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le. A postscript gave zest to his message to Tyler, who was in front of Miles: Observe well the rnel Richardson in front. It was so quiet when Tyler with Richardson neared Blackburn's Ford that thind with four more, yet such was the case. Tyler naturally ordered forward a battery and supporback. Richardson, now full of fire, begged of Tyler to charge with other troops and carry the enemy's position. Tyler refused; for he had reconnoitered and had found a strong force. In doing so hwere plain: Do not bring on an engagement ; so Tyler was obliged to stop the fight. Is was a smallHeintzelman each represented a body of troops: Tyler, you hold the lower fords of Bull Run and the seemed thoughtful and reverent that night. Tyler drew his column out of camp at 3 A. M. Sunday.s of regulars. In fact, the three brigades of Tyler did not clear the turning point on the Warrentspect that Schenck and Sherman, the advance of Tyler, notwithstanding their bustle and noise, were [5 more...]
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter 23: campaign of Gettysburg (search)
pass to the left bank of the river and guard the bridges. Surely somebody was nervous! At last, on this same day, General Tyler, who was still the commander at Maryland Heights, gave General Hooker some definite information: that Longstreet was crossing the Potomac at Shepherdstown. In a letter, which must have been sent before Tyler's dispatch came, General Hooker explains to General Halleck briefly his thoughts and plans. He says that Ewell is already over the Potomac; that he shall ermy. This he would attempt in case Ewell should make a protracted sojourn with his Pennsylvania neighbors. Of course, Tyler's report about Longstreet changed all this. It was now too late to cut off Ewell-too late to think of dividing Lee's armty. Hooker had gone off to Harper's Ferry to see if it was feasible to begin a movement from his left. He had asked for Tyler's command near there. He now proposed the abandonment of Harper's Ferry as a garrison or station after the stores should