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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
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 135 7 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 3. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 129 1 Browse Search
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
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac 84 12 Browse Search
Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative 70 0 Browse Search
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William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 3 (search)
g the line of the Potomac and Washington he assigned to General Banks, commanding the Fifth Corps, and at this time holding the Shenandoah Valley. General Banks was ordered to post the bulk of his command, well intrenched, at Manassas; from thence toheld with cavalry well to the front. Instructions to General Banks: Report, p. 60. Just as General Banks was about to moveGeneral Banks was about to move his corps to Manassas, however, there occurred a series of events that compelled him to retain the greater part of his forceion troops occupying Charlestown; but on the advance of General Banks' force, on the 12th of March, he retreated; and, pursueasburg. Under cover of this advance, the first division of Banks' corps was, on the 20th, put en route for Manassas, and Shier which he made his way southward. This affair caused General Banks to return himself, as also to recall the division then Manassas; and after this, events so shaped themselves, that Banks' command was retained in the Shenandoah Valley, and General
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 4 (search)
ted the Department of the Shenandoah under General Banks; and the region covered by the direct lineforce of fifteen thousand men at Franklin, General Banks with a force of about sixteen thousand menf Shields was detached from the command of General Banks in the Shenandoah Valley, and given to Gennd seemed to be moving to make a junction with Banks, with the design, as Jackson thought, of advanl. Accordingly, he posted Ewell so as to hold Banks in check, whilst he himself moved to Staunton.f Milroy eccentrically from communication with Banks, Jackson returned (May 14) to destroy the forcicer. But during Jackson's pursuit of Milroy, Banks, discovering his danger, had retired to Strasbd on Front Royal, with the view of cutting off Banks' retreat from Strasburg, interposing between h the main Valley road, hoping there to cut off Banks. But the latter was too quick for him: so thaonly the rear of the retreating Union column. Banks, with his small force, offered such resistance[3 more...]
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, V. Pope's campaign in Northern Virginia. August, 1862. (search)
armies in Northern Virginia under McDowell and Banks and Fremont, and had consolidated them into th Culpepper. Pope met this by throwing forward Banks' corps to a position eight miles south of Culhere a severe action ensued on the 9th between Banks' corps and the three divisions under Jackson. Banks, with much spirit, assumed the offensive, although doubly outnumbered, and attacked Jackson'n accession of fresh troops, was able to check Banks, and finally force him back. The latter retiround himself checked. He remained in front of Banks until the night of the 11th, and then being apadd here that the above too brief statement of Banks' attack of Jackson is based on the official reeat, and they justify a higher estimate of General Banks' conduct than his countrymen have yet acco from Colonel J. S. Clark, of the staff of General Banks. That officer remained all day in a peril corps (when relieved at Warrenton Junction by Banks, who was to remain at that point, covering the[3 more...]
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 6 (search)
, and the right on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The right wing consisted of the First and Ninth corps, under General Burnside; the centre, of the Second and Twelfth corps, under General Sumner; and the left wing, of the Sixth Corps, under General Franklin. The First Corps (McDowell's old command) had been placed under General Hooker. The Ninth Corps, of Burnside's old force, was under General Reno. Sumner continued to command his own (Second) corps, and also controlled the Twelfth (Banks' old command), which was placed under General Mansfield, a veteran soldier, but who had not thus far been in the field. The Sixth Corps, under General Franklin, embraced the divisions of Smith (W. F.), Slocum, and Couch. Porter's did not leave Washington until the 12th of September, and rejoined the army at Antietam. General H. J. Hunt, who had been in command of the reserve artillery on the Peninsula, relieved General Barry as chief of artillery, and remained in that position till the cl
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 7 (search)
re then to have made other dispositions; A commander of any fertility of resource might readily have devised modifications of the plan adapted to the altered state of affairs. I shall mention one move that would have been promising. The passage of the river at Fredericksburg was made for a real attack. Burnside might have converted it into a feint; he might have made threatening demonstrations of attack with Sumner's command, and meanwhile, he might have thrown Hooker's two corps up by Banks' or United States Ford, to execute a turning movement on Lee's left. Hooker could have been strengthened almost indefinitely, and it is difficult to see why this operation should have failed of success. for the naked enterprise, stripped of this hope, was of a very desperate character. A brief description of the terrain will serve to prove this. The battle-field of Fredericksburg presents the character of a broken plain stretching back from the southern margin of the Rappahannock from s
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 8 (search)
nor Meade being allowed to go into action, though eager to do so. Hooker allowed a position to be lost when he had more men at hand that did not draw trigger than Lee had in his entire army! 8. It was Monday evening before Sedgwick was attacked; and the whole interval from noon of Sunday, when the action of Chancellorsville ceased, till six o'clock on Monday evening—thirty hours—was available to re-enforce Sedgwick, which might readily have been done on a short line via United States and Banks' fords. Yet no attempt was made to do so. Lee made good use of this time in re-enforcing the wing opposed to Sedgwick, so that he was able at night to drive the Sixth Corps across the river after a severe action, in which Sedgwick's guns booming out like signals of distress were heard at Chancellorsville. Indeed, such was Hooker's delusion (to use the mildest term) regarding the situation, that on Sunday afternoon, at the time Sedgwick was completely enveloped, he sent word to that officer
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 9 (search)
), the proper place for Hooker to strike was at that exposed rear of his long line formed by Hill's corps; for it is as sure an inference as any inference in war can be, that a force, of, say, two or three corps, thrown across the Rappahannock at Banks' or United States ford, could interpose itself between Hill (at Fredericksburg) and Longstreet (at Culpepper). And if the movement did not insure Hill's destruction (which it ought to do, in vigorous hands), his jeopardized situation would certaihe expression of his thoughts on the gravest subjects. If Lee, said he, should leave a rear force at Fredericksburg, tempting you to fall upon it, he would fight you in intrenchments, Nothing easier than to turn the Fredericksburg defences by Banks' or United States ford. and have you at disadvantage; and so, man for man, worst you at that point, while his main force would in some way be getting an advantage of you northward. In a word, I would not take any risk of being entangled upon the
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, Index. (search)
rmy of Virginia formed by McDowell's, Fremont's, and Banks's armies, 168; absorbed into the Potomac army, 193. n Aulic council and its Washington prototype, 96. Banks's (Department of the Shenandoah) position during McCetween the Shenandoah and Swift Run Gap, 124; forces Banks from Winchester to Hall town, and then moves back up25; captures Front Royal garrison, and moves towards Banks at Middletown, 125; holds Banks with Ewell's force, Banks with Ewell's force, drives Milroy upon Fremont, and turns back on Banks, 125; McDowell ordered by the administration to head off, 1Banks, 125; McDowell ordered by the administration to head off, 126; holds Shields in check—Ewell repulses Fremont, 127; slips between McDowell and Fremont, converging on Stras67; placed in command of Army of Virginia (McDowell, Banks and Fremont), 168; his military reputation, 168; his96. Shenandoah Valley, topography of the, 19; General Banks retained in, 92; and the Chickahominy—comparativohnston's position and force, 45; battle of, between Banks and Jackson, 125; Jackson defeated by General Shield