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2th, he crossing the mountain by the pass opposite that place. On the 14th of September, Sunday morning, we were again in motion. A portion of our army under Burnside was known to be in front of Turner's Gap near Frederick. All the troops in the vicinity of the Potomac except those at Harper's Ferry, are in Pleasant Valley. nto the field to be destroyed. From General McClellan's report we have the following account of the action during the day, upon the left:— The effect of Burnside's movement on the enemy's right was to prevent his further massing of troops on his left, and we held what we had gained. Burnside's corps, consisting of WilcoxBurnside's corps, consisting of Wilcox's, Sturgis's, Rodman's and Cox's Kanawha division, was intrusted with the difficult task of carrying the bridge across the Antietam at Rohrback's Farm, and assaulting the enemy's right, the order having been communicated to him at ten o'clock, A. M. The valley of the Antietam, at and near the bridge, is narrow with high banks. O
re. McClellan is taking leave of the army. And sure enough, there were Generals McClellan and Burnside riding along the great road. Little Mac, bareheaded, was bowing right and left amid the clamor moving obliquely from Warrenton. But last night he was ordered to turn over his command to Gen. Burnside. Burnside reluctantly assumed command in obedience to the mandate of the war department. HBurnside reluctantly assumed command in obedience to the mandate of the war department. He halted here on the plains around Warrenton, reorganizing the army upon a novel plan. The six army corps were consolidated into three grand divisions, the right, centre, and left, respectively commar companies of infantry, and a light battery, and that the river before the town was fordable. Burnside, however, it is alleged, declined to give orders to the right grand division to cross and take possession of the heights behind the town, until his communications should be established. Burnside's intentions were now clearly manifest to the enemy; Aquia Creek his base of supplies, Fredericksbu
h death of Comrade Pooler evangelists in camp reminiscences of the period the emancipation Proclamation Capt. McCartney recollections of the mud march Gen. Burnside is relieved of command at his own request Gen. Hooker reorganizes the Army preparations for an advance roster of the Sixth Corps, December 13, 1862 Our c that quarter, a feint having been made at that point. He was not deceived by the apparent inactivity of the Federals around Falmouth. Here now was the bulk of Burnside's army making for Banks's or Kelly's Fords above Fredericksburg. It was a splendid day, and mounted and foot made good time over the firm roads. Auspices werto the winter quarters of the various commands. Three months of genuine winter, with storm and sleet, precluded further field operations during the season. Gen. Burnside was at his own request relieved of the command of the Army of the Potomac on the 26th of January, six days after we entered upon the mud march. Gen. Hooker as
, on the same day as the Union advance, they hastened to place themselves in an intrenched position beyond the North Anna. On the 24th, the Sixth Corps crossed the difficult ford of that fiver above Lee's army, and placed itself upon the right of the Fifth; Gen. Warren had repulsed a violent attack, with great loss, the evening before; and Gen. Hancock, who had effected a crossing at Chesterfield Bridge, below, after some fighting, had taken position upon Warren's left. An attempt of Gen. Burnside on the centre was repulsed. It was not until this day that the Ninth Corps was formally united to Meade's command. The enemy's position upon the North Anna was stronger than those at Wilderness or Spottsylvania; and Gen. Grant, realizing that the loss of life entailed in the dislodgement of the Confederates would be greatly disproportionate to the temporary advantage that might be gained, withdrew on the night of the 26th to the north bank, and moved to turn the Confederate position
Alphabetical Index. Absentees...103,104 Alexandria... 69 Andrew, Gov. John A. ... 101 Antietam... 78-80 Aquia Creek... 69, 115 Army Corps. ... 27 Arnold, Gen. Richard... 35 Bakersfield... 83, 84 Bands ... 26, 169 B. C. ... 42 Bladensburg... 21 Brown, John... 169 Botts, John Minor... 147 Brandy Station... 138, 139 Broad Run... 28, 70 Bridge, Woodbury's... 46 Bridges, Pontoon... 67 Brooks, Gen. W. H. T. ... 89, 110 Burnside, Gen. A. E. ... 89, 90 Bull Run... 28 Camps Cameron and Revere. ... 17, 23 Camps in Winter .... 98, 138, 139 Capitol Hill ......... 21 Cedar Mountain .... 70, 171 Cedar Creek ....... 170, 171 Chaplains .. ... 65, 99, 133, 146 Charlestown ......169 Chickahominy ... 38, 40, 42, 52, 67 Clifton ......... 169,171 Colporteurs .........100 Cold Harbor ... 38, 40, 52, 155, 157 Commissary .... 42, 54, 151, 173 Crampton's Gap ....... 76, 77 Crook, Gen. . 165, 168, 169, 176, 178, 179 Devens