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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 148 0 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. 107 1 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 104 36 Browse Search
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 II. 62 2 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 50 0 Browse Search
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox 46 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 9. (ed. Frank Moore) 36 0 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 28 28 Browse Search
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative 26 0 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 10: The Armies and the Leaders. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 23 1 Browse Search
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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., chapter 8.58 (search)
of the night; and as it was taken up along the road and repeated by regiment, brigade, division, and Corps, we could hear the roar dying away in the distance. The effect of this man's presence upon the Army of the Potomac--in sunshine or rain, in darkness or in daylight, in victory or defeat — was electrical, and too wonderful to make it worth while attempting to give a reason for it. Just two weeks from this time this defeated Army, under the leadership of McClellan, won the battles of South Mountain and Antietam, having marched ten days out of the two weeks in order to do it. service. He is a man of very superior abilities, zealous, and full of spirit and élan, and might easily have expected to serve his country in a much higher position than the one that he held on that field. Reno's corps was withdrawn from our right center late in the afternoon and thrown into action on our left, where the assaults of the enemy were persistent and unintermitting. Notwithstanding the disadv
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., chapter 8.61 (search)
of the army, from the close of the Seven days battles to the advance from Washington toward South Mountain and Antietam. There was no manuscript relating to later events. He had commenced what appe U. S. A. It is not proposed to give in this article a detailed account of the battles of South Mountain and Antietam, but simply a sketch of the general operations of the Maryland campaign of 1862tive army. He repeated the same thing on more than one occasion before the final advance to South Mountain and Antietam took place. I should here state that the only published order ever issued inuming command without authority, for nefarious purposes, and in fact I fought the battles of South Mountain and Antietam with a halter around my neck, for if the Army of the Potomac had been defeated he Potomac. Nothing but sheer necessity justified the advance of the Army of the Potomac to South Mountain and Antietam in its then condition, and it is to the eternal honor of the brave men who comp
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., The battle of South Mountain, or Boonsboro‘ (search)
called the bloody battle three days after South Mountain from the little stream, Antietam, and the Turner's Gap on the National road crossing South Mountain. During the forenoon of the 13th Generahat says that 141 men entered the fight on South Mountain, and of these 7 are reported killed, 37 wohe ranks were fuller at Sharpsburg than at South Mountain, because there were more stragglers in the 902, Volume XIX., we have the strength at South Mountain of four of the five regiments of Pickett's, the brigade must have been 450 strong at South Mountain. It is evident, then, that Kemper's brigade fell below 400 at South Mountain; otherwise, the brigade average in Jones's division would have etive strength of the Confederate forces at South Mountain, or Boonsboro‘, was: Longstreet, 8000; D. ing numbers, the forcing of the passage of South Mountain will be classed among the most brilliant aonflict of former friends with each other, South Mountain may be taken as a specimen of this unnatur[7 more...]
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., Forcing Fox's Gap and Turner's Gap. (search)
. The Catoctin or Middletown valley is beautifully included between Catoctin Mountain and South Mountain, two ranges of the Blue Ridge, running north-east and south-west. The valley is 6 or 8 miles wide, and the National road, as it goes north-westward, crosses South Mountain at a depression called Turner's Gap. The old Sharpsburg road leaves the turnpike a little west of Middletown, turns toClellan's orders and correspondence show that he expected a battle at Boonsboro‘, but not at South Mountain or east of it. Pleasonton had found a rear-guard at Turner's Gap, but the support of a singlad been arriving on the field faster than ours, and made a most The Washington monument on South Mountain. From photographs. This monument, to the memory of George Washington, was first erected tion on the right of the Union Army, for the control of Turner's Gap: In front of us was South Mountain, the crest of the spinal ridge of which was held by the enemy in considerable force. Its sl
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., The opposing forces in the Maryland campaign. (search)
, Brig.-Gen. Abner Doubleday. Staff loss: South Mountain, w, 1. First Brigade, Col. Walter Phelp, Col. Henry A. V. Post (w). Brigade loss: South Mountain, k, 20; w, 67; m, 8 == 95. Antietam, k, 3il (k), Capt. Dennis McGee. Brigade loss: South Mountain, k, 38; w, 133 == 171. Antietam, k, 24; w Pa., Capt. Richard Gustin. Brigade loss: South Mountain, k, 32; w, 100 == 132. Antietam, k, 37; wieut. Samuel N. Benjamin. Artillery loss: South Mountain, k, 1; w, 4 == 5. Antietam, w, 1. Secout.-Col. Joshua K. Sigfried. Brigade loss: South Mountain, w, 34; m, 7 == 41. Antietam, k, 39; w, 1., Col. Daniel H. Christie. Brigade loss: South Mountain and Antietam, k, 46; w, 210; m, 187 = 443.), Maj. William W. Sillers. Brigade loss: South Mountain and Antietam, k, 64; w, 229; m, 202 = 565.l, Capt. N. J. Garrison (w). Brigade loss: South Mountain and Antietam, k, 129; w, 518; m, 184 = 831 killed and 8724 wounded in the battles of South Mountain, Crampton's Pass, Harper's Ferry, Sharpsbu[19 more...]
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., The finding of Lee's lost order. (search)
he movement of General Lee's entire army, designating the route and objective point of each corps. Within an hour after finding the dispatch, General McClellan's whole army was on the move, and the enemy were overtaken next day, the 14th, at South Mountain, and the battle of that name was fought. During the night of the 14th General Lee's army fell back toward the Potomac River, General McClellan following the next day. On the 16th they were overtaken again, and the battle of Antietam. was foI cannot, at this interval of time, recall the name of the finder of the papers to which you refer — it is doubtful whether I ever knew the name. All that I can say is that on or about the 13th of September, 1862,--just before the battles of South Mountain aid Antietam,--there was handed to me by a member of my staff a copy (original) of one of General Lee's orders of march, directed to General D. H. Hill, which order developed General Lee's intended operations for the next few days, and was of
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., chapter 8.68 (search)
ant leisure to rejoin General Lee at Hagerstown. But about noon I signaled to Jackson that an action seemed to be in progress at Crampton's Gap, that the enemy had made his appearance in Pleasant Valley in rear of McLaws, and that I had no doubt McClellan was advancing in force. To this message Jackson replied that it was, he thought, no more than a cavalry affair between Stuart and Pleasonton. It was now about half-past 12 and every minute the sound of artillery in the direction of South Mountain was growing louder, which left no doubt on my mind of the advance of the whole Federal army. If this were the case, it was certain that General Lee would be in fearful peril should the capture of Harper's Ferry be much longer delayed. I thereupon asked permission to open fire, but receiving no reply, I determined to be forced. For this purpose I placed the two North Carolina regiments under Colonel (afterward Major-General, and now U. S. Senator) M. W. Ransom, which had relieved those
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., Stonewall Jackson's intentions at Harper's Ferry. (search)
of the Federal guns on him on Loudoun Heights, Franklin's corps attacked Crampton's Gap about noon, and after a sharp defense drove Munford through the mountain pass. Now Crampton's Gap is in full sight of Loudoun Heights, not four miles off as the crow flies, and is in rear of McLaws's position on Maryland Heights. Jackson then knew that McClellan was thundering in his rear. Walker and McLaws could see the battle and hear the guns at Crampton's, and Walker could also see the fight at South Mountain. It would have been contrary to every known characteristic of the chief of the Foot cavalry for him to have given his adversary twenty-four hours breathing-time, under any circumstances, anywhere, and utterly impossible for him to have done so under these circumstances at this time. General Jackson did send General Walker an order by signal: I do not desire any of the batteries to open until all are ready on both sides of the river, except you should find it necessary, of which you
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., The battle of Antietam. (search)
er Church--a Union charge through the corn-field.It was not till some time past noon of the 15th of September that, the way being clear for the Ninth Corps at South Mountain, we marched through Fox's gap to the Boonsboro' and Sharpsburg turnpike, and along this road till we came up in rear of Sumner's command. Hooker's corps, whi bridge, in case we should be ordered to attack. This selection was made by Burnside himself, as a compliment to the division for the vigor of its assault at South Mountain. While we were moving, we heard Hooker's guns far off on the right and front, and the cannonade continued an hour or more after it became dark. The mornintomac with a visit, and remained several days, during which he went through the different encampments, reviewed the troops, and went over the battle-fields of South Mountain and Antietam. I had the opportunity during this visit to describe to him the operations of the army since the time it left Washington, and gave him my reason
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., The invasion of Maryland. (search)
rward changed, and I was sent on to Hagerstown, leaving D. H. Hill alone at South Mountain. The movement against Harper's Ferry began on the 10th. Jackson made a rmation from his own resources, he would have known better the situation at South Mountain and could have enveloped General D. H. Hill's division on the afternoon of s, McClellan, after finding the order, moved with more confidence on toward South Mountain, where I). H. Hill was stationed as a Confederate rear-guard with five thounight of the 13th we received information that McClellan was at the foot of South Mountain with his great army. General Lee ordered me to march back to the mountain essed with the thought that it would be impossible for us to do anything at South Mountain with the fragments of a worn and exhausted army, that I rose and, striking moral effect of our move into Maryland had been lost by our discomfiture at South Mountain, and it was then evident we could not hope to concentrate Lee's headquart
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