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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book III:—the first conflict. (search)
he Federals. Hunter's first brigade, commanded by Burnside, being fatigued by seven hours march, had rested nity. It is nearly ten o'clock when the heads of Burnside's column appear on the opposite slopes, and they ahen his soldiers are beginning to fall back before Burnside, who was supported on his left by a battalion of d. Porter had deployed his brigade to the left of Burnside; Heintzelman, who, not having been able to find th been obliged to cross Sudeley Ford in the rear of Burnside, had in his turn got into line, while Tyler was pules. Porter's troops, having taken the place of Burnside's soldiers, who had been severely tried, were advaThis manoeuvre might have secured the victory, and Burnside, who had not been in action since noon, was in a c Bull Run, could do nothing to change this result; Burnside, whose brigade was held in reserve, could not arrihe Federals had disappeared behind the woods where Burnside had commenced the attack in the morning. When the
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book V:—the first winter. (search)
of sixteen thousand men, under command of General Burnside, and a fleet of twenty-nine gunboats or m centre of the narrowest part of the island. Burnside's three brigades, although without their fullwo thousand prisoners, fell into the hands of Burnside. The fruits of this victory were promptly an the principal rivers which empty into it. Burnside then directed his attention to the city of Nethe day following, the transport-ships landed Burnside's three brigades in one of the creeks of the termined sooner to make a vigorous attack. Burnside arrived in time to stop the fire which the Co Reno's brigade, being available, was sent by Burnside to land at Elizabeth City, on the north, when of the Americans in sieges. The object of Burnside's expedition was accomplished. The results aen thousand or sixteen thousand men composing Burnside's division were not required to guard this neOn quitting the mouth of the James River with Burnside, Commodore Goldsborough had left there, under[1 more...]