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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 14: movements of the Army of the Potomac.--the Monitor and Merrimack. (search)
, and across land to the terminus of the railroad on the York River; mine to move directly to a point on the railway southweand men on the Virginia Peninsula, between the James and York rivers, with his Headquarters at Yorktown, which he had fortifiof Howard's and Young's Mills, and at Ship Point, on the York River. But when he perceived the strong force gathered at For in the reduction of the Confederate water-batteries on the York and James rivers, and Flag-officer Goldsborough had offeredn River, an arm of Chesapeake Bay, near the mouth of the York River. His first parallel was opened at about a mile from Yor were established along a curved line extending from the York River on the right to the head of the Warwick River on the left in idleness about a fortnight on the transports in the York River, because, as McClellan alleged, his preparations for thenston considered the Peninsula, with the probability of the York and James rivers on each flank being opened to the National
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 15: the Army of the Potomac on the Virginia Peninsula. (search)
fruits of victory lost by delay, 384. expedition up the York River National troops on the Pamunkey a sharp fight, 385. h follow Franklin's division, which was to be sent up the York River to West Point, to co-operate with the pursuing force on the James River, and the left on Queen's Creek, near the York River. The principal work was Fort Edwin V. Sumner. Maked at Yorktown and re-embarked. It arrived at the head of York that night, and on the following morning May 6, 1862. Newtt bank of the Pamunkey, one of the streams that form the York river. These are the Pamunkey and the Mattapony. Strictly speaking, these streams do not form the York River, for it is really a long estuary of Chesapeake Bay, and the two rivers arfederates was small. The National force now at the head of York was sufficient to hold it firmly, as a secure base of supplvance to open a communication with Franklin, at the head of York, followed by Smith's division, on the most direct road to R
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 16: the Army of the Potomac before Richmond. (search)
elieved by his inspiration. But for this, the conspirators would have been seen An pale affright flying for personal safety to the Carolinas. The James and York rivers were now both offered as a highway for supplies for the Army of the Potomac, and General McClellan was left free to choose his base. He decided to continue it at the head of York until he should form a junction with McDowell's troops. The operations in the Shenandoah Valley, just recorded, speedily postponed that junction indefinitely, for, as we have seen, McDowell was necessarily detained to fight Jackson and Ewell, and to watch an active foe beyond the Rapid Anna River, who was thenn's army near Mechanicsville, and uncover the passage of that stream, when a heavy force would join him, sweep down the left side of the Chickahominy toward the York River, and seize the communications of the Army of the Potomac with the White House. To mask this movement, and to give the impression to both McClellan and his Gove