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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 211 5 Browse Search
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac 174 24 Browse Search
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative 107 1 Browse Search
Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 63 1 Browse Search
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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 10. (ed. Frank Moore) 42 34 Browse Search
A. J. Bennett, private , First Massachusetts Light Battery, The story of the First Massachusetts Light Battery , attached to the Sixth Army Corps : glance at events in the armies of the Potomac and Shenandoah, from the summer of 1861 to the autumn of 1864. 38 6 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 10. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 37 7 Browse Search
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A. 37 3 Browse Search
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William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 3 (search)
whom he had fixed for corps commanders. The officers nominated to the command of the corps into which the Army of the Potomac was divided were, Generals Keyes, Sumner, Heintzelman, and McDowell. The latter was well fitted for the command by his ability, but the relations between him and the commander were not cordial General SGeneral Sumner was the ideal of a soldier; but he had few of the qualities that make a general. The others do not call for any analysis. I have, in a previous part of this volume (p. 64), set forth the views of General McClellan touching the organization of corps; and, as there remarked, his failure to make appointments to these commands r reaching Cedar Run. It was found that the enemy had destroyed all the bridges. This expedition was followed by a strong reconnoissance of Howard's division of Sumner's corps to the Rappahannock, and, under cover of this mask, the main body of the Union army was moved back to the vicinity of Alexandria. Johnston, who had retir
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 4 (search)
ney, Couch, and Casey were put in motion. General Sumner, the officer second in rank in the Army ofwas placed under orders of his lieutenant, General Sumner; and he had a right to suppose that he wounklin remained on the left bank. By the 28th, Sumner had constructed two bridges Known as Sumner the railroad-bridge, and two bridges built by Sumner himself intermediate between the two above mene upper one was half adrift. When the head of Sumner's column, composed of Sedgwick's division, rea to allow the trains to get well on their way, Sumner's corps and Heintzelnan's corps and Smith's dintzelman's withdrawal, no force to oppose; and Sumner, who was not aware of Heintzelman's retirementover the Chickahominy, and did not get up, and Sumner held his own with the stubbornness that markedrheim's (twenty-pounder Parrotts) on the left. Sumner was at some distance to the left, and somewhat following up, drove the routed troops between Sumner and Hooker, till, penetrating too far, he was [24 more...]
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, V. Pope's campaign in Northern Virginia. August, 1862. (search)
annock Station on the 23d; the corps of Porter and Heintzelman at Warrenton Junction, on the 26th and 27th, and the remainder of the Army of the Potomac (corps of Sumner and Franklin) was en route from Alexandria. The measures taken by Pope to meet the new turn of affairs showed an appreciation of the line of action suited to tross Bull Run and taken position at Centreville, or even within the fortifications of Washington. By doing so he would have united with the corps of Franklin and Sumner, then between Washington and Centreville, whereas at Manassas Lee was sure to receive fresh accessions of force, while Pope could hope for none. The army was murning. Lee's Report.: Reports of the Army of Northern Virginia, vol. i., p. 25. V. Exit Pope. At Centreville, Pope united with the corps of Franklin and Sumner, and he remained there during the whole of the 31st. But Lee had not yet given up the pursuit. Leaving Longstreet on the battle-field, he sent Jackson by a deto
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 6 (search)
Burnside's old force, was under General Reno. Sumner continued to command his own (Second) corps, aive. It was in this situation of affairs that Sumner's force reached the ground; and it seemed at f little available fight in them; so that, when Sumner threw Sedgwick's divisions on his right across of these divisions that decided the action on Sumner's right is plainly marked by the time of theirin all the Confederate reports at ten o'clock. Sumner's corps had arrived at nine. A considerable inhaving yet passed the Antietam. The left of Sumner's command was sustained by Pleasonton's cavalrts against that still loose-jointed portion of Sumner's harness, between his right and centre. Geneturnpike—the woods Hooker had striven for, and Sumner had snatched and lost. But Sumner having commSumner having command on the right, now intervened to postpone further operations on that flank, as he judged the reputhe arrival of these divisions served to check Sumner in his career of victory, and hurl back Sedgwi[15 more...]
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 7 (search)
e Right Grand Division being placed under General Sumner, the Centre Grand Division under General Hession of the heights, but this was not done. Sumner's Grand Division led the van, and on the afterntry, and one light battery. When the head of Sumner's column reached the river these guns opened uble at several points near Fredericksburg, and Sumner was exceedingly anxious to cross and take poss his official report, says: The advance of General Sumner reached Falmouth on the afternoon of the 1rg, which point his van reached two days after Sumner's arrival at Falmouth. A few days afterwards,heights that the right of the Union army under Sumner was destined to assail. The left of the Unions on the left and right, Generals Franklin and Sumner, received their instructions, it was found thais movement. I derive this statement of General Sumner's instructions from Couch's Report of the the operations on the left and then return to Sumner's force, which remained yet in the town. In[13 more...]
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 8 (search)
with a body of twelve thousand well-equipped cavalry, Pleasonton: Official Returns, May 27th. and a powerful artillery force of above four hundred guns. Hunt: Report of Artillery Operations. It was divided into seven corps—the First Corps under General Reynolds; the Second under General Couch; the Third under General Sickles; the Fifth under General Meade; the Sixth under General Sedgwick; the Eleventh under General Howard; and the Twelfth under General Slocum. Generals Franklin and Sumner both retired from the Army of the Potomac after the change of commander. The latter was assigned to a command in the West, but died soon afterwards at his home in New York, lamented by the army and the country as the bravest of soldiers and purest of men. Lee's force was greatly inferior to that of his opponent; for relying on the strength of the line of the Rappahannock, he had, in February, detached two divisions, under Longstreet, to operate south of the James River, General Longst
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 13 (search)
ill leave behind the minimum number of cavalry necessary for picket duty, in the absence of the main army. A cavalry expedition from General Ord's command will also be started from Suffolk, to leave there on Saturday, the 1st of April, under Colonel Sumner, for the purpose of cutting the railroad about Hicksford. This, if accomplished, will have to be a surprise, and therefore from three to five hundred men will be sufficient. They should, however, be supported by all the infantry that can be spared from Norfolk and Portsmouth, as far out as to where the cavalry crosses the Blackwater. The crossing should probably be at Uniten. Should Colonel Sumner succeed in reaching the Weldon road, he will be instructed to do all the damage possible to the triangle of roads between Hicksford, Weldon, and Gaston. The railroad-bridge at Weldon being fitted up for the passage of carriages, it might be practicable to destroy any accumulation of supplies the enemy may have collected south of the R
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, Index. (search)
te struggle between McClellan's right and Lee's left, 212; Sumner's appearance before the Confederate left, 213; Burnside atill's attack on Seven Pines' position not a surprise, 133; Sumner ordered to cross the Chickahominy to support Heintzelman, 136; Couch's force bisected by G. W. Smith, 136; Sumner reaches Couch in rear of, 137; Confederates finally driven back by SSumner, 138; the fighting next day skirmishing only, 139. Final campaign, 1865,565; Five Forks' battle—see Five Forks and tary road at, small importance of Meade's success on, 247; Sumner's operations on the right, 249: Longstreet's position on t McClellan's combinations, 226; his erroneous statement on Sumner at Fredericksburg, 244; arrives at Fredericksburg and fortonstitutes it, 255. Moreau, a movement of compared with Sumner's crossing of the Chickahominy, 138. Mountain warfare, rn, Virginia, 459. Subsistence—see Commissariat. Sumner, General, in command of pursuit of Johnston, 112; at battle of