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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Mass. officers and men who died. 703 687 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 558 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 529 203 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 4. 90 0 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 2 83 23 Browse Search
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments. 81 23 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 3: The Decisive Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 68 0 Browse Search
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac 66 0 Browse Search
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant 62 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 11. (ed. Frank Moore) 54 0 Browse Search
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behave in addition from Gen. Lee's army. It will be seen that the slaughter of the enemy thus far has been immense, and if it keeps on at this rate their movement "on to Richmond" will be finally checked. With regard to the sixteen pieces of artillery taken by the enemy, we have a well authenticated report that they were subsequently recaptured by our troops. Latest official Dispatch from Gen. Lee. The following dispatch was received at the War Department yesterday evening: Spotsylvania C H., May 14. To the President: The enemy assaulted Wilcox lines this morning and were handsomely repulsed.--Mahone's and Lane's brigades attacked his left, capturing 300 prisoners and four stands of colors. Light skirmishing along the whole line during the day. The enemy seems to be moving towards our right. In the afternoon Wright's and Harris's brigades assaulted his left and captured some prisoners and one stand of colors. (Signed) R. E. Lee. Guiney's Statio
[from our own correspondent.] Battle Field, near Spotsylvania C H,May 14th, 1864. This has been an eventful week. May I not say, without fear of successful contradiction, the most eventful in the history of the war and of the Southern Confederacy--certainly no such general engagement as that of Thursday last has ever occurred between the armies of the Potomac and of Northern Virginia. I propose now to speak briefly in regard to it. During Wednesday skirmishing occurred all along the lines, but no general engagement. As early on Thursday morning as the first crack of daylight the enemy's artillery opened fire upon us, and very soon thereafter the enemy, having massed in extraordinarily heavy force upon our right centre, which was held by the division of Maj Gen Ed Johnson, advanced upon us. The first point of assault was the Virginia brigade of Brig Gen J M Jones. The enemy attacked this point of the line most furiously. The brigade of Jones broke and gave back.
Extra, of Monday evening, says: There is reason to believe, from dispatches already received since our first extra to-day, that Lee was forced to fight at Spotsylvania on Sunday, and was again repulsed and compelled to retreat. Another statement is that Gen Grant had flanked him and got between the rebel army and Richmo reports, twelve miles, leaving his dead and wounded in our hands. Grant, according to the same report, has a field full of prisoners, and had advanced to Spotsylvania C H. A verbal message received at Gen Halleck's headquarters, by a messenger from the Army of the Potomac, is to the effect that the battle closed on Frid enemy having fallen back about twelve miles, leaving his dead and wounded on the field. On Saturday, at 3 o'clock, Lee's army was in full retreat through Spotsylvania, and when the messenger left Gen Hancock was entering the place in pursuit. We have captured many prisoners, but the number is not known. Gen Wadswor
states that Gen Lee simply fell back to another line, and attempted to bring on another engagement by bold and persistent skirmishing. Major Gen Sedgwick was killed Tuesday. A ball entered his eye and passed through his head, killing him instantly. Gen Wright has been placed in command of Gen. Sedgwiek's corps. Dispatches from the army of the Potomac, dated 5 o'clock Tuesday evening, have been received at the War Department. Both armies then held their respective positions at Spotsylvania C H, without any material change. The enemy had been driven to his breastworks, his first line of rifle pits having been carried by the 6th corps, under Gen Wright. There had been heavy skirmishing throughout the day. The Washington Chronicte, of the 10th, estimates the reduction of of Gen. Grant's force by casualties and otherwise, at thirty five thousand men. An unofficial telegram from Washington asserts that a general advance was ordered on Tuesday afternoon, that the firi