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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: Volume 2. 346 18 Browse Search
Maj. Jed. Hotchkiss, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 3, Virginia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 114 0 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 90 0 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) 67 5 Browse Search
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William F. Fox, Lt. Col. U. S. V., Regimental Losses in the American Civil War, 1861-1865: A Treatise on the extent and nature of the mortuary losses in the Union regiments, with full and exhaustive statistics compiled from the official records on file in the state military bureaus and at Washington 45 3 Browse Search
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the columns and march forward, separately, as rapidly as possible; directed Heintzelman's reserve brigade to cross the fields on the left to a nearer ford below Sudley, and sent word to Tyler to hurry up the advance. The brigades of Burnside and Porter, with Griffin's battery, had already passed through the Sudley wood, which Jackson made famous the next year, and were deploying, facing southward, on the sloping open of cultivated ground beyond; and immediately behind these were marching the bre met and driven back into the strip of woods from which they had advanced, and from which they continued to fire, until, reinforced by eight companies of United States regular infantry and six pieces of artillery, supported by other regiments of Porter's brigade, they advanced to a third attack, which Evans held in combat for about an hour. Major Wheat was severely wounded in the first attack, and, having to leave the field, his battalion became somewhat disorganized. During the third attack,
n McClellan's rear and participate in the bloody engagement of Gaines' Mill on the 27th, and become a potent factor in winning the victory of that great day of the Seven Days of battle around Richmond. Swinton, the Federal historian of the army of the Potomac, in writing of Jackson's Valley campaign, says: In this exciting month's campaign, Jackson made great captures of stores and prisoners; but this was not its chief result; without gain. ing a single tactical victory he had yet achieved a great strategic victory, for by skillfully maneuvering 15,000 men he succeeded in neutralizing a force of 60,000 It is perhaps not too much to say that he saved Richmond; for when McClellan, in expectation that McDowell might still be allowed to come and join him, threw forward his right wing under Porter to Hanover Court House on the 26th of May, the echoes of his cannon bore to those in Richmond who knew the situation of the two Union armies, the knell of the capital of the Confederacy.
vision, which was followed in rapid succession by those of Porter, Sedgwick and Richardson. The accompanying gunboats cover placing there the strong and ably commanded corps of Fitz John Porter, thus covering the great highway leading from Richmonhmond. To open the way for this approach, he ordered Fitz John Porter, on the 26th, to move a strong force northward, along and drive away any Confederate forces in that direction. Porter dispatched three infantry brigades, two cavalry regiments icinity of Hanover Court House on the 26th, thus informing Porter as to the condition of affairs in that vicinity. On the 27th, Branch, ignorant of the movements of Porter, had sent a portion of his force to repair the Virginia Central railroad near Peake. Porter's column, which had left Mechanicsville at 4 in the morning with fourteen regiments of infantry, fell uponx guns, and by participating gave the odds very largely to Porter. On this same 27th of May, Johnston, having information
e, Branch's skirmishers had driven in those of Porter, and A. P. Hill was ordering the brigades of Aon Beaver Dam creek to the central one held by Porter's corps, a short distance down the river road le, on the road leading to Bethesda church and Porter's right rear. By 2 p.m. Jackson had D. H. Hilront of Old Cold Harbor, pressing forward upon Porter's right flank and rear, through fallen timber ackson to continue his eastward course, strike Porter's rear and threaten his communications with Yored Longstreet to make a demonstration against Porter's left, toward the Chickahominy, on Turkey hile brigades of French and Meagher, were sent to Porter's rear, as the day was closing, and reached Tuhich the routed Federals could rally, enabling Porter to form a new line with 35,000 men, just in fr at midnight of the 27th, after the remnant of Porter's corps was safely across the Chickahominy andlusion. On the morning of the 28th of June, Porter's corps, with a great array of heavy guns, sto[16 more...]
He first ordered a concentration on Warrenton; Porter, with 10,000 men, reached Bealeton, and Heintzn the afternoon, he had a vigorous combat with Porter, repulsing him, then withdrew across Broad rununction, reported the approach of McDowell and Porter; but these soon turned to the northward and maoward the Thoroughfare gap. He had brought up Porter's corps, which had been holding the line of Da the supposed pursuit. Recalling Cold Harbor, Porter did not believe, as Pope did, that Lee and Jacand to the east of the Sudley road, and thence Porter was ready to advance on Lee's center. Pope,throw them against Jackson with the advance of Porter. In the morning, Heintzelman moved against A.r his grand assault. The signal was given and Porter's men rushed forward, wheeling on their left, nd dying on both sides strewed the ground. As Porter closed in, across the open field, his left wasines their shot and shell and aided to stagger Porter's attack, while Longstreet opened with three [3 more...]
,000 men in the three corps of Hooker, Mansfield and Sumner, which were already in position for attack on the morning of September 17th. If these should be successful, he intended that Burnside should cross at the bridge now known by his name, and with his 13,000 men fall on Lee's right, under the command of Longstreet, and then follow up the delivery of these right-handed and left-handed blows with an attack on the center of Lee's lines, on the Boonsboro road, by the 25,000 veterans under Porter and Franklin, that were massed in his front and ready to attack when ordered. Numerous batteries of artillery lined the bluffs all along the eastern bank of the Antietam, many of them with long range guns that could fire into and even beyond the Confederate lines. McClellan had revealed his plans to Lee by placing his troops in the positions indicated, or very near them, in the afternoon of the 16th. It may be well to repeat the disposition of Lee's forces to meet these three threatened
ement of this army to Bermuda Hundred. They ought to be back to-morrow. Possibly the march may begin to-morrow night. On the afternoon of the 9th, he reported: Our engineers, under General Barnard, are now at work on an inner line of intrenchments to cover the withdrawal of the army from this position. Very probably this movement will begin to-morrow night. Again, on the morning of the 10th, Dana wrote: General Grant is waiting for the report of Lieutenant-Colonel Comstock and Lieutenant-Colonel Porter, the officers sent Tuesday to General Butler, before deciding as to movement of the army. Possibly it may be necessary to send an army corps to General Butler, in order to make his position perfectly safe, while this army is moving to James river, and Lee is temporarily released from the danger of being attacked. . . . General Grant does not expect to be able to cross the Chickahominy higher than Long Bridge, but he will try to get over at Bottom's bridge and secure a road connect
brigade: Buswell, Thomas, lieutenant-colonel; Finter, Cullen W., major; Reid, Peter C., major; Spitler, Mann, colonel. Second regiment Reserves: Brockenbrough, colonel. Second State Reserves. (See Nineteenth Militia.) Second Kanawha regiment Infantry (became Thirty-sixth regiment, which see). Second Infantry regiment State Line: Ball, Martin V., major; Harrison, James, lieutenant-colonel; Peters, William E., colonel. Third Artillery Local Defense Troops: Dorman, James B., major; Porter, John C., colonel; Shields, John P., lieutenantcol-onel. Third Cavalry regiment: Carrington, Henry, major; Carter, William R., major, lieutenant-colonel; Feild, William M., lieutenant-colonel; Goode, Thomas F., major, lieutenant-colonel, colonel;. Johnston, Robert, colonel; Owen, Thomas H., lieutenant-colonel, colonel; Phillips, Jefferson C., major: Thornton, John T., lieutenant-colonel. Third battalion Reserves: Archer, F. H., major, lieutenantcol-onel; Bond, Thomas H., major; Hood, W
United States navy March 12, 1824, being first assigned to the sloop-of-war John Adams, of the West Indies squadron, Commodore Porter, making two short cruises. In 1825 he was ordered to the frigate Brandywine to convey General La Fayette to France im back to the bushes, which ended the battle. At Gaines' Mill, fighting on the right with Longstreet, his brigade broke Porter's line just west of the Watts house, attacking with such vigor as almost to gain possession of the Federal reserve artilland stability of the command he had organized. During the battle of Groveton he was in command on the right holding back Porter, and on the 30th of August, made a handsome cavalry fight against Buford's brigade,--on the Federal left flank, driving teton, Va., August 28, 1862, commanded the only cavalry with Jackson; and confronted and held in check the forces of Fitz John Porter on August 29th. At South Mountain he commanded the only cavalry at Crampton's gap, and with Pelham's artillery took