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General Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant, Chapter 7 (search)
in some of the localities were occupied by people of the same name that, when certain farms were designated in orders, serious errors arose at times from mistaking one place for another. The weather looked a little brighter on May 17, but the roads were still so heavy that no movement was attempted. A few reinforcements were received at this time, mainly some heavy-artillery regiments from the defenses about Washington, who had been drilled to serve as infantry. On the 17th Brigadier-general R. O. Tyler arrived with a division of these troops, numbering, with the Corcoran Legion, which had also joined, nearly 8000 men. They were assigned to Hancock's corps. Headquarters were this day moved about a mile and a quarter to the southeast, to a point not far from Massaponax Church. We knew that the enemy had depleted the troops on his left in order to strengthen his right wing, and on the night of the 17th Hancock and Wright were ordered to assault Lee's left the next morning, di
General Horace Porter, Campaigning with Grant, Chapter 8 (search)
a race for the North Anna a noonday halt at Mrs. Tyler's The fact that a change had been made inouse, about a mile east of the Ny, I found General Tyler's division posted on the Fredericksburg ro to send a division to move at double-quick to Tyler's support, and Warren's Maryland brigade arrivater. The enemy had made a vigorous attack on Tyler and Kitching, and the contest was raging fiercely along their lines. I rode up to Tyler, who was an old army friend, found him making every possck the enemy's advance, and called out to him: Tyler, you are in luck to-day. It is n't every one his corps came up they were put into action on Tyler's right. Crawford, of Warren's corps, arrivedps upon which it first fell. Each regiment of Tyler's heavy artillery was as large as some of our eir discipline. The brevet rank predicted for Tyler was conferred upon him for his services in thi the fact. The younger lady, whose name was Mrs. Tyler, said that she was the wife of a colonel in