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York (Virginia, United States) (search for this): entry peninsular-campaign
Peninsular campaign, The name of the campaign conducted by General McClellan in 1862 on the Virginia peninsula, between the York River and its tributaries and the James River, which rivers empty into Chesapeake Bay or its adjacent waters. On the extremity of the point of land between them stands Fort Monroe. The campaign continued from the landing of General Heintzelman's corps of the Badges of designation of the army of the Potomac (the numbers designate the different army corps). Army of the Potomac at Fort Monroe, March 22, 1862, until the departure of the army from Harrison's Landing, in August of the same year, including the famous seven days battle before Richmond. Heintzelman's corps embarks for Fortress MonroeMarch 17, 1862 Headquarters of the Army of the Potomac transferred to vicinity of Fortress MonroeApril 1, 1862 McDowell's corps detached from the ArmyApril 4, 1862 Yorktown and its line of defence, about 13 miles in length, occupied by 11,000 Confederates
Drewry's Bluff (Virginia, United States) (search for this): entry peninsular-campaign
l reinforced by Kearny's division about 4 P. M. The Confederates retired towards Richmond during the night. The National loss in killed, wounded, and missing, 2,228.] General Franklin's division lands at West PointMay 6, 1862 Norfolk evacuated by the ConfederatesMay 10, 1862 Iron-clad Merrimac blown up by the ConfederatesMay 11, 1862 Com. John Rodgers, moving up the James to within 8 miles of Richmond with his fleet, retires after an unequal contest with batteries on Drury's Bluff or Fort DarlingMay 15, 1862 McClellan's headquarters established at the White House (belonging to Mrs. Robt. E. Lee) on the PamunkeyMay 16, 1862 McDowell, with a corps of 40,000 men and 100 pieces of artillery, instructed to co-operate with the Army of the Potomac advancing on RichmondMay 17, 1862 To frustrate this union Stonewall Jackson assumes the offensive by threatening Washington. The National forces in northern Virginia at this time were: Banks, 20,000, Milroy and Schenck, 6,000, Fremont, 10,0
Chesapeake Bay (United States) (search for this): entry peninsular-campaign
Peninsular campaign, The name of the campaign conducted by General McClellan in 1862 on the Virginia peninsula, between the York River and its tributaries and the James River, which rivers empty into Chesapeake Bay or its adjacent waters. On the extremity of the point of land between them stands Fort Monroe. The campaign continued from the landing of General Heintzelman's corps of the Badges of designation of the army of the Potomac (the numbers designate the different army corps). Army of the Potomac at Fort Monroe, March 22, 1862, until the departure of the army from Harrison's Landing, in August of the same year, including the famous seven days battle before Richmond. Heintzelman's corps embarks for Fortress MonroeMarch 17, 1862 Headquarters of the Army of the Potomac transferred to vicinity of Fortress MonroeApril 1, 1862 McDowell's corps detached from the ArmyApril 4, 1862 Yorktown and its line of defence, about 13 miles in length, occupied by 11,000 Confederates
Virginia (Virginia, United States) (search for this): entry peninsular-campaign
s fleet, retires after an unequal contest with batteries on Drury's Bluff or Fort DarlingMay 15, 1862 McClellan's headquarters established at the White House (belonging to Mrs. Robt. E. Lee) on the PamunkeyMay 16, 1862 McDowell, with a corps of 40,000 men and 100 pieces of artillery, instructed to co-operate with the Army of the Potomac advancing on RichmondMay 17, 1862 To frustrate this union Stonewall Jackson assumes the offensive by threatening Washington. The National forces in northern Virginia at this time were: Banks, 20,000, Milroy and Schenck, 6,000, Fremont, 10,000, and McDowell's corps at Fredericksburg, 40,000. Jackson suc- ceeds, and McDowell is retained to defend Washington by an order issued [This order saved the Confederate capital.]May 24, 1862 Jackson drives Banks out of Winchester (see cross Keys, action at)May 25, 1862 Hanover Court-houseMay 27, 1862 [Fitz-John Porter, with a corps of 12,000 men, is ordered by McClellan to destroy the bridges over the S
Winchester, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): entry peninsular-campaign
h the Army of the Potomac advancing on RichmondMay 17, 1862 To frustrate this union Stonewall Jackson assumes the offensive by threatening Washington. The National forces in northern Virginia at this time were: Banks, 20,000, Milroy and Schenck, 6,000, Fremont, 10,000, and McDowell's corps at Fredericksburg, 40,000. Jackson suc- ceeds, and McDowell is retained to defend Washington by an order issued [This order saved the Confederate capital.]May 24, 1862 Jackson drives Banks out of Winchester (see cross Keys, action at)May 25, 1862 Hanover Court-houseMay 27, 1862 [Fitz-John Porter, with a corps of 12,000 men, is ordered by McClellan to destroy the bridges over the South Anna, as instructed to do from Washington; opposed by the Confederates under Branch at Hanover Court-house, he defeats them.] Porter returns to his former position at Gaines's MillsMay 29, 1862 battle of fair Oaks (q. v.) or seven PINESMay 31-June 1, 1862 Robt. E. Lee assumes command of the ConfederatesJune
Fredericksburg, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): entry peninsular-campaign
dquarters established at the White House (belonging to Mrs. Robt. E. Lee) on the PamunkeyMay 16, 1862 McDowell, with a corps of 40,000 men and 100 pieces of artillery, instructed to co-operate with the Army of the Potomac advancing on RichmondMay 17, 1862 To frustrate this union Stonewall Jackson assumes the offensive by threatening Washington. The National forces in northern Virginia at this time were: Banks, 20,000, Milroy and Schenck, 6,000, Fremont, 10,000, and McDowell's corps at Fredericksburg, 40,000. Jackson suc- ceeds, and McDowell is retained to defend Washington by an order issued [This order saved the Confederate capital.]May 24, 1862 Jackson drives Banks out of Winchester (see cross Keys, action at)May 25, 1862 Hanover Court-houseMay 27, 1862 [Fitz-John Porter, with a corps of 12,000 men, is ordered by McClellan to destroy the bridges over the South Anna, as instructed to do from Washington; opposed by the Confederates under Branch at Hanover Court-house, he def
Fortress Monroe (Virginia, United States) (search for this): entry peninsular-campaign
army corps). Army of the Potomac at Fort Monroe, March 22, 1862, until the departure of the army from Harrison's Landing, in August of the same year, including the famous seven days battle before Richmond. Heintzelman's corps embarks for Fortress MonroeMarch 17, 1862 Headquarters of the Army of the Potomac transferred to vicinity of Fortress MonroeApril 1, 1862 McDowell's corps detached from the ArmyApril 4, 1862 Yorktown and its line of defence, about 13 miles in length, occupied by 11,Fortress MonroeApril 1, 1862 McDowell's corps detached from the ArmyApril 4, 1862 Yorktown and its line of defence, about 13 miles in length, occupied by 11,000 Confederates under Magruder, is attacked by the Nationals; repulsedApril 4, 1862 Siege, so-called, of YorktownApril 4-May 5, 1862 Confederates evacuate YorktownMay 5, 1862 battle of Williamsburg (q. v.)May 5, 1862 [General Hooker attacked the Confederates with his division alone until reinforced by Kearny's division about 4 P. M. The Confederates retired towards Richmond during the night. The National loss in killed, wounded, and missing, 2,228.] General Franklin's division lands at W
Harrison's Landing (Virginia, United States) (search for this): entry peninsular-campaign
y of the Potomac (the numbers designate the different army corps). Army of the Potomac at Fort Monroe, March 22, 1862, until the departure of the army from Harrison's Landing, in August of the same year, including the famous seven days battle before Richmond. Heintzelman's corps embarks for Fortress MonroeMarch 17, 1862 Headqnse trains, concentrated on and around Malvern Hill on the morning ofJuly 1, 1862 battle of Malvern Hill (q. v.)July 1, 1862 President visits McClellan at Harrison's LandingJuly 7, 1862 Hooker reoccupies Malvern HillAug. 4, 1862 McClellan ordered to withdraw to Aquia CreekAug. 4, 1862 Harrison's Landing entirely vacatedAug. 1le of Malvern Hill (q. v.)July 1, 1862 President visits McClellan at Harrison's LandingJuly 7, 1862 Hooker reoccupies Malvern HillAug. 4, 1862 McClellan ordered to withdraw to Aquia CreekAug. 4, 1862 Harrison's Landing entirely vacatedAug. 16, 1862 McClellan reaches Aquia CreekAug. 24, 1862 Reports at AlexandriaAug. 26, 1862
Aquia Creek (Virginia, United States) (search for this): entry peninsular-campaign
862 battle of Glendale (q. v.)June 30, 1862 Army of the Potomac, with its immense trains, concentrated on and around Malvern Hill on the morning ofJuly 1, 1862 battle of Malvern Hill (q. v.)July 1, 1862 President visits McClellan at Harrison's LandingJuly 7, 1862 Hooker reoccupies Malvern HillAug. 4, 1862 McClellan ordered to withdraw to Aquia CreekAug. 4, 1862 Harrison's Landing entirely vacatedAug. 16, 1862 McClellan reaches Aquia CreekAug. 24, 1862 Reports at AlexandriaAug. 26, 1862862 battle of Glendale (q. v.)June 30, 1862 Army of the Potomac, with its immense trains, concentrated on and around Malvern Hill on the morning ofJuly 1, 1862 battle of Malvern Hill (q. v.)July 1, 1862 President visits McClellan at Harrison's LandingJuly 7, 1862 Hooker reoccupies Malvern HillAug. 4, 1862 McClellan ordered to withdraw to Aquia CreekAug. 4, 1862 Harrison's Landing entirely vacatedAug. 16, 1862 McClellan reaches Aquia CreekAug. 24, 1862 Reports at AlexandriaAug. 26, 1862
Richmond (Virginia, United States) (search for this): entry peninsular-campaign
Peninsular campaign, The name of the campaign conducted by General McClellan in 1862 on the Virginia peninsula, between the York River and its tributaries and the James River, which rivers empty into Chesapeake Bay or its adjacent waters. On the extremity of the point of land between them stands Fort Monroe. The campaign continued from the landing of General Heintzelman's corps of the Badges of designation of the army of the Potomac (the numbers designate the different army corps). Army of the Potomac at Fort Monroe, March 22, 1862, until the departure of the army from Harrison's Landing, in August of the same year, including the famous seven days battle before Richmond. Heintzelman's corps embarks for Fortress MonroeMarch 17, 1862 Headquarters of the Army of the Potomac transferred to vicinity of Fortress MonroeApril 1, 1862 McDowell's corps detached from the ArmyApril 4, 1862 Yorktown and its line of defence, about 13 miles in length, occupied by 11,000 Confederates
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