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y posted on advantageous ground, supported by Morell's division and Sykes's regulars, the whole forming Fitz-John Porter's corps of about 27,opened the battle. The Rebels were received with heroic bravery by Sykes's regulars, who confronted them, by whose fire they were staggered stream, screened in part by trees and underbrush, with Morell's and Sykes's divisions in front, and McCall's forming a second line behind theed of aid seemed greatest; B artlett's brigade going to the help of Sykes on our right, while a portion of Newton's was sent in between Morell and Sykes. Gaines's Mill. Morell's Div. A Butterfield's Brigade. B Martindale's Brigade. C Griffin's Brigade. Sykes's DivSykes's Div. D G. S. Warren's Brigade. E H. Chapman's Brigade. F I. T. Buchanan's Brigade. McCall's Div. K Meade's Brigade. L Seymour's Brigm's div. O McCall's div.   P Cavalry.     Porter, with Sykes's and Morell's divisions, held our left, with Couch's division next
he mountain a little after dark. Richardson's division had also arrived, and taken position in the rear of Hooker; while Sykes's division of regulars and the artillery reserve had halted for the night at Middletown; so that McClellan had most of hikens, 12th Alabama, were severely wounded. Maj.-Gen. Franklin, with the 6th corps, composed of his own, Couch's, and Sykes's divisions, forming the left wing of McClellan's army, had advanced cautiously up the north bank of the Potomac, throughhe little village of Sharpsburg. Richardson halted and deployed on the right of the road from Keedysville to Sharpsburg; Sykes, with his division of regulars, following closely after, came up and deployed on the left of that road. Gen. McClellan huntil late in the afternoon; when two brigades of it were sent by McClellan to support our right; while six battalions of Sykes's regulars were thrown across the bridge on the main road to repel Rebel sharp-shooters, who were annoying Pleasanton's h
ricksburg having developed no hostile force, Gen. Hooker ordered May 1, 9 A. M. an advance of Sykes's regulars (3d division, 5th corps) on that road, followed by part of the 2d corps; the 1st and t gradually separate. An advance of two or three miles toward Fredericksburg was meditated; but Sykes had hardly traversed a mile when he met the enemy coming on, in greater force, and a sharp conflict ensued, with mutual loss; the Rebels extending their line so as to outflank ours, while Sykes vainly attempted to connect with Slocum (12th corps) on his right. Gen. Warren, who was superintending Sykes's movement, returned and reported progress to Hooker, who ordered Sykes to fall back, which he did; bringing off all but a few of his wounded, and very cautiously followed by the enemy. ThuSykes to fall back, which he did; bringing off all but a few of his wounded, and very cautiously followed by the enemy. Thus the prestige of success, in the first collision of the struggle, was tamely conceded to the enemy; and the day closed with the woods and thickets in our front filled with Rebel sharp-shooters, and
s held the left, opposite Longstreet, supported by the 5th (Sykes's); with Hancock's (2d) in our center, touching its right; to the maintenance of our position, and had already ordered Sykes to advance the 5th corps with all possible haste to save anle ensued; for the enemy had nearly carried the hill before Sykes reached it; while Humphreys, who, with one of Sykes's divisSykes's divisions, had been posted in the morning on Sickles's right, was in turn assailed in front and flank, and driven back, with a losng after this decisive repulse, save that Gen. Crawford, of Sykes's division, holding Round Top on our left, at 5 P. M. advanled) urged and voted to attack; but Gens. Sedgwick, Slocum, Sykes, French, and Hays (in place of Hancock, wounded at Gettysbut Germania ford — both moving on Robertson's tavern ; while Sykes, with the 5th, followed by Newton, with two divisions of th upon their infantry supports; when he recoiled and allowed Sykes to go forward, connecting with Warren, to the vicinity of H
ng the Departments of the Ohio, the Cumberland, the Tennessee, and the Arkansas; Gen. J. B. McPherson, commanding, under him, the Department and Army of the Tennessee. The residue of March and nearly the whole of April were devoted to careful preparation for the campaign. The Army of the Potomac, still commanded immediately by Gen. Meade, was completely reorganized; its five corps being reduced to three, commanded respectively by Gens. Hancock (2d), Warren (5th), and Sedgwick (6th). Maj.-Gens. Sykes, French, and Newton, with Brig.-Gens. Kenly, Spinola, and Sol. Meredith, were relieved, and sent to Washington for orders. Gen. Burnside, who had been reorganizing and receiving large accessions to his (9th) corps in Maryland, crossed April 23. the Potomac and joined Meade's army; though the formal incorporation therewith was postponed till after the passage of the Rapidan. This junction again raised the positive or fighting strength of that Army to considerably more than 100,000 m
, on holding slaves in national vessels, and on excluding witnesses because of color, 269. Sumner, Gen. Edwin V., 108; at Williamsburg, Va., 122-5; at Fair Oaks, 144-7; on the battle of Glendale, 168; at Malvern Hill, 165: reenforces Pope, 187-190; at Antietam, 207; at Fredericksburg, 344. Sumter, bombardment of Fort, 467-9; Dahlgren's attack on, 481: restored to the Union , 747. Swamp Angel, opens on Charleston, 479. Swinton, William, on Dupont's attack on Fort Sumter, 467-9. Sykes, Gen., at Gaines's Mill, 155; at South Mountain, 198; at Chancellorsville, 356; at Gettysburg, 381-7; is relieved from command, 564. T. Taliaferro, Gen., at Cedar Mountain, 177; wounded, 182. Taney, Roger B. (Chief-Justice), death of, 671. Tattnall, Com., destroys the Merrimac, 128. Taylor, Gen. Dick, at Cross-Keys, 138; at Port Republic, 139; captures Brashear City, La., 337; defeats Washburne, near Opelousas, 340-1; in Alabama, 721; surrenders to Gen. Canby, 754. Taylor