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William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 2 (search)
erior to the forces of Butler, McDowell, and Patterson—respectively at Fortress Monroe, in front ofhenandoah Valley should be held there by General Patterson. On expressing his fears in regard to Jf Johnston joined Beauregard, he should have Patterson on his heels. For more on the same subjecShenandoah Valley should be neutralized, General Patterson was, on the 2d of July, again ordered ac force of twelve thousand men with which General Patterson had crossed the Potomac was augmented toited with McDowell's. General Scott expected Patterson to attack Johnston, I have certainly been eut he gave no imperative order to do so; and Patterson, who though more than doubly outnumbering hiy enemy had a trap set somewhere for him, Patterson: Narrative of the Campaign in the Valley of hing this point, made a ludicrous comment on Patterson's statement of his numbers. On my mentioning to him that Patterson, in a Narrative recently published, had put down the Confederate strength a[4 more...]
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 4 (search)
he roads almost impassable. In the morning, Hooker's division had taken position on the left, and Smith's on the right; the other divisions had not yet come up. The attack was opened by General Hooker in front of Fort Magruder. Having cleared the space in his front, he advanced two batteries Batteries of Webber and Bramhal. to within seven hundred yards of the fort, and, by nine o'clock, silenced its fire. But now the enemy began to develop strongly on his left, Held at first by Patterson's New Jersey brigade, and then re-enforced. and, as re-enforcements arrived, made a series of determined attacks with the view of turning that flank. These attacks were made with constantly increasing pressure, and bore heavily on Hooker. That officer had taken care to open communication with the Yorktown road, on which fresh troops were to come up; yet, notwithstanding the repeated requests made by him for the assistance he sorely needed, none came. It is due to mention, however, tha
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, Index. (search)
, 408; overland campaign commenced, 414; overland campaign, observations on, 489; Cold Harbor—see Cold Harbor; Pamunky crossed by the army, and communication secured with Chesapeake Bay, 478; casualties during the overland campaign, 491. Patterson, General, feeble operations against Winchester, 46; estimates by, of Johnston's strength, 46. Peach Orchard—see Gettysburg. Peninsular campaign—Peninsula, description of the, 100; Peninsula, unhealthiness of in August and September, 171; discuH., on McDowell's army, 43. Schenck, General, flight of his reconnoitering party near Vienna, Virginia, 33; on Vienna masked batteries, 34. Scott, Lieutenant-General, views and plans of the war—how they were overruled, 41; dispatch to General Patterson on operations against Johnston, 45. Sedgwick, General, at Mine Run, 395; his death at Spottsylvania, 447; see also Chancellorsville, Seminary Ridge—see Gettysburg, 336. Seven days retreat, the, 140; Lee discovers McClellan's mov