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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 14 0 Browse Search
Benjamin Cutter, William R. Cutter, History of the town of Arlington, Massachusetts, ormerly the second precinct in Cambridge, or District of Menotomy, afterward the town of West Cambridge. 1635-1879 with a genealogical register of the inhabitants of the precinct. 10 2 Browse Search
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac 9 3 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: July 26, 1862., [Electronic resource] 7 3 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 6 2 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 5 3 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: January 18, 1861., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: October 9, 1861., [Electronic resource] 4 4 Browse Search
John D. Billings, The history of the Tenth Massachusetts battery of light artillery in the war of the rebellion 4 2 Browse Search
The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 1: The Opening Battles. (ed. Francis Trevelyan Miller) 4 2 Browse Search
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William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 2 (search)
ted by the Fire Zouaves and Marines, while the Fourteenth New York regiment was directed into a skirt of wood on the right, to protect that flank. The quick eye of Jackson, who held position in front, saw the exposed position and feeble support of Griffin's battery, and he threw forward the Thirty-third Virginia to take it. Nor till they emerged from the skirt of woods, not a thousand yards distant, was the danger known; and when Griffin was about to open on them, the chief of artillery, Major Barry, restrained him from so doing, conceiving they were the Fourteenth New York, that had been thrown into the woods on the right in support. Jackson's men made a dash on the battery, and the supports giving way, took possession of the guns, many of the cannoniers being shot down and the horses killed. Fresh forces were, however, brought up, the Confederates were driven back, and the guns retaken. Beauregard then advanced the right of his line in an attempt to recover the plateau and the
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 3 (search)
artillery establishment was facilitated by the fact that the country possessed in the regular service a body of accomplished and energetic artillery officers. The duty of organizing this arm was confided to Major (afterwards Brigadier-General) Barry, chief of artillery. As basis of organization it was decided to form field-batteries of six guns (never less than four guns, and the guns of each battery to be of uniform calibre); It was decided that the proportion of rifled guns should be one-third, and of smooth-bores two-thirds—that the rifled guns should be restricted to the system of the United States ordnance department and of Parrott, and the smooth-bores to be exclusively the light twelve-pounder or Napoleon gun.— Barry: Report of Artillery Operations, p. 106. and these were assigned to divisions, not to brigades, in the proportion of four batteries to each division; one of which was to be a battery of Regulars, and the captain of the Regular battery was in each case appointe
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 4 (search)
th of May that the Confederates had evacuated Yorktown. The ease with which the two-hundred and one-hundred-pounders were worked, the extraordinary accuracy of their fire, and the since ascertained effects produced upon the enemy by it, force upon me the conviction that the fire of guns of similar calibre and power, combined with the cross-vertical fire of the thirteen and ten-inch seacoast mortars, would have compelled the enemy to surrender or abandon his works in less than twelve hours. Barry: Report of Artillery Operations, Siege of Yorktown, p. 134. This opinion is not justified by subsequent experience in the war, for the rude improvised earthworks of the Confederates showed an ability to sustain an indefinite pounding. General Johnston's evacuation of Yorktown seems to have been prompted by a like exaggeration of the probable effect of a bombardment. The retreat had been managed with the same masterly skill that marked the evacuation of Manassas; and the Army of the Potomac,
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 6 (search)
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 close of the war. General Pleasonton commanded the cavalry division. The army with which McClellan set out on the Maryland campaign, made an aggregate of eighty-seven thousand one hundred and sixty-four men, of all arms. The uncertainty at first overhanging Lee's intentions caused the advance from Washington to be made with much circumspection; and it might, perhaps, be fairly chargeable with tardiness, were there not on
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, Index. (search)
ar Creek, 561; credit due to at battle of Cedar Creek, 563. Yellow Tavern, Sheridan's victory at, 459. York River Railroad, supply line abandoned by McClellan, 154. York and Pamunky rivers, McClellan en route by, 120. York River, Franklin's ascension of, in pursuit of Johnston, 117. Yorktown, McClellan's advance arrived at, and Lee's Mills, 101; description and map of Confederate positions, 101; McClellan's plans—the navy and McDowell counted upon, but unavailable, 103; re-enforced and to be held by Confederates, 103; the siege of commenced, 106; Lee's Mill, unsuccessful attempt to break Confederate lines, 106; siege of, General Barry on-expected effects of artillery fire, 107; evacuated by the Confederates, 107; criticism upon McClellan's operations, 108; Magruder's small force, and McClellan's delay of assault, 109; arrival of part of McDowell's corps during siege, 109; McClellan, Heintzelman, and Barnard's opinion on immediate assault, 110; to the Chickahominy, 112