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Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter 15: the battle of Williamsburg (search)
k and brought more troops. Hooker's men, reserves and all, pushed in, and were nearly exhausted, when, about 4 P. M., Phil Kearny managed to get up his division. Hooker's division was at last relieved by Kearny's and fell back to be a reserve. HoKearny's and fell back to be a reserve. Hooker's soldiers deserved this rest, for they had faced Fort Magruder and those strong redoubts well manned and actively firing for nine hours. Kearny's men charged and cleared the outside point of woods, carried some rifle pits, and silenced troublesKearny's men charged and cleared the outside point of woods, carried some rifle pits, and silenced troublesome light batteries, so that Kearny declared: The victory is ours His men bivouacked where they had fought. Thus the battle went on contrary to all planning, working along from left to right. While the operations just recounted were progressing uKearny declared: The victory is ours His men bivouacked where they had fought. Thus the battle went on contrary to all planning, working along from left to right. While the operations just recounted were progressing under Heintzelman's eyes, Sumner and Keyes were trying to bring order out of confusion on the right of our line and back to the rear on the Yorktown road. A passageway across a stream and through the woods around the Confederate left flank having b
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter 16: the battle of Fair Oaks (search)
three miles due south of Bottom's Bridge, and Kearny's division forward on the Richmond road about ng at criminal stragglers and hurrying forward Kearny's division. With such a battlefield won, wich might bring Confederate independence. Phil Kearny, following his instructions literally, sentbie over the railway toward the Chickahominy. Kearny quickly took in the situation; the zigzag rifling from both the felled and standing timber. Kearny eagerly asked: Where is your greatest need Casey, cheered by the newcomers, said: Kearny, if you will regain our late camp the day will still be ours. Kearny just then had only the Third Michigan up. The men moved forward with alacrity; they ranegiments had joined the fiercely fighting line Kearny found that after all his promptness he could et, were the divisions of Sedgwick, Richardson, Kearny, and Hooker. Sumner's troops were at the extrlong an interval between French and Birney, of Kearny's division, was reported-only pickets connecti[3 more...]
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter 17: Second battle of Bull Bun (search)
le work. For Heintzelman's, with Hooker's and Kearny's divisions, coming from McClellan before Jackreet time to get near him before battle. Phil Kearny's division, passing to the north of Manassatoward Sudley Springs and Jackson. Naturally, Kearny was not able to bring him to battle. King's dtreville; he led three divisions under Hooker, Kearny, and Reno toward Gainesville. Sigel's corps, ming up rearranged the battle front; he placed Kearny's troops on his right, Reynolds's on his left,about 4.30, when a desperate attack was made. Kearny and Hooker got nearer and nearer, firing and aroops, Reno's and Stevens's divisions, with Phil Kearny's near at hand. Hooker's had passed beyond was at this trying epoch of this battle that Kearny sprang to the rescue. Birney's brigade he cauhilling rain poured down upon the combatants. Kearny, to see what more could be done at the right owo officers of great ability and energy-Philip Kearny and Isaac I. Stevens. It was a serious loss t