commanded by Hancock; the Fifth, commanded by Warren; the Sixth, commanded by Sedgwick; and the cave, and passed to the south side of the river.
Warren's corps crossed at Germanna Ford, followed by ters, and set out for Germanna Ford, following Warren's troops.
He was mounted upon his bay horse Cs still advancing along the turnpike, and that Warren's and Sedgwick's troops are being put in positll and stood there talking over the situation; Warren had joined them, and had communicated the late initiative and pushed out against the enemy.
Warren had been directed to move out in force on the unds were the quick messengers which told that Warren had met the enemy and begun the conflict.
He which had been lost between his divisions.
Warren then had a conference with General Grant, who y.
Sedgwick lad some fighting on the right of Warren, but no important results had been accomplishe the other two divisions between Wadsworth and Warren's other divisions, and attack Hill in flank, o[5 more...]
They had been marching since 1 A. M., hurrying on to reach the left of Warren.
The members of the headquarters mess soon after assembled to partake of a hasf heavy firing on the right, and found that the enemy had attacked Sedgwick and Warren.
Warren afterward had one brigade pretty roughly handled, and driven back someWarren afterward had one brigade pretty roughly handled, and driven back some distance; but no ground was permanently lost or gained by either side on that part of the line.
Promptly at five o'clock the roar of battle was heard in Hancock's fion, and that an early attack from that quarter could not be depended upon.
Warren's troops were driven back on a portion of his line in front of general headquar of thought to our right, which had been weakened.
At 10:30 A. M. Sedgwick and Warren had been ordered to intrench their fronts and do everything possible to strengts.
The nature of the ground was a more formidable obstruction than the enemy.
Warren and Sedgwick had been engaged during part of the day, and had prevented the ene
r 6 A. M. there was some artillery-firing from Warren's batteries, which created an impression for ais line.
Skirmishing continued along parts of Warren's front till 11 A. M. In fact, each army was ace; the infant-y began the march at 8:30 P. M. Warren was to proceed along the Brock road toward Spoters, with the intention of waiting there till Warren's troops should reach that point.
While movinsome time, awaiting the arrival of the head of Warren's troops.
Hancock's wound received at Gettysbscorts and wagons were delaying the advance of Warren's corps, and they decided to move on to Todd'sd a portion of the cavalry to move in front of Warren's infantry on the Spottsylvania Court-house romond.
That morning, May 8, the troops under Warren encountered those of Anderson's corps, who weronly half of Sedgwick's command and but one of Warren's divisions participated.
There was no decideive day's work.
Hancock was now on the right, Warren next, then Sedgwick; Burnside was moving down [3 more...]
made in the afternoon on the enemy's center by Warren's and Hancock's troops, and that he was to movel Emory Upton in command.
At 4 P. M. Wright, Warren, and Mott moved their commands forward, and a fierce struggle ensued.
Warren was repulsed with severe loss, and Mott's attack failed; but Upton'sssault on the angle at dawn the next morning.
Warren and Wright were ordered to hold their corps asdid much execution in the ranks of the enemy.
Warren had been directed to make an attack before eigious that he directed General Meade to relieve Warren if he did not attack promptly, and to put Genes course, and said that he would have relieved Warren without an order to that effect if there had b be obliged to send such an order in regard to Warren.
He is an officer for whom I had conceived a
Longstreet's troops had continued to confront Warren, knowing that to lose that part of the enemy'sccessful assault were really very formidable.
Warren was blamed not so much for not carrying the li
However, there was no intention to allow the enemy to hold such an important position, and Meade directed Warren to send one of his brigades to recapture it. Ayres's brigade moved forward with spirit, and the position was soon retaken and held.
General Grant expressed to General Meade his pleasure at seeing Warren's troops making so prompt and successful a movement, and as both officers had censured Warren on the 13th, they were anxious now to give him full credit for his presenWarren on the 13th, they were anxious now to give him full credit for his present conduct.
General Meade sent him the following despatch: I thank you and Ayres for taking the hill.
It was handsomely done.
General Wright then moved forward two brigades to relieve Ayres.
This was the only fighting on that day.
While ridingover the real meaning of our present movements.
In the afternoon skirmishers pushed forward on our right, and found that Warren's corps was no longer there.
In the night of the 14th Lee began to move troops to his right.
Grant now directed Hanc
take the offensive and destroy them if possible.
You can say that Warren's corps will be ordered to cooperate promptly.
General Meade had a to send a division to move at double-quick to Tyler's support, and Warren's Maryland brigade arrived on the ground later.
The enemy had mades came up they were put into action on Tyler's right.
Crawford, of Warren's corps, arrived about dark, and was put in position on the left.
y at noon and intrenched its position.
At ten o'clock that morning Warren had moved south, and that night he reached the vicinity of Guiney'sere making.
Hancock was now many miles in advance, and the head of Warren's corps was a considerable distance in the rear.
Our party, besides had better move back upon the road on which we had advanced until Warren's troops should be met; but General Grant made light of the proposire, saying, I think, instead of our going back, we had better hurry Warren forward.
Suggestions to the general to turn back fell as usual upo
the Telegraph-road bridge, Burnside to Ox Ford, and Warren to Jericho Ford.
Wright followed Warren; Burnside'Warren; Burnside's corps used plantation roads which ran between the main roads which had been taken by the corps of Hancock and Warren.
Hancock approached the river at the Telegraph-road bridge about noon.
He found the enemy holdine south bank of the river, and no attack was made.
Warren reached Jericho Ford soon after noon, seized it, lae south bank.
At six o'clock Hill's corps attacked Warren's line before his troops were all in position, and n repulsed.
Wright's corps was moved up to support Warren, but it was not deemed necessary to send it across
Crittenden's division crossed the river and joined Warren's corps.
They advanced against the enemy with a vine face turned toward Hancock, and the other toward Warren.
The lines were made exceedingly formidable by meae which had been taken by Russell's division, while Warren took a road a little farther to the north.
rest of the troops had made a good march, and soon after midday on May 28, Wright, Hancock, and Warren had crossed the river and gone into position about a mile and a half beyond.
Burnside had reachnd thrown it between our army and Richmond.
On the morning of the 29th, Wright, Hancock, and Warren were directed to moye forward and make a reconnaissance in force, which brought about some spirior dialogue, he was marched off to join the other prisoners.
On May 30, Wright, Hancock, and Warren engaged the enemy in their respective fronts, which led to some active skirmishing, the enemy's earthworks in their front, taking about 750 prisoners.
The enemy had made three attacks upon Warren, but had been handsomely repulsed.
Hancock and Burnside had also been attacked, no doubt to pre, and it was found impossible to make a formidable assault until five o'clock in the afternoon.
Warren and Burnside were both attacked while they were moving their troops, but they repelled all assau
Our troops were disposed as follows: Hancock on the extreme left, Wright next, then Smith and Warren, with Burnside on the extreme right.
Everything was now in readiness for the memorable battlifle-pits in front of Early's left, and had taken up a position close to the enemy's main line.
Warren's line was long and thin, and his troops, from the position they occupied, could not do much in rincipally to keep him engaged, and prevent him from withdrawing troops to reinforce his right.
Warren had cooperated with Burnside in driving Early from the Shady Grove road, upon which he had advanced and made an attack.
Gordon had attacked Warren's center, but was handsomely repulsed.
Wilson's division of cavalry, which had returned from destroying the Virginia Central Railroad, moved across but was not sanguine.
Burnside believed that he could break the enemy's line in his front, but Warren on his left did not agree in this opinion.
The general-in-chief now felt so entirely convinc
s cavalry pickets.
A pontoon-bridge was then rapidly constructed.
Warren had kept close to the cavalry, and on the morning of the 13th his wold Harbor, and was followed by Wright.
Cavalry covered the rear.
Warren moved out some distance on the Long Bridge road, so as to watch thehe head of Hancock's corps had arrived, and where he could be near Warren's movement and communicate promptly with him. That evening he reachJune 13.
Wright's and Burnside's corps arrived there the next day. Warren's corps withdrew on the night of the 13th from the position to whicn by him ....
It will be seen from this that Lee was occupied with Warren's advance directly toward Richmond, and made his army conform to tho casualties except those which occurred in the minor encounters of Warren's corps and the cavalry with the enemy.
This memorable operation, were playing stirring quicksteps, the distant booming of cannon on Warren's front showed that he and the enemy were still exchanging complime