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McClellan Upton's discipline Burnside Succeeds McClellan reorganization by Burnside I was very glad when we left the vicinity of the battle of Antietam, for itong the troops to the effect that McClellan was to be removed or superseded by Burnside, and a campaign inaugurated that would not stop until our colors floated over e of four miles was made, and the Corps was reviewed by Generals McClellan and Burnside. The command of the army had been transferred to Burnside and this review wasBurnside and this review was a sort of farewell to the departing General. This transfer of command had been made in spite of Burnside's earnest protests but it was persisted in because the authBurnside's earnest protests but it was persisted in because the authorities at Washington had become convinced that under its former commander nothing definite would be done as long as it could be put off. The change was resented by mthe night with the rest of the Corps, not far from the Rappahannock River. General Burnside had reorganized the army of the Potomac into three Grand Divisions, and pl
Isaac O. Best, History of the 121st New York State Infantry, Chapter 5: the battle of Fredericksburg (search)
g a day on the skirmish line the mud March Burnside relieved by Hooker President Lincoln's letteforces of the enemy opposed to him. This General Burnside positively denied, and declared that Franericksburg was a bitter disappointment to General Burnside, there is no doubt, and it was no less bi of the Army which has ever since been called Burnside's mud March. This began on the 19th day of Jaracterized it on a barn door near the river, Burnside stuck in the mud, the enlisted man's view of ker, as he was called, to command in place of Burnside there came a better feeling among the men. Hoen made in the organization of the army. General Burnside at his own request had been relieved from connection with the Army of the Potomac. General Burnside quietly and patriotically resumed commandresident Lincoln transferred the command from Burnside is one of his remarkable literary productionsrather than harm; but I think that during General Burnside's command of the army, you have taken cou
Isaac O. Best, History of the 121st New York State Infantry, Chapter 9: under Grant in the Wilderness (search)
full sight of the Union line, he found it to be true and immediately disposed his brigade, which extended two regiments beyond the right of the 6th Corps, so as to attack both on front and flank. It was just such an opportunity as Stonewall Jackson created, and took advantage of at Chancellorsville. Gordon had his disposition all made for attack by 9 in the forenoon, and urged General Early who commanded the division to let him make it. But Early refused on the ground that he was sure General Burnside with the 9th Corps was close at hand and the attack would be disastrous. It was not till towards evening that General Lee came to that part of the line, and hearing General Gordon's report, ordered the attack. Gordon states that the result would have been more disastrous to the Union troops if there had been a little longer daylight — that he had to stop the advance because the flanking regiments in the darkness came under the fire of those attacking in front. He, with an orderly, r
Isaac O. Best, History of the 121st New York State Infantry, Chapter 10: the tenth of May (search)
rom the Corps, making the attack at the point which he should select, and point out to him. He would carefully reconnoiter the enemy's line and have an engineer officer locate the most favorable point of attack. General Wright was informed that Burnside's Corps, Mott's division, and a portion of the Fifth Corps would cooperate with him on both his flanks, and to seize any opportunity his success might afford to crush and drive out the enemy in his front. With this order and understanding Generolonel Upton ample time to form his column and prepare for the assault. At the appointed time the attack began along the entire line and the thunder of the artillery and the crash of musketry was heavy and incessant on our right and left, but Burnside's men had not come up. Telegrams were sent to headquarters, and staff officers dispatched to know the cause of delay, and ascertain where they were, but without success; and like all movements where the field telegraph was used, and written ord