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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 3. (ed. Frank Moore) 117 1 Browse Search
Elias Nason, McClellan's Own Story: the war for the union, the soldiers who fought it, the civilians who directed it, and his relations to them. 44 2 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 39 1 Browse Search
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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 I. 34 0 Browse Search
Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 30 0 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Battles 24 0 Browse Search
George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade) 23 1 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 22 20 Browse Search
William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 21 5 Browse Search
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assas, probably to draw me into the old error. I hope to make them abandon Leesburg to-morrow. Oct. 20 or 21. . . . I yesterday advanced a division to Dranesville, some ten miles beyond its old place, and feel obliged to take advantage of the opportunity to make numerous reconnoissances to obtain information as to the country, which is very beautiful at Dranesville, where I was yesterday. The weather is delightful. The enemy has fallen back to Centreville and Manassas, expecting us to attack there. My object in moving to Dranesville yesterday and remaining there to-day was to force them to evacuate Leesburg, which I think they did last night. Dranesville yesterday and remaining there to-day was to force them to evacuate Leesburg, which I think they did last night. Oct. 24. Have ridden more than forty miles to-day, and have been perfectly run down ever since I returned. Oct. 25. . . . How weary I am of all this business! Care after care, blunder after blunder, trick upon trick. I am well-nigh tired of the world, and, were it not for you, would be fully so. That affair of Leesbur
l was ordered to move on the 19th as far as Dranesville to cover the work of the topographical engi. McCall sent the following despatch: Dranesville, Oct. 19, 1861, 6.30 P. M. To Gen. McClellagned) Geo. A. Mccall. He remained near Dranesville during the whole of the 20th, covering the e the following despatch: camp near Dranesville, Va., Oct. 21, 1861, 6.30 A. M. Maj.-Gen. Geo. me to inform you that Gen. McCall occupied Dranesville yesterday, and is still there. Will send o it possible that Gen. McCall's movement to Dranesville, together with the subsequent reconnoissancway, he had been directed to fall back from Dranesville to his original camp, near Prospect Hill, ances were completed. Accordingly he left Dranesville, on his return, at about 8.30 A. M. of the hold his division in readiness to return to Dranesville at a moment's notice, should it become neceing cautiously withdrawn. Any advance from Dranesville must be made cautiously. All was reported [1 more...]
sville is in possession of the enemy. Please send some cavalry, out towards Dranesville via Chain bridge, to watch Lewinsvllle and Dranesville, and go as far as theDranesville, and go as far as they can. If you will give me even one squadron of good cavalry here I will ascertain the state of the case. I think our policy now is to make these works perfectly saim but for your pressing order of last night. What have you from Vienna and Dranesville? To which the following is a reply from Gen. Halleck: Aug. 29, 12 M. authority, in Alexandria on Sunday last for three hours. I have nothing from Dranesville. On the same day the following was received from his Excellency the Presordered to send his small cavalry force from Upton's Hill towards Vienna and Dranesville in one direction, and towards Fairfax Court-House in the other, and Franklint and no enemy heard of in immediate neighborhood. Has a party out to go to Dranesville, if practicable. States that at four P. M. Lieut.-Col. Fowler, of 14th Broo
oved by the river road, covering that approach, watching the fords of the Potomac, and ultimately following and supporting the 6th corps. The following extracts from telegrams received by me after my departure from Washington will show how little was known there about the enemy's movements, and the fears which were entertained for the safety of the capital. On the 9th of Sept. Gen. Halleck telegraphed me as follows: Until we can get better advices about the numbers of the enemy at Dranesville, I think we must be very cautious about stripping too much the forts on the Virginia side. It may be the enemy's object to draw off the mass of our forces and then attempt to attack from the Virginia side of the Potomac. Think of this. Again, on the 11th of Sept., Gen. Halleck telegraphed me as follows: Why not order forward Keyes or Sigel? I think the main force of the enemy is in your front. More troops can be spared from here. This despatch, as published by the Committe
. Dietrich, Capt., 419, 430. Divisions, formation of, 81. Dix, Gen. J. A., 79, 88, 146, 147, 270. D'Orleans, Capt. L. P., 123. D'Orleans, Capt. R., 123. Doubleday, Gen. A., 581, 590, 591. Douglas, Stephen A., reminiscence of, 36. Dranesville, Va., 171, 180-185, 512, 514, 515, 521, 654. Dryer, Capt., 602. Duane, Capt. J. C., 120, 124, 126; in Peninsula. 248, 339, 505. D'Utassy, Col, 142. Early, Gen. J. A., 353. Earthworks at Washington, 72. Eckert, Maj. T., 135. Edward's Fe541. Smith, Gen. C. F., 216, 217. Smith, Gen. G. W., 169, 178 ; at Yorktown, 319, 324 ; West Point (Va.), 334, 337 ; Williamsburg, 353; Fair Oaks, 378, 400, 402 ; Virginia, 660. Smith, Gen. W. F., at Washington, 1861, 79, go, 92, 95, 96 ; Dranesville, 180. In Peninsula, 256, 306 ; Yorktown, 260, 284, 285, 298-301, 303, 311, 312; Williamsburg, 320, 322, 324. 326 331, 332 ; in pursuit, 341, 352-354; Gaines's Mill, 420, 421 ; Savage's Station, 427; Malvern, 434 ; Berkley, 441. In Pope's cam