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William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 7 (search)
hat the army should move by the north bank of the Rappahannock to Falmouth, where by a ponton-bridge, the boats for which were to be forwarde Division led the van, and on the afternoon of the 17th it reached Falmouth, opposite Fredericksburg. The town was at this time occupied by an his official report, says: The advance of General Sumner reached Falmouth on the afternoon of the 17th, and attempted to cross the Rappahan rg, which point his van reached two days after Sumner's arrival at Falmouth. A few days afterwards, Jackson's corps also was called up to thelonger the simple problem it had been when Sumner first drew up at Falmouth; for the rapidly arriving forces of Lee, gathering in strength on termined to make the passage at Skenker's Neck, twelve miles below Falmouth. But the preparations for this move were discovered by the enemy,d is itself dominated by an elevated plateau. This ridge is, from Falmouth down to where it touches Massaponax Creek about six miles long, an
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 8 (search)
Sedgwick, and it reached Chancellorsville late that night. This left Sedgwick with only his own (Sixth) corps; but it was a powerful corps, numbering some twenty-two thousand men. In addition to this, Gibbon's division of Couch's corps held Falmouth, and observed the river and the north side of Banks' Ford. Now, it is a question which will present itself to the military student, whether it would not have been better, the moment a lodgment was gained at Chancellorsville, on Thursday, toSome hours before dawn of Sunday, Sedgwick occupied Fredericksburg, but a small force thrown forward before daylight to seize the enemy's works behind the town was immediately repulsed. Gibbon's division of Couch's corps, which had been holding Falmouth, then crossed to join him. For the defence of Fredericksburg, General Lee had left behind Early's division of four brigades and Barksdale's brigade of McLaws' division. In addition to this force, the Confederate General Wilcox, who, with h
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, Index. (search)
, 122. Franklin, General, on operating on Richmond via York River, 81; evidence on Burnside's orders at Fredericksburg, 245; reply to President Lincoln's answer to him and General Smith, 265. Franklin's and Smith's letter to the President proposing plan of campaign, 263. Frederick the Great, seven years defensive campaign, 308. Fredericksburg and Richmond Railroad, line of advance towards Richmond, 22; compared with others, 406. Fredericksburg, the battle of, Burnside reaches Falmouth, opposite, 234; topography of the battle-field, 243; town and heights, Burnside's omission to occupy, 234; Burnside's delay, and Lee's arrival on south bank of the Rappahannock, 236; Lee's whole army arrived and in position, 242; Burnside's designed crossing at Skenker's Neck, on Lee's right, 237; the possibilities of crossing, 238; Burnside's pas sage effected, 242; Lee's sharpshooters in the town delay Burnside's crossing, 240; the town bombarded by Burnside, 240; the advance passage of