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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 587 133 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. 405 1 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 258 16 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 156 0 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 153 31 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 139 3 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 120 0 Browse Search
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac 120 0 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 119 1 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 1: The Opening Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 111 3 Browse Search
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description. But, naturally, they cannot show the arduous labor, the narrow escapes, the omnipresent obstacles which could be overcome only by the keenest ardor and determination. The epic of the war-photographer is still to be written. It would compare favorably with the story of many battles. And it does not Camp life of the invading army This picture preserves for us the resplendent aspect of the Camp of McClellan's Army of the Potomac in the spring of 1862. On his march from Yorktown toward Richmond, McClellan advanced his supply base from Cumberland Landing to White House on the Pamunkey. The barren fields on the bank of the river were converted as if by magic into an immense city of tents stretching away as far as the eye could see, while mirrored in the river lay the immense fleet of transports convoyed up by gunboats from Fortress Monroe. Here we see but a small section of this inspiring view. In the foreground, around the mud-spattered forge, the blankets and kn
on officer has taken the place of the Prince de Joinville. It was to perfect their skill in a greater and grimmer game that these young men came to America. At Yorktown they could see the rehabilitated fortifications of Cornwallis, which men of their own blood had helped to seize, now amplified by the latest methods of defensivel Plaza, New York City. Not half the veterans that were his guests more than two decades ago are still alive, and the Duc himself joined the majority in 1894. Yorktown eighty years after Here are some English and other foreign military officers with General Barry and some of his staff before Yorktown in May, 1862. European Yorktown in May, 1862. European military opinion was at first indifferent to the importance of the conflict as a school of war. The more progressive, nevertheless, realized that much was to be learned from it. The railroad and the telegraph were two untried elements in strategy. The ironclad gunboat and ram introduced serious complications in naval warfare. At
Yorktown: up the Peninsula Henry W. Elson Guns marked Gen. Magruder, Yorktown in the positions where they defied McClellan's army a month The superfluous siege The Mortar Battery tYorktown in the positions where they defied McClellan's army a month The superfluous siege The Mortar Battery that Never Fired a Shot. By his much heralded Peninsula Campaign, McClellan had planned to end the war in a few days. He landed with his Army of the Potomac at Fortress Monroe, in April, 1862, intend, seize Richmond at one stroke, and scatter the routed Confederate army into the Southwest. At Yorktown, he was opposed by a line of fortifications that sheltered a force much inferior in strength toll illustrated by Battery No. 4, one of fifteen batteries planted to the south and southeast of Yorktown. The ten monster 13-inch siege mortars, the complement of No. 4, had just been placed in positlls on the Confederate works, a mile and a half distant. Just a day before this could be done, Yorktown was evacuated, May 4, 1862. The elaborate defenses Advanced Section, Three Mortars of Un
Civil War. McClellan's headquarters before Yorktown Camp Winfield Scott, near Wormley's Creek. equal force and here on the historic soil of Yorktown men of North and South stood opposed, where e works, a parallel line extending from before Yorktown to the Warwick, a Ramparts that baffled Mcfederates abandoned 200 pieces of ordnance at Yorktown, they were able to render most of them uselesederate battery in the entrenchments south of Yorktown.) The near gun is a 32-pounder navy; the far shell upon the fortifications and landing at Yorktown, two miles away. It opened up on May 1, 1862ed city which McClellan appeared to think it, Yorktown was but a small village, to which the occupatederal Ordnance Ready for Transportation from Yorktown.--The artillery thus parked at the rear of th May, 1862. With Confederate opposition at Yorktown and Williamsburg broken down, the Army of thectorious advance on the Confederate capital. Yorktown had been evacuated on May 4th and Williamsbur[31 more...]
of brave men, all of whom were devoted to him, to the achievement of the success which it would seem was really at this period of the campaign within his grasp. John C. Ropes, The story of the Civil War, Part II, The Campaigns of 1862. With Yorktown and Williamsburg inscribed upon its victorious banners, the Army of the Potomac took up again its toilsome march from Cumberland Landing toward the Confederate capital on the James. Its route lay along the Pamunkey, a sluggish stream, whose junction with the Mattapony forms the York. Not all the troops, however, were at Cumberland Landing and McClellan had first to bring up the remainder of his forces from Yorktown and Williamsburg. Some came by water up the York, some by land. The march was a picturesque one, through a magnificent country arrayed in all the gorgeousness of a Virginia spring, with its meadows of green set between the wooded hills. Dotted here and there could be seen the mansions of planters, with their slave quart
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 1: The Opening Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller), Engagements of the Civil War with losses on both sides December, 1860-August, 1862 (search)
1862: Warwick and Yorktown Roads, Va. Union, Advance of 4th Corps, Army of Potomac, towards Yorktown. Confed. Gen. J. B. Magruder's command. Losses: Union 3 killed, 12 wounded. Confed. 1 killed, 10 wounded. April 5, 1862-May 4, 1862: siege of Yorktown, Va. Union, Army of Potomac, Gen. Geo. B. McClellan. Confed., Army commanded by Gen. Joseph E. Johnston. April 6-7, 186ki at the entrance to Savannah River Fort Pulaski at the entrance to Savannah River division, Yorktown garrison. Losses: Union 35 killed, 129 wounded. Confed. 20 killed, 75 wounded, 50 capt Union 3 killed, 3 wounded. Confed. 2 killed, 5 wounded. April 26, 1862: in front of Yorktown, Va. Union, 3 companies 1st Mass. Confed. No record found. Losses: Union 4 killed, 12 Union 1 killed, 21 wounded. Confed. 1 killed, 12 wounded. May 4, 1862: evacuation of Yorktown, Va. By Confederate Army under Gen. Joseph E. Johnston. May 5, 1862: Lebanon, Tenn. Unio