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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 65 65 Browse Search
Elias Nason, McClellan's Own Story: the war for the union, the soldiers who fought it, the civilians who directed it, and his relations to them. 64 2 Browse Search
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 63 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore) 59 3 Browse Search
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George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade) 55 7 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 51 3 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume II. 43 1 Browse Search
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e the Potomac above Harper's Ferry, and another to watch it from the latter place to the mouth of the Monocacy, and to put his main body not far from Hyattstown; thus placing him in position to oppose any attempt at crossing the river above Harper's Ferry, while his junction with the force at Washington would be secure of the enemy's crossing below the Monocacy. In his former position, at Sandy Hook, he was too far from Washington. He was ordered to move his surplus and heavy stores from Frederick to Baltimore or Washington, and his surplus transportation to the latter place; to oppose any passage of the Potomac by the enemy, provided it would not involve his separation from the main army; also to support Stone when necessary, and, if forced back by superior numbers, to retreat on Rockville. He was also instructed to protect the railroad as well as practicable without making too heavy detachments. Up to this period, and until about the beginning of September, there was reason to
l be safer in his hands and those of his soldierly family than for many years past. Information from various sources received in Aug. and Sept., 1861, convinced the government that there was serious danger of the secession of Maryland. The secessionists possessed about two-thirds of each branch of the State legislature, and the general government had what it regarded as good reasons for believing that a secret, extra, and illegal session of the legislature was about to be convened at Frederick on the 17th of Sept. in order to pass an ordinance of secession. It was understood that this action was to be supported by an advance of the Southern army across the Potomac — an advance which the Army of the Potomac was not yet in a condition to desire. Even an abortive attempt to carry out this design would have involved great civil confusion and military inconvenience. It was impossible to permit the secession of Maryland, intervening, as it did, between the capital and the loyal Sta
ee took up a position behind the Seneca near Frederick, the whole army could be rapidly concentrate the command of Maj.-Gen. Burnside, moved on Frederick; the 1st corps via Brookeville, Cooksville, , under the command of Gen. Sumner, moved on Frederick; the former via Clarksburg and Urbana, the 1right wing and covering the direct road from Frederick to Washington. The 6th corps, under the com that Gen. Lee's army was in the vicinity of Frederick, but whether his intention was to move toward towards Hagerstown, to press on rapidly to Frederick, keeping his troops constantly ready to meetthe 12th a portion of the right wing entered Frederick, after a brisk skirmish at the outskirts of of the right wing and centre passed through Frederick. In the report of a military commission, ng: headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Frederick, Sept. 14, 1862, 2 P. M. Your despatch ofe centre and right wing, which had united at Frederick on the 13th, were engaged in the contest for[1 more...]
ed the troops tremendously when they entered Frederick. I have thus far found the Union sentiment husiastic reception we met with yesterday at Frederick. I was nearly overwhelmed and pulled to pie . . . . Chapter 35: Entering Frederick the lost despatch advance the battle of Sen. Scott hails McClellan. In riding into Frederick I passed through Sumner's corps, which I hadont to do. Poor fellows! Our reception at Frederick was wonderful. Men, women, and children crooker's corps on the Monocacy, two miles from Frederick. Sumner's corps near Frederick. Banks'Frederick. Banks's corps near Frederick. Sykes's division near Frederick. Franklin's corps at Buckeystown. Frederick. Sykes's division near Frederick. Franklin's corps at Buckeystown. Couch's division at Licksville. The orders from headquarters for the march on the 14th were as fFrederick. Franklin's corps at Buckeystown. Couch's division at Licksville. The orders from headquarters for the march on the 14th were as follows: May 13th, 11.30 P. M. Hooker to march at daylight to Middletown. May 13th, 11.30 P. Merica, attributing delay in the advance from Frederick to Gen. Sumner and the 2d corps. The follow[4 more...]
n held a position in Pleasant Valley in front of Brownsville, with a strong force of the enemy in their front. Gen. Morell's division of Porter's corps was en route from Boonsborough, and Gen. Humphreys's division of new troops en route from Frederick, Md. About daylight on the 16th the enemy opened a heavy fire of artillery on our guns in position, which was promptly returned; their fire was silenced for the time, but was frequently renewed during the day. It was afternoon before I could monew position taken up by the enemy, examining the ground, finding fords, clearing the approaches, and hurrying up the ammunition and supply-trains, which had been delayed by the rapid march of the troops over the few practicable approaches from Frederick. These had been crowded by the masses of infantry, cavalry, and artillery pressing on with the hope of overtaking the enemy before he could form to resist an attack. Many of the troops were out of rations on the previous day, and a good deal
n the battle-field yesterday. The burial of the dead is by this time completed; and a terrible work it has been, for the slain counted by thousands on each side. . . . I look upon this campaign as substantially ended, and my present intention is to seize Harper's Ferry and hold it with a strong force; then go to work and reorganize the army ready for another campaign. . . . I shall not go to Washington, if I can help it, but will try to reorganize the army somewhere near Harper's Ferry or Frederick. . . . It may be that, now that the government is pretty well over their scare, they will begin again with their persecutions and throw me overboard again. I don't care if they do. I have the satisfaction of knowing that God has, in His mercy, a second time made me the instrument for saving the nation, and am content with the honor that has fallen to my lot. I have seen enough of public life. No motive of ambition can now retain me in the service. The only thing that can keep me there w
e expected during the day. The 18th was, therefore, spent in collecting the dispersed, giving rest to the fatigued, removing the wounded, burying the dead, and the necessary preparations for a renewal of the battle. Of the reinforcements, Couch's division, marching with commendable rapidity, came up into position at a late hour in the morning. Humphreys' division of new troops, in their anxiety to participate in the battle which was raging, when they received the order to march from Frederick at about half-past 3 P. M. on the 17th, pressed forward during the entire night, and the mass of the division reached the army during the following morning. Having marched more than 23 miles after half-past 4 o'clock on the preceding afternoon, they were, of course, greatly exhausted, and needed rest and refreshment. Large reinforcements expected from Pennsylvania never arrived. During the 18th orders were given for a renewal of the attack at daylight on the 19th. On the night of the
remains of Pope's army are pretty well broken up and ought not to be made to fight for some little time yet. Cavalry and artillery horses are broken down. So it goes. These people don't know what an army requires, and therefore act stupidly. . . . Oct. 3. . . . I was riding with the President all yesterday afternoon, and expect to do the same to-day. He seems in quite a good-humor; is accompanied only by Western people. Oct. 4. . . . The President is still here and goes to Frederick this morning. I will probably accompany him as far as the battle-field of South Mountain, so that my day will be pretty well used up. Oct. 5. . . . The President left us about eleven yesterday morning. I went with him as far as over the battle-field of South Mountain, and on my way thither was quite surprised to meet Mr. Aspinwall en route to my camp. . . . The President was very kind personally; told me he was convinced I was the best general in the country, etc., etc. He was v
, 157. In Peninsula, 262, 265 ; West Point, 287, 297, 300, 302-304, 311, 320, 327 333-337, 341; in pursuit, 348, 352-356; Old Tavern, 392, 419 ; Gaines's Mill 412, 420, 421; Savage's Station, 427, 428 ; White Oak Swamp, 428, 430, .433 ; Berkley, 444. In Pope's campaign, 509-517, 529, 532, 536. In Maryland campaign, 554 ; Crampton's Gap, 558-565 ; South Mountain, 574, 575 ; Antietam, 584. 589, 590, 598, 600; after Antietam, 621, 624, 629, 633, 659, 660. Monograph on McClellan, 608. Frederick, Md., 553. 554, 557, 571, 572,574 575. Fremont, den. J. C., 202, 225, 270. French, Gen. W. H., at Washington, 1861, 81; Fair Oaks, 382-384; Gaines's Mill, 418 ; Savage's Station, 427, 428 ; Antietam, 594-598, 600. Gaines's Mill, Va., battle of, 410-421. Gallagher, Col., 580. Gantt, Col. T. T., 123, 124. Garnett, Gen. R. S., 61, 62 ; death, 63. Gauley river, Va., 54. Gentry, Capt. W. T., 133. Getty, Gen. G. W., 46, 116. Gibbon, Gen. J., 579, 581, 582. Gibson, Capt., at Willi