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Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 388 2 Browse Search
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William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, I. The Army of the Potomac in history. (search)
an army assuming the offensive has its operations rendered difficult, from the fact that the water-shed being towards the coast, all the rivers cross any line of manoeuvre against Richmond. These rivers are: the Occoquan, formed by the union of Bull Run and Cedar Run; the Rappahannock, swelled by the converging tides of the Rapidan and Hedgman rivers; the Mattapony, which results from the confluence of four streams, named the Mat, the Ta, the Po, and the Ny; the Pamunkey, formed by the union ofd the Chickahominy, which has its embouchure in the James. The Confederates found eligible lines of defence along these rivers, which they used to great advantage, from the time when, at the opening of the war, Beauregard formed his array along Bull Run, to when, almost four years thereafter, Lee disputed with Grant the passage of the Chickahominy, and compelled the Union commander to seek a new base south of the James. The mountain system of Virginia is thrown off on the western flank of th
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 2 (search)
tre of Beauregard's true defensive line along Bull Run. Reaching the heights on the northern side o It was found that there was a good ford over Bull Run at Sudley Spring, two miles above the point wct road from Centreville to Warrenton crosses Bull Run by the Stone Bridge. It was also found that ery fire on the enemy on the opposite side of Bull Run. While the columns of McDowell were thus ud committed the error of treating the line of Bull Run as a real defensive line that could be passedote that on his left, from Sudley Springs up, Bull Run could be passed anywhere. When, therefore, as column, having passed to the yonder side of Bull Run, by way of Sudley Ford, and advanced for a mi of quite one hundred feet above the level of Bull Run at the bridge, it falls off on these sides toion, made in all available directions towards Bull Run. Every effort was made to rally the troops, nerated into a panic. The troops fled across Bull Run; and once on the road, the different bodies c[14 more...]
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 3 (search)
suffered worse defeat than the army—it was the system under which Bull Run had been fought and lost. The lesson was a severe one; but if it ency showed that it had benefited by the experience; and if before Bull Run the public mind had been in a mood to require just such a stern lesm, arose to assert their manhood, impugned by the humiliations of Bull Run. The crisis was one fitted to test the mettle of the nation; for l McClellan, accordingly, was summoned to Washington the day after Bull Run, and placed in command of the disorganized forces that had return-zation given it by McDowell; but the utter collapse that followed Bull Run had made it rather a mob than an army. Desertion had become alarmlic prints, had precipitated the disastrous campaign that ended in Bull Run, men sought to make amends by a sedulous refraining from the like blow. That the plan of going to the front from this position was Bull Run over again. That it was strategically defective, as was the effor
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, V. Pope's campaign in Northern Virginia. August, 1862. (search)
icious for General Pope, in the then condition of his army, to have that night withdrawn across Bull Run and taken position at Centreville, or even within the fortifications of Washington. By doing sether even the Henry House Hill could be maintained so as to cover the retreat of the army over Bull Run, for Longstreet had thrown around his right so as to menace that position. This, however, was tted the withdrawal of the army. Under cover of the darkness the wearied troops retired across Bull Run, by the stone bridge, and took position on the heights of Centreville. Owing to the obscurity of the night, and the uncertainty of the fords of Bull Run, Lee attempted no pursuit. The obscurity of the night, and the uncertainty of the fords of Bull Run, rendered it necessary to suspend operatBull Run, rendered it necessary to suspend operations until morning. Lee's Report.: Reports of the Army of Northern Virginia, vol. i., p. 25. V. Exit Pope. At Centreville, Pope united with the corps of Franklin and Sumner, and he remained
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 10 (search)
ade was now strongly posted on the heights of Centreville, and if compelled to fall back from there, would do so into the fortifications of Washington. As no additional turning movement could be of any avail, Lee pushed his advance no further. His intention had been to gain Meade's rear, and as this was now completely foiled, he was not minded to essay assault on the army in position. Resolving, however, not to have made an utterly useless campaign, he threw forward a thin line as far as Bull Run, and thus masking his design, he proceeded to destroy the Orange and Alexandria Railroad from that point southward to the Rappahannock. Having effectually accomplished that object, Lee's Report. he, on the 18th, began a retrograde movement. Meade commenced pursuit on the following day, This delay in following up was owing to the fact that since the army had crossed to the north side, that stream had become much swollen by heavy rains; and previous to that, not anticipating that th
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, chapter 11 (search)
ont of his column; when suddenly confronting a portion of his own flanking force, the cavalcade was mistaken for a party of Union horsemen, and received a volley under which Longstreet fell, severely wounded. General Longstreet stated to the writer that he saw they were his own men, but in vain shouted to them to cease firing. He also expressed, with great emphasis, his opinion of the decisive blow he would have inflicted had he not been wounded. I thought, said he, that we had another Bull Run on you, for I had made my dispositions to seize the Brock road. But on my pointing out that Hancock's left had not advanced, but remained on the original line covering that road, he admitted that that altered the complexion of affairs. General Lee then took formal charge of that part of the field; but it was four hours—that is, about four o'clock of the afternoon—before he could get things in hand to carry out the intent of his lieutenant. Before detailing the sequel of events at the left
William Swinton, Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, Index. (search)
ll at, 179; race of the two armies for, 380; battle of, 383. Buckland's Mills, Kilpatrick's cavalry action at, 386. Buford, General, at Gettysburg, 328. Bull Run, battle of—see Manassas. Bull Run the Second—see Manassas No. 2. Burgess's Mill—see Southside Railroad. Burnside, General A. E., at Antietam —see AntietBull Run the Second—see Manassas No. 2. Burgess's Mill—see Southside Railroad. Burnside, General A. E., at Antietam —see Antietam; appointed to command Potomac army, 227; his opinion of his unfitness for the chief command, 230; change of base to Fredericksburg considered, 232; his delay at Warrenton to reorganize, 232; move to Fredericksburg, 233; intentions and plan of operations via Fredericksburg, 233; opinion on direct crossing at Fredericksburg, 237; prisoners and supplies by Stuart, 177; advance against Jackson at, 181. Manassas, the first battle of, 40; Mc-Dowell, General, on fear of masked batteries in Bull Run advance, 34; popular ignorance on nature of the war, 40; the battle of, in 1861, 40; McDowell's plan of operations against, 44; Johnston's evacuation of W