel's. 2d. McDowell's.4th. Porter's. All tt Ethan Allen, Va., September 12, 1862. Major-General Sigel, Commanding First Corps, Army of Virginr place, bringing intelligence of the death of Sigel, the mortal wounding of Generals Pope and McDo[104 more...]
merely a feint, to deceive the army corps of Gen. Sigel, at Sperryville, and that the main attack ofcorps three miles in his rear. The corps of Gen. Sigel, which had marched all night, was halted in my desire to have time to give the corps of Gen. Sigel all the rest possible after their forced marand skilful manner in which Gens. McDowell and Sigel brought forward their respective commands, andn of Culpeper, and passing the encampment of Gen. Sigel, at Sperryville, twenty miles from Culpeper was immediately in the rear of Crawford. Major-Gen. Sigel was also at the same time ordered up fromhell. Having put the forces of McDowell and Sigel in rapid motion for the field of action, Gen. confront them on the right, and a division of Sigel's corps d'armee--whose we did not learn — to doops composing his corps, and one hour later Gen. Sigel arrived with his command. Both were soon in was destined to be a night of adventure. General Sigel had been sent for to report to Gen. Pope, [7 more...]
Rebel reports and narratives. General Jackson's report. headquarters valley District, August 12--6 1/2 P. M. Colonel: On the evening of the ninth instant, God blessed our arms with another victory. The battle was near Cedar Run, about six miles from Culpeper Court-House. The enemy, according to the statement of prisoners, consisted of Banks's, McDowell's, and Sigel's commands. We have over four hundred prisoners, including Brig.-Gen. Prince. While our list of killed is less than that of the enemy, yet we have to mourn the loss of some of our best officers and men. Brig.-Gen. Charles S. Winder was mortally wounded while ably discharging his duty at the head of his command, which was the advance of the left wing of the army. We have collected about one thousand five hundred small arms, and other ordnance stores. I am, Colonel, your obedient servant. T. J. Jackson, Major-General. Col. R. H. Chilton, A. A.G. Richmond Enquirer account. An intelligent corresponden
rnett's Ford, as far west as the Blue Ridge. Gen. Sigel had been directed to post a brigade of infan turnpike, I was at a loss to understand how Gen. Sigel could entertain any doubt as to the road by from Culpeper to Rappahannock Ford, while General Sigel, who was on the right and front, was direcposition until the arrival of the advance of Gen. Sigel. I at once informed Gen. Sigel of these fac support, was posted the corps of Heintzelman; Sigel occupied the intrenchments on the left and souon the left of Heintzelman, while the corps of Sigel and Porter were directed to unite with the riggood service. Generals Schenck and Milroy, of Sigel's corps, exhibited great gallantry and zeal thur Springs. Under these views, in addition to Sigel's corps now here, I beg to suggest that Hookering order, namely: 1st. Heintzelman's.3d. Sigel's. 2d. McDowell's.4th. Porter's. All ttack, and, requesting General McDowell to push Sigel forward. Although I had not received positive[84 more...]
ac, has been overwhelmed by the rebel hordes, and on Monday morning, September fifteenth, at eight o'clock, surrendered, after three days fighting. About the commencement of the month, Col. Dixon H. Miles, of Bull Run memory, who succeeded General Sigel (Gen. Saxton's successor) to the command of the post, began to apprehend a forward movement by the enemy. On Monday, September first, the Eighty-seventh Ohio, Colonel Banning, was sent down with two howitzers to the vicinity of Noland's Ferres were so arranged as to enfilade us completely. To hold out longer seemed madness. Where is McClellan, that he does not send us reenforcements? Heavy firing is heard in the direction of Martinsburgh and Sandy Hook, indicating the presence of Sigel and Banks, but why are no reinforcements sent to us? Fully one week and a half has elapsed since the enemy crossed into Maryland, evidently with the design of capturing this place. Are we to be left to our fate? A few minutes after eight a co
Doc. 188.-raid on Catlett's station, Va. Philadelphia Inquirer account. Manassas, August 24, 1862. Friday evening, about eight o'clock, as your correspondent was in camp with the baggage and supply trains of Sigel's First army corps, south of Catlett's Station, an alarm was given that the rebel cavalry had attacked and taken the station, and were advancing upon us. For a time the consternation occasioned by so sudden and unexpected an attack was great, but by the cool and determined behavior of some of the officers and men order was soon restored. The Purnell Legion formed quickly and fought bravely, and, although crushed back by overwhelming numbers, stood their ground until resistance was destruction. The Bucktails, under Col. Kane, of your city, covered themselves with glory. Upon repairing to the station at daylight, we found that last night the railroad train from Rappahannock reached there about eight P. M., and was waiting for a train to come up from Alexandr
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