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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 355 3 Browse Search
Adam Badeau, Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865. Volume 1 147 23 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 137 13 Browse Search
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The Annals of the Civil War Written by Leading Participants North and South (ed. Alexander Kelly McClure) 125 13 Browse Search
Robert Lewis Dabney, Life and Commands of Lieutenand- General Thomas J. Jackson 108 38 Browse Search
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant 85 7 Browse Search
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Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter 12: General George B. McClellan and the organization of the army of the Potomac (search)
re advanced in position but not in gradeour highest grade, except by special Act of Congress, was that of major general. McDowell, Sumner, Heintzelman, Keyes, and Banks were the first five army corps commanders. A few days later Banks's command was differently designated and a fifth corps was given to Fitz John Porter, a sixth toBanks's command was differently designated and a fifth corps was given to Fitz John Porter, a sixth to Franklin. McDowell had for division commanders at first Franklin, McCall, and King; Sumner-Richardson, Sedgwick, and Bleriker. Heintzelman's division commanders were Fitz John Porter, Hooker, and Hamilton; Keyes's were Couch, W. F. Smith, and Casey; and Banks's, Williams and Shields. But I am anticipating the order of eventBanks's, Williams and Shields. But I am anticipating the order of events. Possibly the Army of the Potomac thus formed and located might have remained sheltered along the Virginia Heights free from trials by combat or battle during the important time of incubation and growth had it not been for the Confederates. General Johnston at Centreville, Va., though disposed himself to stand mainly on the de
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter 14: the Peninsular campaign begun; Yorktown (search)
campaign begun; Yorktown In order to leave McClellan's army free to act General Banks was to come from West Virginia and command a fifth corps with which to coveere not yet half executed, Stonewall Jackson, always our marplot, struck one of Banks's divisions near Winchester. Fortunately, General Shields, the division commancall back to West Virginia General A. S. Williams's division, which belonged to Banks and was already en route to Manassas with orders to relieve our troops, that weandria and follow our comrades via the Chesapeake to the Virginia Peninsula. Banks himself with his Fifth Corps never did succeed in making that contemplated Centee on the conduct of war; think of the number of generals like Fremont, Butler, Banks, Hunter, and others in everyday correspondence with the Cabinet, whose convictis on the peninsula, he did not dare to risk Fremont in the Mountain Department, Banks in West Virginia, or Wadsworth in the District of Columbia, without giving to e
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter 17: Second battle of Bull Bun (search)
ense of Washington, Fremont's toward the Ohio, Banks's and Shields's in the valley, and McDowell's n of McDowell's corps to Waterloo Bridge, and Banks's command to Little Washington. His cavalry uAnother annoyance ruffled his temper. He sent Banks forward toward Cedar Mountain with all his for retiring cavalry and check the advancing foe. Banks was ordered to halt in a strong position desigs's division was put at a crossroad in rear of Banks, with a view to help him in case of need. But, strange to say, Banks, on approach of Stonewall Jackson, left his strong position, advanced twod a half. Against Jackson's leading divisions Banks was successful; but A. P. Hill's arriving drove Banks's men back little by little to the strong position which he had left. Ricketts's troops, oPope, were only in time to prevent a retreat. Banks's defense was that a staff officer of General to the north side of the Rappahannock, placing Banks to keep his center near the railroad crossing