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N. P. Banks (search for this): chapter 16
sionists in Washington two or three days after his first interview with the President — so he abandoned that movement; intending to make one somewhat different, in the course of a few days. This new movement contemplated a crossing in force at Banks's and at the United States fords, above Fredericksburg; the crossing below being also made, or at least menaced, as originally proposed: and again his preparations were perfected and his army now put Jan. 20, 1863. in motion ; when, at 10 P. next day, moving thence rapidly on Chancellorsville. The 5th (Meade's) corps followed; crossing the Rapidan at Ely's ford, lower down. Meantime, the 2d (Couch's) corps approached, so nearly as it might unobserved, to both the United States and Banks's fords, ready to cross when these should be flanked by the advance of the 11th, 12th, and 5th behind these fords to Chancellorsville. Resistance had been expected here; but none was encountered, as none worth mentioning had been above; and Couc
Winfield S. Hancock (search for this): chapter 16
ass, exposing but their heads to our bullets, and these only while themselves firing. Never did men fight better or die, alas! more fruitlessly than did most of Hancock's corps, especially Meagher's Irish brigade, composed of the 63d, 69th, and 88th New York, the 28th Massachusetts, and the 116th Pennsylvania, which dashed itselfnd were succeeded as they had been supported, by other brigades and division,; each to be exposed in its turn to like pitiless, useless, hopeless slaughter. Thus Hancock's and French's corps were successively sent up against those slippery heights, girdled with batteries, rising, tier above tier, to its crest, all carefully traineon his own arm, and so moved to the rear. I think this is as significant a fact as I can state to you. indicating the inability of the enemy to follow up. Gen. Hancock, commanding a division of the 2d corps, thus describes, in his testimony, the retirement of our army from Chancellorsville: My position was on the other si
t sent to Hooker for help; and that, with 10,000 of the 30,000 then unengaged, he could have won a decided victory. As it was, the fact that he lost no prisoners, while he took several hundred, and that nearly 4,000 of his 18,000 men were that day disabled, including two of his three division commanders (Berry and Whipple) killed, and Gen. Mott, of the New Jersey brigade, wounded, without the loss of a gun Sickles, in his testimony, says: At the conclusion of the battle of Sunday, Capt. Seeley's battery, which was the last that fired a shot in the battle of Chancellorsville, had 45 horses killed, and in the neighborhood of 40 men killed and wounded; but, being a soldier of great pride and ambition, and not wishing to leave any of his material in the hands of the enemy, he withdrew so entirely at his leisure that he carried off all the harness from his dead horses, loading his cannoniers with it; he even took a part of a set of harness on his own arm, and so moved to the rear.
A. P. Howe (search for this): chapter 16
ops in this quarter had been concentrating on Marye's hill, where they had several guns in position; while a canal covering their left, with the bridges all taken up, increased the difficulty of carrying the hill by assault. One attempt to clear the enemy's rifle-pits at the foot of the hill was repulsed; and it was nearly 11 A. M., before Sedgwick had completed such dispositions as he deemed requisite to storm the heights; when, advancing resolutely, those heights were quickly carried; Gen. Howe's (2d) division forming three storming columns, under Gen. Neill and Cols. Grant and Seaver, and carrying Cemetery hill under a heavy fire of artillery, pushing thence to Marye's hill, which was likewise carried with little loss; our columns having scarcely been checked in their advance: the Rebel force (the 19th and 20th Mississippi, under Barksdale) being too light. Among the trophies of this success were 200 prisoners, some guns, camp equipage, &c. Having reformed his brigades, Sedg
C. M. Wilcox (search for this): chapter 16
ssion on it — completely sheltered Barksdale's brigade, which, so soon as our charging columns came within rifle-shot, poured into their faces the deadliest storm of musketry. Howard's division supported the two in advance; while one division of Wilcox's (9th, late Burnside's) corps was detached to maintain communication with Franklin on our left. Hooker's grand division was divided, and in good part sent to reenforce Franklin; while Hooker himself, believing the attack hopeless, required re his brigades, Sedgwick, leaving Gibbon at Fredericksburg, moved out on the Chancellorsville road on the track of Barksdale, following him three or four miles to Salem church, where the Rebels halted and began to fight in earnest; being joined by Wilcox, who had fallen back from Banks's ford. The position was strong, its flanks well covered by woods, and repeated attempts to carry it proved abortive. By this time (5 P. M.), Lee — the fighting around Chancellorsville being over — had thrown M<
een either culpably disregarded by Howard, or interpreted as a retreat of the Rebel army on Richmond — had culminated, a little before 6 P. M., in a grand burst of Stonewall Jackson, with 25,000 men, on the exposed flank of that corps. Emerging suddenly from the thick woods which enveloped that flank, and charging it from three sides, as it were, the Rebels caught some of our men preparing their suppers, with arms stacked, and gave them no time to recover. In a moment, the 1st division, Gen. Devens, was overwhelmed; its commander being among the the wounded, and one-third of his force, including every General and Colonel, either disabled or captured. Driven back in wild rout down the Chancellorsville road upon the position of Gen. Schurz, it was found that his division had already retreated — perhaps fled is the apter word — and an attempt made to rally and form here proved abortive; the 17th Connecticut, which bore a resolute part in the effort, had its Lt.-Col. killed and its Col<
nd silence them. At 11 A. M., he pushed on, fighting; while one of Hooker's divisions in reserve was brought across, and Birney's and Gibbon's divisions were moved up to his support. Reynolds's corps being thus all in line of battle, Meade again gallantly advanced into the woods in his front; grappling, at 1, in fierce encounter, with A. P. Hill's corps, crushing back the brigades of Archer and Lane, and, forcing his way in between them, took some 200 prisoners. Here, in attempting to rally Orr's rifles, which had been disorganized, fell Brig.-Gen. Maxcy Gregg, Governor elect of South Carolina. mortally wounded. But the enemy rallied all their forces; Early's division, composed of Lawton's, Trimble's, and his own brigades, which, with D. H. Hill's corps, had arrived that morning from Port Royal, after a severe night-march, and been posted behind A. P. Hill, rushed to the front; and Meade's division, lacking prompt support, was overwhelmed and driven back, with heavy loss, to t
Stonewall Jackson (search for this): chapter 16
ville his right wing turned and shattered by Jackson Pleasanton checks the enemy Jackson mortallJackson mortally wounded desperate fighting around Chancellorsville Hooker stunned our army recoils Sedgwick sized in two grand corps, whereof that of Stonewall Jackson held the right; that of Longstreet the lied in the detailed reports of Longstreet and Jackson, was over 5,000, Longstreet reports his loat the movement below was a feint, and called Jackson away toward Chancellorsville, adding the divittle before 6 P. M., in a grand burst of Stonewall Jackson, with 25,000 men, on the exposed flank oith to arrest a charge of 25,000, led by Stonewall Jackson.) Turning to Maj. Keenan, 8th Pennsylvanad. In front of these batteries, fell Stonewall Jackson, mortally wounded — by the fire of his omost lamentable results. Capt. Boswell, of Gen. Jackson's staff, was killed, and borne into our linre of artillery on the point was terrible. Gen. Jackson was left for five minutes until the fire sl[11 more...]
Robert E. Lee (search for this): chapter 16
ommand in Virginia crosses the Rappahannock attacks Lee's army, strongly posted on the Southern Heights is ra Burnside gives place to Hooker Stoneman's raid on Lee's rear Hooker crosses the Rappahannock, and advancesrmy recoils Sedgwick storms Marye's Heights strikes Lee's rear is driven across the river Hooker recrosses a few days, by menacing an advance on Gordonsville. Lee soon Nov. 15. penetrated his real design, and commo that they did not reach Falmouth till after most of Lee's army had been concentrated on the heights across thppi brigade, sharp-shooting from behind houses; while Lee's engineers pressed the fortification of the heights n approaching it, now on one side, then on the other, Lee decided that he could not prevent its Fredericksbued by Burnside, was known to be very considerable. Lee's army, fully 80,000 strong, was stretched along and tching the battle from the heights, and writing front Lee's headquarters, says: To the Irish division, comm
J. Advanced (search for this): chapter 16
ps previous to the movement. B. Positions held by Rebel troops previous to the movement. C. Position taken and held by Union troops, April 29. D. Small force of Rebels routed. April 30. E. Farthest advance made by Union forces, May 1. F. Line which Union forces retired to and intrenched, May 1. G. Jackson's attack on the 11th corps, May 2. H. Position which Union forces retired to and intrenched. May 8. I. Heights at Fredericksburg carried by 6th corps, May 3. J. Advanced position attained by 6th corps. K. Interior line intrenched previous to retiring of Union forces across U. S. ford, night of May 5th. L. Route pursued by Jackson's forces. here concentrated in time to watch the development of Hookers offensive strategy. A reconnoissance down the old pike for three miles toward Fredericksburg having developed no hostile force, Gen. Hooker ordered May 1, 9 A. M. an advance of Sykes's regulars (3d division, 5th corps) on that road, followed by p
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