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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)
rear. A sanguinary conflict quickly ensued. Bartlett dashed forward, captured the school-house garrison, and, with furious onset, drove the Confederates, and seized the crest of the hill. The triumph and possession was brief. Wilcox soon drove him back, released the school-house prisoners, and seized their custodians, and, with General Semmes, pushed the Nationals back to Sedgwick's reserves, near the toll-gate, where the well-served batteries of Williston, Rigby, and Parsons, under Colonel Tompkins, checked the pursuers. The conflict had been short, sharp, and sanguinary, and increased Sedgwick's loss in the morning at Fredericksburg to about five thousand men. Wearied and disheartened, the National troops, like their foes, slept on their arms that night, with little expectation of being able to advance in the morning. Hooker, at the same time, seemed paralyzed in his new position. His army was being beaten in detail, and the result of the battle at Salem Church, only seven mil
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)
tone. Lieutenant-Colonel H. C. Bankhead, chief of staff; Colonel C. S. Wainwright, chief of artillery. Sedgwick's (Sixth) corps comprised three divisions, commanded respectively by Generals H. G. Wright, G. W. Getty, and H. Prince. The brigade commanders were Generals A. T. A. Torbert, A. Shaler, F. Wheaton, T. H. Neill, A. L. Eustis, and D. A. Russell; and Colonels E. Upton, H. Burnham, and L. A. Grant. Chief of staff, Lieutenant-Colonel M. T. McMahon; chief of artillery, Colonel C. H. Tompkins. The reserve park of artillery was under the chief direction of General H. J. Hunt, chief of artillery of the Army of the Potomac, and under the immediate command of Colonel H. S. Burton. A brigade of engineers and the pontoon trains were placed in charge of Major J. C. Duane; and the vast park of supply-wagons were under the direction of General Rufus Ingalls, Chief Quartermaster. The cavalry of the entire army was consolidated, and General Philip H. Sheridan, of the Regular Infantr
2.200; at the battle of Murfreesboroa, 2.545; at the battle of Chickamauga, 3.138; assigned to the command of the Army of the Cumberland, 3.144; at the battle on Missionaries' Ridge, 3.167; troops placed under the command of by Sherman, 3.399; campaign of against Hood in Tennessee, 3.416-3.429. Thompson, Gen., Jeff. M., power exercised by in Missouri, 2.58. Thompson, Jacob, implicated in the Indian Trust Fund robbery, 1.144. Tolland, Col. John, his raid in West Virginia, 3.112. Tompkins, Lieut. Charles H., his dash on Fairfax Court-House, 1.487. Toombs, Robert, incendiary speeches of, 1.53; his efforts to promote secession in Georgia, 1.177; violent speech of in the Senate, 1.223; the humbug of the Confederacy (note), 2.471. Torpedo, described (note), 1.528. Torpedoes (note), 2.61; (note), 2.202; (note), 2.237; 3.194. Travelers' Repose, tavern, battle near, 2.100. Tredegar Iron Works, heavy ordnance made at, 2.35. Trent, steamer, Mason and Slidell taken f