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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 1: operations in Virginia.--battle of Chancellorsville.--siege of Suffolk. (search)
ous blows. His object was twofold: First, to secure the passage of the river at Banks's Ford, and thus widen the distance between Sedgwick and the main army; and, secondly, to compel Hooker to fight in his disadvantageous position at Chancellorsville, which was in the midst of a region covered with a dense forest of shrub-oaks and pines, and tangled undergrowth, broken by morasses, hills, and ravines, called The Wilderness, and which extended from a little eastward of Chancellor's house to Mine Run on the west, and several miles southward from the Rapid Anna. With these designs, Lee left General Early, with about nine thousand men and thirty pieces of artillery, to hold his fortified position at Fredericksburg against Sedgwick, and at a little past midnight on the first of May, 1863. he put Jackson's column in motion toward Chancellorsville. It joined Anderson's (which, as we have observed, had fallen back from Chancellorsville on the approach of the National forces) at eight o'clo
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 3: political affairs.--Riots in New York.--Morgan's raid North of the Ohio. (search)
larmed, falls back, 107. the Confederates on Mine Run, 108. Meade moves toward Mine Run Lee's posMine Run Lee's position and strength, 109. the Nationals ready for battle, 110. Meade withdraws from Mine Run, 111. Mine Run, 111. operations in West Virginia, 112. Averill's raid in Virginia, 113. difficulties and perils encounis right flank, a line of intrenchments along Mine Run, whose course is perpendicular to the Rapid Art-House, overwhelm Ewell, turn the works' on Mine Run, and, thrusting his army between the two corpncentrated his whole army on the west bank of Mine Run, when he strengthened and so extended his forittle more than a thousand yards in front was Mine Run, with marshy, abrupt, or timbered banks. In ailant. general position of Lee's army along Mine Run. Warren, with his own and a part of Sedgwickd the skirmishers of the latter dashed across Mine Run, and drove back those of the Confederates. But Warren's guns Position of the armies at Mine Run, Nov. 80. were not heard. Sedgwick was in re
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 10: the last invasion of Missouri.--events in East Tennessee.--preparations for the advance of the Army of the Potomac. (search)
e railway, and the other, about seven thousand strong,. under Sigel, in person, to go up the Shenandoah Valley as far as possible, and, by thus menacing Lee's westward lines of supply, compel him to send detachments for their protection, and thereby weaken his forces opposed to the Army of the Potomac. Lee's army was then occupying a line nearly twenty miles on each side of Orange Court-House, its left covered by the Rapid Anna and mountains near, and its right by a strong line of works on Mine Run, which he had strengthened since Meade's threat in November. See page 111. The corps of Ewell and Hill composed the bulk of Lee's army near the Rapid Anna, while Longstreet's corps, lately returned from East Tennessee, was in the vicinity of Gordonsville, within easy supporting distance of Lee. Such was the general position of the opposing forces in Virginia on the first of May, when Lieutenant-General Grant gave orders for an advance of the great armies of Meade On the 3d of May,
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 11: advance of the Army of the Potomac on Richmond. (search)
, were now across the Rapid Anna, and well on the flank of the Confederate army lying behind the strong intrenchments on Mine Run. In this advance the Nationals had met no opposition, and it was an achievement, Grant said, which removed from his minoving southward, a large portion of the Army of Northern Virginia was moving, leaving behind them the strong defenses on Mine Run as a place of refuge in the event of disaster. In two columns the Confederates were pressing along these roads, to confting. With the impression that it was only his rear-guard, dispositions to sweep it away and seize the intrenchments on Mine Run were made. Perceiving that the heavier Rant's Headquarters in the Wilderness. from a sketch made by the author, ine 6th; May, 1864. and Longstreet, arriving before midnight of the 5th, had bivouacked not far from the intrenchments on Mine Run. Burnside took position in the interval between Warren, on the turnpike, and Hancock, on the plank road, and Longstreet
nd Meade till the battle of Gettysburg, 3.45-3.75; again in Virginia, 3.98; movements of in Virginia to the retreat from Mine Run, 3.98-3.111; reorganization of under Grant, 3.292; movements of to the battle of Spottsylvania Court-House, 3.295-3.309;is Gettysburg campaign, 3.56-3.75; his pursuit of Lee in Virginia, 3.98; operations of in Virginia till the retreat from Mine Run, 3.99-3.111; commander of the Army of the Potomac under Grant, 3.235. Meagher, Gen., Thomas Francis, at the battle ofed to evacuate Winchester, by Ewell, 3.51. Mine at Petersburg, explosion of, 3.351; its disastrous failure, 3.353. Mine Run, Meade's movement against Lee at, 3.108; the retreat of the Nationals from, 3.111. Mines, explosion of at Vicksburg, n in, 1.120. Warren, Gen. G. K., at the battle of Chancellorsville, 3.30; at the battle of Bristow Station, 3.105; at Mine Run, 3.110. Wartrace, Tenn., Gen. Hardee at, 3.122. Washburne, Gen. C. C., surprised by Gens. Taylor and Green, 3.223.