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Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 13: Chancellorsville (search)
d not, at the time, quite appreciate the marked peculiarity of General Lee's allusion to Sedgwick, but, as I now understand, the latter had been a major in the old service, of the regiment of which Lee was colonel, and they had been somewhat intimate friends. There is a decided difference of opinion, and that among both Federal and Confederate authorities, as to whether or not Sedgwick heartily and vigorously supported and cooperated with Hooker's plans in this campaign. Both Hooker and Warren reflect seriously upon him for failure to do so, and Early and Fitzhugh Lee, on the Confederate side, take a like view. The two latter estimate Sedgwick's force at thirty thousand troops, while Early had only some ten thousand to oppose him. Fitz says in substance that Sedgwick's attacks were desultory, nerveless, and easily repulsed, even by our very inferior force, until the extreme weakness of our lines was discovered under flag of truce granted him to take care of his wounded. Then he
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Chapter 18: Campaign of 1864-the Wilderness (search)
to be quiet until the two generals advanced together to the front of the box, when Hancock said: Ladies and Gentlemen — I have the pleasure of presenting to you my friend, General Longstreet, a gentleman to whom I am indebted for an ungraceful limp, and whom I had the misfortune to wing in the same contest. Both sides suffered severely in the Wilderness, but except perhaps upon the basis of Grant's mathematical theory of attrition, the Confederates got decidedly the best of the fighting. Next came the race for Spottsylvania Court House, and the checkmate of Warren's corps by Stuart's dismounted cavalry. Such were the prominent features of the entire campaign. It was a succession of death grapples and recoils and races for new position, and several times during the campaign the race was so close and tense and clearly defined that we could determine the exact location of the Federal column by the cloud of dust that overhung and crept along the horizon parallel to our own advance
Robert Stiles, Four years under Marse Robert, Index. (search)
ndolph Railey, 36, 39, 41, 45, 48, 152-54, 182, 296-97, 355 Stiles, Robert: declaration of the intent of his book, 23-24; mother and sisters of, 36, 38,41, 120, 137, 152-54, 200-201, 351, 354-57. Stiles, Robert Mackay, 159 Stiles, William Henry, 124, 135, 158 Virginia Infantry: 8th Regiment, 60, 62-63; 24th Regiment, 79-80. Virginia State guard, 42 Virginians and Virginia lauded, 35 Walker, Reuben Lindsay, 41 War of the Rebellion: ... Official Records, 343 Warren, Gouverneur Kemble, 178, 248 Washington, D. C., before the war, 25-32, 39 Washington and Lee University, 102 Waterloo Campaign, 347 Westover, Va., 106 Whitworth guns, 52 Wigfall, Louis Trezevant, 76 Wilderness Campaign, 191, 238-48, 299, 303 Williamsburg, Va., 78-85. Williamson, William Garnett, 183-84. Willis, Edward, 120-24. Winchester, Va., 185, 192-97, 210 Winter camps, 120, 127, 242-43, 312-15. Wise, Henry Alexander, 32 Wofford, William Tatum, 275, 278, 281-83.
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 1: operations in Virginia.--battle of Chancellorsville.--siege of Suffolk. (search)
sfully masked Todd's Tavern. this is a view of Todd's Tavern, as it appeared when the writer sketched it, in June, 1866. it was also the Headquarters of General Warren, and other officers, when the army under Grant was in that vicinity, in the spring of 1864. the movement, for Lee, while watching the visible enemy in front council was, Shall we contract and strengthen our lines, and wait for an attack? or, Shall we assail the Confederate position in full force in the morning? General Warren, Hooker's senior engineer officer, and others, were in favor of the offensive. Hooker preferred the defensive attitude, and the latter was chosen. Preparatind several of his guns were silenced, when desperate efforts were made by the Confederates to seize the National cannon. While this struggle was going on, General G. K. Warren, with the troops sent by Hooker, just mentioned, came to Pleasanton's assistance; and soon afterward Sickles, with his two brigades (Birney's and Whipple's
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 2: Lee's invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania. (search)
n offensive movement by Slocum with his own and the corps of Sykes, when Sedgwick should arrive. He finally sent orders for Slocum to attack without Sedgwick, but that officer considered it not advisable, and was supported in that opinion by General Warren, the engineer-in-chief. So the hours passed by with only a little skirmishing and now and then a shot from a battery, until late in the afternoon. Lee, meanwhile, encouraged by the success of the previous day, and in view of the valuable at once, as the peril was imminent. Sykes said he would be up in time: that his men were making coffee and were tired. it was an hour before they were up, when it was too late.--Birney's testimony before the Committee on the conduct of the War. Warren had just reached its summit when Birney's line was bending and Barnes was advancing. He found the signal officers at their rocky post folding their flags for flight. He ordered them to keep their signals waving, as if a host was behind them, an
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 3: political affairs.--Riots in New York.--Morgan's raid North of the Ohio. (search)
regg, supported by the Second Corps, under General Warren. Stuart's cavalry were pressed back to thart to break through and escape. For a moment Warren's corps appeared to be in a very critical situe of the corps. Ewell was held in check until Warren's troops had crossed the Run and resumed theirexpecting to meet Sykes's at Bristow Station. Warren was again in a critical situation. Hill quickas an effectual check upon Hill's advance, yet Warren was in great danger, for he found it unsafe tobut before the latter was ready for an attack, Warren skillfully withdrew under cover of darkness, auses of delay, kept him back until night, when Warren was so hard pressed that Meade had been compeleneral position of Lee's army along Mine Run. Warren, with his own and a part of Sedgwick's corps, and anxiously waiting to perform his part, but Warren's guns were yet silent. The mystery was solvein formidable array. Meade was satisfied that Warren had behaved prudently, and he ordered a genera[14 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 5: the Chattanooga campaign.--movements of Sherman's and Burnside's forces. (search)
863. and gave him a stunning blow. A conflict ensued, which lasted several hours, during which Burnside's trains moved rapidly forward. The battle ceased at twilight, ending in a repulse of Longstreet, and a loss to the Nationals of about three hundred men. Among the slain was Lieutenant P. M. Holmes, son of Professor Oliver Wendell Holmes, of Charlestown, Massachusetts. On his breast he wore the badge of the Bunker's Hill Club, on which was engraved the line from Horace,,quoted by General Warren, just before his death on Bunker's Hill--Dulce et decorum est, pro patria circ;mori. --It is sweet and glorious to die for one's country. The Confederate loss was about three hundred and seventy. Taking advantage of this check, Burnside moved on to the shelter of his. intrenchments at Knoxville, the chief of which was an unfinished work on a. hill commanding the southwestern approaches to the town, and afterward called Fort Sanders. Longstreet followed as rapidly as possible. Whee
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)
he following day, the Army of the Potomac was reorganized by consolidating and reducing the five army corps to three, named the Second, Fifth, and Sixth. These were respectively, in the order named, placed under the commands of Generals Hancock, Warren, and Sedgwick. Hancock's (Second) corps consisted of four divisions, commanded respectively by Generals F. C. Barlow, J. Gibbon, D. B. Birney. and J. B. Carr. His brigade commanders were Generals A. S. Webb, J. P. Owen, J. H. Ward, A. Hayes, and G. Mott: and Colonels N. A. Miles, T. A. Smythe, R. Frank, J. R. Brooke, S. S. Carroll, and W. R. Brewster. Colonel J. C. Tidball was chief of artillery, and Lieutenant-Colonel C. H. Morgan was chief of staff. Warren's (Fifth) corps consisted of four divisions, commanded respectively by Generals C. Griffin, J. C. Robinson, S. W. Crawford, and J. S. Wadsworth. The brigade commanders were Generals J. Barnes, J. J. Bartlett, R. B. Ayres. H. Baxter, L. Cutler, and J. C. Rice; and Colonels L
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 11: advance of the Army of the Potomac on Richmond. (search)
Confederates move to meet the Nationals, 296. Warren's advance attacked, 297. battle in the Wildersuspected the close proximity of the other. Warren was nearest the foe in the prescribed order of little oasis in The Wilderness. Looking from Warren's quarters, near The Wilderness Tavern, was seadvanced his corps a little. At the same time Warren and Hancock made a simultaneous attack upon thope was covered with woods. Up to this time Warren had met with no resistance, excepting from Stuild confusion back upon the main body, had not Warren appeared at their head at a timely moment. Hethe Confederates from the woods on the right. Warren's entire corps then formed a battle-line, and uced the situation we have just considered. Warren did not feel strong enough to encounter the trck and his companions struggled with Hill, and Warren and others fought with Ewell. Everywhere we smerging from The Wilderness at the point where Warren's troops did. As we rode over the high plain w[23 more...]
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 12: operations against Richmond. (search)
. The departure of the corps of Hancock and Warren (Second and Fifth), left those of Wright and Beral Brown by the collar, and dragged him into Warren's lines. Lieutenant-Colonel McCoy, on the flanhousand men made prisoners. In this encounter Warren lost three hundred and fifty men. He then procy met, and repulsed with heavy loss. And when Warren, on the right, attempted to connect with Burnsched from Hawes's store in the same direction; Warren pushed out toward Bethesda Church, and Burnsidetuous assault by Rodes, who attempted to turn Warren's left. This repulse enabled the Nationals toLee strengthened his own right, now menaced by Warren. Grant was now satisfied that he would be cn the left of the Sixth Corps, at Cool Arbor. Warren was ordered to extend his line to the left, frtirely from the front to the right and rear of Warren. These movements were nearly all accomplished making a rapid journey in another direction. Warren quickly followed the Nationals, and on the nig[15 more...]
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