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General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 6: the battle of Williamsburg. (search)
utenant Carson in search of the unoccupied redoubts in that quarter. He approached by the dam at Sanders's Pond, passed the dam, and occupied one of the redoubts, leaving three companies to guard a road crossing on the right of his line of march. He put three companies of infantry in the redoubt and advanced his regiments and battery to the field in front. He then found another redoubt not occupied, and posted three other companies in it. He was reinforced by a four-gun battery under Captain Wheeler, which he posted in rear of his line of battle and awaited developments. When the last engagement on our right had calmed down to exchange of desultory shots, D. H. Hill's division was waiting to know if Anderson would need further support. Meanwhile, some of his officers had made a reconnoissance in front of his ground, and reported a route by which favorable attack could be made upon the Federals at the redoubt under Hancock. General Johnston had arrived at my Headquarters, near
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter28: Gettysburg-Third day. (search)
ppin, Capt. Milton S. Davis(?), 105th Pa., Col. Calvin A. Craig; 114th Pa., Lieut.-Col. Frederick F. Cavada, Capt. Edward R. Bowen; 141st Pa., Col. Henry J. Madill. Second Brigade, Brig.-Gen. J. H. Hobart Ward, Col. Hiram Berdan; 20th Ind., Col. John Wheeler, Lieut.-Col. William C. L. Taylor; 8d Me., Col. Moses B. Lakeman ; 4th Me., Col. Elijah Walker, Capt. Edwin Libby; 86th N. Y., Lieut.-Col. Benjamin L. Higgins; 124th N. Y., Col. A. Van Home Ellis, Lieut.-Col. Francis M. Curnmins; 99th Pa., on ; 75th Pa., Col. Francis Mahler, Maj. August Ledig; 26th Wis., Lieut.-Col. Hans Boebel, Capt. John W. Fuchs. Artillery Brigade, Maj. Thomas W. Osborn; 1st N. Y. Light, Batt. I, Capt. Michael Wiedrich; N. Y. Light, 13th Batt., Lieut. William. Wheeler; 1st Ohio Light, Batt. I., Capt. Hubert Dilger; 1st Ohio Light, Batt. K, Capt. Lewis Heckman; 4th U. S., Batt. G. Lieut. Bayard Wilkeson, Lieut. Eugene A. Bancroft. Twelfth Army Corps, Major-General Henry W. Slocum, Exercised command of the
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 30: Longstreet moves to Georgia. (search)
ft wing, the left of the right wing was found to overlap my division on the right, yet our extreme right was found to overreach the left of the enemy's field-works by two brigades, and reconnoissance found the road between the enemy and Chattanooga open and free of obstructions or troops to defend it. On the right of Breckenridge's division was Armstrong's division of cavalry dismounted, and beyond his right was Forrest's other division of cavalry, Pegram's. Some miles off from our left was Wheeler's division of cavalry, under Wharton and Martin. The Union army from left to right was: first the Fourteenth Corps, General George H. Thomas commanding, four divisions,--Baird's division on the left, then Reynolds's and Brannan's, the latter retired to position of reserve, and Negley's. (The last named had been left, on the night of the 19th, on guard near the Glen House, but was ordered early on the 20th to join General Thomas, and one of the brigades did move promptly under the order
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 31: battle of Chickamauga. (search)
command. He marched, without orders, towards the noise, and passed by the front of Forrest's cavalry and the front of our right wing, but no report of his march was sent us. Day was on the wane. Night was advancing. The sun dipped to the palisades of Lookout Mountain, when Lieutenant-Colonel Claiborne reported that the cavalry was not riding in response to my calls. He was asked to repeat the order in writing, and despatched as follows: Battle-Field, September 20, 1863, 5.09 P. M. General Wheeler: Lieutenant-General Longstreet orders you to proceed down the road towards the enemy's right, and with your artillery endeavor to enfilade his line, with celerity. By order of Lieutenant-General Longstreet. Thomas Claiborne, Lieutenant-Colonel Cavalry. Then our foot-scouts reported that there was nothing on the road taken by the enemy's retreating columns but squads of footmen. Another written order for the cavalry was despatched at 5.30. Rebellion Record. General Prest
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 32: failure to follow success. (search)
rade of five hundred feet above the plateau, and from its height the mountain crops out into palisades of seven hundred feet. General Alexander managed to drop an occasional shell or shot about the enemy's lines by lifting the trails of his guns, but the fire of other batteries was not effective. At the end of a week's practice the Confederate commander found the enemy getting more comfortable in his works, and thought to break him up by a grand cavalry raid. On the 30th he ordered General Wheeler to organize a force of his effective mounts, cross the river, and ride against the railway and such depots and supply-trains as he could reach. The cavalry destroyed some wagon-trains and supplies, and gave the enemy more trouble than the artillery practice, yet failed to convince him that it was time to abandon his position, but, on the contrary, satisfied him that he was safe from further serious trouble. At that time the shortest line of the enemy's haul of provisions from the
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 33: the East Tennessee campaign. (search)
e move to be made by my two divisions, Alexander's and Leydon's artillery, and Wheeler's cavalry and horse artillery. We had the promise of a force, estimated from ry, Colonel Alexander's and Major Leydon's artillery, and four brigades of General Wheeler's cavalry. Kershaw's, Humphreys's, Wofford's, and Bryan's brigades consti up of Jenkins's, Anderson's, Benning's, Law's, and Robertson's brigades. General Wheeler's cavalry was organized into two divisions of two brigades each,--General earned that the Little Tennessee River above us was fordable for cavalry. General Wheeler had been ordered to have vedettes along the river from Loudon to some distnd it probably suffered some in the affair. We lost not a single man. General Wheeler crossed the Little Tennessee River at Motley's Ford at nightfall on the 13y Hart's cavalry, which was to extend the line north to the Holston River. General Wheeler came up later and was assigned to line with Colonel Hart. The city sta
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 34: Besieging Knoxville. (search)
. He was ordered to it with assaulting columns supported by the division. General Jenkins was also ordered up, and General Wheeler was ordered to push his troops and his horse artillery forward as McLaws's attack opened, so that the entire line worred to have daylight for their work. On the 23d reports came of a large force of the enemy at Kingston advancing. General Wheeler was sent with his main force of cavalry to look after them. He engaged the enemy on the 24th, and after a skirmish Kingston with his brigade, reported that there were but three regiments of cavalry and a field battery, that engaged General Wheeler on the 24th. On the night of the 24th the enemy made a sortie against a point of General Wofford's line which bo move south, and preparations were begun for a move of the troops after nightfall. In the afternoon word came from General Wheeler, authorized by General Bragg, that I should join him, if practicable, at Ringgold. But our first step was to be rel
General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 35: cut off from East and West. (search)
y President Davis short rations minor movements of hide-and-seek in the mountains Longstreet's position was of strategic importance that fact fully appreciated by President Lincoln, Secretary Stanton, and Generals Halleck and Grant-drive Longstreet out of East Tennessee and keep him out Generals Robertson and McLaws the charges against them and action taken honorable mention for courage and endurance the army finally fares sumptuously on the fat lands of the French broad. As General Wheeler's note indicated doubt of the feasibility of the move towards General Bragg, it occurred to me that our better course was to hold our lines about Knoxville, and in that way cause General Grant to send to its relief, and thus so reduce his force as to stop, for a time, pursuit of General Bragg. Under this impression, I ordered our trains back, and continued to hold our lines. The superior officers were called together and advised of affairs, and asked for suggestions. The impressio
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2., The opposing forces at the Second Bull Run. August 16th-September 2d, 1862. (search)
k, 16; w, 84; in, 45 = 145. Unattached: 2d N. Y. H'y Art'y, Col. Gustav Waagner; 11th N. Y. Battery, Capt. Albert A. von Puttkammer; C, 1st N. Y. Art'y (detachment), Lieut. Samuel R. James. Unattached loss: w, 10; m, 67 = 77. Army of the Potomac. Third Army Corps, Maj.-Gen. S. P. Heintzelman. first division, Maj.-Gen. Philip Kearny (k), Brig.-Gen. David B. Birney. Staff loss: k, 1; m, 1 == 2. First Brigade, Brig.-Gen. John C. Robinson: 20th Ind., Col. William L. Brown (k), Maj. John Wheeler; 63d Pa., Col. Alexander Hays (w), Capt. James F. Ryan; 105th Pa., Lieut.-Col. Calvin A. Craig (w), Maj. Jacob W. Greenawalt. Brigade loss: k, 26; w, 166; m, 25=217. Second Britgade, Brig.-Gen. David B. Birney, Col. J. H. Hobart Ward: 3d Me., Capt. Moses B. Lakeman, Maj. Edwin Burt; 4th Me., Col. Elijah Walker; 1st N. Y., Maj. Edwin Burt, Capt. Joseph Yeamans; 38th N. Y., Col. J. H. Hobart Ward; 40th N. Y., Col. Thomas W. Egan; 101st N. Y., Lieut.-Col. Nelson A. Gesner; 57th Pa., Maj.
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Volume 3., The opposing forces in the Chancellorsville campaign. (search)
taff loss: wv, 2. First Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Charles K. Graham, Col. Thomas W. Egan: 57th Pa., Col. Peter Sides; 63d Pa., Lieut.-Col. William S. Kirkwood (m w), Capt. James F. Ryan; 68th Pa., Col. Andrew H. Tippin; 105th Pa., Col. Amor A. McKnight (k), Lieut.-Col. Calvin A. Craig; 114th Pa., Col. Charles H. T. Collis, Lieut.-Col. Frederick F. Cavada; 141st Pa., Col. Henry J. Madill. Brigade loss: k, 72; w, 490; m, 194 = 756. Second. Brigade, Brig.-Gen. J. H. Hobart Ward: 20th Ind., Col. John Wheeler; 3d Me., Col. Moses B. Lakeman; 4th Me., Col. Elijah Walker; 38th N. Y., Col. P. Regis de Trobriand; 40th N. Y., Col. Thomas W. Egan; 99th Pa., Col. Asher S. Leidy. Brigade loss: k, 11; w, 124; m, 113 = 248. Third Brigade, Col. Samuel B. Hayman: 17th Me., Lieut.-Col. Charles B. Merrill, Col. Thomas A. Roberts; 3d Mich., Col. Byron R. Pierce (w), Lieut.-Col. Edwin S. Pierce; 5th Mich., Lieut.-Col. Edward T. Sherlock (k), Maj. John Pulfold; 1st N. Y., Lieut.-Col. Francis L. Leland; 37th
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