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respond, it held its well advanced position when night closed the battle. Porter's corps, in our center, holding the roads from Sharpsburg to Middletown and Boonsborough, remained unengaged, east of the Antietam, until late in the afternoon; when two brigades of it were sent by McClellan to support our right; while six battalions of Sykes's regulars were thrown across the bridge on the main road to repel Rebel sharp-shooters, who were annoying Pleasanton's horse-batteries at that point. Warren's brigade was detached and sent to the right and rear of Burnside, leaving but little over 3,000 men with Porter. Burnside's corps held our extreme left, opposite the lowest of the three bridges crossing the Antietam. He was ordered, at 8 A. M., to cross this one, which was held by Gen. R. Toombs, with the 2d and 20th Georgia, backed by some sharp-shooters and the batteries of Gen. D. R. Jones, on Longstreet's right wing. Several feeble attempts to execute this order having been success
ed a mile when he met the enemy coming on, in greater force, and a sharp conflict ensued, with mutual loss; the Rebels extending their line so as to outflank ours, while Sykes vainly attempted to connect with Slocum (12th corps) on his right. Gen. Warren, who was superintending Sykes's movement, returned and reported progress to Hooker, who ordered Sykes to fall back, which he did; bringing off all but a few of his wounded, and very cautiously followed by the enemy. Thus the prestige of succem. How hazardous such attempts at concerted attack on a great army from opposite and distant points are, was not now to be first learned. The order found Sedgwick already across the river, but at a point two or three miles below the city. Gen. Warren, who was sent by Hooker, after the stampede of the 11th corps, to urge Sedgwick to evince all possible alacrity, found him, at 3 A. M. of the eventful Sunday, just getting his corps in motion, and explained to him Hooker's critical position an
Lee flanks Meade, who retreats to Centerville Warren worsts A. P. Hill Lee retires across the Rappise, the losses on either side were light. Gen. Warren, with the 2d corps, supported our cavalry, to charge, when, about noon, our 2d corps, Gen. Warren, which was still behind, appeared on the sc, having his batteries ready for action; while Warren, who was for the moment surprised at finding aon's divisions of Ewell's corps confronted it. Warren was thereupon ordered to halt, and await the ance to Robertson's tavern, where he would find Warren engaged and requiring his support. Several ofd allowed Sykes to go forward, connecting with Warren, to the vicinity of Hope Church. Our army bein an attack directly in front was negatived: so Warren, with the 2d and a division of the 6th corps, ack at all points next morning. At 8 P. M., Warren reported to Meade in person, expressing such cferred with him as to the situation. He found Warren fixed in the conviction that an attack on this[10 more...]
was overhauled by Gen. Geo. Crook, who, with another cavalry division, 2,000 strong, had started from Washington, Tenn., and had for some hours been pursuing and fighting Wharton, and by whose order Col. Long, with the 2d Kentucky, charged the rear of the now flying foe with spirit and effect. Wheeler's force being superior, he halted and fought dismounted till dark, and then struck out for Murfreesboroa; but that post was firmly held, and he could not wait to carry it; so he swept down to Warren and Shelbyville, burning bridges, breaking the railroad, and capturing trains and stores, taking thence a southwest course across Duck river to Farmington, where another fight Oct. 7. was had, and the Rebels worsted by the fire of Capt. Stokes's battery, followed by a charge of infantry, and lost 4 guns, captured by Crook, though lie was in inferior force. Wheeler got away during the night to Pulaski, and thence into North Alabama; making his escape across the Tennessee river, near the m
nal disaster, red with the best and bravest blood of the country, North and South--red with the blood of those in both sections of the Union whose fathers fought the common battle of Independence. Nor have these sorrows brought with them any compensation, whether of national ride or of victorious arms. For is it not vain to appeal to you to raise a shout of joy because the men from the land of Washington, Marion, and Sumter, are baring their breasts to the steel of the men from the land of Warren, Stark, and Stockton ; or because, if this war is to continue to be waged, one or the other must go to the wall — must be consigned to humiliating subjugation? This fearful, fruitless, fatal civil war has exhibited our amazing resources and vast military power. It has shown that, united, even in carrying out, in its widest interpretation, the Monroe doctrine, on this continent, we could, with such protection as the broad ocean which flows between ourselves and European powers affords, have
The residue took the shore, and escaped as best they could. Soon afterward, the City Belle, transport, conveying the 120th Ohio, 425 strong, up to Alexandria, was like wise captured; only 200 of the soldiers escaping. Gen. McClernand, with the larger portion of our forces who had for months held the island posts on the coast of Western Texas, having evacuated those posts by order of Gen. Grant, arrived at Alexandria April 29. soon after the return of our army to that point. Gen. Fitz Henry Warren, who had been left in command at Matagorda bay, with the remainder of those forces, evacuated, soon afterward, all our posts on the coast of Texas save those on the Rio Grande, and came around to reenforce Gen. Banks; but was stopped by formidable Rebel batteries at Marksville, on the Red river, when he fell back to Fort de Russy and strengthened that post. Banks, upon reaching Alexandria from above, had found April 25. there Gen. Hunter, with reiterated orders from Grant to br
h) corps hurried up to the aid of Hancock, and Warren and Burnside charged promptly and bravely on o to dispute resolutely its farther advance. Warren, on our right, crossed that afternoon at Jericed directly, and took post to cover the fords; Warren's and Burnside's were over the next morning; , taking some of them prisoners, and, striking Warren's left, cut off and captured 400 more; arresting Warren's extension to the left, by compelling him to look to the safety of his corps. But new diatched our right flank. Burnside was still on Warren's right and rear; Smith, Wright, and Hancock sdon road was lost to the enemy. Yet, though Warren's position was good, it was unconnected with otempted to reach and turn his left flank. But Warren was prepared for this manoeuver, and easily baoved rapidly to the Weldon road in the rear of Warren. Striking Aug. 21. it at Reams's station, ced, their loss must have been far greater. Warren was with Meade in the rear of Crawford's line,[44 more...]
ks falls back to Dinwiddie C. H. Lee strikes Warren heavily is successful, but finally stopped Sack to Dinwiddie C. H. repels his assailants Warren hurried to his support Rebels recoil Sheridaavalry were drawn back from Dinwiddie C. H. to Warren's left, which, under Crawford, was now Feb.ossed Hatcher's run at the Vaughan road; while Warren, moving farther to the left, crossed four mileie C. H. to regain its lost communications. Warren had pushed forward skirmishers on his left to the coveted position. But now — the attack on Warren having failed — Lee impelled Pickett's and Busere sharply pressed in front, Sheridan ordered Warren — hitherto passive in his rear — to advance ths profoundly dissatisfied with the slowness of Warren's movements, and suspected him of not wishing,aw its success imperiled by what he considered Warren's indifference or inefficiency; for he believe the close of the action, Sheridan relieved Gen. Warren from duty. Sheridan's official report does[21 more.
Malvern Hill, 165. Catlett's Station, Pope's headquarters surprised at, 178; Stuart surprises Warren at, 395. Cedar creek, Early surprises Crook at, 613; Sheridan triumphs at, 614-15; officers k at Spottsylvania, 572-3; Cold Harbor, 580; defense of the massacre at Fort Pillow, 629; attacks Warren and Sheridan, 731; notifies Davis to evacuate Richmond, 735; crosses the Appomattox, 741; solicidar Creek, 613-14; routs Early at Waynesboroa, 727; attacked by Lee at Five Forks. 731; relieves Warren from command, 733; routs Pickett at Five Forks. 733; heads off Lee's army, 743; at New Orleans, atesville, 447; at Guntown. Miss., 621. Warner, Gen., fights at Henderson's Hill, La., 537. Warren, Gen. Fitz Henry, reenforces Banks on Red river, 550. Warren, Gen. George S., at Gaines's MilWarren, Gen. George S., at Gaines's Mill, 156; Malvern Hill, 165; Antietain, 208; Chancellorsville, 356; Centerville, 395; commands the 5th corps, 564; at the Wilderness, 567 to 571; charges at Spottsylvania, 572: at Cold Harbor, 580 to 58
point for the destruction of the army and the fleet; and that it was necessary to concentrate our troops west of the Mississippi, and the same point by which the army and navy could be relieved, and the forces of the enemy destroyed. Major-General McClernand, with the largest part of the forces recently at Matagorda Bay, which had been evacuated by order of Lieutenant-General Grant, dated March thirty-first, arrived at Alexandria oh the evening of the twenty-ninth of April. Brigadier-General Fitz Henry Warren, left in command at Matagorda Bay, followed with the rest of the forces in Texas, except those on the Rio Grande, when the batteries of the enemy on the river near Marksville obstructed his passage. Not having sufficient force to dislodge the enemy, he seized Fort De Russy, below the batteries, which he held until the passage of the fleet and army. While engaged in the construction of the dam, a despatch was received from Major-General Halleck, dated April thirtieth, as fo
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